Ah, the iconic blue cocktail. Long-maligned by cocktail snobs, and feared by many a drinker who, in the fresh bloom of youth, imbibed one too many sickly-blue high-fructose concoctions and swore off the stuff for life. But not so fast, dear reader! We hereby proclaim: some blue drinks are good, actually. We've tested recipes until our tongues turned blue, and we're pleased to say that we've dug up twelve solid, well-balanced recipes that might just make even the most stalwart haters appreciate the mystical charms of a pretty blue cocktail.
Ready to up your cocktail game this Valentine's Day? Look no further: we've assembled 12 of the best rose-centric recipes Cocktail Party has to offer.
The lychee is a queen among fruit: delicate, floral, etherial, delicious. So it's a shame that that the most popular lychee cocktail is the Lychee Martini - an acrid, dated drink with none of the charm of the real fruit.
We've drunk our way through nearly every lychee cocktail recipe under the sun, and we've found 11 solid lychee cocktails good enough to make the cut to get into the Cocktail Party app.
The venerated Negroni has introduced a whole new generation to the acrid beauty of Campari, and other bitter citrus apéritif like Gran Classico or Luxardo. That said, it's not the end of the story – the Negroni is simply the first step on a journey of bitter delights.
Read on for some of our favorite alternatives to your usual Negroni!
Originally a celebration of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint and famous banisher of snakes, this holiday has become for many an excuse to drink green-dyed lager and throw back cheap shots of Jameson.
Far be it from us to denigrate this time-honored tradition – St. Pat himself knows we've had our fair share of neon-green cherries and enough Shamrock Shakes to last a lifetime.
But if you're looking to class up your celebration a bit this year, read on for a few our favorite St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipes. Sláinte!
We confess that we usually avoid brightly-colored colored blue, pink and purple cocktails; those candy-like hues have long been the chief indicator that a cocktail would be a syrupy, saccharine confection not worth drinking. On the other hand, there's no denying how lovely it is to see a violet drink in a glass – it looks like something magical, like a mana potion or the juice of some otherworldly fruit.
We've found twelve solid purple cocktails that were actually good enough to make it in the Cocktail Party app. Out of the dozens of purple drinks we tested, these cocktails are the most balanced and drinkable – and none of them will turn your tongue purple!