Handcrafted Cocktails

By Bonnie Rush | Handmade and homegrown drinks

Pomegranate Aperitif Recipe

Pomegranate Aperitif<p>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>Ingredients<p>6 Servings<p>1 cup pomegranate juice<br>• 2 tablespoons saba<br>• 2 cups Lillet Blanc<br>• 4 dashes celery bitters<br>• Club soda<p>Preparation<p>Whisk …

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 …

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Make the lavender syrup<p>Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar …

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Make a Martini Like a Pro With Audrey Saunders

</head><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 …

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

• In a large pitcher combine the sugar and lemon thyme sprigs; muddle with a wooden spoon. Add water, lemon juice, and peach nectar. Stir until sugar …

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> …

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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 …

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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

Beer and bourbon make for fast friends in this tart and tangy festive punch, delicately spiced with cinnamon-infused simple syrup.<p>makes ABOUT 3 QUARTS<p>…

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South Side Recipe

South Side<p>Ingredients<p>makes 1 Servings<p>8 fresh mint leaves, slapped<br>• 3 oz. dry gin<br>• 1½ oz. fresh lemon juice<br>• ¾ oz. simple syrup<br>• Club soda<br>• Lemon peel<p>Preparation<p>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>Recipe by …

Saint-Florent Cocktail Recipe - Bon Appétit Recipe

Saint-Florent Cocktail<p>An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin.<p>Ingredients<p>8 Servings<p>honey syrup<p>¼ cup clover honey<p>assembly<p>1½ cups gin<br>• ¾ cup fresh lime juice<br>• ½ cup Aperol or Cappelletti<br>• Angostura bitters<br>• Champagne or sparkling wine<br>• 8 lime wheels<p>Preparation<p>honey …

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

Though ginger has been consumed for millennia, ginger beer dates to 1700s England, when the root was fermented to make a mildly alcoholic drink. Most …

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Kentucky Buck

"Bucks" are a family of drinks that consist of ginger beer plus a spirit and citrus—a category that includes this fruity refresher as well as the …

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Apple Daisy

Today's mixologists, with their muttonchops and handlebars, have a historical influence: the Victorian male. These guys took their mustaches …

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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 Recipe

Wine Spritzer<p>A good rule of thumb, regardless of batch size, is three parts wine to one part club soda.<p>Ingredients<p>Makes 1 Servings<p>3 oz. aromatic white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, or Gewürztraminer)<br>• 1 oz. club soda<br>• dash of orange or lemon bitters<br>• 1 Orange or lemon twist<p>Preparation<p>Pour wine …

The Best Bloody Mary Recipe

The Best Bloody Mary<p>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>Ingredients<p>Makes 12 Servings<p>1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely chopped<br>• 1 …

Cranberry Rum Punch Recipe - Bon Appétit Recipe

Cranberry Rum Punch<p>“This makes you feel like you’re on vacation no matter where you are.” —Alison Roman, senior associate food editor<p>Ingredients<p>6 Servings<p>2 cups fresh cranberries<br>• ½ cup sugar<br>• 1 cup white rum<br>• ½ cup fresh lime juice<br>• Mint sprigs (for serving)<p>Preparation<p>Bring cranberries, sugar, and 2 cups …

BLACKBERRY RUM FIZZ RECIPE

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

Make the Syrup<p>In a saucepan, bring the pineapple, brown sugar and 4 cups of water to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring, until the …

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