Can you recommend a cocktail that is easy to mix and well-liked?

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  • October 21, 2011
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SKK
SKK October 21, 2011

Well, easy and well-liked are relative terms. But guests here have loved wssmom's Peartini. (Apologies for not sending the link.)

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SKK
SKK October 21, 2011

The link finally loaded for wssmom's peartini and here it is
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aliyaleekong
aliyaleekong October 21, 2011

For my party last year, I served this Smoked Earl Grey Tea Cocktail (http://www.food52.com/recipes...). It's 3 ingredients - cold smoked earl grey tea, lemon juice, and ginger liquer - so it's really easy to mix and can be done in buik. A lemon sugar rim finishes it off beautifully.

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fineartdaily
fineartdaily October 21, 2011

French 75s. Easy, elegant and wicked potent. http://jeandsanders.blogspot.com/2010/06/june-11-2010-its-food-friday-french-75.html

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JessicaBakes
JessicaBakes October 21, 2011

sangria. made in advance and delicious!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour October 21, 2011

The Aviation Cocktail is one of my all-time favorites - 2 oz gin, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur, and 1/4 oz creme de violette. I've batch mixed my Thai One On cocktail for a party and it went over well: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Same for my Tea Thyme and Bourbon cocktail: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
I've also served Aliyaleekong's Smoked Earl Grey cocktail. It is delicious, easy to batch mix, and not overly boozy.

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sdebrango
sdebrango October 21, 2011

Martini's, flavored ones are particularly nice around the holidays, like pomegranate or cranberry or apple. I second wssmom's peartini!

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drbabs
drbabs October 21, 2011

I know it's overdone, but I really like cosmopolitans for the holidays. I love the pink/red color with the green of a wedge of lime. I'm a wimp and I like fizzy drinks, so I usually add some sparkling water to the mix.

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amysarah
amysarah October 21, 2011

Agree with Sangria - delicious and pretty in a big glass pitcher on the bar. Also agree about the cosmopolitans - some things become a cliche because they're actually, well...good. But I like to make them with pomegranate juice instead of cranberry - tastes great, and the color is even more jewel toned. A drop of ginger syrup also adds a great flavor to them.

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Helen's All Night Diner October 21, 2011

For the holidays, I love something with sparkling wine. Pour some in a nice flute and top with some Poire William (pear brandy) & garnish w/ a thin slice of pear. Or, if you have some cranberry or raspberry liqueur, use that...

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks October 23, 2011

Can't find the recipe because I can't remember the title (sorry, food52er and if anybody knows, please put the link up). Great fall cocktail with apple cider, maple syrup and Maker's Mark. The proportions I use are two shots of apple cider, half a shot of maple syrup, half a shot of Maker's Mark.

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