Boomerang drink recipe - Gin, Cognac, Peach Brandy, Orange Juice

The Boomerang cocktail is definitely one to be sipped and enjoyed. It blends the flavors of citrus and peach with notes of oak, making it as interesting as it is tasty. This is a moderately strong drink that's great for shaking off the day and kicking back for a relaxing evening at home. The … [Read more...]

Godiva Polar Bear

Godiva Polar Bear drink recipe - Godiva Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps

The Godiva Polar Bear tastes a little like a Peppermint Patti, or maybe more like a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. It blends the flavors of chocolate and mint in equal parts. This is, of course, a very sweet drink. It can totally pass for a dessert. But it's so easy to make just the amount you … [Read more...]

Tropicana Cocktail

Tropicana Cocktail recipe - Midori, Rum, Creme de Cacao, Orange, Pineapple, Soda Water

There are a number of  cocktails out there calling themselves the Tropicana, but this is the recipe that calls for a touch of creme de cacao. Oh, yes - this one is different from the others. The overall flavor here is fruity, but it definitely has that kind of flavor that you have to think … [Read more...]

Skinny Dipper

Skinny Dipper Cocktail recipe: Midori, Cranberry Juice

The Skinny Dipper is all about the contrast between mellow and tart flavors, and blending the two to bring out the best in each other. The ratio is important here - three times as much of the tart cranberry juice as the mellow Midori. Cranberry and melon may not sound like a natural combo, … [Read more...]

Last Straw

Last Straw drink recipe: Irish cream, Creme de Cassis, cointreau, cream

Well, this is it - the Last Straw. Cocktail, that is. The, um, Last Straw cocktail. Yeah. You're right, let's stop with the puns. This drink is all sweet liqueurs and cream, so much so that you could definitely have it as a dessert drink. The slightly tangy fruit flavors - orange and black … [Read more...]

Foreplay Cocktail

Foreplay Cocktail recipe - Amaretto, Pineapple Juice

The Foreplay Cocktail is a very simple shooter cocktail featuring the flavors of almond and pineapple. It's a sweet, rich, intoxicating combination. This is a very weak shot, since the only alcohol in it is a half ounce of liqueur. But sometimes a weak drink is just what you want - something … [Read more...]

Rob Roy

Rob Roy drink recipe - Scotch, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

The Rob Roy is basically a Manhattan with Scotch whiskey instead of bourbon. It has the same sweet vermouth, giving it a reddish color, and the flavor is not tremendously different. You'll have to like sweet vermouth to like this drink. While the flavor does get somewhat overwhelmed by the … [Read more...]

Long Beach Iced Tea

Long Beach Iced Tea recipe - Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Triple Sec, Rum, Lemon Juice, Cranberry Juice

The Long Beach Iced Tea is a cousin to the Long Island Iced Tea, substituting cranberry juice for the cola. That makes for a very refreshing, somewhat tangy drink that can perk you up after a long day. This is a stealth cocktail. It doesn't taste nearly as strong as it is, so it can sneak up … [Read more...]

Tequila Pink

Tequila Pink cocktail recipe - Tequila, Dry Vermouth, Grenadine

The Tequila Pink cocktail is mildly sweet with herbal hints. Unlike some tequila cocktails, this one isn't improved much by a better tequila, so feel free to use something less than top shelf. Don't let the smoothness of this one fool you; it's a strong drink masked by the mellow cherry … [Read more...]

John’s Bomb

John's Bomb drink recipe - Tequila, Benedictine, Orange Wheel with Cinnamon

John's Bomb is a very interesting drink, partly because of the garnish. It gets an orange slice dipped in cinnamon, which is delicious to eat with it. This cocktail features a small amount of Benedictine with a standard amount of tequila. Benedictine is an incredibly sweet herbal liqueur with … [Read more...]