Cocktail Recipes Archive
The Mint Julep
This is a slight variation on the traditional Mint Julep cocktail, using a touch of Fernet Branca Menta to kick up the mint and add a botanical undertone.
Irish Coffee Recipe
On a cold night, there’s nothing quite like a hot Irish coffee to warm you up – in more ways than one!
Shirley Temple Drink Recipe
This classic Shirley Temple recipe is incredibly easy to make and only requires three simple ingredients: lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, and a maraschino cherry for garnish. It's a refreshing mocktail typically known for being served to kids at restaurants and...
The Amaretto Sour is smooth, sweet and nutty – it’s one of my favorite Sours!
French Martini Recipe
French Martini Recipe Bonjour! Today, we’re getting fancy with not one but two versions of the French Martini. Now, this sophisticated cocktail may not be a "real," classic Martini that follows the standard formula, but it sure is delicious. Using black raspberry...
Hurricane Drink Recipe
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with the quintessential New Orleans Cocktail: The Hurricane!
Ever had a Sazerac made with Cognac? It’s a simple switch, but oh so good!
Mojito Mocktail Recipe
A Mojito mocktail, you say? Why yes, we're celebrating Dry January with three mocktail videos, in fact-- This is the second, and our third will feature a handful of delicious non-alcoholic drinks that will get you through January and beyond, whether you're cutting...
Virgin Margarita Recipe
Alright, let's start off Dry January with a spirit-free take on a universally-favorite classic cocktail: The non-alcoholic Margarita! This is perfect for holiday celebrations, hot summer days, baby showers, a girls night, and pretty much any event all year round. Even...
White Russian Recipe
A White Russian is a classic cocktail, perfect for slow sipping on a chilly evening. It is incredibly simple to make and only requires a few ingredients, making it an approachable drink for those who are new to mixing cocktails. This cocktail has definitely...
Espresso Martini Recipe
The Espresso Martini seems to be all the rage these days, so we thought it was the perfect cocktail to give you a little pick-me-up in this chilly weather. While it may not be the most popular drink amongst bartenders-- and isn't even a true martini-- it's certainly...
The Old Fashioned
Previously known as “The Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail” or “The Whiskey Cocktail made in the Old Fashioned Way”. It’s about as classic as a classic cocktail can get!
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!)
Sometimes the best drinks are also some of the most common. This week it’s a classic – the Whiskey Sour.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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.
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!
The Classic Margarita
Sunday the 22nd is National Margarita Day – what better way to celebrate than the Classic Margarita?