Cocktail Recipes Archives

Thirsty Thursday: Bitter & Twisted Menu, Vol. 2

Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted

Bitter & Twisted’s Ross Simon is the Bill Nye of cocktails, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of spirits, the kind of mixologist who transfixes you with the chemistry and history of the torched/shaken/flawlessly frozen imbibement sweating on the bar in front of you. Oh, and everything tastes good, too. For fans of the Arizona Cocktail Week… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Meet the founder of Railean Distillery

Caipirinha copy, web

A unique meet and greet opportunity with the creator of the first rum certified “Made in the U.S.A.” will take place April 16 at Texaz Grille in Phoenix. Serving special rum drinks at the bar and tequila lime shrimp appetizers, Texaz Grill will welcome Kelly Railean of Railean Distillery. The distiller for Texaz, Railean Distillery… Read More →

Pink Pony offers Spring Training specials fit for Giants fans

Golden Gate Sazerac, Susan Cope

Spring Training is a few tender weeks away, and Pink Pony is already ready to round the bases with its special cocktail, Golden Gate Sazerac — an ode to the San Francisco Giants, we assume — and “bomb burger.” The specials run March 1 through April 1. The burger costs $13, the cocktail costs $11… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Super Bowl cocktails

Cocktails courtesy of District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar has graciously shared with Scottsdale Living its starting lineup of cocktails for this weekend’s big game. Check out the recipes and photos below! Our mouths are already watering. The drink: Hail Mary Ingredients: 6 ounces V8 Tomato Juice 11/2 ounces Jim Beam Black Bourbon ¼ ounce Schreiner’s Chorizo 3… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday pours one out for Thanksgiving

Thirsty Thursday, thanksgiving

Oh, snap! It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of our favorite drinking holidays, and in anticipation of the holiday of “Second Helpings,” we’re sharing two seasonal cocktail recipes from Valley mixologists after our own hearts. First up is The Cognac Snap from Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa (495 N. Scottsdale Rd.), which blends fruit, spice and… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

Yellow ripe pear

You may think you love pears, but be prepared to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, sweet cocktails, and enough dishes to make this national day feel like a holiday.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Back to School Martinis; Copyright: wollertz

This week, Arizona State University announced its freshman class broke its enrollment record — yes, again. Doesn’t it just make you want to put out a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils? For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, we’re toasting all the smarty-pants heading off to college for the first time. So, parents, stop obsessively refreshing your… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Cove Trattoria’s Summer Cocktails

The Cove Trattoria's Blackberry Cooler

The Cove Trattoria, nestled among the shops at Seville shopping center (located at Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads) is a family-owned Italian joint that opened in 2002. While the restaurant’s menu contains a bit of Old World Italy, its space is outfitted as a modern eatery with a cocktail menu that boasts more than a… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: SOL Cocina

Sparkling Pomegranate, SOL Cocina

If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further than SOL Cocina. The restaurant’s food and drinks are inspired by traditional Baja cuisine and are simply delicious. Pair the carne asada tacos, xolo tacos, or ceviche with a fruity watermelon margarita (my favorite), a classic SOL Granda Casa Noble Reposado Margarita, or… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Unique Taste of Crudo


Micah Olsen’s award-winning cocktails are nothing short of unique for his new spring menu at Crudo. Olsen works relentlessly on each of his drinks, buying the best and freshest ingredients. Inspired by his win at the 2014 Arizona Cocktail Week’s Last Slinger Standing bartending competition, Olsen created six new cocktails that can be tried every… Read More →

Drunk In Love: Valentine's Day Cocktails

Drunk in Love, WEB
by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle

Are you still looking for that romantic Valentine’s Day date idea? Maybe a classy, romantic night on the town? A steakhouse with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail is the perfect choice. Both J&G Steakhouse and Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse have come up with some deliciously romantic cocktails for the occasion. J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician… Read More →