Articles Tagged: simple syrup

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

Monthly Mixer: Syrup Made Simple

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[The Monthly Mixer is a new column by M. Quinn Sweeney, who writes about crafting cocktails at]

Simple syrup, is called simple for a reason. It is the easiest way to sweeten a drink, and blends into a cocktail much easier than plain sugar. You can make it at home in five minutes and store it in the fridge for weeks. In a pinch, you can even mash in some fruit and pour it … Read more

Cucumber Irish Blessing

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Courtesy of Effen Vodka.… Read more

Dublin Delight

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Courtesy Grey Goose Vodka.… Read more

Irish Kilt

1 oz Irish whiskey
½ oz Scotch whiskey
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into a martini glass.… Read more

Irish Kilt

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Kiwi Masquerade

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The Starlet

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Courtesy of Moët & Chandon.… Read more

Piña Perfection Margarita

By Brian Van Flandern, courtesy of Tequila Don Julio.… Read more

George Washington Cocktail

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Most of us have the day off tomorrow to honor our first president’s birthday. He was a whiskey distiller as well as a president, so we know he liked a nice drink. We’re garnishing with a cocktail cherry as a nod to the cherry tree he supposedly chopped down and then couldn’t lie about.

Here’s a cocktail to celebrate Presidents Day in style!… Read more