Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktails

DOTW Giveaway!

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We want you to start out the new year with a copy of our awesome book DIY Cocktails and a prize from our vault of goodies

To enter, check out our cocktail suggestions for National Hot Tea Month and leave a comment to let us know which one was your favorite! 

Contest ends January 8th. Good luck!… Read more

Top Five Drinks Trends for 2012

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2012 is here! We’d been waiting for it, watching it creep upon us but for some reason it’s still surprising when it actually gets here. Now that the hoopla has died down, we have been thinking about what will be popular on the wine and spirits front in 2012.

    DIY – Do It Yourself continues to rage. Given the continuing uncertainty in the economy, people will continue to be their own bartenders, shaking and mixing

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DOTW Giveaway!

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Our favorite thing about ringing in the new year is the exciting possibility of starting over again with a fresh outlook and renewed sense of purpose. To help kickstart your new year, we would like to give you some goodies including a new copy of our book DIY Cocktails! 

To enter, check out the Top Ten Drinks of 2011 and leave a comment to let us know which one was your favorite! 

Contest ends January … Read more

Ginger Bubbly

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It’s time for Champagne! Add a little ginger kick to your sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays. This sparkler is festive yet simple, so it’s perfect for Christmas and New Year’s.

Happy Holidays from Drink of the Week!

Ingredients:
1/2 oz ginger syrup*
4 to 6 oz sparkling wine

Directions:
Pour ginger syrup in the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe, the top off with sparkling wine to taste.

Ginger Syrup*

Ingredients:
1/2 cup … Read more

Cocktail Books To Give For The Holidays

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There is no better gift to give this season that an amazing cocktail book.  These books are perfect for your favorite or not so favorite person.  And, the best thing is that these books keep on giving!  By teaching a person how to unleash their inner mixologist, these books benefit everyone in their life.  Really, who doesn’t like to be served a kick-ass cocktail when going to a friend’s barbeque or a co-worker’s cocktail party … Read more

DIY Blood Orange-Infused Vodka

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Good quality ingredients produce a good quality product, that’s why there is a good reason you have a favorite vodka. Your favorite brand doesn’t cheat you on quality, so you shouldn’t go for cheap ingredients when you decide to try out your own DIY recipes at home.

The winter season produces a lot of citrus fruits including tangerines, mandarin, oranges and grapefruit. Because fresh fruit equals fresh flavors, now is a great time to take … Read more

Cocktail Reads To Gift For The Holidays

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We are avowed bibliophiles (book lovers) at DOTW and consume books on drink history, spirits and cocktails. There have been amazing books published in the last few years on drinking history, Prohibition and the exploration of cocktail culture. We can’t think of a better gift to give for the holidays.

Here are our top picks for for your favorite book lover:

    DIY Cocktails. We can’t help ourselves. It might not be what you think

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DIY Holiday Gifts for Cocktail Lovers

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Homemade holiday gifts are often the best! Aside from saving you a little money, they show the person getting the gift that you took the time out of your busy schedule to make something by hand with care. These DIY infusions and garnishes are simple and delicious. You even have enough time left before Christmas to experiment with your own variations on my recipes.

Of course, any of these homemade treats would pair well with … Read more

DIY Cranberry Liqueur

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‘Tis the season for cranberries! This homemade cranberry liqueur has a bright flavor and beautiful color, making it a delightful DIY holiday gift. It’s easy to make yet still impressive enough to share.

You can play with flavors a bit by adding vanilla or cinnamon to your batch. Use it in a Cosmopolitan or a creation of your own! (For ideas on how to design your own drinks, check out DIY Cocktails.)

This recipe makes … Read more

Cranberry-Honey Cocktail

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This Thanksgiving, be grateful for cocktails! The cranberry-honey syrup is also delicious combined with sparkling water or club soda for a non-alcoholic alternative.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz cranberry-honey syrup*
1 oz fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

*Cranberry-honey syrup

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce … Read more

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