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The ideal time for each cocktail


Not all cocktails are served at night: there are cocktails suitable for noon, for the afternoon and for special occasions, so it’s about knowing what is best and enjoy them according to our needs.

There are different types of cocktails according to the time of the day when we can drink them:

  • Energetic cocktails: These are to drink from 7 to 9 am, they are low in alcohol. Some of them are Rabbit Punch and Algarrobina.
  • Revitalizing cocktails: These are ideal to remove a hangover the day after drinking, they are best consumed between 9 and 11 am. Some of them are Bull Shot, Screwdriver or Bloody Mary.
  • Cocktails for mid-morning: fruity cocktails, generally appropriate to drink between 11 and 12, some of them are the Fruit Punch and Piña Colada.
  • Appetizers: These are accompanied with olives or chips, and they are consumed from noon to 2 pm, some of them are Pisco Sour, Martini and Manhattan.
  • Digestive cocktails: Also called mid-afternoon cocktails, they are the ones we drink from 1 to 6 in the afternoon, just after lunch, such as Alexander, Rusty Nail and Fruit Cobblers.
  • Cocktails to end the day: These are the ones which we enjoy after a long day, from 6 to 10 pm. Some of them are San Francisco, Black Hawk and White Spider.
  • Cocktails for special occasions: These are the ones that we enjoy at formal occasions, such as weddings and other celebrations with toast. Some of them are Black Velvet and Bellini.

So, what is the best time for a cocktail for you? Is there a time of day do you prefer?

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Case Gin-Tonic with 10 Botanical: Briefcase with 10 botanicals for Gin and Tonic. This complete kit is ideal for making a gin and tonic like a pro.



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Cocktail glass meter to facilitate measuring and mixing your cocktails.



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The best cocktails with rosé wine


Rosé wine is a delicious drink, and you can not only drink it, but also create interesting cocktails with it.

Cocktail with rosé wine


  • 150 millilitres rosé wine
  • 30 millilitres vodka
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • Simple syrup.
  • Ice


  1. Place the basil leaf and the slice of lemon in a glass. Crush both ingredients and add two ice cubes.
  2. Add the rosé wine, vodka and a splash of simple syrup.

Rose wine Margarita


  • 120 millilitres rosé wine
  • 30 millilitres white tequila
  • 15 millilitres triple sec
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • Simple syrup
  • Salt


  1. Moisten the edge of the glass with the slice of lemon and then pass it by the salt to frost the glass and decorate.
  2. Add ice, lemon juice, rosé wine, triple sec and tequila.
  3. Stir the ingredients and add a touch of simple syrup.

Rosé cocktail


  • 2 strawberries
  • 90 millilitres rosé wine
  • 30 millilitres vodka
  • 30 millilitres grapefruit juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Ice


  1. Place in a glass strawberries and crush them. Fill the glass with ice and pour the rosé wine, vodka and grapefruit juice.
  2. Remove the content and add a touch of simple syrup.

Rosé wine and peach cocktail


  • 3/4 kilogram ripe peaches
  • 1 litre rosé wine
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • The zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups soda (500 cc)
  • Crushed ice


  1. Place the wine in a bowl. Peel the peaches and cut them into pieces.
  2. Add the peaches to the wine with orange juice, orange zest and lemon zest.
  3. Macerate the preparation for a couple hours.
  4. Serve with some chilled soda and crushed ice. Decorate the glass with a slice of lemon or orange peel.

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Miraval Rosé 2014: a rosé wine with this DO: Côtes De Provence is made with cinsault and syrah of 2014 and 13º of alcohol content.



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Minuty Prestige Rosé 2014, a wine rosé with the Côtes De Provence DO with trebbiano and tibouren of 2014 and 13º of alcohol content.


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3 cocktails for this spring


The world of cocktails is extensive and offers delicious varieties to enjoy in good company. If you want to try preparing some of them this spring, you could use these recommendations.

Strawberry Mojito

This mojito has strawberry as main ingredient, rich in vitamin C and very refreshing.


  • 3 or 4 large strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • 10 millilitres white rum
  • Some mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 50 millilitres soda or sparkling water
  • 50 millilitres lemon soda


  1. Put crushed ice in a cocktail glass.
  2. Liquefy the strawberries in a blender with sugar and lime juice. Pour the liquid into the cocktail glass.
  3. Clean the mint leaves and place them in the glass.
  4. Pour the white rum in the glass, followed by lemon soda and sparkling water or soda.
  5. Garnish with some mint leaves. For the edge of the glass, use slices of strawberry and lime and don’t forget the straw.

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Corporación Cuba Ron is the maker of Havana Club Añejo 3 Años, a rum from Cuba with 40º alcohol content.




The appletini is elaborated in various ways. Some people prefer to use apple sauce while others use apple liqueur. The secret of its colour is to use some lemon juice to prevent apple to oxidate quickly.


  • 45 millilitres vodka
  • 29 millilitres green apple liqueur
  • 7 millilitres lemon juice


  1. Place all the ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Add some crushed ice.
  3. Shake and serve in a chilled Martini glass.

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Belvedere Vodka, a vodka from distillery Belvedere Vodka made in Poland with a volume of alcohol of 40º.



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Green apple liquor Joseph Cartron from Joseph Cartron cellar: a fruit liqueur produced in France with 18° of alcohol content.


Gin Fizz

The Gin Fizz’s main ingredient is gin and it was created in the United States.


  • 3 parts gin
  • 2 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part simple syrup or 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • 3 parts sparkling water
  • Crushed ice


  1. Put gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker.
  2. Shake and serve in a tall glass with crushed ice.
  3. Fill with sparkling water and serve chilled.
  4. You can use a glass to mix instead of the shaker; in this case mix the ingredients with a spoon.

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Brockmans Gin from Brockmans Gin cellar: a gin from England with 40º alcohol content. Uvinum users valued Brockmans Gin with 4.3 points out of 5.



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3 cocktails with beer that will cheer up your spring


The advantage of beer cocktails is that you can drink them by day, with lunch and in good company over the weekend. And now, with the arrival of spring, is a good time to start enjoying them. Don’t miss them!

Brass Monkey

This cocktail is ideal to enjoy your lunch. Its citrus flavour will give freshness to your palate.


  • 120 ml orange juice
  • 360 ml wheat beer
  • Angostura bitters


  1. Pour the orange juice into a glass of beer previously cooled in the refrigerator.
  2. Add the beer gradually until filling the glass.
  3. Garnish the top with a few drops of Angostura bitters.

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Hoegaarden Grand Cru is an original white beer (Weissbier) from Belgium, produced by low fermentation, with an ABV of 8%.



Ginger Shandy

This cocktail of slightly spicy flavour thanks to ginger, is a particular way of enjoying a cocktail over the weekend.


  • 120 ml ginger beer
  • 180 ml Pale Ale
  • Candied ginger


  1. Put ice in a shallow glass until halfway full.
  2. Pour the ginger beer in the glass with ice.
  3. Gradually add the Pale Ale until filling the glass.
  4. Garnish the cocktail with a little candied ginger on the edge.

You can replace the ginger ale, but look for one that is not too sweet, such as Bruce Costes.

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Coopers Pale Ale 375ml is a pale ale from Australia that has a 4% ABV.




The Michelada is a cocktail that mixes different flavours. You can enjoy it right now just having the right ingredients.


  • 120 ml Pale Ale
  • 120 ml tomato juice
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon togarashi (optional)
  • Salt


  1. Frost the edge of a whisky glass with sriracha or rimming salt. If they are not available, you can mix salt with cayenne pepper.
  2. Fill the whiskey glass with ice.
  3. Add all ingredients except beer and mix.
  4. Fill the glass with the Pale Ale.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Damm Inedit 75cl is a pale ale brewed in Spain by high fermentation, with 4.8% ABV.



* Image: Octavio Troncoso (flickr)

2 sweet cocktails you shouldn’t miss


While it is true that often we associate cocktails to seasons like summer, with refreshing elaborations and somewhat festive, the winter season is also appropriate for recipes like the ones we show today, two sweet cocktails that will delight your palates and those of your guests at any occasion.

Hot chocolate with fennel seeds and ginger

Nothing better to offset the rigours of a cold winter afternoon that this sweet, flavourful and restorative preparation.

Ingredients (for 2 people):


Gently heat half the milk in a saucepan, add the chocolate, ginger, fennel and salt, and stir until chocolate is melted. Add the remaining milk, bring to a comfortable temperature for consumption (don’t let it boil), and whisk until build some foam. Strain into two glasses or cups, sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve.

Out With The Old

Actually it is a variation of a classic champagne cocktail, conceived to be consumed on New Year, but good for any moment of celebration in winter.


  • 750 ml port (tawny works best)
  • 150 g Christmas pudding, crumbled
  • Sugar cubes
  • Angostura bitters
  • Champagne or cava


In a large pan over medium heat, reduce the port by a third. Add the pudding and leave to infuse. Strain through a coffee filter and reserve. Soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and place it into a flute type glass. Add the port mixture, complete with champagne and serve.

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Distillery Angostura Distillery produced Angostura Bitter 200ml a drink of the liquors & creams category native of Venezuela.



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Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is a sparkling wine of the Champagne Apellation made with pinot Noir and pinot Nero.


The TOP 10 of the World’s Best Bars


Elegant, quite impersonal, trendy, with a kitchen… the best bars in the world have thousands of reasons to consider them as such. Know what are the best 10 and visit them if you have the opportunity.

Artesian, London

London could not escape from this list giving us examples of really top bars for various reasons. The barman Alex Kratena delights visitors with its precious cocktails while highlighting its designer decor.

The Dead Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York

The city that never sleeps, New York, distills arts and entertainment in its bars. Is the case of The Dead Dead Rabbit Grocery, where its owners created menus, bar design, walls and delicious drinks, reaching perfection.

Nightjar, London

This bar has its own character, where the owners Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil made a bar where they wanted to drink in the first place. And they do. Live swing music and renowned cocktails.

Attaboy, New York

We return to the Big Apple, and land in the Attaboy, which has passed through various hands. They remain faithful to the structure of earlier times, but there are changes too, since it is now more relaxed. It is famous by its creative drinks.

Employees Only, New York

Open almost every night of the week -either a Saturday or a Monday- always offering a lively atmosphere, excellent service and quality drinks. It stands out by being sensual, elegant and trendy, art deco style.

Canon, Washington

It has about 3,300 bottles, which form one of the largest distilleries in the world. Its decor is a nod to the origins of the British pubs, but it’s only three years old.

The Baxter Inn, Sydney

The mighty Baxter Inn moves back to its 2012 position, the number 7 on the list. When entering, it is bustling and very popular in the city, and they have a long list of whiskeys.

American Bar, London

Sophisticated, historic and very elegant. It has 125 years of history, and has seen many artists and relevant people, with classic and modern cocktails.

High Five, Tokyo

In Tokyo there are thousands of bars, each more modern and stylish. For years this bar occupies the top positions in Japan and the world. Drinks and high quality sushi.

28 HongKong Street, Singapore

This bar opens in response to the growing trend in New York’s cocktail bars. Its manager moved this concept to Singapore and it has renowned bartenders from different origins, creating always different cocktails.

3 cocktails with vodka you can not miss


Vodka is a very versatile drink and therefore is ideal to make cocktails like the ones we propose today. So… do not think about it, grab the ingredients and enjoy them!


This cocktail is sweet and fresh on the palate and is made of cranberries and lemon.


  • 12 ml Cointreau
  • 25 ml cranberry juice
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Vodka to taste
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed
  • 1 slice of lemon


  1. Put into the shaker crushed ice, cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and a splash of vodka to taste.
  2. Close the shaker and shake well.
  3. In a cocktail glass pour the mixture and garnish with a lemon slice on the rim.


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Skyy Vodka is a smooth vodka that comes from the United States. It is ideal for cocktails.




Cointreau is a Triple Sec native of France who has 40 degrees of alcohol.



White Russian

The White Russian is a creamy and amazing cocktail, made from vodka and coffee liqueur.


  • 30 ml vodka
  • 25 ml coffee cream (the most common is Kahlua)
  • Half cup cream
  • Crushed ice


  1. Put the crushed ice in a wide, shallow glass and then add the cream.
  2. Then add vodka and coffee liqueur.
  3. Stir very gently and, if desired, add a touch of nutmeg or cinnamon.


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Vodka Beluga 1L is a vodka native from Russia which has 40 degrees of alcohol.



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Kahlua 1L is a worldwide famous Mexican coffee liqueur.



Absolut Gibson

This cocktail is named after an abstemious diplomat of the same name, who had to attend cocktails frequently for work and asked the bartender to fill a glass with water and garnish it with an onion to differentiate the glass from others.


  • 2 ½ parts Absolut Vodka
  • ½ part dry vermouth
  • 1 Pearl onion


  1. In a mixing container, put ice and the remaining ingredients.
  2. Close and shake for a moment.
  3. Proceed to stir into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a pearl onion.


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Absolut Illusion is a vodka made in Sweden that has an alcohol content of 40°.



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Cinzano Rosso 1L is a vermouth native of Italy who has 14.4º of alcohol content.


By the way, did you know that…

  • the origin of vodka is worldwide attributed to Russia, but not everyone knows that this origin is also disputed by Poland?
  • …vodka has virtually no taste, is colorless and is composed primarily of water and ethanol?
  • …the word vodka comes from the word ‘vodá’, meaning ‘little water’?

How about a hot wine to challenge the cold?


Hot wine is a traditional recipe in some countries for the winter season, ideal with sweets and biscuits. In England it is known as Mulled or Hot Wine (a mixture of wine, some spices and raisins), in Germany is known as Glühwein (made from hot wine and spices).

The mulled wine is a typical drink in many countries. Although it is a traditional Christmas drink, is also consumed throughout the winter. In Germany it is known as Glühwein, and in the Scandinavian countries as Glögg, with small differences.

The hot wine was first registered as mulled wine in Rome in the second century, spread by the Romans who traveled across Europe carrying the recipe. Hot wine is also popular in England and the United States. It is a typical drink for winters, as well as others as Hot Toddy.


  • 1 bottle Merlot wine
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 6 small pieces of ginger
  • Zest of one orange
  • Orange slices

Preparation of hot wine:

Step 1:
In a saucepan mix water, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, berries and orange zest

Step 2:
Place over low heat for about 5 minutes.

Step 3:
Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes.

Step 4:
Add the orange juice and put the preparation into a container.

Step 5:
Pour the red wine to the mix previously strained

Step 6:
Put the drink in a saucepan and simmer over low heat

Step 7:
Let cool and serve to your guests in glasses decorated with orange slices.

Another variant of hot wine is the Glögg, a type of Scandinavian hot wine made from red wine, korn or vodka spiced with cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, to serve accompanied with almonds and raisins.

If you want to give a little warmth to your home during this winter be sure to prepare it to enjoy in the company of your loved ones.

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Vinya d’en Grec Negre



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Opera Prima Merlot


The secret of a perfect gin tonic? A perfect gin

A perfect gin tonic has just one secret to hide. Or perhaps two. Firstly, we need a gin of good quality. Secondly it is important that the mixture doesn’t predominate the original flavours of the gin: nor fancy tonics nor random condiments. Just quality and simplicity, and then enjoy it!

Classic gin tonic

To create an authentic version of this cocktail, it is recommendable to choose a classic gin like Seagrams or Tanqueray which is predominated by notes of juniper berry. 


  • a shot of Seagrams gin
  • a bottle of Fever Tree tonic
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • a lemon
  • four or five juniper berries 


First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we cut a stripe of lemon peel (separating the white zest), squeeze it into the glass, sweep it along the edge of the glass and and then add the ice. Afterwards we mash some juniper berries without busting them and also place them into the balloon glass. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily!

Citric gin tonic 

For this recipe, it is recommendable to choose a gin with citric notes as p.e. Citadelle: A gin which offers not only a convincing lemon touch, but also a smooth and aromatic flavour.

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  • a shot of Citadelle gin
  • a bottle of Fever Tree Lemon tonic
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • an orange



First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we cut a stripe of orange peel (separating the white zest), squeeze it into the glass, sweep it along the edge of the glass and then add the ice. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily!

Floral gin tonic

The floral touch will be provided by using a gin like Bulldog which is predominated by botancis as poppy seeds and longan. You can also add some dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses.


  • a shot of Bulldog gin
  • a bottle of Boyan tonic water
  • ice made of low-mineral water
  • a moderated quantity of dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses


First of all, we fill a balloon glass with ice. After that we add the dried leaves of lavender, orange flower and roses. After having laced the gin, we finally pour over the tonic water smoothly. Help yourself with a braided spoon to serve it more easily! We let it rest for a moment to hydrate the leaves and serve it.





Now you just have to enjoy your gin tonic. Let yourself be overwhelmed by this fresh and special palate. Cheers!



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Seagram’s Gin



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Gin Citadelle







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Fever Tree

5 Fabulous Cocktails for Christmas


Whithout ideas for Christmas cocktails? No worrries, we show you 5 ideas which can please your guests and family in general; some suitable for all ages and others for adults.

Clericó Cocktail

This cocktail is ideal for Christmas parties, being composed of a soft liquor and numerous fruits. It has a mild flavor and is suitable for family members of almost all ages.


  • 1 Bottle of White wine
  • 1 liter of sparkling mineral water
  • Apples, chopped and peeled
  • Oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • Black and white grapes
  • Melon, chopped and macerated in sugar
  • 300 grams of chopped pineapple
  • 300 grams of sugar


  1. Wash and cut the fruits into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the fruits in sugar for 12 hours.
  3. Mix the white wine with the other ingredients.

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El Blanc Pescador is a success of aromatic wine with a refreshingly light spritz . One of the Top selling Spanish white wine.



Daiquiri Cocktail

This cocktail with strawberry and lemon is an ideal appetizer for Christmas, and the presence of rum make it refreshing.


  • Ice
  • Lemon
  • Sugar
  • 200 grams of strawberries
  • 50 cc white rum
  • Fresh mint


  1. Put ice, lemon and sugar in the blender.
  2. Blend until the ice is well crushed.
  3. Add the strawberries into pieces.
  4. Finally, add rum and blend until the mixture looks like granita.

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Havana Club Añejo 3 Años is a white a rum made in Cuba that presents an alcohol content of 40º.



Christmas Appetizer Cocktail

This cocktail, in spite of being warm, may be paired with chilled champagne to give it a refreshing twist.


  • 20 cc bitter liqueur
  • 50 cc champagne
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Mix the bitter liqueur with champagne.
  2. Pour into a flute glass.
  3. Garnish with cherry and serve.

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Campari is the most contemporary and charismatic classic spirit and is the base for some of the most famous cocktails around the world.



Tutti Frutti Champagne

This recipe is great for the holidays, it is refreshing for after December abundant meals, and you can use ice cream with other flavors if you prefer.


  • 1 liter of champagne or cava of your choice
  • 1 liter tutti frutti ice cream or your preference.


  1. Place the ice cream in the fridge and the champagne a day before.
  2. When serving, place 2 scoops of ice cream and complete with champagne.

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Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve is a balance between power and finesse. It combines wonderfully structure and vinosity, elegance and freshness.


Vanilla Punch

This cocktail is made with milk punch, cinnamon, vanilla and whiskey. It is creamy and very palatable.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 6 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 sachet of ?flanin?
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1/2 cup whiskey


  1. Proceed to heat the milk with cinnamon and the whiskey of your choice.
  2. Beat the eggs with sugar until they begin to whiten.
  3. When the milk is boiling, add the ?flanin? sachet dissolved in milk.
  4. When the mixture begins to thicken, turn off and let stand in order to cool slightly the milk.
  5. Mix the eggs gradually with the milk while to you stir constantly with a spoon.

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Bell’s signature malt is from Blair Athol, with part from the known Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Dufftown and Inchgower. The result is a well-rounded and consistent character with a distinctive nutty and spicy flavour.


We truly hope that you enjoy these cocktails with your family and friends and… if you need some more ideas of celebration cocktails, don’t miss these other great recipes.