Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktails

DIY Cinnamon-Infused Vodka

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The scent and taste of cinnamon conjure warm holiday memories. And since everything is better with booze, why not add the magic of cinnamon to your vodka?

You could use it in place of plain vodka in recipes where cinnamon would be a desirable twist, such as ones with apple, cranberry, pear, honey or cream flavors. Maybe try it in some Yule Tide Punch. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our … Read more

DIY Apple-Vanilla Bourbon

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It’s Fall, dammit! Time to get cozy with some autumnal booze.

The great thing about this simple apple-vanilla bourbon is that it’s so flexible: You can drink it alone, in a Manhattan or in a new creation of your own. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our book: DIY Cocktails.)

Granny Smith apples give a bright, pie-like flavor to the infusion. You can use any kind of apple, but sweeter apples … Read more

The Bee’s Knees

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This week we feature the classic prohibition era cocktail, Bee’s Knees. The name is a play on the old saying “The Bee’s Knees” or height of excellence and the honey used to mask the liquor taste. Most booze didn’t taste so good back during in the 1920’s.

Ingredients:
2 parts Gin
1 part honey syrup*
1 part lemon juice

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well (10 – 20 seconds). Strain … Read more

The Great Pumpkin

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This week’s drink is perfect for Autumn and a nice change of pace from many of the ultra-sweet cocktails that make the rounds on Halloween.  You can sip the Great Pumpkin while you wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear (or while you watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on TV).

The level of DIY-ness in this cocktail is up to you! I juiced apples from a local farm but used organic pumpkin puree … Read more

Hey, Fig Spender

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This sweet, autumn variation on a Manhattan is the perfect drink to sip by the fireplace. It takes a little DIY effort, but it’s worth it.

Make some fig bourbon for this tipple, and if you’re really feeling like a mixologist, make the bitters yourself, too. Dubonnet is an aperitif much like sweet vermouth, and it can be found in most liquor stores.

This is a sophisticated treat for an upscale Halloween party or holiday … Read more

DIY Fig Bourbon

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Figs are in season where I live (and in most of the US), so now is a great time to use this delightful fruit in cocktails. You can even enjoy this fig infusion long after the season is over!

The flavor of this fig bourbon is perfect for Fall and holiday drinks. Try it in a Manhattan or with a little soda and a squeeze of lemon. I use Black Mission figs, but you can … Read more

Tomato Martini

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Tomatoes are in season! When you make bruschetta or pico de gallo, set aside a couple of tomatoes to make this crazy-delicious Martini.… Read more

DIY Cocktail Onions

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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

Unique Fruit and Herb Cocktail Combinations

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As you know, we’re all about using fresh fruit and herbs here at Drink of the Week. We’re also about helping you be creative with your cocktails!

So here are some fantastic fruit and herb combinations that you might not have tried before:

Basil mixes well with …

    strawberries
    blackberries
    watermelon
    cucumber
    lemon

Sage mixes well with …

    plums
    peaches
    pineapple
    blackberries

Rosemary mixes well with …

    grapefruit
    strawberries
    peaches

Mint mixes well with …… Read more

Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

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My little jalapeño plant has been producing like a champ, so I’ll be sharing a few jalapeño-inspired cocktails. One of my favorite ingredients to mix with jalapeño is watermelon, and this frozen drink is the perfect thing for warm, later-summer afternoons. And this recipe is super easy, so you won’t have to wait long before you’re in sweet and spicy heaven!

Ingredients

    1 cup watermelon chunks, frozen
    2 oz silver tequila
    1 jalapeño, sliced
    1

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