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...]

Back to college cocktails!

Mountain Dew drink recipe: Midori, vodka, beer, 7-up

For those of you who are heading back to college and are old enough to drink, we've put together a collection of great cocktails for back to school. The requirements we used for selecting these was that they should taste like a candy or a soda pop, and they get bonus points if you can light them on … [Read more...]


Ambience drink recipe with Mandarine Napoleon, cognac, vodka, orange juice and lime.

The Ambience cocktail is a drink recipe that balances the flavor of orange with a strong lime component, and a less obvious note of depth from cognac. While it has five ounces of fruit juice in it, it also has a fairly strong alcohol content. Because of the juice, Ambience is one of those … [Read more...]

Heated Cape Cod

Heated Cape Cod drink recipe: vodka and cranberry juice, served warm.

You know what tastes a lot better than you probably think? Hot cranberry juice. The Heated Cape Cod just adds vodka to that concoction, and the result is a tart, sweet, warm drink with a kick. It's like the Desert Shield revamped for cold winter nights. Enjoy a Heated Cape Cod the next time … [Read more...]


Rampage drink recipe with Captain Morgan's, peach schnapps, cranberry, pineapple and cherry.

I'm not sure how the Rampage cocktail got its name. It's not likely to send you on a rampage. It can hardly go on a rampage by itself. Maybe it's just the Captain Morgan's spiced rum and its association with pirates that made somebody think of rampaging. In any case, the Rampage is a spiced … [Read more...]

Caramel “J”

Caramel J drink recipe with butterscotch schnapps, creme de cacao, Frangelico, banana, vanilla ice cream and milk.

The Caramel "J" is one of those drink recipes you might refer to as an alcoholic milkshake. The addition of a ripe banana makes it especially smooth and rich. It's definitely dessert in a glass. Serve up the Caramel "J" at parties where you want to keep guests happy but prevent any serious … [Read more...]

Coco Butter

Coco Butter drink recipe with Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and milk.

The Coco Butter starts with a familiar combination - Kahlua and milk. But then it adds a healthy dose of butterscotch schnapps, and that distinguishes it from the competition. This is a tasty, sweet and rich drink (if you use whole milk). Enjoy a Coco Butter as an aperitif, or after dinner … [Read more...]

Caribou Martini

Caribou Martini recipe with Stoli Kafya Vodka and champagne

If you're looking for something really different, the Caribou Martini should be on your short list. If you're looking for something to do with the remnants of a bottle of champagne, there it is again. The Caribou Martini blends coffee flavored vodka with champagne. Coffee and champagne are … [Read more...]