Mint Julep Cake Roll

Is there a lovelier cake to serve on Derby Day? This Mint Julep Cake Roll has mint simple syrup brushed on a sponge cake – the same homemade syrup used in my Mint Julep Recipe – and bourbon whipped cream. As far as sponge cakes go, this is a very easy recipe – no separating…

Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…

Donut & Whiskey Tasting

Did you know that Dallas has the best donuts in the country? Seriously! The Salty has been ranked the top donut shop in the nation by Zagat, Thrillist, and Business Insider. They’ve even been featured on national television and it’s easy to taste why. These are the best donuts on the planet. The Salty’s 24-hour brioche dough…

Lavender Julep

It’s a rare day that I post a recipe the same day that I made something but I’m sitting here drinking this lavender julep and I just had to share the recipe with you ASAP. I’m a bourbon girl, what can I say? There’s little I love more than a frosty julep glass and a…

Blackberry Smash

Want a refreshing summer cocktail? Muddle some juicy summer blackberries with maple syrup, garden mint, and mix with bourbon for a delicious and easy treat. Blackberry Smash 3.5 oz bourbon .75 oz maple syrup 8 blackberries 5 mint leaves Ice Muddle blackberries with maple syrup and mint. Pour bourbon over mixture and give it a…

Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon Whiskey

Have you ever had Texas bourbon? Garrison Brothers‘ award-winning bourbon has beaten Kentucky-made bourbon at several national competitions. Bourbon-lovers cannot get enough of this highly rated stuff! I visited Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas while on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge in the Fredericksburg area a few weeks ago. It’s just down the…

Cherr-ity Bourbon Punch

A delicious cherry orange bourbon punch Looking for a punch you can serve again and again? This punch is a crowd pleaser! I made this for happy hour at my parents’ lake house with my girlfriends and everyone loved it. This is super simple to make. No tricks here: just pour everything in a large pitcher or…

Mint Julep

A southern classic perfect for Derby Day What is more quintessentially southern than a mint julep? I am a bourbon lover through and through and just adore a refreshing mint julep on a warm day. I make mine with a mint simple syrup. Don’t balk if you’ve never made simple syrup before. It can be…

Chicken and Waffles with Pimento Cheese and Bourbon Maple Syrup

The ultimate comfort food I make Belgian waffles all the time. I make chicken tenders all the time. But I had never served them together prior to recipe testing for my Kentucky Derby Party. Southern food isn’t really my thing – Californian, Greek, Mediterranean, and Caribbean food is my thing – but I absolutely love…