Top 5 Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Cocktails and Valentines: Top 5 cocktails to share on Valentine’s Day

A cocktail for two sounds delightful

Looking for the best cocktails to share on Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Check out our top 5 favorite elegant cocktail recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s day.

Cocktails and Valentines: Our top 5 cocktails to share on Valentine's Day

 

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Get ready to pucker up for this one! The Cranberry Kiss melds the sweetness of Amaretto with the tangy bite of cranberry juice and the smoothness of vodka. These ingredients combine to create the perfect balance of flavors. Don’t worry if you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day! This cocktail will provide you with a smooth kiss and complex flavors to keep you sipping away.

 

Touch of Venus

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Stephen Phillips – HGTV

It’s the elixir of the Goddess of Love! The Touch of Venus rebels against the idea that a Valentine’s day cocktail needs to be pink or red to convey passion. Enjoy the sweet citrus caress of this Italian love potion.

 

Sweet Love’n Martini

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

The Sweet Love’n Martini is a delicious cocktail recipe that will complement any romantic evening with your Valentine. If you’re craving something as sweet as your love, give this fruity martini a try!

 

Love Potion No. 9 Martini

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // The Cookie Rookie

This cocktail is sure to put a spell on you. Between the pomegranate, strawberry, and black raspberry flavors in this concoction, you’ll be in heaven! So take a sip of this potion, it’s bound to make you fall berry in love!

 

Cherry Bourbon Smash

Top Cocktails to Share on Valentine's Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

This Cherry Bourbon Smash is a Valentine’s Day cocktail option that isn’t so lovey-dovey. With tart cherry juice and smooth bourbon, this cocktail is one for you adventurous types looking to experiment with something new.

 

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5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Try our Top 5 favorite mocktails!

Many people take part in Dry January (also known as Dryuary or Drynuary) are several days into their month-long abstinence of alcohol. Many people partake in Dry January as a healthy way to kick off the new year or as a cleanse after drinking heavily during the holiday season.

Well, whatever your reason for participating, we’ve got you covered with five fantastic mocktails to get you through the rest of the month. These are so good you won’t even know there’s no alcohol in them…

You can drink our 5 favorite mocktails for Dry January all year long!

Original image from // la Fuji Mama

 

Mockmosa

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Mix That Drink

First up in our list of 5 best mocktails, the Mockmosa. Whether you’re still in the holiday spirit or just love a Mimosa with brunch, this version will make you think you’re sipping on the real deal.

 

Blackberry Vanilla Mockail

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // la Fuji Mama

This drink is all about balance. It pairs the tart flavors of blackberries and lemon with the warm, sweet flavors of vanilla and honey. Give it a try when you’re in the need of that perfect “cocktail.”

 

Coconut, cucumber, lime and mint cooler

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Town&Country

Refreshment is exactly what this mocktail will deliver. It provides the perfect blend of ingredients with coconut, cucumber, lime, and mint for a cool, fresh but not sour flavor.

 

Cuddles on the Beach

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Mix That Drink

The tamer version of Sex on the Beach. There are a few ways to alter this mocktail to perfectly suit your taste buds. After you mix up your preferred concoction, kick back and pretend you are on a tropical vacation.

 

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Mountain Mojito Mocktail

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Town&Country

Lime juice, agave, blood orange puree, and fresh mint leaves combine to create the perfect nonalcoholic mojito. This mocktail is so refreshing you won’t even mind the absence of rum!

 

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5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year’s Eve

Let the Countdown to the New Year Begin!

Ringing in the New Year with a champagne toast is a tradition shared across the globe. But for some of us, straight champagne can be bland and boring. Looking for a way to fancy up your champagne game for this New Year’s Eve? These delicious champagne cocktails can really amp up your New Year’s celebrations!

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve

 

Kir Royale

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

The Kir Royale is a simple, yet tasty remedy to boring stand alone champagne. This French cocktail is sure to be a party pleaser with its sweet profile and notes of dark currant.

 

French 75

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Image / Recipe from // Liqour.com

The French 75 is a chic champagne cocktail that blends lemon juice and gin with the bubbliness of chilled champagne. It’s one ring-a-ding-ding of a classic cocktail.

 

Pom-Mint Champagne Cocktail

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Image / Recipe from // Cosmo

Pomegranate and mint add an elegant twist for your New Year’s eve toasts. This delightfully colorful champagne cocktail will really wow your guests, and is super easy to make.

 

Champagne Margarita

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Image / Recipe from // 40 aprons

Margaritas are always a crowd pleaser, and this delicious champagne cocktail will have your guests singing your praises well into the new year!

 

The Ice Queen

5 Delicious Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

Don’t like Champagne? Try Prosecco instead! This Prosecco cocktail, brainchild of Natasha David, is sure to liven up your New Year’s.

 

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Cocktail recipes to enjoy for the holidays

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays

These Cocktails Made it to the Top of Santa’s Naughty List

Tis the season for mixed cocktails that you won’t want to put down! These cocktail recipes for the Holidays will have your relatives complementing your mixology skills, instead of talking politics.

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays

 

Mulled Wine

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Mulled Wine

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

Whether you call it Glühwein, Gløgg, Vin Brulé or Mulled Wine, making hot, spiced wine is a holiday tradition around the world. It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without it, and this ultimate mulled wine recipe takes the Yule Log!

 

Festive Candy Cane Martini

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Festive Candy Cane Martini

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

This simple candy cane infused cocktail is full of holiday cheer! This candy cane martini recipe combines homemade candy cane infused vodka, vanilla schnapps, and cranberry juice into a seasonal cocktail you can not put down.

 

Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Erin | Delightful E Made

This is the number one creamy and frothy hot chocolate recipe, with an adult twist, that you’ll want to drown in chocolate sauce.

 

Cranberry Whiskey Buck

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Cranberry Whiskey Buck

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Ring in the holidays with cranberry and whiskey! This fizzy pairing of whiskey, ginger ale, and cranberry juice will have you Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

 

The North Pole

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - The North Pole Cocktail

Image / Recipe from // Half Baked Harvest

Named after Santa’s favorite hangout, the North Pole cocktail is a sweet and creamy cocktail for all the kids at heart at your holiday soiree.

 

Tom and Jerry

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Tom and Jerry

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

The Tom and Jerry cocktail puts a twist on classic eggnog by using rum and cognac instead of bourbon and by serving the cocktail hot. Additionally, while eggnog is very thick, the Tom and Jerry has a lighter, whipped texture.

 

Yule Mule

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Yule Mule

Image / Recipe from // Feast West

‘Yule’ find that this holiday cocktail recipe really tickles your taste buds! Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this ginger and cranberry mash-up.

 

Hot Buttered Rum

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays -

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

There’s nothing that quite spells out the Winter holidays like good ol’Hot Buttered Rum.

 

Jungle Juice Punch

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays -

Image / Recipe from // Inspired by Charm

What Holiday cocktail recipe list would be complete without a spiked punch recipe? This simple holiday punch will have you Jingling all the way, so make sure to Uber your sleigh ride home.

 

Kir Royale

10 Best Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays - Kir Royale

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Looking for a way to fancy up your champagne game for this New Year’s Eve? The Kir Royale is a simple, yet tasty remedy to boring stand alone champagne.

 

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5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

We’re dreaming of a hot chocolate Christmas!

You never get too old for hot chocolate! But these spiked hot chocolate recipes are just for us kids at heart.

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Judy | I’m Bored Let’s Go

It’s sugar, it’s spice, and it’s everything oh-so nice. This spiked Mexican hot chocolate will make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Don’t forget the whipped cream on top!

 

Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Natalie Migliarini | Delish

White hot chocolate? Who would have thunk! This delightful mix of caramel, white hot chocolate, and Bailey’s is going to change the way you look at hot chocolate.

 

Bourbon Hot Chocolate

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Sugar Dish Me

Bourbon. Marshmallows. Chocolate. You can’t go wrong with this combination of spiked hot chocolate awesomeness!

 

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Image from // Honey and Birch Recipe from // Sugar & Soul

Of all the spiked hot chocolate recipes, this might be our favorite. It’s a creamy and frothy hot chocolate with an adult twist that you’ll want to drown in chocolate sauce.

Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

5 Ultimate Recipes For Spiked Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Erin | Delightful E Made

This is the perfect spiked hot chocolate recipe for snowy nights to sip by the fire. It’s also a great grown-up dessert!

 

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5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Knock if you know the password

December 5th marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the end of Prohibition. In the spirit of Repeal Day, let’s raise a glass with Prohibition style cocktails that’d give any Juice Joint a run for their money.

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails For Repeal Day

 

Whiskey Sour

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Whiskey and Prohibition have a fascinating history that gave rise to the popularity of cocktails like the Whiskey Sour and Old Fashioned. It is simple, elegant, and a bit on the masculine side, which made it a favorite of drinkers of the time. A good whiskey sour never goes out of style, which is why this Prohibition staple cocktail is still around.

 

Sidecar

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // The Spirits Business

The Sidecar is one of the most iconic cocktails of the Prohibition era, and is probably one of the most simple. It didn’t require any fancy ingredients that were hard to find or acquire. All it needed was Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. It was strong, simple, and delicious, and we can continue to sip on them today.

 

Gin Rickey

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite cocktail, the Gin Rickey, became a very popular cocktail during Prohibition. It’s popularity most likely stemmed from bathtub gin being more readily available than other spirits. Folks loved it, despite the fact it could make you go blind. It’s where we get the phrase, “drinking yourself blind.”

 

White Lady

5 Fantastic Prohibition Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Marleigh Riggins Miller

Another one of the bathtub gin based cocktails, the White Lady is a cousin of the Sidecar. With its elegant appearance and light taste, this was definitely a Prohibition cocktail crafted for the ladies. It was also for the big spenders, as the cocktail used egg whites to make it frothy and more upscale. Featuring gin as its main spirit, the White Lady is also referred to as the Gin Sidecar.

 

Sazerac

5 Fantastic Prohibtion Style Cocktails

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

While the Sazerac predates Prohibition, the folks down in New Orleans were mixing up their classic night cap throughout the Jazz era. The Sazerac wouldn’t let Prohibition or the ban on Absinthe pull it off the cocktail menu.

 

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5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love [And You Will Too!]

It’s time to get cozy by the fire

This time of year is perfect for sitting around the fire with friends and family. It’s a place to share company, laughter, stories, and cocktails. Grab some logs and grab some bottles, cause you are going to want to try all 5 of these great fireside cocktails that we [absolutely] love!

THE AWESOME FIRESIDE COCKTAILS THAT WE LOVE  [AND YOU WILL TOO!]

 


 

Spiked Mulled Cider

5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love - Spiked Mulled Cider

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

It just wouldn’t be Fall without Mulled Cider, and our recipe for spiked mulled cider is sure to get the fire pit party started. Folks have been spiking mulled cider with hootch for generations, and we’re keeping the tradition alive with these variations of the mulled cider recipe.

 

Tipsy Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love - Tipsy Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Image / Recipe from // Chowhound

This Nutella packed hot chocolate delight is just what our inner child has been asking for in a fireside cocktail! It makes a great little Nightcap to sip in front of the fireplace on a cold night.

 

Old Fashioned Hot Toddy

5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love - Old Fashioned Hot Toddy

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Curling up with a nice Hot Toddy is one great way to get cozy by the fire. It’s kind of like magic. This wondrous mixture of whiskey and tea warms the body and the soul at the same time.

 

Apple Cider Whiskey Sour

5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love - Apple Cider Whiskey Sour

Image / Recipe from // Boulder Locavore

Give your classic Whiskey Sour an Autumn twist! The cinnamon syrup in this Spiced Apple Cider Whiskey Sour adds just the right amount of extra kick to the already spiced cocktail. Try using the spice recipe of our Spiked Mulled Cider for the spiced cider!

 

Salted Caramel White Russian

5 Great Fireside Cocktails That We Love - Salted Caramel White Russian

Image / Recipe from // Kate La Vie

An Iced cocktail might seem different for a fireside cocktail, but hear us out. Salted Caramel is as Fall as Pumpkin Spice, and this Salted Caramel upgrade to the White Russian will have you saying “YASSS!”

 

 

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the everything guide to glassware

The Everything Guide To Glassware

Presentation Can Be Everything!

In whatever bar you go to, bartenders can be very choosy about how they serve up their cocktails. There are a lot of types of glassware at your disposal, and mixologists don’t always use the same type of glasses for the same cocktails.

So that poses a question: Does glassware really make the cocktail? Well in this everything guide to glassware, we’re going to breakdown of the different types of glasses and why we use them to serve our cocktails.

The Everything Guide to Glassware

 

Rocks – Old Fashioned – Lowball

The Rocks glass, also known as an Old Fashioned or Lowball, is a short glass that generally holds around 4 to 12 ounces of liquid. It is a very versatile class of glassware as bartenders use them to both build and serve up cocktails. Whiskey is one of the most common spirits served in a rocks glass. The rocks glass became synonymous with the Old Fashioned cocktail, hence why it is often referred to as an Old Fashioned glass.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Maple-Bourbon Smash]

 

Highball – Collins – Delmonico

This tall, cylindrical cocktail glass family has slightly different variations in their shape. The Delmonico is the shortest and has a slight flare at the rim, the Collins is slightly more narrow and tall, and the Highball is a little wider but shorter than the Collins. These glasses were designed to keep cocktails cold and to help hold their carbonation. Highballs make the perfect glasses for tall cocktails that are served over ice, or have some form of carbonation.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Gin Rickey ]

 

Nick and Nora

The elegant looking Nick & Nora glass was named after the main characters from the Thin Man film series. This tulip glass is often used as an alternative to the Martini and Coupe glasses for delightful presentation. The Nick and Nora is a great glass to serve up martinis, manhattans, and rob roys.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Rob Roy]

 

Coupe

Originally designed as a Champagne glass, the coupe’s curved shape helps prevent cocktails from spilling out. Cocktails in this glass are served neat, meaning no ice, to show off their clarity. Mixologists tend to use this glass in place of a traditional martini glass for presentation purposes.

[make a cocktail using this glass: The Ice Queen]

 

Cocktail

Probably the most iconic of cocktail glassware, the Cocktail glass vary in size and slope. The glass’ shape has an interesting flaw. Cocktails in this V-shaped glass are easily spilled mid-transport, so it’s best not to fill the cocktail to the top. The cocktail glass has become synonymous with the number one cocktail served in it, the Martini, but note there is no real such thing as a separate Martini Glass.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Cosmopolitan ]

 

Champagne Flute

This tall, slender, stemmed glass was designed to help offset the quickness that Champagne loses its carbonation. It is typically only used to serve straight Champagne or Champaign-based cocktails, like Bellinis and Mimosas.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Kir Royale]

 

Julep Cup – Mule Mug

These iconic metal cups are used to serve up Julep and Mule cocktails. The metal cups are supposed to affect the temperature of the cocktail, keeping it colder longer. Julep cups are traditionally made of Sterling or Pewter and are a standard tall, cylindrical shape; while Mule mugs are made of Copper and are typically round but can vary in shape.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Mint Julep ]

 

Margarita

This festively curved stemmed glass is named after the classic cocktail that is traditionally served in it. The shape of the margarita glass is modeled after the Coupe, adding presentation and functionality to the glass. While it’s often used for frozen cocktails from Margaritas to Daiquiris, it is common to serve margaritas in other glasses as well.

[make a cocktail using this glass: Classic Margarita ]

 

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5 Vodka Cocktails You'll Absolutely Love

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails You Need to Try Right Now

When You Need Some Vodka In Your Life

Every cocktail enthusiast should have a go-to vodka cocktail. But as most bartenders will tell you, the Moscow Mule is so overrated! You should be trying these 5 palate pleasing vodka cocktails instead.

5 palate pleasing vodka cocktails from the Brio Smart Life Blog

 


 

Hemsley Collins

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Hemsley Collins

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

Tom Collins lovers take note. The Hemsley Collins is a refreshingly light and tart take on the Vodka Collins that you should be drinking right now. Unlike a regular vodka Collins, a Hemsley Collins uses raw honey in exchange for granulated sugar or simple syrup. It does still have that tart bite you’ve come to expect from Collins drinks, but it’s not too strong.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1¾ Ounces Vodka
  • 1½ Ounces Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Raw Honey
  • 5 Ounces San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
  • Mint & Lemon Slices for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Collins Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Bar Spoon

How to make a Hemsley Collins

In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, lemon juice, and honey. Shake well, and pour into ice-filled Collins glasses. Top with San Pellegrino. Add a few slices of lemon and stir. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!

 

Black Russian

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Black Russian

Image / Recipe from // Brio Classic Cocktails

The Black Russian is a classic vodka cocktail. This mixture of Vodka and Kahlua has been pleasing the American cocktail palate since the outbreak of the Cold War. It’s a bit of a versatile cocktail that’s best enjoyed as a Nightcap. If you find yourself so inclined, add a splash of milk or cream to this cocktail and you have yourself a White Russian.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Coffee Liqueur
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

How to make a Black Russian

Add ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a Rocks glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

 

Pear Vanilla Cocktail

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Pear Vanilla Cocktail

Image / Recipe from // Two-Tarts

So simple, elegant, and tastes like Fall perfection. This Pear Vanilla vodka cocktail is an easy made cocktail that has a real aromatic brightness that you can taste. This is the perfect cocktail for a lazy evening in. This recipe has been adapted from Two-Tart’s 4 servings to a single serving.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 3 Ounces Pear Juice
  • 1½ Ounces Vodka
  • 1/8 Vanilla Bean, Seeds Scraped
  • Vanilla Sugar to Garnish Rim
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make a Pear Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

Add pear juice and vodka to a shaker with ice. Split open the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the shaker. Shake until chilled, or about 20 to 30 seconds. Pour into a sugar rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

 

The Frenchy Cocktail

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - The Frenchy

Image / Recipe from // The OP Life

If you are looking for a tangy and fruity vodka cocktail, then look no further! The Frenchy pairs the tanginess of pineapple and cranberry juices with the subtle sweetness of pear vodka. It’s an easy [and yummy] 3 ingredient vodka cocktail that you’ll want to add to your party list.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1½ Ounces Grey Goose Pear Vodka
  • 3 Ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Ounce Cranberry Juice
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Bar Spoon

How to make the Frenchy

Pour in the pear vodka and pineapple juice into a rocks glass filled with ice. Give it a stir, and top with cranberry juice. Enjoy!

 

Elyx Cup

5 Palate Pleasing Vodka Cocktails - Elyx Cup

Image / Recipe from // Ethan Calabrese / Delish

If Spa Water had an alcoholic cousin, it would be the Elyx Cup. This cocktail is refreshingly bubbly with a clean citrus finish. We like this cocktail because it has a lot to offer without being overly complicated or sour. It also makes an interesting alternative to a typical vodka mojito.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Slices Cucumber
  • 2 Ounces Absolut Elyx Vodka
  • ¾ Ounce Lime Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Prosecco
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Muddler or Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail Shaker

How to make an Elyx Cup

Muddle the mint and cucumber together at the bottom of a rocks glass. Next, add vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake till chilled. Add crushed ice to glass and pour in mixture. Top cocktail with a splash of Prosecco. Enjoy!

 

 

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10 Autumn Cocktail Creations You Should Drink This Fall

We are absolutely excited for Fall and here’s why!

Whether you call it Fall or Autumn, the season is upon us [even if the temperature don’t feel like it yet]. It’s time to get excited about all things fall, and that includes cocktails. Check out some of our top picks for Autumn cocktail creations to indulge in this season.

Check out some of our top picks for fall cocktail creations to indulge in this season

 


 

Spiked Mulled Cider

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Spiked Mulled Cider

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the week

Traditional Mulled Cider is typically nonalcoholic, and you can serve this recipe as such to the kiddies in the house. It can also be served hot or over ice. For our spiked mulled cider, we chose to add in dark rum for one and bourbon for the other. Both came out delicious.

Pumpkin Spiced Horchata

Autumn Cocktail Creations -

Image / Recipe from // Slim Pickins Kitchen

If there was a cocktail that embodied getting “White Girl Wasted” Fall style, it would be this Pumpkin Spiced Horchata. It might be the most complex drink to make in our line up, but this Fall remake of a classic Mexican Horchata is worth the work.

Sandeman Ciderhouse Sangria

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Sandeman Ciderhouse Sangria

Image / Recipe from // liquor.com

Been anxiously awaiting apple season? Try a little digestif with your next batch of crisp. Port is an unlikely friend of apple cider, rye whiskey and maple syrup. But the best part of this big-batch party pleaser is the boozy apples and pears you can munch on after the batch is fully infused.

Apple Cider Mojito

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Apple Cider Mojito

Image / Recipe from // Jo-Lynne Shane

Not all Fall Seasonal cocktails need to be served hot. This Apple Cider Mojito is the perfect on ice cocktail for autumn! The apple and cinnamon fusion in this cocktail gives you all the best flavors of fall in a mason jar, but with the sophistication of a mojito.

Ginger Snap Cocktail

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Ginger Snap Cocktail

Image / Recipe from // PopSugar

These gingersnaps pack a punch! This simple 3 ingredient cocktail takes everything you love about ginger snap cookies and turns it into liquid deliciousness. Dunk a ginger snap in this puppy if you dare!

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Image / Recipe from // Carrie Robinson Frugal Foodie Mama

September marks the beginning of Pumpkin Spice everything season! Hot buttered rum is a fall classic, and with the rise of Pumpkin Spice season, the two were going to meet eventually. If you are a fan of the PSL then you will love this Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum.

Apple Pie Shine

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Apple Pie Shine

Image / Recipe from // tbps.

It wouldn’t be Fall without Apple Pie…shine that is. Apple Pie moonshine is a Southern treat, and is typically made in the Fall to Winter months. Shine isn’t for the faint of heart, as it is knock you off your feet strong. You can even drink it hot or cold. It really is like Fall in a glass!

Washington Apple

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Washington Apple

Image / Recipe from // liquor.com

Cranberry and Apple are two of the most classic fall flavors, and this cocktail uses them well. This cocktail is great for those easing their way into the realm of Canadian Whiskey. The apple and cranberry flavors pair delightfully with a light whiskey and makes it easy to drink.

Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

Autumn Cocktail Creations - The Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

Image / Recipe from // Farm Wife Drinks

If Cinnabon had a boozy baby it would be this Cinnamon Roll cocktail. Just top with whipped cream and cinnamon and you have yourself a real treat!

Sandeman Ciderhouse Punch

Autumn Cocktail Creations - Sandeman Ciderhouse Punch

Image From // ShesCookin / Recipe from // Jonathan Pogash, aka the Cocktail Guru

The elegant flavor palette of this port gives this seasonal puch the One – Two knock out. The bright citrus, ginger, and apple flavors give this fall cocktail just the right amount of yummy goodness that will give your next holiday party life.

 

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