To us, nothing quite says fall like camping. The smells, the outdoors, and, best of all, the flavors all epitomize our favorite aspects of autumn. If you’re unable to get out camping on a particular weekend, you can still bring some of those flavors home with these three cocktails.

On Sept. 14, 2009, we lost a true icon of American cinema: Patrick Swayze. Whether you wanted romance, action or handsome men dressed in drag, Swayze could do it. Bust out the old VHS tapes and raise a glass with these cocktails inspired by some of his most memorable roles.

What’s up, doc? Did you know that on July 27, 1940, a little cartoon character by the name of Bugs Bunny made his first official appearance in the cartoon short “A Wild Hare?” To celebrate that iconic “wascally wabbit,” we’ve got a few carrot-based cocktails for you this week. –Jordan Baranowski

We know you’re on the go a lot during the summer: vacations, spending time with friends and family, trying to get outside when the heat isn’t too much. That’s why we’re offering specials on products that are perfect for taking with you no matter which direction the rest of summer takes you. …

June and July are some of the best months to get fresh berries in season, so we’ve put together a few cocktails that focus on these delicious little gems. Whip these simple berry cocktails together for some friends and enjoy the outdoors. –Jordan Baranowski

Summer is all about being on the move: spending time with friends and enjoying the great outdoors whenever you can. This week, we are highlighting canned beers and wines so you can pack up a cooler and take your favorites with you. Make sure you pack enough for your friends to share. –Jordan…

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it is time to get the whole crew together for some grilling and relaxing. You don’t want to have make a new drink every time someone empties their glass, so whip up a few of these pitchers and give yourself some time to enjoy your long weekend. Happy…

Greetings, and May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day! We’re celebrating this fourth of May with a few drinks honoring our favorite villains of the Star Wars franchise. Cheers to some of the worst scum and villainy from a galaxy far, far away. –Jordan Baranowski

This spring, we’re all about rosé wines. Because Missouri weather can be so unpredictable, rosé is an excellent choice that can be paired with several types of food and is suitable for many different occasions. Do rosé your way with our picks. –Jordan Baranowski

This spring seems to have had some trouble getting started. Whenever the weather starts to improve and it seems like the season has finally arrived, winter rears its ugly head and kicks us right back into scarf weather. Nothing screams spring quite like cucumber cocktails; let’s fake it unti…

Spring is finally here! Get your shorts out of storage and get ready to enjoy the nice weather. Spring means grilling, spending time outdoors, and enjoying a tasty cocktail or three with the people you care about. Impress your friends with a few of these tasty concoctions. –Jordan Baranowski

Can you feel it? That tingle in the back of your brain? March Madness is nearly upon us! The NCAA basketball tournament starts in just a few days, which means it’s time to amp up your cocktail game for your basketball watch parties. Here are a few ways to make sure you are ready for thirsty …

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a few cocktails from some of America’s most famous authors? These three literary contemporaries were widely known for both their writing and their alcohol consumption. Try out one of their favorite cockta…

Next week will see three distinct celebrations hit: Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, and Chinese New Year on Friday. Add a personal touch to all three by preparing a special cocktail for each. Don’t let next week pass you by without trying these. –Jordan Baranowski

The holidays are over, but cold winter nights and big, hearty meals will be with us for a while. That makes the middle of winter perfect for brandy; not only will it warm your belly, but it's been used for generations as a digestif, or after dinner-drink that will help you digest. If straigh…

Learn how to find the flavors you love in the great wines of France, Italy and Spain. Beat those midwinter blues with wines from Europe’s best winemaking regions to showcase the roots of your favorite vintages. –Jordan Baranowski

Christmas is upon us, and with the holiday season comes several familiar flavors. This year, why not try transferring some of those classic Christmas flavors to your cocktails? Here are three ways to bring your favorite Christmas flavors to cocktails and be the toast of your holiday gatherin…

Searching for that perfect gift this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite wines and spirits to give your favorite people. Don’t worry – we won’t tell if you decide to keep a few for yourself. –Jordan Baranowski

Let Total Wine & More help with the holidays. We’ll be featuring our top picks for reds, whites and sparkling wine throughout the season. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite reds perfect for your family celebrations. Grab a few of these bottles and be the toast of 2017. –Jord…

Black Friday is here! Everyone needs a pick-me-up after fighting the crowds to claim the best deals, and nothing wakes you up like a coffee-based cocktail. Here are a few coffee classics that will give you a much-needed jolt after standing outside in those Black Friday lines. –Jordan Baranowski

To me, no side dish quite personifies Thanksgiving like cranberries. I'm very particular about my cranberries; the canned, gelatinous “cranberry sauce” just doesn’t do it for me. If you still want to enjoy this Thanksgiving staple, why not try a few cranberry cocktails to spice things up thi…

No drink says autumn quite like apple cider. The tang and sweetness of apple cider make it a great vehicle to mix with different spirits. Even cold, apple cider brings a natural warmth to cocktails. Give one of these concoctions a go while you’re sitting around a firepit, tailgating before t…

November is the perfect time of year to spend with friends and family. Why not show off your impeccable taste with some delicious wines? Total Wine & More has a great selection of highly rated European imports, with great options for any palate. –Jordan Baranowski

Why let the kids have all the fun this Halloween? Give a few of these candy-themed shooters a go, and bring back those nostalgic childhood memories. As long as you keep the ratios about the same, you can also make these in large batches to share at a Halloween bash. –Jordan Baranowski

You don’t have to wait until the end of the month to get spooky. Why not pick up a few treats for yourself to enjoy while the little ones are out collecting candy? Total Wine & More has everything you need for a frightfully fun Halloween party. –Jordan Baranowski

Fall is now in full swing, and that means all the pumpkin spice drinks will be hitting coffee shops and restaurants. Don’t leave your hard drinks out in the cold; you can whip up a few boozy pumpkin drinks to stay in the spirit of the season.  –Jordan Baranowski

2015 was a phenomenal year for the Bordeaux region; it featured several award-winning wines, with big and bold fruit flavors dominating. More varieties may be available in store, and additional options will become available throughout the fall. –Jordan Baranowski

As the baseball season comes to a close and we gear up for the playoffs, why not invite a few friends over and cheer on your favorite team? Knock it out of the park with one of these cocktails, perfect for toasting your team on a clutch win – or drowning your sorrows in defeat. –Jordan Baranowski

Autumn is in full swing, and that means it’s time for drinks with our favorite flavors of the season. This week, we have specials on all sorts of pumpkin beers and ciders. Come to Total Wine & More, and our friendly staff can help you find the perfect beverage for your fall gatherings. –…

Nothing says fall like waking up early in the morning, painting your face in team colors and tailgating before the day’s football games. No matter your favorite team, these three beer cocktails are the perfect way to keep you going long into the fourth quarter. –Jordan Baranowski

Total Wine & More carries more than 8,000 different wines. Each year, we whittle down our full offering into a Top 20 – no easy feat. Whether it’s red, white or sparkling, the Top 20 has you covered for what’s hot and what’s delicious. Our team of experts put together this introductory s…

The period between the late 19th century to Prohibition saw an incredible cocktail movement. Hundreds of cocktails were invented and enjoyed, but once Prohibition hit, many of the drinks died out. Only a few survived and picked up where they left of before the 18th Amendment, but that’s star…

Where has the time gone? Seems like it was just yesterday that summer was starting, kids were out of school and we had all the time in the world. Embrace it with our end-of-summer savings; we’ve pulled some of our favorite bottles of the season for you to enjoy. –Daniel Puma

Today is National Fajita Day – let’s celebrate! Should you choose to cook or pick up some fajitas, you’ll have to wash it down with some tasty beverages. The go-to would definitely be a Margarita or Michelada, so you should check out our Cinco de Mayo and Michelada recipe pages, but why not …

We’re just days away from the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, which will cast the area in a shadow as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. Such a rare occasion calls for a special toast: We’ve compiled a selection of wine, beer and spirits available at Total Wine & More…

New York City has been the origin of some of the world’s most famous cocktails. The city that never sleeps continues to produce master mixologists who are inventing some truly remarkable drinks to keep patrons intrigued and delighted. You know the Manhattan and the Cosmopolitan, but try two …

France isn’t the only country turning out quality bubbly. In Italy’s northeast regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and in the suburb of Prosecco itself, Prosecco grapes are used to make superb sparkling wine. Like all wine grapes, Prosecco can be made in dry or sweet styles, and pai…

Most people are familiar with brunch-perfect sparkling wine cocktails like the Mimosa or Bellini. There are lesser-known classics that employ bubbly, as well, and they’re just as worthy of your attention. Here, we round up three of our favorites made with Prosecco, spirits and mixers from To…

The Michelada is a beer cocktail made from Mexican cerveza, juices and a variety of other flavorful ingredients. The beauty of the cocktail is its blank canvas, lending itself to a plethora of different flavor combinations. The fun thing is to experiment with your own recipes and find the co…

Total Wine & More’s buying teams travel across the United States and the world, looking for new and exciting spirits. They forge meaningful relationships with the best producers, providing us with exclusive access to world-class products and the ability to offer these exceptional product…

It’s hot. Thermometers have reached over 100 this week in St. Louis. Luckily, there are some supremely refreshing gin cocktails that will cool you down and keep you energized. Here are a few gin cocktails from the early 1900s that are popping up again in cocktail bars. –Daniel Puma

Total Wine & More’s buying teams travel across the United States and the world looking for new and exciting wines and spirits. They forge meaningful relationships with the best producers, providing us with exclusive access to world-class products and the ability to offer these exceptiona…

Spritz cocktails have been around for years, but recently, they’ve become the go-to cocktail for relaxed, all-day drinking. The spritz is an aperitivo hailing from Italy that has blossomed to incorporate many different ingredients, but each recipe includes both effervescent and bitter elemen…

Enjoy the outdoors this summer: These libations are ideal for beating the summer heat while convenient on-the-go. From big, boxed wine for summer cookouts to individually canned options for an intimate picnic, Total Wine & More has something for everyone. –Daniel Puma

For summertime drinking, a refreshing beverage that doesn’t pack too much of a wallop in the booze department is ideal for an all-day affair. Fresh citrus juices bring lots of flavor, particularly the sour notes that when balanced correctly, offer refreshment to the fullest. –Daniel Puma

Warm days, fireworks, pool parties, grilling – the only thing missing is Chardonnay. How do you like yours: oaky and buttery? Maybe crisp with tropical notes. Whatever your preference, we have such a wide selection, and you can even chill it in-store in minutes. Shop from over 600 offerings …

This 4th of July, celebrate America’s independence with refreshing cocktails made from America’s native spirit – bourbon. Most bourbon drinks tend to be suited for fall and winter. During the summer, refreshment is a key consideration for outdoor drinking. Here are a few refreshing bourbon c…

Summer is the perfect season for refreshing Tiki cocktails, so we’ve put together another list of some of the most famous and delicious Tiki cocktails, their origins and most importantly, how to make them. –Daniel Puma

Fire up the grill, and pop open a bottle of red! Whether you’re grilling steaks, pork chops or fish, we’ve got what you need, from classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir to unique red blends. –Daniel Puma

Fresh fruits and vegetables can transform any cocktail into a cornucopia of flavors. From sweet strawberries and bright blueberries to refreshing cucumbers and tart citrus fruits, incorporating the gifts of summer will ensure next-level cocktails for cooling down in the heat. –Daniel Puma

Is there anything better than opening a can of cold beer on a warm summer day? Craft breweries are increasingly offering this lake-friendly option. This summer, stop by Total Wine & More and peruse our expansive beer selection. –Daniel Puma

Too often, cocktails with fruit can come across as too sweet or overpowering of spirit’s flavors. Every cocktail, no matter what the components, should be balanced. An exceptional cocktail bar will embrace fresh, seasonal fruits in a balanced approach to enhance the drink as a whole. Here ar…

Diversify your cocktail arsenal with the quintessential Margarita, the refreshing Paloma and the under-the-radar El Diablo. Any of these drinks will be a delicious addition to the festivities you have planned for the day.  –Daniel Puma