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Author: Dior Kelley

Dior was born in Hawaii and spent her childhood in many wonderfully inspiring places including New Zealand, Sri Lanka and California. She studied Chemistry and Printmaking at UC Santa Cruz and got her PhD in Plant Biology from UC Davis. Her love for experimentation and precision (she studies hormone signaling in plants) carry over into crafted cocktails and homemade delights. Currently, she lives in Iowa with her husband, French Bulldog and a flock of hens.

The Bennett

Let me tell you a little something about us: we love gin. We recently discovered a forgotten gin cocktail called The Bennett and we are completely…

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Sazerac

Mardi Gras is just around the corner so we’ve made up one our favorite cocktails, the Sazerac, adapted from  The PDT Cocktail Book) (side note: we love this cocktail so much we even named one of our Rex rabbits after it!).

This cocktail is strong and intensely flavored…we usually make it with Old Olverholt Rye Whiskey because it’s a classic affordable rye but since we were recently gifted a gorgeous bottle of southern rye whiskey from Georgia we used that in this week’s version (second side note: using a cask-strength rye is not for lightweights).

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Monkey Paw

In celebration of Chinese New Year we decided to try our hands at a Monkey Gland. Horrible name, delicious cocktail! We re-named it the Monkey…

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