Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktails

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

Strawberry Pisco Sour

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When Pisco Portón sent me a bottle of its spirit, the first thing that sprung to mind was, “It’s Pisco Sour time!” As I reached for the simple syrup in the fridge, right next to it, I saw a jar of strawberry syrup I made. That gave me an idea.

The floral and light fruit notes in the pisco seemed like a natural match for strawberry. In keeping with the light spring tone of the … Read more

Kentucky Apple Sour

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a recipe from our book, DIY Cocktails. Horse racing and bourbon go hand in hand, but you don’t have to be in the stands wearing your best seersucker suit or fancy hat to enjoy a little bit of Kentucky at home!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz  fresh apple juice
½ oz  fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail … Read more

Mango Margarita

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Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

Announcing DIY Cocktails!

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We at Drink of the Week are proud to announce the release of our first book, DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks.

With only ten ratios to master, you’ll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Cheers!

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Basil Mojito

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Almost no drink welcomes warm weather the way a good mojito does. It’s simple and refreshing! I mixed up some basil mojitos. An easy way to change up your cocktail is to substitute ingredients. By using basil instead of mint, we found a whole new drinking experience without much work.

Try it out with basil or any of your favorite herbs! You can learn more about substitutions and creating new cocktail recipes in our book, … Read more

Italian Sparkling Citrus Punch

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To continue our celebration of spring and our new book, here’s a fun recipe from DIY Cocktails! This punch is like a big champagne cocktail for you and all your friends. The crisp lemon flavor and effervescence are the perfect way to keep celebrating spring!

I like to use Meyer lemons, which are a little sweeter than your typical lemon. For those who prefer less alcohol, you can reduce the amount of vodka or skip … Read more

Black Rose

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We’re so excited that the book we wrote is now officially out! It’s called DIY Cocktails, and it tells you everything you need to know to create your own cocktails from scratch using your own recipes. Of course, we included some of our recipes in there. Here’s one that is a simple and satisfying twist on a Vodka Tonic.

The Black Rose has the fruit and herb flavor that will help you ring in … Read more

Cucumber Mint

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We’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, so green drinks are theme of the day. Moon Mountain created this light refreshing cocktail as a classy alternative to traditional green beer. This one is easy to make at home and has plenty of green to keep you from getting a pinch.… Read more

Embarcadero Dandy

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Last week, the Federated Media crew made a pilgrimage to the Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts in San Francisco for a cocktail class lead by 2010 Bartender of the Year, H. Joseph Ehrmann.

H. started the class with a bit of cocktail history and overview of tools and technique, after which we got down to the business of mixing cocktails.

We were taught how to make 3 drinks: one stirred, one shaken and one … Read more

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