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What do you do when you have a little wine left over from the night before? Use it in a cocktail! While not the most common cocktail ingredient, wine can be a fun mixer to play with to create some new cocktails that wine lovers will enjoy. This red themed cocktail combines red table wine, Johnny Walker Red label scotch, and red birch beer for a great cocktail to make when you have some leftover wine.

Start by pouring the red wine into the smallest compartment. Then add the Scotch to the largest compartment, followed by birch beer in the medium compartment. Fill a pint glass with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Give it a good shake to mix and chill everything before straining it into a glass over ice. Cheers!

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As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, we’ve come to our final Valentine’s Day cocktail. No Valentine’s Day would be complete without some chocolate, so if you’re looking for a dessert cocktail to cap off your night, look no further. Inspired by our friend Michelle, this cocktail combines Godiva chocolate liqueur with muddled strawberries to create a liquid version of chocolate covered strawberries that will be the perfect end to your Valentine’s Day.

We’ll start by pouring vodka into the large compartment of the ReJigger. Next, pour Godiva chocolate liqueur into the medium compartment and Kahlua into the smallest compartment. Muddle 3-4 strawberries in a pint glass before adding your ice and the contents of the ReJigger. Give it all a good shake and strain it into a Martini glass. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Everyone has their fair share of memorable kisses. This year, give your Valentine another kiss to remember with The Raspberry Kiss. Combining rye whiskey with lemon juice and ginger liqueur, this cocktail gets a sweet twist with the addition of some raspberry jam.

Start by pouring rye whiskey into the large compartment of the ReJigger. I’m particularly fond of the Rittenhouse 100 proof bonded rye. Next, add lemon juice to the medium compartment and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur in the smallest compartment. Put a spoonful of your favorite raspberry jam into a pint glass before adding ice along with the contents of your ReJigger. Give it a good shake and strain it into a glass over ice. Cheers!

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Got a crush on a cutie out there? Win his or her heart over by making this delicious cocktail on Valentine’s Day. A muddled “cutie” mandarin orange combines with raspberry jam, rum, lime juice and Cointreau for a fun cocktail to share with that special someone you’ve had your eye on.

Start by pouring your favorite rum into the large compartment of the ReJigger. I recently discovered Mount Gay Barbados rum which works really well in this cocktail. Next, pour fresh lime juice in the medium compartment, followed by Cointreau in the small compartment.

Before shaking, muddle a whole “cutie” mandarin orange in a pint glass. Make sure you include the peel as the citrus oil in the peel will add a lot of flavor. Add a spoonful of raspberry jam along with some ice and the contents of your ReJigger. Give everything a good shake to mix and chill and strain it all into a chilled cocktail glass. If you don’t want the raspberry seeds in the cocktail, you can strain it through a fine mesh strainer. Cheers!

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Valentine’s Day often gets a bad rap for being an overly commercial holiday, but having a day dedicated to telling someone how much you love them isn’t really that bad is it? Here at Home Cocktail Revolution, we think the best way to tell someone you love them is by making them a delicious cocktail. So this week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Valentine’s Day cocktails.

Our first cocktail is the Punch Drunk Shrub and it’s the perfect way to kick off your Valentine’s Day. It’s a refreshing combination of gin, pomegranate juice, and blood orange shrub, all topped with a sparkling rose. Start by making the blood orange shrub a couple days ahead. Blood oranges have a really intense flavor and give this cocktail a beautiful red color. There’s a great recipe for blood orange shrub over at foodinjars.com. Once you have your blood orange shrub, you’re ready to make the cocktail.

Pour your favorite gin in the large compartment of the ReJigger, followed by pomegranate juice in the medium compartment. Add the blood orange shrub to the small compartment before combining it all with ice in a pint glass. Give it all a good shake to mix and chill the cocktail before straining it into a champagne flute. Top it with a splash of sparkling rose and enjoy with that special someone.

Recipe quick guide:

Add ingredients to ReJigger
  1. Blood orange shrub
  2. Gin
  3. Pomegranate juice
  • Sparkling rose
Shake with ice, strain into champagne flute and top with rose.
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‘Tis the season for a special holiday cocktail. To capture the flavor of the holidays, we’re going to use some ginger spread and pair it with rye whiskey, amontillado sherry, and Cointreau. The ginger spread gives the cocktail a slight spicy kick and is perfect to enjoy while decorating your gingerbread house.

Start by pouring some rye whiskey in the largest compartment, followed by amontillado sherry in the medium compartment, and finishing with Cointreau in the small compartment of your ReJigger. Add a good spoonful of ginger spread into your pint glass before adding ice and shaking. I used this ginger spread from the Ginger People. Once the drink is mixed and chilled, strain into a glass over ice.

Instead of leaving cookies for Santa this year, try leaving him this cocktail. After all, he’ll be working hard all night and deserves a drink! Happy holidays everyone!

snomonkey

After a long day of skiing, snowboarding, or playing in the snow, there’s nothing better than sitting around a fire with a warm beverage to warm you back up. Alice’s Snomonkey is the perfect way to spice up your hot cocoa after a day in the snow. Cinnamon and banana combine nicely with the chocolate, and it’s so easy to make.

Start by filling a mug halfway with warm milk. You can either warm it on the stove or in the microwave. If you have a Silipint, it’s perfect for this drink. I like to fill up the Silipint about halfway with milk and pop it in the microwave to warm up. While the milk is warming up, pour cinnamon whiskey into the largest compartment of the ReJigger, followed by creme de banana in the next largest compartment, and Kahlua in the smallest compartment. If you don’t have cinnamon whiskey, just about any whiskey will work.

Once the milk is warm, add your favorite hot cocoa powder and stir until it is all dissolved. Immediately pour in the contents of the ReJigger and give it another quick stir. Your Snomonkey is ready to be enjoyed. If you want to get fancy, you can add some marshmallows. Cheers!

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It’s December and it’s definitely starting to feel like winter. As the weather turns chilly, nothing warms you up quite like a warm beverage. A Hot Toddy is the perfect drink after coming in from the cold. Try this ReJiggered version next time you’re feeling cold.

Start by boiling some water. While the water is heating up, pour your favorite bourbon into the largest compartment, followed by honey syrup in the next largest compartment. Then add some lemon juice to the smallest compartment. Pour all the ingredients into a mug.

Once the water has come to a boil, fill all three compartments of the ReJigger with hot water and pour that into the mug. Your Hot Toddy is now ready to warm you up. You can also use your favorite hot tea instead of the water. Cheers!

NoahsNegroni

With another Kickstarter custom cocktail, we’ll explore a ReJgger variation on a classic cocktail, the Negroni. While a traditional Negroni is based on an equal ratio of gin, vermouth, and Campari, we’re going to ReJigger things a bit and introduce another flavor component by using bitters. In this version, we’ll dial up the gin component while reducing the amount of Campari. But we’ll still keep the bitter profile of the drink by adding bitters.

This is a really fun variation on the classic Negroni because you can really play around with different bitters to get subtle flavor changes to your drink. And right now, there are so many good artisanal bitters being made with a wide range of flavors.

To put this drink together, start with your favorite gin in the largest compartment. Recently I’ve become a huge fan of St. George gins, particularly their Terroir gin, which works really well in this drink. Next, add sweet vermouth to the medium compartment and Campari to the smallest compartment. Fill a pint glass with ice and add 3-5 dashes of the bitters of your choice. Pour in all the ingredients and mix.

Since this is a spirits based cocktail, I like to do the ReJigger swirl to mix and chill this cocktail as opposed to shaking it. If you missed the post on the Manhattan and the ReJigger swirl, you basically place the ReJigger on top of the pint glass just like you normally would, but instead of shaking, you just swirl it around to mimic stirring a cocktail. Once the drink is thoroughly mixed and chilled, strain it into a glass over ice. If you want to get fancy, you can garnish it with an orange slice. Cheers!

Thanksgiving

Of all the holidays, I have to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I wish I had some lofty reason around how it’s less commercial than other holidays and it’s an opportunity to reflect and give thanks, but to totally honest, I love Thanksgiving because no other holiday is built around food the way Thanksgiving is. And my favorite thing in the world is enjoying good food and drink with family and friends. Any time there’s a celebratory feast, there’s gotta be a great cocktail to go with it, so here’s a ReJigger Thanksgiving cocktail worthy of the occasion.

Because there’s so much eating involved, I wanted this cocktail to be on the lighter side and pair with all your traditional Thanksgiving favorites. We’ll start by pouring gin in the largest compartment. St. George Terroir works really well in this drink. If you’re not a fan of gin, vodka works just as well. Next, we’ll add some unsweetened apple cider to the medium compartment followed by some fresh lemon juice in the smallest compartment. Put a spoonful of cranberry sauce in the pint glass before adding ice and the rest of your ingredients. Give it a good shake and strain it into a Collins glass with ice. Top it with Prosecco, champagne or just soda water. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!