5 Amazing Cocktails That Will Drive You Nuts
Orange You a Pistachio?
If you can appreciate a good pun and pistachios are your favorite salty snack, look no further than this cocktail from Washington D.C. bartender David Kurka. The bright flavors of tequila, pistachio orgeat (a nutty syrup that you can either make at home or purchase), lime juice and orange bitters combine for a punny—no, sunny—patio sipper.Get the recipe for Orange You a Pistachio?
It’s time to take brunch al fresco again, and luckily, this creamy, bourbon-based drink goes with Eggs Benedict or waffles. It’s got a touch of almond orgeat, coffee liqueur, cream and soda, to give it that nice lift. In a few words? A sublime way to kick off a relaxing day.Get the recipe for the Bourbon Lift.
The nut-based syrup orgeat is often the secret to perfecting tropical concoctions. The Mai Tai combines orgeat with rum, orange liqueur, lime juice and rock candy syrup for a sipper that’s not too sweet. Master this recipe and you’ll be drinking like a king or queen all spring and summer long. Get the recipe for the Mai Tai.
Cognac and rye whiskey combine for an extravagant sipping experience in this drink from San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich. Add a bit of herbal Italian liqueur, a touch of bitter liqueur and walnut orgeat for a complex cocktail that works as well in spring as it does in autumn. Get the recipe for the Tender Nob.