Cocktails: Most Popular Articles
Jelly shots are a popular party favor and you can use your imagination to create your own jiggly concoctions with these basic ideas and recipes.
The classic Margarita requires only three ingredients and is easier to make than you may think. Don't miss out on the fresh taste of the original.
The Long Island Iced Tea is potent and popular and it's no wonder because it includes five liquors and tastes almost too good. Sorry, no tea.
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.
The Mojito is a favorite cocktail for many and its simple mix of rum, lime, and mint is perfect for cooling down and relaxing with friends.
There are many rum cocktails, though only a few are timeless classics that continue to be popular. Here are 10 drinks essential to your rum experience.
All bars have a different list of popular drinks and specialties that patrons order on a regular basis. However there are a few drinks that every bartender should know no matter what establishment you tend at.
The White Russian is one of the most popular vodka cocktails and is unbelievably easy to make. You can even get fancy and layer the ingredients for a fun effect.
There are many tequila cocktails, but only a few that I strongly recommend you try. If your tequila experience has been limited to shots of gold tequila with a lemon and salt, check out this list to expand your horizons.
There are many 'martinis' though there is only one Martini. Learn how to make the classic gin cocktail and find simple variations.
The ten most popular brands of vodka include the names many of us associate with the liquor and each offers some unique flavored vodkas.
Find recipes for making some of the most popular shooters and alcohol shots for your next party
Simple syrup is sometimes call sugar syrup and is used in many of cocktail recipes. Here you will find how to make simple syrup three different ways, all of which are very easy.
Cocktail recipe for a Hot Toddy, a popular hot drink made of tea and brandy, rum, or whiskey with honey and lemon.
These 10 drinks can be made at minimal cost and with a few extra (and cheap) mixers you'll have a variety of options for cocktails.
The Moscow Mule is a simple mixed drink of vodka and ginger beer. It is great for any occasion and has seen a recent rise in popularity.
The Mai Tai is one of the original tiki cocktails and includes the trademark rum and fruit combination that we love in tropical drinks.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Sex on the Beach, a popular fruit mixed drink made of vodka, peach schnapps, creme de cassis, and orange and cranberry juices.
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 so you don't have to drag out the blender.
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.
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 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.
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.
There are many cocktails and when you are just beginning to explore the lists of drinks it can be difficult to know where to begin. This list includes 10 of the most popular
Cocktail recipe for a Black Russian, a popular vodka and coffee liqueur (usually Kahlua) drink served on the rocks.
Cocktail recipe for a Negroni, a classic aperitif cocktail made of gin, sweet vermouth, and the Italian bitter, Campari.
Sour mix is a common ingredient in bars and is an easy, tart syrup that you can make from scratch.
Cocktail recipe for a Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail that is made with the cachaca, muddled lime and sugar.
Vodka is used in many cocktails, but few are as popular as these 10 vodka cocktails which are easy and essential to a well-rounded drink repertoire.
The Cosmopolitan is one of the prettiest and popular cocktails you will find and the vodka and cranberry mix is really easy to make yourself.
Cocktail recipe for a Tom Collins, a popular mixed drink of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda.
Jell-O shots are a fun party favor and this collection of recipes transforms some of the most popular fruit cocktails into fun, jiggly gelatin shooters. Recipes include the Cosmopolitan, Pina Colada, and Strawberry Daiquiri.
Sometimes you can't afford to buy the best vodka for your cocktails but you still want to get the best tasting vodka for the price. Here are 5 favorite vodkas, all for around $10 that can save you some money in your home bar.
Shooter recipe for a Buttery Nipple, a Buttershots and irish cream liqueur shot.
Find out how many shots or cocktails you can get out of a standard bottle of liquor.
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 Tequila Sunrise, a classic tequila drink with orange juice and grenadine that rises from the bottom and simulates a sunrise.
Cocktail recipe for a Sazerac, a neat rye whiskey and bitters drink that orginated in New Orleans in the 1800's.
Cocktail recipe for a Whiskey Sour, a classic sour drink of bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup.
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 Apple Martini, a popular and very easy vodka martini with green apple schnapps.
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 Bellini, a popular Champagne drink with peach juice or puree.
Cocktail recipe for an Old-fashioned, a classic bourbon drink served on the rocks with muddled and Angostura bitters.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Fuzzy Navel, a popular mixed drink of orange juice and peach schnapps.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, a very popular summer drink that is a blended mix of rum and strawberries.
A guide to the most popular brands of tequila including value, premium and super premium tequila listed by price.
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 Bahama Mama, a popular tropical drink of dark and high proof rum with coconut, pineapple and coffee flavors.
A guide to the most popular brands of whiskey including value, premium and super premium whisky listed by style.
A guide to the most popular brands of gin including value, premium and super premium gin listed by price.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Lemon Drop Martini, a popular and easy vodka martini with a fun sweet and sour flavor.
A guide to the most popular brands of rum including value, premium and super premium rums listed by price.
Shooter recipe for a Liquid Cocaine, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, Goldschlager and Rumple Minze liqueurs.
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.
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.
Bitters are a common bar ingredient that was considered a necessity in early bars and are becoming popular again. Read about the various brands and fun flavors.
Cocktail recipe for a Woo Woo, a fun, popular, and easy mixed drink of vodka, peach, and cranberry.
A guide to the most popular brands of vodka including value, premium and super premium vodkas listed by price.
The Bloody Caesar is a popular variation on the Bloody Mary, using the same vodka and spices, simply switching from tomato to clamato juice.
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.
Cocktail Recipe for a Paloma, a popular tequila mixed drink with grapefruit soda and lime juice.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Bay Breeze (aka Hawaiian Sea Breeze and Downeaster), a vodka highball with cranberry and pineapple juices.
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.
Vermouth is a fortified wine aromatized with herbs and spices and is a common mixer that is essential for making Manhattans and Martinis.
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.
Shooter recipe for a Redheaded Slut, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, peach schnapps and cranberry juice
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
Brandy was often used in classic cocktails and this list contains ten of the most popular recipes that remain favorite drinks today.
Cocktail recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a tall drink of vodka, Southern Comfort, amaretto, sloe gin and orange juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Margarita, a popular frozen, lime-flavored tequila margarita.
Cocktail recipe for a Gimlet, a simple gin and lime cordial martini drink.
Shooter recipe for a Lemon Drop, a vodka shot with sugar and lemon.
Coconut and pineapple mix with rum and cream in a blender to create a fresh frozen Pina Colada that is great all summer long.
Cocktail recipe for a Screwdriver, the easy vodka and orange juice mixed drink that everyone loves.
Cocktail recipe for a Gin & Tonic, a popular and easy mixed drink made of gin and tonic water.
Cocktail recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger, a vodka, Galliano and orange juice drink with an interesting origin.
Cocktail recipe for a Sidecar, a classic sour drink made of brandy or bourbon, lemon, and orange liqueur.
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 Cape Codder (or Cape Cod), a popular vodka and cranberry juice highball drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Pimm's No. 1 Cup, a simple drink of Pimm's No. 1 and lemonade with a cucumber garnish.
Cocktail recipe for a Chocolate Martini, a delicious and indulgent chocolate-flavored drink with vodka and creme de cacao.
RumChata is a cream liqueur produced in Wisconsin that has quickly become a favorite for many drinkers.
Cocktail recipe for a Colorado Bulldog, a popular milk and vodka mixed drink that also uses coffee liqueur and tops it off with cola.
How to make and drink a Jager Bomb, that popular bar shot of Jagermeister and Red Bull.
Cocktail recipe for a Creamsicle, a mixed drink of vanilla vodka, triple sec, orange juice and half and half.
Coctail recipe for a Vodka Tonic, a light vodka drink with tonic water and a hint of lime.
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.
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 Cuba Libre, a popular mixed drink from Cuba that combines rum, coke, and lime.
Cocktail recipe for a Gin Fizz, a popular and classic mixed drink of gin, lemon juice, egg white, and soda water.
Cocktail recipe for a Madras, a popular highball drink of vodka with cranberry and orange juices.
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.
Shooter recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort shot drink.
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.
Directory of frozen cocktails and blended mixed drinks, including variations of the Margarita, Daiquiri and Pina Colada along with non-alcoholic smoothies.
Cocktail recipe for a Mudslide, a creamy drink of vodka, coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur.
Cocktail recipe for a Sea Breeze, a popular vodka drink flavored with cranberry and grapefruit juices.
Cocktail recipe for a Rob Roy, a popular Scotch martini made with the whisky and sweet vermouth. It is also called a Scotch Manhattan.
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 Rum Runner, a popular mixed drink of gold rum, blackberry brandy, creme de banane liqueur and Falernum or grenadine.
Cocktail recipe for a Pink Squirrel, a neat drink of creme de noyaux and white creme de cacao liqueurs with heavy cream.
Cocktail recipe for a classic Rusty Nail, a popular Scotch whisky mixed drink that uses Drambuie as an accent.
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.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Highball, a classic tall drink made of your favorite whiskey and topped with ginger ale.
Cocktail recipe for a Greyhound, a grapefruit juice and vodka mixed drink.
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.
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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 Dirty Martini, a classic martini with a olive juice.
Pineapple is an excellent fruit for cocktails and you will find it used often. This collection of drink recipes include pineapple juice, fresh pineapple, and pineapple-flavored liquor.
Shooter recipe for a Melon Ball, a melon liqueur, pineapple juice and vodka shot drink.
St. Germain is an all-natural elderflower liqueur produced in France released in 2007. Read more about the liqueur and find cocktail recipes.
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.
An introduction to the flavor characteristics, production techniques and varieties of Tequila, the ultimate party spirit that adds it's distinct flavor to Margaritas, Tequila Sunrises and Tequila Shots.
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 Kir, a white wine drink with creme de cassis. Transform it into a Kir Royale by using Champagne
A guide to the essential tools and utensils needed by bartenders. The list includes cocktail shakers, blenders, strainers, muddlers, jiggers and more.
A guide to essential distilled spirits, mixers and garnishes that are recommended for a well-stocked home bar.
Shooter recipe for an Orgasm, an amaretto, coffee and Irish cream liqueur shaken shot drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Hemingway Daiquiri or a Papa Doble, a classic mixed drink inspired by Ernest Hemingway made of white rum, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit and lime juices and simple syrup.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Blue Hawaiian, a blue rum drink with pineapple juice, blue curacao and cream of coconut that can also be blended
Peach cocktails are a favorite for many. Whether you are seeking drinks that use fresh peaches in summertime or peach juice, nectar or liquor, this collection has a variety that will appeal to the peach lover in you.
This list is filled with coffee-flavored martinis, mixed drinks and hot coffee cocktails.
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.
Characteristics and variations of rum, a sweet molasses or sugar based spirit.
How to take a shot of straight tequila with salt and a lemon or lime wedge.
Find cocktail and mixed drink recipes that use cream of coconut, coconut milk, coconut rum, coconut-flavored vodka, and coconut liqueurs.
Beer recipe for a Black and Tan, a layered drink of stout beer, typically Guinness, and pale ale beer.
Shooter recipe for a B-52, a coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur and Grand Marnier orange liqueur layered shot drink.
Chocolate is a flavor that can be found in almost any food and in many drinks. These chocolate cocktails are treats for your taste buds with some being more chocolaty than others. You will also find a handful of spiked chocolate foods and liquors that are used in the cocktails.
Shooter recipe for a Snake Bite, a popular shot of Yukon Jack whiskey liqueur and Rose's lime juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Strawberry Margarita, one of the most popular frozen fruit margaritas. This easy recipe uses tequila, triple sec, and fresh or frozen strawberries.
Cocktail recipe for an Aviation Cocktail, a classic drink of gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette, and fresh lemon juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Vodka Collins, a popular vodka sour mixed drink that is tall and refreshing.
Some of the best universal toasts that work for most occasions.
the Pickle Back has become one of the hottest drinks in the country. Simply one shot of Jameson’s Irish whiskey and a second shot of pickle juice, first you take the Jameson’s, folowed by the pickle juice.
Bartending is a service profession and there are a few things you can do everyday to provide the best customer service to your customers and improve the tips you receive.
Neat is a term used to order a drink in a bar and let's the bartender know how you want your liquor served.
Orange juice is key to a well-stocked bar, there is no question about that. Without it you cannot have a Screwdriver, a Bronx, a Mimosa or any of a number of other popular drinks.
Certain fruit flavors work better with others and this guide by Humberto Marques is an extensive study of those pairings. These recommendations are excellent if you're making original cocktails and a great place to begin understanding how flavors play off of one another.
Shooter recipe for a Peanut Butter and Jelly, a popular shot drink of Frangelico and Chambord liqueurs.