Cocktails

Shaken or stirred, these drink recipes cover all the bases. Martinis, margaritas, all the standards are here along with some you've never heard of.

Santa Cruz Daisy

Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail recipe: rum-based with hints of lime and cherry.

The Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail is rum-based with lime, soda and maraschino liqueur. It's a refreshing drink for summer - lightly fruity and sweet enough for most palates. This is one of those old-fashioned recipes that calls for splashes and dashes and "the juice of 1/2 lime". I don't know … [Read more...]

Jack’s Grand Ball

Jack's Grand Ball drink recipe featuring Jack Honey, Grand Marnier and Tia Maria.

The Jack's Grand Ball cocktail is a Mix That Drink original built around Jack Honey. To it, I added a touch of Tia Maria, Grand Marnier and a dash or two of Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters. The result is something like an orange mocha with strong hints of honey. The Aztec Chocolate … [Read more...]

Limoncello Collins

The Limoncello Collins drink recipe, featuring limoncello, gin, lemon juice and club soda, is perfect for barbecues.

The Limoncello Collins is much like the Tom Collins, but with the addition of Limoncello, a lemon liqueur. That makes the lemon flavor considerably stronger than the gin. This is a great drink to make for a party, particularly a barbecue or pool party. You can whip up a pitcher in advance, … [Read more...]

Club Honey

Club Honey cocktail recipe featuring Jack Honey and club soda.

The Club Honey cocktail features Jack Honey and club soda. Very simple, but very tasty. Jack Honey is mildly sweet, with distinct honey notes. The club soda acts somewhat like a bitter, highlighting the sweetness with its contrast. It also stretches the drink out to make it last longer. Plus, … [Read more...]

Jack Honey & Grapefruit

Jack Honey & Grapefruit drink recipe featuring Jack Honey and grapefruit juice.

The Jack Honey & Grapefruit cocktail is just what it sounds like. Two ingredients, one sweet and one tangy, blend together to perfection. Ideally, use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. One section of one grapefruit should give you plenty for one cocktail. Honey is the perfect … [Read more...]

July Julep

July Julep drink recipe with Jack Daniel's Honey, lemon, ginger and mint.

The July Julep is a twist on the Mint Julep. This one features Jack Daniel's Honey along with a touch of mint, ginger and lemon. It's a well-balanced combination of sweet, spicy and sour, rounded out with the traditional smoke and corn notes associated with Jack Daniel's whiskey. The mint … [Read more...]

Misty Mint

Misty Mint cocktail recipe with creme de menthe and rum.

The Misty Mint cocktail is ridiculously easy to make. It's a twist on a recipe I found in a book once, which was even simpler: just creme de menthe over ice. But for some, that's an overwhelming concentration of mint flavor. So I came up with this, as a refreshing yet still simple cocktail. … [Read more...]

Long Black Russian

Long Black Russian drink recipe with Kahlua, vodka and cola.

The Long Black Russian cocktail is a simple but delicious twist on the Black Russian. To the traditional Kahlua and vodka, you add several ounces of cola to stretch it out. Imagine a cola with mocha flavoring added to it, and you've got an idea what this tastes like. This drink works best … [Read more...]

Sex in the Driveway

The Sex in the Driveway cocktail recipe is a blue variation on Sex on the Beach.

The Sex in the Driveway cocktail is a variation on the Sex on the Beach recipe. The main difference is the stunning blue color and the loss of cranberry juice. It's very much a blend of peach, orange and lemon-lime. This drink is definitely on the sweeter side, but the Sprite adds a nice … [Read more...]

Tennessee Tea

Tennessee Tea cocktail drink recipe with Jack Daniel's, triple sec, sour mix and cola.

The Tennessee Tea drink recipe blends Jack Daniel's with cola, triple sec and sour mix. Don't like sour mix from a bottle? I'll show you a substitution. This is one recipe that calls out to be served in some type of mason jar glass. The flavor of the Jack Daniel's comes through clearly, but … [Read more...]

What does Chambord taste like?

What does Chambord taste like? A detailed description with cocktail suggestions.

Chambord is a French cognac-based black raspberry liqueur, "an infusion of the world's finest raspberries, blackberries...black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla and cognac" according to its label. There are other raspberry liqueurs out there, including generics, but Chambord has long … [Read more...]

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail recipe with Gosling's Black Seal Rum and ginger beer

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic old cocktail that blends Gosling's Black Seal rum with ginger beer. That makes it a very simple but very tasty cocktail. The Gosling's is sweeter than most dark rums, with stronger caramel notes that can become addictive. Add to that the spice and flavor of a … [Read more...]