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Mint Julep + VIDEO

No other cocktail is more synonymous with the South than a classic mint julep. Learn how to make this easy cocktail for yourself right at home. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this […]

mason jar full of simple syrup with sugar and water in the background

How to Make Simple Syrup + VIDEO

Every home cook should know how to make simple syrup at home. With only two ingredients, the process is “simple” and the uses are endless. I was astonished recently while perusing the cocktail aisle of my grocery store. There sitting between the Agnostura bitters and […]

large white casserole dish of shrimp creole garnished with sliced green onions

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a popular dish in Louisiana made with shrimp, diced tomatoes, vegetables and served over cooked white rice. While attending a food bloggers’ conference in New Orleans many years ago, someone in the audience asked a panelist what the difference was between Cajun […]

two bourbon Sazeracs with a tumbler and bottles of spirits in the background

Bourbon Sazerac

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Usually made with rye whiskey, a bourbon Sazerac combines bourbon, absinthe and bitters. It may surprise you that the Hurricane isn’t the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s the Sazerac. Known known as America’s oldest cocktail, […]

hand garnishing a Ramos gin fizz with a lemon slice

Ramos Gin Fizz

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy a Ramos Gin Fizz. This creamy, frothy cocktail from the Big Easy can be made at home — without the 12 minute shake time. A few years ago, Hilton Garden Inn ran a commercial in […]