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Time to take a midsummer pause to celebrate Independence Day. It may mark our struggle against tyranny and taxes, but for the majority of us it means fireworks, parades and food! This means drinks for all that celebrating and washing down those eats. We’ve assembled a fun collection of cocktails with an American theme.
Here’s a few to get you started:
Red White & Blue
This post from Gothamist hits close to home. I started this site many years ago to get away from the dreaded Gin & Tonic. Not that there is any wrong with the simplicity of the gin, vodka, whiskey, tonic, soda combinations, they are efficient but let’s face it, boring.
Yes, this is the year of the cocktail and there are quite a few gourmet bartenders popping up in upscale bars, but still the ease of … Read more
Stir up a delicious treat for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Our friends at Pernod Ricard whipped up a few recipes as a fun alternative to stalwart of the Mother’s Day Brunch – the Mimosa, not that I have anything against the classic combination of Champagne & Orange Juice.Mama’s Malibu Martini
1 part Malibu Rum
1 part Kahlúa
1 part icy cold milk
Shake well and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with … Read more
To get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, the folks at Pernod-Ricard sent us some great new recipes. Putting a new twist on the Holiday, these drinks feature exotic and very un Irish ingredients such as rum, vodka and tequila. Of course, Jameson Irish Whiskey is also a prime ingredient.
Malibu Pot O’ Gold
½ part Malibu pineapple rum
½ part Malibu rum
1 part pineapple juice
Shake and serve up in a martini … Read more
Vote for your favorite picture of the year through cocktails.
Enjoy watching the Academy Awards with one of these Best Picture Nominee-inspired cocktails. These drinks will sure to have you on your feet by the end of the night, declaring: “You like me, you really like me!”Royal-Tea
(Created in honor of the Academy Award-nominated film The Queen)
2 parts Beefeater Gin
2 parts brewed and chilled Earl Gray Tea
Squeeze of lemon juice… Read more
Gary Regan, celebrated mixologist and writer gives us a terrific journey into the world of new small-batch gins flavored with much more than just the required juniper berry. These days, gin is flavored with a wide variety of herbs, spices and botanicals including lavender, caramom, cinnamon, ginger and citrus. This makes for many a ideal martini, each unique to the batch of gin at its base.
Regan reviews a handful of small batch gins including … Read more
The nice folks at Thrillist are giving away some nice bottles of super-premium spirits and a Metrokane barware set just for giving them your email address. They’re picking a new winner each week until either they run out of booze and bar sets.
Thrillist is a New York based daily email covering the latest in food, drink, gear, gadets and travel. They only send one item each day, so as not to overload us with … Read more
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