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Join me at the bar to get recipes for your favorite drinks and cocktails.

Learn how to make classic cocktails such as a margarita and Bloody Mary — plus all the best cocktail garnishes and even tips for setting up a home bar.

Get an unusual twist on a favorite with ideas such as watermelon lemonade and a tequila pineapple cocktail with basil.

Row of classic cocktails on a bar.

Get inspired by our frozen strawberry daiquiri, or make some Bailey’s Irish cream at home.

No matter your preference of alcohol, you have plenty to choose from with the drink recipes here!

Also, there is nothing like celebrating the holidays with a cocktail that is themed for the occasion.

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It’s never too early for drinks and cocktails. After all, it’s five o’clock somewhere!

Try one of these cocktails on for size!

Are you hosting a cocktail party and looking for the perfect drink to impress your guests? Look no further than this exquisite Toasted Almond Cocktail. Amaretto is one of my favorite liqueurs. It is a sweet almond-flavored Italian liqueur made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, (or sometimes both.)  When Amaretto is combined …

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This Dark Russian Kahlua cocktail combines the taste of a Black Russian with vodka, chocolate milk, and cream for a great-tasting drink. Here is another of my favorite Kahlua cocktail recipes.  I’m not a coffee drinker but the smoothness of Kahlua is a great taste sensation and this flavor has totally won me over.  If …

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Are you looking for a drink that takes you to the tropics with each sip? Try my Cuban Breeze cocktail! This refreshing drink combines the richness of Amaretto with the crispness of vodka and the sweetness of pineapple juice. It also offers a delightful hint of almonds, transporting you straight to the Caribbean. There is …

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Cocktail recipes are so much fun to share with friends. This Malibu rum punch recipe with Earl Gray tea is called the “Paradise Punch” cocktail. It is a great drink for hot evenings. This fruity rum punch combines traditional Earl Grey Tea (which will delight your English buddies) and Malibu original rum for a refreshing …

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Looking for a perfect spring or summer time cocktail recipe? The Tom Collins drink is a refreshing gin highball that is an excellent cocktail for hot summer evenings. This recipe uses a combination of simple sugar and lemon juice with gin and club soda. The Tom Collins is one of the best everyday cocktails and …

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The Veracruzana cocktail is my featured drink of the day. If you are looking for a cocktail with a tropical feel to it, try this one! This tequila pineapple cocktail has a wonderful flavor. Hello summer time and its long and warm evenings!  These days are perfect for refreshing and fruity cocktail recipes like this …

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This recipe for watermelon lemonade with raspberries takes ordinary lemonade to a whole new level. It is a refreshing and hydrating drink that the kids will love  – without the alcohol, of course. Summer time…and the drinking is easy with fruit flavored cocktail recipes.  My take on an old tune!  I am a great fan of lemonade. …

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This  frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe is super tasty and could not be easier to make. If you have a blender and the supplies, the cocktail is ready in just minutes. To make this drink easy to prepare, the daiquiri recipe features a mix – “Island Oasis Strawberry” – and this gets combined with crushed ice …

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This homemade Irish cream recipe can be made at home in just minutes. All you need to make this recipe are 6 common ingredients you probably have on hand and a blender. You’ll never have to go without the fabulous taste of of this delicious drink! Homemade Irish cream is the perfect addition to your …

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A Mudslide cocktail recipe is a decadent mixture of vodka, coffee-flavored Kahlua, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. This delicious Baileys Irish cream mudslide recipe is both a drink and a dessert. It is one of my favorite cocktail recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, or any special holiday. Making Baileys drinks will guarantee one thing for …

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Are you looking for a drink that takes the flavors of a favorite Halloween candy and puts them into an adult beverage? Try this candy corn martini. This fun Halloween cocktail uses candy corn to make and infused vodka and then pairs it up with pineapple juice and cream for one delicious drink. Candy corn …

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Halloween is right around the corner. Are you looking for some boozy cocktails for Halloween to make for your next Halloween party? These cocktails named after witches are just what you need! For some people, Halloween is all about the candy. I’m much more in favor of a glass of witches brew to get me in the …

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It’s time to pick your poison! This Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink is a champagne cocktail that is made even more gruesome with the addition of the lychee eyeballs that garnish the bloody looking brew. Halloween is the beginning of three months of non stop cooking, decorating and entertaining for me. My garden is being put …

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From weird and wonderful Halloween cocktail garnishes to fall-inspired layers, to the use of special effects and color changes, learn how to create show-stopping drinks that will both charm and frighten your guests. The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. There are lots of …

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An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines. It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends. What better way to start a party than with an antipasto …

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth …

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These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple …

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These Burlap Tea Bag Jars are the perfect way to store my special tea bags.  Their romantic look seems to be just waiting for me to reach in and start a new memory! There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea, particularly when the weather is cold like it is right now. Drinking tea …

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This recipe for slow cooker spiced wine with oranges and cranberries is the perfect way to ring in the New Year at our house. It is a great addition to my collection of party time crock pot recipes. It’s time to bring out the big guns for your New Year’s party.  And by big guns, …

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This coffee lovers gift basket is the perfect personalized Christmas gift to show someone special how much you love them. They are very easy to make by following my tips. Deck the halls with lots of baskets…gift baskets that is! I just love to come up with all kinds of gift baskets to treat my …

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This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is the best of both worlds. It has the combination I like, but in moderation and it makes a great breakfast option too. You don’t have to have been reading my blog for long to know that I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are food group options.  I love …

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Do you believe that the birth order of your siblings plays a part in family dynamics? I come from a very large family of 6 children, born and raised in Maine. I am the oldest, with 3 middle sisters and two younger brothers. When I learned about Middle Sister Wines and their varieties of wines, …

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