1937 Mojito Criollo

May 22, 2013

Mojitos Over Black

2 oz rum
mint sprigs
lemon peel
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
sparkling water

In glass combine mint sprigs and sugar. Twist lemon to release oils. Muddle together with barspoon and add rum. Fill with sparkling water and stir gently. Serve without straining. As made by Constantino Ribalaigua, the Cocktail King of Cuba.

Strawberry Margarita

1/2 oz strawberry schnapps
1 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons strawberry puree

Rub rim of cocktail glass with lemon wedge and dip rim in salt. Shake schnapps, tequila, triple sec, lemon juice, and strawberries with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

Green Iguana Margarita

May 15, 2013


1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz Two Fingers gold tequila
2 oz sweet and sour mix

Stir in shaker with ice and pour into a salted glass.

Italian Margarita

May 14, 2013

1 oz amaretto almond liqueur 2 oz sweet and sour mix 1/2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial gold tequila 1/2 oz triple sec Pour into a margarita/coupette glass and stir. Add ice cubes.

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Mansion Margarita

May 13, 2013

1 1/4 oz Jose Cuervo 1800 tequila 3/4 oz Grand Marnier orange liqueur 3/4 oz Cointreau orange liqueur 1 1/4 oz sweet and sour mix Blend ingredients in a shaker and serve on the rocks in a margarita glass.

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Whitecap Margarita

May 12, 2013

1 cup ice 2 oz white tequila (Arandas) 1/4 cup Coco Lopez cream of coconut 3 tbsp fresh lime juice Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a margarita glass. Garnish with fruit.

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Pineapple Margarita

May 11, 2013

1/2 cup fresh pineapple 1 1/4 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 1/2 oz orange juice In blender, combine with ice and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.

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Banana Berry Margarita

May 10, 2013

1 whole banana 1/3 cup mixed berries 1 1/4 oz silver tequila 1/2 oz blue curacao 1/2 oz chambord 1 oz sweet and sour mix splash orange juice In blender, combine with ice and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.

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Lilikoi Margarita

May 9, 2013

1 1/2 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 3 oz Lilikoi Cocktail Mix or passionfruit juice Juice from 1/2 fresh lime In a shaker with ice combine all ingredient. Shake and strain into margarita glass filled with ice. If you prefer you may rim glass with salt. Also great served frozen by combining in blender […]

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Ruby Margarita

May 8, 2013

1 ½ oz Herradura Reposado 1/2 oz pomegranate Juice 1 ½ oz agave nectar 1 ½ oz lime juice Salt rim of rocks glass. Combine ingredients in shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime or lemon.

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Blood and Sand Margarita

May 7, 2013

¾ oz silver tequila ¾ oz cherry brandy ¾ oz sweet vermouth ¾ oz fresh-squeezed orange juice Shake ingredients with plenty of ice and strain into your glass.

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Mango Margarita

May 6, 2013

1/2 cup peeled sliced mango 1 1/4 oz tequila 1/2 oz cointreau 1/4 lime splash chambord In blender, squeeze juice of lime. Add mango and blend. Add other ingredients except chambord and blend. Combine with ice then serve topped with a splash of chambord and garnished with a lime wedge or wheel.

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Ultimate Cinco De Mayo Cocktail List

May 4, 2013

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo we planned a drink menu to last the whole day, plus the morning after. Please pardon our poor etiquette in providing servings of alcoholic beverages before the cocktail hour. We want to help you celebrate no matter what the time of day. Cheers! Breakfast: Mimosita Lunch: Michelada Happy Hour: Mexico […]

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Spicy Cucumber Martini

May 3, 2013

2 oz cucumber juice 2 oz gin paprika Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, strain. Serve in a paprika rimmed martini glass.

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Cucumber Chiller

May 2, 2013

2 English cucumbers for juicing small ice cubes 1 cup fresh mint leaves 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 2 fresh limes, quartered 4 oz vodka 2 oz Cointreau club soda To juice the cucumber, peel cucumber and quarter lengthwise. Scrape seeds out with a spoon. Puree in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine […]

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Cucumber Margarita

May 1, 2013

2 1/2 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 1/4 oz simple syrup 2 oz sweet and sour 4 one inch pieces of cucumber salt Combine tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, and sweet and sour in blender. Add cucumber. Add ice. Blend until incorporated. Pour into glasses, rimmed with salt if desired, and garnish with cucumber […]

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Cucumber Mojito

April 30, 2013

1 1/2 oz white rum 3-5 slices cucumber 3-5 mint sprigs 1/2 of a lime cut to wedges 1 tsp honey club soda In a short glass, muddle lime wedges, mint, cucumber slices and honey. Pack glass with cracked ice. Add rum. Fill with club soda. Stir.

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Cucumber Caipirinha

April 29, 2013

3-5 slices cucumber 1/2 of a lime cut to wedges 1 tsp raw sugar 1 1/2 oz white rum club soda In a short glass, muddle lime wedges, cucumber slices and sugar. Fill glass with ice and add rum. Top with club soda. Mix by pouring into another glass and then back into your drinking […]

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Watermelon Cocktails

April 28, 2013

We love watermelon. It’s fantastic to mix with, doesn’t brown and soaks up spirits like no other fruit. You can cube and freeze chunks of watermelon for garnishes. Soak the fruit with your favorite liqueur. Or you may carve out balls of the fruit to make a punch bowl or basket for a summer time […]

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Watermelon Mojito

April 27, 2013

8 oz light rum 3 cups watermelon, cubed 10-14 large mint leaves 2 tbsp sugar juice of 1 1/2 lime Blend watermelon cubes until smooth. Add light rum and 1/2 cup ice. Blend. In a small pitcher, combine mint leaves, sugar, and fresh lime juice. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients […]

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Watermelon-Ginger Refresher

April 26, 2013

10 cups 1-inch pieces peeled watermelon 3 cups cold water, divided 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup (or more) sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger juice ice If you cannot find ginger juice at the store, you can make ginger juice by peeling a 3-ounce piece of ginger and grate it over a plate. […]

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Watermelon Martini

April 25, 2013

4 cups watermelon diced 4 oz vodka 2 oz simple syrup juice of 1 lime ice In a blender puree watermelon. Press puree through a sieve or cheesecloth to free juice. Wet the rim of a chilled martini glass with a piece of watermelon. Dip the rim into a sugar and salt mixture. Place the […]

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Watermelon Tequila Sunrise

April 24, 2013

4 oz simple syrup 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) juice of 1 lime 6 oz lightly packed fresh mint leaves 12 oz silver tequila Chambord ice mint In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to […]

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Watermelon Bellini

April 23, 2013

24 oz cubed seeded watermelon, frozen 2 tbsp simple sugar 1 lemon quartered 1 bottle chilled prosecco or sparkling wine Combine frozen watermelon, gomme syrup, juice of lemon, and 8 oz of wine in a blender. Pour about 3 oz of watermelon mixture into 8 champagne glasses. Top with remaining wine. Garnish with lemon twist […]

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Watermelon Gin Fizz

April 22, 2013

4 cups puree watermelon 6 oz gin ginger ale lime wedges Strain watermelon puree. Divide the juice among 4 ice-filled glasses. Add 1 1/2 ounces gin and squeeze juice from 1/4 lime to each glass. Fill with ginger ale. Garnish with the frozen watermelon and lime wedges.

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Blueberry Cocktails

April 21, 2013

Real blueberry drinks are so hard to find. Many times you’ve unwittingly ordered something super sweet that’s been artificially flavored and colored. And maybe you like that. And on occasion, we do too. Here’s a selection of blueberry drinks we think you’ll enjoy making at home. Blueberry Blossom Blueberry Caipirinha Blueberry Daisy Blueberry Infusion Blueberry […]

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Fresh Blueberry Daiquiri

April 20, 2013

1-1/2 ounces rum 3 ounces blueberries 1/2 lemon 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup In a blender, puree ingredients with ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large martini glass. Garnish with lemon wheel or twist.

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Blueberry Caipirinha

April 19, 2013

500 ml Cachaca or white rum 3 tbsp light brown sugar juice from 2 limes 8 lime wedges 1/3 cup blueberries 1 tbsp mint leaves In a pitcher, combine the sugar, lime juice and lime wedges. Use a wooden spoon to muddle the ingredients. Add ice and rum. Stir. To serve, divide the blueberries and […]

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Blueberry Blossom

April 18, 2013

1 oz rum 1/2 oz blueberry liqueur squeeze 1/2 lime juice 1 dash lime cordial Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Blueberry Daisy

April 17, 2013

1 ½ oz gin ¾ oz blueberry liqueur ¾ oz fresh lemon juice 2 barspoons of blueberry syrup lemon seltzer fresh mint sprig Shake all ingredients except soda with ice until well combined. Strain into a Julep or Collins glass filled with cracked ice. Top with splash of soda. Garnish with twist of lemon and […]

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Blueberry Martini Jello Shooters

April 16, 2013

10 1/2 oz Stoli Blueberry vodka 1/4 tsp vermouth 2 oz simple syrup 3 1/2 (1/4 ounce) packets of gelatin powder 60 fresh blueberries In a saucepan, combine vodka and simple syrup. Add gelatin. Heat on low, stirring, until the gelatin is dissolved and incorporated into vodka mixture (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Place […]

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Blueberry Infusion (Sweet)

April 15, 2013

1 cup fresh blueberries 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 1/2 lemon 1 liter vodka Pour blueberries in a bowl. Cover with sugar and juice of the lemon (the lemon juice helps keep the blue color). With a fork gently pierce the skins of the blueberries to open the fruit. Do not mash the berries. Move […]

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Get your own Cocktail.com

March 23, 2013

Dear Readers, Cocktail.com is at a crossroads. We’ve owned this corner of the Internet for the last 18 years, and during that time, it’s been an online magazine, a blog and a recipe database. We’ve been featured in ads and recognized by the top publications — and most importantly, by you, our readers. We love […]

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Zombie Apocalypse Cocktails

June 4, 2012

Take a look at the news and you’ll see that Zombies are trending. We were so excited we dusted off the Don the Beachcomber mixing books and were ready. I mean, everybody knows that Don created the original zombie maker. But the zombies in the high-profile media coverage were not this summer’s big blockbuster movie […]

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Are your St. Patrick’s Day cocktails Irish enough?

March 15, 2012

While preparing my seasonal lists of specialty cocktails, I am often faced with the question “Does this recipe actually represent the spirit of the holiday?” But never more so than St. Patrick’s Day. Is it enough if the drink is green but actually holds no Irish ingredients? Or must it include Irish brands and/or spirits? […]

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Leprechauns: St. Patrick’s little helpers

March 9, 2012

Who needs little green fairies when you can have a day full of lucky leprechauns? In a change from our usual serious observance of this very special holiday, we invite the little people to be a part of our celebrations. Wether you bring one, two, three or them all, don’t be afraid to introduce you’re […]

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