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By Thomas Gruber | About Cocktails & Co

Tequila Drinks We Love: The Pale Boxer

I have created a few “Yellow Boxer” cocktails to enjoy with this fine “yellow” puzzle box. The Stickman Clutch Tile Box is crafted from maple, which …

Tequila

The Hot Pink Recipe

Inspired by my favorite way to eat beets—with horseradish and a cider vinegar dressing—this savory beet shrub is a great match for a juniper-forward gin like Tanqueray. The finished product here has just a touch of heat from the horseradish.<p>As I've made more shrubs for cocktails, I've found that I …

Saturn Recipe

This gin-based drink dates to 1967; it won California tiki bartender J. "Popo" Galsini that year's International Bartender's Association World Cocktail Championship.<p>Falernum, orgeat, and passion fruit syrup contribute the tropical flavors that make this tart rumless cocktail fit in with other tiki …

Green Ghost Recipe

Aside from the fact that the Green Ghost is a delicious cocktail, with a lovely appearance and a killer name, not much is known about it. It first appears in print in 1937, in the <i>Cafe Royal Cocktail Book,</i> where it's attributed to a J. B. Hurrell.<p>Never mind that. This tasty drink highlights the …

White Peach Sangria Recipe

Herbaceous and tart, this is a cocktail drinker's sangria. Rosemary and gin add a layer of herbal complexity against the sweetness of white peaches.<p>Ingredients3 ripe white peaches, pitted and cubed6 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon9 (3-inch) sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish if …

Ramos Fizz Recipe

To state the patently obvious, the summer weather in New Orleans can be brutal. The positive side of this is that ever since the days when a ceiling fan was considered the apex of cooling technology, bartenders have been devising drinks that are still useful--if not essential--in today's …

Tradition's Southside Recipe

We'd drink this refreshing classic cocktail all afternoon—it's easy to make and easy to gulp. At Tradition in San Francisco, Ian Scalzo and his bartending team serve it in a mason jar with a fragrant mint sprig.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and …

Quill Recipe

This classic twist on a Negroni adds in some absinthe to bring great herbal and light anise flavor that lingers in the background.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 ounce gin1 ounce Campari1 ounce sweet vermouth1/4 ounce absintheGarnish: orange twist<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. …

Date Martinez Recipe

Date molasses, which is made of nothing but dates, is your secret ingredient to a rich, nutty fall cocktail in this riff on the Martinez.<p>Why It Works<p>Date molasses is less sweet and more complex in flavor than simple syrup.<br>• Amontillado sherry's nutty and dry characteristics complement the rich …

Darkside Recipe

This smooth sipper from Adam Bernbach of Proof in Washington, DC has undertones of cherry and anise. Plymouth gin works really well in this cocktail: it's lighter and a touch sweeter than London dry and won't overpower the Barolo Chinato.<p><b>Note:</b> Barolo Chinato is a type of fortified wine-based …

Thyme & Pink Grapefruit Greyhounds

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! What are your plans for the weekend? Jason and I have decided to fight the crowds and have dinner at the restaurant …

Valentine's Day

Boozey Tuesdays – Pink Salty Dog

Boozey Tuesdays – Pink Salty Dog<p>Yield: 1 Pink Salty Dog<p>Ingredients<p>Coarse salt, for rim of glass<br>• Grapefruit slice, for garnish<br>• 1/3 cup freshly squeezed …

Recipes

Spring Cocktail Recipe: Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

With warmer weather inching its way into New York, I felt inspired to make a fresh spring cocktail. Well, I did some experimenting, and while my …

Recipes

Cocktail Friday: Pink Mojito

I always associate certain <b>cocktails</b> with particular events, holidays or celebrations. Espresso martinis will forever be linked with my 30th birthday …

Cherries

Cupid's Pink Arrow {A Valentines Day Cocktail}

<i>Pretty in pink, this Cupid’s Pink Arrow is the perfect cocktail for your Valentine! Light and refreshing with freshly squeezed lemon juice,</i> …

Valentine's Day

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Cookie and Kate

Exciting news! My cookbook, Love Real Food, is nominated for Goodreads’ Best Cookbook award! If you have a moment, could you please do me a big favor …

Breakfast

Smokey Old Bastard

Ein rauchiger Drink mit Bourbon-Whiskey? Normalerweise haben die schottischen Whisky-Sorten durch ihren typischen Torf- und Rauchgeschmack dieses …

Monaco Friar

Diese Variante eines Old Fashioned rückt mit Scotch anstatt eines Bourbons den Geschmack in deutlich rauchigere Regionen. Natürlich hat man bei der …

For a Festive Caipirinha, Add Pomegranate and Sparkling Wine

I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable person when it comes to cocktails. And yet, a few years back, I found myself too intimidated to order a Caipirinha. The problem was the name. My own name is mispronounced about 60% of the time—you're probably saying it wrong right now—so I just hate not …

Cranberry Smash

A bowl of cranberries inspired this fresh, seasonal riff on the traditional spirit-forward smash, which picks up a subtle savory note from the …

Cranberry

Friday cocktail recipe: the corpse reviver

Want to add a frisson to your halloween bar?<p>Portobello Road Gin has created a cocktail that's potent enough to revive even the most comatose zombie. …

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Frozen Peach Bellinis Made with Fresh Peaches

In this month’s fresh produce series post, Walmart challenged me to make something using stone fruits, which are currently in season. I considered …

Recipes

10 Best Low-Calorie Cocktails

Office parties, family gatherings, dinner with friends, New Year's Eve bashes—the holidays are filled with boozey temptations. To imbibe without feeling guilty, sip in moderation (watch portion size! A couple refills or an oversize serving glass and you're back in calorie city) and stick to these …

Eating

Blackberry Crush

• that's eggy<br>• that's fruity<br>• that's hearty<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's simple<br>• that's a smoothie<br>• that's a casserole<p>that's off the beaten path<br>• that's light<br>• that's packable<br>• that's speedy<br>• that's warming<br>• that's kid-friendly<p>that's comforting<br>• that's quick<br>• that's healthy<br>• that's a sunday dinner classic<br>• that's vegetarian<br>• that's …

Strawberry Basil Lime Coolers

Do you like how I’m trying to make fruit infused water sound fancy by calling it a cooler? I think it’s just too pretty to be titled <i>Fruit Infused</i> …

Beverages

Skinny Pineapple Orange Slush

Today is Little Boy #1’s last day of first grade. So even though it is still technically Spring, Summer is upon me! Living in Arizona, this is the …

Smoothies

Coole Drinks für heiße Tage

Mit einem kalten Sommergetränk in der Hand, lässt es sich an heißen Tagen gut aushalten. Genießen Sie unsere erfrischenden Drinks - mit und ohne …

Strawberry-Pineapple Hotness

A perfect use for that leftover can of chipotles in adobo hiding in the fridge.<p>Ingredients<p>2 strawberries, hulled, halved<p>2 teaspoons sugar<p>2 ounces vodka<p>2 ounces pineapple juice<p>½ teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce<p>Pineapple slice (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Muddle …

Recipes