When the weather is cold, the last thing that many of us feels like is a chilled cocktail, especially one that is served over ice. Sure, the alcohol is warming enough, but standing around with something icy in your hands is not fun when the weather is cold. Thankfully, there are many hot cocktails out […]
Gin might not be as famous as whiskey for cocktails, but it is getting up there. In fact, gin is sometimes called the perfect spirit for cocktails, as it offers just enough complexity to make cocktails interesting, without overwhelming the other ingredients.
The mixers featured on this list can all be combined with gin to create a simple and delicious drink. All you need is the mixer and the gin. That’s it. Two ingredients.
Sometimes, drinking your favorite spirits by themselves just isn’t enough. Sure, a good Bourbon or tequila can be enough to get by for the evening, but even with the different nuanced flavors between spirits, it’s hard to find a good amount of variety with just the basics. If you feel the same way, then it’s […]
Alcohol and food are always a great combination, especially as alcohol will often make you want food anyway. But, with this list, we’re looking at alcohol and food from a very different direction. Specifically, we’re focusing on alcohol cocktails that have been inspired by food in some way.
Coffee is one of the most popular specialty drinks and it just so happens to pair very nicely with a host of different alcohols for some excellent coffee-infused cocktails. Many bartenders have shared their secret recipes online and you can replicate them at home with a little practice and a touch of panache. Everything from beer, rum, whiskey, and many other aromatic flavors such as herbal liqueurs and bitters are paired with cold brew, hot coffee, and even espresso for tasty and occasionally surprising combinations (coffee and cherry cola?! What?!?!).
Most of the time alcohol is served cold or even on ice, but that isn’t actually a rule. After all, on a cold winter’s night, a hot alcohol drink is going to warm you up much faster than a cold one. In fact, having a warm cocktail tends to be much nicer than simply having a standard warm drink, like a hot chocolate. And, just like traditional cocktails, there are so many different options to choose from.