Piñarita Cocktail

Piñarita Cocktail recipe featuring mango, coconut rum, tequila, cream of coconut and triple sec.

The Piñarita is a tropical frozen cocktail created by my friend who came up with Rum Caviar. Because it's made without ice, it's rich, creamy and luxurious rather than feeling watered down after a point. The mango and coconut are the predominant flavors here, with a lovely zing of orange and … [Read more...]

Tennessee Tea

Tennessee Tea cocktail drink recipe with Jack Daniel's, triple sec, sour mix and cola.

The Tennessee Tea drink recipe blends Jack Daniel's with cola, triple sec and sour mix. Don't like sour mix from a bottle? I'll show you a substitution. This is one recipe that calls out to be served in some type of mason jar glass. The flavor of the Jack Daniel's comes through clearly, but … [Read more...]

Purple Turtle

Purple Turtle drink recipe with coconut rum, triple sec, cranberry juice and blue curacao.

The Purple Turtle cocktail blends the flavors of cranberry and orange with coconut. And when I say blend, that's what I mean. The coconut does not take over in this recipe. It adds a mellow note that rounds out the tartness of the fruit juices, giving them a needed touch of sweetness. This … [Read more...]

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail recipe with cognac, dark rum, triple sec, pineapple juice and 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...]

Wild Sacramento

Wild Sacramento Drink Recipe: vodka, tequila, triple sec, gin, sour mix, bitters, lemon juice

The Wild Sacramento is one of those cocktails that's based on three liquors, some liqueurs and a touch of juice. It's on the strong side, and doesn't try to hide that fact. This drink is all about lemon and orange. If you use Hendrick's gin and a silver tequila, those notes will be even … [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...]

Mountain Breeze

Mountain Breeze drink recipe with vodka, gin, triple cec, cranberry, rum, tequila, lemon and 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...]

Beer Margaritas

Beer Margarita recipe - Light Lager, Tequila, Lime, Limeade Concentrate

The Beer Margarita replaces the orange liqueur of a traditional margarita recipe with beer. How this impacts the flavor depends on the exact beer you choose, but generally speaking it's a more mellow, lightly fruity and bitter taste compared to the traditional margarita. This is a nice drink to … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Banana Margarita

Strawberry Banana Margarita recipe: strawberries, banana, tequila, triple sec, lime

The Strawberry-Banana Margarita is just what it sounds like - a traditional blended margarita with the addition of actual strawberries and banana. Sure, you could add flavored liqueurs to get those flavors, but the end result when you use real fruit is a smoothie texture, and that's part of the … [Read more...]

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Perfect Margarita recipe - Cuervo 1800, Cuervo White, Bols Triple Sec, Bols Curacao, Rose's Lime

If you're wasting away in Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Perfect Margarita is just the drink you need. This margarita recipe blends gold and white tequilas with triple sec, curacao and Rose's lime juice. The resulting flavor is the same as a traditional margarita, except better. It's … [Read more...]

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita recipe - Waterlemon Puree, Tequila, Sugar, Lime, Triple Sec

The Watermelon Margarita adds a big serving of pureed watermelon to the traditional margarita recipe. This recipe uses a lot of lime and not that much orange, which makes for a very refreshing flavor - watermelon with a zing. Try one of these the next time you're in the mood for the taste of … [Read more...]

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita recipe - Strawberry Puree, Tequila, Lime, Triple Sec

The Strawberry Margarita adds a strong dose of strawberry puree to the traditional margarita flavors of lime and orange. The tart and sweet flavors balance each other in a way that's just right, though you can play with different ratios on each ingredient to get the exact flavor you want. This is a … [Read more...]