Cocktail recipes, aka mixed drinks, are generally fairly simple sets of text outlining a selection of ingredients along with some basic instructions on how to mix them. Recipes may involve wine or beer, but most commonly are spirits-based, with various mixers, juices, and others ingredients intended to turn a simple spirit into something elevated. Drinkhacker’s recipe section also occasionally includes food products, either intended specifically to pair with a certain cocktail or incorporating a particular liquor into the recipe directly.

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Review: Meletti Coffee

By Clay Tolbert | September 28, 2023 |

The Meletti Family has been producing spirits since the 1870s, and they are one of Europe’s largest makers of Sambuca and Anisette. More recently, their amaro with its grapefruit and honey profile has become one of the darlings of the modern American cocktail scene. Now another Meletti expression has arrived stateside, Meletti Coffee. Coffee liqueurs…

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Review: The Singleton of Glen Ord 40 Years Old

By Christopher Null | July 21, 2023 |

The Singleton brand has finally put the cap on its ultra-rare Epicurean Odyssey Series, which launched with a 38 year old expression from Glen Ord, was followed up by a 39 year old, and now ends the story with its natural conclusion: The Singleton of Glen Ord 40 Years Old. Each of the three whiskies…

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Summer Cocktail Recipes from the Drinkhacker Staff

By Rob Theakston | June 16, 2023 |

Since receiving a copy of Backcountry Cocktails in the mail a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with one of the recipes found book’s middle pages that is slightly off the traveled mixology trail (see below for the details). It is proving a delightful alternative to a nightly glass of wine and, along with…

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Original Recipe: Highland Split

By Drew Beard | September 22, 2022 |

If it feels like the world is awash in craft cocktail recipes, that’s because it is. With so many different options for vermouths, amari, bitters, tinctures, and everything else that can acceptably be mixed with alcohol, the sky is the limit. And you don’t have to get wildly creative to construct your own unique cocktail…

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Recipe: Good Old Pine

By Drew Beard | June 30, 2022 |

It’s summer, folks. And it’s hot. I love a good Gin & Tonic as much as the next person, especially when the temps are rising, but I usually end up spending the warmer months pining for my wintertime staples like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Cocktails like the Good Old Pine are ideal for scratching…

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Recipe: Velvet Touch

By Drew Beard | June 23, 2022 |

If you’re like me, you drink a lot of Manhattans. Or at least a lot of variations on the Manhattan. I mean, there’s a reason this cocktail has remained in our cultural lexicon for nearly 150 years, amirite? I’m always in search of new takes on this eternal classic, the easier the better. And they…

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Review: Round Barn Winery Black Walnut Cream

By Christopher Null | June 21, 2022 |

Here’s a little twist on the cream liqueur space: Michigan-based Round Barn’s Black Walnut Cream is made not from distilled spirit as a base but from wine, into which cream and natural walnut flavors are added. The resulting cream is low in alcohol and have with nutty elements, particularly on the toasty, vanilla-scented nose. Notes…

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Recipe: Smoky Cola Highball

By Drew Beard | June 2, 2022 |

Rule #1 when getting into whisky: don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should drink the stuff. It’s no cardinal sin to add ice or water, or heaven forbid, a simple soda mixer. And if someone should make a stink at a bar the next time you order a Bourbon and Ginger or an…

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Recipe: Pop Quiz

By Drew Beard | May 19, 2022 |

Pop Quiz! Nah, I don’t have any actual questions for you, just this cocktail recipe created in 2010 by Devon Tarby of New York’s infamous Death & Company. As the story goes, someone challenged her to create a cocktail that used mole bitters (hence the name). Which, well, I’m not sure that’s much of a…

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Recipe: Keeneland Breeze

By Drew Beard | May 5, 2022 |

It’s almost time for the Kentucky Derby, a famously short sporting event with a famously long pre-party (and after party for those who can make it that long). The venerable Mint Julep has become the obligatory tipple for the crowds at Churchill Downs and armchair tailgaters across the country, but the Keeneland Breeze, while newer…

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