Drink Recipes

"Claret is the drink for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy."Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, author of the first English dictionary, wrote "Claret is the drink for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Tired of serving the same beers and wine with each meal? Wake up your taste buds with a new beverage. These recipes are real winners.There's something here for every type of entree and ones you can simply drink all by themselves. 
making glogg
Warm yourself in the winter with this delicious recipe for Scandinavian Glögg, a hot mulled wine made from spices, red wine, port, and brandy. Because it is served warm it is especially popular around Christmas. It is the perfect cold-weather drink, warming the body and soul from the inside out. read more
southern comfort plantation
This hot Southern Comfort cider recipe is the perfect cold weather drink, après ski if you will, or après snow blower. While it can be made with other liquors and liqueurs, Southern Comfort works best. It is technically a liqueur, but not as sticky sweet as most, making it perfect for the hot cider. read more
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Some drinks are perfect for hot dogs. Here are suggestions for beers, wines, and soft drinks. read more
julep cup
Here's the ultimate recipe for mint juleps, a refreshing beverage made from Kentucky Bourbon and mint. The mint julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938 and today the governor of Kentucky salutes the victorious Derby owner with a toast at the fashionable Winner's Party following the race. read more
smoked bloody mary
The classic Bloody Mary is taken to new smoky height thanks to a BBQ twist. Smoked ice, BBQ sauce, dry rub seasoning, and bacon are the cornerstone of this smoked Bloody Mary recipe. You'll never see this classic Sunday brunch cocktail the same way again once you take the first sip. read more
smoked iced cognac
Add an unexpected twist to your bourbon, Bloody Marys, and cocktails with this simple recipe for smoked ice. While it sounds like a challenge, creating smoked ice couldn't be easier, requiring nothing more then some wood, a grill, and ice. The end result is a smoky BBQ addition to virtually any cold drink. read more
red pig
Recommendations for the best beer, wine, and spirits to drink with barbecue. read more
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Grilling and chilling is the secret to the most delicious margarita you've ever tasted! The classic frozen margarita gets a smoky blast in this recipe for Grilled Lime Margaritas featuring limes that have been charred on the grill. Juice the limes and combine with tequila, triple sec, sugar, and ice then blend well. read more
Mariani's daiquiri recipe
The daiquiri is a classic Puerto Rican rum creation and is the perfect cocktail for hot summer days. Here's the recipe from the back of restaurant critic John Mariani's business card. John is known to present the card to bartenders in order to ensure he receives the perfect, properly made daiquiri. read more
mojito
This recipe for the classic rum drink, mojitos, is the perfect refreshing cocktail for your warm wether cookouts. A variation on the African word mojo, or little spell, the mojito relies on a few simple, yet perfectly entwined, ingredients including sugar, lime, mint, and rum. read more

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