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DARK AND STORMY RUM COCKTAIL

DARK AND STORMY RUM COCKTAIL

A Dark And Stormy Rum Cocktail is a very masculine drink that’s refreshing and full of flavor.  The ‘dark’ comes from the black rum and the stormy comes from the ginger beer. It’s similar to a Moscow Mule, but using rum instead of vodka.   The…

WHITE RUSSIAN COCKTAIL

WHITE RUSSIAN COCKTAIL

A creamy White Russian cocktail is the best way to add a bit of sweet at the end of the day.  With vodka, coffee liqueur, and half & half, this cocktail is a dessert in a glass and a perfect nightcap. To say that this…

CLASSIC MINT JULEP

CLASSIC MINT JULEP

A classic mint julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby. They’re cool, sweet, and minty, with just enough booze to put you in a party mood.  It is a delicious, summery cocktail. I don’t think you can throw a Kentucky Derby party without…

ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ

ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ

This take on a classic Italian Aperol Spritz is a bubbly, orange-flavored cocktail that’s light and fizzy with a slight bitter edge that finishes with the sweetness of blood orange soda.  It’s the perfect weekend libation when you want to do a bit of day…

FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL

FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL

This Florida Hurricane Cocktail is a take on the famous drink served at Pat O’Brien’s restaurant in New Orleans.  It’s fruity, tropical, and has a serious kick to it with ½ cup (yes, a half cup) of alcohol in it.   I am not sure why…

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

A perfect, fruity, summertime cocktail, this Pineapple Margarita is a fun twist on the margarita you’re used to drinking.  Sweet, tangy, and delicious, with only four ingredients. Who doesn’t love a margarita?  I also love anything that’s fruity with alcohol in it.  Those types of…

BLUE HAWAII COCKTAIL

BLUE HAWAII COCKTAIL

End your summer day with a sweet, fruity summer cocktail.  It evokes feelings of being in an island resort, sitting by a cruise ship pool, or kicking back on a gorgeous beach.  The best part is that you can enjoy this delicious drink at home. …

SEX ON THE BEACH COCKTAIL

SEX ON THE BEACH COCKTAIL

Sweet, fruity, and packing a dangerous punch, this classic tropical cocktail is a perfect way to end a warm, sunny day.  One sip will make you feel like you’ve got your toes in the warm sand. This is the drink that evokes memories of Bahamian…

JALAPENO GUAVA MARGARITA

JALAPENO GUAVA MARGARITA

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere!  Reason enough to kick back and relax with this sweet and spicy cocktail.  Sweet guava juice and homemade, a spicy citrus/jalapeno simple syrup pair with tequila for one of the tastiest margaritas around.  Make it a cocktail party by serving these…

BARBECUE BLOODY MARY

BARBECUE BLOODY MARY

This Barbecue Bloody Mary recipe is a tangy vodka cocktail with a surprising punch of flavor from the addition of barbecue sauce.  This lovely libation is the perfect blend of salty, savory, smoky, and tangy.  What could be a better way to start off brunch,…

BRANDY ALEXANDER COCKTAIL

BRANDY ALEXANDER COCKTAIL

This retro cocktail is smooth, subtly sweet, and creamy.  With just a hint of chocolate, it makes for a perfect after-dinner drink. This cocktail has been around since before the Prohibition days.  It was developed in New York at the Hotel Rector, originally made with…

THE QUARANTINI COCKTAIL

THE QUARANTINI COCKTAIL

This fun take on a martini has a bright, neon green color and sweet, fruity flavor.  It’s a delicious way to get a bit of Vitamin C, kill a few germs with some vodka, and survive being stuck at home. These days it seems like…

VODKA TOM COLLINS

VODKA TOM COLLINS

Replacing gin, this vodka cocktail is a refreshing re-do of the classic 1860’s drink.  It’s the perfect refreshment for a warm spring evening or to use up whatever hootch you stockpiled for quarantine or to use as hand sanitizer. Look, I get it.  We are…

IRISH COFFEE

IRISH COFFEE

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and as a perfect nightcap recipe to comfort us during this crazy time, this Irish Coffee will warm your body and soothe your nerves.  Serve this after a holiday meal of Oven-Baked Corned Beef & Roasted Cabbage and Irish…

BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL

BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL

This Brazilian cocktail recipe is their national cocktail and served in almost any bar.  It is sweet and limey, but be careful because it really packs a punch! I like to serve this cocktail with a few Savory Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Palmiers or Honey…