Cocktails

Best Classic Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Back in the 1800's, the whiskey highball was mixed with plain soda water. How boring! Since the 1920's (the "Gilded Age"), it has been mixed with ginger ale; which perfectly compliments the crisp citrus taste of the lemon. Enjoy this classic cocktail at your next outing  - ask for a "Boxergrail Highball." 

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Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Summer isn't quite over, so take a deep plunge into a tall glass of everything "summer" with this spiked watermelon lemonade cocktail. Within minutes, you can have a pitcher full of fond memories sitting by the pool one last time, or sip the refreshing and crisp happiness as you fire up the BBQ grill one last time.

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Best Maple Bourbon Smash

As the leaves begin to change, our affinity for all things "autumn" change as well. This Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail is perfect for cozy nights beside a bonfire, or just relaxing at home with a cozy blanket and PJ's. The rich, sweet taste of bourbon with a crisp hint of orange and lemon makes this cocktail a mainstay throughout the fall season!

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La Croix and Lavender Mocktail COCKTAIL

As autumn approaches for most of North America, it is important now more than ever to savor the last kiss of summer before it is gone; giving way to the cold and dark days ahead. What better way to sip final memory-making moments of summer than with this refreshing summer-inspired cocktail featuring Liddel French Winter Wheat Vodka and the crips, slightly bitter "punch" of pink grapefruit juice? Add to that some La Croix and Lavender and you have a tall glass of warm summer days.

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Bourbon Infused Dalgona Coffee

A proper preparation of the TikTok inspired "dalgona coffee" trend, this cocktail combines the complex and sweet Cavehill four grain bourbon with rich flavors of coffee and chocolate esters. Enjoy this amazing cocktail over Sunday brunch, or for a cozy afternoon pick-me-up. Perfect for any occasion.

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Spiked Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

Adaptogens and adaptogenic based drinks and "mocktails" are all the rage. Why not combine the best of both worlds? Get the health benefits of adaptogens while including the deep and complex taste of a premium bourbon? Try this ultimate spiked adaptogenic hot cocoa recipe for a cocktail like no other!

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Best Whiskey For Whiskey Sour

Anyone familiar with common whiskey cocktails has likely heard of the whiskey sour. This simple drink adds a powerful punch of flavor to an otherwise straightforward whiskey.

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Best Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey cocktail trends come and go. However, some of the best whiskey cocktails withstand the test of time and become a favorite beverage among generations. We're confident you'll find your favorite best whiskey cocktail here...

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Gin Martini vs Vodka Martini

A martini is made with either vodka or gin and vermouth. How do you decide whether to add gin or vodka to your martini? Gin versus vodka in a martini is one of the oldest debates in history, and the answer to the best martini depends on who you ask. Understanding the different flavors and distillation processes can help you choose the best martini drink...

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Bourbon Cocktails For Autumn

Some scents and flavors can instantly put you into the fall mood. The smells of apple, cinnamon, pecans, and pumpkin easily take you from summer pool parties to cozy fall nights spent around the fireplace. These fall bourbon cocktails will both satisfy and warm you this season as you mingle with friends for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite bourbon cocktails...

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Best Gin Cocktails

Looking for distinctive ways to use your favorite bottle of gin? You can combine the best gin with tonic for a classic cocktail or add fresh grapefruit or cucumbers for a unique concoction. Either way, the best gin makes for some of the most refreshing cocktails...

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Best Bourbon For Manhattan

A manhattan is a classic American cocktail. Although its origins are mysterious, there's no mystery in why this cocktail has been a popular bar request for over a century. It's a drink that blends the floral with the fortified and sweet with the spicy. While the recipe is simple and unchanged, choosing the best bourbon for your manhattan is an important part of the mixing process

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10 Of The Best Vodka Cocktails

Vodka by itself offers a clean, smooth flavor. It pairs perfectly with many other ingredients to create the best vodka cocktails. Whether looking for the perfect holiday cocktail or your go-to drink, we have compiled a list of the best vodka cocktails for you to sip and savor...

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New York Sour

The New York Sour is an upgraded version of the Whiskey Sour recipe. It features whiskey, lemon, sugar, egg white with a float of dry red wine. The wine adds another layer of complexity working in unison with the high rye bourbon; and a beautiful red color. Other names this popular cocktail have carried is the Continental Sour.

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Bourbon Sour

Spirit, citrus fruit and sugar—the original trio — combine to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails which hail from early 1700's and 1800's sailors and pirates. Popular for mystical powers to stave off scurvy while making long voyages across the ocean more tolerable; sours hold a decisive place in world history. The bourbon Sour is a slightly different take on the traditional whiskey sour. Still well within the "sour family" yet stands strong on it's own. Rich complex notes form fine bourbon, a citrus kick with a sweet finish. The Bourbon Sour os refreshing and classy.

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Best Clover Club Cocktail

It was the late 1800s at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford hotel in which the Clover Club cocktail was born. The hotel was a popular hangout for writers, lawyers and titans of industry, who frequented the hotel as a networking place of sorts. As with most meetings in those days; discussions included drinks. The Clover Club was an immediate hit with the "in" crowd. 

The Clover Club was a pre-Prohibition favorite and one of  Philadelphia’s greatest contributions to cocktail history. 

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Gin Gimlet Cocktail

Born from necessity, the gimlet is in a family of cocktails known as "sours." Sailors and pirates alike in the 1800's suffered from scurvy while on long voyages across the open seas. Adding citrus fruits to their spirits seemed to stave off this unsavory condition while making their drinks more potable. Necessity is the mother of invention, and thus - the gimlet and other sours were created.

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Bourbon Sidecar

The bourbon sidecar uses four grain bourbon instead of brandy, which is what the original sidecar uses. It is a refreshing cocktail that can replace Sunday brunch mimosas, or enjoyed anytime. Impress your guests with this simple yet complex tasting cocktail thanks to Cavehill Four Grain Bourbon.

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The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier. In Somewhat slang French translation, it means "a man running about town." It was also the name of a 1920's magazine publication in Paris for which the Boulevardier cocktail was named after. The magazine was a pocket guide of sorts for expats living in France. The cocktail, however, lives wherever premium bourbon is served. 

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Irish Coffee

A perfect early morning cocktail for cold autumn months, or winter break. Honestly, any weekend is a perfect time to enjoy this classic cocktail that can trace it's origins back to the early 1950's in Ireland. It is a perfect balance of rich and warm espresso with high rye whiskey and a sweet cream topping.

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Cosmopolitan Recipe

This Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe is light and refreshing. For about a decade, the Cosmopolitan cocktail was the most popular drink in America. Bartenders would make hundreds of them a night. The original Cosmopolitan cocktail was created in the 1980's by a Miami bartender named Cheryl Cook while she was working at a popular South Beach bar called the Strand.

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Ultimate Bloody Mary

Making a Bloody Mary is simple, and personalization for garnishments can be endless. A popular trend is hosting a Sunday Bloody Mary bar where guests can pile on the garnishments to create true works of art. The original Bloody Mary was rather straight forward; it contained seven ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, Tabasco and lemon juice. There are several cultural variations, and is a great way to start the day (and get a serving or two of veggies!)

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Negroni

The Negroni is an easy to make cocktail and many find it to be bitter, but in all the right ways. It is refreshing, and crisp with a hint of orange. Tales of the Negroni origin start in antiquity in the city of Florence by the Italian court Camillo Negroni sometime around the early 20th century. It is said that while Camillo was at a fine spirits establishment in Florence, he asked that the barkeep fortify his favorite drink (the Americano) by adding gin. The bartender complied with his wishes, and after creating this new drink - replaced the lemon peel common in the Americano with an orange peel. Voila! A classic is born - the Negroni.

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Vesper Cocktail Recipe

The Vesper, sometimes also called a "Vesper Martini", was ordered by James Bond in the book Casino Royale. James Bond author Ian Fleming created the vesper and introduced it through the James Bond character. Published in 1953, the vesper cocktail has a rich history. The cocktail is named for the James Bond series double agent Vesper Lynd. Today, it is simply known as "refreshing" and strong enough to melt away a long day at the office.

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