Articles Tagged: Spring Drinks

The Ultimate Cuba Libre

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Now that we Americans can finally visit Cuba legally, what else could we feature this but the Cuba Libre. Although its origins are a bit foggy, it is said to have been created around 1900 in Cuba. To help celebrate this momentous occasion the folks at Matusalem Rum are sharing their Ultimate Cuba Libre recipe. Matusalem was first produced in Santiago de Cuba in 1872 and was produced there until 1959. The brand is now … Read more

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

Cielo Rosso

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Spring is upon us again, and not a moment to soon! As we shake of the cloak of winter, we can once again enjoy light refreshing cocktails that make a Spring evening so wonderful. This week’s cocktail was created by Manny Hinojosa, winner off last year’s Shake It Up: The Battle of the Mixologists competition. The Cielo Rosso, Manny’s creation using Campari, SKYY infusions Citrus, Ruby Red grapefruit juice, Lemon Juice and simple syrup laced … Read more

Skinny Mini

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Spring is coming and it is time to shed those extra holiday pounds, what to do? Created by nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, the Skinny Mini is a slenderizing sipper low-cal libation.

The Skinny Mini

1 cup of Svedka vodka
1.5 cups of Crystal Light, Orange Sunrise flavor
.5 cup fresh raspberries
.5 cup fresh oranges
Ice, crushed

Blend together vodka, crystal light, fruit and ice. Pour into tall glass. Add fruit to garnish. Sip and Enjoy!… Read more

Jimmy Russell’s Mint Julep

I had the pleasure to meet Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at this past Fall’s whiskeyfest. Jimmy is a true legend in bourbon distilling, having been at it for 54 years. One thing Jimmy has learned in his years is that the perfect cocktail for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. 

With 54 Derbies under his belt, Russell’s Julep has been precisely refined. He uses his higher proof of Wild Turkey 101, which … Read more

Earth Day – Organic & Sustainable Spirits

post iconThis year the beverage industry is full of sustainable and organic products. We’ve had the pleasure to try a few. …Read More

April Fool’s

Seems like a good day for drinking? This day is one of fun, merriment and hoaxes. Of course, I have to work.

Apple Fool’s
Ingredients

1 shot (1 ½ oz) of sour apple schnapps
½ oz grenadine
Lemonade

Instructions

Fill a tall glass tumbler with ice. Add Sour Apple schnapps and grenadine. Fill remainder of tumbler with lemonade. Serve.

Trickster
Ingredients

1 shot (1 ½ oz) of amaretto
1 shot (1 ½ oz) of vodka… Read more

Low Calorie Spring Cocktails

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It’s Easter, it’s Passover and that means spring is here in full swing. It also is a good time to count a few calories so we can all look smashing in swim togs come summer. Our friends at Suntory makers of some fantastic whisky as well as Midori & Zen Green Tea Liqueur have put together this collection of light refreshing cocktails that are perfect for sipping and calorie counting.

Midori Lemonade (80 Calories)

1 … Read more

Spring Cocktails

Well, we made through another winter—and not a moment too soon. Having survived last week’s Northeaster in NYC, this barkeep is ready for the warm weather.

To help celebrate, our new friend Rebecca sent us four refreshing cocktails that evoke the brightness of spring. She was also kind enough to brave the storm and introduce me to some amazing cocktails at Sapa an extremely cool spot on 24th Street near Madison Park that serves French … Read more

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