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

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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 … [Read more...]

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 Silom Sunrise. Friends who have tried it call it addictive.Then, there's the equally addictive affogato. It’s just ice cream … [Read more...]

Holiday cocktails? Try white sangria

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The first time I heard about white sangria, I thought of anemia. Sangria is derived from sangre, Spanish for blood, and sangria literally translates to bleeding. Anemia is when the body does not have enough red blood cells and one of the symptoms is having a pale pallor. So, you know, white sangria elicited a picture of anemia in my mind.The drink white sangria is so … [Read more...]

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 it's a case of mislabeling, it really doesn't matter. It tastes fantastic.Most mango martini recipes do not include … [Read more...]

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 mojito soon. … [Read more...]

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 name of a real cake, I have no idea.I found a very interesting (and useful) infographic on Pinterest containing a list of … [Read more...]

Peach tart: peach schnapps and lime juice

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If you think that schnapps, whatever the flavor, is just a sweetener for your cocktail drink, think again. A schnapps (yes, it is singular despite the "s" at the end) is a fruit-flavored strong alcoholic drink where the alcohol content can be anywhere from 15% to 50%. This drink, peach tart, has nothing but peach schnapps and lime juice but, oh boy, does it kick like a … [Read more...]

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 exporters. You know, to associate the fruit with the country where kiwi, a bird, is the national symbol. Apparently, the marketing … [Read more...]

Soju and passionfruit cocktail

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Soju is an alcoholic beverage traditionally made from rice. It is clear and colorless and it has often been described as a sweeter version of vodka. Soju's alcohol content varies from a timid 16% to an electrifying 45%.Korea is the primary producer of soju and Jinro is reputedly the biggest among these producers. Jinro soju has been declared the world's best selling … [Read more...]