What's cooler than having a signature sip? Make one of these delicious (and easy to whip up) cocktails your go-to libation, and you'll impress all of your drinking buddies. Amore Vietato (Forbidden Love) - 2 oz. Hendricks gin - 1 oz. blood orange juice - Dash simple syrup, 2 strawberries - 4 slices of cucumber Muddle fruit with simple syrup, add gin and blood orange juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts.
The Chocolate-Lovers Margarita
3 parts chocolate milk (store bought or homemade) - 1 part Sauza Silver Tequila - 1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix - Chocolate covered strawberry Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.
1 ½ oz. Hangar One Spiced pear vodka - ¼ oz. Mazzenez, Poire Williams, Eau-de-vie - ¼ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur - ½ oz. simple syrup - 2 oz. Looza pear nectar Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Cut a thin piece from top to bottom in the center of a bosc pear for garnish.
2 oz. Hendricks gin - .75 lemon juice - .75 lemon simple - 2 teaspoons cranberry simple syrup - 6 cranberries (from compote) Muddle cranberries, add cran simple, lemon simple, lemon juice, and gin. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three cranberries.
Kerasi (cherry in Greek)
2 oz. peach vodka - 1 oz. cherry puree (just blend fresh pitted cherries) - 1/2 oz. peach liqueur - 1/2 oz. cherry brandy - 1/2 oz. lemon juice - Sparkling wine, like Cava Shake all ingredients but the Cava over ice and strain into a flute. Top off with Cava. Garnish with a cherry.
- 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia - 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur - Splash of CranPineapple juice Combine ingredients and top with champagne.
The French Cosmo
3 oz. pineapple juice 1 1/2 oz. vodka 1/2 oz. cassis Garnish: pineapple slice or leaf Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled stemmed glass. Garnish with pineapple slice or float a leaf from the fruit in the drink.
Sweet Red Kiss
1 1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge - 1/3 oz. Chambord - 1/3 oz. Absolut Kurant - Splash each of orange, pineapple, and cranberry juices Combine all ingredients; shake with ice. Strain into glass — sugar the rim for a sweet touch — and garnish with orange pieces.
Shot of espresso - 1/2 oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka - 1/2 oz. Godiva dark chocolate liqueur - 1/4 oz. Amaretto - 1/4 oz. Kahlúa - Baileys to top off Shake ingredients with ice. Rim the glass with shaved chocolate. Strain cocktail and top with Baileys, whipped cream, and cocoa.
Remember Last Summer
1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia - 1 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur - 1 oz. pineapple juice - 1/2 oz. coconut cream - Shredded coconut Mix all ingredients except shredded coconut in a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a glass. Garnish with coconut.
3/4 oz. pomegranate juice - 3/4 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur (available at liquor stores) - Prosecco Mix together the juice and liqueur, and pour into a champagne flute, then top with Prosecco.
2 oz. Absolut Los Angeles - 1 oz. simple syrup - 1 oz. lemon juice - 1 spoonful of blackberry jam - Splash of sparkling wine Add all ingredients except wine to a shaker, and shake vigorously for a few seconds. Strain mixture over ice in a rocks glass. Top with sparkling wine.
3 oz. Ketel One Citroen - 1 oz. Watermelon Pucker - 1/2 oz. Cointreau or triple sec - Splash of lemonade - Splash of 7-Up Mix all ingredients together over ice, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.
3 fresh strawberries - 3 slices canned pineapple - 1/2 oz. pineapple syrup from the can - 1/4 oz. simple syrup (dissolve one part sugar in one part boiling water; let cool) - 2 oz. white rum Muddle fruit. Pour over ice with other ingredients; shake. Garnish with fruit.
Very Cherry Martini
1 1/2 parts Martini and Rossi Rosso vermouth (chilled) - 1 part cherry juice - 4 parts Martini and Rossi Prosecco Combine the vermouth and cherry juice, along with ice, in a shaker. Shake, and strain into a chilled glass. Top with the Prosecco.
- 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Raspberri - 1 oz. sour mix - 1/2 oz. simple syrup - 6 mint leaves - 3 blackberries - Club Soda Muddle blackberries, mint, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice, vodka, and sour mix. Strain into a glass. Add a splash of club soda.
Cactus Pear Margarita
2 oz. tequila 1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec 1 oz. cactus pear syrup 1/2 oz. lime juice Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass with a salted rim, and garnish with lime or fruit juices.
Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo
2 oz. Smirnoff Black Cherry vodka 1 oz. white cranberry juice 3/4 oz. Cointreau Splash of fresh lime juice Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, and add ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with fresh or dried cherries.
1 1/2 oz. tequila 1/4 oz. Campari 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz. honey Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a tumbler. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaf.
1 oz. cherry vodka 1 oz. triple sec Splash of Rose's grenadine Splash of cranberry juice Shake together all ingredients but cranberry juice with ice. Pour into glass and top with cranberry juice. Garnish with a fresh cherry.