Algonquin

The Algonquin Cocktail recipe features rye, dry vermouth and pineapple juice.

The Algonquin is a very old classic that dates back to at least the 1930s. It features rye bourbon with dry vermouth and pineapple juice, which makes for a sweet, easy-going, slightly tropical cocktail. If you find this one is a little too mellow, as I do, you can wake it up with a dash of … [Read more...]

Zolezzi Cocktail

The Zolezzi Cocktail recipe with Midori, blue curacao, vanilla vodka, rum, pineapple juice and Sprite.

The Zolezzi Cocktail has a bit of a story. It was invented by an unknown bartender at Cane's Cantina in San Diego for a couple by the last name of Zolezzi. The couple tweaked the drink for four months until it reached what they considered perfection. This drink features six ounces of liquor … [Read more...]

Gin Aloha Cocktail

Gin Aloha Cocktail recipe: Cointreau, gin, pineapple juice, orange bitters

The Gin Aloha Cocktail has a strong orange component in the form of a full shot of Cointreau. Orange liqueurs are often treated as interchangeable, but they all have slightly different flavor profiles. Cointreau is both bitter and sweet, whereas triple sec and curacao is mostly … [Read more...]

Green Eyes

Green Eyes Drink Recipe: rum, Midori, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Rose's Lime

The Green Eyes Cocktail is inspired by tropical cocktails. To the usual combination of pineapple, coconut, rum and lime, it adds Midori for an interesting twist. The melon notes from the Midori are strong here, but the pineapple is almost equal to it, and the lime helps it all blend into one … [Read more...]

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail Recipe: cognac, dark rum, triple sec, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters

There a couple of cocktails called the East India, and this one is cognac based. Now, cognac is pricey and you may feel it's a waste to use it in a cocktail. In this case, however, the cognac is by dar what you're going to taste the most. So if you decide to settle for a brandy, make sure it's one … [Read more...]

Matcha Pisco

Matcha Pisco drink recipe: Pisco Porton, matcha green tea, orange curacao, pineapple, tarragon, lemon, egg white

The Matcha Pisco cocktail was submitted to me on behalf of Craig Tabandera, Beverage Director at SUSHISAMBA, a Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian fusion restaurant in New York City. While the restaurant will be serving this and other Pisco-based cocktails on February 7, World Pisco Sour Day, those of … [Read more...]

Amaretto Colada

Amaretto Colada drink recipe: rum, amaretto, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters

The Amaretto Colada is basically a Piña Colada with the addition of almond liqueur. This adds a rich, sweet, nutty flavor to the traditional pineapple and coconut. Beyond that, there's really no comparison between the two drinks. The pineapple and coconut flavors are present in both, but the … [Read more...]

Hpnotiq Breeze

Avalanche Cocktail recipe: Crown Royal, Kahlua, cream

The Hpnotiq Breeze is a - you guessed it - Hpnotiq-based cocktail. It also features coconut rum and pineapple juice to add to the tropical fruit flavors in the liqueur. The pineapple comes through strongly, along with the coconut and some citrus notes. This is a great poolside drink, or for … [Read more...]

Royal Scandal

Royal Scandal drink recipe - Crown Royal, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Pineapple, Sour Mix

The Royal Scandal is equal parts Crown Royal, Southern Comfort and amaretto with splashes of sour mix and pineapple juice. If you have issues with sour mix, just replace it with a splash of lemon juice. This is a sweet, nutty drink with woody notes coming from the whiskey and a little tang from … [Read more...]

Malibu Bay Breeze

Malibu Bay Breeze drink recipe: Malibu Coconut Rum, Cranberry, Pineapple

The Malibu Bay Breeze is a drink that keeps it very simple. The flavors of coconut, cranberry and pineapple join forces to create a taste that's a little bit sweet and a little bit tart. What's not to love? This drink is great for a girls' night - a wonderful alternative to the usual Cosmo. … [Read more...]

Ruby Relaxer

Ruby Relaxer drink recipe: Peach Schnapps, Malibu Coconut Rum, Vodka, Pineapple, Cranberry

The Ruby Relaxer gets its name from being is a great drink for kicking back and unwinding. It's even easy to make - equal parts of three liquors, some pineapple juice, a touch of cranberry. No shaking or stirring required, since the fruit juices are already chilled. If you want to get fancy, serve … [Read more...]

Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita recipe: tequila, pineapple, lime, Cointreau

The Pineapple Margarita adds fresh pineapple juice to the usual Margarita recipe. I always expect pineapple to take over the flavor of a drink, but in this case the lime and orange give all that sweetness a nice, refreshing edge. And the agave flavor from the tequila adds some wonderful … [Read more...]