The Lemon Drop Martini is an extremely well-established classic. It actually tastes very much like the candy for which it was named.
The Cranberry Kiss cocktail takes your traditional margarita recipe and adds to it pure cranberry juice and a vanilla note. Pure cranberry juice that’s not diluted with other fruit juices is pretty tart, which is why you need the vanilla simple syrup (or a vanilla liqueur will work, too). The blend of cranberry and vanilla
These Festive Jelly Shots take a little bit of preparation, but they’re oh-so-wiggly and fun. They’re great for autumn and winter because the flavors are a combination of apple, cranberry and orange. Since these are solid objects rather than drinks, there are endless creative ways to serve them. Speared on top of shots of silver
The Pomegranate Passion cocktail adds pomegranate juice to the traditional margarita flavors of lime and orange. The dominant flavor here is a tart berry. This is a very refreshing drink, a wonderful pick-me-up for mid-afternoon. It’s great in warm weather, but on cold days it can make you feel like you’re someplace much sunnier. Recipe
The Jalepeno’s Revenge is a margarita variation featuring strong notes of jalapeno with blood orange. The flavors here are rich and intense as well as spicy. Even though this is a cold drink, there’s something warming about the blend of spicy, sweet and tangy. Be aware you have to infuse the tequila in advance, so
The Haitian Gold cocktail has so much fruit juice, you could almost mistake it for a health drink. It’s not, though. It’s just a lovely fruity, fairly strong cocktail that’s sweet enough to be a dessert drink. Enjoy a Haitian Gold anytime you’re craving a fruity drink with a kick. It’s great paired with salty
Good champagne cocktails are a little bit hard to come by. So many of them are a little on the strange side. The San Remo cocktail is definitely different. It blends champagne with grapefruit juice and some orange liqueur. It’s a lot like the Mimosa, but more exciting. The San Remo is fairly strong on
The Devil’s Delight cocktail is nicely tart with just a touch of sweetness. It blends two different orange liqueurs with lime, sweet and sour, brandy and vodka. Surprisingly, given the name, it’s a lightweight on the alcohol. You get one ounce of alcohol parked alongside about four ounces of fruit juice and sweet and sour.