Christmas is the king of Western holidays. Not only does Christmas get all the attention, and mark the culmination of another year, but it also has the widest variety of specialty cocktails. Today, I’m going to investigate another Christmas champagne cocktail, the Mistletoe. The slightly reddish hue automatically makes you think, “Ah, this drink fits in with the red and green of Christmas”. But our Mistletoe recipe also has a flavor palate that fits in with the holiday season.
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Easter is one of the milestone holidays in the Western world. A lot of people celebrate it for different reasons, not the least of which is tradition. For someone who marks the calendar by the colors in the shop windows, and the food and drink on the table, we offer you the Blue Cottontail cocktail. This orange flavored cocktail is a fine choice to leave out for the Easter Bunny. He/She has a lot of eggs to deliver, you know.
The ultimate drinking holiday here in the States is St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone thinks they’re Irish, and green drinks flow like water. One cocktail guaranteed to plaster you to the wall is the Irish Trash Can. Made with half the liquor in the bar and a can of Red Bull, the Irish Trash Can is a modern classic.
In the pantheon of mixed drinks, few libations stand taller than the Long Island Iced Tea. Considered the fuel for untold nights of debauchery, the Long Island Iced Tea is a mass smattering of almost every type of alcohol known to man. The whole drink is composed of various liquors, save for a small amount of mixer. The Long Island Iced Tea recipe could also be called a blueprint for other drink recipes that call for a variety of alcohols, such as the Irish Trash Can, or Long Island variants such as the Alaskan Iced Tea. Get ready to delve not only into how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, but also the intriguing history of this iconic drink.
Summer is almost here, and it’s time to unwind with the most popular tequila drink in America. Of course, I’m talking about the Margarita. Today, there are almost as many varieties of Margaritas as there are grains of sand on the beach, but for now we’ll simply examine the original Margarita on the Rocks recipe. All derivative margarita recipes come from this one, so this is a good cocktail recipe to understand. After the recipe, we’ll delve into the heated discussion about who exactly first created the Margarita, and when.
One of the most popular cocktails of the last twenty-five years is the Cosmopolitan. This drink gained traction in the 1990s due to endorsements from celebrities like Madonna and the Sex and the City girls. For years, a hotly debated subject has been, “what is the ideal way to prepare a Cosmopolitan?” After extensive research, I believe I have come up with the perfect Cosmopolitan recipe. Read onward, and let’s analyze the ingredients and preparation.