Peppermint Twist

Caramel-colored Peppermint Twist in tiny jars.

We had the idea to make a little cordial for the holidays, and settled on a peppermint flavor. Most recipes advised using vodka – but you know the rules – we found a tasty-looking one that featured cognac. I won’t take you through the trials (and easily corrected errors) but we have what we think…

Hot Geraldine

A mug full of Hot Geraldine sits on a fireplace hearth, near a Christmas tree.

The Hot Geraldine is the Pandemic Pub’s version of a Hot Toddy. Folks, we simply didn’t have any whiskey, so we substituted Calvados and cognac! Purists may clutch their pearls, but rules are rules – we have bottles to empty over here! And with this one, we managed to empty two. We’re very proud. There’s…