Beverages and Cocktails

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.

Beverages and Cocktails

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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Gin: A Global Spirit

More than just the first component of a popular cocktail, gin is a spirit whose very ingredients bring far-flung parts of the world together. It’s also a drink with a fascinating history touching nations from Holland to England to India. What is Gin? Gin is a neutral spirit base that […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Ginnie Meyer

Makes 1 serving Meyer lemons are sweeter than everyday lemons, with a flavor that might remind you of a slightly tart orange. They are also usually a brighter, more vibrant shade of yellow that looks beautiful when sliced for garnish. You should be able to find them at most grocery […]

Beverages and Cocktails


Makes 1 serving Dry martinis may have only a few drops of vermouth, while a regular martini has the full 1/2 ounce measure noted here. Be sure to ask your guests how dry they like their martinis before adding the vermouth! Ingredients 3 oz vodka or gin 1/2 oz dry […]

Beverages and Cocktails, Free Recipes

Pomegranate Gimlet

Makes 1 serving Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice. Add gin, pomegranate liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Float the lime slice on top of the cocktail before serving.

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The Perfect Cocktail for a Taste of Spring

As we ease on down that road toward spring, you might start dipping your toe back into outdoor living. It starts with two minutes of staring into the sunshine before you huddle back under the blanket, but before you know it, you’ll be reading your newspaper al fresco with a […]