Mountain Breeze

Mountain Breeze drink recipe - Vodka, Gin, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Rum, Tequila, Lemon, Grapefruit

The Mountain Breeze is one of the lengthier drink recipes I've ever seen in my life. It calls for a half ounce of this, a half ounce of that and so on - eight ingredients altogether! It's best to make this one while you can still count and measure. It's a tasty little cranberry-citrus … [Read more...]

Midori Sour

Midori Sour drink recipe - Midori, Whiskey, Lemon, Sprite

The Midori Sour is based loosely on the classic Whiskey Sour. It features Midori blended with whiskey, lemon juice and Sprite. The melon flavor hits your taste buds first, with lemon following closely behind. Remember not to waste good single malt whiskey on a cocktail - Jack Daniel's or … [Read more...]

Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble

Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble drink recipe - Blue Nectar Reposado Tequila, Lemon, Blackberry Liqueur

National Tequila Day is July 24th, and the folks at Blue Nectar Tequila sent me this recipe to celebrate. The Blackberry Bramble is traditionally made with gin or bourbon, but they've re-imagined it with Blue Nectar's Reposado tequila, which has a smooth, light oak character that's wonderful all on … [Read more...]

Jubilee cocktail

Jubilee cocktail recipe - Tequila, Gin, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lemon, Club Soda

The Jubilee cocktail features three white liquors, some blue curacao for color, lemon, sugar and club soda for the bubbles. It's a fun color, it has fun bubbles, and it tastes mainly like lemon and orange, so it's an easy drink to love. And that makes it a great drink for parties, especially … [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...]

Bikini Cocktail

Bikini Cocktail recipe - Rum, Vodka, Milk, Sugar, Lemon

The Bikini Cocktail blends rum and vodka with a touch of milk, a little bit of sugar and some lemon juice. The dominant flavor is something like a lemon cream candy. It's one of those flavors that's simple and agreeable. It's lightly sweet, lightly tart, lightly creamy... nothing overwhelming or … [Read more...]

Berimbau

Berimbau drink recipe - Velho Barreiro Cachaça, St. Germain's Elderflower Liqueur, Lemon, Rosemary

The Berimbau cocktail is another original from Favela Cubana in Greenwich Village. It features Velho Barreiro Cachaça, one of the few cachaças exported from Brazil. It has a sweet, earthy, fruity taste. In this drink, the St. Germain's and simple syrup bring out more of the sweetness, but the … [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...]