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. What makes this cocktail so intriguing is how the flavors change as everything gets to know each other.
When you think of tequila cocktails, one thing comes to mind - the margarita. Despite how well-known the margarita is, its history is a mysterious thing. Who invented it? Why? And most importantly, how do you make a margarita that tastes great?
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 much more interesting drink than room temperature rum.
The Cuba Libre is a bright, delicious island drink with a great origin story, that more than likely was completely made up, but still hasn’t been enough to get the Cuba Libre out from under the shadows of its simple minded cousin the Rum and Coke.
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 Boulevardier Cocktail is one of those classic cocktails that everyone should drink on a regular basis. Essentially, it's this wonderful combination of rye whisky, Campari, and sweet vermouth or what you'd get if a Negroni and a Manhattan had a baby cocktail.
The Perfect Manhattan gets its name from the equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth in it. Although it's no surprise that a drink named after Manhattan would have a variation that calls itself perfect.