Make your own beverages like a pro
Surprise yourself and your friends and family with these flavorful beverages! Learn new techniques and little tricks for your next party.
Are you tired of the same old beverages with the same flavors? If you’re like many of us, you should check out beverages recipes and mix up a batch for your friends and for yourself. Here we have hundreds of ideas for drinks. You can choose the quick way and prepare something easy or get creative and brew your own signature beverage.
Do you know that store-bought sodas and other sparkling drinks are loaded with coloring, sugar and preservatives? A can of soda can contain over 140 calories, 40 grams of sugar and have no nutritional value! Sparkling juice isn’t better either, and you never know what chemicals you’re drinking.
Arguably, plain water is the smartest go-to beverage because our bodies need it and it has no calories, but sometimes you want some extra flavor or fizz. Sparkling beverages are a great alternative. Choose something refreshing like cherry syrup and enjoy flavors from mint, citrus and fruit syrup.
Do you find yourself schlepping home dozens of bottles of different beverages? Making your own can help you save time and money! You can through a party and offer your signature cocktails and drinks. You’ll be surprised how many different recipes contain the same or similar ingredients.
For example, if you’re having a Kentucky Derby event, find recipes with mint juleps and limit the bar with similar ingredient cocktails. Or you can choose a fruit-flavored martini or an alcoholic lemonade (or non-alcoholic, because why not).
Here we come up with a new beverages recipe the same way chefs invent new food combinations: we test different things and show you what works. And if you make a mistake, remember: every professional bartender has come up with a couple of fails, so don’t worry about it.
Substitute rum for tequila, choose a new flavor of vodka and mix it with your favorite juice in a cocktail recipe. We have the ideas for garnishes, such as graham crackers, nuts, fruits or even crumbs of the dessert that you made yourself. Let your imagination fly and you’ll be a pro in no time.
Playing mixologist at home or tending bar at the next party isn’t as difficult as it may look. The only difference between a new and an old cook is practice. With our recipes, you can easily pull off a bartending gig and who knows, maybe soon you will be flipping bottles and creating flaming beverages.