Articles Tagged: Cocktail Entertaining

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

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by J.K. O’Hanlon, author of “12 Happy Hours (Thirsty Jane Guides)” and “3 Ingredient Cocktails”

This is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. It’s a love-hate stretch of time, especially for hosts coming up with new ideas for drinks and food without pulling zombie-marathons in the kitchen.

I always suggest keeping it simple by … Read more

Tailgating Drinks and Eats

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Now that Football season is on full swing, we celebrate Tailgating Week!

What is tailgating and where did it come from?

According to our sources, mostly Modern Marvels Tailgating episode, Tailgating is a truly American past time spawned by the rise of American College Football in the late 1800s.  The game of college football got it’s start on the Northeast United States around New York City.

The first game was played in 1869 between Rutgers … Read more

Pumpkin Cocktails for Halloween

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Halloween is not only pumpkin-carving time; it’s also pumpkin drinking time! (But please … finish with that carving knife and put it away before you hit the sauce.)

Whether you use pumpkin spice liqueur, pumpkin spice mix, pumpkin purée or a combination, Autumn’s iconic orange vegetable (or is it a fruit?) is a welcome addition to the cocktail mixer.

Now time to mix!

Here are Drink of the Week’s top picks for Halloween pumpkin cocktails:… Read more

Oaxacan BBQ chicken

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Ingredients:

1/2 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Tequila Don Julio Anejo
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup plum tomato, chopped
2 teaspoons mole negro
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup shredded piloncillo, Mexican brown sugar (Substitute: 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon molasses)
1/3 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce (Tamazula, Valentina or Búfalo)
2 pounds chicken, cut … Read more

Super Bowl XLII / XLVI Drinking Game

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Update: Now that the Giants and Pats find themselves matched up once again in Super Bowl XLVI, we thought it appropriate to resurface this one drinking game from Super Bowl XVII. We added a few new rules to drink by. Have some rules of you own to add, do it in the comments!

New for Super Bowl XLVI
Drink anytime:

    Tom Brady and Joe Montana are mentioned in the same sentence. Drink again if you

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Hanukkah Gelt Martini

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Here’s one we created back a few years — worthy of a repost!

Michael, my bro, was searching for a good Hanukkah drink. Unhappy with what he found, he created this shiny treat instead.

We first posted this a few years ago, but we should enjoy it every year!

So, he say “Spin your dreidels, eat some latkes, and have some Hanukkah Gelt, a Hannukkah Gelt Martini that is”.
This DOTW original will keep those … Read more

Halloween Punch Recipes

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Don’t get stuck behind the bar at your Halloween party! Grab that punch bowl, mix up one of these and you’re set.

Here are devilish punch recipes that will satisfy your cocktail needs while letting you enjoy the night:

    Bloody Rum Punch
    Spirited Punch
    Jack-o-Lantern Punch
    Vampire’s Punch
    Witch’s Brew
    Flaming Tiki Pumpkin Punch
    Italian Halloween Punch
    Bloody Black Currant Punch
    Wicked Apple Punch
    Dragon Blood Punch

Even more Halloween Punch Recipes!Read more

Blood Red Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is just around the corner! This collection of tasty blood-red cocktails will get your guests in the right spooky mood. If you have a favorite red cocktail for Halloween, tell us about it in the comments.

    Blood Red Sangria
    Vampire Ritual
    Bloody Black Currant Punch
    Nelson’s Blood
    Sangue Frio (Cold Blood)
    Red Devil #2
    Vampire Blood
    The Red Witch
    Witch’s Brew #2
    Vampire’s Punch
    More Halloween Drinks

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Not-Too-Sweet Halloween Cocktails

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If you’re not into the sweet stuff, it can be a challenge to find the right Halloween cocktail. These drinks are in the spirit of Halloween but don’t contain a lot of sugar, syrup or fruit. If you like your cocktails dry, here are some great options for you:

    The Obituary Cocktail: Gin, vermouth and absinthe … cornerstones of the classic cocktail
    Red Devil #2: Campari and orange are the perfect sinister match

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Red, White and Blue Drinks for 4th of July

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Independence Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than to serve up some red, white and blue cocktails at your barbecue or block party?

Serve these cocktails (at least one from each “color”) and show your patriotic side!

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Americano – Refreshing, sparkling cocktail that include Campari and sweet vermouth

Strawberry Ginger Martini – Fruity vodka cocktail with a bit of spice from ginger liqueur

Raspberry Margarita – Fresh raspberries add … Read more

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