Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Portofino (Tipsy Bartender)

I always love when cocktails are a bit on the classic side using a more old school approach. Shoutout to Tipsy for putting that in there.

2 oz. (60ml) Whiskey
2 oz. (60ml) Campari
2 oz. (60ml) Pomegranate Liqueur
Bergamot Bitters
2 oz. (60ml) Limoncello
1 Egg White
2 Tbsp Sugar
Lemon Oil

Tequila Cocktail: The Sea of Cortez (Common Man Cocktails)

I love the ingredients and name of this cocktail!


1½ oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. crème de cassis
¼ oz. Cointreau
Lime Wheel Garnish

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Recreated - Cocktails from "The Simpsons" (Cocktail Chemistry)

I always love concept cocktails especially when they are influenced from video games, movies, or cartoons. Of course, these have the crazy Simpsons focus. There are some recreated or remixed. Enjoy.

How to Make Clear Ice (Cocktail Chemistry)

Now this is very cool and certainly becomes more popular with those that love a good scotch or bourbon on ice. Also, I've found you don't have to buy the most expensive equipment to get this done. Mega shoutout to Cocktail Chemistry.

Curbside Cocktails: Quebec, The Forager (

This certainly looks like a very classy and refreshing cocktail to have in the summer time. Love the ingredients with the blueberry and the bitters. I feel like fresh ingredients and bitters are so underappreciated.

2 oz Blended Scotch
.75 oz Dry vermouth
.75 oz Blueberry shrub*
4 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog bitters

Garnish: Lemon peel, bellflower

Monday, April 24, 2017

Butterscotch White Russian (Tipsy Bartender)

This is def a great twist on the White Russian.

1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
2 oz. Half & Half
Caramel Syrup
Crushed Butterscotch Candies

Tropical Slush (Tipsy Bartender)

I love when drinks are actually made in fruit like a Pineapple. This looks very tasty and absolutely perfect for the oncoming hot spring weather.

2 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Pineapple Rum
2 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
2 Cups Pineapple Chunks
1 Tbsp Cream of Coconut

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ciroc Summer Colada Review

I'm a little late to the party, but I been meaning to try Ciroc Summer Colada since it dropped. Just got my hands on some Ciroc minis and def tested it. I've seen a bunch of reviews where people generally liked it. However, some people couldn't rock with it on ice. You can definitely tell who are more the connoisseurs and people who drink just to drink. I'm going to keep this short and simple.

Notes: Well, they definitely got the colada down to a science. The Ciroc Coconut from 7 years ago already gave me a kind of pina colada vibe, but something about the formula/taste is very lush/rich. It has a creamy coconut (like the coconut meat) and a pineapple kind of vibe just off of smelling the notes straight out of the bottle. 90/100

Neat: Ok, I first tasted it room temperature. This is without even putting a dab of water to cut it. Honestly, I have to give this 85/100. It was really smooth. Of course, it had that slight burn to it (I mean, it is a vodka), but tasted incredible. What I got from it was the Pineapple right from the start and as you actually digested it, the coconut flavor lingers in the finish. Very cool and subtle, but you can def discern what's what.

Ice: 90/100. You certainly taste the coconut and pineapple blend much better because of the added water to bring out the flavors more. Certainly something I could sip on the rocks without any mixers.

Mixer: Honestly, this pretty much speaks for itself. All you truly need is a splash of pineapple, orange, or even cranberry juice. They all work because anything with pineapple and coconut mixes well. For a serious treat, I would honestly try to use fresher ingredients. Crush some pineapples or squeeze your oranges to get the fresh vibe. Having fresh juice is underrated but this would be the perfect vodka to actually use your freshly squeezed or pressed juice. 95/100

Overall, I give this an A. This is my favorite flavor out of everything. I've always been a big fan of coconut and pineapple. So when you put it together, it's just a colossal event. Diddy, you definitely got one with this! Keep that consistency!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Boozy Easter Bunnies (Tipsy Bartender)

This is another great way to put a spin on your Easter. Definitely a little adult vibe to the kiddie treats! Enjoy!

1 Part Irish Cream
1 Part Amaretto
1 Part Butterscotch Schnapps
Splash Milk
Hollow Chocolate Bunnies

Easter Egg Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a great treat to have especially right in time for Easter. Take a look at this recipe for all the older folk and relatives in your home.

1 oz. Irish Cream
1 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
Splash Milk
Artificial Hay
Easter Eggs

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Pain Elixir Cocktail

This is a cool remix I made from the Pain Killer Cocktail. I won't get too far deep into what some of the secret details are but I will give you what the Pain Killer details.

Recipe (Pain Killer)
2 oz Dark Rum
Coconut Cream
4 oz of Orange Juice (Pineapple/Orange Juice Blend definitely works best)
*Maraschino Cherry garnish optional*

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fruity Pebble Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a very nice little shooter. Def dig the colors and the concept. I'm actually wondering why he didn't use the fruity loops vodka? At any rate, I gotta try this out.

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
1 1/2 oz. Milk
Splash Grenadine
Whipped Cream
Fruity Pebbles

Green Eyes Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Def like the name but I think this kind of reminds me of a Scooby Snack in disguise. Hmmm....

1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Cream Of Coconut
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Wedge

Monday, April 3, 2017

Banana Split Martini (Tipsy Bartender)

Now this is a tasty and well-rounded drink! Definitely got to try it!

1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz. Creme De Banana
1 oz. White Creme De Cacao
1 oz. French Vanilla Creamer
2 Scoop Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup
Crushed Nuts

Smoking Hot Ginger (Tipsy Bartender)

Now this is my kind of recipe! I love a well-rounded cocktail especially with ginger and bitters in the fold.

2 oz. Whiskey
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Honey/Water mix (3 parts water, 1 part honey)
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Muddled Ginger
1 Rosemary Sprig

Blue Raspberry Mojito (Tipsy Bartender)

This is an interesting twist on a traditional mojito.

2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
Splash Simple Syrup
Splash Club Soda
Lime Juice

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Strawberry Hustle (Tipsy Bartender)

Really nice and pretty cocktail that I assume the ladies would love.

2 oz. Strawberry Rum
2 1/2 Lemon Lime Soda
1 oz. Blue Curaçao Syrup
1 oz. Blue Curaçao
Strawberry Slices
Mint Leaves

The After Shock (Tipsy Bartender)

Great concept recipe with some interesting flavors and mixes!

Blue Layer:
1 oz. (30ml) Hpnotiq
1 oz. (30ml) Kinky Blue
1 oz. (30ml) Blue Raspberry Lemonade

White Layer:
1 oz. (30ml) Coconut Tequila
1 oz. (30ml) Goldschlager
1 oz. (30ml) Coconut Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Pina Colada Mix

Paloma Cocktail Recipe (

I bet this tastes incredibly refreshing, but I love the simple build-up in the glass!

2 oz Reposado tequila
.5 oz Lime juice
Pinch of salt
Grapefruit soda
Garnish: Lime wheel
Glass: Highball

Pink Flamingo Cocktail (

A classy and well-balanced cocktail, indeed!

1 oz Rhum J.M
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Pineapple gum syrup
1 oz ABV’s Tiki-Tivo apéritif*
1 dash Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coconut Cream Martini (Tipsy Bartender)

Always great to have coconut cream and vodka together in a bad ass mix! Enjoy!

1 oz. Coconut Vodka
2 oz. Half & Half
1 Tbsp Cream of Coconut
Coconut Flakes

Paper Plane Cocktail with Amaro Nonino (Common Man Cocktails)

This sounds incredibly tasty. Definitely got to try the Amaro Nonino.

3/4 oz. Bourbon
3/4 oz. Aperol
3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Small Paper Airplane Garnish

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blue Passion Pina Colada (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a nice little remix and a bit of color added to your not so typical Pina Colada. Enjoy!

1 oz. (30ml) Rum
1 ½ oz. (45ml) Alize Blue
3 oz. (90ml) Pina Colada Mix
Pineapple Slice

Raspberry Lemondrop Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a great variation to the classic Lemon Drop

1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Raspberry Puree
Coarse Sugar
Corn Syrup

Passion Fruit Mango Margarita (Tipsy Bartender)

Dope, dope recipe with a margarita vibe.

1 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
2 oz. Passion fruit Juice
Fresh Mango Slices
Fresh Passion fruit
Strawberry Garnish
Corn Syrup
Coarse Salt

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shamrock Shooters (Tipsy Bartender)

When it comes to St. Paddy's Day, you surely have your Irish Car Bomb, Coffee, Guinness or a regular shot of Jameson. That's all fine and dandy. However, you need that extra kick that will take your day of green to the next level. Here's a cool shooter recipe for your party:

1 Part Creme De Menthe
1 Part White Creme De Cacao
1 Part White Chocolate Liqueur
Whipped Cream
Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Diddy introduces New Ciroc Summer Colada!!!

zthiis the hype that's been going down on Instagram and Snapchat!!! An amazing and eclectic mix of Pineapple and Coconut w/ the Ciroc!!! Amazing. It's limited edition, too!! Also, I have written a taste test review on Ciroc Summer Colada as well! Peep the video:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Can Moonshine Make You Go Blind? (Common Man Cocktails)

Now, this is a well thought-out and educational video. I've always heard this "myth" when I was younger. The first shot of shine I had was at the age of 25. I definitely felt something after that drink. It was intense. I think it was a Peach Moonshine (can't give away the details too much on where I got it). However, it's always interesting to learn about the distillation process and how the heat condenses certain things in any kind of hard liquor. As much as I love different libations/cocktails or what have you, history on drinks and the process of making a particular spirit, hooch, hop, malt, or wine certainly gets my gears running. Dope video, Derrick. Salute.

DIY Lucky Charms Vodka (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a pretty dope concept and kinda reminds me of the Loopy Vodka with Three Olives. Very cool.

Lucky Charms Marshmallows
Lemon Lime Soda

Banana Cream Pie Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

A very tasty shooter

1 oz. Banana Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Whipped Cream
Pink Sugar

Monday, March 13, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spiked Snickers Milkshakes (Tipsy Bartender)

This is an incredible milkshake. Of course, I can only have one of these in a given year! LOL.

1 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz. Caramel Vodka
1 oz. Chocolate Vodka
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Chopped Nuts
Mini Snickers
Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Sauce
Whipped Cream

Double Mango Daiquiri (Tipsy Bartender)

You can never go wrong with a good daiquiri recipe!! Definitely a beautiful thing especially on these cold days.

1 oz. Mango Rum
1 oz. White Rum
Splash Mango Mix
2 Cups Frozen Mango Chunks
1 oz. Lime Juice
Splash Simple Syrup
½ Kiwi
Kiwi Slice

Pop Rocks Blue Kamikaze Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

I always love a good kamikaze at the bar. Definitely a cool lil shooter. Here's a nice little remix of the drink.

1 Pt Vodka
1 Pt Blue Curacao
1 Pt Lime Juice
Corn Syrup
Pop Rocks

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Singapore Sling Cocktail

The open business restaurant in Singapore is one that is currently booming. There’s a wide variety of options available to you whether you want some quick street food on the go or a nice place to dine in – they have it all.
One of the most popular alcoholic beverages that you’ll come across in this country is the Singapore Sling. It’s mostly filled with gin and was supposedly created before 1915. The majority of restaurants in Singapore will offer this drink to accompany a meal.
The true original recipe for this drink is still yet to be determined. There are so many different variations of it that it’s hard to judge which one is the most authentic.
However, the general way to concoct it involves gin, cherry brandy, and some type of juice (predominantly orange, pineapple, or lime).
Many people in the country have heard of it, but no one knows what the true version of the drink is. Amongst all the different people disputing over which recipe is closest to the real one, there’s no arguing when it comes to the creator.
Ngiam Tong Boon was the person responsible for bringing this cocktail into existence and he did so for the Raffles Hotel.
As a result of this fact, many believe that they’re the ones with the most legitimate recipe; however, the dates where Mr. Ngiam Tong Boon conceived this drink is something that brings about further confusion.
Raffles Hotel has declared that the drink was brought to them a little before 1910! Other sources claim it was between 1913 and 1915…
It’s one of the most iconic drinks that’s a part of the Singaporean culture, yet the actual recipe is considered lost or unknown. The recipes being used today are based off the notes that bartenders had made in the early 20th century, but there are speculators who believe the exact process of devising this drink vanished in the 1930’s.
Regardless, don’t let all the opinions and theories about recipes stop you from enjoying a Singapore Sling. Even if it’s not the real thing, it’ll still taste great!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Frozen S'mores Mudslide via Tipsy Bartender

I make my mudslide more of the traditional way (more alcohol), but this is still an incredible mix. Very dope that Bobbi is on this episode. I love the mix of the Skyy John and Tipsy format together.

1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Creme De Cacao
1 oz. Half & Half
Marshmallow Fluff
Chocolate Shavings

Sweet Heat Martini via Tipsy Bartender

This is an awesome martini. Also, it's great having Kristina back on the show for an episode! I love Miss Mahal ^___^.

2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Mango Puree
½ oz. Passion Fruit Puree
Splash Lime Juice
Splash Sriracha

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Perfect Storm Cocktail

Here's a pretty dope cocktail I had the pleasure of trying last week. It's a variation of a Dark n Stormy.

1 1/2 oz Gran Marnier
Lime Juice
Ginger Beer
2 drops of Angostura Bitters

*You can even do half and half w/ Gran Marnier and Cointreau if you feel like it.* It kinda adds a bit of a unique tang but the Ginger beer brings some much needed closure to the mix.

At first, I was skeptical but it actually turned out pretty good. I'm shocked at how balanced this tastes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1000 Degree Knife vs Bacardi 151 (Tipsy Bartender)

Got to always love a great concept cocktail. This 1,000 Degree Knife trend is becoming such a big thing on the YouTube scene. Here's Skyy John's take recipe wise:

3 oz. (90ml) White Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Mango Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Banana Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Coconut Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Spiced Rum
2 1/2 Cups Passionfruit Juice
2 oz. (60ml) Grenadine
2 oz. (60ml) Bacardi 151 Rum
Banana Slices
Strawberry Slices
Orange Slices
Pineapple Slices
Brown Sugar
Butane Torches

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail

This is by far one of my favorite cocktails to drink. Whether it's in a rocks, highball, or Collins glass, it doesn't matter. People like to mix it up with a regular dark or spiced rum. However, I prefer it with the original Goslings Dark Seal Rum and the matching Ginger Beer. That's how it was originally made in Bermuda. I def love the island vibes with this drink because the spice, the kick, and just that stormy element gives it a certain zone. Authenticity is everything!

2 oz Goslings Dark Seal Rum
6 oz of Goslings Ginger Beer
Lime Wedge or Wheel