Pilgrim Cocktail

Pilgrim Cocktail Recipe: rum, orange juice, orance curacao, pimento liqueur, lime, Angostura bitters

The Pilgrim Cocktail is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail. The most uncommon ingredient in it is the pimento liqueur, which is a traditional Jamaican liqueur which tastes something like cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of clove. I would describe the flavor of this drink as "spiced orange." … [Read more...]

Honey Vanilla Margarita

Honey Vanilla Margarita drink recipe: Casa Noble tequila, Licor 43, Patron Citronge, Lime Juice

The Honey Vanilla Margarita adds a hint of - you guessed it - honey and vanilla to your traditional margarita flavors. I came up with this one after receiving a sample bottle of Casa Noble Crystal white tequila with which to create a recipe for National Margarita Day, February 22. This was actually … [Read more...]

Purple Turtle

Purple Turtle drink recipe: coconut rum, triple sec, cranberry juice, blue curacao

The Purple Turtle cocktail blends the flavors of cranberry and orange with coconut. And when I say blend, that's what I mean. The coconut does not take over in this recipe. It adds a mellow note that rounds out the tartness of the fruit juices, giving them a needed touch of sweetness. This … [Read more...]

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail Recipe: cognac, dark rum, triple sec, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters

There a couple of cocktails called the East India, and this one is cognac based. Now, cognac is pricey and you may feel it's a waste to use it in a cocktail. In this case, however, the cognac is by dar what you're going to taste the most. So if you decide to settle for a brandy, make sure it's one … [Read more...]

Hanky Panky Cocktail

Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe: gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca

The Hanky Panky Cocktail is a classic that dates back to at least the 1920s, so there have been some variations on it. The classic version is 1.5 ounces of gin, 1.5 ounces of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of Fernet Branca, a bitter, aromatic spirit, all stirred with ice in a mixing glass rather than … [Read more...]

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour drink recipe: Pisco Porton, sugar, lemon, egg white, Angostura bitters

In honor of World Pisco Sour Day, SUSHISAMBA (a New York restaurant) has shared with me their recipe for the all-time Peruvian favorite cocktail, the Pisco Sour. This is basically the classic recipe, but they double shake it and double strain it to ensure a really silky texture with the egg … [Read more...]

Matcha Pisco

Matcha Pisco drink recipe: Pisco Porton, matcha green tea, orange curacao, pineapple, tarragon, lemon, egg white

The Matcha Pisco cocktail was submitted to me on behalf of Craig Tabandera, Beverage Director at SUSHISAMBA, a Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian fusion restaurant in New York City. While the restaurant will be serving this and other Pisco-based cocktails on February 7, World Pisco Sour Day, those of … [Read more...]

Monopoly Cocktail

Monopoly Cocktail recipe: creme de fraises, creme de cassis, grenadine, cranberry, lime

The Monopoly Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink that features three ounces of liqueur as its only alcohol. That makes it about as strong as an average drink, and yet it tastes as smooth as a strawberry soda. The various fruit flavors in this one are strawberry, cranberry, blackcurrant and … [Read more...]

Amaretto Colada

Amaretto Colada drink recipe: rum, amaretto, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters

The Amaretto Colada is basically a Piña Colada with the addition of almond liqueur. This adds a rich, sweet, nutty flavor to the traditional pineapple and coconut. Beyond that, there's really no comparison between the two drinks. The pineapple and coconut flavors are present in both, but the … [Read more...]

Honeydew-Ginger Martini {MixThatDrink Original}

Honeydew Ginger Martini Recipe: vodka, Midori, Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, Angostura bitters

The Honeydew-Ginger Martini uses Midori and Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur for its main flavors of honeydew and ginger. I have a little confession to make: I don't like honeydew melons or anything that tastes like them, so I don't like for Midori to be the strongest note in any cocktail I'm … [Read more...]