Cocktails & Spirits

Winter Gin and Tonic

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.

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Cocktails with Benefits

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.

Aperol Granita Cocktail

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.

Ginger Rum Fizz

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.

Vanilla Tequila Sunrise

A typical tequila sunrise is just tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. Allow the grenadine to sink to the bottom and the colors mimic a sunset! It’s also a perfect brunch drink.

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Cuban Cocktail Adventures

When most of us think of Cuba, we have a romantic mental image made up of scenes from the 1950s, perhaps including Al Pacino visiting on the eve of the revolution (Godfather reference). A place full of nightclubs, casinos and, of course, bars where cantineros (Cuban bartenders) threw Cuban cocktails between mixing glasses and poured from multiple bottles of rum at a time into big blenders.

Detox Cocktails

While some choose to embark on dry January, others may simply seek healthier options this month. We’d like to suggest a selection of (dare we say) health-conscious cocktails packed with restorative, antioxidant-rich and detoxifying ingredients such as turmeric, mugwort, matcha and carrots.