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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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Drink Like a Queen with Vermouth Royal

Feel like a queen for the day by sampling some of Vermouth Royal’s noble cocktail recipes (see below). La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is an opulent French vermouth crafted from white wines from South West of France, Pineau des Charentes – a renowned fortified wine made by mixing fresh grape juice and Cognac from a single estate – and a composition of carefully curated botanicals. Made in the King of Spirits Vineyards, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal combines the heart and soul of the Royal terroir of Charente with the vision and expertise of master distiller and oenologist Jean-Sebastien Robicquet. Royal & Spice Ingredients 2 oz Vermouth...

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Apple Inspired Cocktail Recipes

As the hot summer makes its transition into cool fall, it’s time to forget about fixing cocktails with berries and start using everyone’s favorite fall food: apples! Whether it is hot apple cider, chilled apple juice or just a tasty apple brandy, the flavor of the apple makes a great foundation for many mixed drinks and works well with many different types of liquor. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cocktails to drink when the weather starts cooling down. Apple Cider Bellini Ingredients: Bottle of Prosecco DOC ¼ oz Fig-infused vodka/liquor ¾ cup Apple cider Powdered cinnamon Granulated...

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XXIV Karat Gold Diggers Make a Splash

Champagne is my absolute favorite cocktail. Give me some bubbles in a flute of sparkling wine or Prosecco and I’ll be happy. Indulgence is everything when you’re celebrating and “bubbles” is my red carpet drink. When I thought nothing could be better than a brut glass of sparkling wine, I discovered my cocktail could become more luxurious with a new spirit called XXIV Karat. It’s the first California sparkling wine infused with indulgent 24-karat gold flakes. Trying this new brand wasn’t enough, I was even more intrigued when I found out that co-founders Nicholas Cowherd and Kegan Klein are...

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