Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktail ingredients

DIY Fig Bourbon

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

Cinnamon Syrup

The taste and smell of cinnamon bring to mind the holidays. This easy-to-make cinnamon syrup will add a little spice to your cocktails, hot or cold.

Cinnamon syrup is a key ingredient to many tiki drinks and a nice addition to whiskey cocktails. Other holiday flavors like cranberry and pumpkin match well with this spice, too.


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 cinnamon sticks, broken in half


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DIY Cocktail Onions

Cocktail onions may seem like an outdated garnish.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

DIY Sour Mix

Make your own "sour mix" ... it's easy and better than the green goo in stores

Monthly Mixer: Syrup Made Simple

Make some syrup ... it's simple

DIY Irish Cream

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so whip out the Baileys Irish cream … or don’t!

I saw this recipe for homemade Irish cream that sounds like a winner.

As the authors of DIY Cocktails, we’re always on the lookout for ways to add more homemade ingredients to cocktails.

From 52 Kitchen Adventures:

This is a ridiculously easy recipe that makes me question buying Bailey’s ever again. It tastes better, you can make as

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Brandied Apricots

Brandied Apricots, a winter favorite

Monthly Mixer: Grenadine

DIY better than what you can buy: homemade grenadine

How to Juice a Pomegranate

Pomegranate juice tastes fantastic in cocktails. Looking at a pomegranate, though, you might be left wondering how to actually get juice out of that thing! Sure, it’s easy enough to find a bottle in the store. But it can be expensive. Maybe you hit the fresh-pomegranate jackpot and want to use the bounty. Or maybe like us you always use fresh juice whenever possible.

Here’s what to do to turn that funky fruit into juice. … Read more

Honey Bourbon Cocktail Cherries

Make Honey Bourbon Cocktail Cherries ... you'll be glad you did!
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