Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn drink recipe with gin, apricot brandy, Calvados and orange juice.

There are a couple of variations on the Golden Dawn. It always involves orange juice and either peach or apricot brandy or liqueur with gin. Another recipe includes Calvados, a brandy made from apples. Whichever recipe you use, the Golden Dawn is a tart, fruity martini. This is a vintage recipe … [Read more...]

Tiger Juice

Tiger Juice cocktail recipe with Canadian whiskey, lemon juice and orange juice.

The Tiger Juice cocktail is very simple and old-fashioned. It's just Canadian whiskey with orange juice and a touch of lemon juice. This isn't one of those cocktails that are mainly juice - the whole drink is three ounces, and half of that is the whiskey. There are a number of Canadian … [Read more...]

Raspberry Beer

Raspberry Beer recipe with beer and raspberry rum.

The Raspberry Beer cocktail is one of those extremely simple drinks that are surprisingly tasty. It's just a shot of raspberry rum stirred into a can of cheap beer. And yes, it really is better with cheap beer - something decent but meh. The raspberry rum adds a nice fruity note to the … [Read more...]

Mona Cocktail

Mona Cocktail recipe with vodka, bourbon, rum, sour mix and Rose's Lime.

The Mona Cocktail mixes three liquors that don't often get to mingle in the same glass: vodka, bourbon and light rum. It's an interesting mix, and the sweet and sour and Rose's lime added to it make for a flavor that once considered being sweet, but decided to be tangy instead. With three … [Read more...]

French Toast

French Toast cocktail recipe with Bailey's, cinnamon schnapps and butterscotch schnapps.

The French Toast drink recipe really does taste pretty much like its namesake. It's a sweet little cocktail, perfect as a shot or a longer drink. It's really not very good as a breakfast replacement, just in case you were wondering. It's fabulous as a dessert replacement, however. It's also … [Read more...]

Almond Grove

Almond Grove cocktail recipe with amaretto, creme de coconut and cocoa powder.

The Almond Grove cocktail is pure deliciousness. It features the flavors of almond, coconut and cocoa, so it's almost like an Almond Joy in a glass with a kick - except for the powdered nutmeg garnish, which adds a nice extra spice. This is an ideal drink for sipping along, particularly in … [Read more...]

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...]