Self-Starter Cocktail Recipe

Self starter cocktail recipe

The Self-Starter Cocktail is tiny in proportions, as it doesn’t need much to give you the push for an excellent drink. Full of French influence, from the Lillet Blanc to Abinsinthe, Apricot Brandy, and a bit of British gin to round it out. A light spring or summertime cocktail, refreshing and easy to sip as …

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Leap Year Cocktail Recipe

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The Leap Year Cocktail Recipe was popular for celebrations and proposals at the Savoy Hotel, where it was invented by Harry Craddock on February 29th, 1928. Deliciously citrusy with notes of orange and lemon coming through over a splash of gin across the palate. This cocktail is worthy of a New Year’s celebration every year, …

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Yodel Cocktail Recipe

Yodel cocktail recipe

The Yodel cocktail is perfect for the cocktail imbiber who wants more of an adult mimosa. However, you’re going to already want to be a Fernet-Branca fan before you indulge in one of these. For the uninitiated, Fernet-Branca is a very herbal and bitter tasting amaro liqueur. Made of 27 herbs in a very secret …

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Blood and Sand Cocktail Recipe

Blood and sand cocktail recipe

The Blood and Sand cocktail is one of the more contentious cocktails in a bartender’s back pocket. Fresh blood orange juice, sweet Vermouth, and Heering cherry liqueur, along with blended scotch create a balanced and uniquely-refreshing cocktail with hints of cherry and tart citrus. If made correctly, I like to think of it as a …

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Midnight Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Midnight manhattan cocktail recipe 1 the midnight manhattan cocktail takes the og and brings an essence of cherry and astringency to those seeking a more complex and layered whiskey-forward variation. Travis fourmont, famed bartender from the roast restaurant in detroit, created this for woodford reserve and subsequently won the 2013 master of the manhattan.

The Midnight Manhattan cocktail takes the OG and brings an essence of cherry and astringency to those seeking a more complex and layered whiskey-forward variation. Travis Fourmont, famed bartender from the Roast restaurant in Detroit, created this for Woodford Reserve and subsequently won the 2013 Master of the Manhattan. I tried a variation of this …

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Skeleton Key Cocktail Recipe

Skeleton key cocktail recipe 2 for those who enjoy a generous splash of bitters, the skeleton key cocktail is the key to your heart.

For those who enjoy a generous splash of bitters, the Skeleton Key cocktail is the key to your heart. The original cocktail was created by Travis Fourmont, head bartender at Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit, and modified to reduce the amount of bitters. The original calls for 8 dashes – so if you’re a fan, don’t be …

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Fright Night in the Grove Cocktail Recipe

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With a dreadfully-delightful combination of Jägermeister and tequila, the Fright Night in the Grove cocktail utilizes the bright citrus flavors of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice to create a deliciously vibrant cocktail. I found the longer aged tequilas such as anejos to bring a bit more balance to the Jägermeister to keep the cocktail full flavored and …

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Corpse Reviver No. 2 Cocktail Recipe

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The Corpse Reviver No. 2 cocktail is a variation of the original Corpse Reviver, featuring an added dash of absinthe. Claimed to be a hangover cure, this cocktail certainly has the potential to jolt you awake with its strong astringent flavors. Rumors of the Corpse Reviver date back to the 1930s at the American Bar …

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Red Riding Hood Cocktail Recipe

Red riding hood cocktail recipe

The Red Riding Hood Cocktail combines herbaceous root beer liqueur with acidic lemon juice and sweet red current preserve to create a truly unique Halloween cocktail. Before I made it for myself, I was very intrigued by this recipe. I love those craft root beer sodas, and thought the sweet and acidic flavors would result …

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Rosemary Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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The Rosemary Paloma cocktail brings a savory, earthy twist to the traditional Paloma. Fragrant rosemary alongside the bright citrus flavors of fresh grapefruit juice create a balanced cocktail that is both refreshing and flavorful. The use of Herradura’s reposada tequila keeps this drink tied to its roots and pays homage to the land of agave.