Purple Turtle

Purple Turtle drink recipe: coconut rum, triple sec, cranberry juice, blue curacao

The Purple Turtle cocktail blends the flavors of cranberry and orange with coconut. And when I say blend, that's what I mean. The coconut does not take over in this recipe. It adds a mellow note that rounds out the tartness of the fruit juices, giving them a needed touch of sweetness. This … [Read more...]

Monopoly Cocktail

Monopoly Cocktail recipe: creme de fraises, creme de cassis, grenadine, cranberry, lime

The Monopoly Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink that features three ounces of liqueur as its only alcohol. That makes it about as strong as an average drink, and yet it tastes as smooth as a strawberry soda. The various fruit flavors in this one are strawberry, cranberry, blackcurrant and … [Read more...]

Berry Fusion Martini

Berry Fusion Martini drink recipe: Absolut Kurant, Hpnotiq, creme de cassis, cranberry juice

The Berry Fusion Martini blends the tastes of blackcurrant and cranberry with the tropical fruit flavors of Hpnotiq liqueur. It calls for a blueberry garnish even though there's nothing blueberry in it. Maybe it just didn't want the blueberries to feel left out, or maybe they're just … [Read more...]

Felicia Cocktail

Felicia cocktail recipe: apple vodka, cranberry juice

The Felicia cocktail combines apple vodka with cranberry juice. The taste is refreshingly dry for a fruity drink. This is a simple drink that appeals to most everyone. It's a nice choice for parties because it's so easy and so well-received, but keep in mind it's got three ounces of vodka in … [Read more...]

Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe mocktail recipe: blue Hawaiian Punch, white cranberry juice, 7-up

Unnaturally blue cocktails are always a hit. But what about the non-drinkers? I created the Blue Shoe cocktail so they too could enjoy a bright blue drink with no alcohol. My main ingredient is a blue variety of Hawaiian punch called Polar Blast, but if it's not available in your area, any blue … [Read more...]

Cuddles on the Beach

Cuddles on the Beach drink recipe: cranberry, grapefruit, peach, 7-up

Cuddles on the Beach is a mocktail version of Sex on the Beach, with several suggestions for tweaks. The traditional formula for a no-alcohol Sex on the Beach is to remove the vodka and replace the peach schnapps with peach nectar. Easy-peasy, and it tastes very much like the original. But … [Read more...]

Red Frog

Red Frog drink recipe: Chambord, Crown Royal, amaretto, cranberry Juice

I'm guessing the Red Frog is so named because it's reddish and, um, Chambord is French. That's all I'm gonna say on that. The drink itself is a tasty mix of sweet raspberry, tart cranberry, sweet almond and smooth caramel notes from the Crown Royal. Overall, this is a sweet cocktail but not a … [Read more...]

Luscious Lou

Luscious Lou drink recipe - Orange Vodka, Cointreau, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Club Soda

The Luscious Lou cocktail is as pretty as it is tasty. Instead of shaking it, you pour the ingredients right into the glass so they mix before your eyes, or the eyes of your guests. The cranberry juice settles as a layer under the orange juice, so it looks a bit like a Tequila Sunrise. This … [Read more...]

Washington Apple Cocktail

Washington Apple Cocktail recipe: Crown Royal, Sour Apple Pucker, cranberry juice

The Washington Apple Cocktail tastes a bit like a boozy apple. A healthy dose of whiskey combines with Sour Apple Pucker schnapps and cranberry juice. The taste is tart with underlying sweetness. This drink looks cool, too - if you pour it as instructed, the bright green Sour Apple Pucker … [Read more...]

Mountain Breeze

Mountain Breeze drink recipe with vodka, gin, triple cec, cranberry, rum, tequila, lemon and grapefruit.

The Mountain Breeze is one of the lengthier drink recipes I've ever seen in my life. It calls for a half ounce of this, a half ounce of that and so on - eight ingredients altogether! It's best to make this one while you can still count and measure. It's a tasty little cranberry-citrus … [Read more...]

Malibu Bay Breeze

Malibu Bay Breeze drink recipe: Malibu Coconut Rum, Cranberry, Pineapple

The Malibu Bay Breeze is a drink that keeps it very simple. The flavors of coconut, cranberry and pineapple join forces to create a taste that's a little bit sweet and a little bit tart. What's not to love? This drink is great for a girls' night - a wonderful alternative to the usual Cosmo. … [Read more...]

Ruby Relaxer

Ruby Relaxer drink recipe: Peach Schnapps, Malibu Coconut Rum, Vodka, Pineapple, Cranberry

The Ruby Relaxer gets its name from being is a great drink for kicking back and unwinding. It's even easy to make - equal parts of three liquors, some pineapple juice, a touch of cranberry. No shaking or stirring required, since the fruit juices are already chilled. If you want to get fancy, serve … [Read more...]