Bloody Mary

If you have a hang over and can’t bite the hair to the dog that bite you then this will do in its place.

2 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Celery stick (I skip this part)
Lemon wedge
Salt and pepper (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake together all ingredients except celery and lemon
Strain into an ice filled tumbler (or without ice, it is a preference issue)
Squeeze lemon wedge over the drink
Add the celery stick


1.25 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
0.25 oz triple sec
1 oz cranberry juice
1 lemon twist
In a shaker with ice, add Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice.
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with lemon twist

Jamaica Margaritas

  • 1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms (about 2 ounces)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 8 lime slices
  1. Place blossoms in a strainer; rinse under cold water. Combine blossoms, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain; discard blossoms. Cover and chill hibiscus mixture.
  2. Combine hibiscus mixture, tequila, juice, and Triple Sec. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
Hibiscus blossoms can be found at Latin grocery stores. Boiling the blossoms in a sugar-water mixture and then steeping infuses more flavor than just steeping them in warm water. This drink is especially good when made with premium-quality tequila.

Rosemary, Grape, and Gin Cocktails

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup Concord grape juice
  • 3/4 cup gin
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • grapes, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 4 of the rosemary sprigs, and ½ cup water to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Strain the sugar syrup into a large pitcher. Add the grape juice, gin, club soda, and lemon juice and stir to combine. Serve over ice; garnish each glass with grapes and 1 of the remaining rosemary sprigs.