Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Apricot Flip

Makes 1 serving Combine the cognac, brandy, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (do not add any ice), and shake until foamy. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with nutmeg.

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Aviation Cocktail

Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 1/4 ounce crème de violette Directions Combine first four ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and strain into a martini glass.

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Basil Peach Shrub

The word “shrub” comes from the Arabic word sharab, meaning “drink.” The main components of a shrub are fruit, sugar, and acid—and if you have any overripe or bruised fruits, throw them in, too!   Makes 2 cups or 12 drinks     You can keep your shrub base in the refrigerator […]

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Blood Orange Margarita

If you’re looking for drama, blood orange juice is reliable for lending a burst of color and a pop of flavor to any party. Adjust the sweetness to your preferences with simple syrup, and blend the mixture with ice if you like your margarita frozen. Luckily, there’s no wrong way.

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Makes 1 serving This drink is a cousin of the Negroni, replacing gin with bourbon. You can also add your own fun twist to this cocktail by replacing the Campari with other bitters like Gran Classico, Cynar, Cardamaro, Aperol, Ramazzotti, Averna, Nonino, Suze, or Bruto Americano. Ingredients 1 oz bourbon […]

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Bubble Tea

Makes 8 servings This bubble milk tea is refreshing and fun to eat, with small tapioca pearls adding a chewy texture to the iced tea-mixture. Use any variety of tea that you prefer, and substitute large tapioca pearls for small for a unique texture.

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Yields 8 portions Ingredients 16 limes 1 cup sugar 2 cups cachaça Crushed ice, as needed 1 lime, thinly sliced Directions Cut the limes in half lengthwise, remove the white pith in the center, and cut into wedges. Divide the limes and sugar between 8 cocktail glasses and, using a […]

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Cantaloupe Gin and Tonic

Makes 4 cocktails Cantaloupe is naturally sweet and floral, making it an unexpectedly delicious flavor for late summer cocktails. This juiced-up gin and tonic features the tiniest little bit of rosewater to bring out those floral notes, but you can leave it out if it’s not for you. For every […]

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Cortland Jab

Makes 1 cocktail This recipe features some of the season’s favorite flavors, with a special ingredient that may be new to you. Before we even get to the shrub, though, we add just enough apple brandy to make it count, fresh apple cider (often produced with sweet Cortland apples, hence […]

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Cranberry Shrub

Makes about 3 cups A shrub is a syrup made from cooked fruit and sugar (or other sweetener, like honey or maple syrup), strained and mixed with vinegar. Historically, it’s been used to preserve fresh fruit beyond its growing season. But today, mixologists use it as a fruity and acidic […]