Next up in our Best of 2016 recap: cocktails! We had a LOT of fun with cocktail recipes this year. Infusions, plenty of smashes, shrubs, sparkling cocktails, beer cocktails, and more! Oh, and lots and lots of Tiki recipes, because the flavors are just the best. We’ve got at least one more punch recipe to share before the holiday break (andÂ maaaaaybeÂ another next week), but for now, let’s revisit the best cocktails of 2016!
I really enjoyed our entire Mocktail series back in January â€“ including this mock Mai Tai (aka Mock Tai)! We’ll be doing another round of mocktails next month, but you can also check out our other mocktail recipes: Apricot Tiki Mocktail, Winter Fruit Mocktail, and a Mocktail Mojito.
The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail: a Chocolate-Fig Old Fashioned
We loved all the bold tropical flavors in thisÂ Coconut-Pineapple Rum BarrelÂ â€“ one of our favorite cocktail infusion recipes!
I’m a fan of anything involving St-Germain â€“ this Parisian MargaritaÂ is still one of my favorites!
Like mint? Try this fun frozen drink: the Missionary’s Downfall!
This Ramos Aviation FizzÂ is for home bartenders at the intermediate-to-advanced level, but how gorgeous is that pale lavender color??
A Watermelon-Basil Rum SmashÂ (aka Summer in a glass)
This Peach-Basil shrub is delicious as both a cocktail AND a mocktail!
An IPA Jungle BirdÂ (aka Tiki + beer = yum!)
Looking for a slightly non-traditional holiday cocktail? Try Planter’s PunchÂ (a Tiki punch recipe!)
If you’re looking for even more cocktail recipe ideas, you can check out our full archive right here! Have any of you made one of our cocktail recipes? If so, please share them on Instagram â€“ and be sure to tag us (@beautifulpaper and @liquorary) and use #osbphappyhour!
Also, if you have any requests for specific types of cocktails that you’d like to see from us in 2017, please let us know in the comments below!