New Christmas, New Year’s and Martini boards on Pinterest

New Pinterest Boards: Christmas, New Year's and Martinis

Just a quick note to let you know I've got a few new boards at Pinterest: Christmas Holiday, New Year's Eve and Martini Recipes. As with all my Pinterest boards, these contain carefully curated recipes, tips and ideas from not only Mix That Drink but all over the internet. From the two … [Read more...]

Frightleberry Murzenquest

Frightleberry Murzenquest drink recipe: vodka, Galliano, Cointreau, Angustora bitters, lime, maraschino

I love a cocktail with a memorable name, and the Frightleberry Murzenquest certainly fills that bill. Fortunately it also tastes good. It blends notes of orange, lime, cherry and vanilla with hints of spice. It's not a particularly sweet drink because it balances the flavors of sweet, sour and spicy … [Read more...]

Devon Air

Devon Air drink recipe: Applejack, gin, dry cider, grenadine

The Devon Air cocktail blends the apple brandy and apple cider with gin and grenadine. The taste is something like a crisp apple that's just barely sweet. This is an unexpectedly refreshing drink that's perfect for fall, but also any other time of the year. You don't need an expensive apple … [Read more...]

Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe mocktail recipe: blue Hawaiian Punch, white cranberry juice, 7-up

Unnaturally blue cocktails are always a hit. But what about the non-drinkers? I created the Blue Shoe cocktail so they too could enjoy a bright blue drink with no alcohol. My main ingredient is a blue variety of Hawaiian punch called Polar Blast, but if it's not available in your area, any blue … [Read more...]

Cherry Coketail

Cherry Coketail drink recipe: Coke, cherry juice, vanilla extract, lime

The Cherry Coketail is a mocktail that actually tastes better than a lot of the cocktails that feature cola. It blends cherry, vanilla and a touch of lime with your choice of regular, diet or any version of cola you want. If you have a jar of maraschino cherries on hand, you can just scoop some … [Read more...]

Bella Bellini

Bella Bellini mocktail recipe - peach puree, sparkling dry white grape juice, mineral water, lemon

The Bella Bellini is a non-alcoholic mocktail take on the traditional Bellini, which blends prosecco with peach puree. Now, the obvious way to make this one non-alcoholic is to replace the Prosecco with non-alcoholic sparkling cider. But that cider adds a distinct apple flavor to it, and I wanted to … [Read more...]

Cuddles on the Beach

Cuddles on the Beach drink recipe: cranberry, grapefruit, peach, 7-up

Cuddles on the Beach is a mocktail version of Sex on the Beach, with several suggestions for tweaks. The traditional formula for a no-alcohol Sex on the Beach is to remove the vodka and replace the peach schnapps with peach nectar. Easy-peasy, and it tastes very much like the original. But … [Read more...]

Product Review: Arctic Chill Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler

Arctic Chill Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler

Muddling is one of the most difficult tasks for a bartender. It's not too challenging when you're dealing with berries, but if you break a mint leaf or other herb while you're pressing it, it can release a nasty bitter flavor into your cocktail. Ever had a Mojito that had an unpleasant bitter taste? … [Read more...]