Articles Tagged: Holidays

Spider’s Kiss

With a zombie-green pallor, the Spider’s Kiss is a sweet Halloween cocktail treat with a spooky appearance. Recipe by of mixologist Victoria D’Amato-Moran, courtesy of Midori.

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Sleepy Hollow Fizz

Created by Brian Miller of New York hotspot Death & Co, I thought this would be a great drink to welcome October (Rocktober for you a Rock ‘n Rollers) and begin the build up to Halloween. Death & Co will also be well represented at this weekend’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum. Enjoy Brian’s scary Halloween take on the classic fizz.

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4th of July Watermelon Cocktail

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No 4th of July barbecue is complete without watermelon. I’d like to amend that statement to include watermelon cocktails!

This refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll be throwing on the grill this Independence Day. Martha Stewart inspired this recipe, which I adapted from her watermelon and basil margaritas.

The watermelon is cool and refreshing, while the mint and basil balance the sweetness and give it a fresh, crisp herbal note. You … Read more

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?

These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.

I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.

Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:… Read more

Single-Malt Scotch:
Aberlour

The Happy Mom

This pomegranate-laden vodka cocktail wishes all moms out there a happy Mother’s Day. Yes, a few of these and you will certainly have a “happy” mom. Courtesy of Oval Vodka.

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Gentleman’s Guide to Drinking Tequila

It being Cinco de Mayo, the folks at Asylum.com, with the help of Joanne Weir author of “Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites along with a few thoughts from Beam Global Tequila Ambassadors Jaime Rodriguez, Jaime Salas and Eddie Perales — the guys behind Sauza’s Hornitos tequila.

“As Weir stresses the spirit deserves a finer appreciation than it normally receives on the sticky floor of a frat house.”

This is a prefect … Read more

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipe Roundup

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It isn’t Cinco de Mayo without margaritas! (OK, so it technically still would be the 5th of May. But not as fun.)

Here are some great recipes for your fiesta.

Whether it’s a classic margarita on the rocks or a frozen concoction with new flavors, it’s margarita time!

    Classic Margarita: You can’t go wrong with the classic margarita (remember, no sour mix!).
    Cadillac Margarita: A high-end margarita recipe with Cointreau and Grand Marnier, a reader … Read more

Herradura’s Cincorita

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla where Mexico defeated French troops that outnumbered them almost two-to-one after only two hours of fighting! The holiday has been celebrated in California since 1863, as a symbol of solidarity in response to the French occupation of Mexico from 1863-1867.

Cinco de Mayo is the largest tequila consumption day in the U.S. In fact, Americans can’t get enough of Mexico’s native spirit. Since 2002, U.S. imports … Read more

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails from Cabo Wabo

Cabo Wabo, the Ultra Premium Tequila created by the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar suggests we all rock out this Cinco de Mayo. To help out, they created these Tequila cocktails in the fun-loving spirit of Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo Alemja
Ingredients

1 oz Cabo Reposado tequila
1 oz Cabo Blanco tequila
1 oz Clamato juice

Instructions

Shake it up and serve over ice in a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Rock it out with a lime wheel.… Read more

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is over, it’s time again to whip out the Guinness, Baileys and Jameson’s whiskey and turn them into delicious cupcakes!

The Irish Car Bomb is a well-known (although not very tactfully named) drink consisting of a layered shot of Jameson’s and Bailey’s dropped in a ¾ full glass of Guinness and chugged like crazy. (Don’t let it sit; curdled Bailey’s in your beer is not an appetizing sight.)

Well, here … Read more