We are well versed in cognac when is comes to sangria, but when it comes to featuring the French brandy in a signature cocktail, we didn’t have many cocktails in our back pocket. Now we have two new, easy cognac cocktails, one made with iced tea and strawberries and the other with coffee.
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Spring is just about here! Celebrate with this fun berry Moscato wine punch that is great for a backyard soirée or even brunch.
Spring is right around the corner. Refresh your cocktail game with this berry and lemon-filled whiskey sour.
This drink takes inspiration from Harry Potter and butterbeer. While still fun, it resembles a…
Celebrate Bourbon Month with George Remus and their tried and true cocktail. You probably already have everything you need to make it. Cheers!
Celebrate National Margarita Day in style with these fun margarita recipes. Salud!
Reinvent the Sidecar cocktail with this drink made with bourbon and grapefruit juice. It’s refreshing enough for brunch or happy hour.
Whether you are hosting a girls’ night or spending an evening with someone special, celebrate Valentine’s Day with these easy cocktails that are delicious and festive. Plus, they’re way cheaper than going out for overpriced drinks at a super busy cocktail bar.
This creamy, cinnamon-spiced horchata cocktail is spiked with tequila and perfect with some spicy Mexican food.
Stay warm on a cold night with this spiced pear cider spiked with rum.
Whip up this easy cranberry simple syrup and keep it on hand this month for fun, seasonal cocktails, like a cranberry gina and tonic.
Let’s sip on cider this season.
Spruced up with a charred orange juice instead of lime and a sprig of sage, this winter gin and tonic is the same refreshing drink that we all love, but with some warmer flavors for the winter months.
Compliments to the Chef are often difficult to reward because they are busy manning the kitchen. At Riot House Restaurant in Hotel Andaz, grab a front row seat and enjoy an intimate, seasonally prepared multi course menu WITH the chef.
Sip away the season with a special gin we recently discovered and used to make a delicious cranberry and tonic.
These quick cocktails are great to make in big batches for a crowd. Serve them at Thanksgiving, all the way through to your New Year’s Eve parties.
Awake from your food coma and relax the day after Thanksgiving (and maybe after your shopping dash) with these ultimate mimosa recipes.
Throw your apple cider in the freezer, then blend it up with bitters, brandy and more. The perfect cider slushee cocktail for the warmer autumn days or to refresh the tastebuds after heavy comfort food.
Whether these are your Thanksgiving libations or you are looking to host a casual happy hour after a day at the orchard or the office, these fall apple cocktails are sure to impress. The best part? They can be prepped ahead for easy serving.
This apple brandy sour is made with apple cider and a San Francisco brandy crafted in the style of a Pisco.
Halloween isn’t just about kids’ costumes and candy. Check out these Halloween-themed cocktails to serve at your adults-only party. Don’t worry, there can still be candy.
It’s time to get in the spirits. No, we’re not talking about Halloween (although that will be here soon enough). Our taste buds are actually transfixed on National Liqueur Day (on Oct. 16) and how best to celebrate the occasion.
Remolacha is the Spanish word for the beet root. This vibrant reposado cocktail is made with a beet juice reduction, lime juice, cinnamon, and the fine, aged tequila.
Warm and comforting, this whiskey chai is a cozy sip on chilly autumn evenings.
Tailgate season is here! Often, tailgate menus are more of a potluck setup where everyone brings a dish or drink to pass. Here are a few bites and drinks to inspire your next tailgate offering.
This week we celebrate International Coffee Day on 9/29. While we need no excuse to sip our morning cup of joe, we could all use some inspiration on how to mix coffee into our cocktails. Check out these caffeine-loaded, coffee-spiked cocktails.
It’s Friday, and what better way to celebrate Garnacha Day! This easy-to-drink red wine comes from the Carinena, a northern region of Spain. It pairs well with most commonly cooked favorite dishes and just as impressive on the pocket as it is on the palate.
Let’s be clear, we don’t drink cocktails for our health, but we would rather drink concoctions that are filled with fruit and vegetable juices rather than sugar-filled mixers. Check out these ideas from cookbook author Nicole Herft.
These delicious and easy cocktails are perfect to throw together for a crowd and a fun way to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend.
This bourbon spritz cocktail is made extra delightful and refreshing with a cardamom and cappuccino syrup.
If you love whiskey, here are the bars in LA you must check out. Cheers!
Grab your favorite bottle of Prosecco and whip up this cherry slushie for the next backyard BBQ or as a cool down drink by the pool.
Bar Moga is a sophisticated Greenwich Village cocktail bar with a … rebellious streak.
Drinkable vinegars are all the rage. They add that perfect pizzaz to your usual cocktail, they help with digestion and bring extra nutrients to your smoothie and they make plain water exciting. Here’s what you need to know.
Today is National Tequila Day, celebrate with a refreshing glass of this tequila cocktail, the Watermelon Crush. Plus,
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The difference between an American Bloody Mary and a Canadian Caesar Cocktail is the use of Clamato juice instead of plain tomato juice. Dive into this brunch favorite with fun toppings.
One sip of this strawberry rosé slushie and you’ll get why they’re all the rage. It’s cool, refreshing and fruity.
It’s officially summer. In Charlotte, that means it’s getting hot outside and the humidity is…
Grab a swizzle stick or a straw and celebrate summer with this refreshing frozen gin slush.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to get in the summer spirit with amaro. The Italian liqueur adds the perfect bitter-sweet to your sips, like this Amaro Grapefruit Sparkler.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Check out these delicious new takes on classic cocktails to make for Dad on his day.
Cocktail savant Dee Quinones guides us on a mission to find the best cocktail bars on Broadway Ave and into the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles.
Grab some fresh figs and relax with this sweet and refreshing fig margarita.
Loaded with mint, blackberry, cucumbers and lemon, this easy wine cocktail is dressed to impress and refresh.
This recipe is based on the highly quaffable Italian aperitif made with Aperol and Prosecco garnished with a slice of orange. Aperol is very similar to Campari, but with a lower alcohol content and a slightly less bitter flavor.
This mostly savory Tomatillo Tipple cocktail reminds us of a green Bloody Mary with spice, but is refreshing and perfect for a backyard gathering.
Memorial Day is just around the corner. Kick off summer with these boozy, beautiful, and most importantly, easy punch bowls.
Relax in the sun with friends and a cool pitcher of this spiked lemon aid.
In this delightful, fresh and light Raspberry Vodka & Beer Cocktail, raspberries accompany light beer and Raspberry Vodka for a refreshing spring or summer drink that is fabulous for summer!
Balvenie is one of the few Scottish distilleries still making malt whisky by hand, here’s why.
This Cinco de Mayo, rethink the Michelada drink and add some more kick with Sriracha to create the Sriracha-Lada.
Say “Salud!” this Cinco de Mayo with these five refreshing tequila cocktails.
Spike your next batch of iced tea with tequila to create the forever-fun iced teaquila.
Shaken or stirred, check out these fun spring drinks spiked with spiced rum.
With refreshing fizz, this cocktail is stirred with a ginger syrup and spiced rum. It’s perfectly simple and just what you need at the end of the week.
This blood orange punch is spiked with two kinds of rum and laced with cinnamon and fresh mint for a perfect balance of warm and fresh flavors.
Loaded with a spicy chai, spiced rum and creamy coconut, this tropical Piña Colada is a true treat in a glass.
On the next rainy spring day, transport yourself to a tropical island with this tiki-inspired passion fruit cocktail complete with spiced rum.
Celebrate the start of spring with this bright tasting strawberry-lime spiced rum Moscow mule.
With guava nectar, gunpowder green tea and a pinch of spice, this spiced rum cocktail tastes like a sophisticated tropical vacation. It’s a bit sweet, a bit tart and totally sip-able.