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Pour a drink (pg 13)

Some drinks are so classically immaculate that there's nothing to critique–and you can't go wrong with a Tom Collins. Hendrick's gin, lemon juice, orange juice, club soda and a hint of sugar blend to create a quintessential go-to cocktail that's smooth but tough. (Just like you.)
Episode: London Fog Latte

London Fog Latte

Lavender, vanilla and brown sugar? Definitely our cup of tea. London Fog Latte is a sweet, versatile mocktail that would pair with a morning email scan or an evening reminiscing with old friends. Bitter notes of Earl Grey tea balance out the sweetness, and a sprinkle of dried lavender adds another layer of complexity with a calming aroma and aftertaste.
The only thing constant is change, and cocktails. Kiwi Lime Magic Mint transitions from a deep purple to a vibrant blue when stirred, delivering bright, fruity flavor. Butterfly pea flower-infused vodka is behind the color-changing science, and also delivers an earthy undertone to the kiwi, lime and mint. Like most things, it’s beautiful on its own but tastes even better after you stir it up.
Episode: Stargazer


Sometimes a recipe for success comes from the most unlikely ingredients. A modern-day piña colada, the Stargazer is a soft and sweet wine cocktail best served on the rocks. Kraken black spiced rum provides a strong kick of flavor, while the sweetness of Game of Thrones Wines's chardonnay, vanilla and citrus softens out the finish.
Episode: Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

The quintessential recovery drink? A Tequila Sunrise, of course. Picture yourself on a beach and let the tide wash away your stress and hardship with this go-to cocktail. We keep it simple with Patrón Silver tequila, orange juice and grenadine. Karen recommends organic maraschino cherries for an authentic cherry taste. (And a tiny umbrella is optional.)
Though seasoned bartenders may disagree, there's no cocktail recipe rulebook. Sage Brown Derby thwarts the rules with a delicious yet unlikely combination: whiskey and grapefruit. Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey, grapefruit juice and agave blend to create a slow-sipping drink that's ideal for a cozy evening at home.
Episode: Humble Pie

Humble Pie

When you take a long, honest look at your reputation, humility is key. Luckily you can always whip up a glass of Humble Pie. A fizzy mixture of Aperol, fresh lemon juice and blood orange Vodka, this striking orange drink is reminiscent of a boozy Italian soda on a summer's day.
Nothing screams "fake it till you make it" quite like Love Potion No. 9. (Luckily, this version doesn't smell like turpentine like the one in the song.) Pink lemonade, Aviation American Gin, orange bitters and a splash of grenadine come together to create a syrupy sweet cocktail designed for slow sipping. Add a little more pink lemonade if you'd like to smooth out the flavor.
When you're immersed in a rigorous project, you might want to grab a beer without fussing over a cocktail. But rigor doesn't have to be boring. Citrusy and earthy, Short's Brewing Company's Huma Lupa Licious is rounded out with a malt aftertaste. Short's is no stranger to rigor; the company has grown significantly over the past 15 years, producing about thirty thousand barrels of craft beer annually. (You’ve got to have barrels full of rigor to grow at that rate.)
Episode: Buenos Dias

Buenos Dias

Many of us write out plans with a cup of coffee in hand—why not make it a coffee mocktail? Say good morning with Buenos Dias, a mocktail recipe that comes to us from The Cascade Room in Vancouver. The dark, bitter coffee taste adds a hint of complexity to this non-alcoholic drink, while mango and cilantro provide a refreshing, fruity balance. With a touch of caffeine, this mocktail will help you get down to business and start planning ahead.