Nantucket Cocktail

Nantucket Cocktail recipe with brandy, cranberry juice and white grapefruit juice.

The Nantucket Cocktail is one of those classy alternatives to a frou frou drink. It's a little bit sweet and fruity, but never in a million years would anyone begin to think of it as a candy drink. This is one cocktail I find remarkably refreshing. The tartness of the white grapefruit and … [Read more...]

New York Cocktail

New York Cocktail recipe with Canadian whiskey, lime, grenadine and sugar.

The New York Cocktail calls for Canadian whiskey. Probably the best known brand of that is Crown Royal, which has caramel notes which blend nicely into the rest of this recipe. This drink also calls for lime juice, grenadine and simple syrup. The grenadine adds a touch of cherry, and the … [Read more...]

Ethel Duffy

Ethel Duffy cocktail recipe and creme de menthe, apricot brandy and triple sec.

The Ethel Duffy cocktail has a distinctly old school feel to it. It uses nothing but creme de menthe, apricot brandy and triple sec in equal parts. Simple, clean and elegant. This is a really nice choice for when you want something slightly sweet. The Ethel Duffy is a great choice for … [Read more...]

Neon Tea

Neon Tea cocktail recipe with vanilla vodka, rum, gin, Sour Apple Pucker, triple cec, Midori and sour mix.

The Neon Tea cocktail, like the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, throws a bunch of white liquors in together and disguises the surprising strength of the alcohol in a beguiling sweet flavor: in this case, sour apple schnapps. The taste of the Neon Tea starts out nicely tart-sour, and mellows as … [Read more...]

Full Moon

Full Moon cocktail recipe with orange curacao and amaretto.

The Full Moon cocktail is very simple, with just two delicious liqueurs: amaretto and orange curacao. The sweetness of the almond flavor mellows the tartness of the orange without dulling the citrus notes too much. Enjoy a Full Moon as a dessert replacement, a nightcap, or anytime you feel … [Read more...]

Five Aces

Five Aces drink recipe with vodka, Sour Apple Pucker, amaretto and apricot brandy.

The Five Aces cocktail blends an intriguing combination of flavors: almond, a hint of apricot and sour apple. This is one shot that deserves to be sipped rather than tipped. This drink is a nice choice anytime you feel like having a shot that actually tastes good. It's not quite sweet enough … [Read more...]

Jack Knife

Jack Knife drink recipe, featuring Jack Daniels and Bailey's Irish Cream.

The Jack Knife cocktail recipe is simply equal parts of Jack Daniel's whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream. It's almost like having a whiskey with cream and sugar. This is a pretty powerful drink, containing no mixers - just straight alcohol. It's not too sweet, and yet it's far from straight … [Read more...]

Grumpy Old Man

Grumpy Old Man drink recipe with bourbon, lime juice and ginger ale.

I'm not sure why this cocktail got named the Grumpy Old Man. It doesn't seem fair, since it's absolutely charming and that's one thing grumpy old men are not. Maybe it's the cure for being a Grumpy Old Man? That could be. The Grumpy Old Man adds a healthy portion of bourbon to a glass of … [Read more...]

Old Flame

Old Flame drink recipe with Bombay Sapphire, vermouth, Campari, Cointreau and orange juice.

The Old Flame cocktail has a nostalgic feel, as you might expect from the name. Dale DeGroff invented it almost by accident: he'd chosen Negronis to serve with a dinner, and the people he served it to those who didn't like the bitters-based flavor. He asked the bartender to add in orange juice and … [Read more...]

Bacardi Root Beer Float

The Bacardi Root Beer Float recipe blends Bicardi Vanil Rum with root beer.

How does a vanilla root beer sound? That's basically what you're getting with the Bacardi Root Beer Float cocktail, which mixes root beer with a generous helping of vanilla-infused rum. No need to scoop in the ice cream for this float; just open and pour. I'm classifying this one as a … [Read more...]