Dia Del Amor

Ingredients 2 parts reposado tequila 1 part St Germain ¾ part freshly squeezed lime juice 2 dashes hot sauce Directions Shake and strain into chili salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Photo by Seadevi via Flickr used with CC Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike license

Watermelon Tequila Refeshers

Ingredients 3½ pounds chopped seedless watermelon (about 12 cups) cut into 2 inch cubes 1 cup tequila 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6–8 limes) plus lime slices for garnish 4 cups ice ¾ cup sugar Directions Stir together sugar and ¾ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until…

Espresso Martinis

Ingredients 1 oz of vodka 1 oz vanilla vodka ½ oz of coffee liquor 1½ oz chilled espresso Directions Place martini glasses in freezer Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans. Variations Try equal parts vanilla flavored vodka and coffee liquor (2 oz each) with no espresso for a sweeter version.

Mulled Cider

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 quarts (½ gallon) apple cider 4 strips lemon zest 2 cinnamon sticks 2 whole star anise (optional) 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries 1 teaspoon whole cloves Directions In a pot, bring cider, lemon zest, and spices to a boil; cover, and remove from heat Let steep at least 20 minutes (or…