Cocktails Recipes

Easy cocktail recipes for home entertaining or just for unwinding after a long day.

Mo-tea-to, a refreshing fusion of mojito and lemon-mint tea

When I first came across the mo-tea-to, I told myself, “I must make it.” There seemed to be no better time than today.

After weeks of cool days and chilly nights, the days are getting warmer and they signal strongly of the impending summer. I must admit that I’ll miss the cool Amihan weather and I’ll probably pine non-stop until summer is over. But summer has its perks too. Some drinks just don’t taste right unless consumed when the sun is shining and a balmy breeze is blowing. The mo-tea-to is one of those drinks. Instead of cursing the heat, I just closed my eyes as I sipped and imagined I was on a beach listening to the waves as they splashed on the shore.

Based on a recipe from The Bar, my version of mo-tea-to has lemon instead of lime (alas, our lime tree has once more taken a break from bearing fruits). In lieu of steeping a bag of mint tea, I steeped loose-leaf jasmine tea with mint leaves to make the base of the drink. And to heighten the citrusy aroma, I added lemon zest to the sugar syrup. Wonderful drink. Even Speedy, our resident cocktail drinks mixer, says so. »

Affogato-style Silom Sunrise

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Imagine Tequila Sunrise without orange juice but with pureed sweet ripe mangoes instead. The resulting mixed drink is thicker, richer, sweeter and, quite frankly, mesmerizing. That was what I wrote the first time I made the cocktail drink called … »

Mango martini. Wow.

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Why this drink is labeled a martini is a mystery to me. A martini is a drink made with gin and vermouth but this cocktail drink has neither. The ingredients are fresh mango, Triple Sec, vodka and lime juice. No gin. No vermouth. But whatever. Even if … »

Mojito!

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In celebration of the birthday (name day to you, Game of Thrones fans) of my brother-in-law, Buddy, I am reposting this mojito recipe. May you have a great one, Bud, and may we all find a common to time to actually down more than a few glasses of … »

Dressing up blue kamikaze for the holidays

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The recipe was simple enough — one part vodka, one part Blue Curaçao and one part lime juice. The challenge was to rim the glasses to give the drinks a festive look. Kamikaze made festive? I know it sounds ironic — ridiculous, even … »

Pineapple upside-down cake

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If you got here because you were searching for a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake, you came to the right place. Or not. Below is a recipe for pineapple upside-down cake but it isn't a cake-cake. Rather, it is a cocktail drink. Why it has the … »

Kiwi martini

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Kiwi is short for kiwifruit. This luscious fruit with light green flesh wasn't always known by that name. It had many names in different countries (it still does, actually). It became "kiwifuit" in a branding attempt by New Zealand commercial … »