Cocktail Recipes Archive

Hot Toddy Recipe

Hot Toddy Recipe

The Hot Toddy is a winter warmer is a comforting as it is delicious. And it couldn’t be easier to make! (Just don’t forget to pre-heat that glass!)

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Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Sometimes the best drinks are also some of the most common. This week it’s a classic – the Whiskey Sour.

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Manhattan Recipe

Manhattan Recipe

The Manhattan has inspired countless riffs since its creation back in the late 1800s. While the cocktails origin may be lost in inebriated history, we can all agree that this cocktail will always be a classic. What is your favorite riff on this classic cocktail?

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Black Russian Recipe

Black Russian Recipe

You've probably heard of a White Russian cocktail (thanks, Big Lebowski), but have you heard of a Black Russian? It's kind of like the cousin to the classic cocktail (which is made with milk or heavy cream), but the flavor profile is really different because of the...

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Bloody Mary Recipe

Bloody Mary Recipe

A Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with vodka, tomato juice, and a variety of spices, a Bloody Mary is both refreshing and flavorful.   In my opinion, a Bloody Mary is a perfect drink for any time of day. Fun fact: This...

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Cosmopolitan Recipe with Grand Marnier

Cosmopolitan Recipe with Grand Marnier

The ever-popular Cosmopolitan cocktail is a delicious and relatively easy cocktail to make at home. It’s usually made with Cointreau or generic triple sec (we definitely recommend Cointreau, if we’re being honest). But what if you only have Grand Marnier in your...

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Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

This modern classic got a bad reputation in the 90’s for being a sickly sweet drink. But a true Cosmo is a thing of beauty! Here’s how to make one.

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Mai Tai Recipe With Grand Marnier

Mai Tai Recipe With Grand Marnier

We sure do love a yummy Mai Tai around here– and, of course, there are so many variations you can create with this classic cocktail. But today, we’re swapping out one specific ingredient in this classic tiki cocktail: Grand Marnier orange curaçao for the traditional...

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Margarita Recipe with Grand Marnier

Margarita Recipe with Grand Marnier

A common question we at A Bar Above see come up again and again is this: Can you substitute Grand Marnier for Cointreau? Are they interchangeable? The answers are yes and no. While Cointreau and Grand Marnier aren’t the same style of orange liqueur and therefore...

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Sidecar Recipe with Grand Marnier

Sidecar Recipe with Grand Marnier

OK, so you’re making a cocktail that lists triple sec or Cointreau as an ingredient– but you only have Grand Marnier on your liquor shelf… Can you use it instead? Short answer: Yes! GRAND MARNIER IN COCKTAILS Grand Marnier is a little different from Cointreau or...

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Grand Fashion Recipe

Grand Fashion Recipe

This cocktail is just as the name sounds: It's a variation of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, although the whiskey is offset with a touch of Grand Marnier. It is a deep and rich cocktail with a lot of layers and is definitely one for slow and enjoyable sipping.  I...

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Aviation

Aviation

The Aviation is a true classic. In this recipe we’re making it with our homemade Crème de Hibiscus instead of the traditional Crème de Violette

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Brotherhood Cocktail Recipe

Brotherhood Cocktail Recipe

We've covered so many great cocktails lately, especially ones featuring Cointreau. It's less common to see the other most-famous orange liqueur, Grand Marnier, featured in a cocktail, though. So today, we're featuring The Brotherhood, a delicious cocktail that mixes...

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Cadillac Margarita Recipe

Cadillac Margarita Recipe

We here at A Bar Above absolutely love Margaritas-- I mean, they are one of the most popular cocktails of all time for a reason. Although we've done a lot of delicious Margarita recipes, we've surprisingly never published one for the Cadillac. Known for its golden...

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Gimlet Recipe

Gimlet Recipe

It’s surprising that we’ve never actually covered a gimlet before! This gin cocktail usually features two or three ingredients, depending on how you make it– super simple! A vodka gimlet is a common replacement for the classic gimlet drink, so if you’re not into gin, feel free to substitute vodka instead.

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The Classic Negroni

The Classic Negroni

Created by a Cowboy in Italy, celebrated all over the world, this classic cocktail is the perfect balance of spirit, bitterness and sweetness.

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Aperol Spritz Recipe

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Today, we’re making a light, refreshing cocktail: The Aperol Spritz! It’s the perfect drink to transition you from summer to fall. Cheers!

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The Classic Margarita

The Classic Margarita

Sunday the 22nd is National Margarita Day – what better way to celebrate than the Classic Margarita?

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Moscow Mule Recipe

Moscow Mule Recipe

The Moscow Mule is a fantastic “gateway drink” for getting into craft cocktails. Easy to make, beautiful presentation and delicious… You can’t go wrong with a Moscow Mule.

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Margarita Recipe

Margarita Recipe

The margarita is one of the world’s most beloved cocktails – and for good reason. The balance of sweet, tart and spirit is the perfect refreshment year round, whether it’s a hot summer day or a brisk winter evening.

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Daiquiri Recipe

Daiquiri Recipe

I like to consider the Daiquiri to be the Margarita’s badly behaved brother. They have a lot in common, but this one’s with rum!

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Skinny Mojito Recipe

Skinny Mojito Recipe

We at A Bar Above love to talk about skinny cocktail recipes that are already “no carb,” low sugar, etc. So we’re taking our “no carb” experimentation to the next level and attempting to omit the sugar from some popular cocktails to see what happens– just in time for summer.

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The Classic Mojito Recipe

The Classic Mojito Recipe

The Mojito is a minty classic is just the right level of sweetness – as long as you’re not out of mint, of course!

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Elderflower Cocktail Recipe

Elderflower Cocktail Recipe

SAGE ADVICE: A GIN ELDERFLOWER COCKTAIL Photo via Unsplash There are lots of delicious elderflower cocktails-- many of which use fresh lemon juice-- but today's recipe from bartender Rob is a beautiful cocktail mixing equal ounces gin and elderflower liqueur with lime...

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Tom Collins Recipe

Tom Collins Recipe

While we’ve made several versions of a Collins (my personal favorite being with cranberries), we’ve never actually done a post on a traditional Tom Collins– the shame! This classic cocktail combines gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water for a refreshing drink.

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Fog Cutter Recipe

Fog Cutter Recipe

This gorgeous drink is the work of Tony Kennedy from our Craft Cocktail Club. With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect lounging-in-the-sun drink!

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Garden Party

Garden Party

What’s a botanical cocktail without a shrub? This one features Seedlip Garden 108 alongside a tangy cucumber and lemon shrub. It’s like walking through a springtime garden.

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Nogroni

Nogroni

This Negroni variation is rich, bitter and flavorful and tastes a LOT like a Negroni. Can you tell what’s missing?

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No Ragrets

No Ragrets

Originally slated for a ginger beer highball, this non-alcoholic cocktail was just too good on its own!

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