Orange Oasis

Orange Oasis cocktail recipe

The Orange Oasis cocktail features a healthy dose of orange juice with a standard serving of gin, some cherry brandy, and a fill-up with ginger ale. The result is sweet, spicy and fruity. The other ingredients in this drink mellow out the tartness of the orange juice, making it a great choice for when you […]

Gin Daisy

Gin Daisy cocktail recipe

The Gin Daisy cocktail blends gin with lemon juice, sugar and some grenadine. The result is mostly citrus with a touch of sweetness and some berry notes. This drink improves with a better quality gin. It’s good with a moderate quality one, but going top shelf makes a noticeable difference. The Gin Daisy is great […]

Sun Of A Beach

Sun of a Beach drink recipe

The Sun Of A Beach cocktail has a fun visual effect: the Midori sinks to the bottom whether you pour it first or last, so there’s a green ring around the bottom and orange above. The taste of this one is a tangy, sweet blend of orange and melon. It’s suitable as a breakfast or […]

Silver Cocktail

Silver Cocktail - gin, vermouth, maraschino liqueur

The Silver Cocktail is actually more of a pinkish or reddish color, but who cares? It mixes gin, dry vermouth and maraschino liqueur with a touch of simple syrup and orange bitters. This drink tastes like cherry and citrus with hints of spice. It has a warming effect, which makes it a very nice choice […]

Polo Cocktail

Polo Cocktail

The Polo Cocktail is mostly gin with just a little bit of orange and lemon juices. These brings out the citrus notes in the gin. The overall flavor here is definitely citrus. I like a gin like Hendrick’s for this one, because it already has prominent citrus notes. This is a refreshing, tart cocktail that […]

Fifty-Fifty cocktail

Fifty-fifty Cocktail recipe

The Fifty-Fifty is basically a not-so-dry martini. The recipe calls for equal parts gin and dry vermouth instead of the more traditional mostly gin with a little vermouth mix. You do have to like dry vermouth to enjoy this one. If you do, it’s a really nice change from the traditional gin martini. It’s stronger […]

Evil Tongue

Evil Tongue cocktail

The Evil Tongue cocktail is a beautiful translucent green, and it tastes like citrus and melon. What more could you want in a drink? This is not as sweet as your typical Midori drink. The citrus notes are also a bit stronger than the melon, so it’s one of those few drink recipes where the […]

Jet Black

Jet Black cocktail

The Jet Black cocktail is, in fact, blue. Maybe the name is supposed to be a pun on that – it’s made with Black Sambuca, but it’s blue, so Jet Blue? Black Sambuca is a deep blue liqueur, but you use so little of it in this recipe that it gets watered down to a […]

Alaska cocktail

Alaska Cocktail

The Alaska cocktail features yellow Chartreuse, one of the less common spirits in cocktails. Yellow and green chartreuse are made differently and have different flavor profiles. This drink combines the Chartreuse with a healthy dose of gin and a dash of orange bitters to give it some warmth. The dominant note is citrus, followed by […]