Ask for a Hot Toddy today, and you’re likely to get a warm drink with whiskey, lemon, and spices. But if you ordered one in the earliest days of American history, that drink would have likely come with rum. The Hot Toddy originated in British-controlled India.
Simple syrup is simple. It’s right there in the name. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Wine-based simple syrups can turn a bland cocktail into one with panache, and best of all, they’re easy to make at home. Traditional simple syrup is a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water. A thicker, sweeter […]
Bitters are the salt and pepper of cocktails. They can emphasize certain flavor profiles, and take a drink from humdrum to complex. While there is a long and growing list of commercial options out there, one of the best ways to get to know bitters is by making your own. Bitters, at their most basic, […]
We are approaching peak pineapple. For the past several years, the classic symbol of hospitality has popped up on clothing, golden cocktail shakers, wallpaper, houses under the sea… The general rule seems to be that if you wear it or decorate with it, there’s probably a pineapple version of it. Design trends come and go, but […]
Up your Margarita game with this Azul Margarita. Made with the dried peels of the ”Laraha,” a sweet Valencia orange with roots on the island of Curaçao, BOLS Blue Curaçao is the perfect way to add natural citrus flavor to your Margarita, plus you’ll give your drink a beautiful blue hue. Learn how to make […]
Nothing tastes more like summer than a fresh slice of watermelon and this Watermelon Margarita is your one way ticket to a thirst-quenching summer getaway, perfect for making new memories with great friends and family. The muddled watermelon gives this drink a unique and raw freshness, while the BOLS Watermelon Liqueur hits your tastebuds with […]
If rosé is ”summer water,” sangria has got to be summer’s ”juice.” On hot summer days, there’s nothing quite as thirst-quenching as a glass of juicy, fruity, and extra-boozy sangria. With tons of sangria recipes out there, finding that perfect summer recipe can certainly be a challenge — until now.
The classic Margarita is a simple drink you can whip up on a whim on a summer evening. It’s one of its major selling points, along with its perfect marriage of sweet and tangy. But maybe because of this delicious ubiquity, there comes a point where the simple lime Margarita doesn’t cut it anymore. Midway through the summer, you […]
Whether your three-day weekend means a beach trip, grilling out in your backyard, or building the perfect picnic, you’re going to want drinks. VinePair’s got all you beer lovers covered on what to drink, but what if you want something a little more? Well, pre-batch cocktails are your answer. They’re delicious, relatively easy to make, and […]