In case you missed the memo, today is Happy Hour Day! Happy hours are simply the best. Delectable drinks at discount prices can be the perfect solution to a long day at the office, as well as just about any other day where a cheap afternoon drink can get you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

So how do you take advantage of this unofficial fun holiday that doesn’t include binge drinking at a bar? Here are some not-so-average cocktail recipes that you can make in your very own home!



1 oz. London dry gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. vermouth Rosso
cocktail glass


Add the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and racked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a twist of orange peel.

The Parrot’s Grog


1 oz. Campari

.5 oz. Smith & Cross

1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

.5 oz. fresh lime juice

.5 oz. honey syrup

club soda


Combine all ingredients, then shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda, and serve with an umbrella/paper straw.

Pear Mojito


1.5 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

.75 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. simple syrup

1 oz. Ambient pear puree

fresh mint leaves

club soda


In a highball glass, lightly press on mint leaves with a muddler. Add rest of the ingredients except club soda. Add ice and transfer into a shaker and shake. Add club soda and pour back in a highball glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

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