DIY Cocktails

Martin Miller’s DIY Gift Pack Giveaway

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It’s still Summer, so why not giveaway some cool stuff to make cocktails and a $150 Amex Gift Card. Simply like this page, comment or like Martin Miller’s Facebook Page and you’ll be entered to win a DIY Summer Cocktail Gift Pack containing a shaker and other bar tools, a copy of our book DIY Cocktails and $150 Amex Gift Card (for incidentals).

* To enter you must be at least 21 years of age … Read more

The Kilauea – Pau Hana Friday Cocktail

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Here’s our regular Friday tropical cocktail from Hawaii from our friends at Hawaiirama.

It’s a pretty neat trick to bring a volcano to your bar. But no, a pink-and-white lava flow cocktail is definitely not evocative of a volcano. Ask anyone who has walked next to the glowing molten rock. So Allan Labayo, bartender at the posh Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, Maui decided to right this wrong by making a volcanic cocktail with a … Read more

Strawberry Tarragon Cocktail

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Strawberry, tarragon and gin ~ a match made in heaven

Pau Hana Cocktails for the Tin Man Triathlete

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Friday means end of work week and time to kickback. We’re continuing with our drink menus from Tim Rita, mixologist extraordinaire at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Here’s a flight of three drinks he created in honor of the Tin Man Triathlon, a lightweight race that is a tongue-in-cheek node to the more prominent Iron Man on the Big Island.  (FYI, this post is from our friends at the Hawaii travel zine Hawaiirama – part … Read more

Low-Calorie H2O Cocktails

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You don’t need fake sugar to make a low-cal cocktail. Try infusing water!

Lychee Gimlet

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Until this drink, I’d never had a cocktail made with fresh lychees. Their bumpy shell houses a squishy, gelatinous fruit with a little seed inside that. It tastes like a sweeter more syrupy grape with an exotic fruit twist. Nolet’s Gin sent me a box of lychees and a suggestion for how to use them … a Gimlet made with lychees. How could I resist?

In case you’ve never seen a lychee before (I hadn’t), … Read more

Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 & 3

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Enjoy the fun, the madness and the great drinks that make up Tales of the Cocktail

Plum Smash

This week’s drink is my favorite of this summer! Juicy, dark-red plums combine with thyme and bourbon to make a surprisingly complex cocktail. The vanilla notes of the bourbon underscore the tart and sweet flavors to make for a refreshing and fresh tasting drink.… Read more

How to Muddle

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Many cocktail recipes tell you to “muddle” ingredients. We’ll explain what a muddler is and how you use it to make cocktails.

Watermelon Mojito

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Watermelon Mojito

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