DIY Cocktails

The Great Pumpkin

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This drink is perfect for Autumn and a nice change of pace from many of the ultra-sweet cocktails that make the rounds on Halloween. You can sip the Great Pumpkin while you wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear

Hey, Fig Spender

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Hey, Fig Spender! A DIY cocktail with a sophisticated flair

DIY Fig Bourbon

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DIY Fig Bourbon: a simple seasonal infusion perfect for Fall and the holidays

Pumpkin Liqueur Roundup

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There are several great pumpkin liqueurs on the market for your Halloween cocktail party

Rum Old Fashioned

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Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?

Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your … Read more

A Happy Jewish New Year

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We know that the Jewish New Year officially started last week and the high holidays are ending with the Yom Kippur, which is starting this evening. But, we figure that late is still better than never.

I don’t find it easy to make drink recommendations for most Jewish holidays. Most of the holidays are somber and don’t seem quite as festive as the Christian holidays (and for my love of other cultures, I will admit … Read more

Nuts About You

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Nuts About You, a champagne cocktail made with rum and orgeat

Tomato Martini

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Put some of those beautiful, in-season tomatoes into your Martini!

DIY Cocktail Onions

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Cocktail onions may seem like an outdated garnish. A lot of bars don’t even bother to stock them. However, when done right, they add a nice savory finish to a good stiff drink.

Of course, you can’t make a Gibson without them.

Check out this tasty and simple recipe.… Read more

Chocolate-Coconut Rum

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Dark chocolate and coconut are an amazing combination. You can bring those flavors to your cocktails with this simple infusion. The bitter cacao nibs in this recipe bring the tantalizing chocolate aroma without adding more sweetness. The coconut rum brings in a hint of sweetness and tempers the intensity of the cacao.

You can use this as the base for a Manhattan-style drink made with sweet vermouth and orange bitters, or along with some vodka … Read more

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