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Category: Cocktails

3 “Instagrammable” Summer Drinking Spots

With the summer season in full-swing, we’re taking a look at some of the top warm weather “Insta” hotspots slinging refreshing, expertly crafted cocktails. Here are some suggestions that will help all of-age “Instagrammers” discover the outdoor drinking venues perfectly suited for summer Instagrams, whatever their “aesthetic” may be. The Greenhouse at the Rosewood London (London, England) This summer pop-up is the visually stunning result of a collaboration between the Terrace at Rosewood London and The Botanist Gin. Providing a gorgeous, al-fresco urban getaway (on the hotel’s famed Edwardian patio), this greenhouse is complete with luscious foliage, unique British-inspired gin cocktails,...

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4th of July & Summer Cocktails from Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum

Hot dogs, apple pie and cocktails is what every Fourth of July holiday needs to be a success! Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum have shared with us some of their favorite Fourth of July and summer cocktails to compliment your holiday and summertime cookouts and picnics. Fourth of July Cocktails Blueberry, Strawberry Mojito 2 oz Belvedere Vodka 1 oz Lime Juice .75 Simple Syrup 3 Blueberries 2 Cut Strawberries Build in shaker shake with ice and strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with soda or sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprig. Red White and Brew 25mL Don Papa...

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer! If you’re looking for summer cocktail recipes to compliment your barbecues and summer soirees, check out these recipes provided by Don Papa Rum and Belvedere Vodka. Summer Fizz Ingredients: 1.5 oz Don Papa 7 0.5 oz Ginger syrup 0.5 oz peach purée 0.5 oz lemon 1 egg white Soda top Method: Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel. The Don Mama Ingredients: 2 oz Don Papa 7 0.25 oz peach liqueur 1 oz lemon juice Top up with Prosecco Method: Serve in...

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Manuka Honey Hot Toddy: Delicious and Good for You

If you haven’t already heard of Manuka honey, take note. Not only does it taste delicious, it has been widely recognized for its natural powerhouse qualities. Unlike most honeys found in the supermarket,  Manuka Health MGO™ Honey derives from the Manuka plant, found only in New Zealand. Every jar tested, packed and sealed can be traced directly back to the beekeeper. To beat the chill of these last cold weeks of winter, Marlon Tulaszewski, bartender at Polo Bar and Ardent Hospitality, has created a delicious and easy to follow recipe for a MockToddy. Follow these few simple steps for...

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Celebrity-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not mix up a festive libation that’s unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock and toast “Erin go Bragh” with celebrity-inspired cocktails with spirits such as Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek. Cruzan® Strapped Stout Ingredients: 1 ½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum 1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout beer Method: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.   Luck of Laphroaig® Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY) Ingredients 1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select 1/4 part...

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Drizly St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the essentials. Drizly, the online alcohol marketplace that connects consumers to their local liquor stores, is also the nation’s largest Irish whiskey store. Drizly is a one-stop shop for all of your St. Paddy’s Day libations – from that Irish whiskey you love to a local craft brewer’s take on an Irish stout!   For parties or pre-games, check Drizly to see if local retailers carrier your favorite Irish whiskeys – from favorites like Bushmills to fun takes on the spirit like Paddy Devil’s Apple Irish Whiskey – or those classic...

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The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes

By Melissa Hardman When we think of wine, we may think of France, Italy or California, but did you know that wine originated in China? When we think of beer, we may think of Germany, the USA or Ireland, but would you have guessed that beer originated in Egypt? For tens of thousands of years, alcohol has been an important part of a region’s culture – used recreationally, medicinally and during religious ceremonies. Where and how alcohol originated depended on the natural resources in each country. The team at winebags.com put together an Infographic: The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes which gives you...

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National Margarita Day Cocktails

Today is National Margarita Day and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort has shared with us a few of their most popular signature margarita recipes. The resort serves up margaritas from all hours of the day including its Welcome Pomegranate Margarita, daily Green Devil Margarita and Poolside Mezcalita cocktail. Welcome Cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita What better way to celebrate National Margarita Day than where it originated? At Hilton Los Cabos in Cabo Mexico, guests are welcomed with a refreshing Pomegranate Margarita curated with local La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila Liqueur. The perfect balance of acidity and sweetness will surely...

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Sweater Weather Cocktails

As the sweltering days of summer lead into the chilly days of autumn our, taste in drinks changes as well. When it’s time to make the transition, there are a number of fantastic sweater weather cocktail recipes that you will want to mix up.  From Earl Grey tea to apple cider, these libations show off the best flavors of the season. Winter Is Coming from The Hudson 1 oz Café Lolita 1 oz Selvarey Cacao 1 oz Cream Splash simple Shake hard and strain into coupe, garnish with ground nutmeg and clove Sailor Jerry spiced rum and Café Lolita...

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Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

With Thanksgiving dinner around the corner, there a few staples that must be on every table: turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and of course, pumpkin pie. While getting excited for all the delicious food, we’d like to focus our attention on the important part of the meal…the cocktails! Inspired by the brightest and best flavors on every Thanksgiving table, we’ve pulled together some delectable cocktail recipes for you to enjoy. Mulberry Fizz To whet your palate before the big meal, this refreshing Boodles Mulberry cocktail is inspired by traditional holiday sloe berries. Ingredients: 2 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin 1 oz....

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Cocktails in New Orleans

We know you’ve tasted every alarming ingredient from baked beans to grasshoppers in your latest craft cocktails. But you’ve probably never sipped from the soul of a marvelous city. Alan Walter, the bartender at Loa in downtown New Orleans, has just released a new menu of fascinating, playful cocktails full of luscious, local botanicals. They’re modern New Orleans classics, liquid expressions of the peoples who have shaped this city. New Orleans’ architecture. Its food and music. Its theatrics and rituals. Its exuberant, irreverent culture. From Sicily to Senegal. From Venice to Vietnam. From Marseilles to Madrid. Don’t forget Haiti and...

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Sparkling Ice Holiday Cocktails

We’re excited to bring you even more cocktail recipes from SPARKLING ICE! Just in time for your holiday parties and to ring in the New Year! Surely by now your friends are begging for new recipes, as they loved our fall cocktails so much. The first one is a classic: a hot toddy. Cozy Hot Toddy Ingredients 6 oz.  Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE 1 ½ oz.  whisky or apple brandy 1 teaspoon honey Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish Directions Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy. Heat Crisp...

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