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...]

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...]

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...]

Caramel Appletini

Caramel Appletini drink recipe: gin, Jolly Ranchers Vodka or Rum, Salted Caramel Vodka or Rum

Reader William Froment sent me this wonderful recipe he created with two of our popular infusions: Jolly Ranchers Vodka (or rum) and Salted Caramel Vodka (or rum). William prefers rum, and yes, vodka and rum are pretty much interchangeable in these infusions. Just make sure the rum or vodka you … [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...]

Hot buttered rum

Hot Buttered Rum recipe: dark rum, butter, cinnamon, lemon

Have you heard the news? Turns out butter is good for you! Okay, it's still high in calories, but it's not clogging your arteries, it's healthier than some of the ingredients in butter substitutes, and if you get grass-fed butter (which is so tasty) it has Vitamin K, which is good for you in many … [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...]

Sitarski cocktail

Sitarski Cocktail recipe - Rum, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit

The Sitarski cocktail blends three different citrus juices with dark rum and a touch of superfine sugar. The result is tangy yet smooth, with the grapefruit flavor predominating. The citrus juices are mellowed just enough to make them highly drinkable. Enjoy a Sitarski when you want a … [Read more...]

Grateful Dead cocktail

Grateful Dead cocktail recipe - Chambord, Tequila, Vodka, Rum, Gin

The Grateful Dead cocktail blends four white liquors with Chambord raspberry liqueur. Since it's equal parts everything, this one is super easy to make anytime, anywhere - or make in a pitcher to keep guests topped up all evening. This isn't a stealth drink like the Long Island Iced Tea or … [Read more...]

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...]

Four Horsemen

Four Horsemen drink recipe: Tequila, Jägermeister, Rumple Minze, Bacardi 151 Rum

The Four Horsemen blends the flavors of peppermint and black licorice with tequila and rum. It's a very strong drink - three ounces of straight alcohol with no mixers in sight. The drink starts out with a fairly strong note of black licorice, so if you don't like that flavor you may want to … [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...]