Watermelon Julep

Ingredients: 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon 1/3 cup cubed watermelon 1 ounce simple syrup Fresh mint leaves Club soda Crushed ice To Make:  In a large glass, muddle watermelon with a handful of mint leaves and syrup. Fill with crushed ice. Stir in bourbon, then top off with club soda. Stir well and enjoy. […]

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: 16 jumbo shrimp (peeled, deveined, and cooked) 1 can crushed tomatoes, chunky (28 oz) 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons horseradish 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Tabasco, or other hot sauce 6 ounces cold vodka Celery ribs, washed and cut Salt and pepper To Make:  Mix together all ingredients except for shrimp and celery. […]

Citrus Cocktail Onions

Ingredients: 1 pound pearl onions, peeled (fresh, or thawed from frozen) 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon coriander seed 1/4 teaspoon juniper berries 1/4 teaspoon white peppercorn zest of one lime and one lemon 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/2 cup dry white vermouth To Make:  Set aside the onions […]

Tomato Margarita

Ingredients: 1 large beefsteak tomato 1 cup good quality tequila Agave nectar or simple syrup Lime juice Salt To Make:  Cut the tomato into large chunks and add to a blender with the tequila. Pulse a few times until the whole mix is pulpy. Strain through a very fine mesh sieve and let rest abour […]

Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients: 2 cups tequila 1 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur 1 cup fresh lime juice 1 jalapeno, seeds and stem removed To Make:  Fill a pitcher with ice. Add tequila, liqueur, lime juice, and jalapeno to a blender and pulse until finely chopped. Add to pitcher. Serve in salt- or sugar-rimmed glasses, depending on […]

Spiced Chocolate Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1 ounce coffee liqueur Whipped cream To Make: Add the liqueurs and tequila to a shaker, fill with ice, and shake well. Strain into a glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream

Grapefruit Sour

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce grapefruit juice 1/2 ounce lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup To Make: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain into your favorite glass and garnish.

Champagne Punch

Ingredients 2 bottles of Champagne, or sparkling wine 1/2 cup Grand Marnier 1/2 cup Triple Sec 1/2 cup Cognac 1 1/3 cups lemon juice 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup superfine sugar Orange and Lemon slices for garnish To Make: Combine the juices, the liqueurs, and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the […]

Amaretto Sour

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Amaretto 2 good splashes of sour mix (recipe below) To Make: Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the Amaretto and sour mix. Shake well and strain into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange or lemon slice. Sour Mix Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water […]

Classic Bloody Mary

Ingredients: 6 oz. vodka 3 cups tomato juice 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce Pinch of salt and pepper To Make: Mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher. Pour over ice into a highball glass. Serves 6.