Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How To Make The Hennessy Shanghai via Common Man Cocktails

Very interesting name, but I wonder if the people of Shanghai are Cognac fans? Hmm, we shall see one day.

1 1/2 oz Hennessy Cognac VS
3 1/2 oz Ginger Ale
Angostura Bitters

Black Tot Day - British Royal Navy Imperial Rum Review via Liquor Hound

I definitely didn't even now the significance of July 31st, but this was some cool info I learned. An actual real Rum day for the sailors? Nice. You can only imagine how lively the barracks were on today. It does make sense, though. Pirates, Sailors? Yo, ho ho and a bottle of rum? Yes!

Here are a bunch of quality rums tried out! Enjoy

How to Make the Christmas in July Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

I think this the perfect cocktail to end July. I wonder if the summer will start to cool down now. We shall see!

Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 oz Midori
1/2 oz Hpnotiq
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Lemonade
1/2 oz Orange Juice
Maraschino Cherries

How to make the .50 Caliber Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

For the people that like Bourbon based drinks, you might grow to love this one because there's a great amount in it! Peep it:


1/2 oz. Jack Daniels
1/2 oz. Jim Beam
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Citrus Soda

Crocodile Cooler via Tipsy Bartender

Now, this is a pretty cool drink. There is a decent amount of booze in here to feel it after a few, but the taste is soo well hidden that you can't even really tell if you are drinking liquor. Definitely one to try out! Peep it:

1 oz Melon Liqueur
1 oz Vodka
3/4oz Triple Sec
2oz Sweet and Sour mix
Top with lemon lime soda

Monday, July 30, 2012

How to make a Cucumber Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

Now, this is kind of like some weird salad, fruit cocktail? Hmm..I dunno what to classify it, but I'm sure someone will love it. hahahaha.

3 cucumber slices and 6 to 8 mint leaves
1.5 oz Light Rum
.75 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup and shake vigorously and pour into a Collins glass
Garnish with a cucumber and Mint sprig.

How to make Amaretto via TipsyBartender

Wow, this is actually pretty cool despite all that sugar. LOL. Peep the recipe.

1 Cup Water
1 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Vodka
2 Tablespoons Almond Extract
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Jeffrey Morgenthaler - Clyde Common - Hanging with Harris

This guy creates a classy looking Kingston Club cocktail. Peep the recipe:

1 1/2 oz of Drambuie
3/4 oz of Lime Juice
1 1/2 oz of Pineapple Juice
Teaspoon Furnett
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Top with Soda and a spritz of Orange

Sunday, July 29, 2012

How To Make The Galliano Hot Shot

A nice, warm layered shooter. Enjoy!

3/4 oz Galliano
3/4 oz Coffee/Espresso
3/4 oz Whipped Cream

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cement Mixer via Tipsy Bartender

I can just imagine the taste of the curdling and lime juice...NASTY!!! And the fact that the lime juice makes the Bailey's get hard. Wow 0_o.

1 part Lime Juice
1 part Bailey Irish Cream

Thursday, July 26, 2012

4 Year Anniversary Flashback: There And Back Again via Common Man Cocktails

Pretty cool commemoration of the last 4 years....

Drink Inc.: Refreshing Pirate Potions

These are some really awesome cocktails, and I'm pretty sure that some old school pirates would appreciate these!

Pedro Punch -- 4 people, 2 drinks each

8 Oz of fresh watermelon juice
2 Oz of simple syrup
3 Oz of Aperol
6 Oz of Tequila
1 Barspoon of kosher salt
1 Teaspoon of San Pedro Fish Market Michelada Mix (can substitute red chili powder)
Add ice to punch bowl
Garnish punch bowl with watermelon spears
Rim the glass with San Pedro Fish Market Michelada Mix
Ladle into a glass and garnish with watermelon spear

Bloody Mariner

Into a shaker add:

4 oz. Yellow heirloom tomato juice
5 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Fresh fennel juice (or muddle two pinches of tarragon)
Dash of Fig simple syrup (substitute regular simple syrup)
1.5 oz White rum 

1 oz Absinthe
Pirate Nature
Add ice
Shake for 15 seconds
Rim collins glass with San Pedro Fish Market Original Spice
available at http://www.sanpedrofishmarket.com
or (substitute mix of chili powder and cayenne)
Add ice cube to the glass
Strain into glass
Garnish with fresh fennel stalk

Kir Royal via Tipsy Bartender

This is actually a cool midday drink. It's def French made! Enjoy

Creme de Cassis

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sophia Whatcha Drinking via Tipsy Bartender

In all honesty, I think that if Sophia used a lil Grenadine and maybe an oz of lime and lemon juice, this might have been a pretty tasty cocktail. It's an awkward mix. Maybe the Chambord screwed it up. I've had a shot called the Rusty Trombone with Grand Marnier, Tequila, and Schnapps...it was quite interesting. LOL. I know what I'm drinking tomorrow!! COCOLOSO!!! LOL!


Avion Tequila
Grand Marnier
Raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
Orange Juice

How To Make The BushBear Cocktail

I've had pucker once in my life and it didn't really do anything for me, but the way this is created and his description of the taste makes it worth a shot.


1 1/2 Apple Sour Pucker
6 oz Mountain Dew

How To Make The Yoda Soda via Common Man Cocktails

This is very Star Wars ish. Pretty cool, though.

2 oz Cognac
2 oz Hpnotiq
Fill with Mountain Dew

Wallingford - Golden Ratio - Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau

This is a take on the classic mix ingredients called "The Golden Ratio". Very, very interesting. The primary focus is on 1.5 oz spirit : .75 oz aperitif : .25 oz liqueur.

1 1/2 oz Martin Miller's Gin

3/4 oz Kina L'Avion D'Or

1/4 oz curaçao

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Improved Tequila Cocktail - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey

This recipe definitely turns this joint into a very classy looking cocktail. It's almost like a Manhattan, but not a Manhattan. LOL. Here's the recipe:

2 oz Milagro Barrel Select Silver Tequila

2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

1 bar spoon simple syrup

1 bar spoon Maraschino liqueur

Physiological effects of Alcohol

This is quite hilarious, but true.

Bacardi Volcano via Tipsy Bartender

Yo! WOW! This drink is RIDICULOUS!!! I can't believe someone would make a drink like this. LOLOL. I think I would have a half of one just to try it out but other than that...no go. LOL.

Half glass Bacardi 151
Half Glass Coca Cola
Float of Everclear

How to make a beergarita

In honor of National Tequila Day, I'm going to post a few beergarita recipes that I know you (the people) will love. Enjoy! Drink Responsibly!

Happy National Tequila Day

To commemorate today, I'm posting up some videos related to today's date. Here are some quality Tequilas and Mezcals. Happy National Tequila Day! Oh yes, check out a few of my most popular posts including this Superbowl Blue Bulldog Margarita and the Cinco De Mayo Margarita

How to Make and Filter Skittles Vodka via Common Man Cocktails

This is actually a pretty solid tutorial on how to really make your skittles vodka. It goes through everything from the vodka, the skittles, putting everything and filtering the small particles. If you want more infusions with candy, check out the Jolly Rancher and the other Skittles Vodka recipe.

360 Berry Martini with 360 Vodka and Boomerang Bay

This is what you call a pretty good cookout cocktail.

1oz 360 Vodka Orange
Cranberry Juice
Boomerang Bay Margarita Mix

Monday, July 23, 2012

Infidelity via Tipsy Bartender

Infidelity...a bad, bad thing. However, this drink might not be too horrible. Here's the recipe:

1oz Vodka
1/2 Whiskey
1/2 Triple Sec
Equal Parts Fruit Punch and Grape Juice

Sunday, July 22, 2012

How To Make The Pączki Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

Interesting name for a shot, but an even more interesting recipe:

1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. Bailey's Caramel Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Chambord / Raspberry Liqueur

Friday, July 20, 2012

Everclear Chocolate Vodka Cupcakes via Tipsy Bartender

First and foremost, Happy Born Day, Mallorie!!! She's actually one of my favorite girls out of the Tipsy Bartender channel. Def check out her Facebook page. This is rather potent. The recipe calls for Everclear, so you know you are getting a crazy kick of alcohol. Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Vodka
Irish Cream
151 proof Everclear
1lbs Powdered Sugar
1 Stick of Butter
Cocoa Powder

6 ways to save money before you head to the bar or while you are at the bar

Sup, everyone? I know I normally post recipes and funny stuff, but this is a bit on the informative side, ya dig? All right, we all know how expensive it can get to really enjoy the bar and club scene ESPECIALLY when you are college kid. I'll break it down!

1.) Buy from the liquor store!!

Yes, yes. Yes! This is something I do on a regular..in fact, this is the last thing I bought - a 200 ML Coconut Ciroc Bottle + Pineapple Juice to make the Cocoloso!!! If you know your liquor measures, then you know that's enough for about 4 drinks. Or if you are really cheap..just get yourself a couple of minis and your own stash at home and mix it together! Pack yourself a nice bottle/container of your favorite mix and drink right before you head inside (watch out for cops). LOL.

2.) Pre-game at someone else's spot!

This is especially the case if you don't have to drive anywhere. Remember, people. Drinking and driving is A NO GO!!! At least pack it up to take it with you. This way you probably wont even have to spend money on liquor or very little.


Now, happy hour for a lot of places is from for 4-7..or even 6-9 to places that stay up rather late. TAKE ADVANTAGE! A lot of the time, drinks are half off, there are special pitchers on beers, special drinks that really get you twisted for cheap, etc. Also, it gives you a chance to walk around different places because the bars usually have small spots you can go. That means your meal might be half off as well. Definitely take advantage of that...a couple of 4 dollar Long Island Ice Teas go a LONG WAY!!!

4.) Always go tap or rail (FUCK PREMIUM..if u don't got it..haha)

Pretty much all liquor tastes around the same when mixed. I have my favorite Vodka which is Ciroc. But I know it's a premium brand. Premium brand means a HUGE hole in your pocket. Fuck that. You know you can go to a liquor store and get 4 drinks worth of Ciroc for less than 15 bones. At an average bar or even club, Ciroc, Grey Goose, Belvedere *all the high end vodkas, scotchs, etc) is at least 10 bucks plus tip (20%). So you are basically paying the fee of a small bottle at your Liquor Store for ONE DRINK (that's POSSIBLY WATERED DOWN). NOT WORTH IT! Try to find the cheapest drink specials, rails or something that you know will taste good. That will definitely save you money inside.


I ALWAYS TIP!!! If you can buy drinks at the bar, you can also tip! Point. Blank. Period. If you buy a drink for 5 bucks, tip 20%. That's a good tip. Anything, below that is ehh...not so much. Your bartender will be pissed, get antsy, and the rest of your night might not go as smooth. Don't overtip unless you know the bartender and have a good relationship. That's a quick way of going broke! The only time you should really overtip is if you have a relationship with the bar and the club. 9 times out of 10, you'll get some free drinks or some shots.

6.)Be careful using a card!

Make sure you are always aware of what's going on with your card if you decide to create a tab. You might end up with a crazy ass amount at the end of the night. Don't go buying shots for random people on your card because you might get too tipsy and not even remember that you did that. Also, make sure you know exactly what your card looks like...a name..a label..something to help your bartender recognize your card. It's important!

These are just a few tips to help you while you get a night in of drinking. Happy Tipsy!

Broke and too much liquor? Look at this!

Do you agree? Or disagree? LOL.

How To Make The Juicy Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Another juice based cocktail. Peep it:

1 1/2 oz Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
3 oz Coconut Rum
1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
Fill with Dole Orange/Pineapple/Banana Juice

Champagne Sunset via TipsyBartender

Check out this really sexy looking drink that's PERFECT for the ladies! It's called the Champagne Sunset!

4oz Champagne
1 1/2oz Orange Juice
Dash of Grenadine

Drink Inc.: The Cowabunga Dude

I'm a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. So, I think I have to try this out MINUS the anchovies! LOL.

Bay leaf infused Vodka - 3 Oz
Dry Vermouth -- 1 Oz
Dash of Orange bitters
Add cubes to the mixing glass
Stir with a bar spoon for 15 seconds
Strain into a coup glass

Drink Inc.: The Tropical Holiday

A really cool, tropical cocktail. Peep it.


Fresh Lime Juice ½ Oz
Velvet Falernum (Caribbean Spice Syrup) ½ Oz
Sugar Cane Syrup 1/4 Oz
Rhum Clement Premiere Canne (Rhum Agricole is fresh sugar cane rum made in Martinique) 1.5 oz
Add crushed ice to a Collins glass -- ¾ full
Strain into class
Soda Water -- 1 Oz
Add crushed ice on top to build a cone
Angostura Bitters -- cover the top of the ice cone - 1 barspoon approximately

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Cocoloso Wasted

What you sippin, today? I currently have on deck some good ol Cocoloso!

Grasshopper via TipsyBartender

LOL @ Kristina's joke at the end. I love you, mama. However, that joke...eh. LOL. This is a pretty cool looking drink. I can see having this for a dessert or something. Check it out:

3/4oz Green Creme de Menthe
3/4oz White Creme de Cacao
3/4oz Cream

How To Make The LoJack Cocktail via Common Man cocktails

Here's an interesting recipe that's a take on the Jack and Coke.

1 1/2 oz Jack Daniels
1/2 oz Amaretto
3 - 4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Top with Cherry Cola

The Science of Getting Drunk (Infographic)

I think as much as it is fun to have a nice buzz or get to a point where you are feeling good. It's really important to note that there long term effects of doing this more than moderately. Remember, it's so easy to really go overboard if you are drinking. The best thing to do is to practice it as safe as possible. This is a really good infographic to help you keep things in perspective.

find out the science of getting drunk
Via: Negative Effects of Alcohol

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blue Pool Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

A serious blue theme is going on with Everyday Drinkers this week. I'm not mad, though! Loving the concepts and the names of drinks. Peep it!

1 oz Cachaca
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Sweet/Sour Mix
1/3 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
4 oz Orange Juice

Blue Sushi Saketumi

This is a really interesting cocktail and the name is pretty cool, too. Here's the recipe:

2-2 1/2 oz Broker's Gin
Blue Cheese stuffed wasabi olives

Quick F*ck via TipsyBartender

LOL. The hilarity in this clip...wow, just wow. Awkward but funny times. Check out the recipe:

1 part Coffee Liqueur
1 part Melon Liqueur
1 part Irish Cream

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dean Martin's Favorite Drink - Flame of Love - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Now, this is what I call a cocktail. I wouldn't use any old vodka. I would go with a premium vodka like a Ciroc to really get the grape and lemon notes mixed in with this drink's kind of caramelized flavor. Check out the recipe:

2oz Vodka
Splash of Fino Sherry
Caramelized Orange peels
Orange Peel to coat glass

How to make the Blue Murder Doll via Common Man cocktails

The name sounds very interesting, but I don't think it's especially potent. Still very cool looking, though.

2 oz Dry Gin
1 tsp Green Chartreuse
1/2 tsp Blue Curacao
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Mayan Sacrifice via Tipsy Bartender

Yo, this is by far one of the best Tipsy Bartender shows I've seen! I was def not expecting to see this crazy ass fire display. Homegirl blew fire right under the shooters!!! CRAZY!!! This is such as bad ass recipe and you already know it will get you done with one shot! Here's the recipe:

Bacardi 151

Monday, July 16, 2012

Free Wine Class: how to choose the correct wine glass

This is definitely the video to watch if you have a bunch of wines or you are starting to become a wine connoisseur. Different glasses bring out different aromas and really bring out the best in your tasting. Enjoy!

How To Make a Shot Glass Out Of Ice

Now this is a really cool idea (no pun intended). Not only does it act as a shot glass, but it even keeps your drink cold! Nice! Peep it!

How to choose the proper cocktail glass

Cool sign, right? You can actually buy that @ My Neon Haven

It's definitely an advantage to use the right cocktail glass for your drinks. This video breaks down everything from using sour glasses for your whiskey sours to using a high ball glass for your gin and tonics plus long island ice tea.

Add some beautiful wedding decorations to your ceremony and reception

What makes the perfect ambiance besides the champagne glasses flowing and the bartenders making your perfect cocktails? It's the wedding decorations. These really give your wedding the type of personality it needs to separate from the pack. Weddingstar is perfect for your wedding. There are a slew of styles to really suit you and your spouse's needs. You don't have spend an arm and a leg. They work with your budget. Just imagine sipping an ice cold cocktail while you relax with your loved one. It's a great setting to really get in the mood to spend your life together.

Build your special day with great drinks and wedding cake toppers!

You know what's great about your wedding reception? Having the greatest drinks and the greatest wedding cake toppers to really enhance that magical moment.

Having the perfect wedding cake topper is like the extra icing on the cake. You get to truly enjoy your personal stamp. Weddingstar has a great number of toppers you can choose as well as custom ones to pick your choice. Maybe you are feeling a classic black and white decorum. Or maybe you both are really into a good wine or champagne bottle that would be a perfect cake topper. The choice is really yours!

Chocolate Smores via TipsyBartender

Anything with Bacardi 151 is not to be played with...I'm just sayin. LOLOL. Yeah, this recipe def has a few kicks to it! Enjoy!

1 part Vanilla Vodka
1 part Butterscotch Schnapps
1 part Baileys Irish Cream
1 part Bacardi 151
Graham Crackers

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Drink Inc.: Smoky Mexican Cocktails

Now, these are really exotic. They even use grasshoppers in a drink. Talk about very crunchy! I don't think I'd try the deadman, but I'll def try the Horchata based one. I definitely love Rumchata, but I think to keep things a bit more Mexican - a tequila or mescal based drink might be a bit more suitable. Check it out:


The Oaxacan Flower

1.5 oz Cannela infused Mezcal
2 oz home made horchata (or store bought)
lime juice,
Pour over crushed ice

Garnish with star anise.

Deadman Oaxacan

Mole-Orange-Liqueur: Combine mole negro paste with orange liqueur in a 1:2 ratio in saucepan over low heat. Cool and strain into a bottle.

2 oz Mezcal
1 oz Mole-Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz Lime
1 barspoon agave nectar

Friday, July 13, 2012

Citrus Spice and Everything Nice via Common Man cocktails

I can def see this being a drink made in the Caribbean or somewhere in South America. Check out the recipe:

2 oz Licor 43
1 oz Senior Curacao of Curacao (blue)
3 - 4 oz Citrus Soda
1/2 oz Captain Morgan Black

AK-47 cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

This is straight up insanity in a cocktail! Don't believe me? Check it out!

1/3 oz. Brandy
1/3 oz. Whiskey
1/3 oz. Gin
1/3 oz. Vodka
1/3 oz. Rum
1/3 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1/3 oz. Cointreau
1/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Fill with Soda Water

^Ridiculous, right? Well, what's even more ridiculous is it looks like he used a 1/2 ounce to an ounce on some of these ingredients! LOL. Peep the video below:

Having the right bar tools in your accessory to make drinks

It's one thing to pour free hand or use a rinky dink cup to cup system, but another to really use some good bar tools to make your drinks properly whether you mix it, strain, or even get it cold. Check out the videos below. Also, check under so you can purchase some of these bar tools in the search for a GREAT PRICE!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How To Make The Sweet Soviet

An interesting twist on the White Russian!

1 1/2 oz Marshmallow Vodka
1/2 oz Kahlua
2/3 oz Half and Half
Drop Grenadine
Garnish with Cherry

100 Sake Bomb Dominoes - Mobo Sushi - Santa Cruz, CA

This is just insane!

Jager Bomb via Tipsy Bartender

Personally, I can't stand Jager, but I do appreciate this shot as a lot of people love em. I'd much rather drink a Sake Bomb to be honest. Peep it.


1 shot of Jagermeister
Half glass or cup of energy drink (Redbull, Monster, etc)

Drink to your health - The Wine Health argument

This is a really good argument about the benefits and not so great things about wine. I honestly feel wine would be the least damaging to your system with all of the drinks. I love to drink, but I make sure I keep everything under moderation. In fact, the last time I seriously drank was a few weeks ago. Wine is something that has a lot of great properties as the root is made from fruits instead of just sugar and yeast like other alcohols. One thing to note is to keep it in moderation. Like everything, too much of something is bad. A glass a day for women and two glasses a day for men seems to be the most appropriate serving to keep your health in good standings. For me, it's an every once in a while thing. I'd rather stick to the fruit. Check out the infographic below!

Drink to Your Health infographic from ONEHOPE Wine
Presented By ONEHOPE Wine Online Fifty Percent of Profits Go To Charity

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tropical Hooter Shot via TipsyBartender

Definitely a good shot for a beautiful woman. That's why Keziah is on here. LOL. Peep the recipe:

1 part Chambord
1 part Citrus Vodka
1 part Watermelon Pucker
1 part 7-Up

How To Make The Cosmochello via Common Man cocktails

A great play on the cosmo with a hint of chello =P.

1 1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Limoncello
1 oz Cranberry Juice

Lemon Grass Drop - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey

This probably tastes really acidic, but I don't mind to tell you the truth. I honestly would love to try this cocktail. I've had lemon drops before and they were a bit on the sweet side. I think this one would have some bite due to the interesting/zesty flavors. Peep the recipe:

6 - 8 chunks pineapple
1 1/2 oz Stoli Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz lemon grass infused simple syrup
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Game Inspired Drinks from Retro Video Games

First of all, shoutout to Drunken Moogle to being one of the premier places of developing the video game drinks. As anyone knows, I'm a HUGE fan of video games (as I have a Playstation 3 Game Console blog site) and I do love building and posting up different cocktail recipes. Besides the ones I will post on here, I will definitely send you to some great videos of video game cocktail recipes. Peep below to see what Retro Video Games posted a while back. There are quite a bit of them! If you want to look at some cool gaming recipes, you can check out some of the ones I've posted on my gaming site.

Flicky with Chirp shots

1/4 Blue Curacao
1/4 Bacardi Razz
2/4 Fanta Lemon
Mix the Blue Curacao and Bacardi Razz, shake with ice and pour into a glass. Top it off with the Fanta Lemon.
Chirp shot
2/3 Mango Liqueur
1/3 Pineapple drink mix (could also work with pineapple juice)
Mix the ingredients together and shake it with ice, then pour into a shot glass.

Jade (from Beyond Good & Evil)
1/4 Apple Sourz
1/4 Cointreau
2/4 Sprite
Mix Apple Sourz with the Cointreu, shake with ice. Pour into a tall glass and top it off with Sprite. (If the apple sour doesn’t add enough green to the drink then add some caramel color)

Chocobo (from Final Fantasy)
1/2 Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial
1/2 Pineapple Liqueur
Pour together, shake it and add a slice of lemon on top

Vampire’s Kiss (Castlevania)
1/2 Red Wine (or Port wine if you prefer it sweeter)
1/2 Passoa (Passion fruit liqueur)
Stir the ingredients together and pour into a small wine glass. I tied a black ribbon into a bow on the foot and attached a blood red flower on it to get that gothic romantic touch. If you fail to get the ribbon to stick to the top of the foot then it’s ok, it looks good when it’s at the bottom as well.

Mega shoutout Retro Video Games for these amazing looking cocktails!

Watermelon Punch with The Casserole Queens

Now, I've heard of Watermelon Vodka and even Melon balls with liquor via Skyy John, but this watermelon punch looks amazing!

First of all, the presentation is on point! I mean, the drink literally comes out of the watermelon! Here's the recipe:

1 large seedless watermelon
1 can frozen limeade, 6 ounce
1/3 cup sugar, plus extra for rimming glasses
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups vodka
1 liter chilled club soda
fresh mint leaves and lemon wedges for garnish

For more thorough directions, you can check under the video on their YouTube page.

Dynamite Thai Cocktails with Drink Inc.

I've never heard of this channel before called The Official Hungry, but I have to say it's very cool. The types of food they eat is rather exotic, and that definitely shows with the cocktails they drink, too. I'm always on the look out for something a bit out of the ordinary, and it looks like they love to experiment on the unconventional fruity or bitter cocktail. Check out this video below:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

VSOP Lemon Derby - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen

This is mos def a thorough cocktail. The preparation on this is quite elaborate, but it definitely looks well worth it. Peep the recipe:

3 large sprigs of mint
1 oz Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac
1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz soda water

Honey-Lemon Foam

Makes enough to fill one iSi canister – about 15 – 20 servings

2 sheets gelatin (gold or bronze strength)
4 fl oz local honey
2 fl oz lemon juice
6 fl oz hot water
4 fl oz pasteurized egg whites

For more info, check out: Small Screen

Dirty Bong Water via TipsyBartender

Actually, it really doesn't look too bad, but I can see why it tastes really good with all of these ingredients. Amaretto is some good stuff that I haven't had in years. Definitely would love to drink some of that again really soon. At any rate, peep the cocktail. And please don't go out and drink actual bong water. LOL.

1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz spiced rum
1 oz sweet and sour mix

Not So Perfect Manhattan via Common Man Cocktails

Now, this is an interesting mix to a traditional Manhattan. Peep the recipe:

2 oz Bourbon
1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Monday, July 9, 2012

H-Bomb via TipsyBartender

Man, talk about a good name for a drink. This is definitely a potent, potent drink that will knock you on your ass. Probably some bombs will come from there, too. LOLOL. Anyway.....................

1 oz vodka
1 oz tequila
1 oz rum
1 oz gin
1 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 oz Hpnotiq liqueur

Sunday, July 8, 2012

How To Make The Butter Comfort via Common Man Cocktails

If sweetness is your thing, you'll definitely want to try this shooter. I bet it's reminiscent of a butterscotch cookie a la girl scouts.

1 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
3/4 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oreo "Coketail Float" via My Virgin Kitchen

If health is something you are concerned about, you might want to turn around and visit these blogs regarding Green Tea and Exercise. Now, down to business.

This is a very serious cocktail involving not only Rum and Ice Cream, but Oreo cookies??? WHATT!!!! YO, this is insane! Just check this out!

Large Lump ice-cream
200ml coke
crushed Oreo Cookie
40ml Morgans Spiced Rum

Shoutout to My Virgin Kitchen for this impeccable cocktail. Peep the video below:

Rum & Coke Ice Cream Float

^Isn't that a beaut? I think it is =)

If you love Rum & Coke, you'll definitely love this treat right here! Forget your normal dessert of cookies, cakes, and pies. This is what you need for your summer treat!
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2 oz of Rum (maybe even flavored like a Coconut or Banana for the ladies)


DONQ Rum in Aspen 2012 with Hotmixology at the Fire & Ice Party

Gotta love live mixology spots like this especially in a place like Aspen!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bloody Brain Shot via Tipsy Bartender

This is a shot I don't think anyone can really take just because of the curdling effect. LOL. Hell, I think this might even be worse than an Alien Brain Hemorrhage just because of the ingredients. LOL. Here is the recipe:

Flavored Vodka
Lime Juice
Drops of Bailey's Irish Cream

How To Make The Southern Hurricane via Common Man Cocktails

Now, this is what you call really tropical. I like the idea and the drink, but if you want some potency you should see how I made my Tropical Storm and more crazy tropical themed cocktails.

Speaking of storms, you heard about a storm that really popped on the East Coast called Derecho, right? Well, check out my blog from last friday..it got a lil crazy!
1 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
1 1/2 oz. Sweet Sour Mix
1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Splash of Grenadine

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Southern Comfort Sweetened Tea via Common Man Cocktails

For all you SoCo lovers that have a bit of a real Southern vibe, this a bit up your alley. Peep it:

1 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
2 oz. Sweet Sour
2 oz. Sweet Tea
Splash of Cola

Yellow Bird via TipsyBartender

Source of pic: Tipsy Texan

One thing you can really count on in the Caribbean are strong, tropical drinks. They might have a sweet exterior, but when you get down to what the drink really suggests - it's super strong. Peep the recipe:

1.5 oz. Light Rum
1.5 oz. Galliano
3/4 oz. Creme de Bananas
Top with equal parts Pineapple Juice and Orange Juice

Algonquin Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

I really love these old fashioned cocktails that have a lot of history behind them especially the earlier cocktails from the 1900s and before then. Here's the history on this particular one taken from the YouTube page:

"This cocktail was named after the Algonquin Hotel, which opened its doors in 1902 in one of New York's most fashionable neighborhoods. The hotel gained its greatest fame a few years later as the home of the Algonquin Round Table, the repeating literary lunch in which Alexander Woollcott, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and their compatriots held sway on New York's cultural scene. There were in fact several drinks named after this historic venue, but this recipe is the one currently served by the hotel's bartenders."


1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz pineapple juice (unsweetened)

American Collins via Common Man Cocktails

4th of July is over but the weekend is just about to get started. Here is a very cool cocktail recipe using a Collins glass (appropriately). Yup, here's the recipe:

1 1/2 oz of Gin
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
4 bing cherries
8 blueberries
club soda

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July cocktail recipes

Source: Simply Stated

^check that link for even more cocktails!

Today is a pretty special day, so I decided why not post up a bunch of different July 4th cocktail recipes! Ingenious idea, right?Well, if you like cocktails, you like cool looking drinks, then this is the place for you. Also, check out my Randomness blog as I have the Independence Day movie over there! Enjoy! Check it out:

How to Make the 57 Chevy Cocktail via Common Man cocktails

Now, this is a very interesting cocktail with a bunch of different things mixed together. It's like a crazy punch and I think it would kind of sneak up on you in a few drinks. Perfect by di beach cocktail. Check out the recipe and Enjoy your 4th of July:

1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Southern Comfort
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Splash of Orange Juice
Splash of Pineapple Juice
Dash of Grenadine

4th of July Patriot Punch via TipsyBartender

First of all, doesn't this pic up top make you feel real patriotic? LOL. Second of all, you should see this cool punch. Peep it.

Now, this looks like a nice lil cool punch to make for today's festivities. I personally can careless for a hawaiian punch so i might substitute it for a cranberry or something, but this looks aesthetically pleasing. The great thing about this particular beverage is you make it as a mocktail or a cocktail. One thing to note is to put your alcohol in first then your mixers for better layering technique. Also, for the people that count their calories or don't wanna go overboard, the Gatorade is low calorie and the 7up is diet. You won't feel too bad having a couple of these.

Hawaiian Punch
Blue Low Calorie Gatorade
Diet 7up
Optional - Your favorite Rum, Vodka, Tequila to take it up another level

Also, if you are really into patriotic stuff, you should check out the Avengers shots particularly Captain America.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Metaxa Sangria - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen

The great thing about Sangria is you can add as much fruit as you want as well as any fruit.

Spiked Peanut Butter Milkshake via TipsyBartender

Add a bit of power to your milkshake. I know this is definitely high in fat, but it looks dayum good! HAHAHA!

1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2oz Chocolate Vodka
3/4oz Frangelico
Large Spoon of Peanut Butter
Whipped Cream

How To Make The Alabama Slammer via Common Man Cocktails

I know I've posted this recipe before but I really like the vibe that Common Man Cocktails is bringing on this episode. Plus, you get a much better analysis and breakdown of the drink. Check it out:

1oz Southern Comfort
1oz Amaretto
.5oz Sloe Gin
Dash of Lemon Juice

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Heart Ciroc (minis)

If you can see the above picture, you already know how I feel about the ultra premium vodka called Ciroc. I even put the accent mark up top. It's a little big, but you get the point. These are some Ciroc minis I've acquired in maybe 8 months to a year. So I figured I'd used them to be a little creative. LOL. Enjoy! Peep some Ciroc Recipes and the OG Diddy!