(old) Spirits

Looking for new cocktail recipes or maybe a wine pairing guide? This page is dedicated to the world of spirits. So if you are looking for a chef’s perspective on wine pairings or how to store and serve your favorite wines we are here to help.

More of a beer drinker? I was the chef at one of the most premier beer bars in Dallas and worked with some of the biggest names in the beer world designing beer-paired menus, not to mention I also was a brewer.

Is liquor more your thing? Fair enough, we will deep dive into some of my favorites like Tequila, Mezcal, and Whiskey. I love reinventing classic cocktails into new and fun recipes. 

Vodka vs Tequila

Vodka vs Tequila: Unveiling the Battle of Classic Spirits

SUMMARY: Vodka and tequila are popular spirits with distinct characteristics and uses. Vodka is a neutral-tasting, versatile liquor that works well in various cocktails. At the same time, tequila has a bold flavor profile and is primarily enjoyed straight or in margaritas. Understanding the differences between these two spirits can help you choose the right …

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Does Baileys Go Bad

Does Baileys Go Bad? Tips and Tricks for Keeping It Fresh

Does Baileys go bad over time? Expert tips on storing Baileys Irish Cream for optimum freshness and flavor. Your guide to savoring every sip!
Best Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

The best skrewball peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes

When I first heard about peanut butter whiskey I was skeptical, to say the least. I have seen so many riffs off traditional liquors come presented to me at the restaurants that when this came around I played it off without even trying it. In many ways, Skrewball was one of the many other distilleries …

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Honey Mead vs Beer

Honey Mead vs Beer, what is the difference?

Mead, an ancient fermented drink made from honey, water, and yeast, is often compared to beer. Uncover the differences and why mead merits its own unique category in alcoholic beverages.
Irish Whiskey vs Bourbon

Irish Whiskey vs. Bourbon, The Differences to know

When it comes to the world of whiskey especially, the differences between Irish Whiskey and Bourbon, you will find quite a bit of similarity.
Jameson Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail Recipes

Jameson Cold Brew Coffee Cocktails

Coffee and Whiskey have long been a favorite combination for me. I have been known to buy an inexpensive bourbon now and then and drop coffee beans into it to sit for a month before using it for cocktails. Maybe it is the Chef in me that has a slight addiction to coffee. Regardless, this unexpected combo is a natural marriage that has flown under the radar for too long. So put away your pickle backs and try Jameson in some new ways. Depending on how I’m feeling and the weather for the day these are the five ways I like to enjoy Jameson and Cold Brew. Skip the bloody mary on your next brunch date and make yourself one of these for you and your friends.
Guide To Moscato Wine Pairings

Guide to Moscato Wine Pairing

Sweet Moscato wine has seen a spike in popularity in the last decade. It’s easy drinking, low alcohol, and low acidity make it very approachable.
Top 10 Wine Pairings for Pasta

Top 10 Wine Pairings for Pasta

When pairing wine with pasta, remember it’s about enjoyment not perfection. Pasta sauces are grouped into red, cream, and olive oil-based, each suitable for specific proteins. Consider these for a great pairing.