Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Chocolate Raspberry Martini Recipe: raspberry vodka and white creme de cacao

There are a number of Chocolate Raspberry Martini recipes out there. I've recently updated this one because I wasn't completely happy with it. For one thing, it was clear (calling for white creme de cacao and clear raspberry vodka), and the look of it didn't go with the flavors. This version adds … [Read more...]

Felicia Cocktail

Felicia cocktail recipe: apple vodka, cranberry juice

The Felicia cocktail combines apple vodka with cranberry juice. The taste is refreshingly dry for a fruity drink. This is a simple drink that appeals to most everyone. It's a nice choice for parties because it's so easy and so well-received, but keep in mind it's got three ounces of vodka in … [Read more...]

Gin Flourish {MixThatDrink Original}

Gin Flourish drink recipe: blackcurrant soda, gin, Patron Citronge

The Gin Flourish cocktail features notes of black currant, lemon and orange, blended together to form a flavor that's slightly sweet but distinctly citrus. Blackcurrant sodas are not readily available everywhere, so if you can't find one in your area, I've included a mix involving club soda and … [Read more...]

Frightleberry Murzenquest

Frightleberry Murzenquest drink recipe: vodka, Galliano, Cointreau, Angustora bitters, lime, maraschino

I love a cocktail with a memorable name, and the Frightleberry Murzenquest certainly fills that bill. Fortunately it also tastes good. It blends notes of orange, lime, cherry and vanilla with hints of spice. It's not a particularly sweet drink because it balances the flavors of sweet, sour and spicy … [Read more...]

Devon Air

Devon Air drink recipe: Applejack, gin, dry cider, grenadine

The Devon Air cocktail blends the apple brandy and apple cider with gin and grenadine. The taste is something like a crisp apple that's just barely sweet. This is an unexpectedly refreshing drink that's perfect for fall, but also any other time of the year. You don't need an expensive apple … [Read more...]

Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe mocktail recipe: blue Hawaiian Punch, white cranberry juice, 7-up

Unnaturally blue cocktails are always a hit. But what about the non-drinkers? I created the Blue Shoe cocktail so they too could enjoy a bright blue drink with no alcohol. My main ingredient is a blue variety of Hawaiian punch called Polar Blast, but if it's not available in your area, any blue … [Read more...]

Cherry Coketail

Cherry Coketail drink recipe: Coke, cherry juice, vanilla extract, lime

The Cherry Coketail is a mocktail that actually tastes better than a lot of the cocktails that feature cola. It blends cherry, vanilla and a touch of lime with your choice of regular, diet or any version of cola you want. If you have a jar of maraschino cherries on hand, you can just scoop some … [Read more...]

Bella Bellini

Bella Bellini mocktail recipe: peach puree, sparkling dry white grape juice, mineral water, lemon

The Bella Bellini is a non-alcoholic mocktail take on the traditional Bellini, which blends prosecco with peach puree. Now, the obvious way to make this one non-alcoholic is to replace the Prosecco with non-alcoholic sparkling cider. But that cider adds a distinct apple flavor to it, and I wanted to … [Read more...]

Cuddles on the Beach

Cuddles on the Beach drink recipe: cranberry, grapefruit, peach, 7-up

Cuddles on the Beach is a mocktail version of Sex on the Beach, with several suggestions for tweaks. The traditional formula for a no-alcohol Sex on the Beach is to remove the vodka and replace the peach schnapps with peach nectar. Easy-peasy, and it tastes very much like the original. But … [Read more...]

Product Review: Arctic Chill Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler

Arctic Chill Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler

Muddling is one of the most difficult tasks for a bartender. It's not too challenging when you're dealing with berries, but if you break a mint leaf or other herb while you're pressing it, it can release a nasty bitter flavor into your cocktail. Ever had a Mojito that had an unpleasant bitter taste? … [Read more...]