All-Star Cocktail Recipes

Drink like the stars with drink and cocktail recipes straight from your favorite Cooking Channel chefs, including Michael Symon, Nadia G., Roger Mooking and Laura Calder.

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Coney Island Iced Tea

This Coney Island iced tea has all the usual suspects of the Long Island variety, with added touches of lemon and orange. 

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Mandarin Martini

Veer away from the classic orange juice and mix things up by adding mandarin orange or tangerine juice to this bright, refreshing martini. Ching-He Huang recommends floating a few edible flowers in your drink for a fancy final touch.

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Dolce Vita's Surubao

Life is most certainly sweet when you’re sipping Dolce Vita’s signature Surubao cocktail. A mixture of muddled raspberries, blackberry syrup and cranberry juice, this drink is so full of fresh berry flavor that it’s hard to taste the vodka.

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Cardamom Blood Orange Mojitos with Sweet Basil Caviar

Nadia knows the secret to a great girls’ night is a classy (but kick-ass) cocktail. Her blood-orange mojitos with cardamom-infused vodka and homemade sweet basil caviar balance sweet and savory flavors. 

Get the Recipe: Cardamom Blood Orange Mojitos with Sweet Basil Caviar

Tequila Lemonade

Chuck Hughes uses sweet-tart Meyer lemons for his lemonade base, then spikes it with tequila for a more adult version of everyone’s favorite childhood beverage. Cheers, Chuck!

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Sangria, Extra Virgin style, is made with brandy and spiced with vanilla, clove and cinnamon. Debi and Gabriele recommend Cannonau wine from Sardinia, Italy, but you can use any medium-bodied red wine.

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HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

Lisa Lillien cuts calories in her margarita by using low-cal lemonade mix and diet soda, but you won't taste the difference when you sip this zesty lime-and-tequila cocktail.

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Feeling adventurous? Bobby Flay's take on a Bloody Mary combines tomato and orange juices with caramelized onions, Tabasco sauce, tequila, lime, agave and Worcestershire for a unique and spicy brunch drink.

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Raspberry Lemon Margarita

Ingrid Hoffmann puts a sweet twist on a classic margarita, substituting lemon for lime and adding a blitz of frozen raspberries.

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Mojito Slushy

When you can't choose between a mojito and a margarita, blend up Tyler Florence's tart lime-and-mint slushy.

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Fresh Strawberry Bellini

Strawberries give vibrant color and flavor to this easy, two-ingredient bubbly brunch classic.

Sidecar Martini

Giada De Laurentiis' martini is not for the faint of heart. Sip this potent mix of cognac, Triple Sec, sweet-and-sour mix and limoncello sometime when you'll be home for the night.

Get the Recipe: Side Car Martini

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