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...]

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey {Product Review}

Review and tasting of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey is described on the label as a "finely crafted honey liqueur blended with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey." It's a light amber, 70 proof spirit - strong, but not as strong as regular Jack Daniel's. I was recently sent a bottle of it to review. As always, whether I pay … [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...]

Americano

The Americano Cocktail recipe blends Campari with sweet vermouth and soda water.

The Americano began life as the "Milano-Torino" at Caffe Camparino in the 1860's, but it was so popular with American ex-pats that it got renamed. As with so many old cocktails, this drink recipe is sometimes stated without specific amounts of the ingredients. You can certainly feel free to … [Read more...]

Algonquin

The Algonquin Cocktail recipe features rye, dry vermouth and pineapple juice.

The Algonquin is a very old classic that dates back to at least the 1930s. It features rye bourbon with dry vermouth and pineapple juice, which makes for a sweet, easy-going, slightly tropical cocktail. If you find this one is a little too mellow, as I do, you can wake it up with a dash of … [Read more...]