Cocktails

  • Rusty Nail Cocktail

    With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting. What makes this cocktail so intriguing is how the flavors change as everything gets to know each other.

  • Grapefruit Jasmine Aperiti

    Here are seven great cocktails full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!

  • Grapefruit Jasmine Aperitif

    A Grapefruit Jasmine Aperitif is a light, refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for a summertime aperitif.

     

  • Aperol Negroni

    An Aperol Negroni is a light, refreshing take on a classic negroni that uses Aperol, instead of Campari, to add bright summer flavors and a luscious orange color.

  • Old Fashioned Cuba Libre

    The Old Fashioned Cuba Libre is the result of a tawdry little affair between a classic Cuba Libre and a much younger mid-century Old Fashioned.

  • Margarita

    When you think of tequila cocktails, one thing comes to mind - the margarita. Despite how well-known the margarita is, its history is a mysterious thing. Who invented it? Why? And most importantly, how do you make a margarita that tastes great?

  • Strawberry Habanero Margarita

    The strawberry habanero margarita is a sweet-spicy take on a traditional margarita made with strawberries, habaneros, and agave nectar.

  • Blood Orange Aperol Collins

    The Blood Orange Aperol Collins is a light, refreshing take on a classic Tom Collins cocktail that uses Solerno blood orange liqueur and Aperol to create a unique combination of flavors.  This is a great summer cocktail.

  • Cuba Libre

    The Cuba Libre gets its bright tropical flavors from fresh squeezed lime juice that is nicely complimented by the Coca-Cola and some good rum.

  • Taste Along with Cube Libre and Rum and Coke

    The Cuba Libre is a bright, delicious island drink with a great origin story, that more than likely was completely made up, but still hasn’t been enough to get the Cuba Libre out from under the shadows of its simple minded cousin the Rum and Coke.

  • Blood Orange Negroni

    A Blood Orange Negroni is a unique way to feature blood oranges when they are in season.  The bitter sweetness of the fresh squeezed blood orange juice is the perfect accruement to the bitter floral notes in a Negroni. 

  • Negroni

    The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made with equal portions of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

  • The Boulevardier Cocktail

    The Boulevardier Cocktail is a simple combination of rye whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth that creates a delicious cocktail that is well balanced and has an interesting history worth exploring.

  • The Boulevardier Cocktail

    The Boulevardier Cocktail is one of those classic cocktails that everyone should drink on a regular basis. Essentially, it's this wonderful combination of rye whisky, Campari, and sweet vermouth or what you'd get if a Negroni and a Manhattan had a baby cocktail.

  • A Perfect Manhattan

    The Perfect Manhattan gets its name from the equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth in it.  Although it's no surprise that a drink named after Manhattan would have a variation that calls itself perfect.  

  • Blood and Sand Cocktail

    The Blood and Sand Cocktail is a classic scotch cocktail named after the Rudolph Valentino movie about a bullfighter from the 1920s. 

  • Vodka Sour

    A good vodka sour is a simple drink that is easy to make, but hard to get right.  This vodka sour recipe uses Fresh Homemade Sour Mix and a little egg white for a smooth frothy drink with a robust sour flavor.

  • Fresh Homemade Sour Mix

    All you need to make a great homemade sour mix is some lemons, sugar, water and the ability to stir.  

Stories

Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

Recipes

Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  

Drinks

Food

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.