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Mixologists are individuals who are skilled at mixing and invents cocktails and other drinks. However, you do not have to go to bartending school to create the ultimate cocktail. Our guide to 10 unique drink recipes, complete with step by step instructions will have you creating and concocting your own unique blends and entertaining in style without ever having to leave your home.
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1. Jungle Juice
Our first recipe is the old college staple, Jungle Juice, which is just a common term used for any large-batch alcoholic punch. The key to a good juice is masking the flavor of any cheaper alcohol you use and not making it too sweet. This version, however, has been classed up with the addition of fruit.
Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
2. Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita
The classic margarita recipe gets a twist with the addition of some jalapeno slices and a few sprigs of cilantro. This combination guarantees a subtle balance with the cilantro mellowing out the jalapeno which gives the drink a subtle kick at the end.
Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila
3. Lavender Mind Eraser
The Lavender Mind Eraser recipe is made up of 1 part Kahlua, 1 part Vodka, club soda and a dash of Lavender Bitters. This makes a perfect summer drink for all your outdoor entertaining.
4. Cinnamon Toast Shot
Another blast from college past, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot might remind you of your favorite childhood cereal. With a mix of Fireball Whiskey and rum liqueur, this mix can be enjoyed as a shot or over ice as a dessert cocktail.
The cleanse-a-rita is exactly what it sounds like—a unique take on the margarita that combines one of the most popular juice cleanse recipes of late and tequila for a lower calorie drink.
Espolon Blanco Tequila
6. Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is given a seasonal twist with the addition of maple syrup instead of sugar. A great soothing drink.
7. Grey Goose Espresso Martini
A martini is a classic drink that takes on many forms. The addition of espresso, coffee liqueur and a garnish of salted dark chocolate powder makes this drink an excellent one to follow any meal.
Grey Goose Vodka
8. Trap Queen Smash
The Trap Queen Smash is a delicious, unique drink made with vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh blueberries and mint.
St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
9. Spring Sangria Splash
Sangria gets an upgrade with the addition of fresh flavors and hints of tropical spice. Vodka, pineapple and lemon juice are combined with raspberries, pineapple and freshly grated nutmeg to create a tropical drink with an even balance of tart and sweet.
Absolut Elyx Luxury Vodka
10. The Last Word
Appropriately named for our last drink recipe, this unique sweet-tart-herbal drink hails from the Prohibition era and has been revived for this century. Maraschino liqueur, gin, green chartreuse and lime juice are mixed and poured into a chilled glass for your taste enjoyment.
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
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