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Fennel and Orange Cocktail

Fennel and Orange Cocktail

Fennel and Orange Cocktail

You might be familiar with the flavors of fennel and orange in a salad, but this recipe extracts the flavors of these ingredients and puts them in your glass for a spring-worthy cocktail. Fennel, when muddled, releases its lightly sweet anise flavor into the drink, which is complemented by sweet oranges. With dry gin, vermouth,… Read More »

Izmir Iced Tea

Izmir Iced Tea with Chai Tea, Vodka, Mint, and Pomegranate

Unlike many alcoholic beverages where one flavor is the clear star, this Izmir iced tea has multiple shining elements. Influenced by the flavors of Izmir, a coastal town in Turkey, Tanya pairs mint and pomegranate (two Turkish staples) with Chai tea, an intensely spiced (with cardamom, ginger, star anise, and cloves) variation of the black… Read More »

Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshakes

Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshakes

There’s nothing like the silky blend of bananas and whipped cream to satisfy a springtime sweet-craving, and Claire’s boozy spin on this classic pie recipe is just the ticket. Nostalgic in its simplicity and fun to sip: even involving the vodka, this milkshake isn’t as naughty as you might think. Vanilla greek yogurt combined with… Read More »

Mango Rose Lassi

Mango Rose Lassi

Nothing can cool down the fire of a spicy Indian meal like mango lassi – the thick, creamy, and sweet “smoothie” of mango and yogurt. But, there’s no need to save this indulgence when you make your own at home! With mangos popping up in grocery stores across the country, now is the perfect time… Read More »

Chile con Queso

Chile con Queso

Today we bring you what may just be the king of all dips – chile con queso. Instead of relying on melting pre-processed Velveeta in the microwave, this recipe shows you how easy it is to make an all-natural, melty, queso dip completely from scratch. Nicole adds chipotle chiles, fresh jalapeños, and canned diced green… Read More »

Kiss of Light Margarita

Kiss of Light Margarita

Once in a while, we like to stray away from the traditional margarita combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur for something a little different. By changing up each of the components just a little bit, you can end up with an entirely new creation, like this Kiss of Light Margarita. Using a good… Read More »

Green Whiskey Smash

Green Whiskey Smash

St. Patrick’s Day drinking is often associated with pints of Guinness, neon green beer, and shots of Irish whiskey, but this year, we’re in the mood for something a little different. Make your party extra special this year with an easy yet elegant specialty cocktail like this Green Whiskey Smash – Alejandra’s creation that’s part… Read More »

The Vesper Cocktail

The Vesper Cocktail

If you’re a James Bond geek, then you’ll love this drink, created and invented by the man himself. Or, more accurately, by Ian Fleming, the author of the Bond series, including the 1953 novel Casino Royale. In a famous scene at a bar, the secret agent gives the bartender very strict instructions: “Just a moment. Three… Read More »

Thyme Paloma Cocktail

Thyme Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma is a traditional Mexican cocktail that proves that it’s cool to drink pink! Typically made with bottled grapefruit soda for a tart fizziness, we love Danguole’s approach, using fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (which are at their peak right now) and a splash of club soda at the end for effervescence. What sets this cocktail… Read More »

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Looking for that perfect appetizer to watch the stars stroll down the Red Carpet for your Oscars viewing party? Deviled eggs are one of our go-to cocktail party appetizers but we’re always looking for something to make them just a little more special. This recipe from Jennifer keeps us thinking green by substituting avocado for… Read More »

French 75

French 75 Cocktail

It’s Valentine’s Day and, in our opinion, you can’t celebrate a special occasion without a bottle of bubbly. There’s something about the effervescence that wakes up your taste buds and puts you in the romantic spirit of the evening. Instead of having just a plain glass of sparkling wine, this twist of the traditional French 75 cocktail… Read More »

Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

With the warm notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and clove, a hot glass of chai is the perfect way to warm up on a cool day. But sometimes you need something a bit more, shall we say, potent. Since chai is traditionally served with milk, Tina ingeniously spikes hers with aromatic vanilla vodka and serves it over… Read More »

Hurricane Cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail

Instead of choosing a side for this year’s Super Bowl, we’re going to tip our hats to the host city, New Orleans, with this classic Big Easy classic cocktail, the Hurricane. Originating in the 1940s, the Hurricane started as a creation of tavern owner Pat O’Brien as a way to get rid of the cases… Read More »

The Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

If you’ve ever wandered the streets of Venice during the early evening, you’ve no doubt seen restaurant and bar patios filled with patrons sipping on a red-orange hued cocktails known as a Spritz. Sometimes made with Campari, the unique red Italian apertivo, the more common (and loved) variety is the Aperol Spritz. In this classic… Read More »

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Today we’re taking things back to the old school…I mean, Old Fashioned. This classic combination of a strong spirit, bitters, sugar, and water is the oldest documented “cocktail” in existence, dating back to the early 1800s. This particular recipe from Greg gives the Old Fashioned a classic treatment, dissolving sugar with a few dashes of… Read More »