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Do This: Make Cookie Cutter Ice Cubes!

by M.E. Russell

Make These: Holiday cocktail ice cubes!

Sometimes I'll have an idea in my head for something I want to try, and that idea will just never leave. It was last Christmas that I wondered to myself, "Can one make ice cubes in cookie cutters??" The previous holiday season got busy fast, so I never got around to testing that hypothesis out. This go round, as I dusted off my holiday cookie cutters, I decided it was time. I tested my theory. The results? Success! Holiday cocktail ice cubes - oh yeah!           

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Jazz Up Your Cocktails with Tasty DIY Flavored Syrups

by Kelly B

Jazz Up Your Cocktails with Tasty DIY Flavored Syrups

I'm sort of a cocktail aficionado...in that I have a fully-stocked bar cabinet in my house. My favorite parts are the little things that take a drink over the top; that next level that will have your friends asking for your secret. And, friends, flavored syrups are a great way to get there. Check out how you can whip up some of your very own in your kitchen!

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How to Throw a Mad Men Cocktail Party

by DIY Maven

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The fourth season of Mad Men is in full gear and I'm not watching it. Why? Because I started watching the series on DVD and I want to continue watching it on DVD--sans commercials and stuff. (Spoiled, huh?) I am DVRing it, but now I'm torn. Do I watch it or wait for the DVDs which will come out in like a year?! Can I wait that long!? Oh the agony! People like those over at Chic and Charming can feel me. Last year they threw

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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

by Chris Gardner

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

  • Plastic spider rings
  • Gummy worms
  • Novelty eyeballs
  • A few drops of...

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Super Fat Tuesday Cocktail Recipes

by DIY Maven

Super Fat Tuesday Cocktail Recipes

Not only is it Super Tuesday, it’s Fat Tuesday as well. So, after you’ve voted, how about making one of these cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras, which you can sip while watching the returns?

New Orleans Fizz (aka Ramos Gin Fizz)

  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 2 oz cream or half and half
  • 2 drops orange flower water

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into collins glass.

New Orleans Hurricane

  • ½ cup ice
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2...

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Halloween Hooch

by DIY Maven

Halloween Hooch

As they say, candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, so in the spirit of he season, I’ve scrounged around looking for cocktail recipes that put the howl in Halloween. Here’s some of the spookiest!

Vampire

  • 1 part bourbon whiskey
  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1 part Dubonnet

Mix with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a red cherry and a twist of lemon.

Black Magic

  • 1-1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • dash of lemon

Mix the Vodka and Liqueur with cracked ice...

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clinQs: Reusable Drink Stickers

by Chris Gardner

If beaded wineglass charms don't really suit your style...

how about reusable drink decals in a tiki or gnome theme? 

clinQs: Reusable Drink Stickers
 

 

From clinQs.com :

clinQs are reusable vinyl drink decals.  A perfect accessory to avoid a beverage mix-up.  Ideal for parties, office, gatherings, meetings, conferences, etc.    

clinQs can be used with almost any drink container, from beer cans to your finest stemware.

clinQs are reusable! After use, store the decal on the...

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Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

by DIY Maven

Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

Let’s face it, the Fourth of July is less about independence than fireworks, food and adult refreshments. For the sake of my digits, I’ll leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, and as I’m a vegetarian, you’d be better served getting barbecue advice from a meat eater, but as a kid who played ‘Bar’ with her older brothers and sisters, I feel somewhat qualified to pass on a few drink recipes.

Yankee Doodle
Combine and serve in a...

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Shaken Not Stirred? Stock a Home Bar...

by Lilybee

This is a guide (as compiled by my brother, the cocktail barman) to the gadgets and goodies that you really need to stock your home bar/cabinet where you keep the booze. 

  

Shaken Not Stirred? Stock a Home Bar...

 

 

1. A SHAKER

Elliot recommends a Boston shaker, these are the ones with the glass top. They are apparently better than the three-piece 'traditional' shaker. When I asked why this was Elliot stared into the middle distance with a look of abject horror on his face and...

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