Whisky & Chocolate? Say Yes! At The Rickey

As if you needed another excuse to visit Dream Midtown’s The Rickey—these whisky and chocolate pairings are a perfect way to end the work day. -PJ Gach...more

Strawberry Blanc Slushies

I have been wanting to do this for forever. FOR-EVER. But life kept getting in the way. And then I saw this beautiful bottle of blanc in the liquor store and I knew it was time. Time to throw myself a damn party....more

6 Sexy Cocktails for National Rum Day

Try a Black Strap Belle,  South Seas, or a Tropical Storm cocktail today on National Rum Day. -PJ GachIt’s National Rum Day today and it’s freaking hot out too. The holiday and the heat is the perfect excuse to step away from that lame rum and coke and try a cold, dare I say, chilly but spicy rum cocktail instead.Read Enter to Win the Softsoap Body Wash Prize PackI’ve got the world’s easiest cocktail recipe—it’s totally no fail. The Sailor Jerry Backyard Lemonade can be made by anyone. Want to try something exotic? Mix Midori and Cruzan and you’ve got a Midori Colada. Need to add more fruit to your diet? Say hello to the Black Diamond Swizzle.Read on for recipes from the country’s top mixologists and go for an exotic and very satisfying cocktail today…or any day of the week.Midori® Colada Ingredients: 2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur 1 part Cruzan® Pineapple Rum 4 parts Colada Mix* Directions:  Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane type glass and top with whipped cream and a pineapple/cherry stack. *Colada Mix Ingredients: 5 parts Coco Lopez® Cream of Coconut 8 parts Pineapple Juice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender without ice and mix until well blended. Keep remaining mixture chilled (mixture should last between 5-7 days)Sailor Jerry’s Backyard LemonadeIngredients: 2 parts Sailor Jerry rum  3 parts fresh squeezed lemonade Directions: Add the rum and lemonade into a small pitcher, blend, and then serve over ice in a tall glass. Get fancy and add a sprig of mint or a lemon wedge as a garnish.More cocktails like the Black Strap Belle and more after the jump...more
Happy National Rum Day! I'm going to celebrate in a couple of hours. Not quite sure how, yet, ...more

Fruity White Wine Sangria

Cucumber & Mint French 75 Cocktail, with homemade Cucumber Gin

This deliciously refreshing cocktail is a twist on the classic French 75, it uses homemade cucumber gin, fresh mint and lime juice, which is topped up with bubbly champagne. It's the perfect cocktail for this summer!...more

Herbs for a Cocktail Garden

Cocktails first became a part of the popular culture in the early decades of the 20th century. They fell out of favor mid-century but have regained their popularity in the early decades of the 21st century. Modern mixologists have started using fresh herbs in their recipes....more

From Vodka to Eggnog, Here are 5 Cocktails to Make this Holiday Season

 When you're the one making the holidays magical, sometimes it's tough to feel festive. The holiday spirit is actually pretty elusive when it has to compete against to-do lists, shopping and social obligations for your attention. And even when it's time to unwind there are four more things to do that should have been done yesterday. ...more

6 Punches & Cocktails for Your Labor Day Bash!

Say farewell to the end of summer with fruity, tasty cocktails…you know you want ‘em. -PJ Gach...more

If you've got peaches, make this cocktail!

It’s day 2 of Peach Week and I promised you something special with the leftover peach nectar from that ...more

Summer Cocktails You Need to Try

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sit out on a bar or restaurant patio and have a summer cocktail. But it can also be fun to make them yourself. If you’re having a BBQ or get together, it can be super fun to whip these up with your friends. It’s a great way to take advantage of the nice weather, and those fruity drinks always seem to taste better outside on a gorgeous day. Today I’m sharing a round-up of summer cocktails you need to try!...more