Handcrafted Cocktails

By Bonnie Rush | Handmade and homegrown drinks

Pomegranate Aperitif

Saba is wine-grape juice that’s been reduced until syrupy and concentrated. If you can’t find it, use a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar.<p>Whisk pomegranate juice and saba in a large pitcher, then stir in Lillet and bitters. Pour into rocks glasses filled with ice; top off with club soda.<p><b>Recipe by</b> …


Agricole-Guava Cooler Recipe - Martin Cate | Food & Wine

• Fill a shaker with ice. Add the guava nectar, <i>rhum agricole</i>, lime juice, Simple Syrup, Navan and bitters; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; top with club soda and cinnamon. Garnish with a mint sprig, cinnamon stick or lime wheel (or all three).

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Meadow Mocktails | Food & Wine Recipe

• 1/2 cup basil leaves<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<br>• 11 ounces chilled fresh grapefruit juice<br>• 1/4 ounces Angostura bitters<br>• 40 ounces chilled sparkling water<br>• Ice<br>• Basil leaves, grapefruit slices and/or lavender flowers, for garnish


Make a Martini Like a Pro With Audrey Saunders

<i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Audrey Saunders<p>Owner / Pegu Club / New York City<p>The hardest things to master are often the simplest. Take the martini. Put gin and vermouth in a glass and you’re …


Yum, We Love . . . Mint Juleps!

I went up the street to the local produce market yesterday to pickup a little fresh mint. And by a little I mean, my hand-basket was overflowing. In …

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Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade

Ingredients<p>3/4<p>cup sugar<p>3<p>lemon thyme sprigs<p>4<p>cups cold water<p>2<p>cups lemon juice<p>1 1/2<p>cups peach nectar (11-ounce can)<p>Lemon slices<p>Directions<p>In a large …

Mumbai Mules {with Coriander, Cumin and Saffron}

<i>An unconventional take on the Moscow Mule, this savory-sweet, vodka-based cocktail gets a kick from toasted coriander, cumin, cardamom, and saffron</i> …

Signature Cocktail | Peach Rose Lemonade

February is a time for soft romance and the anticipation of spring, so for this month’s inspiration board and signature cocktail, I wanted to keep …

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar.

Please pretend this is a Jem valentine.I think I say this every year, but it’s only because I think of it every year. If I had to be in first or …

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Mixology Monday: A Winter Pear Cocktail

Halloween was skipped this year. Not on purpose, but Christopher and I found ourselves on a flight crossing coasts on the 31st. By the time we landed …

Easy Christmas-Brunch Cocktail: Blood Orange “Pomosas”

Written by Kelli Hall<p>What’s the last thing I want to do on Christmas morning? Cook up a complicated brunch for our family drop-ins. My solution: easy …

Make It in a Mug: The Pear Moscow Mule

Is it just us, or is everything just a little bit better when served in a mug? From soup to nuts, from cocoa to cocktails, we’re snubbing the …


Spicy Orange-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Ours was good. It was easy and fun. I made this Chocolate Mousse Pie with Phyllo Crust and it was SO GOOD and much …

Red Nose Punch Recipe

Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set (the hot water will freeze clear), about 2 hours.<p>Combine juices, bourbon, and syrup in a large punch bowl; stir to combine. Unmold frozen ice ring and float in punch; top with beer and sliced limes.


South Side

Combine mint, gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with lemon peel.<p><b>Recipe by</b> Andrew Knowlton<p><b>Photograph by</b> Zach DeSart

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Saint-Florent Cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin.<p>honey syrup<p>Combine honey and 2 Tbsp. hot water in a small jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.<p>1½ cups gin<p>¾ cup fresh lime juice<p>½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti<p>Angostura bitters<p>Champagne or sparkling wine<p>8 lime …


Creepy Halloween Cocktails (Part Three): The Poisoned Apple

Written by Kelli Hall<p><i>With Apples, Tequila, and Pomegranates</i><p>If pressed to pick my poison, tequila is always my drink of choice. This potent potion …

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Horse's Neck Recipe

Horse's Neck<p>In this cognac-based cocktail, ginger beer provides a zippy spice while a wide spiral peel of whole lemon adds a tangy balance.<p>makes 1 Cocktail<p>Ingredients<p>Spiral peel of a whole lemon<p>6 oz. ginger beer<p>2 oz. cognac<p>2 dashes Angostura bitters<p>Instructions<p>Drop the peel into a highball glass; …


Kentucky Buck Recipe

Muddle chopped strawberry, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon, 2 dashes bitters, and ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer; garnish with a strawberry slice.


Apple Daisy Recipe

Apple Daisy<p>**From SAVEUR DRINK Issue #1** Today's mixologists, with their muttonchops and handlebars, have a historical influence: the Victorian male. These guys took their mustaches seriously, so much so that in mid-1800s England, a special teacup was designed for them. Its porcelain lip …


Adonis Recipe - Kat Bangs | Food & Wine

• In a cocktail shaker, combine fino sherry, sweet vermouth and orange bitters. Add ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Wine Spritzer

A good rule of thumb, regardless of batch size, is three parts wine to one part club soda.<p>Pour wine into a wineglass filled with ice; top off with club soda and bitters. Garnish with orange twist.<p><b>Recipe by</b> David Lynch<p><b>Photograph by</b> Charles Masters

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The Best Bloody Mary

Place first 6 ingredients in large pot. Add enough water just to cover (about 6 cups). Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very soft, about 50 minutes.<p>Discard bay leaf. Add 1 tablespoon coarse salt and lemon juice; cool slightly. Working in batches, puree …

Bloody Mary

Cranberry Rum Punch

“This makes you feel like you’re on vacation no matter where you are.” —Alison Roman, senior associate food editor<p>Bring cranberries, sugar, and 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Strain syrup into a pitcher; cover and chill. Set cranberries aside.<p>Add rum and …



09.09.14<p>The end of summer means saying goodbye to the season’s darkest and most flavorful berry. And, there’s no better way to say goodbye to …


Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz

Peach Sangria with Elderflower

On a hot summer eve, what could be more refreshing than an icy glass of Peach Sangria. This has been my saving grace, perking me up, after days of …

Pineapple Mojitos Recipe - Jose Enrique | Food & Wine

Ingredients<p>pineapple syrup<p>1 1/2 pounds peeled fresh pineapple chunks<br>• 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar<p>mojitos<p>1/2 pound diced fresh pineapple (2 cups)<br>• 1 cup lightly packed mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish<br>• 2 cups white rum<br>• 3/4 cup fresh lime juice<br>• Ice<br>• 1 1/4 cups chilled club soda<br>• Lime wedges, for …