Fresh Watermelon ‘Rita

Fresh Watermelon Margarita drink recipe features crushed watermelon with tequila, lime and Cointreau.

The Fresh Watermelon 'Rita comes from Erin Ward at Virgil’s Real Barbecue in NYC. This is a fun margarita that's easy to love and perfect for summer. It tastes like fresh watermelon with lime and orange. This is a great cocktail for barbecues and cookouts, because you can make everything in … [Read more...]

Rum Sangaree

Rum Sangaree drink recipe, featuring dark rum, Cointreau, ruby port and optional nutmeg.

Recipes for the Rum Sangaree are many and varied. It's a drink from the Antilles that's nearly as old as the United States, and bartenders have been adapting and tweaking it ever since. Some call for light rum, others for dark. Some use lime juice, others an orange liqueur. Most call for Madeira or … [Read more...]

Gin Aloha Cocktail

Gin Aloha Cocktail recipe: Cointreau, gin, pineapple juice, orange bitters

The Gin Aloha Cocktail has a strong orange component in the form of a full shot of Cointreau. Orange liqueurs are often treated as interchangeable, but they all have slightly different flavor profiles. Cointreau is both bitter and sweet, whereas triple sec and curacao is mostly … [Read more...]

Frightleberry Murzenquest

Frightleberry Murzenquest drink recipe with vodka, Galliano, Cointreau, Angustora bitters, lime and maraschino liqueur.

I love a cocktail with a memorable name, and the Frightleberry Murzenquest certainly fills that bill. Fortunately it also tastes good. It blends notes of orange, lime, cherry and vanilla with hints of spice. It's not a particularly sweet drink because it balances the flavors of sweet, sour and spicy … [Read more...]

Luscious Lou

Luscious Lou drink recipe - Orange Vodka, Cointreau, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Club Soda

The Luscious Lou cocktail is as pretty as it is tasty. Instead of shaking it, you pour the ingredients right into the glass so they mix before your eyes, or the eyes of your guests. The cranberry juice settles as a layer under the orange juice, so it looks a bit like a Tequila Sunrise. This … [Read more...]

Beny Moré Cocktail

Beny More Cocktail recipe - Ginger Vodka, Cointreau, Lemon, Hibiscus Flower Syrup

The Beny Moré Cocktail  was created at Calle Dão restaurant in New York to celebrate National Vodka Day on October 4 and to honor Beny Moré, one of the greatest Cuban popular singers of all time. This cocktail is smooth and easy to love, even though it's complex. The flavors here are ginger, … [Read more...]

Mango Key Lime Margarita

Mango Key Lime Margarita recipe - Tequila, Cointreau, Mango, Orange Juice, Key Lime

The Mango Key Lime Margarita is blends the bright melon flavor of mango with the tartness of key lime and cointreau. The taste is a little bit richer than your traditional margarita, but it's still got that light, fruity, refreshing feeling. You can have a salt rim, sugar rim or no rim at all on … [Read more...]

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita recipe with silver tequila, blood orange juice, lime, Cointreau and sage.

The Blood Orange Margarita is all about the flavor of blood oranges, which is slightly sweeter or slightly more bitter than your typical orange, depending on the varieties we're comparing. Along with that juice, you get lime juice and cointreau with silver tequila - my personal favorite - so this … [Read more...]

Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margarita recipe with silver tequila, blackberry liqueur, fresh lime juice and Coiuntreau.

The Blackberry Margarita features blackberry liqueur along with silver tequila, lime juice and Cointreau. The flavor starts out tart but finishes more mellow and sweet. This recipe doesn't call for a salt rim - you can add that if you like, but I don't personally love it with the blackberry liqueur. … [Read more...]

Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita recipe: tequila, pineapple, lime, Cointreau

The Pineapple Margarita adds fresh pineapple juice to the usual Margarita recipe. I always expect pineapple to take over the flavor of a drink, but in this case the lime and orange give all that sweetness a nice, refreshing edge. And the agave flavor from the tequila adds some wonderful … [Read more...]

Cadillac Margarita

Cadillac Margarita recipe - Reposado Tequila, Patron Citronge, Lime Juice

What makes the Cadillac Margarita special is the Reposado tequila. Reposado is "reposed" or calm/relaxed in Spanish - it's at the first stage of aging for a tequila. It takes on the flavor of the wooden barrel in which it ages, and that gives it intriguing oak notes along with the agave flavor. Add … [Read more...]

Presidential Margarita

Presidential Margarita recipe - Tequila, Brandy, Cointreau, Lime

The Presidential Margarita adds brandy to the usual tequila, Cointreau and lime juice mix. The result is a slightly sweeter and more full-bodied margarita. This drink is particularly nice after dinner or in the evening because it's a fairly stiff drink, good for when you're ready to kick back and … [Read more...]