Honeydew-Ginger Martini {MixThatDrink Original}

Honeydew Ginger Martini Recipe: vodka, Midori, Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, Angostura bitters

The Honeydew-Ginger Martini uses Midori and Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur for its main flavors of honeydew and ginger. I have a little confession to make: I don't like honeydew melons or anything that tastes like them, so I don't like for Midori to be the strongest note in any cocktail I'm … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Cocktails

Super Bowl Cocktails

The best cocktails for a Super Bowl party are the ones that are fun, tasty and easy to serve in a pitcher. This makes it easy for the host to mingle with the guests instead of bartending the whole time. Refills happen quickly without distracting from the action on the TV. Of course, these are also … [Read more...]

English Rose Cocktail

English Rose Cocktail recipe: apricot brandy, gin, vermouth, grenadine, lemon

The English Rose Cocktail is gorgeous as well as tasty. It contrasts the sweetness of apricot brandy and grenadine with gin, dry vermouth and lemon. The result is a tart-sweet flavor that's nicely complex but still easy to like. The look of this drink makes it great for Christmas or Valentine's … [Read more...]

Gin Sour

Gin Sour drink recipe: gin, lemon juice, superfine sugar

The Gin Sour is another cocktail from the whole sour family, which includes the Whiskey Sour and Amaretto Sour. There are just about infinite varieties of sour recipes, and the basic formula is: liquor + lots of lemon juice + some sugar to take the edge off the lemon. This is an old school … [Read more...]

Quick tip: how to revive tired mint garnish

Quick tip: reviving tired, crumpled mint leaves

My mint plant recently died. I wanted to make some cocktails garnished with mint, so I went to several grocery stores. But it's January, so naturally the only mint they had was packaged and looked pretty tired and sad. It wasn't brown yet, just crumpled and dull-looking. I wanted them to look … [Read more...]

Berry Fusion Martini

Berry Fusion Martini drink recipe: Absolut Kurant, Hpnotiq, creme de cassis, cranberry juice

The Berry Fusion Martini blends the tastes of blackcurrant and cranberry with the tropical fruit flavors of Hpnotiq liqueur. It calls for a blueberry garnish even though there's nothing blueberry in it. Maybe it just didn't want the blueberries to feel left out, or maybe they're just … [Read more...]

Mozart Cola

Mozart Cola drink recipe: Mozart Original Chocolate Liqueur, cola, vanilla ice cream

The Mozart Cola is much more than another "...and Cola" cocktail. It uses Mozart chocolate liqueur and cola as its base, and vanilla ice cream makes it a float. You're supposed to stick a straw down into it, past the ice cream, and start drinking from the bottom. The ice cream slowly melts … [Read more...]

Berry Chocolate Martini

Berry Chocolate Martini recipe: Black Haus, Smirnoff Raspberry Twist, creme de cacao

The Berry Chocolate Martini is entirely clear in color. It blends blackberry schnapps with raspberry vodka and white creme de cacao, so the resulting taste is exactly what you'd think from the name. This drink is definitely on the sweet side, enough so that it makes a really nice dessert … [Read more...]

28 Mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to love

28 Mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to love

Everybody's a non-drinker sometimes, and right after New Years is a very popular time for people to take a break from drinking. Whether you're a designated driver, pregnant, dieting or just not a drinker at all, you can still enjoy delicious and gorgeous non-alcoholic cocktails. I've put together … [Read more...]

Casino Royale

Casino Royale Cocktail recipe: gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, egg yolk

The Casino Royale cocktail was probably named after the first James Bond novel, and it has the sort of ingredient list you expect from the drinks of the sixties. Along with gin, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur, it uses an egg yolk which adds a bit of thickness and froth to the drink. (As always, … [Read more...]