IT'S COCKTAIL HOUR
Create your own cocktail hour at home with some of our favourite aperitifs and liqour.
When you need a drink, we've got you covered.
This chocolate martini recipe is the best of both; combines of two creamy, sweet liquors with a bit of vodka. It's an easy cocktail and a crowd pleasing chocolate dessert, all in one.
Made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, a classic sidecar is an elegant and easy cocktail that will never go out of style. This recipe comes together in five minutes or less and serves two, but it also makes an excellent batch cocktail for a party.
No summer party is complete without sangria, and this fruity concoction pairs perfectly with any nibbles you serve.
Margaritas get a fruity twist with this strawberry variation. This Strawberry Margarita is so simple to make and perfect for holidays and get togethers to serve a crowd.
This Strawberry Peach Frose Recipe is a cocktail you definitely need for this hot summer heat. Frozen Rose is such a quick and easy fun cold drink to throw together for parties, friends and family, or just a quiet afternoon at home.
Inspired by Peter Cottontail, this Easter drink even has a marshmallow 'tail' for garnish. It's made with coconut; a classic Easter flavor.
Get a taste of The Big Easy. The Hurricane is a popular drink from the French Quarter of New Orleans. It's sweet, tangy, and tropical. Loaded with two types of rum, it's got a tropical nuance from passion fruit. A hint of grenadine gives it extra sweetness and a rosy-golden color.
The Old Fashioned is as classic as they come, the original whiskey cocktail. Even in the two centuries since its inception, it's still the most respected cocktail in the world, and not the least bit musty for its age. Rye will make it spicier than bourbon.
A citrusy marriage of rum and lime in the Caribbean gave us the simple but satisfying Daiquiri. Strain it and serve it sans ice.
A classic martini technically should be made with gin and served bone-chillingly cold. Order it stirred, not shaken.
The Margarita is the workhorse of summer. It's best made with Cointreau, and if you like it a little sweeter, agave syrup is a killer addition.
A Manhattan is strong in all ways. The flavor is deep and unabashed, and the ABV is nothing to scoff at. It's a cocktail stalwart, and not for the weak of heart.
Really, it's difficult to imagine a combination more refreshing than rum, lime, mint, and bubbles. We have Cuba to thank, and thank heartily, for the Mojito.
For daytime drinking, you really can't beat an Aperol Spritz. It's pretty basic, but then again, that's its charm. Just ask all the bar patrons crowding the patio around you, Spritzes in hand.
The Negroni's wintery counterpart is the Boulevardier, a whiskey cocktail invented for expat Americans bumming around Paris in the early 20th century.
It looks like bubbly effervescence, but looks deceive. The French 75, with gin and champagne, packs a wallop, made all the more dangerous by how delightful it is to drink.
One of the world's most popular summer cocktails, the Pina Colada tastes refreshing and sweet. It is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both.
Spirit, citrus and sugar; the original big three, combine to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails. The category includes the Whiskey Sour, which has sated thirsty drinkers for more than one and a half centuries.
This St Patrick's Day drink with Baileys gives Irish cocktails a cheekily delicious and indulgent new twist.
The sour apple martini meets Irish whiskey in this fun and very lively cocktail recipe. The Irish green apple cocktail is an ideal drink for St. Patrick's Day.
Sour Irishman is not a traditional Irish whiskey drink, but it has become synonymous with Irish holidays such as the St. Patrick's Day. The drink first hit the scenes at the Buffalo Wild Wings, where you can also find several other types of fun and tasty cocktails.
Guinness Punch is a creamy and smooth drink with a perfect combination of bitterness and sweetness. This variation on a Guinness Punch has ice cream stepping in for condensed milk and a splash of a rum.
For anyone who's a fan of creamy, minty drinks, the Irish eyes cocktail is a great choice. This recipe is incredibly easy to mix up. All you need is Irish whiskey, green creme de menthe, and cream. The result is a fun, flavorful green cocktail that you'll definitely want to share.
A vodka gimlet is a variation on the classic gin gimlet with a smoother flavor. Sometimes it is served with a splash of soda water.
The Mint Julep is a bourbon cocktail best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. Not only does the classic frosty cup and minty flavour provide a cooling freshness on a hot day, it is also one of the best low-effort cocktails out there. The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a rocks glass or, ideally, in a silver julep cup.
It's a kiwi twist on the classic Bellini. It has a slight sweetness due to the small addition of some sugar, which balances out the sharp crisp citrus flavor of the lemon juice squeeze and the tartness of the kiwi. The cocktail is kept light and bubbly with the cold prosecco, which balances the denser kiwi puree.
This green St. Patrick's Day drink recipe is perfect for parties. It's lightened with seltzer or sparkling water and features yummy fruits like grapes, green apples, and slices of lemon and lime. It has a green tinge with a dry acidity and subtle fizz.
Greece, like many countries, has its own version of mulled wine. It's called 'oinomelo' or 'krasomelo', from oinos and krasi, which both mean wine, and meli, meaning honey.
It's a sweeter, fruitier, less artificial sugary Slush for adults. It has a wonderful tartness to it as well but the Ouzo smooths out the sourest edges making this one fantastic slushie with a kick.
Ouzo lemonade, with lemons, honey, and mint, contains uniquely Greek flavors, thanks to the ouzo, a signature Greek ingredient. There really is no way around it; if you're not a black licorice fan, the chances of you liking this cocktail straight are slim to none.
Greek alcoholic beverages, from the grape distillate tsipouro, to ouzo, to regional specialties and fruit-based liqueurs, have all found new life inside a tumbler. Here's a humble addition to the Greek cocktails, a Hellenized version of everyone's favourite brunch quaff, the mimosa.
The recipe for this Mediterranean take on the Tequila Sunrise comes to from the New York City restaurant, Molyvos. Try using a Greek honey infused with thyme or rosemary for a more pronounced floral sweetness, or swap out the vodka for ouzo for an intoxicating punch of licorice flavor.
Ouzo and Coca-Cola are a surprisingly pleasant combination. The spirit imparts its herbal complexity, which is offset by the coke's sweetness. We suggest a 1:3 ratio to best enjoy it.
A wonderful lemon and ouzo pairing, this cocktail uses Italian limoncello to produce a boozier experience.