John Collins cocktail

John Collins cocktail recipe - Bourbon, Lemon, Sugar, Club Soda

The John Collins cocktail makes fantastic use of not-so-special bourbon whiskey. It turns out by adding some lemon juice, a little sugar and some carbonation, you can turn it into a very tasty cocktail. This is an ideal drink for cooling down on a hot day, especially one spent out of doors. … [Read more...]

Apple Cobbler cocktail

Apple Cobbler drink recipe - Apple Schnapps, Cinnamon Schnapps, Bailey's

The Apple Cobbler cocktail tastes just like it sounds - apple, cinnamon and something creamy with hints of caramel. It really does taste a lot like apple pie. This drink obviously makes a great dessert substitute. It's also wonderful served with milk, almost with one drink as a chaser for the … [Read more...]

Jet Black

Jet Black drink recipe - Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Black Sambuca

The Jet Black cocktail is, in fact, not jet black but more of a deep purplish blue. It certainly has a lovely mysterious look to it. Black Sambuca is a deep blue liqueur, but you use so little of it in this recipe that it gets watered down to a lighter blue, and then the sweet vermouth adds … [Read more...]

Purple Helmeted Warrior

Purple Helmeted Warrior drink recipe - Blue Curacao, Southern Comfort, Peach Schnapps, Rum, Lime, 7-Up, Grenadine

The Purple Helmeted Warrior cocktail features the flavors of orange, peach, lime, lemon and berry. It's purple and bubbly, hence the name, but probably should not be worn as a helmet. This is a tasty little fruity drink with a nice visual effect from dropping the grenadine down the middle at … [Read more...]

Alaska cocktail

Alaska Cocktail recipe - Gin, Chartreuse, Orange Bitters

The Alaska cocktail features yellow Chartreuse, one of the less common spirits in cocktails. Yellow and green chartreuse are made differently and have different flavor profiles. This drink combines the Chartreuse with a healthy dose of gin and a dash of orange bitters to give it some warmth. … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cream

Pistachio Cream drink recipe - Pistachio Liqueur, Brandy, Vanille Ice Cream

Admit it - just the name of the Pistachio Cream drink makes you want to try it, right? If you enjoy pistachio ice cream, think of this as the adult version. This blended drink features pistachio liqueur, not a common cocktail ingredient. The dominant flavor is pistachio, but it's really quite … [Read more...]

Chris Crush

Chris Crush drink recipe - Blue Curacao, Sweet Vermouth, Gin, Lemon Juice, Soda Water

The Chris Crush cocktail is (a) not something you should try to say three times quickly, especially if you've already had a couple and (b) purple! And who doesn't love a purple cocktail? This is a fun drink that features refreshing citrus notes with a little bit of herbal and sweetness … [Read more...]


Windjammer drink recipe - Amaretto, Pineapple, Orange

The Windjammer cocktail blends pineapple and orange with amaretto for a taste that's mostly fruit but also a little bit almond. This is a very tasty drink that doesn't need any acquired taste. This drink is not very strong, and that fact combined with the fruit juice makes it a great thing to … [Read more...]

Blue Skies

Blue Skies drink recipe - Cointreau, Blue Curacao, Fizzy Lemonade

The Blue Skies cocktail is a British recipe, so when it calls for lemonade, it's referring to a carbonated beverage. Lemonade in the US is flat, so to my fellow Americans, I recommend adding some club soda to your flat lemonade to get the same effect. Of course you can just use flat lemonade, but I … [Read more...]

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper drink recipe - Kahlua, Bacardi 151 Proof Rum, Grenadine

Remember the Shark Bite, which added three drops of grenadine at the end to look like blood in the water? The Grim Reaper has a similar effect, but this time I figured out how to make it look a whole lot cooler. The grenadine just rolls off my ice so quickly it's lost in the drink. So I add … [Read more...]