Crimson Cocktail

Crimson Cocktail Recipe: gin, lemon, grenadine, ruby port

The Crimson Cocktail is unusually sweet for a gin-based cocktail. It features gin and either lemon or lime juice, but adds to those a combined ounce of grenadine and port. This is one of those drink recipes you can tweak to your own taste, or your guests' taste. A little more grenadine makes … [Read more...]

Gin Aloha Cocktail

Gin Aloha Cocktail recipe: Cointreau, gin, pineapple juice, orange bitters

The Gin Aloha Cocktail has a strong orange component in the form of a full shot of Cointreau. Orange liqueurs are often treated as interchangeable, but they all have slightly different flavor profiles. Cointreau is both bitter and sweet, whereas triple sec and curacao is mostly … [Read more...]

Arcadia Cocktail

Arcadia Cocktail recipe: gin, Galliano, creme de banane, grapefruit juice

The Arcadia Cocktail boasts an unusual flavor combination: banana, grapefruit and anise. All combined with gin and its juniper-citrus notes. The anise here is overshadowed by the combination of banana and grapefruit. The dominant notes are sweet and tangy, followed by anise and whatever … [Read more...]

Cascade Cocktail

Cascade Cocktail recipe: sweet vermouth, creme de cassis, optional gin

The Cascade Cocktail is an extremely sweet cocktail that tastes like blackcurrant (or raisins) with hints of grape and spice. I find it too cloyingly sweet, so I added my own variation (Recipe #2) which waters those two ingredients down with gin. Still sweet, but less so, and with some herbal and … [Read more...]

Hanky Panky Cocktail

Hanky Panky Cocktail Recipe: gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca

The Hanky Panky Cocktail is a classic that dates back to at least the 1920s, so there have been some variations on it. The classic version is 1.5 ounces of gin, 1.5 ounces of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of Fernet Branca, a bitter, aromatic spirit, all stirred with ice in a mixing glass rather than … [Read more...]

English Rose Cocktail

English Rose Cocktail recipe: apricot brandy, gin, vermouth, grenadine, lemon

The English Rose Cocktail is gorgeous as well as tasty. It contrasts the sweetness of apricot brandy and grenadine with gin, dry vermouth and lemon. The result is a tart-sweet flavor that's nicely complex but still easy to like. The look of this drink makes it great for Christmas or Valentine's … [Read more...]

Gin Sour

Gin Sour drink recipe: gin, lemon juice, superfine sugar

The Gin Sour is another cocktail from the whole sour family, which includes the Whiskey Sour and Amaretto Sour. There are just about infinite varieties of sour recipes, and the basic formula is: liquor + lots of lemon juice + some sugar to take the edge off the lemon. This is an old school … [Read more...]

Casino Royale

Casino Royale Cocktail recipe: gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, egg yolk

The Casino Royale cocktail was probably named after the first James Bond novel, and it has the sort of ingredient list you expect from the drinks of the sixties. Along with gin, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur, it uses an egg yolk which adds a bit of thickness and froth to the drink. (As always, … [Read more...]

Gin Flourish {MixThatDrink Original}

Gin Flourish drink recipe: blackcurrant soda, gin, Patron Citronge

The Gin Flourish cocktail features notes of black currant, lemon and orange, blended together to form a flavor that's slightly sweet but distinctly citrus. Blackcurrant sodas are not readily available everywhere, so if you can't find one in your area, I've included a mix involving club soda and … [Read more...]

Devon Air

Devon Air drink recipe: Applejack, gin, dry cider, grenadine

The Devon Air cocktail blends the apple brandy and apple cider with gin and grenadine. The taste is something like a crisp apple that's just barely sweet. This is an unexpectedly refreshing drink that's perfect for fall, but also any other time of the year. You don't need an expensive apple … [Read more...]

Wild Sacramento

Wild Sacramento Drink Recipe: vodka, tequila, triple sec, gin, sour mix, bitters, lemon juice

The Wild Sacramento is one of those cocktails that's based on three liquors, some liqueurs and a touch of juice. It's on the strong side, and doesn't try to hide that fact. This drink is all about lemon and orange. If you use Hendrick's gin and a silver tequila, those notes will be even … [Read more...]

Caramel Appletini

Caramel Appletini drink recipe: gin, Jolly Ranchers Vodka or Rum, Salted Caramel Vodka or Rum

Reader William Froment sent me this wonderful recipe he created with two of our popular infusions: Jolly Ranchers Vodka (or rum) and Salted Caramel Vodka (or rum). William prefers rum, and yes, vodka and rum are pretty much interchangeable in these infusions. Just make sure the rum or vodka you … [Read more...]