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Summer Travel Destinations

Hot Springs, located about an hour from Little Rock, has quietly become one of the best spots for tourists and locals alike thanks to its nature trails, historic downtown, theme parks and museums. If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, check out these not-so-hidden gems in Hot Springs.     Hot …

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Cocktail Tuesday: Spiked Lemonade

Best Cocktail Recipes for the Summer As summer approaches and pandemic restrictions lift or loosen around the country, folks are eager to get together again. This time of year in Arkansas, that usually means gatheringoutdoors on patios or porches, around pools or ponds, or on the beach or a boat. When family and friends gather, …

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Change of Plans: Crystal Ridge Distillery Makes Hand Sanitizer During Pandemic

Danny and Mary Bradley had a plan. The plan was working. Then the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. “I do not believe anyone could have forecasted this scenario,” said Danny. The Bradleys started Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs. Envisioning a working distillery as well as a restaurant, event venue, and retail shop, they planned to open slowly in …

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Moonshine Apple Pie

May 13 is National Apple Pie Day, which sounds like a great excuse to bake a pie!  We also wanted to add a local twist to our pie, so we made it with Apple Pie Moonshine from Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs!  Back in the Prohibition days, it was very easy for local residents to hide …

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