When the thirst strikes, where are you going to be? Usually a craving for a great cocktail hits me when I'm at home. Luckily, these drink are easy to make and the ingredients can be found locally without having to go to a bar to order one. Let's work on those at-home-bartending skills with some new and fun recipes...

Grasshopper (original source)
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Cognac
1 oz Creme de Menthe
1 oz Creme de Cacao
1 ½ oz heavy cream
Chocolate shavings
How To:
Combine all ingredients, except chocolate shavings, into a shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled glass and top off with the chocolate shavings

Black-Beery Whiskey Smash (original source)
Ingredients:
¼ cup fresh blackberries
Juice of ½ lemon
6 fresh mint leaves
2 tsp raw sugar
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 oz wheat beer
Mint Sprig and Blackberries for Garnish
How To:
Muddle fresh blackberries, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar in a glass. Stir in the whiskey. Add crushed ice and top with wheat beer. Then garnish with blueberries and mint sprig.

Wine Spritzer (original source)
Ingredients:
3 oz aromatic white wine (ex: Sauvignon Blanc)
1 oz club soda
dash of orange or lemon bitters
1 Orange or lemon twist
OR
Airplane version (original source)
2 oz Wine
1 oz Soda (Club or Sprite)
How To:
Pour the wine into a glass with ice a top off with the soda and bitters, then garnish with the twist.

If none of these drinks strike your tastes, hopefully they inspire you to make something you do know or something new that you want to share. All, if not most of, these drink ingredients can be found at your local liquor store. Townsquare Media and KIXS 108 do not condone underage drinking and encourage you to drink responsibly. Have a safe and fun weekend!