The Real Mojito
Brandy

The Real Mojito

This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.

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 The REAL Long Island Iced Tea
Sledge

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!

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 Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas
Juliana Hale

Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas

These simple, sweet mimosas are great for brunch. For a virgin version, substitute club soda or citrus-flavored sparkling water for the prosecco, and use grenadine instead of Campari.

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 Parker's Famous Margaritas
squawk93

Parker's Famous Margaritas

"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

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 Grilled Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail
foodelicious

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail

Here's a fired up twist on a traditional Mexican cocktail. You'll grill the grapefruit and lime to caramelize the fruit and give the juice a subtle smoky edge. Stir it up with tequila or mescal and top with club soda for a refreshing drink that's perfect all summer long.

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 Bikini Martini
POLKA

Bikini Martini

An awesome drink to sip by the pool! Garnish with an orange wheel.

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 Sangria! Sangria!
HJACOBY

Sangria! Sangria!

The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.

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 Easy Bloody Marys
dilaurat

Easy Bloody Marys

Bloody Marys are perfect for that Sunday morning brunch. This can also be served as a virgin bloody Mary (minus the vodka).

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 Mint Juleps
jenn

Mint Juleps

Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

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 Rob and Becky's Pimm's™ Lemonade
Sandy Wiemers

Rob and Becky's Pimm's™ Lemonade

On our honeymoon we stayed with some friends in London and they made us this drink - now we can't stop making it! It is especially delicious on a hot, summer afternoon. The cucumber and mint are odd, but don't leave them out - they make this drink!

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 Beer Margaritas
big surprise

Beer Margaritas

Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!

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 Mai Tai
Andrea

Mai Tai

Two flavors of rum combine with pineapple juice and orange juice to make a yummy, fruity drink.

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 Gluehwein
ELSE

Gluehwein

Gluehwein is a German/Austrian winter-holiday drink that most tourists know as an after-ski drink. After you come in out of the snow, it is supposed to make you glow with warmth again. Watch it: Since you drink this wine warm, the alcohol goes to your head extra quick! Drink when you really have come in, and do not have to go out again! This is the one my father used to make for New Year's Eve.

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 Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Home Happy Hour

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic.

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 Bahama Mama
THALL

Bahama Mama

A delicious tropical adult drink!

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 Vodka Martini Cocktail
Home Happy Hour

Vodka Martini Cocktail

Vodka replaces gin in this variation of the classic martini. Shake until ice cold and serve up in a chilled martini glass.

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 Hot Buttered Rum Batter
SHERIMA1

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

This is THE batter to use for absolutely delicious and buttery Hot Buttered Rums! You can keep this in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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 Tom Collins Cocktail
Allrecipes

Tom Collins Cocktail

Created in the late 1800s, the Tom Collins is said to be named after a wide-spread practical joke that swept the country. This cocktail, however, is no joke.

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 Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg
Judy

Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

My grandfather brought this recipe over from Sweden in 1921. We still use it today. God Jul.

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 Dirty Martini
SCOTT HOLLERN

Dirty Martini

This is a Martini for olive lovers. It can be served on the rocks, or chilled.

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 Classic Bloody Mary
JASONS_GAL

Classic Bloody Mary

If you want to spice up that tomato juice, just use this classic bloody mary recipe serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

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 Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
Allrecipes

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Invented in Hawaii in the 1950s, the Blue Hawaiian will have you crooning like Elvis.

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 The Perfect Margarita
Chef John

The Perfect Margarita

Mastering the margarita requires a certain amount of practice, but once you dial-in your perfect ratio, it's a really easy cocktail to replicate. The classic recipe is 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, and 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice, and you should probably start off pretty close to that, but my personal favorite proportions are 4-3-2.

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 Mimosa
Jodi Hamrick

Mimosa

A traditional brunch beverage. Enjoy this light delight on Mother's Day, Christmas, or any special occasion.

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 Jamaican Rum Punch
barkleylloyd

Jamaican Rum Punch

Lots of fruit with a great subtle taste. Be careful on hot days! Fresh lime juice is key to getting the unique flavor of this punch. Don't skimp!

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 Sangria! Sangria!
HJACOBY

Sangria! Sangria!

The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.

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 White Russian
MEEMERELLA

White Russian

A classic White Russian cocktail made with coffee liqueur, vodka and either cream or milk.

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 Grasshopper Cocktail
Allrecipes

Grasshopper Cocktail

This cocktail is like a chocolate after-dinner mint in a glass. Skip dessert and go straight for a grasshopper.

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 Cranberry Martini
Ed Grivner

Cranberry Martini

I had this cranberry martini recipe at a holiday party and everyone loved it. The cranberry juice mixes nicely with the liquor. It's a perfect smooth drink.

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 Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita
JTWTECH

Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita

A near perfect strawberry margarita with frozen strawberries and limeade concentrate.

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 Manhattan Cocktail
Allrecipes

Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan is a classic cocktail believed to date back to the late 1800s. It's made with a bracing mixture of bourbon or rye whiskey mixed with sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters.

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 Blueberry Tea Cocktail
Allrecipes

Blueberry Tea Cocktail

The combination of amaretto, orange liqueur, and hot orange pekoe tea make this warm drink taste reminiscent of blueberries.

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 Espresso Martini Cocktail
Allrecipes

Espresso Martini Cocktail

Who says you can't get a jolt of caffeine with your cocktail? Add a shot of espresso to this chocolatey drink for an added pick-me-up.

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 Old Fashioned Cocktail
Allrecipes

Old Fashioned Cocktail

The earliest version of this cocktail was simply water, sugar, bitters, and booze. Over time, the water became ice, the booze became whiskey, and the drink became an old fashioned.

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 Classic Canadian Caesar
ambibambi

Classic Canadian Caesar

This drink is very popular in Canada. Take a lick of the celery salt and then a drink of the Caesar through the straw for the proper Caesar experience.

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 Vodka Paralyzer
lobsteriffic

Vodka Paralyzer

I have been told that my vodka paralyzers are the best. These are especially yummy topped with a maraschino cherry, but that is by no means necessary. Make sure you add the ingredients in the order listed, or else the milk may curdle.

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