Vodka Cooler

Vodka Cooler drink recipe - Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup

The Vodka Cooler is a terrific drink for summertime, blending vodka and lime with ginger beer. It's very refreshing, and perfect for poolside. This is very much the Moscow Mule with different ratios and a little simple syrup added. This one usually comes out a little stronger, since it calls … [Read more...]


Tiatip drink recipe - Tia Maria, Bailey's

The Tiatip is a layered cocktail with just two ingredients: Tia Maria and Bailey's, in equal parts. It's an elegant looking drink, black and cream. This is a sweet little shot that deserves to be savored, not chugged. It's like sweetened coffee and cream with just a little Irish whiskey … [Read more...]


Bolero drink recipe - Rum, Calvados, Sweet Vermouth

The Bolero cocktail features subtle notes of apple and pear. Note that the younger your Calvados is, the stronger those notes will be. This is not your typical sweet fruity drink, but it's very easy on your palette all the same. The rum weakens the fruit flavors, and the dash of vermouth just … [Read more...]

French Sailor

French Sailor drink recipe - Cointreau, Absolut Citron, Sugar Cube

The French Sailor cocktail is rather unique in one way: it uses warm cointreau. Unless you chill the vodka, the whole drink will be on the warm side. The dominant flavor here is orange, and because it's warmed it comes through more strongly than the citrus flavor of the vodka. Warmed orange … [Read more...]

Mocha Mint

Mocha Mint drink recipe - Kahlua, Creme de Menthe

The Mocha Mint is a sweet drink featuring the flavors of... well, mocha and mint. While that may sound like an obvious combination, this recipe gets it just right. Despite the sweetness, this drink has some character. There's just a little bit of bitterness in Kahlua, and the "creme" part of … [Read more...]

Limbo Cocktail

Limbo Cocktail recipe: Creme de Peche, Pineapple Juice

The Limbo cocktail is simple, but it has a unique combination of flavors: pineapple and peach. This is a very mellow, fruity drink that goes down oh so smoothly. Enjoy a Limbo cocktail the next time you're in the mood for something that's sweet without any tang or sharp notes at all. This … [Read more...]

Cuban Cocktail

Cuban Cocktail recipe - Rum, Apricot Brandy, Lime, Simple Syrup

The Cuban Cocktail is a rum-based drink - naturally. In fact, there's little else to it besides lime - no hyper-sweetened frou frou going on here. The top note in this drink is lime, followed by a hint of apricot. The only sweeteners are the "dashes" of apricot brandy and simple syrup, so … [Read more...]

Norling Special

Norling Special drink recipe - Bacardi Limon, Midori, 7-Up, Cranberry

The Norling Special is an easygoing fruity little cocktail that's definitely on the sweet side. It features the flavors of citrus, melon and cranberry. This is a great drink to cool down with on a hot summer's day. It's both mellow and refreshing, so you can relax with it for a few minutes … [Read more...]


J.O.S. Cocktail recipe - Gin, Dry and Sweet Vermouths, Cognac, Bitters, Lemon

The J.O.S. cocktail blends both kinds of vermouth with gin and several dashes of several things. The overall flavor is subtly fruity with tangy notes. This is a serious drink that can be an acquired taste. That said, sweet vermouth tends to be something one either loves or hates, so if you … [Read more...]

5 Pm Cocktail

5pm Cocktail recipe - Hot Tea, Dark Rum, Cointreau, Milk

The 5 Pm cocktail is one of those unusual ones that uses hot tea as an ingredient. It features dark rum and the orange flavor of Cointreau. This one's obviously designed with work quitting time in mind, but I think it makes a nice drink for sometime after dinner. I also recommend adding milk … [Read more...]