One of the common questions we get at Wine World is how to make different mix drinks. So we thought we would share some of the most requested ones here along with some of our favorites.
Making mix drinks is not very difficult and can be a lot of fun. It really is as easy as following a simple recipe. When you make the drink yourself you can tweak things to your personal taste, cut back the ratio for a little less alcohol or maybe you are a little heavy on the pour. The key is keep it simple, too many ingredients sometimes doesn’t work so well in the end. You will find most drink recipes are made up of three basic ingredients: spirit, mixer and ice. When you put it all together you typically want to add the alcohol last, just in case there is a mistake we don’t want that going down the drain.
When starting a bar at home, it's easy to get carried away. But there are only a few things you really need to serve quality drinks for yourself or a group: a shaker, strainer, bar spoon and jigger.
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We made this on the WJZ morning edition back December 2013,
and get request for the recipe every holiday season, click here to watch
11/2 quarts of eggnog ice cream (easy to find during the holiday season)
3/4 cup of sugar
cup of cream or half and half
cup of spiced rum
cup of brandy
1/4 tbl spoon of vanilla
Empty the ice cream in a large punch bowl, let the ice cream sit for a few minutes to begin to soften then stir with a spoon into a nice ice cream soup. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and beat them till the are nice and frothy. Then add eggs to the punch bowl with the ice cream. Add the rest of the ingredients except the nutmeg and stir it well. Serve in a glass or a mug and add a few sprinkle of nutmeg to the top.
1 1/2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
1 whole olive (we like Pimento olives) or twist of lemon
In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes crushed or cracked ice works best, combine the gin and vermouth. Stir well or if you feel like 007 give it a shake. Strain into a cocktail glass with an olive. If you prefer a less salty flavor use a lemon twist in place of the olive,
If you would like a sweeter Martini substitute Sweet Vermouth
for a Dirty Martini add a few splashes of olive juice before stirring, garnish with an extra olive or two.
We made this wonderful local favorite on the WJZ Morning Edition in August of 2015, click here to watch our local drink and seafood segment.
Makes one drink.
2 ounces of Fiore Blue Crab Vodka. This Vodka is made right here in Harford county using local ingredients.
4 ounces George’s ®Bloody Mary Mix. This stuff embodies the Chesapeake and all of our local flavors, check out the ingredients list, you won't need to add a thing.
1 tbl spoon Lump Crab meat
1 Fresh celery stalk
1 lime slice
Put some old bay in a dish about a 1/4 inch deep. Wet the rim of your glass with the lime slice than swirl the glass in the old bay for a nice rim coating. Pour the Bloody Mary mix into the glass, then add the vodka. Garnish with the lime slice and celery and then top it off with the spoon full of lump crab meat, and enjoy
Try a "Crush Davis"! Substitute orange soda for the orange juice to make this Baltimore favorite, sure to be a hit at all your Orioles viewing parties.
Makes one drink.
2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
1½ ounces orange flavored vodka
1 tablespoon triple sec
Splash of lemon-lime sparkling water or soda (optional)
Orange slice for garnish
Combine the orange juice, vodka, and triple sec in a cocktail
shaker filled with ice, cover and shake vigorously.
Pour contents of shaker into a highball glass.
Pour a splash of lemon-lime sparkling water on top and stir to combine.
Garnish with orange slice.
Makes 8 glasses or 1 pitcher
1 bottle of wine, a heavy red or a white that is not too sweet
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup brandy
3/4 cup sugar or less based on personal taste
1 apple diced, with peel
1 orange cut in wedges, with skin
1 lemon with skin, quartered then cut into smaller pieces
Mix ingredients together. Serve over ice.
Makes one drink. Multiply by 4 to make enough for your Sex & The City crew.
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple sec
1/2 oz Rose's sweetened lime juice
1/2 oz Cranberry juice
Shake liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Place lime wedge on the rim of a Martini glass. Pour mix into the glass, up. Enjoy!
This holiday treat comes from Team Member Daniel Feliciano, and gives a Puerto Rican twist to this holiday favorite.
- 2 cans Evaporated Milk
- 1 can Condensed Sweet Milk
- 1 can Coco Lopez
- 3 Egg Yolks
- 1 750ml Bacardi White
- 3 to 4 Cinnamon Sticks
In a blender, mix all ingredients except for the Cinnamon sticks. Once blended, add cinnamon sticks as desired and let sit in fridge overnight. Serves 6-14.