Category: Cocktail

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Blood Orange & Rosemary Margarita

A delicious blood orange-based margarita made with a homemade rosemary cinnamon simple syrup and Añejo tequila.

Ingredients

2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
1 ounce Rosemary Cinnamon Simple Syrup
½ fresh lime, juiced
2 ounces Añejo tequila
1 blood orange slice
1 small sprig of rosemary

Directions

Rosemary Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Add fresh rosemary, a cinnamon stick, sugar, and water to a small pot over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved. When the liquid comes to a low simmer, cover the pot, and remove the pan from the heat.

Let steep for about 3 minutes, longer if you want a more intense flavor, up to 10 minutes. Strain out the rosemary and cinnamon, reserving the liquid. It should make ¾ cup of syrup.

Transfer it to an airtight container. The syrup keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks. This syrup is great for teas, homemade sodas, and cocktails.

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Blood Orange & Rosemary Margarita

Fill the mixing glass of a Boston shaker ⅓ full with crushed ice.

Add the blood orange juice, the rosemary cinnamon simple syrup, the fresh lime juice, and the tequila. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with fresh rosemary and a slice of blood orange.

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Blood Orange Margarita

Here’s a bloody good cocktail! Made with Añejo tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave, this mixed drink is the perfect way to celebrate blood oranges.

Ingredients

2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
2 ounces agave syrup
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces Añejo tequila
1 blood orange slice
Crushed ice

Directions

Fill the mixing glass of a Boston shaker ⅓ full with crushed ice.

Add the blood orange juice, agave, the fresh lime juice, and the tequila. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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Best Mimosa Cocktail

A mimosa cocktail is a fairly simple drink but if you want to make the best mimosa you’ve ever had, here is the recipe and all the tips and tricks you need to do that.

Ingredients

1 (750 mL) bottle of Brut Champagne
2 cups orange juice
1 cup triple sec

Directions

Sparkling wine terminology can be a bit confusing with respect to the rest of the wine world. Sec Champagnes, also noted as Dry, are on the sweeter side. Typically a dry wine means it is not sweet but not in this case. Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature wines all have less sugar.

I recommend using Brut or Extra Brut Champagne for your mimosa.

Of course, if you like a sweeter mimosa, then Extra Sec, Sec, and Demi Sec Champagnes might be better for you. Avoid Doux Champagne for a mimosa.

Prosecco is a great low-cost alternative to Champagne, but it doesn’t quite bubble the same. That said, it is much easier on the wallet.

Both the sparkling wine and the orange juice should be very cold.

Add the bubbly to the glasses first. This allows the Champagne to bubble up but not cause a mess. If there was OJ in the glass, the bubbles could cause it to spill over.

Next add in the orange juice and then add in the triple sec.

Never stir your mimosa. The addition of the orange juice to the bubbly is more than enough to mix the ingredients. Stirring will only flatten the cocktail.

Never make a pitcher of mimosas ahead of time. It’s just another way you will lose those precious bubbles. #savethebubbles

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Classic Mimosa Cocktail

Want to learn how to make a mimosa the traditional way? Here are some tips and tricks for crafting the perfect classic mimosa cocktail every single time. Oh, and what about making a pitcher of mimosas? Learn everything here.

Ingredients

1 (750 mL) bottle of Brut Champagne
3 cups orange juice

Directions

Use Brut or Extra Brut Champagne. Sparkling wine terminology can be a bit confusing with respect to the rest of the wine world. Sec Champagnes, also noted as Dry, are on the sweeter side. Typically a dry wine means it is not sweet but not in this case. Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature wines all have less sugar.

Of course, if you like a sweeter mimosa, then Extra Sec, Sec, and Demi Sec Champagnes might be better for you. Doux Champagne for a mimosa is basically a soda pop.

Prosecco is a great low-cost alternative to Champagne for mimosas, but it doesn’t quite bubble the same. That said, it is much easier on the wallet.

Both the sparkling wine and the orange juice should be very cold.

Add the bubbly to the glasses first. This allows the Champagne to bubble up but not cause a mess. If there was OJ in the glass, the bubbles could cause it to spill over.

Never stir your mimosa. The addition of the orange juice to the bubbly is more than enough to mix the ingredients. Stirring will only flatten the cocktail.

Ix-nay on the itcher-pay too. That is, never make a pitcher of mimosas ahead of time. It’s just another way you will lose those precious bubbles.

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Cranberry & Pineapple Sherbet Punch

In this recipe, it’s champagne punch meets sherbet punch in a delicious and easy batch cocktail for your New Year’s Eve party, or just any day ending in Y. No judgment. This holiday cocktail is a yummy party punch for any time of year.

Ingredients

1 (750 ml) bottle brut champagne
4 cups ginger ale
1½ cups pineapple juice
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup triple sec
1 cup cranberries
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 pint raspberry sherbert

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the raspberry sherbet onto the parchment, spacing the scoops apart. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour.

In a large punch bowl, mix together the pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and triple sec. Slowly add the champagne and the ginger ale. This will preserve the bubbles, but is not necessary if you are a master at pouring.

Add in the cranberries and the pineapple chunks. While the chunks are easier, you can also cut the pineapple stars into slices of pineapple using a cookie cutter.

Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and add the scoops of sherbet to the punch bowl; carefully.

Enjoy!

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Strawberry Coronarita Recipe

This is your next margarita! This festive strawberry margarita has a Corona beer flipped up inside it … which is why they call it a Coronarita or a Mexican Bulldog Margarita. Either way, it is as tasty as it is fun! A delish marg with a beer chaser if you will.

Ingredients

16 ounces frozen strawberries
4 cups ice
1 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
1 cup lime juice
1/2 cup agave
4 7 oz bottles of Corona

Directions

Add the strawberries, ice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Divide the blended margarita between four stable glasses, such as a pint glass, leaving enough room for the beer bottles.

Flip a Corona bottle up into each one.

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Roasted Orange & Rye Whiskey Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is a tasty seasonal twist on the Old Fashioned. The drink features roasted oranges, orange bitters, and Rye Whiskey. It makes your house smell ah-may-zing even before you get to drinking.

Ingredients

1 orange
2 ounces rye whiskey
Dash of orange bitters
Ice
Sprig of rosemary

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Halve your orange (or oranges), depending on how tossed you are planning to get, and roast it for 30 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet, running the broiler the last 5 minutes. Be sure to take in how wonderful your house smells. This is my favorite part! FACT: If you’re a whiskey lover like myself, then here’s a weird fact you might want to know. Mountain Dew was invented specifically to mix with whiskey. It’s true! Despite pairing wonderfully with Frito Boats, this dorm room favorite was meant for something greater.

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Be sure to let the oranges cool for about 30 minutes before you juice them. Warm orange juice will just melt all the ice and no one wants that!

In a mixing glass, combine juice from the roasted orange halves (3 ounces), 2 ounces of rye whiskey, a dash of orange bitters and ice. Cover and shake the hell out of it for 10 seconds. 


Strain in a glass over ice and garnish with fresh rosemary.

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Enjoy and let the drunk dialing begin! 


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