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).

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 …


Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade

5.0 by 5 people<p>Rate me!<p>Makes: 8 servings<br>• Yields: 8 cups<br>• Start to Finish: 15 mins<p>Nutrition Facts (Lemon Thyme-Peach Lemonade)<p>Per serving:<br>• 115 kcal cal.,<br>• 0 …


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 …

Bourbon Whiskey

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

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 …


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.

American South

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.

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

The Best Bloody Mary

This is the best Bloody Mary recipe because you make your own mix (which means you can customize it to your heart's content). And hey, don't forget the Guinness.<p>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 …

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 …


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 something than …


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 …