The Santa Shot is a gorgeous little red and green layered shot that tastes like a candy cane. It's Christmas ascetics combined with Christmas flavors, and it packs plenty of Christmas spirit. You might even want to leave one out for Santa with his cookies. This is a great treat for parties, especially as an aperitif. The flavors in this drink are mint … [Read more...]
For a quick drink you can pour easily, you can't beat shots. Some are meant to be chugged, but many are delicious enough to sip them like a standard cocktail.
The Love Bite cocktail is a layered shooter, like the B52, only more fruity and less sweet. It blends cherry and orange liqueurs with a bit of cream to give it some richness. And yes, it does have a little bit of a bite, in the tart edge of the cherry and orange. This is a fabulous drink for dates, but it's best served in a more intimate setting. … [Read more...]
The Brain Teaser cocktail is a sweet little shot featuring almond and peach liqueurs with cream to round it all out. Thanks to the cream, it's a bit light on the alcohol compared to some shots. It's somewhat reminiscent of a White Russian, given the richness of the cream and liqueurs together. But instead of a coffee flavor, this one is peachy and … [Read more...]
The Quick Fox is a layered cocktail - three layers, to be precise. Pouring three layers without messing any of them up is slightly tricky and takes a bit of practice. The specific gravity of a liqueur from one brand to the next can also vary. This cocktail uses Irish cream, a melon liqueur and a coffee liqueur. If you use Bailey's, Kahlua and Midori, … [Read more...]
The White Flag is a layered cocktail. Unlike a lot of layered cocktails, such as the B52, this one just uses two liqueurs, which makes it much less intimidating to pour. In fact, you can almost accidentally layer a White Flag without even meaning to. In a lot of cocktail recipes that call for Bailey's, I use Carolan's instead, but when it comes to … [Read more...]
Online, you'll find quite a few variations on the B52 shot cocktail. The classic recipe layers Kahlua, then Bailey's Irish Cream, and then Grand Marnier on top. The flavor of a B52 is described by some bartenders as a little like caramel. It's a subtle blend of coffee, orange, cream and whiskey flavors in which no single flavor stands out much above … [Read more...]