Summer Cocktails
Get ready for summertime drinkin' with Tipsy Bartender's sexy and delicious summer cocktails! Whether you're a heavyweight or prefer light alcoholic drinks, we have stacks on stacks of refreshing cocktail recipes for your hot girl summer. So no matter what boozy business you're getting up to, pick a drink and let's party! Let's get this summer drink fest started!!! Got any light alcoholic drinks? Hell yeah, homeboy! Let's start off with some Pool Party Punch. This vodka summer cocktail is a ton of fun in a fishbowl. It's a light and refreshing drink that combines vodka, lemonade, blue curacao, lemon wheels, and orange wedges. It's honestly one of the best poolside sippers ever made! But if you like your summer cocktails with a little extra punch, just adjust the amount of vodka. Another great thing about this tropical fish bowl mixed drink is that it's also big enough for you to share with your friends. But only if you want to. For another light alcoholic drink recipe, take a peek at our Summer Beer recipe. This refreshing cocktail recipe mixes up beer, vodka, frozen lemonade, and lime slices. It's the perfect summer cocktail recipe for an outdoor BBQ party and is definitely a must-try drink if you’re doing a little beach drinking this summer. Give us some citrusy summer cocktail goodness! Say no more! If you're looking for a citrus summer cocktail recipe to knock you on your ass, party with a Paloma or a few. It's one of the easiest tequila cocktails you'll ever make and also happens to be the official drink of Mexico. According to Wikipedia, "This drink is most commonly prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge." Gotta give credit where credit is due! But beware of using real grapefruit juice. That bad boy tends to react with a few medications, including birth control!
Jungle Juices
A good jungle juice recipe can take your party punch game up a few levels. It's also one of the best ways to provide alcohol on a budget, with any number of crazy different jungle juice ingredients! There are many ways to go about making your big boy batch of juice. It's a simple set of ingredients that boils down to your favorite liquors and fruits. Vodka and rum can go with a lot of different flavors, so you they're a good place to start. But there are plenty of other options to go with. Whether you're throwing a Christmas party, New Year's party, Super Bowl party, you can't go wrong with a few gallons of punch in your corner. Learn how to make one of a hundred different kinds of punches, with thousands of different jungle juice ingredients! Common ingredients include vodka, light rum, lemon-lime soda, and fruits of all kinds! A tasty, affordable jungle juice is totally attainable if you play your cards right. In fact, our $40 jungle juice is a fan favorite. That’s an easy mix of vodka, Hawaiian Punch, lemonade and citrus punch. Where you will almost always end up paying is in the liquor department. The best vodka in this case, is anything between Smirnoff and Absolut. If you’re feeling a little fancier, treat yourself to some Tito’s. But listen – jungle juice is by no means vodka-exclusive. There is an infinite set of liquors, fruits and flavors you can add. Mix it up with cinnamon whiskey in our Thanksgiving recipe, or even go floral with flowers in the ice cubes! It's entirely up to you. Dump everything you like into a bowl, fill it with ice, invite some friends (or not) and get tipsy. You might stumble across your own recipe. Before you do that, though, we recommend trying one of our many delicious party punch recipes right here!
Backyard BBQ Drinks
Looking to spice up your backyard BBQ this summer? Well you're in the right place, homeboy! Get wet and wild with Tipsy Bartender's BBQ drinks. From easy personal drinks to large batch cocktails, our BBQ cocktail recipes are some of the best barbecue cocktails around.   Heck yeah! What's on the menu? So glad you asked, my friend! We're serving up more than just BBQ drinks. Maybe you're looking to sexify your actual barbecue business. Give our DIY Jack Daniels BBQ Glaze a whirl because this delicious spiked glaze goes great on everything. But you're probably thinking, "How's it spiked if you heat it??" Well we've got great news, homeboy! Our Jack Daniels BBQ Glaze recipe has you add the whiskey after heating the rest of the ingredients, which means you don't burn off the booze! And for those feeling really freaky, peep our recipe for our Sausage Party Treats. These boozy condiments may not be BBQ drinks, but they can theoretically get you drunk. So eat with caution because these bad boys aren't for the faint of heart.   How about some sexy BBQ cocktails? You got it, homeboy! The best barbecue cocktails are the easiest BBQ drinks to prepare. So what's better than batch cocktails? For an easy peasy BBQ drink you can make in gallon jugs, check out our recipe for our Strawberry Margarita By The Gallon. This delicious strawberry tequila drink combines tequila, Triple Sec, Strawberry Schnapps, and sweet and sour. It's perfect if you have a busy morning and don't have time to mix your BBQ cocktails. Just whip up a jug -- or a few -- of this big batch cocktail recipe and pop it in the fridge so it's there when you need it. But if you're feeling frosty, our Frozen Beergarita is a backyard BBQ must-have.
Sangrias
Sangrias are the cornerstone of any classic cocktail party. With the best sangria recipes on the internet, you'll love these mixes of wine and fruit. Bring this to the family get-together and impress your aunt, bring it to the next sorority bash, or grab a ladle and enjoy it all by yourself. The point is, someone somewhere will drink it. And they will love it. There's an easy sangria recipe for every occasion, which is where you come in. The Best Sangrias For This Weekend Sangrias started as a tradition in Europe – namely Spain, Greece and England. Since then, sangria recipes have multiplied to kingdom come. Everyone seems to have their favorite, starting with a base of either red or white wine. This drink is sort of like a party punch jungle juice for winos. With fruit and sparkling water, you get a drink perfect for a picnic blanket and some jazz in the park. Or jazz in the bedroom... That’s all to say, whatever music you enjoy, we have sangrias here to complement the experience. At Tipsy, we’ve got Beachy Peachy Sangrias for the sunshine, and Thanksgiving Sangrias for the cold winter months. There’s a special Christmas sangria for all your warm spice cravings. Or you can go with a classic sangria for any occasion at all! The best sangria recipe for your next party may depend on the season or the occasion. You also know your friends better than we do. So take a look through our delicious bowls of red, white and fruity goodness, all of which you can try right now. You can make any one of these relatively quickly with ingredients you already have, from the comfort of your own home. No matter what you event you're hosting or planning, with all our fantastic sangria recipes, you'll be sure to find the perfect one for you!
Shots & Shooters
Tipsy Bartender has so many shot recipes, jello shot recipes, and pudding shot recipes, it's like the Wild West out here. The difference between shots and shooters is slim, but significant. A shot is typically pure alcohol, while a shooter is sort of a miniature mixed drink. You often find shooters in the taller, thinner glasses. “Shots” of liquor have been around since the 1600s, while shooters came around in the 70s (thanks, disco). While you might have a single shot of some high-end liquor on a special occasion, shooters are traditionally meant for…well, getting tipsy. Where Shots and Shooters Came From Back in the Disco Days, people started to loosen their ties and try fancy new things (drugs). Clubs saw an opportunity to create colorful, sugary shooters filled with cheaper liquors. They figured some rail vodka and simple syrup would have gone a long way with those crowd, if they could give it a fancy name. Turns out, they were a hit. Since then, shooters have evolved into the wildest, most insane creations you can think of! At Tipsy Bartender, we’ve got a jelly bean shot recipe, a jellyfish shot, a bong water shot, a Butterfinger shot, a peanut butter cup shot, pudding shot recipes, jello shot recipes, and so many others. You’ll have to see what those are for yourself… Of course, shots and shooters have evolved over time. Today, you can get a shot inside a beer or a larger drink, called a “bomb.” Or you can take it back to the good old days and throw back some straight whiskey. Whether you came here for a Jägerbomb or a straight shot of something stiff, you can make any of these with just a few ingredients at home. We'll find a crazy shots recipe for you no matter what alcohol you prefer. Learn how to make jello shots, pudding shots, tequila shots, vodka shots, shooters and countless others. Stay tipsy, but be sure to drink responsibly. Shoot your shot!
Mojitos
The classic mojito recipe is a mix of white rum and minty freshness that can turn any frown upside down. But there is a host of different mojito ingredients and vibes you can take on. It's great for a hot day - but don't limit yourself. Enjoy this simple Cuban cocktail wherever you are, rain or shine. Go the authentic route with fresh mint leaves and sugar alone. Add your favorite fruit or berry. Add another liquor. How the Mojito Recipe Was Made The mojito recipe started in Havana, Cuba. Similar to other citrus-flavored cocktails, the mojito historically helped treat tropical ailments like scurvy. Some theorize the mojito originated with Sir Francis Drake as “El Draque.” That was a brandy cocktail, but the first-recorded combination of lime, sugarcane and mint. We have a few different ways to spin a mojito recipe at Tipsy Bartender. You can go with a classic mojito. You can add some berries to it – really, any kind of fruit will do for this combo. Some add cucumber for a fresh, clean feel, others add cantaloupe if they’re looking for that private island experience. An important step for any mojito recipe is mashing the mix with a muddler. This is meant to help get all the flavor out of the mint leaves, into the drink, as well as help the sugar dissolve. This sugar, mint and rum will set a foundation for a wide variety of enjoyable drinks for any season. You can learn to make these simple cocktails at home, whether you’re stuck by yourself or gathering with friends or family. Like all our cocktails, this is where you learn how to make a mojito just the way you like it. Your next cocktail party will be notably better if you can master one of these.
Strong Cocktails
Are you ready to RAGE?! Well you're in the right place! Not only does Tipsy Bartender have wild recipes for insanely strong cocktails, but we have fun and sexy recipes for strong alcoholic drinks that taste good too. It's kind of important when you're out there trying to enjoy yourself. No? Well maybe not to some. But grab a glass and your sturdiest friend because these super strong drinks don't just slap, they pack a huge punch!   Hit me with your best shot! Well that's subjective if you mean it literally. What people like in their strong cocktails is up to them. Luckily, we like to party, so we've got tons of strong and sexy drink recipes. But what we can do for you, homeboy, is tell you about our Three Wise Men Shot. This trifecta of a whiskey shooter recipe mixes up Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey, so it's perfect for all of you whiskey lovers out there. If that's not crazy enough for you, check out our recipes for our Three Wise Men variations. And you can't forget the OG strong cocktails: the Long Island Iced Tea and our AMF drinks. These two bad boys are similar in that they both contain massive amounts of vodka, gin, tequila, and rum yet still manage to be strong alcoholic drinks that taste good.   Got any strong drinks with rum? Of course we do! For a strong cocktail with rum, check out our recipe for the Zombie. This tropical cocktail boasts both light and dark rum, apricot brandy, and overproof rum. Three types of rum?! No wonder they call it a Zombie because it'll definitely make you feel like one. But maybe you and your friends are going hard at a party. Make a few pitchers of Loretta's Punch. This potent fruity cocktail recipe calls for Everclear, white rum, Kinky Pink, fruit punch, lemon juice, lime juice, seedless orange, and strawberries.
Piña Coladas
Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? We do too! This iconic frozen drink highlights the most delicious ingredients the islands have to offer: rum, coconut cream, and pineapple. Substituting piña colada mix makes this easy cocktail even easier, and we have plenty of piña colada recipes. Puerto Rico can't be wrong in making it their national drink! Delicious, cold, and creamy, piña coladas are the perfect drink during a tropical cruise or to enjoy beach-side. Even if you're not cruising or beach ballin', having one of these bad boy cocktails certainly makes you feel like you are. They are as versatile as they are tasty because they are enjoyable in just about any form. Tipsy Bartender recipes cover everything from the classic colada to jello shots. With this many recipes, there is something for everyone.     But where did piña colada drinks come from? How in the pineapple did it come to be?   The origin of the piña colada is disputed across centuries and continents, but the earliest record of this pineapple coconut drink comes from the 19th century, from Puerto Rican pirate, Roberto Cofresi. Cofresi allegedly created his version of the colada as a morale booster for his crew, and there is no way it didn't work. Ramón "Monchito" Marrero also claims the piña colada in 1954 while bartending at the Caribe Hilton Hotel. Marrero accounts that he wanted to make a drink capturing the spirit of Puerto Rico, and he did a pretty excellent job. Not long after, Barrachina, a restaurant in Puerto Rico, disputed Marrero's claim. Barrachina claims Don Ramon Portas Mingot as the creator in 1963. Because we don't have a time machine, the origin of this delicious, creamy cocktail will remain frozen in time. Piña colada recipes continue to evolve to become more creative. But they're still just as delicious as the day they were born.
Frozen Margaritas
Learning how to make frozen margaritas is easy as pushing a button. Grab some tequila and let's get started...For these blended treats, start with your best tequila for margaritas—blanco, for instance. Blend it with triple sec, something blue, something pink, and you’ll arrive at the frozen margarita of your dreams. Just don’t forget the lime and salt.
Candy Cocktails
It's time to get freaky with Tipsy Bartender's iconic candy cocktails! We've taken your favorite candies and your favorite drinks and put them all together because that's what the people want. Whether you're looking for boozed up gummy bears to stimulating pop rocks and more, we've got the recipes you're looking for. And for even more rhyming, these sweet boozy treats will have you craving more, more, more! So sit down, strap in, and let's get this party going with some crazy candy cocktail recipes!   Bring on the candy! Say no more, homeboy! You know it's some freaky business when there's actual candy in your candy cocktail recipe. But why not? That's what we say here at Tipsy Bartender! The sky's the limit, and that's pretty high up. Kick off your candy craze with our Kinky Blow Pop. This wild bubble gum infused cocktail combines Kinky Pink Liqueur, pink lemonade, lemon lime soda, and of course our bubble gum vodka. Kinky, right? For a more active candy experience, check out our candy cocktail recipe for The Fishbowl. This jumbo boozy beverage is meant for sharing, but if you have an uncontrollable appetite for aquarium gravel, you're in luck! The Fishbowl recipe calls for crunchy and delicious Nerds for that real fishbowl feel.   What about candy cocktails that are more candy inspired? My friend, we have more than just candy infusions up our sleeve! Mixology is an art, and we've perfected some delicious and sexified candy cocktails with no candy required! Take our Apple Jolly Rancher for example. This candy-less candy drink mixes up apple whiskey, Sour Apple Pucker, and lemon lime soda. It's kinda insane how much it tastes like the real deal! If you're craving more, check out our Pink Starburst Martini recipe. This super fun pink candy martini combines vanilla vodka, watermelon pucker and sweet and sour. Fun, delicious, and who doesn't want to drink everyone's favorite Starburst?
Tropical Drinks
Feel the island breeze with some flirty and delicious tropical cocktails! Whether you're enjoying tiki drink recipes by the beach or stuck at home, Tipsy Bartender's fun and sexy tropical drinks will have you feeling the sand between your toes. So grab your glass, hat, and don't forget sunscreen! Because we're taking this tropical party up a notch, baby!   What makes it tropical? For everyone who lives under a rock, we'll break it down and give you a few examples. Tropical drinks are drinks inspired by fruits and liquors you find in the tropics, which include: coconut, pineapple, mango, banana, citrus, and rum. We can get a little wild with our creations at Tipsy Bartender, so recipes vary. But those are pretty much the basics in flavor for tropical cocktails. Sooo... About those examples... Don't rush us, homeboy! We were getting there! For your tropical drinks basics, let's start off with something mid-range: the Classic Mojito. This super simple yet satisfying tiki drink recipe requires some muddling of lime wedges, mint leaves, and simple syrup. But top that bad boy with white rum and club soda, and BAM! There you have it! It's a fun and sexy drink that's sweet, delicious, and perfect for any tropical occasion. But maybe the muddling is too intimidating. You can always check out our recipe for our Cuba Libre. It's simply rum and cola, so there's no way you can mess it up. If you really want to take the training wheels off your tropical drinks mixing, take a whack at our recipe for our Zombie. This tropical powerhouse packs a punch with both dark and overproof rum, apricot brandy, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine. Other fun tropical basics include the Classic Pina Colada, Mai Tai, and Hurricane. If you master them all or are just feeling risky, this is Tipsy Bartender, so you know we have fun variations. Stay Tipsy!
Tequila Drinks
From dancing on bar tops to making your clothes fall off, you know what they say about tequila. It's the ultimate party drink! Tipsy Bartender's got recipes for all your tequila cocktail needs. Start your tequila drink fest off with a Classic Margarita. You can't beat this three ingredient go-to. Combine tequila, cointreau, and fresh lime juice to make this classic bad boy, and you've got a great, sexified tequila cocktail to kick back and vibe with. If you're looking for something with a little more sex appeal, check out our recipe for the Devil's Kiss. This delicious and dangerous cocktail packs some heat with actual slices of chilis, which makes it a damn good tequila drink to spice up your life.   Hold on. Aren't there like, a bunch of different types of tequila? Why, yes! There are! To take into consideration for your tequila drinks, you've got your silver or blanco tequilas, the purest form with little to no aging and no added grain alcohols or caramel color. What we know as gold, joven, or oro tequila has those added colors and grain alcohols. However, some high-end gold tequilas can be silver and reposado blends. Reposado or "rested" tequila has a minimum aging requirement of two months and a maximum of a year. Añejo or "aged" tequila has a minimum aging requirement of one year and a maximum of three years in smaller oak barrel batches. Extra añejo or "extra aged" is a relatively new category of tequila with a minimum aging of three years. Now that I've been educated on tequila types, does it matter which one I use in my drinks? Like with most alcohol, the aging process deepens flavors and brings out aromas, but this is Tipsy Bartender. You can use whatever you want in your tequila drinks!
Rum Drinks
Why is the rum always gone? Because it's that damn good! Party like a pirate with our sexy and delicious rum drink recipes. Like always, Tipsy Bartender has your back, and these fun and funky rum cocktails will have you plundering and searching for that booty.   Help! I'm a Rum Virgin, and I don't know where to start! Calm down, our virgin friend! Let us learn you some things. Not only are rum drinks delicious, but overall, they're pretty simple too. For those cautious in their seaside journey, check out our recipe for our Cuba Libre. You can't really go wrong with rum and coke. If you're looking for something still easy but with a little more flair, check out our Classic Mojito recipe. This bad boy takes a few seconds of muddling, but its minty and citrus flavor are well worth it. You can also start out with other classics like our Classic Daiquiri, Classic Pina Colada, and Mai Tai. There's a reason the classics are considered the best rum drinks. Okay, I think I can do this. What's next? Ayyy! Let's take the training wheels off, homeboy! We have tons of variations on our classic rum cocktails like the Berry Mojito, so check those out if you liked the OG bad boys. Our Caribbean Sunset Rum Punch is perfect for your next tiki party or even if you just feel like taking some you time to chillax by the pool and pick up some cuties. For something a little more familiar, take a peek at our Bacardi Cocktail recipe. This sexified rum drink has a gorgeous pink hue and is sweet with a little spritz of lime. Celebrations and brunches aren't complete without a Tropical Mimosa. A sip of this celebratory cocktail is where X marks the spot.
Vodka Drinks
Vodka is a top favorite base for boozy drinks because its versatility makes it usable in almost anything. Whether you're in hardcore Party Mode™ with jungle juice, celebrating birthdays with jello shots, or having a classy cocktail dinner with the in-laws, our vodka drink recipes have your back. We even have you covered for brunch dates and post-party blues with our sexy Bloody Mary recipe and its even sexier variations. One of the coolest and unique things about vodka is that it takes well to pretty much anything. Fruit juice, soda, other liquors, pasta sauce. You name it. For instance, let's say you're really enjoying your mocha frappuccino, but you kinda wish it was spiked. BAM! Tipsy has a recipe for a Spiked Mocha Frappuccino and many other dazzling vodka dessert drinks. And you can even make your own candy vodkas or flavored liqueurs with our recipes. Jolly Rancher Vodka is a favorite and can be used in your own vodka drink creations or in some of ours like the Jolly Rancher Skull Crusher. Don't want to make your own flavored vodka for drinks? That's alright because you can find all sorts of fun flavors from brands like Smirnoff and Absolut. What the heck am I drinking? Vodka is distilled from fermented cereal grains and potatoes, so it sounds like a pretty delicious drink already. While standard vodkas in the U.S. have a minimum alcohol percentage of 40%, the European Union requires a minimum of 37.5%. It's pretty common knowledge that vodka has origins in Eastern Europe. The popular drink has nicknames such as Vladimir Putin and Russian Water. But the names are actually not too far off because "vodka" comes from the Slavic word for "water." Help! I'm a vodka virgin and don't know where to start! No need to panic because this is what we do! For the shy vodka drink beginner, you can't go wrong with our two-ingredient classics. Our Vodka Martini is an easy vodka cocktail that make even the least experienced drinkers feel like James Bond... or a Bond Girl. We don't judge. If martinis aren't your thing or you just need a boost of Vitamin C, try a Screwdriver. Vodka and orange juice is a match made in heaven, and it is one of the most simple vodka drinks you can make.
Wine Cocktails
Humans love to have a good time. We've been trying to find ways to let loose since we could stand, and through the power of fermentation, we made wine! Wine is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks, and we've been enjoying it for over eight thousand years. Here at Tipsy Bartender, we love finding new ways to enjoy old classics, and we have tons of sexified wine cocktail recipes right here for you. Plan your next party with a big batch of sultry Sangria. It's usually the first thing people think when they hear "wine cocktail." With its Spanish and Portuguese roots, this wine punch flavored with fruit is a favorite typically enjoyed while cooling off on a hot day. But don't let that limit you! Variations like our Apple Pie Sangria can be enjoyed even while taking shelter from the frost. If wine coolers are your jam, take things up a notch with our Wine Slush recipes. Our Peach Moscato Slush is as delicious as it is refreshing. Our Rainbow White Wine Spritzer is another delicious white wine cocktail to enjoy, and for those who want to feel fancy, this recipe includes a tutorial on how to make fruit ice cubes. For a new and unconventional spin on the ol' cheese and wine pairing, try our Cheese Shot Glasses & Wine. It's perfect for nights in, get-togethers, or people who just really love cheese. Serve with or without crackers, we don't judge. Craving an extra special wine cocktail that uses sparkling wine? Celebrate with our Frozen Sangria Bellini recipe. Its peachy bubbles are sure to tickle your fancy and your nose. Hot wine cocktails are a thing too! Traditionally enjoyed during cold winter holidays, Mulled Wine gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling with its bold flavor and added spices. It's the perfect drink for holiday gatherings or even more intimate settings where you want a little extra heat.
Margaritas
The best margarita recipe ever is always a homemade margarita. Whether it’s a margarita on the rocks or a frozen margarita is up to you, as long as your heart’s in it…and the best tequila. Choose from spicy margaritas, fruity margaritas and more to please a crowd, or just to enjoy yourself!
Daiquiris
When there's no way to get a strawberry daiquiri near me, I need an easy strawberry daiquiri recipe to make at home. The daiquiri was invented in Daiquiri, Cuba. No joke. People typically think of this as a frozen "slush" drink, but that's not the daiquiri's purest form. Jennings Cox, a mining engineer in Cuba, created the Daiquiri recipe after running out of gin for his guests. He wanted something tastier than rum, so he added lime juice and sugar to it. And it spread like wildfire. Today, you can order a daiquiri a million different ways – strawberry, banana, pineapple, frozen or not. Tipsy even serves up  a Bubblegum Daiquiri recipe. The classic daiquiri recipe makes a smooth liquid blend of rum, sugar and lime. Of course, innovation resulted in hundreds of different recipes over the last century, including frozen ones! A Hemingway Daiquiri is step further into citrus than the simple daiquiri – you merely add grapefruit juice and the drink takes on a reddish hue. The Strawberry Daiquiri recipe looks quite different from the original. You maybe wouldn’t know they’re the same cocktail if you looked at them side-by-side. Still, the only difference is frozen strawberries blended into the cocktail with ice. This creates the perfect drink for sweet, sippable poolside summer treat, ideal for cooling off or getting the party started! Start with the original, and then go on to explore the wonderful world of delicious daiquiris in every shape, size, color, and consistency. Really, there's no wrong way to make one. And if you invent your own, feel free to submit them to us! Your recipe might even get featured on this very page. So after learning all about this delicious drink, we hope you're inspired to enjoy one of these sweet and simple cocktail recipes tonight...
Classic Cocktails
A Tipsy Twist on Your Classic Cocktails...   Classic cocktails are good for any time, any place. These are usually simple cocktail recipes you might order whether you're at a dive bar or a suit-and-tie event. The difference here is, you're not paying $30 for 3 ingredients. And you're in full control of your proportions. Your Old Fashioned can be as strong or sweet as you want. That’s right, you can perfect any classic cocktail from home with the over 200 recipes we’re offering here. We’ve got the Gin and Tonic, the Manhattan, the Negroni, margaritas, mojitos and much more. Here are a few ways we make these cocktails a little different. Let’s take the Negroni as an example. A typical Negroni consists of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Brian’s Negroni recipe takes a different approach. This one includes Bruto Americano and mezcal. Instead of an orange peel, this one uses grapefruit for a garnish. Different cocktails can riff differently. Just look at how many different kinds of daiquiri there are on this massive list of cocktails. Another example is the Ladies of Manhattan. You know the regular Manhattan featuring whiskey, vermouth and bitters? This one takes of the edge, adding raspberry and blood orange liqueur. It can be tough to innovate with whiskey because it’s so complex. But that’s the beauty of trying many cocktail recipes and perfecting them over time. In fact, pick any one of these and see how it might overlap with a few others. You might develop your own unique cocktail recipe with enough practice. Now, the moment has arrived. Let’s get into our different classic gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, tequila cocktails, whiskey and rum cocktails this weekend. Or you can make one of each. The beauty of making drinks at home is that it's entirely up to you...