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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 »

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 »

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.┬áIt’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 »

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri is named after author Ernest Hemingway. The story goes that Hemingway, living in Havana at the time, ducked into the El Floridita bar and asked the bartender for a daiquiri with no sugar and double the rum. The bar was known for its signature drink, a twist on a basic daiquiri (the basic recipe uses only rum, lime juice and sugar) that ... Read More »

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is a cocktail that became popular during the 1940s and enjoyed long-lasting popularity, though it has lately been overshadowed by boozier craft and prohibition era cocktails at some bars. It is a simple sour, made with amaretto, lemon juice and simple syrup. It’s sweet, refreshing and easy to drink, all of which are features that earn this cocktail plenty of fans. To ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

A White Russian is a decadent dessert cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur) and cream. It’s creamy, not overly sweet and has a great coffee flavor. It’s easy to make and even easier to drink. While sometimes the cocktail is stirred before serving to give it a uniform caramel color, other times it is simply layered together before serving. As a dessert ... Read More »

Cherry Julep

Cherry Julep

Mint juleps are simple, refreshing cocktails that offer a boozy way to beat the heat on a hot day. Many of us associate them with the Kentucky Derby, as they are the official cocktail of that particular event, but they can be enjoyed any time of year. The basic recipe is made with nothing more than bourbon, mint, a little sugar and a lot of ... Read More »

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