Articles Tagged: collins

Tom Collins

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The Tom Collins is a great drink to beat the heat on a hot Summer day and it a fascinating origin. Of course, the origin of the Tom Collins is disputed. 

Back in the Summer of 1974 bar patrons in the Northeastern United States began playing a practical joke on their friends know as the the Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874 As the gag went, one friend would ask another if he knew Tom … Read more

Mojito and Collins Picks for the End of Summer

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Summer is on its way out but that doesn’t mean it’s time to whip out the hot drinks and sweaters just yet. The weather here hasn’t quite gotten the memo about the season change, so I’ve been inspired to drink collins- and mojito-style cocktails: tall, cool, light and sparkling.

Here are my picks for refreshing cocktails perfect for any season … but especially satisfying during this transition time:

Cucumber Basil Collins: Cucumber-infused gin and … Read more

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mojito

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It’s grilling weather where I am, so I was looking for something I could sip on the deck while cooking over the coals. The rosemary bush in my yard and the giant red grapefruits I bought at Whole Foods called to me, so I put them together in a variation on one of my absolute favorite warm-weather concoctions: the Mojito.

I ran out of sugar to make simple syrup, so for my second one I … Read more

Hudson Highland Cup

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Happy Robert Burns Day! Today is the birthday of the Scottish poet who wrote “Auld Lang Syne” (among many other things), so why not celebrate with a scotch cocktail?

The Tippling Bros developed this cocktail for a Boozy Robert Burns Dinner this weekend in New York City, and along with the folks at Highland Park, were kind enough to share it. Read some Robert Burns poems, mix this concoction and celebrate Scotland’s national poet and … Read more

10 Boozy Ways to Beat the Heat

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I don’t know about where you are … but where we are it’s damn hot! Here are some recipes to help you manage during this unseasonable heat wave.

1. Raspberry Sparkler: Raspberries, Campari, tequila and blood orange soda will help you stay cool.
2. Pineapple Mai Tai: Also known as a Pai Tai, this island cocktail is made for hot weather.
3. Strawberry Basil Mojito: Load it up with ice and enjoy the perfect pairing

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Raspberry Sparkler

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The 4th of July may be over, but refreshing red cocktails are here to stay! This drink gets its bright red hue from raspberries, Campari and blood orange soda. The combination of bitter and sweet is enhanced with the subdued smoke of tequila reposado.

We used Cabo Wabo tequila and blood orange Italian soda from Whole Foods, but there are a variety of brands that will do the trick. If you can’t find blood orange … Read more

Cucumber-Basil Collins

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A tall, cool collins is my favorite weapon against a hot day. This cocktail was an excuse to use the gin I infused with cucumbers and the basil I’ve been growing in a container on my deck. And it was the most refreshing, satisfying drink I’ve had in a long time. The cucumber gin was extremely easy to make and adds a lightly sweet flavor to the cocktail.… Read more

Super Bowl XLIV Cocktail: Who Dat Highball

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Every Super Bowl party needs a signature cocktail! Here’s one for the Who Dat Nation. This gold highball is a twist on a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Roffignac. Go Saints!

Unlike many New Orleans cocktails, it’s easy to make in batches for a crowd. Just keep a mix of the cognac and syrup base in the fridge, and guests can pour themselves a drink and just top off with club soda.… Read more

Grateful Cranberry Cocktail

This fall cranberry cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s light enough that it won’t compete with a plate full of turkey and mashed potatoes. But the unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is full enough to satisfy the taste buds.… Read more

Sangue Frio (Cold Blood)

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