March Rain Cocktail

March Rain Cocktail recipe: Tia Maria, Canton Ginger Liqueur, St. Germain, Casa Noble, lime juice

The March Rain Cocktail is something I created one rainy evening in March, hence the name. I started with sweet liqueurs, which is unusual for me since I generally don't love sweet cocktails, but it ended up not so sweet, with an even less sweet version that's just as tasty. I started with … [Read more...]

Frisco Sour

Frisco Sour drink recipe: rye or bourbon, Benedictine, lemon, lime

The Frisco Sour is an old classic. The usual recipe for a sour is your main ingredient + lemon + simple syrup or sugar. But this drink uses Benedictine for sweetening. Benedictine is technically a brandy, but it has a flavor that's hard to convey in words. It's sweet - too sweet for many … [Read more...]

Pilgrim Cocktail

Pilgrim Cocktail Recipe: rum, orange juice, orance curacao, pimento liqueur, lime, Angostura bitters

The Pilgrim Cocktail is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail. The most uncommon ingredient in it is the pimento liqueur, which is a traditional Jamaican liqueur which tastes something like cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of clove. I would describe the flavor of this drink as "spiced orange." … [Read more...]

Honey Vanilla Margarita

Honey Vanilla Margarita drink recipe: Casa Noble tequila, Licor 43, Patron Citronge, Lime Juice

The Honey Vanilla Margarita adds a hint of - you guessed it - honey and vanilla to your traditional margarita flavors. I came up with this one after receiving a sample bottle of Casa Noble Crystal white tequila with which to create a recipe for National Margarita Day, February 22. This was actually … [Read more...]

Monopoly Cocktail

Monopoly Cocktail recipe: creme de fraises, creme de cassis, grenadine, cranberry, lime

The Monopoly Cocktail is a fun, fruity drink that features three ounces of liqueur as its only alcohol. That makes it about as strong as an average drink, and yet it tastes as smooth as a strawberry soda. The various fruit flavors in this one are strawberry, cranberry, blackcurrant and … [Read more...]

Frightleberry Murzenquest

Frightleberry Murzenquest drink recipe: vodka, Galliano, Cointreau, Angustora bitters, lime, maraschino

I love a cocktail with a memorable name, and the Frightleberry Murzenquest certainly fills that bill. Fortunately it also tastes good. It blends notes of orange, lime, cherry and vanilla with hints of spice. It's not a particularly sweet drink because it balances the flavors of sweet, sour and spicy … [Read more...]

Cherry Coketail

Cherry Coketail drink recipe: Coke, cherry juice, vanilla extract, lime

The Cherry Coketail is a mocktail that actually tastes better than a lot of the cocktails that feature cola. It blends cherry, vanilla and a touch of lime with your choice of regular, diet or any version of cola you want. If you have a jar of maraschino cherries on hand, you can just scoop some … [Read more...]

Nojito Mocktail

Nojito mocktail recipe: mint, lime, club soda, brown sugar

The Nojito is a mocktail (non-alcoholic) version of the Mojito, which is just as tasty as the original. All that refreshing mint and lime flavor remains, you just lose the alcohol. This recipe basically replaces the rum with more club soda. In my opinion, the two tablespoons of brown sugar … [Read more...]

Blackberry Mint Martini

Blackberry Mint Martini recipe: Ten Cane Rum, blackberries, mint, lime

The Blackberry Mint Martini isn't anywhere close to a real martini, since it features rum as its only alcohol. The blackberry and mint flavors are infused into it, and a touch of lime juice and simple syrup are the only mixers. Rum is so often mixed with tropical fruits, so this drink makes … [Read more...]

Mojito Diablo

Mojito Diablo drink recipe - Tequila, Creme de Cassis, Lime, Mint, 7-Up, Brown Sugar

The Mojito Diablo mixes tequila with creme de cassis, mint, lime, brown sugar and 7-Up. The resulting taste is a mint-lime-berry fusion with an underlying richness from the brown sugar. This drink is a great alternative to the traditional Mojito. The mint and lime of a Mojito can be a sharp … [Read more...]

Bone Crusher

Bone Crusher drink recipe - Gin, Vodka, Triple Sec, Rum, Grenadine, Lime, Sour Mix, Champagne

The Bone Crusher cocktail combines three white liquors with champagne, grenadine, triple sec and lime. Don't bother breaking out your best champagne - any good, drinkable one (and possibly some nearly undrinkable ones) will work in this cocktail, with all the other ingredients adding to the … [Read more...]

Flamingo Cocktail

Flamingo Cocktail drink recipe - Apricot Brandy, Gin, Lime, Grenadine

The Flamingo Cocktail is a reddish pink drink that cries out for an umbrella and any other kitschy cocktail accessories you have on hand. It tastes like citrus and berry with an underlying sweetness. This is one of those rare drinks that makes good use of apricot brandy's cloying sweetness. … [Read more...]