The Honeysuckle Tequila Cocktail

Image of The Honeysuckle Tequila Cocktail on a dark bar

This three-ingredient Honeysuckle Tequila Cocktail is as refreshing as it is simple to prepare. It goes especially well with Mexican food. And, definitely stands on its own.

The honey syrup can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. It has many uses similar to simple syrup. Keep in mind that different varieties of honey will have nuanced flavors. So, pick a good, local variety and adjust for sweetness. Leftover honey syrup is delicious in coffee, tea, and lemonade as well as mixed drinks.

The Honeysuckle Tequila Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Town and Country Magazine
Yields 1 drink  Read more…

Classic Mojito

Image of a Classic Mojito Cocktail sititng on a tableThe Classic Mojito is one of the world’s most popular cocktails. It’s a simple drink of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and club soda, that is muddled and stirred. Muddling mojitos require a tiny bit of elbow grease but are easy to make from scratch and come together in just a few minutes.

Mojitos originated in Cuba, possibly derived from a 16th-century medicinal tonic known as El Draque (named after Sir Francis Drake). They are a favorite summertime beverage.

The mint and lime give it a cool, refreshing flavor, and the soda lightens it up with a fizzy crispness. There are many ways that you can riff on the flavor of the basic recipe, which makes it a creative cocktail. Our recipe is a great start.

The Classic Mojito
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Blackberry Prosecco Punch

Image of a glass of Blackberry Prosecco Punch from above In our Blackberry Prosecco Punch recipe, fresh blackberries are muddled together with mint, lime, and vodka. Then they are topped with ginger beer and bubbly Prosecco. This makes for a simple and elegant spring cocktail. It is perfect for a holiday brunch. The bubbly Prosecco keeps everyone coming back for seconds.

If you don’t have fresh berries, use frozen. Just give them time to begin to thaw. You can also garnish the drink with additional frozen berries instead of ice.

Blackberry Prosecco Punch Recipe
Adapted from Half-Baked Harvest
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Verde Bloody Mary

Verde Bloody MaryThe Bloody Mary is the quintessential brunchtime staple—salty, savory—and delicious. This variation with tomatillos and Tequila puts a south-of-the-border spin on this classic cocktail. And, you can make a batch ahead of time if you are expecting company for brunch or getting ready to watch the game.

Verde Bloody Mary Cocktail
Adapted from Craft Spirits Exchange
Yields 1 cocktail

Green tomatillos add great color and tart flavor to this Verde Bloody Mary. Be sure to use blanco Tequila, which will work nicely with the tomatillo mix. Read more…