Spring Cocktail: Spicy Blood Orange Smash

There’s something tantalizing and forbidden about the blood red juice hidden beneath the bright orange rind.  Slightly bitter than regular oranges and a glorious color, blood orange juice is a perfect mixer, especially for Cinco de Mayo.  (Even if it’s a holiday created by Corona and Tostitos, any excuse for a party works for me.) …

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Holiday Cocktail: Bacon Infused Rye

If you’re looking for a last minute gift for the holidays, think of something homemade.  Like infused alcohol.  You can add almost any ingredient that you like to whatever spirit would be enjoyed most.  Infuse tequila with a few jalapenos (the longer this sits, the hotter it will be).  Add cinnamon, lemon or pineapple to…