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!

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  • 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
  • The Paper Plane Cocktail is a modern cocktail recipe with Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and freshly squeezed Lemon

    Paper Plane Cocktail

    A delightfully complex, boozy modern cocktail with bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The Paper Plane cocktail is one of my favorite cocktails to order when I’m out. It’s 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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