It’s time to prep for Halloween and Day of the Dead. This hearty cocktail pairs with colder weather, and it’s also great for entertaining. Shaken or stirred, here we go:
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This cocktail is very easy to prepare and non-committal, too, as these ingredients are often available in smaller format bottles, so give it a try.
- 2 oz. dry vermouth
- 1 oz. Benedictine (a liqueur flavored with 27 flowers, herbs, roots and spices)
- 3 dashes of absinthe
I’ve chosen another novice-level cocktail for the Dog Days of Summer, and I thought it’d be good to hang onto the last bit of the season with a rum-based cocktail.
This very refreshing cocktail might seem a bit simple, but the key here is convenience and portability.
Many of us are anxious to enjoy the outdoors, and this easy cocktail is a breeze to pack anywhere. It features Tanqueray’s Sevilla orange-infused gin with, you guessed it, Seville oranges.
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The negroni is a classic cocktail that is easy to prepare, with relatively few ingredients. It’s a classic apéritif!
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. campari
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- Orange twist, for garnish
Mix ingredients, and pour into an old fashioned cocktail glass. Add twist for garnish. Note: Replicate this recipe, minus the gin and add in soda water to taste, and you’ve got another classic—the Americano.