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...]

Kahlua Cookie

The Kahlua Cookie is a Kahlua and cookie milkshake.

Can't decide whether you want ice cream or cookies? Or maybe even coffee? Fear not: the Kahlua Cookie cocktail solves your problems of indecision by throwing it all in a blender and pureeing it into a creamy, frothy treat. This recipe calls for "three chocolate cookies", which is rather … [Read more...]

Dark Lord

Dark Lord drink recipe with vodka, blackberry schnapps and cranberry juice.

After a long day of training with pretentiously good wizards who lecture endlessly about not allowing your magic to corrupt your soul to evil, you may sometimes feel like "Enough already!" and just want to cut loose with something a little bit naughty. The Dark Lord cocktail was designed just for … [Read more...]


Light the Eliminator shooter on fire before serving. Make sure guests blow it out before drinking!

Who doesn't love a cocktail you can set on fire? The Eliminator is your basic one ounce shot comprised of three different liquors - well, four, if you count the rum that burns off when you light it. This is a fun drink for getting loosened up as the evening's just getting started. Just … [Read more...]

Pink Diamond

The Pink Diamond drink recipe tastes like a chocolate covered cherry.

The Pink Diamond is an unapologetic frou frou drink. It's beautiful, pink and creamy, and it tastes like a chocolate covered cherry, but a little bit lighter and less cloyingly sweet. People may turn up their noses at it, but it's hard to imagine actually not liking the taste of it. I love … [Read more...]