Face it, unless we’ve had the opportunity to work as a bartender, most of us don’t really know our way around the back of a bar. Sure we can pour a bourbon and water, or even mix up a decent margarita – with a mix. But wouldn’t you like to be able to have that little social gathering and dazzle your guests by mixing anything they desired? Or perhaps it’s a theme party and you need that special concoction. With limitless information at your fingertips, you can find anything you need on the Internet. But how do you know the best sites and options to choose? We have your answer right here. The following links give the recipes and tips you need should James Bond come by and order his martini shaken, not stirred.
Practical bar tips and cocktail recipes
At the Bar you’ll find the top recipes for your favorite cocktails, or maybe you’ll find the recipe for your new favorite. You can create your own account and save your favorite cocktail recipes. The site is sponsored by Diageo, so you’ll see their brands of spirits, wine and beer. Responsibly, age verification is required to enter the site.
> > Advice on all things cocktail – TheBar.com
Recipes, advice and bartending terminology
Need a cocktail recipe? A glossary of bartending terms? Or even a drink mixing widget for your website/ You’ll find it all at Drinks Mixer. There’s also a completed guide to glassware and for the more adventurous drinker, there’s a list of drinking games and instructions.
> > Search for your favorite drink – Drink Mixer
Not just dinner recipes
Don’t think that the food network is just about great casseroles and desserts. There’s a whole section of cocktail recipes to help with your entertaining needs. Read their list of essentials for well-stocked bar, or browse their list of hot, cold and classic cocktails. Sign up and rate your favorite recipe from a list of 100 mixed drinks.
> > Essential and favorite cocktail recipes – Food Network
Drinks and cocktail news
There are hundreds of ingredients that can go into a good cocktail. Not all at once mind you, but Drink Secrets can give you that list and help you know the best combinations for mixed drinks cocktails, shooters and more. Along with cocktail recipies you’ll find great ideas for your next party or gathering. And for good measure, there’s even a bit of history about alcohol.
> > Find the secrets to a great cocktail – Drink Secrets
Exceptional drinks for every occasion
The Swedish Vodka, ABSOLUT, first appear in the United States, but they weren’t knew. In fact the brand had a four hundred year history. Their website of course promotes ABSOLUT, but if vodka is your drink, you’ll likely find something tempting here. But their suggestions aren’t limited to vodka. There are over 3000 drink recipes for your viewing, and you can download their app to your iPad.
> > Your personal Drinkspiration — ABSOLUT Drinks
Recipes and advice from drink industry professionals
Maintained by a small group of drinks industry professionals and journalist, Cocktail Enthusiast is a great resource for information and reviews about cocktails and spirits. Learn about mixology and drinking culture. And, search through their ever growing list of cocktail recipes.
> > Mixology and Drinking Culture – Cocktail Enthusiast
One spirit at a time
Cheri Loughlin blogs as The Intoxicologist as well as working as a cocktail consultant for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. Expert spirit reviews and cocktail recipes are accompanied by exquisite photography.
> > Cocktails and photography – The Intoxicologist