DIY Cocktails

Night on the Town

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Inspired by Cynar, I concocted this after-dinner variation on the Manhattan cocktail.

Cynar is a bitter liqueur made from artichokes and herbs, so this has a little bit of a vegetal flavor you don’t normally find in a Manhattan. It’s a digestif, meaning you drink it after a meal.

Don’t let the artichoke thing scare you! Cynar is a complex bitter that really adds some oomph to your drink. I imagine drinking it after a … Read more

Mojito and Collins Picks for the End of Summer

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Close out summer with some refreshing Collins and Mojito cocktails

Jalapeño Margarita

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Spice up your Margarita with jalapeno-infused tequila

Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

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Watermelon Jalapeno Slush ~ a sweet and spicy summer cocktail treat

What’s the difference between a cream liqueur and a crème liqueur?

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Cream liqueur and creme liqueur aren’t the same. So what’s the difference?

Watermelon Cocktails for Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! If you’re blessed with beautiful weather like we are (or even if you’re not), here are some tasty watermelon cocktails that are perfect for the long weekend.

    Watermelon Mojito
    Watermelon Cucumber Refresher
    Watermelon Agua Fresca Margarita
    Watermelon Granita
    Watermelon and Cucumber Gin & Tonic

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Maple Bacon Bloody Mary

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Maple Bacon Bloody Mary: Yes, everything is better with bacon!

Sangria Basics

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Sangria 101: It is so good … and so easy!

Advanced Mixology: Margarita Sorbet

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Margarita sorbet … made using liquid nitrogen!

The Awapuhi – Pau Hana Friday Cocktail

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Here’s our regular Friday cocktail from our friends at Hawaiirama as part of their regular Hawaii cocktail coverage.

Awapuhi is the Hawaiian word for a native ginger plant and this cocktail definitely has a nice, spicy ginger kick. The taste is fresh, complex and slightly sweet with a mild ginger heat. The Awapuhi is a signature cocktail at the The Red Bar, the boite located at noted Chef Bev Gannon’s Wailea joint, A Pacific View … Read more

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