What to Drink Tonight

A quiz to find which cocktail to serve tonight—and a recipe for my current favorite drink.
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Recipes, from (roughly) left to right: Bellini, Vodka Martini, Dark and Stormy, Aviation, Mai Tai, Ivy Gimlet, Negroni, Mosco Mule, Michelada, Peach Collins, Blackberry Mojito, Adult Slushies, Old Fashioned, Gilded Spritz (recipe below!), Margarita, Pisco Sour, Gin and Tonic

Recipes, from (roughly) left to right: Bellini, Vodka Martini, Dark and Stormy, Aviation, Mai Tai, Ivy Gimlet, Negroni, Mosco Mule, Michelada, Peach Collins, Blackberry Mojito, Adult Slushies, Old Fashioned, Gilded Spritz (recipe below!), Margarita, Pisco Sour, Gin and Tonic

Even as someone who considers herself to be a competent cook, I've always found making cocktails to be fairly intimidating. Beyond taking a while to master (it helps that I'm married to a fantastic cocktail-maker), it was years before I felt confident enough to know which drink was the right one to serve on different occasions, so our team put together a fun flowchart to help narrow down your choices, no matter the occasion! Some of the options are a little tongue-in-cheek, like drinking a vodka martini alone (which, for the record, is one of my favorite drinks!) but most of them are chosen to fit the occasion or season. I've also created a holiday cocktail, the Gilded Spritz, inspired by the cutest gold coupes in our shop. Scroll on for the recipe—cheers! 

Gilded Spritz

You will need:

1 ounce Campari
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
Top with Champagne (2 to 4 ounces)
Fresh cranberries and a sprig of pine (as garnish)

How to make it:

Add to shaker with ice, and shake until fully chilled. Strain and pour into the coupe. 

Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of pine. 

Serve!

P.S., Don't know where to start? Here's how to build a bar!