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Grapefruit Martini

Grapefruit Martini

The grapefruit martini's perfectly balanced tart/sweet crisp flavor tastes like a fresh grapefruit topped with sugar, but with a very grown-up twist. Read our post for more info...
Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri

Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri

Set a tropical mood for happy hour with our Pineapple Daiquiri. It's thick, creamy, and smooth with all the flavors of an island vacation. Read our post for more info...
Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

When blood oranges are in season, try this fun alternative to the classic gin and tonic. In spite of its color, this drink is tart, not sweet -- just like the classic G&T. Read our post for more info...
Best Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

There's just nothing like a frosty pint glass full of spicy tomato-y goodness overflowing with a salad bar of garnishes. It's like breakfast in a glass. Read our post for more info...
Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

Don't know what to do with your leftover cranberry sauce? Spoon it into your cocktail shaker and make a round of these! Read our post for more info...
Holiday Champagne Punch

Holiday Champagne Punch

Spice-infused simple syrup makes this the perfect holiday punch. Many thanks to Between Naps on the Porch for the inspiration. Read our post for more info...
Caipirinha

Caipirinha

This classic drink is the national cocktail of Brazil. It features cachaça, a Brazilian version of rum that gives it an exotic tropical flavor. Fun and easy to make! Read our post for more info...
Lavender Martini

Lavender Martini

Tangy lemon and sweet vanilla complement the herbal flavor (and aroma) of lavender, resulting in a cocktail that's smooth, crisp, and perfect for a warm summer evening. Read our post for more info...
Watermelon Martini

Watermelon Martini

When fresh watermelons are in season, cut up some chunks and make these cocktails! They're bright, crisp, and fruity with the taste of summertime. Read our post for more info...
Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade

Old-fashioned homemade lemonade, perfect for when you want to use your own all-natural ingredients. Read our post for more info...
Kamikaze

Kamikaze

The Kamikaze is an outstanding coctktail, in spite of its "let's do shots!" reputation left over from the 80's. Try one today: Shake it, sip it, serve it as a cocktail! Read our post for more info...
Tangerine Margaritas

Tangerine Margarita

If you've been a bit hesitant about tequila, say for the last decade or so, here's a great way to slip back into it. The Hostess says this may be the best margarita she's ever had. Read our post for more info...
Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

For St. Patrick's Day, or anytime, our Irish Coffee is a tasty treat that's warm and comforting any time of day. Read our post for more info...
Manhattan

Manhattan

The Bartender always feels a little melancholy when winter is winding down. The Manhattan is one of his favorite remedies. Read our post for more info...
Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Our Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect winter warmer for these long mid-winter days. Read our post for more info...
Blueberry Martini

Blueberry Martini

This gorgeous cocktail features muddled blueberries, Hangar 1 Maine Wild Blueberry vodka, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to achieve a delicious, not-too-sweet balance. Read our post for more info...
Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Inspired by Perfect Hot Chocolate from Food52. The perfect drink on a "snow day" for young and old alike. Read our post for more info...
Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

When the dark winter months are closing in, the time is right for this historic cocktail. Read our post for more info...
French 75

French 75

Looking for a glamorous and historic alternative to Champagne for your holiday toasts? Try a French 75! Read our post for more info...
Cosmo Punch

Cosmo Punch

From the bar of the Entertaining Couple comes this alcohol-free version of the Cosmopolitan. It's sure to please kids and designated drivers alike at your next dinner party. Read our post for more info...
Top Shelf Margarita

Our Top Shelf Margarita

An easy, "bottled mix" cocktail inspired by the Bartender's hand-crafted Shades of Taos margarita. Read our post for more info...
Shades of Taos Margarita

Shades of Taos Margarita

This super-premium margarita earned its name during a legendary road trip through New Mexico. It will stun you with its smooth flavor (and its kick). Read our post for more info...
Blended Gold Margarita

Blended Gold Margarita

Make sure you have at least 3-4 cans of mixer in your freezer, because once you serve the first round, your guests are going to demand more! Read our post for more info...
Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic

The gin and tonic recently became one of the Hostess's favorite drinks. Read our post for more info...
Negroni Close-up

Negroni

It's said that Campari is an acquired taste, you either love it or you hate it. The Bartender is firmly on the "love it" side of that equation. Read our post for more info...
Tangerine Lemon Drop

Tangerine Lemon Drop

We invented this recipe out of necessity when, as we prepared to make Lemon Drops, we discovered we'd forgotten to buy lemons! Read our post for more info...
Aviation Cocktail

Aviation

A stellar cocktail from the pre-prohibition era that's saddled with an odd name. Read our post for more info...
Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Everyone seems to have their own unique take on the Cosmopolitan. We've sampled quite a few variations, and in our opinion this is the best way to make one. Read our post for more info...
Pomegranate Mocktini

Pomegranate Mocktini

We created this tasty "virgin" version of our Pomegranate Martini for The Bartender's first-ever appearance at a public event. Read our post for more info...
Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

Who knew that such a homely fruit could result in such a delicious adult beverage? Read our post for more info...
Grape Nehi

Grape Nehi

Our delicious Grape Nehi cocktail is purple, cold, and lightly carbonated, but otherwise bears little resemblance to the soda pop it's named for. Read our post for more info...
Gin Martini

Classic Gin Martini

There are differing opinions on what constitutes a classic martini. Here's how we make them at our house. Read our post for more info...
Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop

We've found that bartenders have broad interpretations of the Lemon Drop. We like our recipe the best. Read our post for more info...
Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini

Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini

A close friend gave us a bottle of Hangar 1's Fraser River Raspberry vodka, and on a whim we tried it in a lemon drop. Big hit! Read our post for more info...
Pomegranate Margarita Shooters

Pomegranate Margarita Shooters

Pomegranate juice paired with tequila? You bet! These pomegranate margarita shooters are amazing!








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