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The Red Sky Cocktail

The Red Sky Cocktail

Made by Tiffany Dawn Soto, the beverage director at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, the Red Sky is a patriotic twist on the cocktail. It's also served at Baltimore's Wit & Wisdom. Click here for more Fourth of July cocktail inspiration.


  • 1 strawberry
  • 1/2 Ounce St. Germain
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Hangar Mandarinflower Vodka
  • 1/2 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
  • 2 Ounces bitter lemon soda
  • 1 dash lemon bitters
  • 1 dash grapefruit bitters


Muddle whole strawberry in shaker. Add all ingredients except bitter lemon soda. Shake with ice. Strain over ice into Collins glass; top with bitter lemon. Gently combine with spoon. Garnish with strawberry.

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December 22, 2020, 5 months ago

Forget about milk and cookies, the Santo Claus wants The Red Saint this Christmas! Created by Sammy Hagar, the foremost tequila connoisseur himself. The Red Saint is the perfect holiday drink.

The Red Saint by Sammy Hagar
1 oz Santo Blanco
½ oz Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Redhead Rum
½ oz Sammy's Beach Bar White Rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz triple sec or cointreau
½ - 1 tangerine juice and skin (optional)

Splash vanilla extract onto a plate then wet rim of a martini glass. Rim martini glass with cinnamon and sugar (equal parts) and a bit of nutmeg. Add ingredients to a shaker. Shake with ice. Pour straight up into your rimmed martini glass. Sip and Enjoy!

Sammy & The Circle have released their latest Lockdown Sessions video, this time performing "Santa's Going South For Christmas". Watch below.

Says Hagar: "This song has been waiting many years for a video. Here it is, courtesy of Lockdown 2020. Merry Christmas Redheads!"

Over the past months, Sammy Hagar & The Circle have kept their fans entertained during the global pandemic with online performances of cover songs and original material. They have announced the collection of songs will now be released as an album.

"Announcing the release of the Sammy & The Circle Lockdown Sessions album titled, Lockdown 2020, on January 8, 2021! Featuring 11 tracks recorded virtually during the band's popular lockdown sessions which began during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Fans who preorder the album now will also receive an instant download of a new track, a cover of David Bowie’s 'Heroes'. Additionally, all proceeds from the song 'Heroes' will be donated to food banks nationwide. Pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon Music, or Mailboat Records and pre-save the album and stream the new track 'Heroes' on Spotify."

Go to all digital platforms here.

The tracklist is as follows:

"Funky Feng Shui"
"Won't Get Fooled Again" (The Who)
"Good Enough" (Van Halen)
"Three Little Birds" (Bob Marley)
"Whole Lotta Rosie" (AC/DC)
"For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield)
"Keep A-Knockin'" (Little Richard)
"Right Now" (Van Halen)
"Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do" (Van Halen)
"Sympathy For The Human" (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos)
"Heroes" (David Bowie)

The Red Pom Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a red cocktail for Valentine’s Day? Not only does The Red Pom Cocktail Recipe make a beautiful drink, but the pops of flavor will make this a sure favorite.

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I’ve decided something. When I’m having a party or get-together for any holiday, I deserve bonus points, plus a pat on the back, AND verbal praise for having a drink that matches with the theme. Why is that? Because I don’t usually do it. I put so much effort into the food, I tend get boring with our drinks. Sure, I pull it off here and there, but if you come over for a party, don’t be surprised if I tell you their soda and bottle waters in the fridge in the garage.

It’s awesome when a drink matches your party, but it doesn’t do you much good if your drink isn’t delicious. Well, I’ve got good news for you. If you are looking for a red drink — whether for a Valentine’s Day or for Christmas parties — I have a cocktail recipe for you. Not only is this cocktail beautiful with the red color, but it tastes amazing! And having those pomegranate seeds in the drink? It’s the best thing ever.

In addition to needing a fresh pomegranate for this recipe, you’ll need a few other things too: ruby red grapefruit juice, rum, crushed ice, and agave nectar to sweeten things up a bit more.

Not ready to make The Red Pom cocktail recipe quite yet? Pinterest is your friend! Be sure to save this to one of your Pinterest boards so you can find it easily in the future.

5 Broadway-Inspired Cocktails To Serve During The Tony Awards!

The 67th annual Tony Awards, saluting the year's best Broadway plays and musicals, airs this Sunday, June 9th, at 8:00pm EST on CBS. If you're a Broadway-buff (or just love a good excuse to throw a cocktail party), invite friends over for a viewing soiree and serve a round of these musical-inspired cocktails. We created signature drink recipes for 5 popular nominees in the Best Musical & Best Revival of a Musical categories, like Bring It On: The Musical and Rodgers + Hamerstein's Cinderella. So make an evening of it! Dress up, set out a few easy no-cook appetizers, and keep the drinks flowing. Here's what's on the menu.


COCKTAIL: Sparkly Red Pimm's (photo above)

This British story follows a struggling shoemaker who partners with a drag queen to revive his family's business, so we mixed Pimm's No. 1 (an English, gin-based liqueur infused with citrus and spices), berries and champagne to make a drink that is as sparkly and red as the boots on the playbill!


2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 cups champagne or sparkling wine

Stir together the Pimm's, gin, lemon juice and grenadine in an ice-filled pitcher. Strain into chilled flutes top with champagne and raspberries.


We may as well go ahead and thank the Italians for brunch too, because it just wouldn’t be as celebratory an affair without a few rounds of bellinis. The peachy-pink drink consists of white peach pureé topped with fizzing, bubbling Prosecco. In Italy, it’s common to marinate the peaches in wine before mixing them into the glass. The Bellini originated at Harry’s Bar in Venice, which Ernest Hemingway and Truman Capote frequented, and its namesake is Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini, whose palettes were redolent of the drink's rosy hue. You can puree your own white peaches at home when they’re in season, and frozen when they’re not—but either way, these crystal flute glasses are a fitting vessel.

10 Cocktails Inspired by Pop Culture

Have you ever wanted to drink just like your favorite book, TV, movie or video game character, or at least drink a cocktail inspired by them? Well, good news. Thanks to the creativity and goofiness of many amateur mixologists, now you can, and here are some of the best cocktails based exclusively on pop culture icons.

Special thanks to The Drunken Moogle, which specializes in pop culture cocktails.

1. Harry Potter

While the Harry Potter series might be written for kids and young adults, there are enough references to Butterbeer and Firewhiskey that plenty of adult fans were inspired to create their own versions of the drinks. In fact, there just might be more butterbeer recipes out there than there are for any other drink inspired by a fictional series. While the books don’t make it clear whether butterbeer has a low-level alcoholic content or if it’s just named like root beer, if you’re looking for a real cocktail, the most delicious option might be the butterscotch schnapps, cream soda and whipped cream concoction found on Little Pink Blog.

Little Pink Blog has a whole series of Harry Potter cocktails, including drinks inspired by Hermione, Lord Voldemort, Sirius Black, and The Golden Snitch, but the most visually impressive by far is the Goblet of Fire, which contains vodka, blue Curacao, lemonade, Bacardi 151 and a pinch of cinnamon and is served flaming.

2. The Avengers

After the movie came out last summer, dozens of drink recipes appeared online based on the characters. One of the most comprehensive sets was created by Lily Mitchell and Paul Harasiwka of The More I Arty. Of the entire series, the most fitting cocktail was the God of Thunder based on Thor, which is comprised of mead, Lillehammer and lingonberry vodka.

Comic site MegaCynics also created a number of Avengers creations, with The Hulk being the most impressive. The drink starts with a Bruce Banner (1 part vanilla vodka and 4 parts club soda) and then a gamma bomb (3 drops green food coloring and one ounce of any alcohol you prefer) is dropped in the cup to create a Hulk.

3. Pokemon

If you’re into Pokemon, then you already know that they can evolve into stronger versions when they gain enough experience. So it only makes sense that their cocktails would do the same. The Drunken Moogle has three such Pokemon recipes: a Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard a Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu and a Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise. Of the three though, the Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise seems the most appropriate, as each evolved level still contains the ingredients from its previous incarnation—they just keep getting stronger as they go.

4. Final Fantasy

With 14 Final Fantasy games on the market, it’s no wonder that the series has inspired so many drinks. In fact, The Drunken Moogle has 24 drinks in their archives based on the games. Unsurprisingly, many of the cocktails are based on Final Fantasy VII, which remains one of the most adored games in the series. If you want to engage in your own Final Fantasy fantasy world, you might try the Phoenix Down (above), which contains absinthe, zwack, simple syrup, grenadine and club soda.

5. Mario Bros

Similarly, Mario’s long-standing success has ensured the series has inspired its own line of cocktails. In fact, when Denmark’s Scrollbar held a Mario-themed night, they invented ten new drinks specifically for the occasion. In fact, the Yoshi (Apple Pucker, Melon Bols, lime juice and apple juice) was so popular that it was even added to their regular menu. Of course, the 1-Up shot might not have been as tasty as the Yoshi, but with white and green frosting, it certainly stole the show when it came to appearance.

If you’re looking for a seasonal geek-themed cocktail, you might want to try Yoshi’s Eggnog, which looks like Yoshi’s egg and tastes like sweet, boozy eggnog goodness.

6. Breaking Bad

Love Breaking Bad but don’t actually want to develop a meth habit just to intoxicate yourself in a fitting style? Then try a Blue Sky or a Heisenberg. The Blue Sky (above) is more appropriate for the “Crystal Blue Persuasion” aspect as the cotton candy vodka, UV Blue and Sprite blend provide a flavor and color that are more authentic. On the other hand, the Heisenberg looks cooler since it’s made with dry ice and served in an Erlenmeyer Flask, even if it is essentially just a gin and tonic with food coloring.

7. Lost

If you like incorporating dry ice into your cocktails, then you might just enjoy this Lost-themed Smoke Monster made with Sprite, mint, vodka, food coloring and, of course, dry ice.

8. Pulp Fiction

If you really want to scare your guests with your presentation, then try this Adrenaline Shot that is sure to freak out the more squeamish attendees at your next party. Of course, for those brave enough to try it, the Redbull, cherry vodka and Amaretto concoction will be a pleasing surprise that will give the guests a little shot of energy as well.

9. Resident Evil

For zombie-lovers who are also big into style and presentation, The Drunken Moogle’s drinks based on Resident Evil are a great option. Their T Virus and T Virus Antidote (above) are both basic shots with a flavored Twizzler twisted in the glass to resemble their namesakes in the game.

If you get injured while fighting the infected, you can always try to cure yourself by mixing some colored herbs together into a tasty, and pretty, shot. In this case, the red herb is made from grenadine and 5 Hour Energy the green herb includes Midori and Green Apple Pucker and the yellow shot features gold rum and honey bourbon.

10. How I Met Your Mother

If you want a cocktail that is actually mentioned in a series, even if the writers presumably believed no one would ever actually make it, then try the Thankstini, which combines cranberry juice, potato vodka, and bullion in order to create a drink that tastes “just like a turkey dinner.” According to The Campus Companion, the flavor isn’t actually that bad, since the bullion just gives the cosmo a little splash of salt flavor.

Personally, I’m a bit of a lightweight, so if I was going to indulge in any of these, it would probably be the butterbeer or Yoshi’s eggnog since they seem the least intoxicating. But for those of you who are bigger drinkers, which of these cocktails would you prefer? Or, do you have any of your own pop culture cocktail recipes you’d like to share?

Based on the beloved childhood fairytale, this sweet, blended beverage combines tropical flavors, like mango and coconut, making it ideal to sip on at the beach. If the beach is too far, it’s sure to transform any pool into an island oasis.

1 oz. (30 ml) Orange Vodka¾ oz. (22 ml) Blue Curacao¾ oz. (22 ml) Midori Melon Liqueur¾ oz. (22 ml) Pineapple Juice¾ oz. (22 ml) Malibu Coconut Rum¾ oz. (22 ml) Spiced Rum½ oz. (15 ml) Grenadine

Best Cocktails of December 2020

We’re wrapping up 2020 with a bang with our December selection of phenomenal cocktail creations.

Get the holiday season going with Cranberry Giving courtesy of Morten Krag, a fresh, rich, and fruity cranberry cocktail with a dry finish. Helen @sheshedcocktails even takes it to a whole new level by adding an assortment of fruits, spices, and other flavors to your usual rum with her creation, the White Christmas. Speaking of rum, check out the awesome rum recipe by Ant / UK @cocktails_for_breakfast called Spiced Mocha Espresso Rumtini (the name kind of describes itself vividly).

If you’re still in the mood for tropical drinks in the middle of December, we’ve got you covered. Take a crack at a Sweet Chili Melon recipe by Farbod Razavi @farbod_razavi_official and get your summer-vibey dose of watermelon, lemongrass, and top soda. And then there’s this Apple Rose Gintonic by helGINki @hel_gin_ki, a simple combo of gin and tonic added with fresh fruity colors and more texture. Don Tiki Avi @don.tiki.avi, also shares his The Blue Sun recipe. It’s got tequila, blue curacao, and fresh lime juice.

Are you a fan of plums and raspberries in your cocktail? Then you’re going to love these recipes: Pinchyer Plums by Kat Whyte @whyte_tales is a purple Irish whiskey cocktail with a tinge of brownish-gray. Also check out the Flying Raspberries, a refreshing raspberry gin cocktail recipe by Gin Robb @gin_robb.

For whiskey and vodka lovers, try Harmony Lynn Goodson’s @harmonylynngoodson Ghostly Apple Cocktail and Mizunara’s Nagomi, a mix of Hibiki whisky, matcha tea, elderflower, and a dash of hazelnut syrup.

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Filter by Glasses Style Personal I need your help! I love working on Make me a cocktail, trying to create new functionality for users, to help them create great cocktails from limited budgets or hoards of spirits. But it takes me hundreds of hours and literally thousands of pounds a year to sustain. Unfortuntely with the current upward trend I need your support to keep the site running. If you find any joy, use or help in it, please consider a modest donation - however much you can afford when it comes from the heart, it's the kind of gesture that makes me warm with appreciation. MONTHLY / ONE OFF DONATION ♥ $3 ♥♥ $5 ♥♥♥ $7 ♥♥♥♥ $10 ♥♥♥♥♥ $25 Recipe adapted from Edmund's Oast, Charleston, SC Yield: 1 cocktail Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus chilling time for ice cubes Cook Time: N/A Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients

Red Wedding Ice Cubes

¼ cup loose-leaf hibiscus tea

½ cup brewed English Breakfast tea

¼ teaspoon orange blossom water

¾ cup ginger ale, preferably Blenheim

2 ounces aged bourbon, preferably Elijah Craig 12-year-old bourbon

3 Red Wedding ice cubes (recipe above)


1. Make the ice cubes: In a large heatproof bowl, combine the water, hibiscus tea, English breakfast tea, thyme and orange blossom water and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the ginger ale, then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Pour into 1-inch square ice cube molds and freeze until solid.

2. Make the cocktail: In a double Old Fashioned glass, muddle the orange peel with the Averna. Add bourbon and stir briefly, then add ice cubes and stir until just chilled, about 20 seconds. Serve immediately.