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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 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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 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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 Pumpkin Spice Martini
Shecan2cook

Pumpkin Spice Martini

A fun, delicious cocktail for your next holiday gathering. A good friend shared this great idea!

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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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 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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 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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 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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 The Real Rum Runner
Jason R

The Real Rum Runner

The real rum runner recipe straight from the source in the Florida Keys, where it was originally concocted in the 50s.

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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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 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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 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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 Hot Spiked Cider
debmallonee

Hot Spiked Cider

A 'spiked' version of the traditional hot cider - great for fall or holiday gatherings. This can be made in large quantities and kept warm in an electric coffee server.

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 Tequila Sunrise
squawk93

Tequila Sunrise

This pretty drink with layers of orange juice and grenadine is delicious on a hot day. The fact that the ratio of juice to tequila is high makes it a good choice for a brunch cocktail.

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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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 Fall Cider Mules
NicoleMcmom

Fall Cider Mules

The Moscow mule just got a yummy upgrade for fall! This is a fun new way to enjoy one of our favorite drinks. Warm, subtle spice from apple cider is brightened up by fresh lime juice and a little "bite" from the ginger and Tito's® vodka-it's perfectly sweet and refreshing.

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 Grateful Dead Cocktail
Allrecipes

Grateful Dead Cocktail

This cocktail is considered the sweeter cousin of the Long Island ice tea. Like that drink, the Grateful Dead cocktail packs a considerable punch!

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 Orange Crush! Fresh Squeezed Orange and Vodka Cocktail
Coastal Roots

Orange Crush! Fresh Squeezed Orange and Vodka Cocktail

It's vitamin C with a smile! This beverage is yummy any time of year! It's the perfect drink on a hot summer day, BBQ cookout, as well as Sunday football and/or your next New Year's party. Whatever the occasion, this drink is a fresh beverage crowd pleaser. Without a doubt, my press juicer gets a workout when friends and family come over. Just give it a try!

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 White Russian Cocktail
Allrecipes

White Russian Cocktail

The Big Lebowski was onto something with this creamy coffee-flavored cocktail. A healthy dose of vodka in the mix assures that 'the dude abides.'

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 Blue Motorcycle
caliboo

Blue Motorcycle

Kind of like a Long Island iced tea, but with a blue twist!

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 Mojitos by the Pitcher
malgal

Mojitos by the Pitcher

I have served this to people who have sworn that they dislike mojitos and they love it. I believe it is the fresh ingredients and the use of sugar, instead of simple syrup, muddled together that makes this cocktail refreshing and delicious. It takes a little bit of work but the results are well worth it. Serve over ice.

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 Halloween Candy Corn Jell-O® Shots
Leslie Kelly

Halloween Candy Corn Jell-O® Shots

The seasonal treat that inspires strong feelings - love 'em or hate 'em - in a boozy shot form. This version goes for a triple shot, so shoot responsibly. Serve with candy corn on the side. Cheers!

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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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 Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass
CookinBug

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass

Cake-flavored vodka just may be the best thing in a bottle; it tastes great mixed with just about anything. This yummy cocktail combines the flavored vodka with pineapple juice for a sweet treat. Fresh pineapple also makes a great garnish.

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 Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita
Shannon Lindell

Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita

I had this drink in Tucson and talked the bartender into sharing the recipe with me.

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