Articles Tagged: sparkling

Strawberry Basil Mojito

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This week we’re giving the classic mojito a Springtime twist! Mixology Monday XXXVIII is being hosted over at the Wild Drink Blog, and the theme is “Superior Twists.” The idea is add a twist to a classic cocktail that sends it over the top of cocktail goodness.

Strawberries and basil make a great combination—each has its own brand of sweetness. The two complimentary flavors are an ideal match for the light and refreshing mojito. What … Read more

The Celtic Buck

A “Buck” is a cocktail made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice and a base spirit. This variation is made with Scotch whisky.

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Absolut Mango Review

Absolut has released its newest flavored vodka, mango. Why mango? It’s one of the most popular fruits in the world and grown in nearly every tropical region, and they are tasty. According to Matthias Aeppli, Vice President Marketing, V&S Absolut Spirits, “The mango is quite unique. It is a year-round source of natural sweetness, and it has a juiciness and aroma beyond all comparison. Personally, I love to mix mango with chili or pineapple.”

To … Read more

Vodka Ice Cream Soda

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Born from the glaciers of Iceland IS Vodka (pronounced “ice”) is a beautiful blend of European wheat and pure esker water distilled seven times to create one of the most smooth and drinkable wheat vodka’s I’ve tasted. While I generally enjoy my vodka in martini form sans vermouth, and yes, this one works great, try this cocktail as it truly brings out the clean flavor of this premium vodka. IS Vodka is distilled in Hertfordshire, … Read more

Firefly Flavored Vodkas Product Release

Firefly Distillery in South Carolina has managed to stand out in the crowded world of flavored vodkas with a uniquely Southern take on vodka.

Its Sweet Tea and Muscadine Wine flavored vodkas are “sippin’ vodkas” that also work well for simple cocktails like a vodka tonic.

This month marks the first time the company can distribute its product to all 50 states, so now it will be easier to find!

Here’s a Firefly concoction I … Read more

The Concorde

After having an excellent muddling lesson in Vegas with Tony Abu-Gamin, I have become a fan of all things muddled. Muddled cucumber and Jett energy vodka make a green, refreshing and simple St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail. OK the name doesn’t really suggest a St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail, but why not. Leave a comment with your “Irish” name for this cocktail. Recipe courtesy of Jett Vodka, photo by Steve Bao.

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Oscar Cocktails

Celebrate Oscar like the stars. How? With swanky cocktails of course. The folks at Oval Vodka and Absinthe Mata Hari sent in a few fun recipes you can try at home. Enjoy “The Red Carpet” as the stars parade into the auditorium, and the “Starlet Cocktail” as they dole out the statues.

The Red Carpet

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Oval vodka
1 oz Campari
1 oz Hiram Walker pomegranate schnapps
1 oz pomegranate juice
½ … Read more

Basil Hayden Wish

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It’s Fashion Week! And after seeing all the latest trends on the runway, it’s time for the fashion mavens and celebrities to hit the bar.

Basil Hayden’s shared the special recipe concocted for the Cynthia Rowley show this week. So those of us who aren’t hobnobbing with the glitterati in New York City this week can have a taste of the glamor no matter what we’re wearing.

Bourbon and champagne? With strawberry? I’m all over … Read more

Campari Sparkling Passion

Created by owner Giovanni DeNigris at Trattoria Trullo in Chicago, this Valentine’s Day cocktail owes itself to one man’s undying love and passion for a beautiful woman (or at least the Campari).

As the story goes, Davide Campari, the youngest son of Campari’s creator, fell madly in love with one of Italy’s most popular opera singers, Lina Cavalieri, in the early 1900s. Davide met Lina after she had modeled for one of Campari’s groundbreaking advertisements. … Read more

Godiva Royale

This sinful creation from Godvia Liqueur is the perfect accompaniment to our Chocolate covered Strawberries. You’ll make great marks by turning a simple glass of Champagne into a decadent cocktail of rick chocolaty goodness. Courtesy of Godiva Liqueur.

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