Simple Cranberry Daiquiri on the Rocks Recipe

A glass of cranberry daquiri

When you think of a daiquiri, a tall, frozen fruit slush likely comes to mind. However, daiquiri are actually one of the big old school cocktails! The original daiquiri was a refined and simple drink that was not frozen. Today, I’m going to revisit the classic style of this drink and make one adjustment to …

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Easy Cranberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe

A cranberry bourbon smash cocktail topped with mint leaves

I think there is a real beauty in mixing fresh fruit with whiskey that is underappreciated in my cocktail culture. While I may be fine with a peel of orange or lemon in my whiskey, it isn’t too common to see a quarter of a peach or fresh strawberries in the drink. I’m trying my …

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Easy Cranberry Margarita Recipe

A cranberry margarita cocktail

I have been wanting to create a margarita recipe for quite sometime now. Living in San Diego, margaritas are a cherished tradition here like fish tacos and carne asada fries. I mean, what would Taco Tuesday be without a refreshing margarita in your hand?  Whether shaken, blended, in a fishbowl or mason jar, the margarita …

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Simple Cranberry Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe with Vodka

A glass of cranberry sea breeze cocktail

To be honest, I had never heard of a sea breeze cocktail drink before starting research for this set of cocktail articles. After some quick experimentation with the original IBA recipe, I quickly found this to be a very easy drinking, lighter alternative to a tequila sunrise. Basically, if you like a tequila sunrise but …

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Simple Cranberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients for cranberry champagne cocktail

Nothing beats champagne when it comes to celebratory drinks. When thinking over all the different options for a cocktail, I can’t help but notice sparkling wines are somewhat under represented. That’s why I wanted to try my take at creating a delicious champagne cocktail with cran-raspberry flavors. What is a Champagne Cocktail? A champagne cocktail …

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Simple Eggnog White Russian Cocktail Recipe

A glass of eggnog White Russian cocktail put on a brown rattan placemat

Winter and the holiday season brings forth the arrival of eggnog. While many are familiar with drinking cold eggnog with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, it actually has a rich tradition as an alcoholic beverage. Because of that, I’m going to take the classic White Russian and add a twist to it by making …

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Simple Mulled Apple Cider with Rum

Mulled apple cider with rum in a clear glass placed on a brown placemat

As the weather cools down one of the best ways to keep warm and celebrate the holidays is with mulled apple cider. What makes this drink so perfect for the season is the aroma of apples and baking spices it fills your house with.  I’ll be making my mulled apple cider with spiced rum for …

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Easy Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule Recipe

Top down view of Moscow mule cocktail

One of my favorite go-to drinks has always been the Moscow Mule. They drink so easily and are the perfect refreshing cocktail. But with such a refreshing and zingy flavor profile, I have always found the Mule best for warm weather and party pick me ups. What I wanted to do was give my go-to …

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Simple Lemon Ginger Smoked Tequila Cocktail Recipe

A glass of smoked tequila cocktail with lemon peel and ice

I have always thought the taste of honey and ginger would pair well with the flavors of gold reposado or Anejo style tequila. This smoked tequila cocktail recipe has been the perfect chance to try out my theory and try making honey-ginger simple syrup. To add some additional, aged characteristics to my drink I’ll also …

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Easy Mint and Lavender Mojito with Blueberries Recipe

A glass of lavender mojito

If you had to name a deliciously cool and refreshing rum cocktail, you’d probably be thinking of the mojito. Today I’ll be breaking down the mojito into its classic components and then adding in a little twist to enhance the flavor in this lavender mojito recipe. What is a Mojito? The classic mojito is made …

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Kahlua and Vodka White Russian Cocktail Recipe

A glass of white Russian

A delectably sweet and rich White Russian cocktail makes one of the best nightcaps, especially when served ice cold. What is a White Russian? A White Russian is a cocktail made up of vodka, coffee liqueur (most often Kahlua), and cream served over ice. As with many cocktails, the origin and exact make-up of the …

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Homemade Smoked Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe

A glass of maple bourbon smash served with ice

“Smash” style cocktails include some of the most popular drinks today, like Mojitos and Juleps. Smashes can also be done with other cocktails, which is what I’m going to do! Today I’m doing my take on a maple bourbon smash with the added twist of smoking it. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a …

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