Jack’s Grand Ball

Jack's Grand Ball drink recipe featuring Jack Honey, Grand Marnier and Tia Maria.

The Jack's Grand Ball cocktail is a Mix That Drink original built around Jack Honey. To it, I added a touch of Tia Maria, Grand Marnier and a dash or two of Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters. The result is something like an orange mocha with strong hints of honey. The Aztec Chocolate … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Cocktail

Nutcracker cocktail recipe: Kahlua, amaretto, Grand Marnier, Bailey's

There are a lot of very different drinks out there called "Nutcracker cocktail", and I'm pretty sure it's one of those cases where people invent a cocktail and pick a name without checking to see if it's already in use (c'mon, people, we have a thing called search engines now). One thing all … [Read more...]

Triple-Berry Margaritas

Triple Berry Margarita recipe - Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Lime, Tequila, Grand Marnier

The Triple-Berry Margarita features blackberries, raspberries and strawberries along with the traditional lime juice and orange liqueur of a margarita. The directions below are for making it slushy and blended, but you can also just put the berry mixture and other ingredients in a pitcher with ice … [Read more...]

Top Shelf Margarita

Top Shelf Margarita recipe: tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice

The top Shelf Margarita eschews the usual sour mix in favor of lime juice, and that's a delicious move. To that, it adds Grand Marnier (I also recommend Patron Citronge) and the top shelf tequila of your choice. The flavors of lime and orange seem fresher and more complex in this recipe compared to … [Read more...]

Suffragette City

Suffragette City drink recipe - Rum, Grand Marnier, Lime, Grenadine

The Suffragette City cocktail probably got its name from being pinkish in color. It blends orange, lime and berry flavors with light rum, so it's very easy to like. This drink is light on the fruit flavors, so you can enjoy it when you want something a little bit fruity but not overwhelmingly … [Read more...]

Umbrella Man Special

Umbrella Man Special drink recipe - Vodka, Kahlua, Bailey's, Grand Marnier, Drambuie

The Umbrella Man Special is one of those super-easy cocktails featuring equal parts of everything, and most of them sweet liqueurs. But this one uses a fairly unusual ingredient: Drambuie. Without that, this drink would be be a B-52 with added vodka. But the Drambuie adds a honey flavor into … [Read more...]

French Martini

French Martini recipe: Chambord, Grand Marnier, orange juice, soda water

The French Martini is really not a martini in any sense of the word. It's got mixers, and it uses neither gin nor vodka. But it's orange and raspberry flavored - a fun choice whenever you're in the mood for a fresh new fruity cocktail that's not an old standard. This is a great drink for a … [Read more...]

The 12 cocktails of Christmas

The 12 Cocktails of Christmas

There are a number of traditional Christmas or winter holiday drinks, but in recent years people have gotten very creative. Some people have created Christmas-themed cocktails from scratch, while others have added Christmas twists to existing cocktail recipes. This is a collection of... well, … [Read more...]

Our favorite Thanksgiving cocktail recipes

Top 10 Thanksgiving cocktail recipes

The main rule of thumb for selecting Thanksgiving cocktails should be: does it make you want to curl up by a fire and sip? Then it's a potential Thanksgiving cocktail. If you want to get even more of a Thanksgiving or autumn feel, think about fall harvest and all the traditional foods of … [Read more...]


Mallelieu drink recipe - Rum, Grand Marnier, Orange Juice

The Mallelieu is just one flavor - orange. The rum adds a certain sweet richness to the flavor, and the Grand Marnier brings out just a little bit of tartness. This is a really smooth, drinkable cocktail, and the fact that it all blends into one flavor note is a plus in a world filled with … [Read more...]

Inverted Pyramid Martini

Inverted Pyramid Martini recipe with Absolut Citron, Kurrant and Grand Marnier.

The Inverted Pyramid Martini is a martini in the sense that it's pure alcohol - no lightweight mixers. It's Absolut Citron and Kurant with just a splash of Grand Marnier. The flavor is a delicious mix of citrus and berry that could make you forget you're drinking pretty much straight vodka. … [Read more...]

T-52 Shooter

T-52 Shooter drink recipe featuring Tequila Rose strawberry cream liqueur.

If you enjoy a B-52, you've got to try the T-52 Shooter. It's basically the same drink, but with the Irish cream swapped for a strawberry cream liqueur. That goes incredibly well with both the coffee and orange flavors of the other two liqueurs. In fact, you know how the B-52 tastes like … [Read more...]