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The 10 Most Popular Cocktails You Googled This Year [DRINK]

As a personal challenge, I decided to see how many recipes for your top 10 most Googled cocktails could be found in Linda Doeser’s The Cocktail Bible, my go-to book for showing off at parties.

Though mostly filled with very specific cocktails your neighborhood dive bartenders will get annoyed attempting, the book contained eight of your most sought-after cocktail recipes this year.

To bring things back into the 21st century, video tutorials fill in the gaps Doeser left.

1. Margarita

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1. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge and then dip in a saucer of coarse salt to frost.

2. Put the cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the tequila, triple sec and lime juice over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

3. Strain into the prepared glass.

2. Martini

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1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour the gin and vermouth over the ice and stir well to mix.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a cocktail olive.

3. Sangria

4. Mojito

5. Mimosa

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1. Pour orange juice into a chilled champagne flute, then pour in champagne.

6. Mint Julep

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1. Put the mint leaves and sugar syrup into a small chilled glass and mash with a teaspoon. Add the crushed ice to fill the glass, then add the bourbon.

2. Decorate with the mint sprig.

7. Moscow Mule

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1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka and lime juice over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a chilled highball glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with ginger beer. Decorate with a slice of lime.

8. White (Cream) Russian

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1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour vodka, coffee liqueur and cream over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Pour, without straining, into a small, chilled glass.

9. Long Island Iced Tea

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1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, gin, tequila, rum, creme de menthe, lemon juice and simple syrup over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a tall, chilled Collins glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with cola and decorate with the lime or lemon wedge.

10. Tequila Sunrise

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1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a chilled highball glass. Pour the tequila over the ice and top off with the orange juice. Stir well to mix.

2. Slowly pour in the grenadine and serve with a straw.

 

Notes: 1 part=1 ounce if doing a single serving and simple syrup is a boiled mixture of equal parts water and sugar.

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This New York City Bakery Makes Deliciously Boozy Donuts with 10% ABV

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After last year’s cronut madness, it didn’t seem there was any other way to improve the donut. But we’re so glad we were so, so wrong.

Drunkin’ Donuts is the New York City-based bakery that’s getting all our pastry-loving panties in a bunch. First opened in April 2013, they’re known for their namesake 10% ABV alcohol-infused donuts, including the “Mudslide,” “Raspberry Champagne,” and “White Russian.” But they also whip up some mean boozy cupcakes, truffles, cannolis, and brownies (ahem, Amaretto Macaroon brownies, anyone?).

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Best of all? (And brace yourself because it’s almost too good to be true.) Yep, nationwide shipping.

Grab yours here.

H/T Awesomer

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Old and Busted: Water Transformed Into Wine, New Hotness: Milk Transformed Into Vodka

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Of course, James Bond is a fan of this stuff. Of course.

A UK farmer has perfected the art of transforming the milk from his herd of 250 cows into vodka. According to PSFK, the process involves separating the milk into curds, which are used to make cheese, and whey, which is used to make beer. The beer is then further blended and filtered to become the farmer’s own special brand, Black Cow Vodka.

The unique concoction has steadily grown in popularity throughout the UK with fans ranging from some of the country’s top chefs to actor Daniel Craig.

According to The Spirit Cellar, the vodka has a “rich and creamy texture” as well as “a sweetness that lingers on the palate, drowning out the alcohol and making this a vodka that is perfect over ice, or just heavily chilled or frozen.”

In other words, it’s pretty much a single-ingredient White Russian for only $44 per 700ml bottle.

Can you say “miracle”?

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka: $44 @ blackcow.co.uk domestic shipping only

H/T + PicThx PSFK

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Absinthe, Whisky, White Russian & Habanero Tequila Flavored Lollipops

 

While the Absinthe-flavored lollipops won’t make you see fairies, they only taste like booze (unfortunately), they do make for an excellent replacement when you run out of tiny umbrellas or could even make for novelty chasers when throwing back actual doses of Absinthe.

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The Dude’s White Russian-filled Chocolate of Choice

This Coen Brothers’ cult classic looks even better on liquor-filled chocolate. The idea is nothing new, but the Twice the Vice Helluva Caucasian Chocolates pays homage to The Big Lebowski film by donning the one and only Dude’s likeness, Shepard Fairey style. In addition to the awesome imagery, the chocolate is filled with the Dude’s drink of choice, a White Russian. I have no doubt that the Dude would abide these awesome chocolate treats. ($28 @ TwiceTheVice)

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Drink of the Day: White Russian

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur
  • Light Cream

Instructions:

Pour Vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.