Making the Rounds – An Epic High Seas Holiday

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An Epic High Seas Holiday By Helen Benefield Billings Norwegian Epic is the perhaps the most fitting name imaginable for Norwegian Cruise Line’s bold and stately ship, which made its debut to great fanfare in 2010. Its sleek design…

Bucket of Blood… aka Bloody Mary

By Tony Abou-Ganim George planned to enjoy the Super Bowl in Las Vegas and checked into the Bellagio early on Saturday to relish the weekend. After a trip to the spa for a workout, steam and massage, he was ready for cocktail hour and knew…

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails and Toasts

The tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in honor of the proud mutineers of Irish slaves who fought a failed rebellion against their colonial masters on March 17, 1768. Ever since, in true Irish spirit, St. Patrick’s…

Coquito

Ingredients 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (15 oz) can Coco Lopez coconut cream 2 egg yolks 2 cups Puerto Rican light bodied rum 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2…
egg nog recipe by tony abou-ganim

Clyde Common Añejo Tequila & Amontillado Sherry Eggnog

Ingredients 12 large eggs 18 oz (by volume) granulated sugar 3 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg 12 oz añejo tequila 15 oz amontillado sherry 36 oz whole milk 24 oz heavy cream In a blender or stand mixer on low speed,…

Spiced Citrus Punch

1 ½ oz  spiced rum ½ oz     peach schnapps 1 oz       Monin Orange Tangerine Syrup 2 oz      cranberry juice 1 oz       pineapple juice Combine ingredients in a shaker in the order listed. Cap and shake vigorously. Pour…

Paper Plane

By Mixologist Sam Ross New York, N.Y. ¾ oz     bourbon ¾ oz     Nonino Quintessentia Amaro (bittersweet Italian liqueur) ¾ oz     Aperol (bitter orange Italian aperitif) ¾ oz     fresh lemon juice Fill a cocktail shaker…

More Precious than Gold

1 ½ oz      Milagro Añejo ½ oz        dark crème de cacao 4                saffron threads 1                 pinch chili flakes ½ oz         brown sugar syrup 3 dashes   chocolate bitters ½…

Red Velvet Fizztini

3 oz     Fizz56 Brachetto Spumante 1 oz     vanilla vodka 1 oz     crème de cacao 2          lemon wedges Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka, crème de cacao and juice of two lemon wedges. Shake and strain into a martini…

Sparkling Grapefruit Tequila Punch

By Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® Makes about 16-20 servings. Wintertime brings us fresh California citrus, highlighted in this cocktail. The punch can be made ahead for special events or pre-mix everything but the Prosecco for individual…

Hendrick’s Cucumber Ginger Mule Martini

By Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine, Sponsored and garnished by Dress The Drink 1 oz     Hendrick’s Gin 1 oz     simple syrup 1 oz     lemon juice 1 ½ oz     ginger beer 4     ginger root slices 4     cucumber slices DTD…

Madame Moka

By The Cromwell Las Vegas, Sponsored and garnished by Dress The Drink 1 ⅓ oz     coffee 1 ¼ oz     Hennessy VS Cognac ⅔ oz        Disaronno Amaretto ⅓ oz        Monin simple syrup Garnished with Dress The Drink…

Grace

By Bound at The Cromwell Las Vegas Recipe by Salvatore, Sponsored and garnished by Dress The Drink 1 ⅔ oz     Grey Goose La Poire vodka 1 ⅔ oz     bourbon pear purée 1 ⅔ oz     fresh apple juice ¾ oz        fresh…

RumChata Gingerbread Martini

1 ½ oz     RumChata ¾ oz        spiced light rum ¾ oz        ginger liqueur A shake of ginger spice Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, strain and enjoy. (Optional: top with fresh whipped cream.)

Kraken Cider

1 oz           Kraken Rum 2 ½ oz     warm apple cider Add rum to warm cider, stir and garnish with cinnamon stick.