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Lemon Bar Clarified Milk Punch

Rum , Modern Classics

"Capturing the essence of lemon bars, our milk punch utilizes gorgeous winter citrus with fresh Meyer lemon juice, as well as a Meyer lemon baking spice oleo saccharum, graham-cracker-steeped organic whole milk, aged rum, amaro and liqueur,” says Anna Caporael, the general manager of Portland, Ore.’s Irving Street Kitchen, of this cocktail by lead bartender Joel Schmeck. “Plan to make this recipe during a rainy week and reward yourself at the weekend!"

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Eggnog Is Great. But This Holiday Season, Go for a Beautifully Clear Milk Punch.

Lemon Shandy

Beer , Classics

Most popular in western Europe, especially Germany, this two-ingredient beer cocktail is easy to make and refreshing.

Revive Lemonade

Modern Classics

Take your boozy lemonade to the next level.

Lemon Drop

Vodka , Modern Classics

Remember the old-timey hard lemon candy found in homes around the country? This cocktail is the adult equivalent of that childhood favorite. It combines citrus, orange liqueur and vodka for the perfect blend of tart and sweet.

Orgeat Lemonade

Non alcoholic , Non-Alcoholic

This nutty lemonade cocktail is so good, you won't even notice it's liquor-free.

London Lemonade


Once the mercury starts rising, it’s officially time to wheel out the lemonade. Since summer cocktails should be simple to stir together in the heat of the moment, there’s no better duo than Bulldog Gin and tart lemonade over ice.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade


What’s not to love about this fresh and fruity gin tipple?

Açaí Lemonade

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Served in a Mason jar, this refresher is a summertime staple.

Bitter Lemon Cooler

Gin Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Get a taste of summer with this citrusy gin drink.


Gin Vodka , Classics

Pay tribute to 007 by mixing up his signature Vesper cocktail. The drink first appeared in Ian Fleming's 1953 novel Casino Royale when Bond asked for "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"

Classic Bloody Mary

Vodka , Classics

While the origin of this popular brunch cocktail is debatable, the Bloody Mary's staying power leaves no question. The Bloody Mary is a vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure all in one. What else can you want?

Long Island Iced Tea

Gin Liqueurs Rum Tequila Vodka , Classics

The Long Island Iced Tea is what happens when four different spirits collide to create one powerful drink. With a mysterious origin story, this potent drink will bring on the good times (and hangovers) for years to come.

Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Scotch , Modern Classics

The formula for a perfectly balanced glass of fall flavor? Smoky Scotch, sweet cider and tart lemon juice.

Rock Your Face Off Hot Toddy

Rye Whiskey , Hot

This Toddy is the perfect vehicle for Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye from New York Distilling Company. Combine the flavorful rye with honey syrup, lemon juice and bitters for a dram that will keep you warm all winter.

Apple Crisp Toddy

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Hot

Craving gooey apple crisp? Create the drinkable version with a base of freshly-brewed English breakfast tea laced with lemon peel plus spicy ginger bourbon, apple slices and cinnamon.

Cranberry Sauced

Vodka , Modern Classics

This base of freshly-brewed Darjeeling tea spiked with hibiscus, strawberry and lemon peel is a bright match for vodka and cranberry bitters.

Bloody Sherry

Gin , Modern Classics

This cocktail combines blood orange and lemon oleo saccharum with gin and a little sherry to cut the sweetness.

Sour, Take 2

Gin Rye Whiskey Tequila Vodka , Modern Classics

Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.

Not So Innocent

Rum , Punches

Chicago cocktail consultant Revae Schneider is fond of anything with rum, lemon, maple syrup and a little bit of bitters, served warm. Set this fragrant punch on the stovetop before guests arrive and let the comforting scent waft as they walk in the door.

Whiskey Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

The origin of the Whiskey Sour dates back to over a century ago. A classic cocktail and a staple in the sour family of mixology, this drink will not leave any cocktail lover disappointed. Add egg white to add a rich, frothy texture to this sour and sweet tipple.

Spiced Apple Fizz

Vodka , Modern Classics

In this cocktail from all-star New York mixologist Naren Young, ZU pairs wonderfully with pear brandy, cider, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup. You'll crave this delightful drink on boiling hot afternoons.

Bee’s Knees

Gin , Classics

Gin, lemon juice and honey create a buzz-worthy cocktail.

Spring 2014

Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This cocktail combines spring flavors like lemon thyme, verjus and sugar snap peas.

White Dragon

Tequila , Margaritas

Try this lemon twist on the classic Margarita, with an egg white for extra richness.

Michael Collins Honeysuckle

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bring out Irish whiskey's sweet side.


Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.

Bloody Bulldog

Gin , Classics

No reason vodka should have a monopoly on tomato-juice cocktails.

Smashing Pumpkin

Rum , Modern Classics

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.

Stoli Gala Temptress

Vodka , Modern Classics

She always leaves you wanting more.

Oaxacan Punch

Liqueurs Mezcal , Punches

Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.


Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Get dizzy with this Averna and lemon cocktail.

The Brotherhood

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

An alliance of Irish and French spirits yields one delicious concoction.

Champagne Cobbler

Liqueurs , Classics

Break out the bubbly and the pineapple juice for a tasty Champagne Cobbler.

Master Cleanse

Pisco , Shots

Our take on the lemon juice and maple syrup detox craze has a special spirited twist.

Beggar’s Banquet

Beer Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

You'll be begging for this Maker's Mark, maple syrup and beer cocktail.

Tennessee Two Step

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

A strong whiskey concoction and a fizzy lemon-juice mix combine in an elegant dance.

The Kilbeggan Secret Sour

Irish Whiskey

An elegant spin on the classic Whiskey Sour, the Kilbeggan Secret Sour uses Irish whiskey, lemon and grapefruit.

The Improved Holland Gin Cock-Tail

Gin , Classics

The Improved Holland Gin Cock-Tail is an old-school recipe from mixology legend Jerry Thomas.

Citrus Thaipiroshka

Vodka , Modern Classics

Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.

Rob Roy

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Two-Hit Fig Punch

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rum , Punches

Whiskey and spiced rum spike this fresh-fruit punch.

La Valencia

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Mix tea with more than just hot water. Try this chamomile infused whiskey cocktail.

Brian Boru

Vodka , Modern Classics

Appreciate vodka in a whole new light with this complex cherry-lemon-tea concoction.

Flying Dutchman

Gin , Modern Classics

Three different herb-infused spirits flavor this easy-to-make cocktail with complex flavors.

Shifting Sands

Gin , Modern Classics

This tasty gin and citrus cocktail comes from master mixologist Sasha Petraske.

Gypsy Queen

Vodka , Modern Classics

One of the earliest vodka-cocktail recipes created in the US, this simple tipple dates back to 1938.

24 Sour

Gin , Modern Classics

Pucker up for this gin, Bénédictine and lemon juice combo.

Rhode Island Red

Tequila , Modern Classics

The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail.

Kyoto Sour

Modern Classics

Sake isn't just for sipping. Try this spicy cocktail.

Wild Turkey Mint Tea

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Punches

Try this summertime favorite with a bourbon punch.

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