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...]

Highline Spritzer

Highline Spritzer drink recipe with tequila, Lillet Rose, lavender syrup, prosecco and lemon juice.

​The Highline Spritzer comes from mixologist Jon Howard at The Fillmore Room, and features white tequila with some fruity and lightly floral flavors. This cocktail was inspired by the New York City's High Line public park, and designed for warm days and drinking outside. In which case you might want … [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...]

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...]

Wild Sacramento

Wild Sacramento Drink Recipe: vodka, tequila, triple sec, gin, sour mix, bitters, lemon juice

The Wild Sacramento is one of those cocktails that's based on three liquors, some liqueurs and a touch of juice. It's on the strong side, and doesn't try to hide that fact. This drink is all about lemon and orange. If you use Hendrick's gin and a silver tequila, those notes will be even … [Read more...]

Mojito Diablo

Mojito Diablo drink recipe - Tequila, Creme de Cassis, Lime, Mint, 7-Up, Brown Sugar

The Mojito Diablo mixes tequila with creme de cassis, mint, lime, brown sugar and 7-Up. The resulting taste is a mint-lime-berry fusion with an underlying richness from the brown sugar. This drink is a great alternative to the traditional Mojito. The mint and lime of a Mojito can be a sharp … [Read more...]

Grateful Dead cocktail

Grateful Dead cocktail recipe - Chambord, Tequila, Vodka, Rum, Gin

The Grateful Dead cocktail blends four white liquors with Chambord raspberry liqueur. Since it's equal parts everything, this one is super easy to make anytime, anywhere - or make in a pitcher to keep guests topped up all evening. This isn't a stealth drink like the Long Island Iced Tea or … [Read more...]

Mountain Breeze

Mountain Breeze drink recipe with vodka, gin, triple cec, cranberry, rum, tequila, lemon and grapefruit.

The Mountain Breeze is one of the lengthier drink recipes I've ever seen in my life. It calls for a half ounce of this, a half ounce of that and so on - eight ingredients altogether! It's best to make this one while you can still count and measure. It's a tasty little cranberry-citrus … [Read more...]

Minted Mule

Minted Mule drink recipe - Blue Nectar Silver Tequila, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Mezcal, Mint Leaves

The Minted Mule was created by Pete Vasconcellos of The Penrose, New York City. If you love your Moscow Mules, this is one you really need to try. It features silver tequila, ginger beer, lime and Mezcal. So in addition to that wonderful ginger flavor, you get hints of smoky and citrus notes and the … [Read more...]

Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble

Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble drink recipe - Blue Nectar Reposado Tequila, Lemon, Blackberry Liqueur

National Tequila Day is July 24th, and the folks at Blue Nectar Tequila sent me this recipe to celebrate. The Blackberry Bramble is traditionally made with gin or bourbon, but they've re-imagined it with Blue Nectar's Reposado tequila, which has a smooth, light oak character that's wonderful all on … [Read more...]

Italian Amaretto Margarita

Italian Amaretto Margarita recipe - Amaretto, Limeade, Tequila, Orange Juice

The Italian Amaretto Margarita recipe is a blended margarita that's easiest to make in batches that serve four. It adds amaretto to the familiar margarita flavors of lime and orange, with a little sugar. The result is a combination of citrus and rich almond notes, which is heavenly. This is a … [Read more...]