Tag Archives: Cocktails

Breaking the Ice

Three Little Birds Punch from Le Bouillon Yesterday, the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild had its first public event, Breaking the Ice, at the Joslyn Castle. If our experience is any indication, it was a rousing success. The guild is a … Continue reading

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The Other Room

The only evidence I have that I was ever in the Other Room — a fantastic new speakeasy in Lincoln’s Haymarket — is a business card. You can’t take photos in the intimate space, which seats just 25. And the … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve in the kitchen

A few ideas before the day ends. Honestly Yum has been owning the spooky cocktail category. I mean, just look at the two above. Find the recipes for the Blackbeard and Halloween pumpkin punch over on their blog, one of … Continue reading

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A toddy for your thoughts

Last night I was in the mood for a hot toddy — I blame it on the cold weather, the pumpkin candle I was burning and the fact that I’d just read three posts on the Kitchn dedicated to toddy … Continue reading

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Recently I wrote a story about the popularity — resurgence, really — of punch. And after I wrote it, I realized that just the weekend before, as part of a baby shower I played host to for some of our expecting … Continue reading

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New Orleans: What we drank

Two of my favorite cocktails — the Ramos Gin Fizz and the Sazerac — are New Orleans originals. You know I had to sample them, along with a bunch of their distant craft cocktail cousins, in the Big Easy. The … Continue reading

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The Ice Press

Last night I met Clark Ross, the head bartender at the Boiler Room, at the bar on his night off. He’d asked me a couple days before to come in because he had something to show me. Turns out it … Continue reading

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Snow Adventure

Earlier this week in Omaha we had our first big snowstorm of the year. Since we live within walking distance of a bunch of midtown bars and restaurants, we set out on foot to see what was open. We landed … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Perrier cocktails for the holidays

I’ve teamed with Perrier, who debuted its new slim can this fall, for a new holiday-centric giveaway. I love sparkling water and I drink it almost daily, especially after I gave up soda earlier this year. I sampled the slim … Continue reading

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Vintage Cookbooks: The Sheldon Gallery Cookbook

Before I returned to journalism and started this blog, I worked at the Sheldon Museum of Art. I’ve always loved the graceful Philip Johnson-designed building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend checking … Continue reading

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