If you’re looking for something a bit different to drink this Bank Holiday, then why not try the Fresh & Spicy Rose Water Margarita recipe.A twist on a classic this colourful looking drink is the perfect party pleaser. With the optional extra of warming jalapeños …
The classic Green Tea Shot (also known as a “Jameson Green Tea”) is a popular whiskey-based cocktail with peach schnapps. Pretentious mixologists might scoff at the combination of ingredients (and the name) but it’s actually an excellent balance of sweet and sour that can be …
The White Russian is among the best, easiest, and most popular vodka cocktails you will come across. The creamy counterpart to the equally famous Black Russian—vodka and coffee liqueur—the white version is incredibly simple to make by just adding cream to the black one. Made famous by the beloved “Dude” character in the Big Lebowski movie. The drink took off during the late ’90s among a new generation of fans of this cult favorite.
Adding this easy recipe to your bartending arsenal will give you a two-for-one lesson, as buying coffee liqueur and vodka will give you a complete drink (black), and adding cream on top of it will provide a second cocktail (white). The White Russian is a very approachable drink. Its so delicious that one can barely notice there’s alcohol in it, and this has only fed the drink’s popularity. You get vodka accented with the taste of coffee in a luscious, creamy cocktail.
Our recipe just requires a quick stir. But play a little and test your bartending skills by floating the cream on top of the spirits and ice. It may require a bit of practice to get a clean layer, but it makes for a great-looking drink. Serve this with a straw and allow the drinker to stir the ingredients as they like. Enjoy a White Russian—stirred or layered—after dinner, during happy hour, or anytime you’re looking for a quick and delightful drink.
The White Russian
- Old-fashioned glass
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur
- 3/4 ounce cream
- Gather the ingredients.
- Pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass, starting with the vodka, followed by the coffee liqueur. Add ice into the glass, and pour the cream in last.
- Stir well. Serve and enjoy.
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Sex on the Beach is a fun, fruity cocktail that’s perfect for summer. Made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice, it’s deliciously sweet and seriously refreshing. Ideal for summer parties, cookouts, or lazy days by the pool… and surprisingly easy to make! …
Rye, the whiskey for which many classic cocktails are developed (such as the Manhattan, the Highball and the Ward 8) would remain the standard American whiskey until Prohibition, when smuggled Canadian whiskey took its place.
Even after repeal, many Americans continued to be rye drinkers. When the hard-boiled detective in an old movie reaches for the bottle he keeps in his desk drawer, you can be sure he’ll pull out a fifth of rye. In James M. Cain’s 1941 novel “Mildred Pierce,” the heroine asks for a whiskey. She then gags when she tastes it because it turns out to be an unfamiliar drink called Scotch.
Today, it’s rye that would be unfamiliar to most people (though it contributes to the flavor of most Bourbons), but that may change. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented explosion of premium ryes, aged as long as 18 years.
Today, many Americans have never even tasted a straight rye and have no idea what it’s like. The taste of rye bread won’t give you much of a clue; whiskeys don’t taste much like the grains they come from (who would say Scotch tastes like barley?). By the time the whiskey reaches you, the grain has been consumed by yeasts. Yeasts add their own flavors (every distillery has at least one super-secret strain of yeast that gives the house flavor). Then the whole fermenting mass has been torn apart by the violent process of fermentation. The finished whiskey has been aged in wood barrels, which changes the flavor in often unpredictable ways.
- Cocktail glass
- 2 ounces Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce orange juice freshly squeezed
- 2 tsp grenadine
- 2 cherries garnish
- Add the rye whiskey, lemon and orange juice and grenadine to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with speared cherries.
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This bitter, Italian classic cocktail mixes equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. This version of the Negroni Cocktail recipe comes to us from a bartender of Tailor restaurant in New York City. I’ve been fan of this classic Italian cocktail for years, in part …
Aperol traces its roots back to Padua, Italy. The aperitivo is an appetite-whetting beverage designed to be consumed before dinner. Its bittersweet flavor, aromatic botanicals and easygoing alcohol content (it’s only 11% ABV) made it the perfect choice for pre-dinner sipping. The Aperol Sprtiz Cocktail is a western take on this classic liquer.
If you are new to drinking Aperol, I will warn you that it can be a bit bitter. If you don’t love the bitterness, I suggest swapping the club soda for blood orange soda. It adds sweetness and the orange flavor pairs beautifully with the Aperol Spritz Cocktail. This substitute is not traditional, but it is so darn good, no one will care! Note: I found Italian blood orange soda on Drizly.
Looking for that fun and refreshing spring beverage. Bring the piazza of Italy to your home with the Aperol Spritz Cocktail. Italy is the land of the aperitivo, or aperitif—a pre-dinner cocktail that’s usually light on alcohol and refreshing. But ,not weigh down the palate and it keeps the mood energetic.
What is Aperal?
Aperol is an Italian aperitif. Aperitifs are dry rather than sweet alcoholic beverages. They are typically served before eating to help stimulate one’s appetite.
The alcohol content of Aperol is 11%, which is half of it’s ‘brother’ drink, Campari. 11% alcohol content is similar to most wines that tend to have alcohol contents between 10% to 15%.
Can You Drink Aperol Straight?
Straight up, Aperol is far too bitter for my liking. Friends laugh at the face I pull after trying the aperitif. Many people order Aperol straight up thinking that Aperol is always served in the form of a spritz.
When Aperol was first invented, many people didn’t like the bitterness of the drink. So, they asked for some spritzy water to be added. Hence, the humble beginnings of one of the worlds most favored cocktails.
Maybe the most important big thing to know about Aperol is: It’s not Campari. But as far as the liquid products Campari and Aperol go, confusion is natural. There are several differences better explained here, but one big, portable takeaway: Campari is more. It’s darker in color, higher in alcohol, and has more up-front “can-you-deal-with-that?” bitterness in the flavor profile. Aperol is gentler, lighter, the kind of thing you can sip over the rocks poolside without making a bitter-pucker face and ruining the Insta moment.
- cocktail tumbler
- shot glass
- 3 ounces prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce club soda
- 1 orange slice (garnish)
- Add the prosecco, Aperol and club soda to a wine glass filled with ice and stir.
- Garnish with an orange slice.
Dark and Stormy – How It Started Crafted in the Caribbean waters, the Dark and Stormy Cocktail recipe is a born out of necessity. In the region, rum is plentiful and readily available. The abundance of rum has made the Caribbean a favorite amongst travelling …