Naughty Gnome

Naughty Gnome drink recipe - Captain Morgan's Private Stock, Vernors Ginger Ale, Bitters

Vernors Ginger Ale was a staple when I was growing up. It's a rich, spicy ginger ale - not your usual pale stuff. It's a real treat, and its mascot has always, for some reason, been a gnome. The Naughty Gnome cocktail takes Vernors Ginger Ale to new heights by adding dark rum and a little bit … [Read more...]


Aquarius drink recipe - Scotch, Cherry Brandy, Cranberry Juice

People born under the astrology sign Aquarius are supposedly charmingly eccentric and able to get along with all sorts of folks. A cocktail named after them should reflect those qualities, as indeed the Aquarius does. The delicious, distinctive flavor of cranberry meets the equally scotch … [Read more...]

Venus Rum

Venus Rum cocktail - Rum, Apricot Brandy, Triple Sec, Lime, Soda

The Venus Rum cocktail has a light refreshing flavor, a nice fizzy quality, and double standard alcohol strength. It's actually a rare combination, since most drinks featuring soda water use a lot of it, and consequently don't have much of a kick. This particular drink reverses that … [Read more...]


Iguana drink recipe with 1800 Tequila, vodka, Tia Maria, lemon juice and simple syrup.

The Iguana sounds like a variation on a Margarita recipe until you get to the call for Tia Maria. That's a little different. And the result will surprise you. It's just a hint of dark espresso liqueur flavor against delicious sweetened lemon, with tequila and vodka for the base. Imagine … [Read more...]

Ground Zero

Ground Zero drink recipe with whiskey, peppermint schnapps, Kahlua and vodka.

The Ground Zero cocktail has a strange combination of flavors. Peppermint and mocha mingle with whiskey for a taste that's just plain hard to describe, and definitely not for everyone. It's sort of smoky and minty and earthy. This is a pure alcohol shot, and as such, can be chugged or … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookie

Oatmeal Cookie drink recipe with butterscotch schnapps, Patron Citronage, Bailey's and Goldschlagger.

Imagine this: a raisin-free oatmeal cookie in the form of a drink. That's what the Oatmeal Cookie cocktail tastes like. It's a really fun, delicious drink - excellent as a dessert drink, and perfect for cool fall evenings where it's not chilly enough to start a fire but you need something to keep … [Read more...]


Ladyluv drink recipe with whiskey, dark rum, anejo rum and creme de cacao.

The Ladyluv cocktail looks like a lot of other drinks - just another golden-amber cocktail. But the taste is something else. It blends whiskey with two different rums and a little white creme de cacao for a touch of sweetness. The result is a little mysterious, forcing you to keep sipping as you try … [Read more...]

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly drink recipe with whiskey, fruit cocktail and cinnamon.

The Fruit Fly is a blended cocktail - in fact, it's basically a fruit and whiskey smoothie. It's a very simple recipe that doesn't specify the amount of whiskey, so you can make it as strong or light as you want, depending on the occasion. Whiskey goes surprisingly well with fruit, especially … [Read more...]

Magic Flute

Magic Flute drink recipe with Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur and amaretto.

When you look at a drink recipe that features white chocolate liqueur and amaretto, you just don't have to ask whether it's going to taste good, do you? The Magic Flute, named after the Mozart opera because it features Mozart brand white chocolate liqueur. I think Mozart would be very … [Read more...]

Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory drink recipe with rum, Strega, Grand Marnier, pineapple juice and sour mix.

I wonder where the Quantum Theory cocktail got its name. There's nothing incomprehensible about this cocktail, and it's not as mind-blowing as, say, the Zombie. My guess is that it's the Strega. This is an interesting cocktail, blending sweet and sour citrus flavors with rum and orange … [Read more...]