Four creative cocktails to impress your guests this season

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October 4, 2023 3:55 p.m. EST
October 4, 2023 3:55 p.m. EST

Are you looking to whip up some delicious cocktails to impress your guests at your next dinner party? Take the guesswork out of it with the help of cocktail expert Evelyn Chick. To celebrate her new book, For the Love of Cocktails: The Everyday Guide to Delightful Drinks for Anyone, Anytime, Evelyn shares four easy-to-follow cocktail recipes for any occasion that will give you more time to entertain and enjoy the drinks themselves.  

Miso Bees-ies


Fermented soybeans in a cocktail? Turns out it’s terrific! This drink is a take on a classic Bee’s Knees with the addition of white miso paste for an earthy, salty-sweet, and floral character. Made with a New Western Dry Gin, you’ll also find notes of lavender and citrus.

Zero Hero

This stirred hero cocktail (a cocktail that can be the main character on any drink menu) will save the day with flavours of allspice, clove, and salted grapefruit. Verjus is a tart, grape-based ingredient that you can use to elongate any drink and is particularly useful in adding depth to non-alcoholic concoctions.

Sesame and Vermouth Tonic

A classic Vermouth and Tonic inspire this simple cocktail. This drink is filled with nutty-on-nutty goodness, playing the marzipan and almond notes of the Amontillado Sherry off a bittersweet black sesame-infused vermouth. The combination makes this Aperitivo perfect for an early fall evening get-together.

S'up With Dat 

Loaded with herbal and smoky qualities balanced by the freshness of cucumbers and pine, the guests you serve this to will happily ask you, “S’up wit dat?”