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For the Wine Enthusiast

For the Wine Enthusiast

It’s no surprise that we here at Cocktail Enthusiast enjoy the occasional cocktail. But one cannot live on cocktails alone. That’s why beer and wine exist. So today we’re turning our attention to red wine. From origins and varietals to consumption habits, wine is a category full of fun facts…read more →

4th of July Cocktail Recipes

4th of July Cocktail Recipes

4th of July is coming, and that’s reason enough to break out a few patriotic and otherwise celebratory drinks. So below, we’ve rounded up a few 4th of July cocktails that pay homage to America or just simply taste great on a hot day. Check below for the recipes, thereby…read more →

5 Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

5 Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching, and that means we’ll soon be awash in a preponderance of margaritas. Which, to be clear, is a very good thing. But there are more ways than one to increase your tequila uptake. So below we’ve got five tequila cocktails perfect for your Cinco…read more →

Mint Julep Recipes for Derby Day

Mint Julep Recipes for Derby Day

They call it the most exciting two minutes in sports. But whether or not you care about the race itself, the Kentucky Derby is a fine excuse to wear funny hats and, most importantly, to drink mint juleps. And while there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy a nice…read more →

Cayman Jack Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Cayman Jack Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us, and that can only mean one thing. May’s starting. But also, it’s prime margarita season. Reports show that, on average, Americans consume 185,000 margaritas per hour, and that number increases significantly on Cinco de Mayo. That’s a lot of margaritas. That’s also a…read more →

Three Cocktails for Drinking This Spring

Three Cocktails for Drinking This Spring

Most of the country is finally beginning to thaw out, which is great for everyone’s vitamin D uptake and general happiness. But it’s also a chance to break out some fresh spring cocktails. Drinks that utilize spirits and ingredients that often get pushed to the back of shelves during winter.…read more →

Making Drinks with the American Juice Company

Making Drinks with the American Juice Company

The American Juice Company wants to simplify the process of making cocktails, so they created a varied lineup of fruit blends meant to enhance your drink. The idea is to lower the barrier of entry to serious cocktails–both at home and in bars–without sacrificing the final product. To create these…read more →

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is more than just leprechaun’s and green beer. It’s also about whiskey. Lots of whiskey. So this year, put down that beer and pick up a good St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. Here, we’ve got three. First up: a delightful whiskey smash recipe courtesy of Yellowtail Sunset in…read more →

Sherry: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Drink

Sherry: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Drink

For most of the last several decades, sherry has been relegated to grandmother’s cupboards, cooking and sickly sweet cocktails. This was partially due to the influx of low price (and low-quality) sherry that dominated the US market for much of that time. But thankfully, in the last couple of years…read more →

A Baijiu Cocktail for Chinese New Year

A Baijiu Cocktail for Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year. Like most Chinese celebrations, this calls for Baijiu, that strong, clear spirit distilled from sorghum, rice and other grains. It’s already one of the world’s best selling spirits, and though the majority of baijiu is consumed in China and other Asian countries, its popularity is picking…read more →

Easy Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Impress Your Date

Easy Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Impress Your Date

Making cocktails at home is a fun and easy way to impress your date on Valentine’s Day. And thankfully, you don’t have to be an experienced bartender to make a delicious and great looking drink. Because here are four festive, easy-to-make cocktails that are sure to start (or end) your…read more →

Cocktail Techniques in the Craft Coffee Scene

Cocktail Techniques in the Craft Coffee Scene

In craft coffee shops and barista competitions across the US, there’s a compelling trend underway, as techniques commonly reserved for cocktails are making their way from bartender to barista. “You’re really starting to see the influence of mixology in the craft coffee scene,” said Levi Andersen, host of the Audio…read more →