We’re all being ridiculous, and it has to stop.
Craft cocktails are on the rise in a big way. Post modern versions of the cocktail bar have taken over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and are spilling over onto Long Island, (pun intended.) In this new golden era of craft cocktails, it all came together at the NY Cocktail Expo...where the very best in mixology showcase their amazing cocktails, exhibiting the top spirits.
We dreamt up six fresh, delicious libations that can appeal to every celebration -- from winter weddings to Christmas to New Year's -- and delight the palette at the same time. These seasonal drinks will not only warm up any cold weather fete, they can also be enjoyed once the temperatures rise. (Bonus!)
Vodka and gin aren't just great during the summer -- they're perfect in the colder months, too.
Make “The Lower East Side” Jon Hess’ way, or not at all.
2 1/4 ounces triple sec See the full recipe (and save and print it) here. 1/2 ounce simple syrup Mid-Winter Margarita 1/4
Cocktails and spirits often have history and lore connecting them to stories of cure-alls, snake oils and digestive aids. Most are false (or at least the claims made at the time were false), but a few were true, and perhaps the spirit with the strongest connection to medicinal purposes is gin.
Even aged tequilas and mezcals are key for summer.
It's easy to forget that working actors and musicians once had normal jobs. You know, just like us. That's right: Before they blew up, there were many celebrities who waited tables
It's tough to select one drink to be stuck with on a proverbial desert island. To find out which drinks truly have the most staying power, we polled a group of esteemed cocktail experts to name the one drink they'd marry until death do them part.
There's nothing wrong with a little carbonation, so why not make it at home? For this, you'll need to swap your nitrous for some carbon dioxide and take a trip to the grocery store for ingredients but, again, the process is the same.
It's safe to say cocktail ingredients have stretched beyond straight spirits and citrus wedges.
You don't need a wand -- just some vodka.