Sophisticated and Elegant Cocktails
You can pair these timeless cocktails with that little black dress or a perfectly tailored suit any night of the week.
This bubbly cocktail is the perfect light and refreshing lift (and let's face it, really pretty to look at).
How to Make a Classic Gin Martini
The classic martini was made as a gin cocktail, but you can substitute for vodka if preferred.
Spumante Molto Rosso
The Negroni is one of the great cocktails, and it's simple: equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and the bittersweet Italian aperitivo Campari. This cocktail, a twist on that classic, aims to provide an easy introduction to Campari. Cranberry-infused gin complements Campari's bitter bite, which is smoothed out by the lime, sugar, and fruity prosecco. Roll the soaked cranberries in sugar and skewer on cocktail picks for a pretty garnish.
The Westview Cocktail
In New York, it's common to name stirred rye cocktails after neighborhoods. This one is named for a historic neighborhood in Atlanta, the city where mixologist Kellie Thorn lives. You'll make more infused whiskey than you need for this cocktail--a good thing, as it's a delicious winter sipper.
How to Make a Classic Manhattan
If you're a whiskey lover, this is your drink. A classic Manhattan calls for sweet vermouth, rye whiskey, and Angostura bitters.
Dave Kwiatkowski of The Sugar House creates this variation on an old-fashioned by swapping gin for the whiskey. A splash of Campari adds bitterness and a rosy color.
How to Make a Black Russian
You're just a few simple steps away from this classic cocktail made with vodka and coffee liqueur.
Pomegranate liqueur adds that extra amount of flavor while the pomegranate seeds dance in the glass.
Royal Gin and Tonic
Traditional gin and tonic gets the royal treatment with the addition of Champagne to each serving. Garnish Royal Gin and Tonic with skewered lime wedges.
Allen Katz, mixologist at the Shanty and a partner in New York Distilling, uses his own Dorothy Parker gin to make this fruity punch.
Pear and Pomegranate Bellini
For an elegant and fruity cocktail ready in just 5 minutes, try this easy bellini made with brandy, pomegranate juice and prosecco.
At the revamped Merchants restaurant in a 118-year-old Nashville building, suspender-clad mixologists serve old-school drinks like this one from the mid-19th century.
Cherry-Orange Tequila Cocktail
A slow pour creates pretty layers of cherry and orange for this tequila-spiked rainbow in a glass
An orange simple syrup adds a hint of citrusy flavor to our Orange Twister. We top the cocktail with bubbly and an orange peel.
Black Currant Champagne
Black Currant Champagne is as simple as filling a glass with equal parts Champagne and black currant nectar. Don't forget to garnish this spritzer with fresh blackberries.
The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail
The tang of grapefruit juice and the natural notes of fresh basil leaves give this bourbon cocktail an edge.
This delicious gin, Campari and vermouth cocktail develops a smooth, deep flavor after being aged in an oak barrel for a month.
Keep spirits bright by making cocktails with sparkling wine like we did with Lemon-Thyme Bubbly.
Pink Grapefruit and Lychee Cocktail
Pink grapefruit, a popular winter fruit, stars in this pretty beverage. Look for canned lychee fruit, which has a delicately sweet flavor, in the ethnic foods aisle at the supermarket or at Asian groceries. Use the leftover lychees in a fruit salad. If you're preparing our Cocktail Party Menu, you'll want to double this recipe.
Champagne and Cranberries
Fresh cranberries (or any berries of your choice) offer a fruity addition to your favorite bubbly.
Wilga Hill Boomerang II
At the heart of this great cocktail is gin, apple, and vermouth. Garnish with a fresh lemon peel to give it the finishing touch.