People dress up and decorate their houses for Christmas, but one of the best parts of the holiday is dressing up your cocktails! This is the time to serve creative, themed drinks and enjoy them to your heart's content. If you're a vodka lover, we've got a treat just for you. Check out the best Christmas vodka cocktails right now.
What cocktail is two parts champagne, one part gin, one part orange juice, a dash of grapefruit, and a trickle of cherry brandy? Why it is none other than a cocktail invented by the New York socialist Barney Gallant in honor of New York Times journalist Lipstick Liz, or so was her signature name on all her columns.
Who doesn't love to have a great drink, fireside, to distract you from the cold weather outside? To complete your winter night-in, create one of these cocktails that are sure to have you feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Over the past year, the health trend has been taking hold of various aspects of modern culture. The health trend is in no way a bad thing. With many people getting more frequent exercise and eating well, health issues are becoming less of a worry for a growing number of people. As the impact of the health trend grows, there appears to be no escape from the healthy life style and alcoholic drinks are no exception to escape the health trends grasp.
Most of us own cheap liquors in our house that haven't been touched yet, because we don't exactly know if they're any good. Whether you own cheap whisky, rum, tequila, or red wine, know that they won't taste as cheap when you mix them. What can you mix your low quality alcohol with, you ask? Believe it or not, there's a wide variety of great mixes you can use for any alcohol that you haven't touched yet.
You haven’t heard from me because a month ago I was in Hawaii, and ever snce then, I’ve been thinking about nothing but Hawaii. While I was in Hawaii — Oahu and Maui, to be precise — we saw the sights, hit the waves, met some sea turtles, and drank. A lot. We visited breweries. We visited distilleries. We visited a freakin’ ton of bars.
My first two drink pairings were for Miles Davis albums from 1959 (Kind of Blue) and 1960 (Sketches of Spain). A lot of important jazz happened in the mid-20th century, and there will be plenty more drink pairings for jazz albums from that time. Jazz did not, however, stop in the sixties (contrary to popular belief). As a matter of fact, jazz still happens to this day. I know, I'm blowing your mind with this.
I love to drink, but lord, am I a lazy drinker. Unless it's really a special occasion, I don't want to muddle mint for mojitos, nor do I want to stock up my bar with bitters for that one special martini, either. That's why ready to drink cocktails are a boon for me. They're easy, they can taste pretty great, and you don't have to be a bartender to enjoy them.
The only thing I love more than a good cocktail is a good jazz record. Come to think of it, the two aren't all that different! They both deserve to be savored. They're simultaneously temporal and infinite. The joy in either is the interplay between discrete elements, resulting in something magical.
Premixed cocktails come in handy when you're having a large get-together or just want to unwind because the drink is already made; you just need to pour it in a glass and sometimes can add a garnish or ice. Even though the drink already contains alcohol, it can be difficult deciding how to buy the best premixed cocktails.
Skinny cocktails are infamous for being low-calorie alcoholic drinks. These drinks are naturally sweetened and are healthier than typical ready to drink cocktails. A regular bottle of grey-goose vodka has 96 calories while a skinny vodka drink has less calories. Depending on how often you drink the skinny vodka it is significantly healthier than a bottle of grey-goose vodka.
In my previous entry, I sang the praises of The Garden’s Secret, a unique cocktail found exclusively at Chicago’s The Duck Inn. To recap, The Garden’s Secret is made from a rare Swedish tea and a blend of liquors garnished with the world’s cutest little flower. Here, we’re going to talk about using tea as the base of, and inspiration for, your own signature cocktail.