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Spirits Guide - BevMo!
Punchbowl and glasses of punch.

Spirits 101: Favorites
to Enjoy Neat or
On the Rocks

Looking for some fun and festive cocktail ideas? BevMo! makes it easy with this handy guide containing simple recipes and links to everything you need to get started. So break out your shaker, throw on some tunes and get ready to start mixing.

Cheers to Happy Cocktailing!

SpiritsPopular CocktailsRecipesTypesMade FromNotes
Vodka Vodka Martini, Bloody Mary, Long Island Iced Tea, Screwdriver View all vodka recipes Clear, Flavored Highly distilled grains (rye, wheat) or potato Considered the most “pure” of spirits due to excessive filtering and distillation
Gin Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Vesper View all gin recipes Juniper-Flavored Spirits, Gin, Distilled Gin, London Gin Distilled grain flavored with juniper berries or evergreen Flavors commonly found in gin: citrus, licorice, anise
Rum, Cachaça, Guaro Mai Tai, Mojito, Daiquiri, Piña Colada View all rum recipes Light, Gold, Dark, Spiced, Flavored Sugarcane or molasses Typically associated with tropical or fruit-based drinks
Tequila, Mezcal Margarita, Paloma, Tequila Sunrise View all tequila recipes Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, Extra Añejo Agave Can only be produced in limited regions in Mexico
Scotch Whiskey Sour, Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, Irish Coffee, Manhattan View all scotch recipes Malt Whisky or Grain Whisky, Single Malt, Blended Malt, Blended Whisky Barley Must be distilled in Scotland and matured for a minimum of three years in oak casks
Irish Whiskey View all whiskey recipes Must be produced in Ireland and aged in wooden casks for a minimum of three years, sometimes three or four times that long
Other Whiskies Rye American and Canadian whiskeys are commonly made with rye, corn, malted barley, or wheat
Bourbon Corn American whiskey made from corn, aged in new, charred-oak barrels, bottled at 40% alcohol by volume
Brandy Brandy Alexander, Sidecar, Old Fashioned View all brandy recipes Grape Brandy, Fruit Brandy, Pomace Brandy Grapes or fruit
A.C.:
Aged two years in wood
V.S.:
“Very Special” or 3-Star, aged at least three years in wood
V.S.O.P.:
“Very Superior Old Pale” or 5-Star, aged at least five years in wood
X.O.:
“Extra Old” aged at least six years in wood
Liqueurs Irish Coffee, Negroni, Kir Royale View all liqueurs recipes Kahlua, Strawberry Schnapps, Bailey’s, Chambord, Crème de cassis, St. Germain, Cointreau, Kirsch, Ouzo, Pastis, Amaretto Fruit-, cream-, herb-, spice- or nut-flavored beverage bottled with added sugar
Prepared Cocktails

Mudslide, Daiquiri, Piña Colada, Margarita Ingredients vary

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