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Celebrate National Mojito Day With These Summertime Favorites

Cocktails / July 10, 2017 / No Comments.

Happy (Almost) National Mojito Day! If you aren’t planning on guzzling down what is the deliciousness of a mojito tomorrow, have no fear DIA is here. After all, it’s the only day a year that drinking mojitos truly counts…

LOL, who are we kidding?! National Day or not- mojitos always count and are always worth it.

Since National Mojito Day tomorrow, it can’t hurt to be prepared with these delicious summer finds. Thus, how to jazz up your mojito game:

blackberryBlackberry Mint Mojito

What You’ll Need:
– 2 oz. blackberry juice (1 pint blackberries + 1/2 cup water)
– 6 mint leaves
– Juice from 1/2 a lime
– 2 oz. rum
– Soda water
How To Make:
-In a blender, combine the blackberries and water. Blend until pureed. Strain the juice thru a fine mesh sieve and discard all the seeds.
– In a glass, add the mint leaves, juice from half a lime and the lime rind, and a splash of the soda water. Gently muddle to release the flavor from the mint leaves. Fill the glass with ice and add the rum, blackberry juice, and top with soda water. Stir to combine. Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig and blackberries.

Passion Fruit Mango Mojitopassionfruit

What You’ll Need:
– 1 oz. lime juice
– 2 oz. passion fruit (pulp + seeds)
– 3 oz. club soda
– 1 oz. white rum or light rum
– 6 mint leaves
– 2 tbsp. sugar
– Handful of crushed ice
– Extra lime + mint for garnish
How To Make:
– Muddle mint leaves with sugar and lime juice in a tall glass.
– Stir in passion fruit, club soda, and rum.
– Add crushed ice, and garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig. Serve immediately.

Cucumber Kiwi Mojitocucumber

What You’ll Need:
– 1 lime, juice
– 1 tbsp. sugar
– 2 ripe kiwis, peeled + sliced
– 1/2 cucumber, peeled + sliced
– 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
– 1 lime, sliced
– 2 oz. rum
– Club soda + ice
How To Make:
– Add the lime juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker. Swirl around and allow to dissolve for a minute.
-Throw in the kiwi and cucumber slices into a cocktail shaker along with the mint. Muddle with a spoon until completely broken down. Add the rum and fill with ice. Cover and shake vigorously for few seconds until chilled. Strain into two glasses (filled with ice) and top each with club soda. Garnish with mint, kiwi slice and lime slice.

Cherry Mojitocherry

What You’ll Need:
– 2 cups pitted cherries
– 8 mint leaves
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup lime juice
– Zest from 1 lime
– 4 cups ice
– 1 cup rum
– 2 cups club soda
How To Make:
– In a blender add the cherries, mint leaves, lime zest, lime juice, sugar and 2 cups of the ice. Blend well until it’s all slushy.
– To the blender, add the remaining ice, rum and club soda. Stir well and serve.

Strawberry Pineapple Mojitostrawberry-pineapple-mojitos2

What You’ll Need:
– 1 tbsp. sugar
– 6 mint leaves
– 1/4 lime
– 2 strawberries, hulled + sliced
– 2 oz. pineapple juice
– 2 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
– 2 oz. 7UP
– Ice
How To Make:
– In a glass or mason jar, muddle together the sugar, mint leaves, lime, and strawberries.
– Add in the pineapple juice, rum, and 7UP. Stir together and top with crushed ice. Enjoy!

Upgrade Your Signature Cocktail

Cocktails / June 8, 2017 / No Comments.

bramble-h_largeIt takes some time to cultivate your personal taste in alcohol. It requires patience, wise decision making, and a lot, a LOT, of experimentation (AKA- branching out at a bar and ordering a fancy cocktail that tastes, well, like sh*t). But once you do, it becomes that much easier to find the drink that speaks to you. Your signature cocktail.

However, if you’re looking to mixx things up but don’t want to stray to far away from your fav, here are some cocktails from Elite Daily that say “if you like that, then try this.” They incorporate the best aspects of your drink while also adding something different. This is your time to try something new… but not too new.

If you like Margaritas, try a Pineapple Chi Chi.
Margs. A classic for a reason. A Pineapple Chi Chi is just a level up. The great thing about this drink is that it still has a nice dose of lime juice, just mixed with equal parts pineapple juice and gluten-free Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple Vodka. Simply add mint and top it off with a slice of fresh pineapple, and you’ll soon forget about that margarita all together.

If you like Gin and Tonics, try a Bramble.
Gin and blackberries. They are all combined to perfection in a drink called the Bramble. It’s made with gin, crème de mûre (a blackberry liqueur), lemon juice, sugar and fresh blackberries. Yum.

If you like Vodka Sodas, try a Ruby Red Grapefruit Soda.
Replace standard vodka with Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit and pour in a grapefruit-flavored seltzer water.r Add some fresh lemon juice and you’ll have a gluten-free drink that is guaranteed to hit the spot.

If you like Whiskey Gingers, try this twist on the classic.
Whiskey Gingers are great and all, but it’s time for a little upgrade. How about a whiskey and ginger beer? Start with dark rum and mix in ginger beer and lime juice in a tall glass, sir and enjoy.

Image: Bramble Cocktail

It’s Going To Be A Baileys Summer

Cocktails / May 25, 2017 / No Comments.

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here, which is technically the unofficial start of summer. The temps have already hit 90 degrees here in Boston, the Drinking in America team’s home base. The only way to deal with heat like that? A ice cold cocktail.

Whether you prefer to blend or shake, Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is the ideal addition to your cocktail. And before you start thinking, “Ew, almond milk liquor in this weather?!”- we promise you will be presently surprised how refreshing, and crazy delicious, these libations are.

A dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan spirit (how ’bout that, hipsters?), Baileys Almande blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real almond milk and vanilla, and is guaranteed to be your new go-to this summer.Banana Beach

Banana Beach (Created by Mixologist Jane Danger)

3 oz. Baileys Almande
2 oz. Coconut puree
1/2 oz. Agave syrup
1 1/2 Bananas
Banana slices and grated nutmeg for garnish

Combine Baileys Almande, coconut puree, agave syrup, bananas and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour contents into a glass and garnish with banana slices and nutmeg.

Island Time

Island Time (Created by Mixologist Jane Danger)

1 1/2 oz. Baileys Almande
1/2 oz. Zacapa Rum
1 1/2 oz. Vita Coco coconut water
1 1/4 oz. Cinnamon syrup
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Pineapple juice
Pineapple slice and flower for garnish

Combine Baileys Almande, Vita Coco coconut water, cinnamon syrup, lime juice and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain contents into a glass or hollowed out pineapple (if you’re fancy like that) over fresh ice. Top with Zacapa rum and garnish with a pineapple slice and flower.

These delicious drinks are perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day and every sunny day in between. Enjoy!

Top 10 Cocktail Garnishes, Ranked

Cocktails / April 26, 2017 / 3 Comments.

giphyWe’re about to get to the important business of ranking cocktail garnishes. But first, a few ground rules.

Rule #1: We’re talking about edible cocktail garnishes. We can debate the relative merits of cocktail umbrellas and those little plastic animals/choking hazards in your scorpion bowl another day.

Rule #2: If it’s on your spice rack, it doesn’t count. Sorry, salt and cinnamon rims.

Rule #3: No novelty garnishes. Because it’s clearly unfair to make fruit and vegetables compete against cheeseburgers.

Now let’s do this.

10. Celery
I guess you can stir your drink with it? Other than that, it tastes bad and it physically gets in the way of drinking the Bloody Mary you desperately need. Awful garnish.

9. Orange
Orange slices are for children’s soccer games, not cocktails.

8. Onion
I don’t understand why cocktail onions exist, but I’m willing to learn.

7. Lemon
Lemons, perhaps the most common drink garnish, are way overrated. Have you ever been truly excited there was a lemon in your drink? No.

6. Pineapple
A pineapple garnish means you’re at a tiki bar with some big, colorful, tropical drink in front of you. Nice work.

5. Cucumber
A wheel of cucumber on the rim of your drink instantly makes you 46% more classy. It’s science.

4. Cherry
Maraschino cherries are delicious. It’s like a free dessert with your drink.

3. Mint
What makes mojitos and mint juleps so great? Booze, yeah, but also mint. It gives the drink a unique flavor and it looks all cool and leafy.

2. Olive
We salute you, person who decided to plunk some olives in a glass of booze and call it a martini.

1. Lime
Coronas, cosmos, margaritas, mojitos, vodka-sodas, gin-and-tonics, rum-and-cokes… Lime makes so many drinks better, which is why we’re crowning it America’s Top Garnish.

Cocktail Corner: Piña Colada Sangria

Cocktail Corner / July 7, 2016 / No Comments.

landscape-1463082381-delish-sangria-pina-coladaWant to travel to Spain and to a tropical Caribbean island at the exact same time, without ever having to leave your house? It’s easier than you think – just sip on a glass of Piña Colada Sangria. It’s a glass of sangria and a Piña Colada, all in one delicious glass. Not only does it taste like an exotic destination in a cup, it can also be made by the pitcher, which means it’s really easy to whip up while you’re entertaining. Since sangria is technically just wine mixed with any type of fruit, why not mix in some fresh pineapple puree, coconut rum and plenty of cherries to get the best of both worlds? Trust us, this is about to become your new all-time favorite summer cocktail.

Piña Colada Sangria:
• One 750-ml. white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
• Two cups of pineapple juice
• One cup of seltzer
• One cup chopped pineapple
• Half cup coconut rum
• A fourth of a cup maraschino cherries

In a pitcher combine white wine, pineapple juice, seltzer, pineapple, coconut rum and maraschino cherries. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with pineapple and serve.

Recipe & pic from delish

DIY Drinking for Pineapple Day

Cocktails / June 27, 2016 / No Comments.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c796d041970b-800wiWe know that the best way to celebrate anything is with a great drink, so on Pineapple Day it’s only fitting that we put our pineapple drink inside a pineapple. To do this properly you need a pineapple de-corer which is a rather inexpensive and handy tool that helps you avoid the agony of scooping out the inside of the pineapple. It also keeps the pineapple bits in slices, which makes them easier to store for use. Once you’ve cored your pineapple and taken out the slices, put them in the freezer. Take the top of the pineapple and cut out a small wedge so there will be a place to put your straw.

Pineapple-Coconut Daiquiri:

  • 1 slice of lime without the skin
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 scoops of ice cream
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut chips
  • 1.5 oz rum

For Pineapple Strawberry Daiquiri:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz rum

Blend all the ingredients for your chosen cocktail and serve in your fun new pineapple cup!

Recipes & Pic

Mocktails You Won’t Be Mocked For

Cocktails / January 7, 2015 / No Comments.


Give up drinking for the month of January? We support you. But we’re still gonna party. And chances are good that your friends are too. So to avoid temptation and wondering what to do with your hands, we’ve come up with a few mocktail recipes to keep your glass full and your conscience clear. If you’ve got kids running around, don’t be afraid to share.

Frost Bite

1 oz lime juice

1 oz pineapple juice

2 oz white grape juice

Fresh mint leaves

Fresh blueberries

3 oz Sprite

Mix em up, drink it straight up. The drinkers will be jealous.


Ginger Lime

¼ cup lime juice

1 tsp ginger

12 drops sugar

18 oz sparking water

Bubbly flavor without the hangover.


Grapefruit Mojito

¼ of a pink grapefruit cut up

2 tbs honey

12 fresh mint leaves torn up

½ cup pink grapefruit soda or flavored sparkling water

Muddle the fruit and mint and enjoy over ice.

Who says you can’t have fun without alcohol?



Top 10 Liquor Launches of September 2014

Spirits / October 6, 2014 / No Comments.

October may have already begun, but we are still holding on to September—or at least some of it. Take a look at what we think are the top 10 spirit launches from last month:

1. Glenmorangie Taghta

Translating to “the chosen one” in Gaelic, this limited edition spirit is the first crowd-managed single malt whisky in the world. Created through Glenmorangie’s Cask Masters program, avid fans of the brand from more than 30 countries helped influence every stage of this whisky’s production, from its packaging design to its name. With only 12,000 bottles globally available, Taghta’s flavor consists of salt, caramelized citrus, oak, and olives with an after taste of chocolate and dates.

2. Greenall’s Sloe Gin and Wild Berry

For the first time in 250 years—since the company began making gin in 1761—Greenall has introduced two new products, Sloe gin and Wild Berry gin. While the wild berry flavor is a hearty combination of English blackberries and raspberries, the sloe berry is a welcoming touch to Greenalls’ original eight botanicals. Whichever you choose, Greenall’s gin is a warming beverage ideal for the upcoming autumn and winter seasons.

 3. Martell Premier Voyage

For the company’s 300th birthday, Martell released a limited edition blend of cognac using eaux-de-vie sourced from winegrowing families whose ancestors supplied Martell in 1735—1742. Sticking with the company’s age, this spirit is matured in barrels crafted from a 300-year-old tree. Also 300 bottles have been produced, and if you’re lucky enough to buy a bottle, you’ll also receive an accompaniment of minimalist steel artwork by artist Bernar Venet.

4. The Glenlivet Winchester Collection

The Glenlivet is the first Scotch whisky brand to release an exclusive collection of rare 50-year old whiskies. Although the collection will be in limited supply, the number of single malts to be released as part of the assortment is yet to be confirmed. Still, each bottle is considered to be a classic, so keep your eyes peeled for this vintage variety.

5. Killer Queen

Owned by none other than the band, Queen, this vodka is intended to pay homage to the group’s late front man, Freddie Mercury. According to Queen guitarist, Brian May, Mercury loved vodka so much that he used to carry around a cooler of the spirit while on tour. Named after the 1974 hit single, Killer Queen is distilled 7 times and bottled at 40%, a process Mercury would surely approve of.

 6. Ciroc Pineapple

P Diddy has done it again. The release of the singer’s 5th flavor of his collection has been a notable one. Having a rich pineapple taste with a touch of vanilla, Ciroc pineapple is perfect if you’re fishing for a cocktail with a tropical finish.

7. The Balvenie 50 Year Old

William Grant & Sons released two 50 year old bottlings for The Balvenie, one being from cask 4567 and the other from 4570. Even though both are created from whiskey distilled on the same day back in May 1963, each bottle still tastes significantly different. There are only 131 bottles from cask 4567 and 128 from cask 4570, so if this interests you, we’d recommend keeping a lookout.

 8. Cotswolds Gin

A London dry gin, Cotswolds Distillery created this spirit by infusing pure wheat spirit with juniper, angelica root and coriander for 24 hours. After this process the product is mixed with other botanicals such as black pepper, lavender, bay leaf and grapefruit to produce a unique and irreplaceable taste.

9. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Celebrating its founder George Garvin Brown, who founded both the company and the bourbon more than 140 years ago, this product marks the 13th annual birthday bourbon release. A vintage dated spirit, old forester birthday bourbon contains a creamy vanilla taste with after notes of cinnamon, maple and citrus.

10. The Ardmore Legacy

This no-age-statement single malt is ideal for whiskey drinkers looking for something new to experiment with. It has a creamy vanilla-spice flavor that is mixed with that of smoky, sweet honey. Finally, its dry, tangy finish compliments this whisky, proving that its name should indeed be a legacy.


Have you already sipped on some of these spirits? Let us know how you liked them!


Our Favorite Booze Infused Fruit

Our Stories / July 17, 2014 / No Comments.

You’ve heard of fruit infused liquor, but what about liquor infused fruit? We’re all about new boozy trends, and this is one you’ll definitely want to try for yourself. Steep fruit in an alcohol of your choice, or follow the recipes posted below for our favorite combinations. Eat them alone, toss in a creative cocktail, or serve over ice cream—there are several ways to enjoy these tipsy treats.

Rum soaked Melon Balls:

Use in a melon ball cocktail or a super fruity pitcher of sangria.

  • 7 cups melon balls (any melon, or assorted melons)
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest

First, dissolve sugar in the rum and add the lemon juice. Place the melon balls in a large bowl and sprinkle in the lemon and lime zest. Stir together. Place in the refrigerator and serve after 1 hour.

Bourbon soaked cherries:

Plop a few in a glass of whiskey or serve over vanilla ice cream.

  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted cherries

In a bowl, pour bourbon over the cherries. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator for 48-72 hours. 

Vodka soaked Strawberries

Add to a strawberry daiquiri or dip in chocolate.

  • 1 lb. (500 g) strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 cup (240 ml) vodka

Start by poking holes in the strawberries with a fork (this allows the vodka to soak in more). Place strawberries in a bowl and pour vodka over them. Cover and refrigerate for 1-24 hours (the longer you let sit, the stronger they’ll be). Drain the vodka from the berries and enjoy. 

Tequila soaked Watermelon Wedges

Garnish a margarita or freeze and blend for a unique boozy beverage.

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 oz. watermelon, rinds removed
  • Sugar (optional)

Combine the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. In a bowl or tray, pour mixture over watermelon slices. Cover and let sit for about 20 minutes. Dip the tips of each wedge in sugar (if you wish) and place in the freezer for 2 hours.

Coconut Rum soaked Pineapple

Mix into a piña colada or go all out and add to a complete booze infused fruit salad.

  • 16 ounces (1 Pint) Coconut Rum
  • 1 Fresh Pineapple, peeled & cored

Cut fruit into bite sized pieces. In a bowl, pour coconut rum over pineapple. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Drain the rum afterwards, saving it to use in a cocktail of your choice.



Stay Cool with Cocktail Ice Cubes

Cocktails / July 13, 2014 / No Comments.


When you’re following a cocktail recipe and you get to the part that demands, “a few ice cubes,” pause for a moment. Yes, those frozen blocks will cool any liquid, but they’ll also water it down and ruin the flavor. So what’s the solution? We’ve been experimenting with enhanced cocktail ice cubes, a deliciously simple way to give virtually any booze a boost. Time to squeeze that citrus and freeze that fruit juice because your drinks are about to get a double take.

Each recipe correlates with a classic cocktail served on the rocks—let’s get crackin’.

Piña Colada: Start by filling an ice cube tray about ¼ of the way with pineapple juice. Freeze. Once the juice is somewhat solid, layer with coconut milk. Freeze again. You’ll want to keep alternating layers until there’s a complete set of beautifully striped cubes.

Mojito: Muddle lime juice and mint leaves. Freeze.

Hurricane: Mix lime juice and simple syrup. Place orange zest on top before putting tray in the freezer.

Bloody Mary: In a blender, pulse together tomato and celery until smooth. If you like some spice, add hot sauce. Freeze.

Cosmopolitan: Fill the tray with orange juice and pomegranate seeds. Freeze.

Long Island Iced Tea: Mix together lemon juice and a cola of your choice. Freeze.

Gin & Tonic: Squeeze some lime juice and mix with seltzer or tonic water. Freeze.

Margarita: Combine lime juice and lemon juice. Sprinkle in some sugar or add a sugar cube to each section. Freeze.

Martini: Fill the tray with olive juice. Put an olive in each section. Freeze.

Daiquiri: Depending on what flavor you prefer, squeeze or puree your favorite fruit (i.e. strawberry or mango) and freeze.

Fuzzy Navel: Puree a peach and blend with orange juice. Freeze.

Mai Tai: Fill a tray with orange juice and place a maraschino cherry in each section. Freeze.

White Russian: Follow the Piña Colada layering technique. Alternate between levels of coffee and milk. Sprinkle in some sugar if you wish before freezing.

Planter’s Punch: Combine lime juice and grapefruit juice. Freeze.

Salty Dog: Fill the tray with grapefruit juice. Place some lemon zest on top before freezing.

Know of another ice infusion? Share it with us!