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.

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 […]

Mojito Mule


As the weather turns warmer it’s about time to be thinking of drinks with a more tropical and summer slant.

Class up your Cinco de Mayo with a Tequila Mojito


With the Tequila Mojito, you’ll be able to pair your cocktail with some honest-to-God Mexican cuisine and be culturally sensitive at the same time.

Three Bourbon Cocktails for Derby Day That Aren’t Mint Juleps


While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are a lot of other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

Bento Box


Ahhh, Thirsty Thursday, you magnificent bus stop. 2 oz. Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Single Malt Whiskey 2 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters Twist of lime Top with Chikurin “Hana Hou Hou Shu” Sparkling Sake Combine the Suntory, orange bitters and lime oil in a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Stir well and top with the sparkling […]

The Derby

The Derby

August 11, 2013 (Day 94) – The Derby There are a good number of variations of The Derby circulating around the world these days. Hell, there was a good number of variations circulating back in 1947 when a whopping three appeared in the 1947 version of Bartender’s Guide by Trader Vic came out. This recipe […]

Savoy Hotel Rickey

Savoy Hotel Ricke

May 19, 2013 (Day 10) – Savoy Hotel Rickey This Sunday we head across the pond to build a Rickey created back in the late 1800s and named for the Savoy Hotel in London that started it all. Now, all honesty this doesn’t come from the massively famous Savoy Hotel Cocktail book. This is actually the […]

Zacapa Highball


Having made two different cocktails with the Zacapa so far, we decided it was about time to create something a little more simple. You see, having drank the Zacapa neat, there are some excellent notes and complexities in the rum’s flavor. While the other mixed drinks have been good, our biggest complaint is that the […]

Russian Standard Gold Part Two: Bolshoi Basil Green


This one comes straight from the folks at Russian Standard. 1.5 oz Russian Standard Gold 1 oz fresh lime juice 3 fresh sprigs basil 2 tsp simple syrup Club Soda Muddle the basil and simple syrup in a high ball glass. Fill the glass with ice and then add the vodka, lime juice and club […]