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Cocktails that inspire me, cocktails I've made for the site, and ideas to add to the never ending cocktail "to make" list. Booze inspiration for home bartenders…
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Fir-Groni
The Fir-Groni Cocktail is a holiday spin on the classic White Negroni cocktail. A festive, fir tree scented drink you can sip on as you bake cookies, or wrap gifts, or use as a palate cleanser between licking all those dang holiday cards you still haven’t got out in the mail yet. Full recipe on the site. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #negroni
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Fir-Groni
The Fir-Groni Cocktail is a holiday spin on the classic White Negroni cocktail. A festive, fir tree scented drink you can sip on as you bake cookies, or wrap gifts, or use as a palate cleanser between licking all those dang holiday cards you still haven’t got out in the mail yet. Full recipe on the site. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #negroni
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Make It: Meyer Lemon Citrus Sugar Cubes for Cocktails
Learn to make Meyer Lemon Sugar Cubes for cocktails! Easy how-to for this yummy cocktail pantry DIY on the site! A fun way to use up winter citrus. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #DIY #sugarcubes #MeyerLemon
california coast tincture cocktail diy with rosemary sprigs in a wine glass
Adding Aroma to Cocktails: California Coastal Tincture
Want the taste and smell of salty sea air and lush green forests in your cocktail? Us too! This easy DIY will show you how to make a tincture for adding aroma to cocktails that smells just like the California Coast. Full recipe and how-to on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #DIY #cocktailTincture #martini
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Up All Night Cocktail
The Up All Night Cocktail tastes like a mocha-almond-vanilla latte that's spiked with delicious spiced booze! It's infused with coffee and a great cocktail for those late night parties, like #NewYearsEve! And you get to garnish it will edible glittery gold stars. Click for the full recipe! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #NYE
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Electric Pink Fields
The perfect pink cocktail! This magenta-hued rum drink brings sweet cassis, tart lime and earthy tarragon together for a sublime taste combo. And so easy to mix up! Try one today. Full recipe on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #valentinesday #pinkdrink #cocktailherbs #rum
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The Purple Halo tequila - lime - agave - basil - sparkling blackberry pomegranate - butterfly pea flower
It's the AMAZING Color Changing Cocktail: The Purple Halo. This tequila cocktail uses butterfly pea flower tea to change colors. Incredible! // stirandstrain.com #cocktails #entertaining #tequila
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Up All Night Cocktail
The Up All Night Cocktail tastes like a mocha-almond-vanilla latte that's spiked with delicious spiced booze! It's infused with coffee and a great cocktail for those late night parties, like #NewYearsEve! And you get to garnish it will edible glittery gold stars. Click for the full recipe! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #NYE
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Passion Fruit and Kerrygold Irish Cream Cocktail Jellies
Want to make something special for Valentine's Day this year? Try these Passion Fruit and Irish Cream edible cocktail jellies! A sweet and tart treat for adult's only! Recipe and easy how-to on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #passionfruit #jelloshots #kerrygoldirishcream #valentinesday #candy #chocolate
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Cranberry-Black Pepper Shrub Cocktail For when you wish you could drink the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving...
Are you team #cranberrysauce this holiday season? Then you'll love this sweet tart Cranberry and Black Pepper Shrub that you can batch into some sparkling cocktails! We've got all the recipes on the site! Cheers! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #thanksgiving #friendsgiving
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Gingerbread Winter Warm Up
Cozy holiday cocktails? Yes please! A Gingerbread Warm Up Cocktail with rich and creamy Kerrygold Irish Cream is a great way to spend an evening by the fire! #partner // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #kerrygoldirishcream
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Vinho Verde Spritz Cocktails with Wine Candied Lemon Peels for Pastéis de Nata
End of Summer Picnic with #VinhoVerdeWines #partner Learn to make delicious Spritz Cocktails and Wine-Candied Lemon Peels for Egg Tarts! Entertaining made simple. // stirandstrain.com #21andup #stirandstraindrinks
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Caramel Apple Jellies the cocktail you eat!
Adults can have some fun with caramel apples too! These boozy caramel apple jello shots will be the star of your Fall party! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #Fall
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Spiced Pear Fizz Cocktails
Looking for a fancy holiday cocktail? Whether it's Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, this Pear-Fizz Cocktail is a sparkling way to spend the evening. Get the full recipe on the site while it's pear season! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #pears #sparklingdrinks #NYECocktails #holidaycocktails
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Kerrygold Chocolate Egg Cream
Need a low ABV cocktail but also want something sweet? This adult version of a Chocolate Egg Cream made with Kerrygold Irish Cream is deceptively light and bubbly. The perfect treat when you don't want a heavy dessert cocktail. Visit the site for the full recipe! // stirandstrain.com #partner #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #chocolate #dessertcocktail #kerrygoldirishcream #ValentinesDayDrinks
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Make or Buy: Grenadine
Grenadine, a popular ingredient in cocktails and mocktails. Should you buy, or should you DIY your own? Our breakdown of both options gives you the pros and cons of each. Plus we throw in a mocktail for #dryJanuary too! Find the full how to on the site. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #DIY #mocktails #homemade #syrups
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Cookies and Cream Frozen Blended Cocktails
Kerrygold Irish Cream Cookies and Cream Dessert Cocktails! These frozen blended cocktails have a touch of vanilla vodka, a healthy scoop of ice cream, crunchy chocolate cookies and rich, chocolate Irish Cream. // stirandstrain.com #cocktails #entertaining #summer
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Aperol G&T
Whip up a SUPER EASY Aperol Gin & Tonic with just 3 ingredients. Cocktailing made simple! // stirandstrain.com #cocktails #ginandtonic #entertaining
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Up All Night Cocktail
The Up All Night Cocktail tastes like a mocha-almond-vanilla latte that's spiked with delicious spiced booze! It's infused with coffee and a great cocktail for those late night parties, like #NewYearsEve! And you get to garnish it will edible glittery gold stars. Click for the full recipe! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #NYE
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The Best Vodka Martini has garlic in it
For #NationalVodkaDay celebrate with a savory black pepper and garlic vodka martini. It's a sophisticated cocktail for adventurous tastes. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #vodka
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Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bon Cocktail
There's always time for chocolate cocktails. Especially with a swirl of raspberry syrup! Get the recipe on the site today! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #fall #chocolate
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The Best Vodka Martini has garlic in it
For #NationalVodkaDay celebrate with a savory black pepper and garlic vodka martini. It's a sophisticated cocktail for adventurous tastes. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #vodka
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Candy Inspired Cocktails
Candy Inspired Cocktails with Master of Mixes! Love an Almond Joy? Try this cocktail with vanilla vodka, almond extract, Piña Colada Mixer and a chocolate syrup float. So good! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #halloween #masterofmixes #partner
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Crustafied whiskey - orange curaçao - lemon - angostura - notes on moving on from craft cocktails
Learn how to make amazing spun sugar garnishes for cocktails and this variation on the Brandy Crusta: Crustafied! Full how-to and recipe on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails
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The Tequila Mint Julep tequila - mint - bitters
The Tequila Mint Julep- a refreshing cocktail made with tequila, mint, bitters, and more mint! Perfect for Derby Day, Memorial Day, or any day really! // stirandstrain.com
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Bar Cart Styling: From Coffee to Cocktails
Take your bar cart from coffee to cocktails with this style guide. Lots of budget friendly ideas! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #coffee
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Make or Buy: Allspice Liqueur
Allspice Liqueur is Christmas in a bottle. Let us help you decide whether you should DIY a bottle of your own this holiday season, or just buy one! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #allspice #holiday #DIY #liqueur
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Brûléed Grapefruit and Mixed Citrus Punch with Vanilla and Piloncillo Reduction
Can you make Margaritas by the punch bowl?? The answer is YES. Full recipe and how-to on the site. Just in time for #NationalMargaritaDay on February 22! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #punch #margaritas #tequila #citrusdrinks #holiday #grapefruit
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Frozen Irish Coffee
For #NationalIrishCoffeeDay treat yourself to a decadent adult drink with a twist! A FROZEN Irish Coffee! Creamy chocolate, coffee, and a touch of cinnamon. And whiskey of course! Full recipe on the site. // stirandstrain.com #partner #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #irishcoffee #frozencocktails
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Bake It: Irish Whiskey Truffles with Baileys Crystals
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Whiskey Infused Chocolate Truffles. SO easy to make but adults only please! Full recipe on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #truffles #stpatricksday #whiskeychocolate #boozefood #irishwhiskey
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Passion Fruit and Kerrygold Irish Cream Cocktail Jellies
Want to make something special for Valentine's Day this year? Try these Passion Fruit and Irish Cream edible cocktail jellies! A sweet and tart treat for adult's only! Recipe and easy how-to on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #passionfruit #jelloshots #kerrygoldirishcream #valentinesday #candy #chocolate #DIY
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24 Karat Irish Coffee whiskey - Chila 'Orchata - spiced coffee - coconut cream - gold
Make your cocktails shine this St. Patrick's Day with these 24 Karat Irish Coffee cocktails. Full recipe on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #irishcoffee #stpatricksday #horchata #ediblegold
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Peppermint Mocha S’Mores Cocktails with brown-butter bourbon and marshmallow creme
Peppermint Mocha S'Mores Cocktails with with brown-butter bourbon and marshmallow creme for #nationalsmoresday is the most decadent cocktail you can have to celebrate this holiday. Get the full recipe on stirandstrain.com #summer #cocktails
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Candy Inspired Cocktails
Candy Inspired Cocktails with Master of Mixes! Up your Halloween Party game with THREE delicious cocktails inspired by our favorite Halloween candy. Adults only! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #halloween #masterofmixes #partner
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Sparkling Gin Lemonades with Rose and Violet Gelées
Learn to make rose and violet gelées (the elegant adult boozy jello shot) for cocktail garnishes! They're the perfect companion to Sparkling Gin Lemonades for your Spring party, brunch, Mother's Day, bridal shower or baby shower (for the guests!). // stirandstrain.com
two glasses and a bottle of wine sitting on a table with the words make or diy allspice liqueur
Make or Buy: Allspice Liqueur
Allspice Liqueur is Christmas in a bottle. Let us help you decide whether you should DIY a bottle of your own this holiday season, or just buy one! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #allspice #holiday #DIY #liqueur
two mugs filled with coffee sit on a gold plate
Gingerbread Winter Warm Up
Cozy holiday cocktails? Yes please! A Gingerbread Warm Up Cocktail with rich and creamy Kerrygold Irish Cream is a great way to spend an evening by the fire! #partner // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #holiday #kerrygoldirishcream
a red drink in a glass with an olive on top
Make or Buy: Grenadine
Grenadine, a popular ingredient in cocktails and mocktails. Should you buy, or should you DIY your own? Our breakdown of both options gives you the pros and cons of each. Plus we throw in a mocktail for #dryJanuary too! Find the full how to on the site. // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #DIY #mocktails #homemade #syrups
the sour patch kid cocktail is ready to be served with gummy bears and sprinkles
Candy Inspired Cocktails
Candy Inspired Cocktails with Master of Mixes! Love Sour Patch Kids? Try this cocktail with blanco tequila, Dry Orange Curaçao, and a Blood Orange Margarita Mixer Ice Sphere. So good! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #halloween #masterofmixes #partner
a cocktail in a coupe glass with rosemary garnish
Adding Aroma to Cocktails: California Coastal Tincture
Want the taste and smell of salty sea air and lush green forests in your cocktail? Us too! This easy DIY will show you how to make a tincture for adding aroma to cocktails that smells just like the California Coast. Full recipe and how-to on the site! // stirandstrain.com #stirandstraindrinks #entertaining #cocktails #DIY #cocktailTincture #martini