16 Super Spring Drinks

Top mixologists have been evaluating cocktails at Tastings.com’s World Cocktail Championships to determine the best spirits for your favorite classic drink recipes and the results are IN! Our experts determined that these are the BEST recipes at the bar and at home.
The Perfect Gin and Vermouth For the Perfect Classic Martini

The Perfect Gin and Vermouth For the Perfect Classic Martini

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A Martini is the go-to classic cocktail for gin. Top mixologists from our World Cocktail Championships ranked Plymouth Gin as our 2018 Best Gin for a Martini and Dogliotti White Vermouth as the 2018 Best Vermouth for a Martini. Follow this easy recipe to bold, bright, and complex martini bliss.

2 oz. Plymouth Gin
.75 oz. Dogliotti White Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice to chill and dilute. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a lemon peel twist.

Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin Martini

Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin Martini

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For an award-winning martini experience try Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin. Our top mixologist judges recommend this craft gin for a 'vibrant and spicy cocktail'. Try it in this easy-to-follow recipe that pairs Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin with the fantastic Dogliotti White Vermouth.

2 oz. Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin
.75 oz. Dogliotti White Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice to chill and dilute. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a lemon peel twist.

Top Martini Winners

Top Martini Winners

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You can't go wrong with any of 2018 World Cocktail Championships Martini winners. The following spirits are the best tried, tested, and vetted spirits for martinis.

Best Gins for Martinis
PLATINUM Plymouth Gin
GOLD Conniption Navy Strength Gin
SILVER Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin
BRONZE Conniption American Dry Gin

Best Vermouths for Martinis
PLATINUM Dogliotti White Vermouth
GOLD FAIR Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
SILVER Alysian Vermouth Bianco
BRONZE Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth

The Best Margarita

The Best Margarita

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Refreshing margaritas are a warm-weather staple. We've got THE award-winning, mixologist approved recipe. The Best Margarita is made with our 2018 Best Tequila for a Margarita, |Tequila Tapatío Blanco|. Our judges ranked the Tapatio Blanco Margarita No.1 because of its superior balance, great savory agave flavor, and complex finish. Cheers to exceptional cocktails!

2 oz. Tequila Tapatio Blanco
1 oz. Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
.75 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with salt and/or lime.

Tequilcello for perfect Margaritas

Tequilcello for perfect Margaritas

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No classic margarita is complete without citrus liqueur! Tastings.com's top bartender judges named Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur the 2018Best Liqueur for a Classic Margarita. Judges raved that Tequilcello 'energizes the traditional Margarita cocktail with new life' and loved the liqueur's agave-forward and citrusy floral notes. Follow our simple recipe for the perfect margarita.

2 oz. Tequila Tapatio Blanco
1 oz. Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
.75 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with salt and/or lime.

And the winners are...

And the winners are...

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Our 2018 World Cocktail Championships Margarita winners are all sure bets for a great-tasting cocktail. Rest assured that you're choosing a fantastic spirit for warm-weather margaritas with our Tastings.com recommendations of the following Tequilas and Liqueurs.

Best Tequilas for Margaritas
PLATINUM Tequila Tapatio Blanco
GOLD Astral Tequila Blanco
SILVER Sombrero Negro Tequila Silver
BRONZE 6 Degree Reposado Tequila

Best Liqueurs for Margaritas
PLATINUM Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
GOLD FAIR Kumquat Liqueur
SILVER broVo Orange Curacao
BRONZE Mandarine Napoleon Grande Cuvee Orange Liqueur

The Perfect Gin and Vermouth For the Perfect Classic Martini
Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin Martini
Top Martini Winners
The Best Margarita
Tequilcello for perfect Margaritas
And the winners are...
16 Super Spring Drinks
Top mixologists have been evaluating cocktails at Tastings.com’s World Cocktail Championships to determine the best spirits for your favorite classic drink recipes and the results are IN! Our experts determined that these are the BEST recipes at the bar and at home.

The Perfect Gin and Vermouth For the Perfect Classic Martini

The Perfect Gin and Vermouth For the Perfect Classic Martini
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
A Martini is the go-to classic cocktail for gin. Top mixologists from our World Cocktail Championships ranked Plymouth Gin as our 2018 Best Gin for a Martini and Dogliotti White Vermouth as the 2018 Best Vermouth for a Martini. Follow this easy recipe to bold, bright, and complex martini bliss.

2 oz. Plymouth Gin
.75 oz. Dogliotti White Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice to chill and dilute. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a lemon peel twist.

Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin Martini

Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin Martini
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For an award-winning martini experience try Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin. Our top mixologist judges recommend this craft gin for a 'vibrant and spicy cocktail'. Try it in this easy-to-follow recipe that pairs Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin with the fantastic Dogliotti White Vermouth.

2 oz. Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin
.75 oz. Dogliotti White Vermouth

Stir ingredients with ice to chill and dilute. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a lemon peel twist.

Top Martini Winners

Top Martini Winners
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
You can't go wrong with any of 2018 World Cocktail Championships Martini winners. The following spirits are the best tried, tested, and vetted spirits for martinis.

Best Gins for Martinis
PLATINUM Plymouth Gin
GOLD Conniption Navy Strength Gin
SILVER Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin
BRONZE Conniption American Dry Gin

Best Vermouths for Martinis
PLATINUM Dogliotti White Vermouth
GOLD FAIR Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
SILVER Alysian Vermouth Bianco
BRONZE Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth

The Best Margarita

The Best Margarita
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Refreshing margaritas are a warm-weather staple. We've got THE award-winning, mixologist approved recipe. The Best Margarita is made with our 2018 Best Tequila for a Margarita, |Tequila Tapatío Blanco|. Our judges ranked the Tapatio Blanco Margarita No.1 because of its superior balance, great savory agave flavor, and complex finish. Cheers to exceptional cocktails!

2 oz. Tequila Tapatio Blanco
1 oz. Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
.75 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with salt and/or lime.

Tequilcello for perfect Margaritas

Tequilcello for perfect Margaritas
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
No classic margarita is complete without citrus liqueur! Tastings.com's top bartender judges named Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur the 2018Best Liqueur for a Classic Margarita. Judges raved that Tequilcello 'energizes the traditional Margarita cocktail with new life' and loved the liqueur's agave-forward and citrusy floral notes. Follow our simple recipe for the perfect margarita.

2 oz. Tequila Tapatio Blanco
1 oz. Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
.75 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with salt and/or lime.

And the winners are...

And the winners are...
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Our 2018 World Cocktail Championships Margarita winners are all sure bets for a great-tasting cocktail. Rest assured that you're choosing a fantastic spirit for warm-weather margaritas with our Tastings.com recommendations of the following Tequilas and Liqueurs.

Best Tequilas for Margaritas
PLATINUM Tequila Tapatio Blanco
GOLD Astral Tequila Blanco
SILVER Sombrero Negro Tequila Silver
BRONZE 6 Degree Reposado Tequila

Best Liqueurs for Margaritas
PLATINUM Tequilcello Limon Tequila Liqueur
GOLD FAIR Kumquat Liqueur
SILVER broVo Orange Curacao
BRONZE Mandarine Napoleon Grande Cuvee Orange Liqueur