Articles Tagged: Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Whiskey Cocktails

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Seems like it isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without a little Irish whiskey. On second thought, make that a lot of Irish whiskey. If you’re looking for a way to mix it up instead of downing it straight, here are some tasty Paddy’s Day cocktails for you!

Irish Tea Party

Ingredients:
4 parts sweetened green tea (chilled)
1 part Jameson Irish whiskey
½ part Pernod absinthe

Directions:
Rinse rocks glass with Pernod absinthe. Add ice. Pour … Read more

Irish Spring Cocktail

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This St. Patrick’s Day we thought it was time for a green cocktail that’s a little different.

The little bit of celery juice  and mint add a fresh spring flavor and scent. Use your best gin in this one, as the flavor really comes through and the other ingredients are a good compliment to that spirit.

One of the most difficult parts about creating these new drinks is naming them. We had a good laugh … Read more

Mardi Gras 2010

With the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV, this year’s Mardi Gras Celebration aims to be one of the best ever. If you can’t be in NOLA, we’ve got a whole host of New Orleans Classics and Mardi Gras themed cocktails. We’ll start with these new drinks from Skyy Infusions.

Mardi Grape

Ingredients:
2 oz Skyy Infusions Grape
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz grape juice
½ oz club soda

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients … Read more

Margarita of Love

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Pink drinks abound on Valentine’s Day. But here’s one that looks pretty in pink without being super sweet.

This drink will look beautiful as a part of a romantic display while still delivering kick-ass margarita goodness. So if you and your sweetie are more into cocktails than champagne, try the Margarita of Love this Valentine’s Day!

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New Year’s Cocktails 2010

Well, that’s it: 2009 is almost a wrap, but not before we have a few cocktails first. As always, Drink of the Week has some clever new cocktails for your enjoyment. First, a couple of cocktails for New Year’s Eve. Start with the New Year’s Sparkler and then just around midnight switch to the Midnight Kick for just that. A bit of tequila will keep the night going strong. On New Year’s Day, you can … Read more

Holiday Cocktails from Chivas Regal

Courtesy of Chivas Regal.

December Cocktail

Ingredients:
1 ¼ oz Chivas Regal 12 yo
Dash cinnamon syrup
2 oz apple juice

Instructions:
Build all the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass and add ice cubes. (Cinnamon syrup can be made by mixing equal parts of powder sugar and warm water. Heat with a stick of cinnamon and let rest until cold, when the cinnamon will have infused fully). Garnish with a pinch of Cinnamon powder, flamed.… Read more

Campari Bitter Bash

Earlier this week the folks at Campari held their Holiday Bitter Bash at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco. It was night of Negronis and other tasty Campari cocktails. Upon entering the bar we were greeted by some of Santa’s Helpers with a bowlful this wonderful punch created by mixologist Jon Gasparini of Rye on the Road

Campari Nicaraguan Punch
Ingredients

    15 oz Campari
    10 oz Flor de Caña 7 year
    7 ½ oz Cinzano … Read more

Golden Gate Persimmon Cocktail

Persimmon is one of my favorite fall fruits. It looks like autumn to me more than apples or turning leaves. So here’s a recipe for enjoying this unusual yet simple fruit in a cocktail. Courtesy of Square One Vodka, credit to Allison Evanow. (Beautiful photo from Food Librarian, who loves persimmon as much as I do and shares some other recipes.)

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Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

We at Drink of the Week wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you readership and thankful that we make your day a little brighter.

Cheers!

The DOTW Team

As always, we like to share a few links that expand on how many Thanksgiving traditions got started. Of course, this is peppered with some fun Thanksgiving recipes.

Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

    Mental Floss gives us a detailed look at … Read more

Jack-o’-Lantern Punch

No Halloween festivity is complete without a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern. This year, impress your friends by serving up this delightful rum punch right inside a pumpkin! Make it at home, bring it over, serve it up, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie. Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña rum is slow-aged and highly acclaimed for its flavor profile. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla mesh perfectly with the fresh lemon juice, cloves and apple juice to make this … Read more