Aggravation Cocktail

Aggravation Cocktail recipe

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 think scotch and Kahlua would […]

Sandbar Sleeper

Sandbar Sleeper Cocktail Recipe

The Sandbar Sleeper recipe makes 4-5 shots of creamy delicious goodness. You’ve got notes of coffee, hazelnut and caramel, so what’s not to love? This is a terrific party drink because you can whip up a pitcher and just pour and top off as needed. Just remember to keep it in the fridge so the […]

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper cocktail

Remember the Shark Bite, which added three drops of grenadine at the end to look like blood in the water? The Grim Reaper has a similar effect, but this time I figured out how to make it look a whole lot cooler. The grenadine just rolls off my ice so quickly it’s lost in the […]

Cookie Tosser

Cookie Tosser cocktail

The Cookie Tosser is so named because of the effect it supposedly has on you. I’m pleased to report it did not make me toss my cookies, although I have to say – that’s a lot of lemon juice. The main ingredient here is two shots of lemon juice. It’s watered down by a little […]

Strawberry Sombrero

Strawberry Sombrero Cocktail

The Strawberry Sombrero is a light pink creamy cocktail that blends the flavors of coffee, milk and strawberry. The richness of the milk – assuming you use whole milk, which I recommend – dilutes the sweetness of the liqueur and fruit syrup. That makes this a mildly sweet, mildly filling cocktail that’s great as a […]

Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud cocktail

The Silver Cloud tastes like a mocha latte with amaretto syrup. It’s sweet and creamy, with a nice rich taste. This is a great drink for when you actually need something to fill you up a little – that’s where the milk comes in. It’s pretty light on the alcohol, but it’s definitely got a […]

Mangan Coffee

Mangan Coffee

The Mangan Coffee drink is a little stronger than most coffee cocktails. It’s mostly liqueurs, but it does have an ounce of two rums, too. It still retains that coffee drink kind of flavor – sweet and easy on the taste buds – but it will definitely relax you a little. This is a great […]

Umbrella Man Special

Pale creamy cocktail over ice in old fashioned glass with umbrella

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 the mix, and that makes […]

Mocha Mint

Dark brown cocktail in old fashioned glass

The Mocha Mint is a sweet drink featuring the flavors of… well, mocha and mint. While that may sound like an obvious combination, this recipe gets it just right. Despite the sweetness, this drink has some character. There’s just a little bit of bitterness in Kahlua, and the “creme” part of the creme de menthe […]