Blue Ribbon Cocktail Recipes

Cocktails! Mix the perfect drink with these favorite recipes from Blue Ribbon hometown mixologists... both shaken and stirred.


Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog)

By Rebecca Figueroa
This is a very typical, traditional Puerto Rican drink served during the holidays. It can be...

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

By Donna Graffagnino
This is a delicious summertime treat that's so easy to make, especially with seedless watermelon. I...

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

By BonniE !
This is the best margarita you will ever drink! It took a while to fine-tune this...

On the Beach

By NIKKI SMITH
This drink can be an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. You can also make this a kids...

Liquid Almond Joy

By Thea Pappalardo
My husband asked for a mudslide the other night. I was pouring them and I...

Sue's Italian Margaritas

By Susan Jackson
If you love margarita's I am sure you and your friends will enjoy this recipe. My...

William's Side Cars

By kathleen ralston
In his younger years, my dad William was a bartender for a while and he created...

Bourbon Slush

By Patti Petty
A great mild burbon-flavored beverage to sip on summer evenings--or any other time! Easy, easy, easy.

Dirty Banana Cocktail

By Lynda Hayes
Back in the 70's everyone played cards on Saturday night I was growing up and there...

A RED HAT "SCARLETT FLOZZIE" VODKA MARTINI

By Nancy J. Patrykus
I have been trying to come up with a special cocktail for my group of Red...

Cherry Lime Mojito

By Cara J Mastrangello
I used to work as a bartender and learned so many different cocktail combinations. Even though...

The Perfect Bloody Mary (Kat's)

By Kathy Griffin
I finally made Joe the perfect Bloody Mary. He says this time I measured everything. ***SPICY***

Cuban Sangria

By April Alvarez
Since I'm married to a cuban this is a holiday drink in our household!!!!!! I drink...

Rose Sangria

By Theodora Stamelakos
My favorite summer breeze refreshment drink!

Mounds Martini

By Lori Mead
My husband and I love this recipe. They really taste like a Mounds bar. I discovered...

White Sangria

By Tara Pacheco
Mmm... so good & so refreshing! I made this little concoction yesterday for a barbecue &...

Pina Colada Delight

By Carol White
A creamy blend of coconut, pineapple and rum. This has to be one of the...

Tranquillo

By Tess Geer
This delicious drink is served at Firefly, a Kimpton restaurant, in Washington DC. It's one of...

Meave's Yule Punch

By Amy Herald
This punch is so yummy. I make it every Christmas. You can also make this a...

Best Bloody Mary

By Jennifer Scott
During my bartending days, my co-tender and I would have drink competitions during the slow night...

Cupcake Martini

By Tara Pacheco
A friend brought this recipe over my house this weekend - and we made a few...

Great Grandad's Eggnog

By Susan Seybert
It wouldn't be Christmas without my grandfather's eggnog. This is not for the faint of...

Lynchburg Lemonade

By Debbie Morris
Really good in the summer with cookouts. Can be made individually or by the pitcher, just...

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

By Debbie W
Nothing says summer more than watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon and lemon compliment each other...
Versatile Chicken Dinner Ideas

Versatile Chicken Dinner Ideas


Many times I’ll get asked what’s for dinner and when I answer chicken I get an eye roll in response. Chicken for dinner gets a bad rap. To me, chicken never gets old. I think it’s quite adaptable. It can be flavorful and anything but boring. Dee Robinson’s (Quitman, GA) Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard […]

17 Sweet and Savory Butternut Squash Recipes

17 Sweet and Savory Butternut Squash Recipes


All hail fall’s favorite veggie – butternut squash! Well, technically it’s a fruit because of its seeds but most treat it a vegetable. Come cooler weather this sweet and nutty winter squash first makes an appearance on our produce shelves. Super versatile, butternut squash can be stuffed for a main meal, incorporated into a quick […]

15 Chicken Recipes Big on Buffalo Flavor

15 Chicken Recipes Big on Buffalo Flavor


Buffalo wings are a necessity on game day. But this spicy, tangy, and buttery sauce can be used on more than just wings. It can transform bland chicken into something very flavorful. And how to use that Buffalo chicken? From pasta to soup and egg rolls to chicken rolls, you can use it in many […]