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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!

fresh blueberries, cilantro, citrus juice, and honey simple syrup give a killer twist to the class margarita. blueberry cilantro margaritas are easy, gorgeous, and delicious! blueberry cilantro margaritas | a flavor journal small batch cocktail recipe

blueberry cilantro margaritas

I’m all about the margaritas this summer.  (Duh).  These magical little blueberry cilantro margaritas are inspired by my first brush with learning craft cocktails.  In a restaurant I worked for back in Kansas City, there were probably ten craft cocktails on the menu, and most of them were very labor intensive.  But the blueberry cilantro […]

ripe, juicy peaches and bourbon are mixed with fresh fruit juice for the ultimate grilled peach and bourbon cocktail. perfect for a summer evening on the patio! grilled peach and bourbon cocktails | a flavor journal

Grilled Peach and Bourbon Cocktail

you deserve some booze with your fruit. It’s SUMMER!  Day 3.  I’m here to gift you with a killer cocktail to enjoy this weekend while you bask in the sunshine.  It’s made with fresh grilled peaches and bourbon, and I don’t know about you, but that’s really all I need in life this summer. Peaches are stunning […]

there's nothing better than bright, fresh juices mixed with a little vodka and topped with sweet ginger beer. this is the perfect cocktail for relaxing on the patio with friends, or treating yourself to your own personal oasis after a long day. spa day cocktail with grapefruit and cucumber | a flavor journal food blog

spa day cocktail with grapefruit + cucumber

I’m not kidding you when I say this super simple cocktail is three years in the making.  Really!  It took me three years to get out of my head, and finally simplify one of my favorite cocktails in the world : the spa day cocktail with grapefruit + cucumber. Here’s the story.  When we lived […]

juicy grilled pineapple and spicy jalapeño are blended together for the ultimate sweet + heat margarita! so refreshing and a little spicy, this is the perfect margarita for summer! grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas | a flavor journal food blog

grilled pineapple + jalapeño margaritas

juicy grilled pineapple and spicy jalapeño are blended together for the ultimate sweet + heat margarita! grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas are so refreshing and a little spicy, this is the perfect margarita for summer!  It’s HOT outside.  The two days of spring we had this year were relatively enjoyable, but now we’ve already moved […]

cocktails for two! warm notes of cinnamon play with pear, fresh orange, and apple brandy flavors before mixing with your choice of bourbon to provide the ultimate winter warmer bourbon cocktail! spiced pear and bourbon cocktail | a flavor journal food blog small batch recipe

spiced pear and bourbon cocktail

Happy New Year, everyone!  This cold weather has got me wanting to stay indoors for the rest of my life.  Instead of hitting the gym or running errands on my never-ending list, I just want to sit on my couch and sip on this spiced pear and bourbon cocktail.  It brings all the warm fuzzies […]

pears, cinnamon, and sugar combine to create this super easy spiced pear simple syrup for cocktails! spiced pear simple syrup | a flavor journal food blog

spiced pear simple syrup

pears, cinnamon, and sugar combine to create this super easy spiced pear simple syrup for cocktails! spiced pear simple syrup | a flavor journal food blog This is a super easy spiced pear simple syrup, and I’ve been pairing it with all sorts of spirits this year!  It’s so easy to make, and easy to keep on […]

pears, apples, cinnamon, oranges, and honey combine with white wine to create a fruity fall sangria with a hint of warm spice. cheers! | fall sangria | a flavor journal food blog

apple + pear + cinnamon fall sangria

It’s that time of year!  We can leave the A/C off at night, open the windows, and play “freeze out” while we sleep.  While it may be Mark’s favorite game, I freeze my ass off.  But I justify it by telling myself our electric bill will be drastically lower, so somehow that makes it all […]

spicy peppers, garlic, and black peppercorns are infused into vodka to create an awesome vodka infusion for bloody mary cocktails! hot pepper infused vodka : a flavor journal | food blog.

Hot Pepper and Garlic Infused Vodka

You should come over for brunch simply to drink a spicy Bloody Mary made with hot pepper infused vodka.  I started infusing vodkas about five years ago when I moved downtown near the River Market neighborhood in Kansas City.  Every weekend, the River Market is consumed by locals perusing the biggest farmers market in the […]

fresh blackberries, fresh lemon juice, and thyme-infused simple syrup are combined with bourbon for this gorgeous, refreshing blackberry, thyme, and lemon bourbon cocktail. blackberry, thyme, and lemon bourbon cocktail | a flavor journal food blog

bourbon cocktail with blackberry and thyme

fresh blackberries, lemon juice, and thyme-infused simple syrup are combined with bourbon for this refreshing blackberry, thyme, and lemon bourbon cocktail.

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