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With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting.
Here are seven great cocktail recipes full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!
An Aperol Negroni is a light, refreshing take on a classic negroni that uses Aperol, instead of Campari, to add bright summer flavors and a luscious orange color.
The Old Fashioned Cuba Libre is the result of a tawdry little affair between a classic Cuba Libre and a much younger mid-century Old Fashioned. Like all good affairs, this one has some nice muddling, a little rum, and a touch of Mexican Coke thrown in for good times.
The strawberry habanero margarita is a sweet-spicy take on a traditional margarita made with strawberries, habaneros, and agave nectar. This margarita recipe utilizes agave to highlight the fresh, clean flavors of the tequila.
The Blood Orange Aperol Collins is a light, refreshing take on a classic Tom Collins cocktail that uses Solerno blood orange liqueur and Aperol to create a unique combination of flavors. This is a great summer cocktail.
Rum and Cokes are one of the world’s great mixed drinks. If you like yours with spiced rum try keeping the rum in the freezer, it helps to crystallize the sugar and produces a more interesting drink than room temperature rum.
A Blood Orange Negroni is a unique way to feature blood oranges when they are in season. The bitter sweetness of the fresh squeezed blood orange juice is the perfect accruement to the bitter floral notes in a Negroni.
The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made with equal portions of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.