Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel Cocktail recipe

If it weren’t for the orange juice, the Flying Squirrel could almost be a margarita. The dominant flavor in this one is orange, with the Rose’s Lime adding a tart note of it own. Try this drink the next time you’re in the mood for a margarita. It’s great for a get-together with friends. Recipe […]


Toro Cocktail recipe - spiced rum, vodka, sour mix

The Toro cocktail features spiced rum and sweet and sour mix with vodka for some extra kick. The blend of spices and tangy flavors is fairly unusual. I like to serve this one by plucking a maraschino cherry out of its jar, not cleaning the juice off it, and dropping it straight in. That adds […]

Catalina Margarita

Catalina Margarita

The Catalina Margarita uses peach schnapps to create something different from the traditional margarita. The strongest note is citrus, which mellows into the peach. This drink is a great alternative not only to other types of margaritas, but to something like Sex on the Beach. It’s tart and peachy, and definitely on the sweet side. […]

Amaretto Stone Sour

Amaretto Stone Sour

The Amaretto Stone Sour cocktail mixes amaretto with sweet and sour and orange juice. The result is sweet, nutty and tart, with the citrus dominating and the sweet nuttiness coming in a close second. This is a great drink to enjoy on a date or a quiet evening. It’s got some sweetness and richness, but […]

Evil Tongue

Evil Tongue cocktail

The Evil Tongue cocktail is a beautiful translucent green, and it tastes like citrus and melon. What more could you want in a drink? This is not as sweet as your typical Midori drink. The citrus notes are also a bit stronger than the melon, so it’s one of those few drink recipes where the […]

Shark Bite

Shark Bite cocktail

The Shark Bite cocktail gets its name from the way the three drops of grenadine look like blood in the greenish-blue water. This one always gets a laugh at parties, especially Halloween parties The blend of orange, spices and citrus with a hint of berry is also quite tasty. This is an easy drink to […]

Sweet Tart

Light green cocktail in highball glass

The Sweet Tart cocktail tastes mainly like Midori, but with a little bit of a citrus edge. If the name makes you think it’s supposed to resemble a Sweetart candy, perish the thought. This drink is definitely on the sweet side, despite the hint of tartness. Midori’s intensely sweet melon flavor dominates. Of course, you […]

Smooth Pink Lemonade

Clear red drink with lemon wheel in tall glass against deep magenta background

The Smooth Pink Lemonade is a pinkish-red cocktail that tastes mainly like cranberry and lemon with a touch of sweetness to balance out the tart. The overall effect is more of a tart/sour fruitiness than sweet. This drink makes a fun change from the Cosmopolitan because it’s similar but a bit less sweet and more […]

Russian Sunset

Light red drink in stemless martini glass with cherry

The Russian Sunset cocktail is tart and refreshing, but definitely fruity and sweet. It features four ounces of sweet and sour and four ounces of alcohol altogether. This is a fairly potent cocktail, which makes it nice alongside a hearty meal. It’s also nice as an after-dinner drink. Recipe 2 ounces vodka 2 ounces triple […]