January means it's time for New Year's resolutions and we're all for a healthier start to 2017, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good libations.
Here's our take on the perfect "juice" cleanse.
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- 1 1/2 oz fresh celery juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 2-3 dashes of celery bitters
- Tonic water
Combine all ingredients, except tonic, in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and top with tonic.
Spicy Lemon Drop
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz lemonade
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 cup spicy tomato juice cocktail
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash hot pepper sauce
- 1 stalk celery
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with celery.
Pineapple Mint Mojito
- 4 lime wedges
- 12 mint leaves
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz rum
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- Splash of club soda
In a glass, muddle lime wedges and mint leaves with simple syrup and fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker, shake rum and pineapple juice. Strain into a glass with ice and top with club soda.
- 1 avocado (pitted and peeled)
- 2 oz tequila blanco
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 2 oz triple sec
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Pinch of cayenne
- Lime wedge
Purée all ingredients until smooth and pour into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Almond White Russian
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz almond milk
Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a glass with ice and enjoy.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BUBBLES
The Cava Cocktail
・ 1 sugar cube
・ 2 dashes Angostura bitters
・ Freixenet Cava
・ Lemon twist
Drop sugar cube and bitters into a champagne flute and top with Freixenet Cava. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!
The Blackberry Sparkler
・ 2 oz gin
・ 2 oz blackberry simple syrup
・ 3 oz Freixenet Cava
Pour gin and simple syrup in a champagne flute. Fill with Freixenet Cava and garnish with blackberries.
The 2017 Royale
・ 1 oz Cointreau
・ 4 oz Freixenet Cava
Pour Cointreau into a champagne flute and top with Freixenet Cava. Garnish with an orange twist and cheers to 2017.
Book a bartender to mix up special concoctions at your holiday soirée.
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We’ve avoided the sleeping bag jackets and Bean Boots as long as we can. Now that we’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s fully winter, here are the best cocktails to keep you warm and buzzy.
1 bottle of Malbec
1/4 cup of brandy
1/4 cup of honey
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1 sliced orange
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for at least 20 minutes. Strain, serve and enjoy! (Serves 4)
Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
2 oz apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1/2 tbsp honey
1 oz honey
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
In a saucepan bring cider and spices to a boil. Remove from heat and strain into a glass or mug. Stir in honey, whiskey, and lemon juice and enjoy!
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cups Merlot
1 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine chocolate chips, merlot, milk and sugar in a saucepan until melted. Stir in vanilla extract and garnish with orange zest.
Hot Honey Lemon
・ 2 oz honey
・ 1 cup water
・ 1 lemon, zest and wheel
・ 1 cinnamon sticks
・ 1 oz vodka
In a saucepan over medium heat combine honey, water, lemon zest, and cinnamon sticks. Stir and simmer for about 30 minutes. Pour into a mug and add vodka. Stir and garnish with lemon wheel.
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The week is done! This #FridayCocktail couldn't come soon enough. Tonight we're mixing up an Apple Cider Moscow Mule.
- 2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
- 3 oz ginger beer
- 2 oz apple cider
- Lime juice
- Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish
Mix ingredients together over ice in a copper mule mug. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
Happy Halloween! Whether you're ordering spooky spirits or hallow-wine, we'll be at your door—no tricks.
Remember, if you got it, haunt it.
Halloween is tomorrow! Try this fun and easy DIY project for your Halloween party.
Pumpkin kegs look great and are a total hit with any crowd. Plus, they infuse any good fall beer with a hint of pumpkin flavor. And that's just cool.
What you'll need:
- Plastic drink spout
- Large knife
- Good vibes
Cut out a circular top and scoop out the pumpkin with a large spoon on your hands. (Be careful not to cut through the bottom)
Drill a hole in the pumpkin 2/3 of the way down and insert your drink spout. Be sure to secure it from the inside.
WANT MORE PUMPKIN IDEAS? Check out our how-to guide on how to turn your pumpkin into a wine cooler.
2) Peanut M&Ms + Chardonnay
The nutty crunch of a Peanut M&M complements and contrasts a smooth, oaky chardonnay.
Minibartender Recommendation: 14 Hands Chardonnay
3) Starburst + Rosé
Go with red and pink Starburst (those are the best ones anyway) to bring out the rich, red fruit flavors in a light rosé.
Minibartender Recommendation: Whispering Angel Rosé
4) Snickers + Cabernet Sauvignon
The stereotype of cabernet pairing well with chocolate exists for a reason...a great reason. A big, bold cab can be rounded out with a rich chocolate, making Snickers the best bar to go with your bottle.
Minibartender Recommendation: William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
5) Skittles + Sauvignon Blanc
The sweetness of “the rainbow” brightens the subtle fruity notes in a dry wine like sauvignon blanc.
Minibartender Recommendation: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
6) Gummy Bears + Sparkling Rosé
Gummy and bubbly textures make fun contrast for the fruity compliments between the candy and the wine.
Minibartender Recommendation: Veuve Clicquot Rosé
7) Twix + Grenache
The subtle cinnamon flavor of Grenache pairs perfectly with Twix’s cookie crunch.
Minibartender Recommendation: Honoro Vera Grenache
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