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How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

I love hot coffee when the weather is cold, but iced coffee is what gets me through the day during the summer and fall. Iced coffee can be very refreshing and, like its hotter counterpart, it can be served in a wide variety of ways. One of the best tricks to making good iced coffee is to serve it with coffee ice cubes instead of ... Read More »

Gold Rush

How to Make a Goldrush Cocktail

When it comes to whiskey cocktails, there are a lot of options to choose from. The rich, brown spirit is loaded with toasted oak and vanilla flavors that work well with a wide variety of spirits and mixers. The Old Fashioned is a standby for many bourbon fans, but if you haven’t had a Gold Rush cocktail before, it just might become your new favorite. ... Read More »

Tropical Frozen Negroni

Tropical Frozen Negroni, a blended summer cocktail

The Negroni is a lovely classic cocktail, but it might not be the first thing you think about drinking on a hot summer night. A margarita or a mojito. Don’t rule out the negroni for the season, however, as it is an easy drink to put a summery spin on. My Strawberry Negroni is a great example, but this Tropical Frozen Negroni is even better. ... Read More »

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

The Negroni is a very classic cocktail made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Over the past few years, it has become more popular than every to put variations on the Negroni and I happen to think that this Strawberry Negroni, which is made with Strawberry-Infused Campari, just might be the perfect twist on the classic for summer entertaining. You will need about ... Read More »

New York Sour

How to Make a New York Sour

Wine and wine-based cocktails are always great choices for a party. I often whip up a big batch of sangria when I’m hosting – or attending – a summer barbecue, but it’s not the only way to play with your wine. The New York Sour is a fantastic cocktail for a party because not only is it delicious, but it’s got a dramatic presentation that ... Read More »

Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Margaritas are great drinks for a party and this particular recipe will turn a lot more heads than a traditional batch. These Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas are made with my jamaica-infused tequila, which was inspired by one of my favorite types of agua fresca. The tequilas steeped with dried hibiscus flowers, which give it a unique flavor that is both sweet-tart and floral. The hibiscus needs ... Read More »

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

Jamaica agua fresca is one of the most popular – and most delicious – drinks that you’re likely to find at a Mexican restaurant. The beverage is made using dried red hibiscus flowers – jamaica, in Spanish – that are cooked with water and sugar to extract their flavor. ┬áIn addition to the agua fresca, many of my favorite Mexican restaurants offer jamaica margaritas, made ... Read More »

French Martini

French Martini

The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is a a French liqueur – hence the name of the cocktail – ... Read More »

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