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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 and professionals too!

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The Little Pink Sombrero - Jungle Bird variation with Mezcal Mezcal Cocktails, Cocktail Drinks, Cocktail Recipes, Fancy Drinks, Drink Mixer, Edible Creations, Lemon Drink, Cocktail Making, Craft Cocktails

The Little Pink Sombrero

Well, after a break I think some of you might be groaning to hear that I’m coming back with yet another Tiki drink. But wait! It’s so much more than that! It’s…. got Mezcal …

Apple Rosé Sangria: Fall is definitely the best time of year for apples. Mix spiced apples with rosé to create an utterly unique sangria. With its slightly poisoned apple vibe, we think this would be a gorgeous cocktail for an October event. Fall Sangria, Rose Sangria, Apple Sangria, Fall Cocktails, Fall Drinks, Wine Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Sangria Party, Beach Cocktails

Drunken Apple and Rosé Sangria for Two

At the end of May I caught a tweet from the NY Times food section that completely changed my mind about what a Sangria should be. Lavender? Sake? What were these crazy components I’d never dr…

Rum cocktails, it's best if you know the strategies to the substantial throw of some of your most celebrated mixture plates. Spiced Rum Drinks, Coconut Rum Drinks, Yummy Drinks, Malibu Cocktails, Champagne Drinks, Malibu Rum, Black Cherry Soda, Soda Floats, Cherry Drink

Angostura Rum & Black Cherry Soda Float

This post was made in partnership with The House of Angostura. Recipe and ideas are my own. I live in an old house. I’m in Southern California, so not that old like New England, or like, Rome…

Apple Rosé Sangria: Fall is definitely the best time of year for apples. Mix spiced apples with rosé to create an utterly unique sangria. With its slightly poisoned apple vibe, we think this would be a gorgeous cocktail for an October event. Fall Sangria, Rose Sangria, Apple Sangria, Fall Cocktails, Fall Drinks, Wine Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Sangria Party, Beach Cocktails

Drunken Apple and Rosé Sangria for Two

At the end of May I caught a tweet from the NY Times food section that completely changed my mind about what a Sangria should be. Lavender? Sake? What were these crazy components I’d never dr…

Up All Night Cocktail Cocktails And Canapes, Easy Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Easy Drink Recipes, Best Cocktail Recipes, Latte, Cream Liqueur, Cocktail Making, Irish Cream

Up All Night Cocktail

This post was made in partnership with Kerrygold Irish Cream. Recipe and ideas are my own. If you were to ask me about superstitions, I’d say they’re not something I believe in. Except&…

Spicy Melon Cocktail: Complete with melon-infused gin and cilantro simple syrup Cocktails Made With Gin, Cocktails To Try, Craft Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, Alcohol And Drug Abuse, Watermelon Slices, Non Alcoholic Drinks, Beverages, Cocktail Making

Spicy Melon Cocktail

Today is one of those days where I’m really not sure what story I want to tell you guys. I originally posted this on Serious Eats last week and if you want, you could read what I wrote about …

This charcuterie salad and wine are a perfect expression of the end of summer. With pickled stone fruit, greens, plenty of hearty cheese and charcuterie, it pairs perfectly with a cellar temperature Beaujolais red wine. Fruit Plus, Charcuterie Plate, Cooking Tofu, Fruit Slice, Stone Fruit, Meat And Cheese, Picnic Foods, Beaujolais, Stuffed Peppers

Late Summer Entertaining: Régnié Beaujolais and Wine-Pickled Stone Fruit and Charcuterie Board Salad

This post is brought to you by Beaujolais Wines, Regnié, Franck Cinquin, Domaine des Braves, 2014. Recipes and ideas are my own. As we’re wrapping up Summer and starting to think about Fall, …

Peppermint Mocha S’Mores Cocktails with brown-butter bourbon and marshmallow creme Easy Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Cocktail Recipes, Summer Cocktails, Marshmallow Creme, Peppermint Mocha, Cocktail Making, Brown Butter, Cute Food

Peppermint Mocha S’Mores Cocktails with brown-butter bourbon and marshmallow creme

This post is brought to you by Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Recipes and ideas are my own. Don’t ever let someone tell you s’mores are only for summer. Can you get your hands on a kitc…

Trinidad Spell (with a whole lot of bitters) Whiskey Drinks, Wine Cocktails, Easy Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Cocktail Drinks, Cocktail Recipes, Alcoholic Drinks, Drink Recipes, Cocktail Club

Trinidad Spell (with a whole lot of bitters)

One day trolling the internet I came across a drink called the Stormy Mai-Tai. This tropical sounding cocktail totally threw me for a loop–there was a whole lot of bitters in there. Like, a W…

Got extra blackberries? Make this simple and delicious Classic Blackberry Shrub for cocktails and mocktails this summer. // stirandstrain.com  #summer #cocktails #entertaining Easy Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, Fun Drinks, Cocktail Recipes, Cocktail Making, Blackberries, Bartender, Happy Hour

Mixology Monday: Classic Blackberry Shrub

Ok, first off guys, I am well aware it’s not Monday despite the name of the post. However, I wanted to get this up before the Monday deadline. What deadline? What are you talking about? Mixol…

You will find can be innumerable vodka cocktails however this list strives to present the bestvodka mixture recipes. Easy Gin Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, Liquor Drinks, Bourbon Drinks, Beverage, Gin Recipes, Cocktail Recipes, Recipies, Mixture Recipe

Aperol G&T

I enjoy Gin and Tonics like some people enjoy water, or cocaine. They go down pretty easily and are light enough that I can have them with the heaviest of meals. Occasionally though they get quite …

This post was made in partnership with The House of Angostura. Recipe and ideas are my own. My calendar of nonsense drink holidays tells me that tomorrow April is National Beer Day! Beer Cocktail Recipes, Beer Recipes, Fun Cocktails, Cocktail Drinks, Alcoholic Drinks, Punch Recipes, Cold Drinks, Drink Recipes, Honey Beer Bread

Angosangrita beer - citrus - Angostura - hot sauce

This post was made in partnership with The House of Angostura. Recipe and ideas are my own. My calendar of nonsense drink holidays tells me that tomorrow April 7th is National Beer Day! So what are…

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