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Skinny Girl Margarita

The Margarita is most likely the number one requested summer cocktail. The problem is that very few people actually enjoy a genuine Margarita. Early in its history it was a simple drink--related to the Daisy class of alcoholic drinks--which consisted of tequila, triple sec, lime and salt. Sadly, over the last… [Continue]

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiriOn hot summer days we have to thank Cuban bartenders for creating such thirst quenching cocktails, like the Mojito and the Daiquiri.… [Continue]

Sour Mix Recipe for Cocktails

Sweet Sour MixThe idea of sour mix is simply one of efficiency in a fast paced work environment, such as bar or big party. By premixing simple syrup and fresh squeezed citrus juice, and then bottling… [Continue]

The Margarita Recipe

One of the crown jewels in the cocktail world is the Margarita. Like some of the classic French and Italian recipes every chef should know, the Margarita is something that every bartender knows. Since it's such a well known, and simple, cocktail you'd think getting a decent Margarita would be easy. Well, that… [Continue]

Gin and Tonic

Gin and TonicGin is not a spirit that I've worked with a lot. Sure, I've had a gin martini and a number of gin slings and fizzes, but when I looked at my spirit inventory I only have one bottle of gin!*  And I call my self a "mixologist", well… [Continue]

Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

mai tai drink recipeThe Mai Tai is a very misunderstood cocktail. Many people think this is a tropical fruit juice cocktail, but the reality is that this is a very strong rum based drink. The confusion comes from a hotel in Hawaii that modified the original formula in the 1950's… [Continue]

Moscow Mule

If you want to blame one particular drink for the rapid growth of vodka, in North America, look no further than the Moscow Mule. It’s true that the Vodka Martini became the most popular vodka drink initially and spurred the premium vodka category, but it was the Moscow Mule that began the introduction of North Americans to vodka.… [Continue]

Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ramos Gin FizzOn any given day, if I were offered a properly made Ramos Gin Fizz I would never turn it down. This is a drink with a long history, dating back to 1888 and a unique taste and consistency that is hard to find in almost any other drink. The trick to the Ramos Gin Fizz is… [Continue]

Frozen Blueberry Daiquiri

by Caroline O'Neil
Daiquiri-1 smallWhile Darcy was away at Tales of the Cocktail, I usurped his website and posted a couple of articles. Well, I am back by popular demand since many people suggested that I continue to do a guest blog posting. I figured that some people wanted… [Continue]

Cosmopolitan

Guest Post by Caroline O'Neil

CosmopolitanDon't let the girly pink colour scare you away. The Cosmopolitan, or informally known as a Cosmo, is a relatively new cocktail that was created in 1985. The Cosmo has become very popular in recent years with the help of one of my favourite… [Continue]

Hurricane Cocktail

hurricane cocktailThis is a classic cocktail that is fruity and strong with the two star ingredients being rum and passion fruit. With other fruit juices added, this drink comes out like a type of fruit punch, with a big alcohol kick. It is believed that the drink was first… [Continue]

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