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Jelly shots are a popular party favor and you can use your imagination to create your own jiggly shooters with these basic ideas and recipes.
The Hot Toddy is a popular warm drink and the recipe is very easy to follow: your choice of brandy, rum, or whiskey with hot tea, lemon, and honey.
The classic Margarita cocktail recipe requires only three ingredients (tequila, triple sec, and lime) and is easier to make than you may think
The Manhattan is whiskey's answer to the Martini and is a simple mix that is a sophisticated sipper, perfect for enjoying your favorite whiskey.
Highballs are mixed drinks that are typically are typically made up of just a few ingredients and served in a tall glass. This list includes the most common highballs served in bars.
The Long Island Iced Tea is potent and popular drink recipe that includes five liquors including gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and triple sec.
The White Russian is one of the most popular vodka cocktails and the recipe is one of the easiest you will find. You can also get fancy and layer the ingredients.
Halloween cocktails are some of the most inventive, creative, and creepiest drinks around. If you are hosting a Halloween bash or any other party that could use a little creepy fun, check out this list of cocktails, mixed drinks, and shooters that are ideal for the occasion.
Find easy recipes for making fun shots and shooters for your next party. These tiny drinks are packed with liquor and filled with a variety of flavors.
There are many 'martinis' though there is only one Martini. Learn how to make the classic gin cocktail and find simple variations.
If you are just starting to pick through the many rum cocktails available, these 10 recipes are a good place to begin and they show off rum's full range.
Tequila cocktails are endless and take on a wide range of flavors. These 10 cocktails showcase tequila and are essential to a well-rounded tequila experience.
Great cocktails do not have to be expensive. Here are ten easy and cheap cocktail recipes which can be made at home for very little money.
Absolut, Grey Goose, and Ketel One are just a few of the most popular premium vodka brands on today's market and are included in this list of vodkas you should know.
Vodka is used in many cocktails, but few are as popular as these 10 vodka cocktails which are easy recipes and essential to a well-rounded drink repertoire.
Simple syrup is an essential sweetener for drinks and cocktails and it is very easy to make yourself. Find tips, recipes, and flavored syrup ideas.
Ten of the best drinks for fall, including warm drinks and cocktails with seasonal flavors like pumpkin and apple.
A fun name, a fun cocktail. The Sex on the Beach cocktail is a fruit-filled vodka cocktail and this easy recipe is perfect for everyday sipping.
The original gin Martini inspired an entire style of cocktails that have taken the martini name. This extensive recipe collection includes new and classic martinis of almost every flavor imaginable.
The Moscow Mule is a simple mixed drink and its recipe requires only vodka and ginger beer. This snappy drink has recently become popular and there's a good reason.
From many versions of pumpkin-flavored martinis to mixed drinks that use seasonal pumpkin liqueurs, this list is all about making a drink with one of the favorite fruits of the season.
Affordable vodka doesn't have to mean poor quality. Here are 5 of favorite vodkas that sell for around $10 and are perfect for most cocktails.
Transform your favorite cocktails into jelly shots using these simple recipes that mix flavored gelatins and liquors to create fun, jiggly party favors.
The Mai Tai those great tiki cocktails witg the rum and fruit combination that we love in tropical drinks and here you will find two recipes to explore.
The classic Daiquiri is a drink that everyone should know and it is so easy to make, requiring just three ingredients, including your favorite rum.
The Mojito is a favorite cocktail for many and its simple recipe of rum, lime, and mint is perfect for cooling down and relaxing with friends.
The Bloody Mary is a popular tomato and vodka drink that is as spicy as you like it. Find this recipe and other tomato and clamato cocktail recipes.
Best to be enjoyed before dinner, the Negroni has long been a favorite among gin cocktails, and its recipe is very easy: gin, Campari, and vermouth.
Cocktail recipe for a Whiskey Sour, a classic sour drink of bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup.
Cocktail recipe for a Black Russian, a popular vodka and coffee liqueur (usually Kahlua) drink served on the rocks.
Find out how many shots or cocktails you can get out of a standard bottle of liquor.
Cocktail recipe for a Pumpkin Martini, an easy pumpkin-flavored cocktail made with vanilla vodka and cream and pumpkin liqueurs.
The Cosmopolitan is one of the prettiest and popular cocktails you will find and the vodka and cranberry recipe is really easy to make yourself.
The Apple Martini (or Appletini) is a popular cocktail and there are many ways to create one. Find a full list of apple-flavored martini recipes here.
Sour mix is a common ingredient for the bar. It is a tart syrup that is best when made from scratch using fresh fruit and this easy to follow recipe.
Get a taste for 1940's New Orleans with this classic Hurricane cocktail recipe. The rum and fruit mix is perfect for summer or any occasion.
The Pina Colada is a favorite summer cocktail and it's very easy to make. This recipe is for the shaken version and require 3 ingredients and no blender.
The Tom Collins is one of those timeless drinks that will long remain a favorite. This simple highball recipe uses gin, sour mix, and is topped with soda.
The Martini, Margarita, and Mojito are some of the best cocktails of all time and are among the top ten classic drink recipes that you should know.
RumChata is a cream liqueur produced in Wisconsin that has quickly become a favorite for many drinkers.
Cocktail recipe for a Vesper Martini, a Gordon's gin, Kina Lillet dry vermouth and vodka martini drink. The Vesper is the famous cocktail James Bond orders in Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.
Cocktail recipe for an Old-fashioned, a classic bourbon drink served on the rocks with muddled and Angostura bitters.
Cocktail recipe for a Tequila Sunrise, a classic tequila drink with orange juice and grenadine that rises from the bottom and simulates a sunrise.
There are many claims to the perfect hangover cure and some of the work. Find tips for curing your hangover and find some relief from the pain.
A guide to the most popular brands of whiskey including value, premium and super premium whisky listed by style.
Brandy was often used in classic cocktails and this list contains ten of the most popular recipes that remain favorite drinks today.
The Lemon Drop Martini is a simple, 3-ingredient recipe - vodka, lemon, and syrup - that creates a sweet and sour cocktail you'll love.
Cocktail recipe for an Espresso Martini, an easy recipe that uses vodka, Kahlua, cacao, and fresh espresso. This is a cocktail that will wake you up.
How to make a Shirley Temple, that popular non-alcoholic mixed drink of ginger ale, soda, and grenadine that is named for the childhood star.
Cocktail recipe for a Dark & Stormy, a classic mixed drink of Gosling's Black Seal rum and ginger beer highball drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Mint Julep, a popular mixed drink made simply of mint and bourbon whiskey that is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.
Liqueurs are the often sweeter distilled spirits that are used to flavor many of our favorite cocktails. Read about the variety of liqueurs available and find drink recipes to use the in.
Cocktail recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Martini, a delicious and creamy drink that tastes like a pumpkin pie and uses vanilla vodka and RumChata liqueur.
Simple and fun, this Jack-O-Lantern cocktail recipe mixes Cognac with orange juice, and soda, and has a garnish that turns the glass into a pumpkin.
A guide to the most popular brands of gin including value, premium and super premium gin listed by price.
The Bellini is a popular Champagne cocktail with a peachy flavor. It is perfect for brunch, dinner, or any time you want a sparkling, fruity drink.
The sweet taste of the Fuzzy Navel comes from the simple combination of peach schnapps and orange juice and it is delicious anytime of day.
Cocktail recipe for Hot Buttered Rum, a popular, classic, hot drink of rum and caramelized brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cocktail recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a tall drink of vodka, Southern Comfort, amaretto, sloe gin and orange juice.
The Buttery Nipple is a fun and easy shooter for your next party. Two simple liqueurs - butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream - are layered for a fun effect.
The shelf life of liquors, liqueurs and mixers is a common question. The good news is that bottles in your liquor cabinet will last a long time, but there are somethings you should know before you drink from that old bottle, whether it is has been opened or not.
A guide to the most popular brands of tequila including value, premium and super premium tequila listed by price.
Infusing spirits is the process of adding the flavor of herbs, spices and fruits to liquors to create your own custom spirits for mixing or enjoying on their own.
Directory of drinks that are served warm. The list includes hot tea and coffee drinks as well as toddies and hot chocolate drinks.
Vermouth is a fortified wine aromatized with herbs and spices and is a common mixer that is essential for making Manhattans and Martinis.
The Bloody Caesar is a popular variation on the Bloody Mary, using the same vodka and spices, simply switching from tomato to clamato juice.
Bitters are used to add a hint of flavor to many of our favorite cocktails and they now come in a variety of flavors. Read about bitters and the top brands available.
A guide to the most popular brands of rum including value, premium and super premium rums listed by price.
Cocktail recipe for a Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail that is made with the cachaca, muddled lime and sugar.
A guide to the most popular brands of vodka including value, premium and super premium vodkas listed by price.
Cocktail recipe for a Woo Woo, a fun, popular, and easy mixed drink of vodka, peach, and cranberry.
Triple sec is an orange liqueur and includes the popular brands Cointreau and Combier. Learn more about triple sec and find cocktail recipes that use this essential liquor. Page 3.
Cocktail recipe for a Sidecar, a classic sour drink made of brandy or bourbon, lemon, and orange liqueur.
Cocktail recipe for a Screwdriver, the easy vodka and orange juice mixed drink that everyone loves.
Cocktail recipe for a Bay Breeze (aka Hawaiian Sea Breeze and Downeaster), a vodka highball with cranberry and pineapple juices.
The Hot Toddy is a popular warm drink and there are many variations of the original whiskey, lemon and honey toddy and this is a collection of those. The range includes brandy, gin and rum and a variety of sweeteners and tastes.
Straight from 1800's New Orleans, the Sazerac is a classic cocktail that remains popular. Its simple mix includes rye whiskey, syrup, bitters, and absinthe.
Shooter recipe for a Candy Corn, a popular layered shot of Galliano liqueur, orange curacao liqueur and cream made to look like the popular Halloween candy.
Cocktail recipe for a classic Rusty Nail, a popular Scotch whisky mixed drink that uses Drambuie as an accent.
How to make and drink a Jager Bomb, that popular bar shot of Jagermeister and Red Bull.
Take the easy route and choose a great punch to serve at your next party. There is a punch recipe in this collection for every occasion and season.
Tiki cocktails remain favorites among drinkers and are perfect for beach and tiki themed parties during the summer. This list includes 10 of the most popular tiki cocktails, which are known for including multiple styles rums and tropical fruit juices.
A favorite among the tiki cocktails, the Rum Runner is a flavorful drink packed with rum, brandy, banana, and orange and is topped with Falernum.
Have you ever wanted to explore the world of whiskey but not been sure about what kind of cocktail to try it in? Here is a great list of 10 whiskey cocktails to try the next time you are at a bar or restaurant.
Shooter recipe for a Lemon Drop, a vodka shot with sugar and lemon.
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Cocktail Recipe for a Paloma, a popular tequila mixed drink with grapefruit soda and lime juice.
Shooter recipe for a Redheaded Slut, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, peach schnapps and cranberry juice
Will liquor freeze solid if left in the freezer? The answer is typically 'no,' but there are factors, primarily the alcohol's proof, that play a role in whether a particular bottle of booze will freeze or not.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Margarita, a popular frozen, lime-flavored tequila margarita.
Shooter recipe for a Liquid Cocaine, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, Goldschlager and Rumple Minze liqueurs.
Cocktail recipe for a Hot Apple Toddy, a warm drink of whiskey or apple brandy with sweetened apple cider and spices.
Cocktail recipe for a Chocolate Martini, a delicious and indulgent chocolate-flavored drink with vodka and creme de cacao.
Cocktail recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger, a vodka, Galliano and orange juice drink with an interesting origin.
Cocktail recipe for a Rum and Coke, a simple and favorite mixed drink that is made up of rum and your favorite cola.
Cocktail recipe for a Cape Codder (or Cape Cod), a popular vodka and cranberry juice highball drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Washington Apple, a mixed drink of Crown Royal Whiskey, apple schnapps and cranberry juice that is served neat, on the rocks, or in a shot.
Keep the majority of these base liquors stocked in your bar. Having at least one bottle of each will ensure you can mix up almost any cocktail you want.
Cocktail recipe for Planter's Punch, a classic rum punch drink with fruit juices and grenadine that can be served as a single drink or a party punch.
Pinnacle Vodka has become a leader in the new dessert vodka trend and for the 2012 fall season they have released a pumpkin pie flavored vodka that is quite delicious and fills a needed niche in seasonal cocktails.
Cocktail recipe for a Madras, a popular highball drink of vodka with cranberry and orange juices.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, a very popular summer drink that is a blended mix of rum and strawberries.
Cocktail recipe for a Bahama Mama, a popular tropical drink of dark and high proof rum with coconut, pineapple and coffee flavors.
Throughout the books and movies, James Bond makes no secret of his love for a sophisticated cocktail and this list counts down Bond's favorites.
Cocktail recipe for a Creamsicle, a mixed drink of vanilla vodka, triple sec, orange juice and half and half.
Cocktail recipe for a Cuba Libre, a popular mixed drink from Cuba that combines rum, coke, and lime.
Sodas are important items in a bar and there are a few types of soda waters that are often needed. The difference between each of these essential bar mixers may seem subtle but it is important to understand those differences
Find some of the original cocktail recipes that date from the 1700's to the Prohibition-era of the 1930's. This list includes favorites like the Martini, Manhattan, and many more classic cocktails.
I frequently get asked about the appropriate way to serve whiskies. Should they be served neat? On the rocks? Or perhaps with a splash of water in the classic Bourbon and branch water tradition? While the simple answer is to enjoy your whiskies any way you like to drink them, here are some suggestions for ways to get the most enjoyment out of your whiskies.
Shooter recipe for a Melon Ball, a melon liqueur, pineapple juice and vodka shot drink.
Shooter recipe for a Kamikaze, a popular vodka shooter that uses lime to make you pucker. It is a fun party shot.
Cocktail recipe for a Vodka Collins, a popular vodka sour mixed drink that is tall and refreshing.
Cocktail recipe for a Singapore Sling, a classic gin drink from the early 1900's that is still very popular despite being made in many different ways.
This is a humorous rating scale describing the severity of hangovers. If you've ever suffered the headache, nausea and everything else that comes with a night of heavy drinking you may relate to this.
Cocktail recipe for a Gin & Tonic, a popular and easy mixed drink made of gin and tonic water.
Cocktail recipe for a Dirty Martini, a classic martini with a olive juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Sea Breeze, a popular vodka drink flavored with cranberry and grapefruit juices.
Take a tour of the most popular pieces of glassware used in a bar. Familiarize yourself with the drinks that go in each and plan how to stock your bar with the most useful glasses.
Cocktail recipe for a Mudslide, a creamy drink of vodka, coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur.
Cocktail recipe for a Colorado Bulldog, a popular milk and vodka mixed drink that also uses coffee liqueur and tops it off with cola.
Transform your favorite vodka into black vodka with this simple trick. Use it for Halloween cocktails and other recipes that call for black vodka or Blavod.
Beer recipe for a Black and Tan, a layered drink of stout beer, typically Guinness, and pale ale beer.
Neat is a term used to order a drink in a bar and let's the bartender know how you want your liquor served.
Cocktail recipe for Kir, a white wine drink with creme de cassis. Transform it into a Kir Royale by using Champagne
Ten of the best blended cocktails to enjoy during the heat of the summer. Many Margaritas fill this list but there are also a couple of classic favorites and some new frozen blends for you to try out.
Cocktail recipe for a Mind Eraser, a vodka, coffee liqueur and soda water drink that is often drunk in one shot through a straw.
Cocktail recipe for a Highball, a classic tall drink made of your favorite whiskey and topped with ginger ale.
Shooter recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort shot drink.
This Apple Cider Martini recipe is more interesting than most and includes a smooth vodka, apple cider, ginger liqueur, and Velvet Falernum.
The popular Vodka Tonic is a simple drink and the recipe is not a hard one to remember. Just remember to choose a quality vodka.
Tequila is a fascinating distilled spirit from Mexico that is vital to making some of our favorite cocktails. Learn about the styles of tequila, mezcal, and other agave liquors.
Cocktail recipe for a Gimlet, a simple gin and lime cordial martini drink.
Browse ten of the best Halloween martinis including the classic Obituary and creepy eyeball garnished Mad Eye Martini that will scare your party guests.
Cocktail recipe for Hot Apple Pie, a Tuaca and hot apple cider drink topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.
Shooter recipe for a Flaming Dr. Pepper, a popular party shot made by dropping a flaming shot glass of amaretto and overproof rum into a glass of beer.
Shooter recipe for an Irish Car Bomb, a shooter of Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey dropped into a glass of Guinness lager beer.
Cocktail recipe for a B&B, a classic cocktail simply made with brandy and Benedictine
Cocktail recipe for a Godfather, a Scotch and amaretto drink served on the rocks.
The holiday season is filled with parties and these cocktails are perfect for adding to the spirit of Christmas and other holiday celebrations.
Cocktail recipe for a Greyhound, a grapefruit juice and vodka mixed drink.
Shooter recipe for a Snake Bite, a popular shot of Yukon Jack whiskey liqueur and Rose's lime juice.
Directory of frozen cocktails and blended mixed drinks, including variations of the Margarita, Daiquiri and Pina Colada along with non-alcoholic smoothies.
The Halloween Hypnotist is a three ingredient vodka martini that you can light up with a glow stick to fit your party theme.
A common bartending technique, muddling is the mashing of ingredients in the bottom of a glass using a muddler - a large stick designed for this particular purpose.
Cocktail recipe for a Martinez, a classic drink that led to the creation of the Martini. The Martinez uses gin, dry vermouth, triple sec and orange bitters.
This list is filled with coffee-flavored martinis, mixed drinks and hot coffee cocktails.
Grenadine, like simple syrup and sour mix, are popular cocktail ingredients that are far better when made from scratch and it's really easy to do.
I'll admit, I generally hate flavored whiskies. Most taste cloying and artificial, and I like my whiskies to taste like whiskey. Only once have I ever tasted a flavored whiskey and thought it was absolutely outstanding and that was Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey. Tennessee Honey is the perfect marriage of true honey flavor and the rich, authentic taste of Jack Daniel's and will appeal to both whiskey aficionados and those new to the world of whiskey.
The Gin Fizz is a classic soda highball that includes gin with sweet and sour flavors, topped with soda and there are many variations to explore.
Milk, cream, and half and half are used in a number of cocktails including some of our favorites like the White Russian. Explore this collection of dairy cocktails.