Whether you're hosting an office party or friendly gathering, mixed cocktails are a must. Get the party started with these easy mixed cocktail recipes, including peach bellinis, cucumber mojitos, and gin and tonic.See Popular Cocktails Recipes
Yeah, we keep hearing how popular frozen ice pops are this summer. And you'd pretty much have to be crazy to turn down a Dairy Queen Blizzard, an orange creamsicle, or a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich when the temps start soaring. But a root beer float that's been spiked with alcohol?
Serve up some classy cocktails at your next party with these ideas.
Bartenders measure a few ingredients, muddle, stir, or shake and--voila! Something amazing happens. But since I'm no bartender, I favor sparking wine cocktails which require no shaking, no stirring, no muddling, and barely any measuring. Our Thanksgiving tradition used to kick off with sparkling wine and appetizers, but the beverage got upgraded to a single cocktail last year, namely, the Aperol Spritz. After returning home from Italy, I was fixated on that fizzy tangerine-colored drink garnished with a slice of orange. It's light and refreshing and really stimulates the appetite--just what you need on Thanksgiving. Sparkling wine cocktailsread more
Attending the Oscars is nice, but watching the Oscars from home is infinitely better. Ok, it's not like we know that from experience or anything. But think about it, you don't have to smile graciously when your name isn't called (who really believes it when they say "it's an honor just to be nominated"?); you don't have to sit cinched into some impossible dress and strapped into heels for hours; and the best part -- you can endure the whole long slog of the Oscar ceremony by enjoying an Oscar-worthy cocktail or two. Luckily for you, Hollywood hasread more
After the ball drops and the first New Year's kiss, it's customary to raise a glass of something fizzy and sparkling on New Year's Eve. Traditionally, the sparkling stuff is ordinary Champagne, but, seeing as how New Year's is about change, renewal and adventure, why not start the new year off with something just a little out of the ordinary? These eight sparkling cocktails take Champagne for a new spin. Whether you decide to add something bold and spicy, as in our Twinkling Ginger Champagne Punch, or go sweet and fruity, as with our Sparkling Cranberry Rose, each ofread more
Skip sugary frozen drinks this spring break and sip these refreshing, low-calorie cocktails instead.
This delicious cocktail features two flavors of the holiday season: ginger and cranberry. It's vivid red color will immediately grab the eye of your party guests.
This summer cocktail combines the perfect balance of sour lime with the smooth richness of a fresh peach and kick of tequila.
An invigorating combination of Spicy Hot V8® and Pace® Picante Sauce is mixed with vodka, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce for a refreshing drink.
Use pear-flavored vodka, lemon juice, and a simple syrup to make this pretty cocktail. The drink is served with fresh pear slices.
Serve this drink in traditional silver mint julep cups or crystal glasses.
Once you make the simple syrup, this drink is a breeze to put together.
Infuse the syrup with vanilla, fresh herbs, or lemon-ginger for a delightful syrup to serve with fresh fruit, cake, or beverages.
Stronger than your average apple martinis, these drinks combine vodka and vermouth, which is tempered with the sweetness of apple juice. Mix up a pitcher to serve when entertaining.
Ginger adds a peppery bite to this sparkling drink. For a nonalcoholic version, skip the vodka and champagne and use the ginger syrup with sparkling water or sparking cider.