Is Coke a Worthy Cocktail Ingredient? Coca Cola is the most popular soft drink on the planet. And although it has a broad fan base, the syrupy, fizzy drink is not aligned with our current health-oriented lifestyles. When it comes to cocktails, though, Coke is more versatile than you think.
Meet the Family, Italian Amari Amaro liqueurs, or ‘Amari’ in plural, are popular drinks known for their enticing bitterness. Most Amari go back to the middle ages when monks distilled the liqueurs not without first infusing them with roots, tree barks, herbs and spices. What were supposed to be medicinal
What’s Vermouth, Anyway? Many classic cocktails call for either the French dry vermouth or the sweet Italian version. But what’s vermouth all about? The aromatic concoction falls into the category of aromatized wines. Yes, vermouth starts as wine. Producers infuse the fermented grape juice with herbs and spices before fortifying
The Negroni, The Perfect drink The Negroni is one of the drinks sometimes called ‘equinox cocktails’ or equal-part cocktails, as it calls for the same measures of gin, red vermouth and Campari. Gin adds the alcoholic strength and the loveliest herbal aromatics, vermouth brings a silky mouthfeel and sweetness to
The Margarita, Tequila’s Most Famous Cocktail If there’s a Tequila cocktail more illustrious than the Margarita, we don’t know what it is. Margaritas are timeless classics, they’re festive, boozy, colorful and crowd-pleasing. Margaritas even have their own stemware, the Margarita or ‘sombrero’ glass, and with their lovely salt-crusted rim and
The Martini, The King of Cocktails We can all thank special 00 agent James Bond for popularizing the Martini — the most stylish and classy drink on earth. There’s just something special in the straightforward, strong drink. Yes, the Martini is quite heavy on the alcohol and not for amateurs.
The Mojito, The Very Essence of the Caribbean The Mojito might just be the most refreshing cocktail on the planet. Not only because it’s served on the rocks but because it’s flavored with fresh mint leaves, and that’s hard to beat. The very essence of Caribbean flavors are well represented
Sour Cocktails, A Deliciously Tangy Family You might have heard about the Whiskey Sour or the Amaretto Sour, just a few members of the deliciously popular Sour Cocktail Family. It’s easy to see why these drinks are attractive. They’re sweet, tangy and boozy, and you can just enjoy one after