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homemade blackberry liqueur

how to make homemade blackberry liqueur

an easy blackberry liqueur recipe I went into a deep dive of brunch recipe brainstorming a couple of months ago, and the blackberry bramble cocktail kept popping onto my radar.  There was just one problem:  it requires blackberry liqueur, and I definitely didn’t have any of that.  So rather than shelling out the cash on […]

fresh blackberries really make this skinny margarita even more delicious! skinny blackberry margaritas | a flavor journal food blog

skinny blackberry margarita

skinny blackberry margarita There’s not many cocktails I love more than margaritas.  They’re so refreshing, lower in calories if made fresh, and seriously delicious.  This skinny blackberry margarita is easy to make, and offers a kick of flavor on top of my basic skinny margarita! Always feel free to adjust any of the fresh juices […]

this skinny margarita recipe is made with fresh citrus juice, agave nectar, tequila blanco or reposed, and served over ice. so easy, refreshing, and delicious! skinny margarita recipe | a flavor journal food blog

skinny margarita recipe

the best homemade skinny margarita recipe Making a skinny margarita at home is incredibly quick, simple, and rewarding.  I’ve never been a fan of the pre-made mixes that most restaurants offer; they’re so sweet, sticky, and unsatisfying.  But this skinny margarita recipe is full of fresh citrus juice, light agave nectar, and (of course) tequila! […]

fresh, local cucumber + mint from my urban garden make the BEST cucumber mojito! it's super easy, refreshing, and awesome for sipping outside. | cucumber mojito | a flavor journal food blog

cucumber mojito

Yes, I’m definitely still trying to get a few summer cocktails pushed out before the official “chill” sets in.  Thus, here’s a cucumber mojito for your end-of-summer cocktail party.  (If you need my address so you can send me an invite, just holla.) Last week, I went up the street to the little farmer’s market […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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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