My personal favorite cocktails made at home!  I love to make cocktails with fresh ingredients (like fresh fruits and fresh citrus), all with a healthy dose of spirits.  from simple syrups and infused spirits, to festive cocktails and sangria, this list provides you with the best homemade cocktails for you to enjoy from a flavor journal food blog!

latestBourbon Cocktails

  • Two vintage wine glasses with a silky cocktail filled to the top of each one. A dehydrated orange slice lies on top of each cocktail, and cookies surround the drinks.

    Brown Butter Bourbon Derby Cocktail

    A riff on a Brown Derby cocktail, this version uses bourbon infused with brown butter for a slightly complex, but deliciously balanced cocktail. My friend Tyler from Schmidty Bakes creates incredible small Continue Reading
  • An affogato martini being poured into a tall coupe glass.

    Affogato Martini Recipe

    An elevated espresso martini recipe with gelato (or ice cream) to transform it into a creamy, decadent affogato martini. Espresso martinis are fantastic, but what happens when you add gelato and a Continue Reading
  • A caramel colored cocktail being strained into an etched coupe glass.

    Witty Comeback (Rye and Amaro Cocktail)

    This is a delicious, warm-your-soul cocktail with rye whiskey, Luxardo Maraschino, Amaro, ginger simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and orange bitters. This recipe makes one cocktail. I do want to make a Continue Reading
fresh blackberries, sage, and grapefruit mixed with honey simple syrup and sparkling water. a super refreshing drink sans booze! blackberry, sage, and grapefruit mocktail | a flavor journal food blog

blackberry, sage + grapefruit mocktail

This drink is fruity, floral, tart, and so refreshing! And obviously, it’s non-alcoholic, so it’s packed with body-loving nutrients, without being dragged down by any booze.

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