The Coconut Gin Fizz

Photo of two cups of the Coconut Gin Fizz reipePull up a chair and enjoy this yummy and easy-to-prepare cocktail, the Coconut Gin Fizz. Its base is coconut milk, which adds a touch of sweetness and the perfect amount of smooth-as-silk texture. Then, we sweeten it with agave. If you don’t have any on hand you can use honey or simple syrup.

The cocktail has a well-rounded flavor with ginger juice offering a touch of spice, that is immediately cooled and smoothed but the coconut milk and agave nectar. Then we add bubbly ginger ale and a splash of gin to give it that extra-special cocktail flavor.

If you are looking for a mocktail version, just skip the gin. It’s delicious!

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Classic Whiskey Sour

Image of a classic whiskey sourThe key to an excellent Whiskey Sour is using fresh ingredients and getting the flavor balance just right. Our Classic Whiskey Sour recipe includes all the elements: bright, fresh lemon juice; warming, floral bourbon; and sweet simple syrup.

If you are looking for a refreshing cocktail that’s neither cloying nor biting, using freshly-squeezed juice is key. The mixes don’t even compare. If you want to play with the flavors, swap the fresh lemon juice for lime—or a mixture of both.

This drink is simple to prepare and pretty portable—just in case you are planning a tailgate any time soon!

Serve the Whiskey Sour on the rocks with an orange wheel and a Maraschino cherry arranged neatly on a drink spear or fancy toothpick.

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Tomato Paloma

Image of a Tomato Paloma Cocktial in a glass with a grapefruit wedgeSummer tomatoes are at their prime. And, if you are picking fresh tomatoes from your garden or purchasing heirlooms at the store, the flavors are out of this world. Our recipe for the Tomato Paloma is perfect for this time of year.

This innovative use of tomatoes to infuse tequila is brilliant. Mario Garcia, the Executive Chef at the Hilton Chicago and creator of this recipe, explains, “The tomato adds an element of umami to the drink, helping to create a balance between sweetness and acuity and toning down the bite that comes from the tequila,”

The infused tequila is also delicious in a Bloody Mary.

Tomato Paloma Recipe
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The Gin Rocket

Photo of a bright-green Gin Rocket on a wooden tableMuddled arugula gives The Gin Rocket, a spin on a gimlet, a bright green color and a peppery bite. And, the fennel adds anise tones. These flavors are subtle and go wonderfully with food. You might want to pair it with seafood or a light pasta dish.

This cocktail originated with Portland and Bay Area bartender Kate Bolton.

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