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Here you will find delicious cocktail recipes that are perfect for celebrating all year round! From cozy, festive holiday cocktails to perfect light and refreshing drinks for summer like the Best Canadian Caesar Cocktail to the most delicious Sangria recipe! Cheers to you!

Refreshing Strawberry Margaritas

Strawberry & slice of lime Margarita | cookingwithcassandra.com

I am a huge margarita fan! Aside from wine, tequila is my go-to for my cocktail of choice. Recently, I shared my margarita pitcher recipe which is great for serving big crowds. While a classic margarita makes for a delicious cocktail, sometimes I like to switch it up, especially if I’m feeling particularly creative.  Today, I’m sharing a variation of the traditional recipe: a frozen strawberry margarita.  This homemade strawberry margarita recipe uses frozen strawberries, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and honey. When blended together, the mixture turns a very pretty pink...

Homemade Margarita Pitcher

Margarita Drinks | cookingwithcassandra.com

The margarita is a drink that needs no introduction. Every Mexican bar or restaurant has a margarita on its menu, and it’s a popular cocktail everyone can recognize from a mile away. Those salt-rimmed glasses filled with an iced cocktail and a fancy lime wedge? Iconic.  But what really sets a good margarita apart is the cocktail mixture. If you combine just the right amount of high-quality tequila, sweet triple sec, and tangy lime juice, you’ll get a smooth margarita that tastes divine!  In this recipe, I’ll be showing you my best homemade margarita recipe for a serving of 16....

Gingerbread Espresso Martini

Gingerbread Espresso Martini Recipe The perfect holiday entertaining drink! This gingerbread espresso martini is a fun spin on the classic cocktail and the perfect festive cocktail recipe for the holidays! For the Gingerbread Spice2 teaspoon all ground spice2 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground clove1 teaspoon ground nutmegpinch black pepperFor the Rimcaramel saucebrown sugarFor the Cocktail Shaker4 ounces espresso4 ounces Baileys2 ounces vodka4 teaspoons gingerbread spiceiceTop It Offwhipped cream and espresso beansa sprinkle of the gingerbread spice In a...

Cranberry Tequila Punch Recipe – The Perfect Holiday Cocktail

Cranberry Tequila Punch Recipe Christmas Punch4 cups pure 100% Cranberry Juice (chilled)3 cups sweet apple cider (chilled (not apple cider vinegar))2 cups reposado tequila (add more or less to taste)1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate2 ½ cups frozen cranberries2 oranges (thinly sliced into rounds)For Serving1 ½ cups ginger ale (add more or less to taste)cinnamon stick in each glass Combine all Christmas Punch ingredients in a large punch bowl or drink dispenser. Mix until combined.Add in cranberries and orange slices.Let chill in your refrigerator until your party starts! Chill for...

Easy Eggnog Cocktail

Ah, eggnog! The classic holiday drink that warms your soul and makes you feel like a kid again. It's the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and spicy goodness, and there's nothing quite like it. Whether you're sipping it by the fire on a chilly winter night or sharing it with friends and family during holiday gatherings, eggnog always brings a smile to your face. For those who haven't had the pleasure of experiencing this delicious drink, eggnog is a rich and creamy concoction made with milk, cream, sugar, and beaten eggs. It's often flavored with vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon, giving it a...

Dirty Banana Cocktail

Dirty Banana Cocktail This Dirty Banana Cocktail recipe makes for the best boozy dessert and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Chocolate syrup and a maraschino cherry make it almost too cute to drink! 2 oz Appleton Special 2 oz RumChata 1 oz Crème De Cacao Liqueur4 oz Milk2 Bananas2 ½ cups IceChocolate syrupWhipped cream (for topping)maraschino cherries (for topping) Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend it all together until smooth and creamy.Prepare your glasses - In two tall glasses, drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of the glasses before pouring in your drink....

Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail | cookingwithcassandra.com

One of my favorite cocktails in the summer? A boozy Paloma cocktail.  The Paloma is a highball style cocktail with its origins in Mexico. Tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice are the essentials of this thirst quencher and it always gets me in a celebratory mood.  Though it is traditionally served with only these three ingredients, I thought I’d put my own spin on it. I stepped it up with the addition of an orange liqueur (Cointreau, sometimes Triple Sec) and sweetened the cocktail with homemade simple syrup.  All the liquid ingredients go into a cocktail shaker, and...

Best Canadian Caesar Cocktail

Canadian Caesar Cocktail Recipe| cookingwithcassandra.com

If you could be any cocktail, what would you be? For me, it’s gotta be a Canadian Caesar. Why? It’s funky, it’s spicy, and a unique fusion of the best things!  I love myself a Canadian Caesar cocktail - always have and always will. It is our country’s national drink, after all, and it’s perfect for Canada Day which is just around the corner!  Walk into any bar, order a Caesar, and get ready to be mind blown by this funky fusion of clamato juice, vodka, sauces, and toppings. Or better yet, make it yourself with the best recipe below.  Oh, and in case you were wondering –...

Easy Red Sangria – Perfect for Summer

Red Sangria Wine | cookingwithcassandra.com

There is no better drink to enjoy during summer than a red sangria!  Traditional sangria is a cocktail made of Spanish red wine and a variety of fresh fruits and berries. Think of it as a fruit punch that has red wine and is infused for a few hours. This allows the taste of the wine to change depending on the types of fruit mixed in.  It’s the best beverage to cool down with whether you’re by the beach, at the pool, or winding down in the summer evening. If you’re having a few friends over dinner, why not try pairing it with this summer berries, candied almonds and goat cheese...

Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Cocktail

Watermelon Cucumber Cocktail | cookingwithcassandra.com

Picture this: you’re on a camping trip to Banff, and you’ve been hiking all day. Finally, you get to the top, exhausted and parched. Your hiking buddy whips out a flask filled with… no, not cold water, but a chilled watermelon cucumber cocktail.  LIFE. SAVER!  Honestly, wouldn’t that be the best thing ever?  Whenever you’re thirsty and feeling like a fresh, fruity drink, this recipe will be there for you. Whether it’s for happy hour, a family holiday or a bridal shower, this drink will get the party going. Cheers! Recipe Ingredients Watermelon - Seedless watermelons are...

Refreshing Mojito Pitcher

Glass of Refreshing Mojito | cookingwithcassandra.com

There’s no doubt that parties are better when drinks are involved. Whether you’re entertaining friends and family, contributing to a potluck, or just spending a chilled night in, a cocktail is the way to go. This recipe will show you how to make big-batch mojitos to share. There’s no need to shake up one glass of mojito after another. This casual cocktail recipe is a win in my books. All it takes is mixing rum, mint, sugar syrup, and lime in a large pitcher. Mix it in advance, and when anybody wants a drink, just pour it into glasses of ice and serve. Check out other quick and easy...

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