Category Archives: Five on Friday

5 on Friday: Bucket List Cocktails

5 on Friday - Bucket List Cocktails photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

1.    Many have seen Anvil’s 100 Classic Cocktails You Must Try. If you haven’t, go take a look for some real cocktail inspiration. How many have you already sampled and what would you add to the list?

2.    Some of my top choices made into the 21 Must Try Classic Cocktail Recipes post. Reader suggestions have extended the list beyond 21 drinks. If you have something to add, let me know.

3.    Conversation on Twitter lead the way to the Top 10 Classic Cocktails as recommended by chat participants. A few were new to me at the time. Hopefully you’ll find something there to whet your cocktail hour appetite.

Then there are those cocktails that seem to rise to the top of the popular cocktails list time after time. These are the favorites that never seem to go out of style.

4.    Many tweak and recreate The Aviation cocktail. No matter the variances in measurements, it’s always an oldie but goodie.

5.    Whether you garnish with lime wedge or maraschino cherry, the classic Gimlet shines brightly as an easy two liquid ingredient cocktail.

There are certainly more cocktails to add to this list. What would you include in a Cocktails Bucket List? Share your ideas in comment or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

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5 on Friday: Fall into Halloween Fun

Five on Friday Fall into Halloween photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

  1. Can’t miss with the Caramel Apple Martini, fun for fall & for a Halloween Party hit!
  2. Go classic with Blood & Sand. Great name, great taste.
  3. Feel like stirring up a bit of trouble… Toiling in Trouble Sour. Amaretto Sour fans will love you!
  4. Another must for Halloween season; Corpse Reviver 2. You haven’t lived until you’ve sipped the Corpse!
  5. Simple nightcap worthy cocktail for fall; Hangman’s Noose.

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5 on Friday: Tailgate Essentials

Five Things Tailgate Essentials - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

  1. Baby Guinness layered shot. Two ingredients. Delicious.
  2. Jack Daniel’s Pigskin Punch. Easy make & take recipe for a crowd.
  3. Egg optional in this Chicago Sour using Black Cherry Vodka.
  4. The classic standby; Rum & Coke with a few variations to keep it interesting.
  5. And of course the classic Irish Coffee.

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