Toasted Almond Cocktail

Toasted Almond drink recipe with Kahlua, amaretto and cream.

The Toasted Almond Cocktail is a drink you can make quickly and easily, and it's such a sweet little treat. You can make it the way bartenders do, which is to shake it and strain it into a glass. But at home, most people opt to just pour the ingredients in a glass with ice (or without, if you're … [Read more...]

Strawberry Patch

Strawberry Patch drink recipe: strawberry liqueur, cherry vodka, Galliano, sloe gin, mandarin juice, cream

The Strawberry Patch cocktail is a sinfully sweet, fruity treat. Seriously, if you're not looking for a super sweet dessert cocktail, just run away now. The only ingredient in this one that isn't sweet is the whipping cream. The Galliano has some spicy notes (anise and ginger, mainly), but … [Read more...]

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee drink recipe with Irish whiskey, hot coffee, Irish cream and whipped cream.

The Irish Coffee is a classic cocktail featuring coffee and Irish whiskey. There are three variations on it, one with just Irish whiskey and coffee. If you prefer it sweeter, go with the optional Irish cream or sugar. (The Irish cream gets my vote.) This is a quintessential after dinner … [Read more...]

Grasshopper Cocktail

Grasshopper Cocktail recipe with creme de menthe, creme de cacao and light cream.

The Grasshopper cocktail is an old classic that's very simple. It tastes like a chocolate mint milkshake, and has fallen out of favor for that reason. And yet, look at all those candy 'tinis people just can't get enough of. At least this drink has the good breeding to hail from the French Quarter of … [Read more...]

Soft Love

Soft Love Cocktail recipe: creme de banames, cherry vodka, whipping cream, grenadine

The Soft Love cocktail has the somewhat unusual distinction of being served in a cordial glass. It's not much bigger than a shot, and it's not very strong. And the flavors are all banana and berry - kind of like a Strawberry-Banana Starburst, but with more berry and, obviously, the alcohol … [Read more...]

Avalanche Cocktail

Avalanche Cocktail recipe: Crown Royal, Kahlua, cream

The Avalanche Cocktail is basically a White Russian with Crown Royal instead of vodka. That of course adds notes of caramel to the flavors of sweetened coffee and cream. Opinions on Crown Royal tend to be sharply divided, but it's smooth and works well as a mixer. In this drink, you can't … [Read more...]

Godiva Chocolate Martini

Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe - Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Creme de Cacao, Vodka, Cream

The Godiva Chocolate Martini - because one can't have too many chocolate martini type recipes, oh, goodness, no - blends Godiva chocolate liqueur with creme de cacao, amps it up with a touch of vodka and smooths it all out with some half-and-half. This is a fairly strong drink, despite the sweetness … [Read more...]

Chocolate Margarita

Chocolate Margarita drink recipe - tequila, Godiva, Cream, Hershey's Syrup, Orange Juice, Oreos

The Chocolate Margarita uses tequila and orange juice, but there any resemblance to a traditional Margarita ends. After that, it's all Godiva chocolate liqueur, Hershey's syrup and cream. The end result? A creamy, chocolatey concoction with just the right hint of orange. It's not recommended … [Read more...]

Soylent Green

Soylent Green drink recipe - Vodka, Midori, Cream, Lemon

Named for an apocalytic movie, the Soylent Green cocktail kind of looks like the end of the world. It's green and murky, and could easily be mistaken for a health beverage. The main flavor in this drink is melon, with a touch of lemon to brighten it up, and the cream to smooth it all out. The … [Read more...]

Midori Green Russian

Midori Green Russian drink recipe - Midori, Vodka, Cream

We've got a White Russian, Black Russian and Blue Russian already - why not add a Midori Green Russian to the collection? This drink blends Midori with vodka and cream. You'll definitely need to like Midori to enjoy this one because it is by far the dominant flavor. The cream just mellows it a … [Read more...]

Aggravation Cocktail

Aggravation Cocktail recipe - Scotch, Kahlua, Cream

I can't help but wonder where the Aggravation Cocktail got its name. Maybe it helps you get past aggravation? Because it sure doesn't cause any. This drink features scotch with Kahlua and cream, making it something you could think of as an interesting variation on the White Russian. You might … [Read more...]

Cioccolato e cocco

Cioccolato e Cocco drink recipe - Coconut Rum, Milk, Cream of Coconut, Creme de Cacao

"Cioccolato e cocco" is Italian and means "chocolate and coconut" in English. That's the flavor you get with this cocktail. This is a terrifically tasty drink that balances the sweetness of coconut rum and creme de cacao with milk, heavy cream and cream of coconut. That makes it a little more … [Read more...]