Your Ultimate Signature Cocktail Finder

  1. martini glass rimmed with brown sugar

    Lemongrass Ginger Martini

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. Hangar One Kaffir Lime vodka
    • 1 1/2 oz. lemongrass tea
    • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
    • 1 tsp. peeled, diced fresh ginger
    • 1 piece candied ginger (optional), for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all liquid ingredients except garnish and then strain into glass.
    • Serve with a piece of candied ginger on a cocktail pick laid across the rim of the glass.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  2. red cocktail with a lemon wedge

    Classic Pimm's Cup

    What You Need

    • Pimm's No. 1
    • sparkling lemonade (or lemon-lime soda)
    • strawberries, cucumber, mint, oranges to garnish
    • ice


    How to Make It

    • Mix 1 part Pimm's No.1 with 3 parts chilled lemonade. Add mint, cucumber, orange and strawberry. Serve immediately.
  3. orange cocktail in a martini glass

    Tangerini

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. tangerine schnapps
    • 1 oz. vodka
    • Tangerine juice
    • Orange/tangerine peel, for garnish


    How to Make It

    • Shake and strain first 3 ingredients into a martini glass.
    • Garnish with orange/tangerine peel.
  4. green cocktail in a wine glass

    Honeydew Ginger Gin Fizz

    What You Need

    • 2 parts gin (can substitute vodka)
    • 1 part fresh honeydew juice
    • 1 part yuzu juice (available at Japanese markets; can substitute fresh lemon juice)
    • 1 part iced green tea
    • 1 part ginger beer
    • Generous bunch of mint
    • Slices candied ginger or crystallized ginger



    How to Make It

    • Brew green tea and chill.
    • For honeydew juice, puree honeydew and strain through mesh.
    • Pour all liquid ingredients into an ice-filled shaker.
    • Tear mint leaves (approx 6 per portion) on top.
    • Shake vigorously for at least two minutes – the mint should pulverize and the cocktail should foam lightly.
    • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
    • Garnish with candied ginger slices and mint leaves.
  5. bright blue martini glasses

    The Knottie Martini

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
    • 1/2 oz. blue curacao
    • 2 oz. pineapple juice
    • pineapple slice, for garnish


    How to Make It

    • In a shaker, blend the pineapple juice, blue curacao, and rum. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a pineapple slice and serve immediately.
  6. Royal Wedding Punch

    What You Need

    • Beefeater London Dry Gin
    • Dubonnet
    • pomegranate juice
    • lemonade
    • Angostura bitters


    How to Make It

    • Mix 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, 1 part Dubonnet, 1 part pomegranate juice, and 2 parts fresh lemonade. Add the Angostura bitters to taste. Serve in a large punch bowl and garnish with wheels of lemon and lime, mint sprigs and pomegranate seeds. Chill the punch with lots of regular ice cubes or make your own fruit ice cubes by freezing orange and lemon slices with water in a plastic container.
  7. brown cocktail in tall glass

    Earl Gray MarTEAni

    What You Need

    • Beefeater London Dry Gin
    • Dubonnet
    • pomegranate juice
    • lemonade
    • Angostura bitters


    How to Make It

    • Mix 2 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, 1 part Dubonnet, 1 part pomegranate juice, and 2 parts fresh lemonade. Add the Angostura bitters to taste. Serve in a large punch bowl and garnish with wheels of lemon and lime, mint sprigs and pomegranate seeds. Chill the punch with lots of regular ice cubes or make your own fruit ice cubes by freezing orange and lemon slices with water in a plastic container.
  8. mini milkshakes with pink straw

    Spiked Chocolate Milkshakes

    What You Need

    • 8 oz. dark rum
    • 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
    • 6 oz. Kahlua
    • 10 oz. club soda
    • coffee beans and shaved bittersweet chocolate, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • In a blender, add the ice cream and then slowly blend in the rum and Kahlua. Add club soda last.
    • Pour the milkshakes into high ball glasses or shooters for a midnight snack.
    • Garnish with espresso beans and shaved chocolate. Serve immediately.
    • Makes about 6 glasses
  9. yellow limoncello cup with lemon image

    Homemade Limoncello

    Start this recipe about six months before your wedding and you'll have an excellent favor to hand to your guests at the end of the night.

    What You Need
    Step One

    • one bottle everclear (at least 151 proof)
    • one bottle vodka (80-100 proof)
    • 15-20 large thick skinned bright yellow lemons
    • large clear glass jar (to hold your mixture)


    Step Two

    • 3-4 cups filtered tap water or distilled water (not mineral water)
    • 3-4 cups pure white sugar
    • cheese cloth


    How to Make It
    Step One
    Day 1

    • 1. Pour the bottle of everclear and the bottle of vodka into the large glass jar.
    • 2. Clean all of the lemon skins thoroughly with a vegetable brush. Dry the lemons. Use a peeler or zester to zest the yellow part of the skin off the lemons. You don't want any pith (the white part) to get into the mixture, this will make it bitter. Try to make the pieces as large as possible, it will make the straining process easier.
    • 3. Add all of your lemon zest to the jar and stir gently.
    • 4. Cover the jar tightly with a lid and store in a cool, dark spot (not in the fridge).
    • 5. Stir your mixture about once a week. Let the mixture sit for anywhere from 8 days to 40 days. The mixture should turn bright yellow and start to smell like lemons.

    Next

    • 1. Gently stir lemon peels.
    • 2. Scoop out one of the larger peels and test the flexibility. Ideally, when the peel breaks like a potato chip, you know you're ready to move on to the next step.


    Step Two
    Day 1

    • 1. Dissolve the sugar in the water and bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. Boil for 5 minutes or until the mixture is totally clear. This should make you 3-4 cups of simple syrup.
    • 2. Set aside the simple syrup to cool.
    • 3. When cool, add the simple syrup to your mixture. The more simple syrup you add, the lower the overall alcohol content you'll have and the more syrupy your limoncello will be. As you stir the mixture should start to feel more like a liqueur.
    • 4. Return the infusion to a cool, dry place for up to 40 days (or for at least 8 days), and repeat the process of gently stirring the mixture about once a week.
    • 5. The mixture should look bright yellow, and once everything settles, it should be fairly clear.

    Next

    • 1. Filter you limoncello using the cheese cloth and a funnel and strain into smaller bottles. Flip-top 80ml clear glass bottles are an excellent size for wedding favors. Just make sure whatever bottle you pick can seal tightly.
    • 2. Since it's homemade, your limoncello should be consumed within about 6 months for the best taste. It will get smoother with age.
    • Notes: Depending on how much simple syrup you added, your limoncello will be about 45% alc/vol.
    • Serve your limoncello chilled in a small cordial glass, a shooter, or in a lowball glass over ice.
  10. cocktail with orchid flower in a martini glass

    The White Cosmopolitan

    What You Need

    • 2 parts vodka
    • 1 part St. Germain
    • 3/4 part white cranberry juice
    • 1/2 part lime juice


    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients with ice
    • Strain into chilled martini glass
    • Choose dainty orchid to use as a garnish
  11. clear drink with berries and flowers

    Sangria Flora

    What You Need

    • 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine
    • 3/4 cup St. Germain
    • 2 fresh peaches
    • 5-6 fresh strawberries
    • 6 fresh raspberries
    • 1 small bunch of fresh white grapes



    How to Make It

    • Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe.
    • Allow fruit to soak in mixture for 15 minutes-- or longer if desired.
    • Serve in an ice-filled glass.
    • Garnish with micro marigolds.
  12. red cocktail in a coupe glass

    La Rosette

    What You Need

    • 4 parts brute Champagne
    • 1/2 part St. Germain
    • Pansy garnish



    How to Make It

    • Pour ingredients into a chilled fluted glass and stir
    • Garnish with colorful pansy.
  13. clear sparkling cocktail with berries

    The St. Germain Cocktail

    What You Need

    • 2 parts brute Champagne
    • 1 1/2 part St. Germain
    • 2 parts club soda
    • Rose garnish


    How to Make It

    • Fill a tall Collins glass with ice.
    • Add champagne first then St. Germain.
    • Top off with club soda.
    • Stir gently and garnish with.
  14. champagne colored drink in a martini glass with a lime twist

    French Gimlet

    What You Need

    • 2 parts gin or vodka
    • 1 part St. Germain
    • 1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice



    How to Make It

    • Pour ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake well.
    • Strain into martini glass.
    • Garnish with a lime twist.
  15. clear fizzy cocktail with sliced grapes and lime

    Cuzco Fizz

    What You Need

    • 2 parts Pisco
    • 1 part St. Germain
    • 5-6 green grapes
    • 1/2-3/4 part fresh squeezed lime juice
    • Club soda



    How to Make It

    • Muddle grapes in the base of a shaker.
    • Add Pisco, lime juice, St. Germain and ice.
    • Shake vigorously, strain into an ice filled Collins glass and top with club soda.
  16. orange cocktails in a martini glass garnished with cucumber

    Cucumber Vanilla Martini

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. Square One organic cucumber vodka
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. NAVAN vanilla cognac liqueur
    • 1/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • Cucumber slice, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except cucumber slice in a mixing glass with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with cucumber slice.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  17. Tequila Sunrise

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
    • 1 oz. orange juice
    • Splash of grenadine
    • Cherry or lime, for garnish


    How to Make It

    • Add tequila and orange juice to ice.
    • Top with grenadine and garnish with cherry or lime.
    • Serve on the rocks.
  18. Apple Pie

    What You Need

    • 2 apple slices
    • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
    • 1 pinch Apple Pie Spice (store-bought in the spice section)
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 oz. Core vodka (Hudson Valley Apples)
    • Thinly sliced red apple, for garnish

    How to Make It
    • Muddle apple slices in agave, spice, and lemon juice.
    • Add ice and vodka and shake well.
    • Strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass.
    • Garnish with thinly sliced red apple.
  19. green cocktail in a champagne flute

    Appletini

    What You Need

    • 2.5 oz. sour apple liqueur
    • 2 oz. vodka
    • Sour mix and triple sec to taste
    • Apple wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake and strain ingredients except apple wedge into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with apple wedge.
  20. light green cocktail in a martini glass

    Key Lime Pie

    What You Need

    • Lime juice
    • Crumbled graham crackers for rim
    • 1 1/2 oz. KeKe Beach Key lime cream liqueur
    • 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
    • Squeeze of fresh lime
    • 1 1/2 oz. half-and-half


    How to Make It

    • Saturate rim of a martini glass with lime juice.
    • Dip upside down into graham cracker crumbs.
    • Pour liqueur, vodka, and squeeze of lime into a shaker.
    • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
    • Add half-and-half.
  21. lavender cocktail in a mason jar

    Lauren's Lemonade

  22. yellow cocktail with lime wedge

    Margarita

    What You Need

    • Salt for rim
    • 1 oz. tequila
    • 1 oz. margarita mix
    • Splash of triple sec
    • Splash of orange juice
    • 2 lime slices (1 for juice, 1 for garnish)



    How to Make It

    • Moisten rim of a margarita glass with water and dip upside down into salt.
    • Combine tequila, mix, and triple sec with ice.
    • Pour into glass.
    • Top off with orange juice and a squeeze of lime.
    • Garnish with lime wedge.
  23. white cocktail garnished with purple orchids

    Mango Mojito

    What You Need

    • 8 to 12 mint leaves
    • 2 slices fresh mango
    • Dash of simple syrup*
    • Squeeze of fresh lime
    • 1 1/4 oz. silver rum
    • Dash of mango liqueur
    • Mint sprig and mango slice, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Muddle mint and mango with simple syrup in a shaker.
    • Add ice, squeeze of lime, and rum.
    • Shake and strain into a highball or specialty tall glass.
    • Add mango liqueur. Garnish with mint sprig and mango slice.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  24. orange cocktail in a martini glass with orange slice

    Pomegranate Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. citrus vodka
    • 1 oz. orange liqueur (Cointreau)
    • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
    • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 tsp. pomegranate seeds (optional), for garnish 1 slice orange (optional), for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except garnishes with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glasses.
    • Garnish with pomegranate seeds or slice of orange.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  25. orange cocktail with a purple umbrella

    Sex on the Beach

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. cranberry juice
    • oz. orange juice
    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 3/4 oz. peach schnapps
    • 1/2 oz. creme de cassis
    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • orange slice, 1 maraschino cherry, cocktail umbrella, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except garnishes with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
    • Garnish with a slice of orange and cherry on a cocktail umbrella.
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    Lover Blue Brew

    What You Need

    • Lemon wedge
    • Sugar for rim
    • 2 oz. blueberry vodka
    • 1 oz. Hpnotiq
    • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*



    How to Make It

    • Rub rim of a martini glass with a piece of lemon.
    • Dip moistened glass upside down into a small plate of sugar.
    • Set aside.
    • Shake all liquid ingredients with ice.
    • Gently strain into glass.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  27. red cosmopolitan with a lime wedge

    Cosmopolitan

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. citrus vodka
    • 1 oz. cranberry juice
    • 1 oz. orange-flavored liqueur
    • 3/4 oz. lime juice
    • Lime wedge or orange peel, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except garnish with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
    • Garnish with a lime wedge or orange peel.
  28. red cocktail in a martini glass

    Loverlee-tini

    What You Need

    • wedge
    • Pink cocktail glass rimmer (raspberry would be delicious)
    • 2 oz. citrus vodka
    • 1 oz. cranberry juice
    • 1 oz. orange-flavored liqueur
    • 3/4 oz. lime juice



    How to Make It

    • Rub a piece of lime around rim of a chilled martini glass, then dip upside down into the pink rimmer.
    • Set aside.
    • Shake all liquid ingredients with ice and strain into glass.
  29. orange cocktail

    Texalinis

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. light rum
    • 1 oz. chardonnay
    • 3/4 oz. cranberry juice
    • 3/4 oz. orange juice
    • 1/2 oz. lime juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 1/2 oz. champagne



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice.
    • Strain into an ice-filled wine goblet. Top with champagne.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  30. Fruitini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. black cherry juice
    • 1 1/2 oz. raspberry-flavored vodka
    • 1 oz. simple syrup*
    • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
    • Lemon wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except lemon wedge with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with lemon wedge on rim of glass.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  31. Orange-Slice Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. orange juice
    • 1 1/2 oz. citrus vodka
    • 1 oz. orange curacao
    • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • Orange slice, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except orange slice with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange slice.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  32. green apple martini

    Sour Apple Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. vodka
    • 1 oz. calvados (apple eau de vie)
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 oz. apple juice or apple cider
    • Slice of green apple, garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except green apple slice with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with thinly sliced green apple.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  33. orange cocktail in champagne flute

    Red Cedar Sunset

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. orange juice
    • 4 oz. champagne
    • 3/4 oz. grenadine



    How to Make It

    • Pour orange juice, then champagne into a chilled champagne glass.
    • Gently drizzle grenadine into glass.
  34. pink cocktail with rosemary

    Cheeky Rose Cocktail

    What You Need

    • Handful of rosemary leaves
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey dissolved in water)
    • 1 oz. gin
    • 1 oz. rose wine
    • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Muddle rosemary leaves in lemon juice and honey syrup.
    • Add ice, gin, and rose wine and shake well.
    • Strain over ice into a rocks glass.
    • Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
  35. pink cocktails

    Pink Lemonade Granita Cocktails

    Step 1: Make Pink Lemonade Granita

    What You Need

    • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup simple syrup*
    • 1/4 cup grenadine



    How to Make It

    • Mix all ingredients and pour into a shallow baking pan (the kind used for making brownies).
    • Place in freezer and stir every 20 to 30 minutes to break up ice, scraping it toward the middle of the pan.
    • Continue until the whole pan of liquid has been frozen and scraped. Cover and keep in freezer.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Step 2: Make Cocktail



    What You Need

    • 4 oz. Pink Lemonade Granita
    • 1 1/2 oz. lemon-flavored vodka
    • 3 fresh raspberries, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Just before serving, take the granita mixture out of the freezer.
    • Fill a wine glass with granita mixture.
    • Top with lemon-flavored vodka.Garnish with fresh raspberries.
  36. red cocktails

    Prickly Pear Margaritas

    What You Need

    • Lime wedge
    • Coarse salt, for rim
    • 2 oz. hibiscus tea
    • 2 oz. white (silver) tequila
    • 1 oz. prickly pear cactus puree
    • 1 oz. fresh squeezed limejuice
    • 3/4 oz. orange-flavored liqueur
    • Orchid, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Rub rim of a rocks glass with lime.
    • Dip upside down into salt.
    • Set aside.
    • Shake remaining ingredients except orchid with ice.
    • Strain into ice-filled, rimmed glasses.
    • Garnish with orchid.
  37. red cocktail in a martini glass

    Watermelon Martinis

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. watermelon juice
    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 3/4 oz. lime juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup*



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Courtesy of Natalie Bovis-Nelsen/TheLiquidMuse.com
  38. red cocktail with a lemon slice

    Caribbean Breeze

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. Caribbean rum
    • 1 oz. homemade grenadine*
    • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
    • Jamaican ginger beer
    • Thinly sliced lemon wheel, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass and stir briefly.
    • Top with ginger beer.
    • Garnish with lemon wheel.
    • *Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup pomegranate juice. Superfine sugar dissolves instantly. Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru
  39. Alpine Manhattan

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon or rye
    • 1/2 oz. Stone Pine liqueur
    • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
    • Dash of Angostura bitters
    • Orange twist, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Stir all ingredients except orange twist in a mixing glass with cracked ice.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with orange twist.
  40. yellow cocktail in a martini glass

    Honey Sidecar

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. brandy or cognac
    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey dissolved in water)
    • 1/2 oz. triple sec
    • Lemon twist, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients except lemon twist in a shaker with ice.
    • Strain into a chilled, sugar-rimmed martini glass.
    • Garnish with lemon twist.

    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru
  41. red cocktail in a champagne glass

    Kir Royale

    What You Need

    • 1/2 oz. Chambord
    • 3 1/2 oz. champagne
    • Fresh raspberries or blueberries, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Add Chambord to champagne flute and top with champagne.
    • Garnish with berries.

    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  42. yellow cocktail in a martini glass

    Cucumber-Elderflower Cooler

    What You Need

    • 2 slices of cucumber (1 for muddling and 1 for garnish)
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 oz. organic cucumber vodka
    • 3/4 oz. elderflower liqueur
    • Splash of champagne
    • Cucumber slice, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber in lemon juice and simple syrup.
    • Add ice, vodka, and liqueur.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Top with a splash of champagne.
    • Garnish with cucumber slice.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  43. tea cocktail in a tom collins glass with mint sprigs

    Spearmint Spiked Tea

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. chilled black tea
    • 1 1/2 oz. organic vodka
    • 1 oz. mint simple syrup*
    • Splash of chilled sparkling water
    • Sprig of spearmint, for garnish
    • Lemon wedges, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Stir first 3 ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
    • Strain into highball glass and top with sparkling water.
    • Garnish with spearmint.
    • Squeeze juice from wedges into glass
    • *Combine 1 cup sugar in 1 cup water and add several handfuls of mint leaves. Simmer after sugar has dissolved. Cool thoroughly. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  44. champagne with cranberries

    Cranberry Spice Champagne

    What You Need

    • 6 fresh cranberries
    • 1 tsp. agave nectar
    • Pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
    • 3 oz. champagne
    • Cranberries, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Muddle cranberries in agave and spices, add ice, and stir in champagne.
    • Strain into a champagne flute and top off with an extra splash of champagne.
    • Garnish with floating cranberries.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  45. mojito with lime and muddled mint

    Mojito

    What You Need

    • Handful of mint leaves
    • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 1/2 oz. light rum
    • Club soda
    • Lime wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Muddle mint leaves in lime juice and simple syrup.
    • Add ice and rum and shake briefly.
    • Pour ingredients into highball glass.
    • Top off with club soda.
    • Garnish with lime wedge.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  46. red cocktail with a slice of lemon

    Pomegranate Margarita

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. blanco tequila
    • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur
    • 1/2 oz. triple sec
    • Lime wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake all liquid ingredients well in a shaker.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with lime wedge.
  47. frozen red cocktail

    Frozen Raspberry Pina Colada

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. light rum
    • 1 oz. cream of coconut
    • 1 oz. pineapple juice
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    • Handful of raspberries
    • Lemon and lime wedges, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • In a blender, combine first 5 ingredients with 1 cup crushed ice.
    • Blend until smooth.
    • Serve in a tall glass.
    • Garnish with lemon and lime wedges.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  48. yellow cocktail in a champagne flute

    Apple Grove Champagne

    What You Need

    • 3/4 oz. Berentzen apple liqueur
    • 3 oz. champagne
    • Apple slice, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Add apple liqueur to champagne in a champagne flute.
    • Garnish with apple slice.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  49. pink cocktail with a pink lime wedge

    French Martini

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. citrus vodka
    • 1 oz. pineapple juice
    • 1/2 oz. Chambord
    • Lime wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake vodka, pineapple juice, and Chambord well with ice in a shaker.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with lime wedge.

    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru
  50. blue cocktail with yellow straws

    Nothin' but the Blues

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. blood orange vodka
    • 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
    • 1 tsp. Blue Curacao
    • Splash of Sprite



    How to Make It

    • Pour vodka, ginger liqueur, and Blue Curacao in an ice-filled highball glass and stir.
    • Top with Sprite.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  51. Sonoma County Martini

    What You Need

    • 1/2 oz. gin
    • 1 1/2 oz. Pinot Noir
    • 1/4 oz. orange liqueur
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • Lemon twist and red grapes, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Shake first 5 ingredients well with ice in a mixing glass.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
    • Garnish with lemon twist and red grapes.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  52. Pink Grapefruit Mojito

    What You Need

    • Handful of mint leaves
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 oz. light rum
    • 1/2 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice
    • 1/2 oz. grapefruit liqueur
    • Sparkling water



    How to Make It

    • Muddle mint in lime juice and simple syrup.
    • Add ice and remaining ingredients except sparkling water and shake briefly.
    • Pour into a highball glass.
    • Top with sparkling water.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  53. Liberty and Equality

    What You Need

    • 1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur
    • 1 oz. light rum
    • 1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
    • 1 tsp. agave nectar
    • Maraschino cherry, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Pour pomegranate liqueur into a martini glass.
    • In a cocktail shaker, add other ingredients except cherry and shake well.
    • Slowly strain over pomegranate liqueur into martini glass.
    • Garnish with maraschino cherry.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  54. bright green cocktail in a martini glass

    Fresh Apple Martini

    What You Need

    • 1 green apple slice, cut into small pieces
    • 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1 oz. vodka
    • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
    • 1 oz. Sauvignon Blanc
    • Thinly sliced green apple and fresh cherry, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Muddle apple slice in lime juice and simple syrup.
    • Add ice and remaining ingredients except garnishes and shake well.
    • Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

  55. white cocktail in a martini glass

    Godiva Chocolate Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
    • 1 oz. Amarula Cream liqueur
    • 1 oz. Gosling's Black Seal rum



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients vigorously over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



    Courtesy of Andrew Holmes/Brand Director Gosling's Rum

  56. blue cocktail

    Peppermintini

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. peppermint schnapps
    • 1/2 oz. cream
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
    • 1/2 oz. vodka
    • Candy cane, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Add ice and all ingredients except candy cane to shaker.
    • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
    • Garnish with candy cane.
    • *Dissolve 2 cups sugar into 1 cup boiling water. Let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers.



    Courtesy of Liquidchefs

  57. blue martini in a glass with a zig zag stem

    Blue Martini (Something Blue)

    What You Need

    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
    • Splash of white cranberry juice
    • Lime wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Add ice to shaker.
    • Stir or shake and strain all ingredients except lime wedge into a martini glass.
    • Garnish with lime wedge.



    Courtesy of Liquidchefs

  58. Fire and Ice Martini

    What You Need 

    • 2 oz. ginger and jalapeno-infused vodka
    • 2 oz. grapefruit syrup
    • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed white grapefruit juice



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker, strain, and serve in a gold sugar-rimmed martini glass.



    Courtesy of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events, (212) 807-0568, MarceyBrownstein.com

  59. blue cocktail in a martini glass

    "Q" Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. Hpnotiq liqueur
    • 1 oz. Stirrings lemonade mixer
    • Lemon wedge, for garnish



    How to Make It

    • Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
    • Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lemon wedge.



    Courtesy of Kristine Ford of Stirrings

  60. red cocktail

    Pink Cosmopolitans

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. Stirrings Cosmopolitan mixer
    • 1 oz. vodka



    How to Make It

    • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, then strain into a martini glass.



    Courtesy of Kristine Ford of Stirrings

  61. Wild Blueberry Martini

    What You Need

    • 2 oz. Stirrings Wild Blueberry Martini mixer
    • 1 oz. vodka



    How to Make It

    • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, then strain into a martini glass.



    Courtesy of Kristine Ford of Stirrings

  62. Honeyhole Punch

    What You Need

    • 1 oz. rum
    • 3/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey dissolved in water)
    • 3/4 oz. pineapple juice
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. honey liqueur



    How to Make It

    • Shake all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
    • *This can be made for a party. Simply multiply the proportions by the amount of people attending the event.
    • Add over ice in a large punch bowl and serve.



    Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru