Articles Tagged: DIY Cocktails

Rum Old Fashioned

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Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?

Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your … Read more

Jalapeño Margarita

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Spice up your Margaritas with jalapeño-infused tequila!

Using a fresh jalapeño from my garden, I made a super-simple infusion that adds a little oomph to the basic Margarita. The spice level is moderate, so if you want a spicier result then add another pepper. Serve it with some chips and salsa, and you’re set.

Ingredients

2 oz jalapeño tequila*
¾ oz fresh orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec

Instructions

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Maple Bacon Bloody Mary

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I love Bloody Marys! Since it’s tomato season, now is the perfect time to make this cocktail with fresh tomatoes. It’s easier than you think.

This variation includes bacon and maple syrup, but it’s not just for brunch! Bacon makes such a tasty garnish and the maple syrup perks up the natural sweetness of the fresh tomatoes.

As far as garnishes go, the Bloody Mary is the most fun. Why stop with bacon? Add the … Read more