Cocktails: Most Popular Articles
Shooter recipe for a Jell-O Shot, a simple and popular party shooter with set, flavored Jell-O that is most commonly spiked with vodka.
Cocktail recipe for a Margarita, a classic, made from scratch recipe for the popular tequila and lime drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Long Island Iced Tea, popular and potent mixed drink of vodka, rum, tequila, gin and triple sec with sour mix and topped off with cola.
Cocktail recipe for a White Russian, a popular creamy vodka and Kahlua mixed drink served on the rocks.
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 Moscow Mule, a a popular and refreshing highball mixed drink of vodka and ginger beer that helped make vodka popular in the United States.
The list of vodkas is a never ending one, though there are a few that can be found anywhere. The ten most popular brands of vodka include the names many of us associate with the liquor and each offers some unique flavored vodkas.
Cocktail recipe for a Martini, the classic gin cocktail with dry vermouth. The Vodka Martini, Dry Martini and other close variations are included.
Cocktail recipe for a Hot Toddy, a popular hot drink made of tea and brandy, rum, or whiskey with honey and lemon.
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.
There are many cocktails made with rum, but only a few have stood the test of time and continue to be our favorites. Check these 10 rum drinks off of your list and you will further your cocktail experience.
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.
When budgets get tight drinking habits change and many people choose to make drinks at home. 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.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Manhattan, a popular and classic whiskey and sweet vermouth cocktail.
Find recipes for making some of the most popular shooters and alcohol shots. Shooters are short, potent drinks that are mixed with a combination of spirits, liqueurs and non-alcoholic mixers while shots only contain ingredients that are alcoholic.
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 Bellini, a popular and easy Champagne drink with peach juice or puree.
The original cocktail recipe for a Mai Tai, a sweet tropical rum drink created by Victor Bergron in 1944. The Mai Tai is a strong rum drink that helped spark the emergence of the tiki bar.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a hurricane, a classic tiki mixed drink made of light and dark rum, passion fruit, orange, lime, simple syrup, and grenadine.
There are many cocktails and mixed drinks that you can make, but there are a handful that are necessary
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 Negroni, a classic aperitif cocktail made of gin, sweet vermouth, and the Italian bitter, Campari.
Cocktail recipe for a Daiquiri, a classic rum and lime drink that every bartender should know.
Cocktail recipe for a Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail that is made with the cachaca, muddled lime and sugar.
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.
Sour mix (or bar mix) is a mixer of lemon, lime and sugar commonly used in mixing cocktails. While it can be bought in the store, it is easier, cheaper, and better tasting if you make your own using this recipe.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Pina Colada, a shaken pineapple drink with rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Whiskey Sour, a classic sour drink of bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup.
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.
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.
Spring is a short-lived season with a few holidays and celebrations, and when we find ourselves in this season we tend to look for fresh and bright cocktails and mixed drinks. Find refreshing mixed drink recipes for spring and the special occasions we celebrate in it. Page 2.
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 Mojito, a popular tropical drink of muddled mint, club soda and sugar topped with rum, lime juice and more club soda
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 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 an Apple Martini, a popular and very easy vodka martini with green apple schnapps.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Fuzzy Navel, a popular mixed drink of orange juice and peach schnapps.
Cocktail recipe for a Tom Collins, a popular mixed drink of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda.
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 Black Russian, a popular vodka and coffee liqueur (usually Kahlua) drink served on the rocks.
Cocktail recipe for a Cosmopolitan, a very popular vodka and cranberry martini drink that got a big boost in popularity from the HBO show, Sex and the City.
Cocktail recipe for a Gimlet, a simple gin and lime cordial martini drink.
Cocktail Recipe for a Paloma, a popular tequila mixed drink with grapefruit soda and lime juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Tequila Sunrise, a classic tequila drink with orange juice and grenadine that rises from the bottom and simulates a sunrise.
Bitters are a common ingredient in cocktails and are as essential in a modern bar. Learn more about using bitters for drinks and explore 10 of the best brands of bitters.
Cocktail recipe for a Sidecar, a classic sour drink made of brandy or bourbon, lemon, and orange liqueur.
Shooter recipe for a Buttery Nipple, a Buttershots and irish cream liqueur shot.
Cocktail recipe for a Bloody Caesar, a variation of a Bloody Mary with vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.
How to make and drink a Jager Bomb, that popular bar shot of Jagermeister and Red Bull.
Can you prevent a hangover? It may be possible, but there is no guarantee. Here are a few tips that may help you avoid or lessen a hangover. Page 3.
Cocktail recipe for an Old-fashioned, a classic bourbon drink served on the rocks with muddled and Angostura bitters.
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.
People often ask, how many shots or cocktails are there in a standard, 750ml liquor bottle? The answer depends on the size of the shot that you are pouring into a drink, but once you convert the milliliters into ounces (as shots in the United States are measured in ounces) it is simply a matter of dividing the full bottle size by the shot size.
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 Woo Woo, a fun, popular, and easy mixed drink of vodka, peach, and cranberry.
Cocktail recipe for a Lemon Drop Martini, a popular and easy vodka martini with a fun sweet and sour flavor.
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
Cocktail recipe for an Easter Bunny, a vodka drink on the rocks with cherry brandy and chocolate liqueur and syrup that is great spring occasions.
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.
Liqueurs (or cordials) are distilled spirits that are often sweetened and lower proof than the base spirits such as vodka and rum. They come in a variety of flavors, are often interchangeable, and found in almost every cocktail recipe. Browse the list of liqueurs starting with A-C, read about them, and find cocktail recipes.
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 Strawberry Daiquiri, a popular blended strawberry and rum drink.
A guide to the most popular brands of gin including value, premium and super premium gin listed by price.
Our tastes align with the seasons and when spring comes around we tend to look for drinks that reflect the season. Find 10 cocktails that are rejuvenating and filled with fresh ingredients.
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 Harvey Wallbanger, a vodka, Galliano and orange juice drink with an interesting origin.
A guide to the most popular brands of tequila including value, premium and super premium tequila listed by price.
Vermouth is a fortified wine aromatized with herbs and spices that comes in a few varieties, most commonly dry and sweet. It is a common mixer that is essential for making Manhattans and Martinis.
Cocktail recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a tall drink of vodka, Southern Comfort, amaretto, sloe gin and orange juice.
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.
Brunch is a great, sometimes forgotten, meal that is an excellent opportunity to mix up cocktails for a small group of friends. These drink recipes are often light, fruity, and ideal for the mid-morning.
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.
Brandy was often used in classic cocktails and this list contains ten of the most popular recipes that remain favorite drinks today.
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 Rob Roy, a popular Scotch martini made with the whisky and sweet vermouth. It is also called a Scotch Manhattan.
Cocktail recipe for a Pimm's No. 1 Cup, a simple drink of Pimm's No. 1 and lemonade with a cucumber garnish.
RumChata is a cream liqueur produced in Wisconsin. It is made of Caribbean rum and dairy cream and is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and other proprietary ingredients. The liqueur was inspired by the popular Spanish and Mexican drink called horchata.
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.
Coctail recipe for a Vodka Tonic, a light vodka drink with tonic water and a hint of lime.
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.
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.
As you finish up your spring cleaning or income taxes and plan your gardens and summer vacations, take some time to sit down on the patio with a refreshing fruit drink that wakens your tastebuds from the winter blues.
Cocktail recipe for a Greyhound, a grapefruit juice and vodka mixed drink.
Cocktail recipe for a classic Rusty Nail, a popular Scotch whisky mixed drink that uses Drambuie as an accent.
Cocktail recipe for a French 75 or French 76, a classic mixed drink of either gin or Cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, and Champagne.
Although the Vodka Martini , "shaken not stirred," is the cocktail James Bond is best known for, it is
Cocktail recipe for a Gin & Tonic, a popular and easy mixed drink made of gin and tonic water.
A guide to the most popular brands of rum including value, premium and super premium rums listed by price.
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 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.
A guide to the most popular brands of whiskey including value, premium and super premium whisky listed by style.
Shooter recipe for a Liquid Cocaine, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, Goldschlager and Rumple Minze liqueurs.
Shooter recipe for a Redheaded Slut, a popular shot drink of Jagermeister, peach schnapps and cranberry juice
Cocktail recipe for a Sea Breeze, a popular vodka drink flavored with cranberry and grapefruit juices.
Cocktail recipe for a Madras, a popular highball drink of vodka with cranberry and orange juices.
Neat is a term used to order a drink in a bar and let's the bartender know how you want your liquor served.
Shooter recipe for an Irish Car Bomb, a shooter of Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey dropped into a glass of Guinness lager beer.
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.
Cocktail recipe for an Easter Egg Cocktail, creamy mixed drink served on the rocks and made of blue curacao and white creme de cacao liqueur that is perfect for spring occasions.
Cocktail recipe for Kir, a white wine drink with creme de cassis. Transform it into a Kir Royale by using Champagne
Cocktail recipe for a Cuba Libre, a popular mixed drink from Cuba that combines rum, coke, and lime.
Directory of frozen cocktails and blended mixed drinks, including variations of the Margarita, Daiquiri and Pina Colada along with non-alcoholic smoothies.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Cape Codder (or Cape Cod), a popular vodka and cranberry juice highball drink.
St. Germain is an all-natural elderflower liqueur produced in France released in 2007. Read more about the liqueur and find cocktail recipes.
Cocktail recipe for a Chocolate Martini, a delicious and indulgent chocolate-flavored drink with vodka and creme de cacao.
Shooter recipe for a Lemon Drop, a vodka shot with sugar and lemon.
A guide to the most popular brands of vodka including value, premium and super premium vodkas listed by price.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Margarita, a popular frozen, lime-flavored tequila margarita.
Cocktail recipe for a Creamsicle, a mixed drink of vanilla vodka, triple sec, orange juice and half and half.
Shooter recipe for a Jelly Bean, a layered shot of blackberry brandy or grenadine, anisette or sambuca and Southern Comfort.
Cocktail recipe for a Bahama Mama, a popular tropical drink of dark and high proof rum with coconut, pineapple and coffee flavors.
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 Surfer on Acid, a coconut rum, Jaegermeister and pineapple juice neat drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Frozen Pina Colada, a blended pineapple drink with rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Colorado Bulldog, a popular milk and vodka mixed drink that also uses coffee liqueur and tops it off with cola.
Cocktail recipe for the Vodka Martini, a popular vodka and vermouth drink that is simple, clean, and the vodka version of the classic gin Martini.
Cocktail recipe for a Highball, a classic tall drink made of your favorite whiskey and topped with ginger ale.
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.
Cocktail recipe for an Aviation Cocktail, a classic drink of gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette, and fresh lemon juice.
Dinner parties, New Year's Eve, and any other special occasion may call for a sophisticated Champagne cocktail such as those in this collection.
Serving a punch at parties is a great way to free yourself up for your guests and serve great drinks at the same time. This index of recipes includes some flavorful punches that are easy to make and sure to make an impression at any type of party.
Shooter recipe for an Alabama Slammer, a sloe gin, amaretto and Southern Comfort shot drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Vodka Collins, a popular vodka sour mixed drink that is tall and refreshing.
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.
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 Jameson and Ginger, a simple mixed drink of Jameson Irish Whiskey and ginger ale.
Cocktail recipe for a Strawberry Margarita, a frozen mixed drink of tequila, triple sec, lime juice and strawberries.
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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A guide to essential distilled spirits, mixers and garnishes that are recommended for a well-stocked home bar.
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.
Luxury does not have to cost a lot. American whiskies are one segment of the whiskey market that offers great bargains. While there are plenty of great quality American whiskies at $20+, we’ve uncovered some hidden gems that are both affordable and high quality whiskies.
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.
Tequila shots have a notorious reputation, though if you select a good brand of tequila it is more likely that the fun party shot will not lead to a nightmare. Here are some tequilas that are nice and smooth and moderately priced.
Shooter recipe for a Stoplight, a series of three vodka shots, each flavored with cranberry, orange juice and melon liqueur.
Shooter recipe for a Melon Ball, a melon liqueur, pineapple juice and vodka shot drink.
Cocktail recipe for a Greyhound, a grapefruit and gin mixed drink with a salt-rimmed glass.
Cocktail recipe for a Wine Spritzer, a simple and popular mixed drink that makes any white wine sparkle.
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.
Cocktail recipe for a Virgin Mary mocktail, a non-alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary.
Profile of the different types of whiskey including Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, Tennessee, Rye and Canadian. Learn the basic differences of this complex spirit.
Cocktail recipe for a Dirty Martini, a classic martini with a olive juice.
Cocktail recipe for a Grasshopper, a green, creamy martini of chocolate and mint.