The mojito certainly gets the most play of any muddled drink, but others deserve a moment in the spotlight, too. Case in point: this surprising kiwi cobbler cocktail, which builds layer upon layer of flavor thanks to a tequila base and the addition of vanilla bean, sugar, soda water, and freshly muddled mint leaves and kiwi fruit. Watch the video, then print out the recipe and try it for yourself.
Happy Valentine's Day! Regardless of what you have planned, you're sure to spread the love if you whip up this gorgeous lemon raspberry fizz cocktail. We promise the marriage of limoncello, berries, and sparkling wine is not only beautiful, but also delicious — and the festive drink can be easily multiplied if you're hosting for a crowd. Watch the video to learn how to make the cocktail.
Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, and even if you're not in New Orleans to ring in Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate with a tipple that enjoys the title of the city's official cocktail. The sazerac, which dates back to pre-Civil War times, has been around so long that it's rumored to be America's oldest cocktail — and there's a reason why. Watch the video, then make our recipe, which adds ice for a refreshing touch; we guarantee this aromatic drink will please any spirit-forward cocktail enthusiast.
Happy Brandy Alexander Day! Celebrate by serving up this after-dinner drink that's a throwback to the days of Mad Men. With brandy, creme de cacao, and Winter spices, this milky drink offers buzz without too much bite. If you're looking for a sweet treat to end the day, host Brandi Milloy offers a dessert version of the drink, too. Watch the video to see both versions, then print out the recipe.
There's nothing like warm, spiked coffee to keep the night going strong! The classic keoke coffee cocktail, given its Hawaiian name because the drink is loaded with Kahlua and crème de cacao, will transport you to the tropics, even during dreary Winter evenings. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe to try it yourself.
On chilly nights, warm up before turning in by drinking a Naughty Nightcap. This cheeky cocktail — which uses Adult Chocolate Milk as its base, along with amaretto, coffee liqueur, and grenadine — is guaranteed to take the term "cookies and milk" to the next level. Watch the video, then print out the recipe for sweet dreams all night long. On Brandi: Edward Avedis
If you've never heard of the Vieux Carré, think of the classic New Orleans cocktail as the smoother older brother of the Manhattan: with cognac, a bar spoon of Bénédictine, and two different types of bitters, it's smoother and more sophisticated while still packing a punch. We think the best way to serve it is over a single giant ice cube; the ice melts slowly, allowing one to linger over each glass and savor the drink's underlying complexity. To make this your signature drink, print out the recipe and watch the video for our technique. On Brandi: Edward Avedis.
Welcome to our new series, Happiest Hour, where we invite you to learn how to make our favorite classic and contemporary cocktails. In our first installment, Brandi and Susannah show you how to make a basic version of America's most beloved hair of the dog, the Bloody Mary. Just remember the basics: a quality juice base, a spirit, and savory seasonings. Then, once you've mastered the base recipe, play around with the ingredients by subbing in whatever tickles your fancy: tequila, olive juice, or even our favorite, a garnish of bacon!
This year, serve a classic cocktail that'll whet your guests' appetites before the next big feast. For a drink that'll truly kick-start the appetite, we recommend the bitter Italian drink known as the Negroni — and a two-ingredient appetizer to go along with it. Though this cocktail (which was purportedly invented by a Florentine count!) isn't for the faint of heart, we'd argue that once you fall for it, there's no going back. Watch our latest episode of Happiest Hour for an easy drink (and bite) to add a punch to this holiday's entertaining.