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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.  In 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 »

Cherry Pie Frappuccino with Pie Dome Lid

Baking Bites' DIY Cherry Pie Frappuccino with Pie Crust Lid

The other day, I saw that Starbucks Japan was launching a limited edition Cherry Pie Frappuccino that not only contained a cherry pie syrup/filling to accent the vanilla Frappuccino, but it was topped with a dome of pie crust instead of the usual plastic dome that is found on Starbucks cold cups. I wanted one immediately. Unfortunately, these wonderful drinks are only available in Japan ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

Blood Orange Daiquiri

Blood Orange Daiquiri

The daiquiri is one of my favorite classic cocktails, although I admit that there are many that I like. One of the best things about a daiquiri is its short ingredient list of rum, lime juice and simple syrup. That trio of ingredients yields a surprisingly complex drink and, as is the case with many simple recipes, it is a great base for a little ... Read More »

How to Make A Bloody Mary

How to Make A Bloody Mary

A bloody mary is a classic brunch drink that has become even more popular in the past couple of years. It’s a savory, tomato juice-based cocktail that contains vodka and quite a bit of spice. The recipe varies from place to place – as does the heat level of the drink – but it’s usually a delicious and satisfying way to start a Sunday. You can ... Read More »

How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... Read More »

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