As someone who started bartending when I was 19, it dawned on me that I should get creative at home and start making cocktails instead of sticking with my go-to wine.  Well... the wine is still ever-present, but I'm getting creative with the booze as well.  It started over Inauguration weekend, when I had a dear friend staying with me.  I made fun cocktails for us every night, some of which are below.  I tend to think of cocktails as being for shared meals/gatherings, as it just makes the time more fun while we're waiting for dinner.

Cocktails from One If By Food: