cocktails

You Can Make a Perfect Martini!

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Would you like that shaken or stirred? A classic martini uses only two types of liquor, making it one of the simplest cocktails to make. Just remember to get a premium-quality gin and a good, dry vermouth. The only other factor is the chill. The drink must be icy cold, so store both the gin and... read more

Say Cheers with Champagne Cocktails Done 3 Ways for New Year's Eve

champagne 3 ways
If it's bubbly, it's good. And a glass of champagne is already pretty great. But a girl's also gotta have her cocktails. So say cheers and toast to a new year with these three fizzy combos! French 75 What You'll Need: 1/2 Ounce... read more

Seasonal Sipper: The Perfect Eggnog Martini

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We're the first to admit that eggnog gets a bad rap -- but mix it with some vanilla vodka and rum, and you have what just might be the most-perfect holiday cocktail. Try it tonight with this five-minute recipe: Makes: 2 drinks What You'll Need: 4 ounces of rum (we used read more

Food Trend: Sweet Shrub Mocktails to Make at Home

apricot shrub recipe
If you hear the word "shrub" and immediately think of the plant, then you're in for a sweet surprise. The newest drink trend is a fizzy, homemade sipper made from fruit, sugar and (get this)...vinegar. Just add seltzer and raise your glass to this vintage drink mixer that's so good, you'll forget it's technically a... read more

A Simple Maple Cocktail That Only Looks Complicated

purely syrup cocktails
While you're busy stocking your home bar for the holidays, don't forget the one must-have ingredient that's definitely missing from your bar cart: simple syrup. Not only does the sweet stuff help you mix up impromptu cocktails for dinner guests, but a good store-bought syrup eliminates the whole complicated process of... read more

Seasonal Sipper: Apple Cider Hot Toddy

apple cider hot toddy
Lately, we can't get enough of cold-weather cocktails -- including creative whiskey drinks and our take on an indulgent Irish coffee.  But recently, our new favorite fall sipper is this apple cider hot toddy -- a classic brandy cocktail that's slightly-sweet but not too strong.  Made with honey, lemon, cinnamon and... read more

Warm Up With These Cold-Weather Whiskey Cocktails

whiskey cocktails cookbook
Thanks to 30-degree weather and the first signs of snow, it's officially time to ditch that pumpkin spice latte in favor of something just a little bit stronger. Warm up with one of these three whiskey cocktails -- from a sweet chocolate sipper to an apple-infused Old Fashioned. To... read more

A Sweet and Simple Cranberry Margarita Cocktail

cranberry margarita recipe
Ditch the sour mix and shake up something new with this tangy cranberry margarita recipe. It's slightly sweet and a little sour, making it the perfect post-work happy hour cocktail. Cheers! What You'll Need: Tequila Cranberry juice cocktail Triple-sec Limes Fresh cranberries for garnish Ice Step 1: In a... read more

Seasonal Sipper: Spiced Red Wine Sangria

red wine fall sangria recipe
Who says sangria is strictly for the summertime? Make your favorite warm-weather cocktail work for the fall with this sweet, spiced red wine version: What You'll Need: Spiced red wine (we love Witches Brew from Leelanau Cellars) Brandy Apple cider Diced apple slices Step 1:... read more

Seasonal Sipper: An Orange-Maple Whiskey Cocktail

Put a new twist on the Old Fashioned with this orange-maple whiskey cocktail recipe: What You'll Need: Whiskey Maple Syrup Orange bitters Orange wedge (for garnish) Splash of club soda Ice Step 1: Measure out 2 tablespoons of syrup and add it to a lowball glass along with 2... read more