Ring in the New Year with 5 exquisite cocktails

Goodbye 2021, we won't miss you at all. "The best is yet to come."Frank Sinatra HO-HO-HOT CHOCOLATE Ingredients 2 oz. Crystal Head Onyx6 oz. Hot ChocolateBar Spoon Ancho Chili Powder (optional)Toasted Marshmallow Method Build Crystal Head Onyx and warm hot chocolate in a glass and stir. For extra flare, add ancho chili powder. Garnish with … Continue reading Ring in the New Year with 5 exquisite cocktails

A PROPER Coffee, featuring Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey

Here at basil & salt we LOVE our coffee, so when I was kicking around inclusions for Cocktail Week, I made sure a few coffee cocktails made the cut. Technically, basil & salt's cocktail week doesn't kick-off until September 1st, but I thought I would sneak this one in early. A PROPER CoffeeCreated by: Sonnu … Continue reading A PROPER Coffee, featuring Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey

Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear and a delicious cocktail or two

When September arrives,  the collection of recipes commences.  By November, I have a pretty large variety of main dishes, desserts and appetizers in the recipe book for holiday gatherings, dinners and cocktails parties.  The difficult part, is choosing which ones to use.  Our first step is to create a theme of flavors.  Our main dish … Continue reading Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear and a delicious cocktail or two

Hot Nights, Intoxicating Beverages

The holiday season is in full swing, fabulous cocktail parties and family gatherings are happening every Friday and Saturday evening and it just might be time to take a deep breath, slow it down, lock the front door and spend an evening in the warm glow of candlelight. Light the logs (or flip the switch) … Continue reading Hot Nights, Intoxicating Beverages