This cocktail is named for the Gaelic hag goddess of winter, Cailleach Bheur, to whom the great Corryvreckan serves as laundry basin. The use of preserved citrus and seed serve as ode to her season's bounty, with a crack of pepper to highlight the malt's spice.
For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.“My father and I have had New York Giants season tickets for at least 20 years, and we go to every home game,” says bartender Greg Lipari of New York City’s Bua. “We get there at 8 in the morning and make breakfast—bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on English muffins, sometimes pancakes—and tailgate for hours before the game starts at 1 p.m. It’s a full-day affair, so you need a drink that it isn’t overpowering and won’t knock you over the head. If you start drinking with breakfast, you want something light and refreshing.“I just got back from the Giants–L.A. Rams game in London, so I was inspired to do a gin cocktail,” he says of this variation on a Tom Collins. “It’s named for Tom Coughlin, who was the Giants’ head coach for the 10 years, when they won two Super Bowls. He’s the most successful coach they’ve ever had. All Giants fans love Coughlin. The blueberries are for Big Blue, of course, and the prosecco is to anticipate imminent victory.”
This drink is delicately pink and 100 percent spa day, which is exactly how I imagine the life and times of Joan Collins.
Pear puree and pear liqueur add a double dose of fall flavor to this bubbly highball.
Give the classic Collins cocktail an update with a measure of VEEV Spirit.
Bring out Irish whiskey's sweet side.
Two of springtime's most delicious ingredients combine in this tart and refreshing tipple.
Swap gin for bourbon to create a tasty spin on the classic Tom Collins.
The Tom Collins is such a classic they named the glass after it.
The classic Collins gets a black-cherry makeover.
The classic Collins took a trip through the garden.
Island flair meets cocktail tradition.
Make this simple drink to show off a fruit- or herb-infused spirit you made yourself.
Find out what happens when you add raspberries to this classic gin drink.
This fizzy, citrusy concoction is distantly related to its cousin Tom.
Go on a tour of northern Europe.
The classic original, from the original celebrity bartender, Jerry Thomas.
An all-time gin classic, the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.
The coral-hued Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular aperitifs in Italy, and for good reason. Low in alcohol, aromatic with citrus and slightly bitter, Aperol pairs seamlessly with chilled Prosecco to whet the appetite. Meeting friends for an after work Spritz is a long-established Italian tradition—and one that’s easily replicated anywhere.
This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.
Homemade lemon-pumpkin soda is easy to prepare in just a few minutes and lends the Smashing Pumpkin fresh fall flavor. A base of aged rum and allspice liqueur add warming contrast, making this the perfect way to incorporate the season’s favorite squash in your cocktails.
An alliance of Irish and French spirits yields one delicious concoction.
Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.
Forget crush, this has turned into a full-blown love affair.
Love the Tom Collins? Try its frothy, bubbly cousin, the Gin Fizz. The secret to creating the perfect creaminess and froth is to shake, shake, shake—and then shake some more.
This tasty gin and citrus cocktail comes from master mixologist Sasha Petraske.
The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail.
Go tropical with this coconut water, lime and rum drink.
The short trip from Cuba to Mexico makes for a drastic change in flavor for the classic Mojito. Blending mint and tequila, this warm weather drink is an excellent Cinco de Mayo cocktail.
The fizzy elderflower-and-wine cocktail has become a modern classic. You simply need a measure St-Germain elderflower liqueur, some Champagne to cut the sweetness and soda to make it ultra-refreshing.
The classic Jack Rose cocktail gets a splash of Irish whiskey.
The fizzy Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail is all shook up.
One part tequila and one part St-Germain. Simple but elegant.
St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Start preparing now.
You don't need a pegleg, a parrot or a tri-cornered hat to enjoy this drink.
You decide exactly how to season this brunch-time classic.
An island paradise right in your glass.
Go on a Continental tour with Irish whiskey, French vermouth and Spanish sherry.
This Michael Collins Irish Whiskey cocktail has some spunk.
Mint and cucumber give this summery sipper a cooling sensation.
If you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.
This fizzy, fruity refresher has just four ingredients.
A whiskey and ginger ale with a delicious citrus twist.
A cocktail that certainly lives up to its name.
Red bell pepper is an unusual ingredient, but it works well in this sweet-and-spicy tequila cocktail.
To experience the authentic flavor of sloe berries, using Plymouth Sloe Gin is key. Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. The British traditionally used sloe gin in wintry drinks, but it’s become most famous for its turn in America’s refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz, paired with club soda and citrus.
Mr. Collins promises you’ll love this drink.
Named for a Central American bird, this fruity, tropical sipper was named the national drink of Nicaragua.