The 10 Tastiest Cocktails You've Never Heard Of Before

The 10 Tastiest Cocktails You've Never Heard Of Before

As summer approaches, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some refreshing, flavorful, and obviously boozy cocktails. But what’s the fun in making plain ol’ Margaritas and Mai Tais? We’ve put together a list of 10 innovative and simply scrumptious cocktails that you’ve probably never heard of before. Crafted Taste offers a variety of boxed cocktail kits that make concocting these delicious drinks easier than ever. Get your cocktail shakers ready!

"The Lovebird"

 Created by the amazing Josh Batway, Bar Manager from GoodBar in Seattle, “The Lovebird” is a delicious combination of Rum, Passionfruit Syrup and Firewater, touched with a splash of Grapefruit. This drink is the perfect mix of tropical flavors with a kick of heat and bite.

 “The Lusty Lady”

This elegant drink mixes St. George Terroir Gin with Fruitations Pure Bottled Cranberry. Throw in a dash of Cocktail Punk Lavender Bitters and a frothy foam white top, and you’ve got yourself the fanciest cocktail on the block.

 “The Hello Limoncello”

Substitute your boring ol’ mimosas with this innovative cocktail. Made with Luxardo Limoncello, Sonoma Syrup Co. Raspberry Syrup, and orange juice, this drink is sure to become an instant brunch favorite.

 “The Bee’s Knees”

 This refreshing mix of Barr Hill Gin, fresh lemon juice, and Quince & Apple’s Honey Lemon Syrup makes for a simple delight. Give this drink a taste, and it just might become your new summer cocktail.

“The Bitter Cocoa Sazerac”

“The Bitter Cocoa Sazerac” is a big and boozy cocktail with chocolate and mocha notes. Instead of being overly sweet, you’ll find the coffee, vanilla, and cacao flavors bring out the unique dimension of the rye whiskey. You’ll add 18.21 Bitters Coffee Vanilla Cacao Rich Simple Syrup, Dutch's Orleans Bitters, and Aromatic Bitters. To finish, spritz with Alice and the Magician’s Chocolate Birthday Cake Aromatic Spray. It’s simply divine.

The Frosé Mule

You’ve heard of frosé, and you’ve heard of Moscow mules, but have you ever thought to put the two together? The result is the ultimate summer refresher. Made with Deep Eddy Vodka and topped with Flying Solo rosé, this pink drink is a boozy dream-come-true for hot days by the pool. 

“The Leaf Peeper”

This innovative cocktail is the love child of an Old Fashioned and a Pumpkin Latte! “The Leaf Peeper" is a seasonal take on the Old Fashioned that is enriched by the darkness of coffee. Even as summer approaches, spiced syrup and holiday pie bitters bring to mind changing leaves and pumpkin pies, making this the perfect drink for those who wish every season was fall.

“The Swing State”

 Inspired by Florida, the nation's undecided darling, “The Swing State” cocktail has the rich, old-school flavors of Don Q Cristal Rum, the most popular rum in Florida. The drink is brightened by Key Lime Juice, Orange Flower Aromatics and a jigger of Orgeat. To top it off, use the Colossal Ice Cube mold for the perfect icy addition.

“The Sir Grouse”

 "The Sir Grouse" is a Scotch cocktail with a sophisticated presentation. The recipe calls for pineapple juice and Sir Winston's Spiced Simple Syrup. It’s topped with smoking Bittercube Cedarsticks in a smoked salt rimmed martini glass. It’s a total smokeshow.

 “The Nuevo Día” 

It’s like a mojito… but better. “The Nuevo Día” cocktail is clean, fresh and herby, using Tippleman's Double Spiced Falernum, a simple syrup featuring plenty of lime zest and tropical spice notes. Watch out, this drink will have you sippin’ all summer long.
May 30, 2019 — Jake Kahane

10 Amazing Cocktails That Will Make Your Dinner Party a Hit!

Dinner partying just got a whole lot better⁣! Impress your guests with some all-star cocktails that'll get the party started (and keep it going for hours)!
We've put together the 10 best cocktails that’ll make your next dinner party a hit!

1. Moscow Mule

Moscow Mules never go out of style. Why? Because it’s the ultimate refreshing cocktail. The perfect mix of vodka, ginger beer, lemon bitters and ginger will have your guests lining up for more!


2. Old Fashioned

There’s no cocktail as classic as an Old Fashioned. This oldie but goodie is sure to please your whisky loving guests, and always pleases the gentlemen. Create a traditional Old Fashioned or add in some fun mixers to spice it up!


3. Pomegranate Party

This fruity and flirty cocktail is perfect for your next girls night. The Pomegranate Party is great for the guest who loves a sweeter but tart cocktail. The deep red color will be a sexy addition to your dinner table.


4. El Diablo

This is the cocktail you need to be serving at your next Taco Tuesday or Mexican fiesta.  The smokiness of the Mezcal is a great twist to a traditional tequila cocktail. This one is super easy to make and is the perfect combination of spicy and refreshing.

5. Noble Cola

The Rum and Coke just got a little fancy!⁣ Everyone remembers their first Rum and Coke...but you've never had it like this.


6. The Keto Spirit Martini

Finally! A spirited indulgence for special diets. This fabulous cocktail is made with lower carb ingredients but does not compromise taste. Serving this drink with a healthy meal will satisfy your dinner guests and is absolutely guilt free.



7. Leaf Peeper

This fun, seasonal take on a traditional Old Fashioned is enriched by the dark flavors of coffee and spiced syrup. The Leaf Peeper compliments a slice of holiday pie wonderfully and is the perfect drink to serve in the fall months.


8. The Lovebird

This cocktail needs no introduction. The perfect date night treat! This cocktail puts the passion in passionfruit, and who doesn’t love passionfruit?



9. Lusty Lady

This is the drink to serve when your fancy friends come over. This gorgeous cocktail combines gin and lavender to create a light but fragrant treat for your dinner guests.

10. Buffalo Negra

You don’t have to be a regular bourbon drinker to enjoy the sweet, herbal and citrus elements of this cocktail. This drink is to be enjoyed all year round as is an ideal treat to serve your guests on a warm summers day to the chilly winter months.

Our Cocktail Kits Throughout the Years

Our Cocktail Kits Throughout the Years

If you’re interested in joining our cocktail subscription or thinking of giving it as a gift, check out our entire monthly kit lineup from the past four years.
January 30, 2018 — Kat Rudberg
Which Cocktail Would Your Favorite Character Drink?

Which Cocktail Would Your Favorite Character Drink?

TV and movie characters, they're just like us! They unwind from a tough day or start the party with a cocktail in hand. They celebrate with a toast or drown their sorrows in a bottle. For fun, we've imagined which of our cocktail kits our favorite pop culture characters would pick for themselves.
December 11, 2016 — Kat Rudberg
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Learn more about July's Cucumber Jalapeño Rita

Check out the ingredients in our latest kit and learn how to make the Cucumber Jalapeño Rita.
July 23, 2014 — Kat Rudberg

VIDEO: How to Make the Arnold Collins Cocktail

Our latest cocktail how-to video has been added to the Crafted Taste YouTube Channel. Watch as I run through the ingredients of our June Cocktail Kit and show you how to make the Arnold Collins.

July 08, 2014 — Kat Rudberg

Crafted Taste Featured on Drinking in America

The booze-loving hounds at Drinking in America recently featured us on their blog. Here's an excerpt: 

"It’s the most genius idea we never came up with. A box arrives on your doorstep each month with all of the ingredients you need to make a delicious cocktail, mixers and booze included. This lovely delivery can now be yours thanks to Crafted Taste."

May 23, 2014 — Kat Rudberg
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Come visit us at Tanjerine in Indy!

On Saturday night (4/19), hundreds of people will come together to celebrate the film, fashion, food and cocktail scenes here in Indianapolis. We thought this would be a perfect event to introduce more people to Crafted Taste
April 11, 2014 — Kat Rudberg

Crafted Taste Featured on FOX59 in Indianapolis

Kat visited the FOX59 Morning News studio this week to talk about our monthly subscription service and (or course) whip up a quick cocktail. Watch this quick clip to see her in action!
April 11, 2014 — Kat Rudberg
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VIDEOS: How to Make our March Featured Cocktails!

We've added two new how-to videos to our Crafted Taste YouTube Channel. Watch and learn how to mix March's Fresh Harvest and The Long Pink cocktails...


April 02, 2014 — Kat Rudberg