Tequila and Tonic

Tequila and Tonic recipe - Cuervo Gold Tequila, Tonic Water

The Tequila and Tonic is just what it sounds like: a healthy dose of tequila topped off with tonic water. The latter ingredient adds some bitterness along with the bubbles. This drink has a light, refreshing taste that will be appreciated by those who don't love the surplus of really sweet … [Read more...]

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin drink recipe - Apricot Brandy, Sloe Gin, Lemon Juice

The Charlie Chaplin cocktail is definitely for when you have a sweet tooth. The ounce of lemon juice cuts the sweetness of the sloe gin and apricot brandy somewhat, but not completely. The dominant note in this is berry - that's followed by the lemon, which is followed by the apricot. It … [Read more...]

Fuka

Fuka drink recipe - Spiced Rum, Malibu Rum, Orange, Pineapple, Grenadine

The Fuka is one of those drinks that makes you feel like you're at the beach. It's all spiced rum and tropical flavors. This is a terrific drink for parties because the mixer to liquor ratio is high enough to slow people down a little, but it's so much fun and deliciousness they'll never … [Read more...]

Resolute Cocktail

Resolute Cocktail recipe: gin, apricot brandy, lemon juice

The Resolute features apricot brandy, an ingredient people tend to love or hate due to the sweetness. In this recipe, there are strong citrus notes to balance that out. This is a nice drink for a backyard party in the afternoon or evening. Most guests enjoy it, so you can fix up a pitcher of … [Read more...]

Japanese Cocktail

Japanese Cocktail recipe - Brandy, Orgeat Syrup, Lime Juice, Bitters

The Japanese cocktail blends the flavors of almond and lime for something that's a little bit sweet, but also sharp. It's a drink that manages to be refreshing and relaxing at the same time. And that makes it perfect for that time between work or dinner and going out for the evening. It helps … [Read more...]

D’Amour

D'amour drink recipe - Gin, Anisette, Lime Juice, Egg White

The D'Amour is an old school drink that features anisette, a licorice flavored liqueur. Licorice is the dominant flavor here, but it's perked up by some citrus notes and rounded out by egg white. This drink has a distinctive flavor that tends to overwhelm most dishes, so I recommend enjoying … [Read more...]

Vulcan Mind-Probe

Vulcan Mind-Probe drink recipe - Ouzo, 151 Proof Rum

The Vulcan Mind-Probe uses an ingredient that's uncommon in cocktails: ouzo. That's an anise-flavored liqueur associated with Greece. It tastes a little like absinthe. This recipe blends it with 151 Proof Rum and no mixers, so it's rather powerful. This drink actually makes a great aperitif, … [Read more...]

Ranger

Ranger drink recipe - White Rum, Gin, Lemon Juice, Gomme Syrup

The Ranger features rum and gin with lemon juice and a little bit of gomme syrup or simple sugar. The main flavor of it is a lot like lemonade, with the herbal notes from the gin getting pushed pretty far back in the distance. Rum and gin is an interesting combination. I recommend Hendrick's gin for … [Read more...]

Hot Brown Lizard

Hot Brown Lizard drink recipe - Cinnamon Schnapps, Midori

The Hot Brown Lizard blends the flavors of cinnamon and melon, which might sound repulsive. But it's actually a surprisingly good combination. This drink is extremely sweet, and it goes down very smooth which makes it a nice choice for new drinkers who are still getting used to the taste of … [Read more...]

Purple Kiss

Purple Kiss drink recipe - Creme de Noyaux, Gin, Cherry Brandy, Lemon Juice, Egg White

The Purple Kiss is as fascinating to look at as it is to drink. It features Creme de Noyeaux, which is a beautifully purple almond flavored creme liqueur. This drink is pretty sweet, but not as cloying as it might sound. The gin and lemon juice add a nice tangy zip to it, and the egg white … [Read more...]