If you’re looking for a simple cocktail to make for party guests, this is the one. Buy a bottle of Mija...
If you’re looking for a simple cocktail to make for party guests, this is the one. Buy a bottle of Mija Sangria and make a refreshing and cooling drink that will only take you minutes to make — serve it in a punch bowl or glasses.
- 1 Ounce gin
- 1.5 Ounces Mija Sangria
- 0.75 Ounce fresh grapefruit juice
- Lot fifty Prosecco, to top
Add ice to these 3 ingredients and shake. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Lot 50 Prosecco.
How to Make a Pitcher of Sangria
It's like adult fruit punch, with red wine, brandy, and fruit.
- Stir all of the ingredients together in a pitcher.
- Put the pitcher in the refrigerator and let stand overnight.
- Pour sangria into glasses. Garnish with an orange wedge.
Sangria is the lifeblood that fuels a lazy afternoon party in the summer, when it's too late for Mimosas but too early for hard liquor. Sangria, like sangre, like blood, is sweet and perhaps too sippable&mdashred wine, a helping of brandy, and fruit juices. How you make it varies wildly from recipe to recipe, from palate to palate. Our version leans on orange, apple, blackberry, and pomegranate to create a lush backdrop to the alcohol. Ideally, you'll be able to give yourself 24 hours to let the fruits steep into the mix, however strong the temptation might be to guzzle what amounts to a very refreshing, very grown-up fruit punch. Then, find yourself a veranda or a terrace&mdashpreferably one that's sun-dappled&mdashto plop down on with the pitcher. Share if you want, don't if you don't.
A Little Background
Sangria hails from Spain, where it was conceived many centuries ago with Spanish wine made from grapes grown on ancient vineyards. The name probably comes from sangre, the Spanish word for blood, likely due to its color rather than blood being an early ingredient. But hey, who knows. At the 1964 World's Fair in New York, Spain served up Sangria to thirsty Americans, and it's stuck around ever since. In fact, it's everywhere. You can order pitchers of it at diners and five-star restaurants specializing in Spanish cuisine. In Europe though, the E.U. ruled that only Spain and Portugal have the right to make and serve "real" Sangria, which means other European countries have to label their offshoots as such&mdashFinnish Sangria or German Sangria, for example. Somehow, that's not as appealing.
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You could make pitchers on pitchers of Sangria variations. For one thing, it's an easy drink to experiment with, so have at it. Go crazy in the produce section. We can also suggest a White Sangria recipe made with white wine, cava, and limoncello and another White Sangria recipe that's much fruitier. Sangaree is a simpler wine punch that's drunk in the Caribbean. For a hot wine cocktail, go for Mulled Wine.
What You Need
Here&rsquos what you need to do Sangria justice, beyond what you might be able to dig out of the fridge or cupboard.
15 Great Limoncello Cocktail Recipes You Should Know
1. Italian Limoncello Margarita
Margaritas are the perfect drink to serve on any occasion, and adding limoncello to this Mexican classic gives it the perfect combination of sweet and sour tastes. This recipe from A Sassy Spoon is inspired by a drink at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park and uses only natural ingredients. Make sure you learn how to dip the rim of your glass in salt for the complete presentation.
2. Cranberry Limoncello Cosmo
Cranberries go perfectly with limoncello, thanks to their tart yet sweet flavor. Cosmos are famous for their bright colors, and this one from Mighty Mrs has a lovely pink-red hue to it. This drink offers a nice balance of sweetness, a little tartness, and a good amount of alcohol, without being too overpowering.
3. Limoncello Moscow Mules
Limoncello adds a fun twist to a classic Moscow Mule, and this is a refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer evening. This recipe from Sue Bee Homemaker mixes freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger beer, and vodka, before adding lemon slices for the finishing touch.
4. Strawberry Limoncello Slush
If you used to enjoy slushies as a kid, you’ll love this strawberry limoncello slush cocktail from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen. It’s great for those hot summer evenings and is delicious and easy to make. It’s an extremely simple recipe that uses homemade strawberry lemonade with fresh strawberries as a base. After freezing the lemonade into ice cubes, you’ll put it into your blender with limoncello, and you can even top it off with a splash of sparkling wine.
5. Limoncello Mojito Cocktail
Mojitos are a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe from Inside the Rustic Kitchen adds a taste of Italy to this classic cocktail. Made with limoncello, fresh lemons, and plenty of mint, it’s a refreshing cocktail to enjoy while sitting poolside in the sun during the summer months.
6. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
This cocktail takes just five minutes to make and is sweet, bubbly, and delightful. Damn Delicious shows us how to make this wonderful drink, which requires you to simply mix prosecco, limoncello, frozen raspberries, and fresh mint together in a large pitcher, and then you’re ready to serve in your favorite stemless cocktail glassware!
7. Blueberry Limoncello Cocktail
The perfect cocktail for Thanksgiving and holiday parties, this is a vibrant and festive drink featuring blueberries and limoncello. It takes just five minutes to make and uses blueberry juice, limoncello, lemonade, and soda water. It’s a pretty effortless drink to make, from Pepper Delight, that will impress all of your guests this year with your creativity.
8. Limoncello Sangria
Combining tastes from Spain and Italy, this European blend is easy to make with limoncello and white wine. A Night Owl shows us how to make a pitcher of sangria that will be an excellent choice for any summer barbeque or outdoor gathering.
9. Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria
For those Rosé wine lovers in your family or friend group, this is the perfect drink for them. The sweetness in the wine flawlessly complements the limoncello’s tartness, and you can mix a pitcher of this sangria in just ten minutes thanks to this recipe from The Kitchn.
10. Limoncello Vodka Collins
Barefoot Contessa shares her simple recipe for this light yet enjoyable cocktail, which uses a minimal amount of ingredients. She recommends using high-quality vodka and club soda for the best results, and you’ll also add plenty of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a tart, refreshing drink.
11. Blueberry Limoncello Party Punch
There’s nothing simpler than putting together a big bowl of punch for a party or special occasion. It’s easy to make and takes up little time in the kitchen when you are worrying about preparing food and mingling with your guests. This blueberry limoncello party punch from Tablespoon uses champagne to make a decadent cocktail that all of your guests will enjoy.
12. Ginger Limoncello
Bar Notes shares a great recipe for ginger limoncello that combines fresh ginger and ginger beer with limoncello and lime juice. Topped with the contrast of jalapeno and cool mint, it’s an exotic and flavorful cocktail that takes only minutes to make.
13. Watermelon Limoncello Cocktail
Watermelon is often underused in cocktail making, but it’s a fantastic, refreshing fruit to add to any drink. What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine shares this fun recipe that can also be made without alcohol if you are catering to kids as well.
14. Homemade Limoncello
If you’ve been inspired by now to create your own limoncello, this recipe from Wholefully is simple and quick to make. It creates a sweet, citrusy alcoholic drink, and it’s the perfect drink to bottle up for a cheap but thoughtful gift this holiday season. There’s no need to buy a store-bought bottle of liqueur after you see how easy limoncello is to make at home.
15. Coachella Cello Cocktail
If you’re looking for a fun cocktail to make for a girls’ night at home, this is the drink for you. It mixes together sparkling wine, limoncello, and a strawberry-thyme simple syrup. This cocktail can be presented in a photo-worthy glass, as the strawberry syrup settles lower in the glass to create a faded effect which is perfect to capture for Instagram! Love Happy Hour provides an easy to follow recipe that uses only three ingredients, with ice and thyme to finish it off.
Limoncello is such a versatile liqueur that adds a little tartness to any sweet cocktail and can be combined with many other alcoholic drinks, fruits, and syrups to create concoctions that will be enjoyed all year round. I’d highly encourage you to try creating your own limoncello at home, as it’s simple and easy to make. With the holiday season coming up soon, impress your family and friends with one or a selection of these fun cocktails to mix up your drink offerings at your next party.
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Sangria, Spain’s contribution to summer sipping, can add a punch to hot-weather parties. Big batches of the festive beverage give red wine its moment in the sun with plenty of refreshing fruits, but mixing it at home can be time-consuming (there’s all that fruit to cut and steep) and the final product too sloshy to transport. Latitude Beverage Company makes it all a little simpler with their new-this-summer Mija Sangria. Over at Citizen Public House, bartender (and BostonChefs intern) Laura Valente likes the drink for its seasonal flavors and versatility, drinking it straight up or shaken with spirits. She shares her favorite use for the fruity concoction and shows off Mija’s mixing side with a simple bourbon cocktail.
Mija comes from the folks behind 90+ Cellars, whose main mission is making great wine more accessible. Their sangria has no additives or preservatives—just fresh fruit juice and red wine bottled in a reusable container for no-mess carrying (who wants red wine on their summer whites?) and a flip-top cap for easy opening and re-opening (it is a party drink, after all.)
You can drink Mija over a little ice, add your own fruits for a customized sangria or do as Valente does and sub in spirits for a punchier punch. Sangria is traditionally made a little boozier with brandy but pulpy flavors like orange and pomegranate had Valente reaching for a darker spirit to mix up her summer party staple, like Four Roses whisky. Bourbon and red wine may not be an intuitive match (unless it’s in a New York Sour) but the brown liquor cozies up to orange and cherry flavors (just as they do in an Old Fashioned). The rich citrus pairs well with the lighter, fruitier bourbon while the tart Luxardo cherries round out the palate. Valente adds a little effervescent soda water for a thirst-quenching glass.
Mija’s experimentation opportunities, and its stand-alone strength, make it an out-of-the-ordinary party pleaser. A handful of blueberries turns it into a festive Fourth refresher and blending it with liquor makes an instant signature drink. Mija is available at shops like Somerville’s Downtown Wine & Spirits, Savin Hill Specialties in Boston and more. A bottle in the fridge is a must-have for hot days with one on the bar reserved for social calls. Test out Valente’s recipe below to get your red wine fix when the temp goes up.
Mija Bourbon Cocktail, by Laura Valente
4 pieces of Luxardo cherries
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce Four Roses yellow label bourbon
1.5 ounces Mija Sangria
Muddle the cherries in your mixing glass and add the syrup, bourbon and sangria. Fill with ice. Shake heartily so that the cherries blend well. Pour into a Collins glass over ice and top with soda water. Enjoy.
Mija Sangria Mijalito Collins - Recipes
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The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
In a highball glass, add the sugar, mint leaves, and a splash of the club soda.
The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
Muddle just enough to dissolve the sugar and release the flavor of the mint.
The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
Squeeze the juice from the 2 halves of lime into the glass. Drop 1 squeezed half into the glass if you like.
The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
Add the rum and stir well.
The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with club soda.
The Spruce / Mateja Kobescak
Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve and enjoy.
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- Spearmint is a favorite mint variety for mojitos and the type you'll likely get from generically labeled "mint" at produce markets. Yerba buena is considered the mint of choice for an authentic Cuban mojito.
- Superfine sugar is recommended because the finer crystals dissolve better in cold cocktails. With the help of your food processor or blender, it's easy to make superfine sugar from standard sugar.
- If you don't have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon to mash the ingredients.
- Although any club soda will suffice, try a boutique soda instead. There are many great options available today, and some brands formulate sodas specifically for cocktails.
Variations and Substitutions
- Use a different sweetener, such as raw sugar or palm (coconut) sugar for best results, process them into finer grains. A splash of simple syrup, honey syrup, or agave nectar works well, too.
- Add a soft layer of flavor with lightly sweetened or flavored sodas. Many hard seltzers are good alternatives to club soda, and tonic water gives it a drier profile.
- For a fruity twist, muddle in extra fruits. Pineapple, watermelon, and raspberry mojitos are favorites. Use a combination of pomegranate seeds and juice for a delicious pomegranate mojito.
- Try a mojito sangria, a simple pitcher drink with white wine.
- Make a virgin mojito by skipping the rum and filling the glass with soda.
How Strong Is the Mojito?
The mojito is not a terribly strong cocktail. When made with 80-proof rum, the alcohol content falls in the 13 percent ABV (26 proof) range. That makes it equivalent to a glass of wine, only far more refreshing.
Where Was the Mojito Invented?
The mojito originated in Cuba, possibly derived from a 16th-century medicinal tonic known as El Draque (named after Sir Francis Drake). It's said that in the 1800s, Africans who had been enslaved and working in Cuba's sugarcane fields commonly took a similar elixir. As it advanced from tonic to beverage, the mint, lime, and sugar masked the taste of cheap rum. Havana lays claim to inventing the cocktail as it's known today with the introduction of ice and soda. The mojito grabbed international attention when Americans flocked to Cuba during Prohibition. It was supposedly second to the daiquiri on Ernest Hemmingway's list of favorite cocktails. Over the years, the rum improved, and the mojito's fame spread immensely.
What Is the Best Rum for a Mojito?
White rums are typically preferred for a mojito it's good to choose a mid-range brand. Alternatively, add extra depth to the drink's flavor with a high-end aged rum. Avoid spiced rums because the spices detract from the freshness of the mint and lime.
The sun is shining and the flowers have bloomed — it’s spring, a beautiful time of year to be outdoors sipping on a refreshing cocktail or two!
Have you ever tried to pinpoint what makes spring cocktails so enjoyable? Seasonal ingredients, of course! Sun-ripened fruit flavors, fresh floral notes, juicy citrus mixers, and aromatic herbs combine to craft the best cocktails of the year.
This spring, expect to taste the classics, such as the Gin & Tonic or Mojito, reinvented using sublime combinations of bold citrus, delicate floral flavor and garden herbs.
Here are our best spring cocktails that you can easily make at home with Monin products.
21 Cocktails to Make This Spring
1. Springtime Sparkler
This champagne cocktail is perfect for springtime celebrations, whether you’re celebrating a birthday at home or having an Easter brunch. Serve in a champagne flute and with a strawberry as a garnish. Get the recipe.
2. Raspberry Hibiscus Mojito
This spring mojito combines fresh mint, fruit, light rum, and our flavorful syrups for a refreshing cocktail. The result is a mojito combination you’ll turn to again and again! Get the recipe.
3. Strawberry Rose G & T
Featuring our 2021 Flavor of the Year, this springtime gin & tonic is easy to make. Just take classic gin and tonic ingredients — gin, tonic water, and lime juice — and add Monin Strawberry Rose Syrup. The result is a pretty-in-pink gin & tonic that’s fruity and floral. Get the recipe.
4. Honey Lavender Lemon Drop
Looking for a spring cocktail using vodka? We recommend a citrus vodka for this spring take on a lemon drop, but you can use any vodka you have to make this floral lavender cocktail. Get the recipe.
5. Cucumber Basil Cooler
Cool down with this cucumber cocktail, complete with gin, lime juice and tonic water. You can get fancy and garnish with a basil leaf and cucumber slices if you’ve got them! Get the recipe.
6. Tangerine Mojito
Can you tell we love mojitos? This citrus mojito comes together in a pinch using Monin Mojito Mix and Monin Mandarin Syrup. Complete it with your rum of choice, club soda, fresh mint leaves and lime wedges. Get the recipe.
7. Spring Blush
Spring means it’s time to break out the rosé. This cocktail does just that — made with a mix of Monin Watermelon Purée, rosé wine, citrus and fizzy ginger ale, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe.
8. White Peach Sangria
This light sangria is a classic wine punch with a peach twist. It is an excellent choice for a spring soiree and comes together quickly using Monin White Sangria Mix and Monin Peach Syrup. Get the recipe.
9. April Elderflower Martini
Looking for a springtime martini? Look no further than our April Elderflower Martini, which can be served all season long. Sparkling wine, basil leaves and fresh lime juice make for a fruity and floral gin martini that hits all the right notes. Get the recipe.
10. Lady Bird
Lemon and lavender are classic springtime flavors that are also made for cocktails. For this classy cocktail, we recommend pear vodka and fresh lemon juice with Monin Lavender Syrup and a top of club soda. The garnishes — edible flowers and pear slices — are optional, but complete the floral aesthetic of this springtime cocktail. Get the recipe.
11. Elderflower 75
A twist on the classic French 75, this springtime version uses Monin Elderflower Syrup to infuse a floral quality into this champagne cocktail. Get the recipe.
12. Hibiscus Margarita
While you may think margaritas are a summer cocktail, think again. This hibiscus margarita, using Monin Hibiscus Syrup, is a refreshing take on the classic margarita. Get the recipe.
13. Spring Bouquet
The name of this cocktail says it all! With a striking color contrast and unique spring flavors, this violet and blueberry cocktail is picture-perfect. Get the recipe.
14. Peachy Tom Collins
Who doesn’t love a Tom Collins? This springtime version uses peach and lavender syrup to lighten up the flavors. Get the recipe.
15. Exotic Blossoms Gin & Tonic
This update of the classic gin & tonic includes Monin Exotic Citrus Syrup and Monin Elderflower Syrup to complement gin and fresh lime juice with two key flavors of spring — citrus and floral. Get the recipe.
16. Spring Fling
Another gin cocktail, the Spring Fling features a powerful flavor combination of blackberry, cucumber, lemon, and gin. Garnish with cucumber slices and fresh mint for a perfect presentation. Get the recipe.
17. Bouquet of Roses
Another springtime rosé cocktail, the Bouquet of Roses combines Monin Rose Syrup with the complementary flavors of watermelon, gin, lemon juice and rosé wine. Get the recipe.
18. Springtime Mimosa
Warmer weather means it’s time for brunch with mimosas! This springtime mimosa features the classic ingredients of orange juice and champagne with the seasonal twist of Monin Peach Purée. Get the recipe.
19. Blueberry Lavender Margarita
This margarita is perfect for spring or summer due to its blueberry and lavender flavor combination. While typically served on the rocks, you could also blend this recipe for a frozen margarita. Get the recipe.
20. Strawberry Mojito
This mojito comes together easily using Monin Mojito Mix and Monin Wild Strawberry Syrup. You can even use this recipe as a base and experiment with other syrups, such as our Strawberry Rose Syrup. Get the recipe.
21. Perfect Paloma
The Paloma is a classic tequila-based cocktail usually made with tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit-flavored soda. Our version builds on that base with agave and elderflower flavors. Get the recipe.
Spring Cocktails With Monin
Monin cocktail mixers and syrups make it easy to create refreshing spring cocktails at home. From fruity flavors like lemon, blueberry, and strawberry, to floral flavors like rose, elderflower, and lavender—the combinations for springtime cocktails are endless!
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How to Make the Ultimate Mojito
The Mojito is as refreshing as a Caribbean breeze. It's a little bit sweet and citrusy fresh, with bright mint laying cover for the earthier bite of rum that makes the drink's base. It's as Cuban as a cocktail can be, dating back to the 1600s. And in this century, it has become wildly popular for downing in the hotter months.
Some recipes call for simple syrup and lime juice to save you the time of muddling the grains and freshly squeezed stuff, before mushing them with the mint to release its sharp fragrance. We prefer it the hard way, with a little elbow grease. If you're at an outdoor bar, sunglasses on, while you wield that muddler, all the better.
A Little Background
As if we'd talk about the Mojito without bringing up Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, writer of strong words and drinker of strong beverages, moved to Cuba in 1939, and a grandiose myth ballooned up about his deep admiration for Mojitos. At the iconic La Bodeguita bar in Havana, there's even a handwritten note scrawled by Hemingway on the wall: Mi mojito en La Bodeguita, mi daiquiri en El Floridita. Or, "My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri en El Floridita."
But Ernest Hemingway as a Mojito man is a myth, according to Eater, and that wall quote is forged. Really, Hemingway liked daiquiris. At least, he wrote about daiquiris all the time, and never once mentioned a Mojito. The intrigue!
These days, drinking a Mojito with Cuban rum is a tricky endeavor unless you're actually in Cuba (or a country that doesn't hate Cuba). Havana Club is the most iconic brand of Cuban rum, but we in the States are blocked from drinking it thanks to a strict embargo. However, you can get Bacardi's version of Havana Club, which is made in Puerto Rico and sold in the States. (There's a lot of drama and a nearly 20-year legal battle over which is the "real" Havana Club rum that you can read up on here.) If authenticity doesn't bother you all that much, just grab a bottle of Bacardi Superior at the liquor store. It's up to the task of making a damn good Mojito.
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The Mojito is a clean and simple highball, made with just one spirit. In that family is another rum drink, the gingery Dark and Stormy, which hails from Bermuda. And the Daiquiri, Hemingway's real drink of choice, is another, tangier rum cocktail with deep roots in the Caribbean.
If it's mint you're after, the Mint Julep is packed with it, and bourbon.
Summer Drink Recipes From Pimm's Spritz To Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Basil Sangria
Nothing beats hot weather, barbecued food and (of course) summer drinks. It's the definition of happiness. Whether it's boozy cocktails, delicious mocktails or homemade lemonades, summer is a chance for all of us to sit back, relax and (responsibly) drink. And with everything from Pimm's Spritz to Moscow Mule Punch, or Mimosa Margaritas to Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria, there's plenty of fruit-flavoured summer drinks for you to choose from.
So, if you're looking for the ultimate way to stay cool this summer, check out some of our favourite summer drink recipes now. You'll love 'em! FYI: Our Lemonade recipe is everything.
If you've already mastered how to make the perfect jug of Pimm's, try a Pimm's Spritz. It's hilariously easy, and insanely delicious.
This traditional Cuban cocktail is one of the most well-known cocktails around. Combining white rum, soda water, fresh lime juice and sugar, it&rsquos everything you could really want in a refreshing cocktail with a boozy hit.
Yep &mdash this is basically one giant moscow mule. Which means that you don't have to play bartender all night. Mint isn't technically classic in the OG cocktail, but it's a nice, fresh touch in this punch.
Mimosa Margaritas are the best combos between the two cocktails. Orange juice and champagne spiked with tequila and some juice for extra zest!
Mija Sangria Mijalito Collins - Recipes
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2 oz whiskey - bourbon or rye teaspoon demerara syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 dashes orange bitters small dash Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters (optional) Stir and serve on the rocks. Garnish with a lemon and orange peel.
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2 oz rye whiskey ¼ oz simple syrup 4-5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Stir and strain into a rocks glass that's been rinsed with absinthe, no ice. Express oils from lemon peel and discard. Go to recipe page.
1 ½ oz Aged Jamaican rum ½ oz Smith & Cross rum ¾ oz lime juice ½ oz orange curaçao ½ oz orgeat Shake and serve over crush ice. Garnish: mint sprig.
2 oz cognac 1 oz Cointreau ¾ oz lemon juice Shake and serve straight up in a half sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with an orange peel. Go to recipe page.
2 oz white rum ¾ oz lime juice 1 oz simple syrup 10-12 mint leaves Muddle mint in simple syrup. Add rum, lime and shake and strain into a collins glass over cracked ice. Top with 1-2 oz soda. Garnish with mint sprigs. Go to recipe page.
2 oz pisco ¾ oz lemon juice (lime works too) ¾ oz simple syrup ½ oz egg white (½ an egg white ) 5-6 drops Angostura bitters Shake as hard as you can, except for the bitters, and serve straight up. Let sit for 5-6 seconds, then dash the bitters on top.
2 oz citrus vodka or traditional vodka ¾ oz Cointreau ¾ oz lime juice ¾ oz cranberry juice ¼ oz simple syrup Shake and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
1¼ oz rye whiskey 1 oz Cognac scant 1 oz sweet vermouth (about ⅞ oz) teaspoon Benedictine 2 dashes Angostura bitters 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters Stir and serve on the rocks. Garnish with a lemon peel.
¾ oz gin ¾ oz Cointreau ¾ oz Lillet Blanc ¾ oz lemon juice 1 dash absinthe Shake and strain into a chilled coupe or stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry, if desired.
2 oz blanco tequila 5 oz Q Grapefruit Soda scant ½ oz simple syrup 2 lime wedges pinche salt In a collins glass, add the tequila, fill with ice, add the salt, squeeze in first lime wedge. Fill with the grapefruit soda. Squeeze in second lime wedge.
1½ oz vodka 1 oz coffee liqueur 1 oz heavy cream Combine in a rocks glass over ice and stir for 10 seconds, or so. Go to recipe page.
2 oz apple brandy or applejack scant ½ oz lemon juice scant ½ oz lime juice ¾ oz grenadine Shake and serve straight up.
2 oz vodka 4-5 oz ginger beer two lime wedges In a rocks glass or copper mug, add vodka, ice, squeeze in the two lime wedges and top with ginger beer.
2 oz cachaça ¾ oz simple syrup half a lime cut into quarters Muddle lime in simple syrup. Add cachaça, fill with ice and stir. Go to recipe page.
2 oz old tom gin 1 oz sweet vermouth ½ teaspoon Maraschino 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Stir and serve straight up. Garnish with a lemon peel.
2 oz white rum 1 oz pineapple juice 1 oz Coco López ¼ oz lime juice 1½ cups ice Combine in a blender, blend for 10 seconds. Pour into a glass of choice. Garnish as desired. Go to recipe page.
2 oz white rum ¾ oz lime juice ½ oz grapefruit juice ½ oz maraschino ¼ oz simple syrup Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish: expressed and discarded grapefruit peel
1½ oz Pimm's ½ oz gin ½ oz lemon juice ½ oz simple syrup Muddle 3 cucumber discs, combine ingredients, roll and strain into wine glass. Top with 1-2 oz soda water. Garnish with assorted fruit and herbs.
1 oz gin 1 oz Green Chartreuse 1 oz maraschino ½ oz lime juice ½ oz lemon juice Shake for 12 seconds and serve straight up. Express and discard a lemon peel. Garnish with a cherry.