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One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works. Angostura bitters are a major component. . .

One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post) . . . in the surprisingly balanced Trinidad Sour. (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post) Lovely Libations: Thin Mint Holiday Eggnog. I recently tried eggnog for the first time a few weeks ago, and although I had never been a fan of creamy cocktails before, I loved how the festive, sweet flavor felt like a decadent dessert.

Lovely Libations: Thin Mint Holiday Eggnog

Since we’re now in the swing of the holidays, I set out to perfect my very own eggnog recipe, and I wanted to add my own little twist to the traditional mixture. So, I figured what better flavor goes with eggnog than a hint of Thin Mint cookie? If you love the classic Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and the traditional flavor of eggnog, then this holiday sip is for you. It’s easy to make and lends itself to some fun decorating ideas. I adorned each glass with sprinkles and placed mini packages on top of paper straws. Without further ado, here’s how to make this festive holiday treat… Ingredients: Directions: Place bourbon, creme de cacao, cream, crème de menthe and sugar into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Serves about 3 I think this cocktail tastes best after dinner, as an “appetizer” to dessert. Lovely Libations: Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail. There’s nothing better than a grown up version of a favorite childhood treat.

Lovely Libations: Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

(These healthy homemade poptarts for example… yum.) I have such fond memories of eating cotton candy as a kid, so I loved the idea of putting an adult twist on this pink, sugary dessert. For this cotton candy cocktail, we started with organic cotton candy from Bon Puf. You can use any cotton candy for this cocktail, but we asked Cloe from Bon Puf to collaborate with us because I love how her cotton candy is made with all-natural ingredients and real cane sugar. It also comes in amazing flavors like chai tea and mango chili. Eggnog. How to Make a Blue Martini: 6 Steps. Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini. Recipe: Sparkling Pear Cocktail. How to Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden. “I’m a big fan of Lillet in the spring,” Stewart says.

How to Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden

Lillet (pronounced li’le) is a French aperitif wine infused with orange liqueur and quinine, a crystalline compound found in the bark of the cinchona tree. “It’s wonderful chilled all by itself in a wine glass, or on the rocks, but you can make some nice cocktails with it, especially with gin.” Extensive research led Stewart to the label of a Dry Fly gin bottle, where she saw that lavender was listed as an ingredient. From there she concocted a lavender martini recipe, replacing the dry vermouth with Lillet. “Both are made from wine, and both are infused with herbs,” she says. Watermelon-Soju Cocktail Recipe. Cantaloupe Molecular Shake Recipe on Vimeo. Melon Dip Cocktail Recipe. S'moretini Shooters.

Me again.

S'moretini Shooters

Here to convince you that you need yet another trendy, insanely-flavored bottle of booze. White Russian Milkshake. I told you when I made the Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes earlier this week that I had something fun and spiked up my sleeve for the end of the week.

White Russian Milkshake

No better day than Friday (happy hour at home, anyone?) To share this milkshake with you. Most milkshakes are reserved for summertime consumption (except, of course, the Shamrock Shake, which makes an appearance prior to St. Patrick’s Day), but when you include ingredients that are guaranteed to warm you up, I say winter is the perfect time for indulging. How to Make Caramel Apple Shots. Photo: Michelle Oddis Once in a while, a party trick comes along that grabs our attention.

How to Make Caramel Apple Shots

Food blogger Michelle Oddis of That's So Michelle loves making caramel apple shots we can't imagine anyone would turn down. Using, wait for it, real fruit and time-tested formulas for tasty, jiggly shots that stay put in their edible "shotglasses," Michelle's gotten Food Republic on the gimmicky Halloween bandwagon we've been resisting so fiercely. Try out these irresistible boozy apple treats (and don't hold your breath for a candy corn cocktail on our end).

Here's what you'll need: 10 small granny smith apples 1 envelope knox gelatin 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 drops yellow food coloring 1 envelope Land 'o Lakes caramel hot chocolate (regular would do just fine if you can't find caramel) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps lemon juice Halve and hollow out apples, cutting them from the stem down using a melon baller or spoon. Cut halves in quarters and those quarters in half again. Cocktail Guide - AMC.

10 Unique Margarita Recipes. Good Cocktails - Mixed Drink Recipes, Martini Recipes, Shooters, Coffee Drinks and Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes. 10 cocktails for nurses. Image: © Veer Incorporated Throwing a party for your coworkers or just need a laugh after a long shift?

10 cocktails for nurses

Try our favorite nurse-themed cocktails! Please enjoy responsibly. Each recipe makes one drink. 1. Mix all ingredients in a highball glass. 2. Place several ice cubes into a 12-oz. highball glass or equivalent. 15 New Drinks to Thrill Your Taste Buds. Top 10 Rated Drinks on Whats That Drink? Free Mixed Drink Recipes! Most Popular Cocktails, Shots and Non-Alcoholic Drinks. Chocolate Guinness Goodness Recipe at Epicurious. Editor's note: This recipe was developed by Shane Philip Coffey, the chef at Alias restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side.

Chocolate Guinness Goodness Recipe at Epicurious