The C&T Cocktail

The C&T Cocktail recipe with Bombay Sapphire, cranberry juice, Absolut Mandarin and lime.

The C&T Cocktail was suggested by one of our readers, Michael Julian, who created it with a friend. It's based on the Cranberry Gin, but to that delicious combination, it adds flavors of orange and lime. Michael said: A friend of mine is a big Bombay Sapphire fan, so naturally we started … [Read more...]

Spicy Apricot Margarita

Spicy Apricot Margarita drink recipe with apricot puree, tequila, and jalapeño.

The Spicy Apricot Margarita comes from Guy Goldstein at Bustan in New York. It blends apricot puree with tequila, flavors of lime and orange, and jalapeño. You can make this drink two different ways. If you remove the seeds from the jalapeño before muddling, it'll be spicy. If you leave the … [Read more...]

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...]

Santa Cruz Daisy

Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail recipe: rum-based with hints of lime and cherry.

The Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail is rum-based with lime, soda and maraschino liqueur. It's a refreshing drink for summer - lightly fruity and sweet enough for most palates. This is one of those old-fashioned recipes that calls for splashes and dashes and "the juice of 1/2 lime". I don't know … [Read more...]

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail recipe with Gosling's Black Seal Rum and ginger beer

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic old cocktail that blends Gosling's Black Seal rum with ginger beer. That makes it a very simple but very tasty cocktail. The Gosling's is sweeter than most dark rums, with stronger caramel notes that can become addictive. Add to that the spice and flavor of a … [Read more...]

Green Eyes

Green Eyes Drink Recipe: rum, Midori, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Rose's Lime

The Green Eyes Cocktail is inspired by tropical cocktails. To the usual combination of pineapple, coconut, rum and lime, it adds Midori for an interesting twist. The melon notes from the Midori are strong here, but the pineapple is almost equal to it, and the lime helps it all blend into one … [Read more...]

March Rain Cocktail

March Rain Cocktail recipe: Tia Maria, Canton Ginger Liqueur, St. Germain, Casa Noble, lime juice

The March Rain Cocktail is something I created one rainy evening in March, hence the name. I started with sweet liqueurs, which is unusual for me since I generally don't love sweet cocktails, but it ended up not so sweet, with an even less sweet version that's just as tasty. I started with … [Read more...]

Frisco Sour

Frisco Sour drink recipe with rye or bourbon, Benedictine, lemon and lime.

The Frisco Sour is an old classic. The usual recipe for a sour is your main ingredient + lemon + simple syrup or sugar. But this drink uses Benedictine for sweetening. Benedictine is technically a brandy, but it has a flavor that's hard to convey in words. It's sweet - too sweet for many … [Read more...]

Pilgrim Cocktail

Pilgrim Cocktail recipe with rum, orange juice, orance curacao, pimento liqueur, lime and Angostura bitters.

The Pilgrim Cocktail is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail. The most uncommon ingredient in it is the pimento liqueur, which is a traditional Jamaican liqueur which tastes something like cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of clove. I would describe the flavor of this drink as "spiced orange." The … [Read more...]

Honey Vanilla Margarita

Honey Vanilla Margarita drink recipe with Casa Noble tequila, Licor 43, Patron Citronge and lime juice.

The Honey Vanilla Margarita adds a hint of - you guessed it - honey and vanilla to your traditional margarita flavors. I came up with this one after receiving a sample bottle of Casa Noble Crystal white tequila with which to create a recipe for National Margarita Day, February 22. This was actually … [Read more...]

Monopoly Cocktail

Monopoly Cocktail recipe with creme de fraises, creme de cassis, grenadine, cranberry and lime.

The Monopoly Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink that features three ounces of liqueur as its only alcohol. That makes it about as strong as an average drink, and yet it tastes as smooth as a strawberry soda. The various fruit flavors in this one are strawberry, cranberry, blackcurrant and … [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...]