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Gin & Bitter Lemon cocktail recipe

Art of the Cocktail-GBL

Summer is not summer unless you have downed your fair share of this classic English cocktail. GBL or Gin & Bitter Lemon is relatively unknown in this part of the Midwest but I see that changing as people begin to …

St Germain Spritz Recipe

Art of the Cocktail-St Germain Spritz

In my Art of the Cocktail series, last week I shared with you the amazing De Brillet Pear Liqueur. This week’s star is equally as delicious, but much more well-known. So well-known, in fact, that you have made this Vine …


Art of the Cocktail-Belle De Brillet Daiquiri

For me, the art of the cocktail during the summer comes down to one word, simplicity. This means selecting drinks that are easy to make and create the least amount of cleanup, which allows you to get back to your …

La Pasion Margarita

add “pasión” to your valentine’s day

This time of year I always try and come up with a new and creative cocktail for Valentine’s Day. This year I managed to come up with a few. The first, La Pasión Margarita, may not be your traditional Valentine …


moscow mule

Moscow Mule was the libation that propelled vodka into popularity in 1940s America. Angostura Bitters or Fee Brothers’ Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters are sometimes added; and substituting Jägermeister in the place of Vodka will produce a Jäger Mule, also popularly known …


ginger “beer-y” good

Brewed ginger beer originated in England in the mid-18th century and became popular in Britain, the United States and Canada, reaching a peak of popularity in the early 20th century. The original recipe requires only ginger, sugar, water, lemon juice …


mojito – the classic and two killer variations

CLASSIC Mojito The combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors are intended to complement the potent kick of the rum, and have made this highball a popular summer drink.


summery rum cocktails

You can’t spell summer without r-u-m! And there’s nothing more satisfying than kicking back and enjoying a classic Daiquiri on a hot summer day. The Daiquiri is the result of implementing the classic cocktail formulaic ratio. One of Sour, Two …