Three Cocktails for World Gin Day

Smashing | ® Cocktails, 365

The phrase “better letter than never” seems to truly define the Cocktails, 365 experience. We have these grand plans of involvement in major events in the cocktail movements of the day and then we promptly get involved with enjoying the event and not writing about it. Specifically, today, we’re talking about World Gin Day.

Peaches n’ Tea

Peaches n' Tea

Flavored liqueurs are so ubiquitous at this point that it’s no longer really news when a new concoction comes rolling out of the major player distilleries. Malibu is among the most prolific, with over 14 different flavor versions of their famous coconut rum. One of their newest, introduced earlier this year, is the Peaches n’ Cream.  It […]

Big Blue Mule

Big_Blue_Mule

The Big Blue Mule takes your same basic Moscow Mule recipe and gives it a blast of fresh blueberries for a deep purple hue, and just a little bit more sweetness than the standard classic.

Grand Herbologist

Grand Herbologist

Late spring and summer means that fresh herbs are creeping back into our daily cocktails. When picking herbs for your cocktail of choice, don’t limit yourself to the standards, however. Sure, you can pick up some sweet basil and make one damn fine basil-gin concoction. In fact, the gin-bail smash using “standard” gin is STILL this […]

Lavender Vodka Tonic

Lavender Vodka Tonic

The lavender dominates the drink, but is prevented from being overly sweet by the tonic. While sipping, the sage will give you just a little bit more savory from all the sweetness from the lavender syrup.

Rye and Shine

Rye and Shine

The stronger bite of the rye will take some of that syrup off, and the addition of the fresh lemon juice brings out the bite from the Dewshine. The Angostura bitters (or really any type of bitters you may like) will balance it out and give some extra depth.

Viva Villa

Viva Villa

Brilliant in its simplicity – the Viva Villa features tequila front and center with the remaining ingredients playing the Pips to the tequila’s Gladys Knight.

Ryegroni

Ryegroni

Happy Negroni Week, for those of you sober enough to remember there was a reason you started drinking nothing but Negroni’s on Monday! From the Negroni Week website: Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. […]

Cherry Limeade Spritzer

Cherry Limeade Spritzer | ® Cocktails, 365

In the warmer spring and summer months, there are certain things that are irreplaceable. One of these enduring bits of seasonal necessity is the Sonic Cherry Limeade. For those of you unfortunate enough to not have access to a Sonic, I truly apologize. The sweet and citrus taste exactly like summer. We’ve strived to recreate that […]

Deep Purple

Deep Purple

The acai has a taste very similar to blueberry, and the lemon boosts the sweeter lemonade flavors from the Cruzan.