Sunday, December 31, 2017

Toasted Coconut White Russian (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a nice twist on a classic (that's personally one of my favorite cocktails).

Coconut Milk
Top with Toasted Coconut

Saturday, December 30, 2017

How to Make the Gin Fix (The Craft Cocktail)

I like this kind of nuance where they make craft or classic cocktails. You can never go wrong with the old school flavor. Salud and salute!

2 oz London Dry Gin
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup
Garnish: Orange Slice

French Vanilla Ciroc Coquito (Non-Dairy version)

If you haven't already heard of the latest flavor, you can check this commercial of Diddy and French Montana. This is pretty chill because I do drink non-dairy things from time to time. I'm glad they were able to try it a few times to get the right mix. Def looks pretty tasty, and I would honestly try/make both versions just to have it for people that prefer milk or non-dairy.

Recipe (non-dairy)
1.5oz French Vanilla Ciroc
1.5oz Coconut-Almond Milk
.5oz Coconut Cream
A Dab of Vanilla Extract
Top With Cinnamon (Serve Over a Full Glass of Ice)

French Vanilla Ciroc Coquito (original)
1.5oz French Vanilla Ciroc
.5oz Coconut Cream
.5oz Evaporated Milk
.5oz Sweetened Milk
A Dab of Vanilla Extract
Top With Cinnamon (Serve Over a Full Glass of Ice)

Le Provence (Tipsy Bartender)

This is kind of interesting, you don't see too many herbal and floral drinks on here. This actually looks well-balanced.

1 ½ oz. Elisir M.P. Roux Herbal Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Benedictine Herbal Liqueur
1 oz. Suze Herbal Liqueur
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Orange Blossom Water
Flaming Absinthe Rinse
Garnish: Apple Brandy

Amaretto Hot Chocolate (Tipsy Bartender)

This is definitely a tasty recipe for the cold days!

1 1/2 oz. Amaretto
Splash Vanilla Vodka
6 oz. Hot Chocolate
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Slivered Almonds/Grated Chocolate

Friday, December 29, 2017

James Bond Drinking Montage

I was posting up some cocktails, and immediately I thought about the Vesper Martini. That got me to thinking about some of the other cocktails James Bond drank throughout the different eras. Check this out. What's your favorite one?

Big Bear Sour (Tipsy Bartender)

Always great to have a nice sour cocktail in your mix.

1 ½ Bourbon
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Maple Cinnamon
Orgeat Syrup
1 egg white
Red Wine Float
Garnish: Lemon Zest

Champagne Gummy Bears (Tipsy Bartender)

This definitely classic Tipsy Bartender material!

Gummy Bears

Tennessee Coffee Milkshake (Tipsy Bartender)

This is pretty dope. I don't really liken myself to Jack but the Honey Jack is not half bad. However, I could see why this meshes so well together to get that oaky, sweet, and upbeat kind of vibe. Take a look.

1 oz. Irish Cream
1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
1 oz. Whiskey
Coffee Ice Cream
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Chocolate Syrup/Chocolate Shavings

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cookie Dough Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

Awesome shooter. Point. Blank. Period.

1 Part Irish Cream
1 Part Butterscotch Schnapps
1 Part Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Garnish: Cookie Crumbs

The Bahamas Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

As fellow Bahamian, I have to say it's about time Skyy! Good timing, though. It's cold as a brick out here where I'm at. So, seeing this definitely brings some cheer! Salud, everyone!

1 Part Creme De Banana
1 Part Blue Raspberry Vodka
1 Part Black Vodka

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

How to Make the Raspberry Russian Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is absolutely quality. Between the fresh fruits, chamboard, vodka, and cream. There's richness, tartness, and more.

3 Fresh Raspberries
1 oz Heavy Cream
1 oz Chambord
1 oz Vodka

The Grinch Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Dope concept and it looks pretty strong, but still has taste to it!

1/2 oz. Absinthe
1 1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur
3 Lime Wedges Top with Ginger Ale
Rim: Green Sugar Garnish
Lime Wheel, Candy Cane

Grandma's Apple Pie (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this looks amazing. Rarely do I see Licor 43 being used, and it looks like the perfect addition for a Holiday style drink. Cheers.

1 ½ oz. Bourbon
½ oz. Licor 43
¼ oz. Créme de Cacao
1 oz. Apple Juice
Grated Cinnamon
Garnish: Apple Slice, Cinnamon Stick

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Snowman (Tipsy Bartender)

Got to have at least one of these snowman recipes :).

1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz Creme De Cacao
1 oz White Chocolate Liqueur
Vanilla Ice Cream
Rim: White sprinkles
Garnish: Marshmallow Snowmen

Christmas on Rosecrans (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is an interesting looking libation. Rosemary and cranberry syrup? Never would've though to mix the two.

1 ½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Velvet Falernum
¾ oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Rosecrans Syrup (Rosemary/Cranberry Syrup)
¼ oz. Simple Syrup
3 dashes Cranberry Bitters
2 drops Saline
Soda Water
Garnish: Cranberry Skewer, Rosemary Sprig, Powdered Sugar

How to Make the Chamomile Toddy (Common Man Cocktails)

I literally felt the wind chill on the back of my neck the other day. Talk about perfect timing for this cocktail.

2 oz. Barenjager Honey Bourbon
Lemon Wedge
Orange Slice
Cinnamon Stick
4 oz. Chamomile Tea
Grated Nutmeg (garnish)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

How to Make the Fallback Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

Great name for a great libation.

1 oz. Rye whiskey
1 oz. Apple brandy
1/2 oz. Carpano Antica
1/2 oz. Amaro Nonino
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Garnish Orange twist

Melted Snowman Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

Amazing and fun recipe!

1 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Garnish: Sprinkles/Candy Melt Snowman

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Chocolate Negroni (Tipsy Bartender)

Great add-on to a Negroni.

1 1/2 oz Gin
1 1/2 oz Gran Classico Bitter Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Sweet Red Vermouth
1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
Chocolate Bitters
Chocolate Orange

Monday, December 18, 2017

Winter Wonderland Mimosa (Tipsy Bartender)

Love the concept and flavors. Not bad at all!

1 1/2 oz. Blue Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
4 oz. Champagne
Sprinkle Luster Dust
Garnish: Sugar Rim

Feliz Navidad (Tipsy Bartender)

Always great to have a festive drink right in hand!

1 ½ oz. Tequila
3 oz. Spiced Hot Chocolate*
1 oz. (30ml) Buttermilk
3 oz. Heavy Cream
1 oz. Spiced Dark Rum
2 dashes Aztec Bitters
Garnish: Cinnamon

Jamaican Quaalude (Tipsy Bartender)

I find this to be a very well put together drink. I just wished a dark Jamaican rum woulda been used to give it a bit more authenticity with the name.

1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
1 oz. Coconut Rum
1 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Frangelico
1 oz. Half & Half
Garnish: Nutmeg/Cherry

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bad Birdy's Rum Punch (Tipsy Bartender)

This is bad-ass. You know I definitely love a good rum punch. The angostura, mint, and maraschino cherry def add a great finesse to the drink.

1 ½ oz. Ron Zacapa
½ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Pineapple Juice
¼ oz. Grenadine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Splash Coca Cola
Garnish: Mint Sprig, Maraschino Cherry

You Yuzu Call Me On My Cellphone (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks absolutely amazing! Straight up

2 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Yuzu Honey
3 dashes Yuzu Bitters
Garnish: Green Tea dusted Ginger Candy

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail (

750 ml Campari
750 ml Sweet Vermouth
1 cup Assorted seasonal fruit
750 ml Prosecco
Garnish: Freshly grated cinnamon (1 cinnamon stick)
Glass: Punch

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cotton Candy Pink Champagne (Tipsy Bartender)

Cotton Candy
Pink Champagne
Garnish: Cotton Candy

Snow White's Poison Apple (Tipsy Bartender)

Not only does the name ring well, but the ingredients in this are top-notch!

1 ½ oz. Apple Infused Gin
½ oz. Fresh Apple Juice
1 oz. Fall Falernum (Walnut & Cinnamon)
1 Egg White

Sparkling Fall Sangria (Tipsy Bartender)

This is perfect for the fall and winter season.

750ml Champagne
2 oz. Amaretto
2 oz. Cinnamon Whiskey
20 oz. Apple Cider
8 oz. Sparkling Apple Drink
Red Apples
Cinnamon Sticks
Star Anise

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bees Knees (Tipsy Bartender)

Pretty solid sour drink.

2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Honey Water
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Garnish: Lemon Wheel

How to Make the 5th Amendment Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This is certainly a bit unique but has a classic feel. I don't know how to describe it. I definitely have to taste it one day due to the bitters, branca, and falernum.

1 3/4 oz. Bourbon whiskey
1/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz. Fernet-Branca
1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum
2 dashes Passion Fruit Bitters
Garnish: Lemon peel

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jolly Rancher Moonshine (Tipsy Bartender)

This isn't exactly real moonshine, but if you don't have access to "certain" resources this is pretty decent!

40 oz. Everclear
2 oz. Grenadine
8 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
Cherry Jolly Ranchers

Coco Cola Dora (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks soo tasty!

1 ½ oz. Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. Cinnamon Grenadine
¼ oz. Coconut Ginger Syrup Club Soda
Garnish: Lime Wedge, Pomegranate Seeds

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gingerbread Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

An outstanding recipe for the Christmas adult dessert vibe! Check it out!

1 Part Irish Cream
1 Part Cinnamon Schnapps
1 Part Butterscotch Schnapps
Garnish: Gingerbread Cookies

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pink Russian (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, I've had a bunch of Russian variations, but this takes the cake. It's not just about the color (although, that does add a bit of mystique), but adding tequila rose certainly makes it a unique flavor profile. Check out the details.

2 oz. Tequila Rose
1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Milk
Garnish: Strawberry

How to Make the Winter Margarita (Common Man Cocktails)

This is a great twist on any kind of margarita you're feeling. Of course, it's perfect for the Christmas holiday. The richness of the egg white just makes it a "full" libation.

1 oz. Reposado tequila
1 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. Simple syrup
1 pinch. Salt
Egg white

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Emerald Rain (Tipsy Bartender)

Gorgeous cocktail for your lady!

2 oz. Hpnotiq
1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/4 oz. Lime Juice
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Blue Magic (Tipsy Bartender)

2 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Simple Syrup
4 full droppers Lemon Oil Extract
5 full droppers B’Lure Butterfly Pea tea
Garnish: ⅛ shot glass Citric Acid bag

Atomic Jagerbomb (Tipsy Bartender)

Definitely a stronger version of a Jagerbomb!

1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Jagermeister
4 oz. Energy Drink

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rum Crusta (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds like a cadillac margarita but with a rum twist. Very cool.

2 oz. Aged Rum
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Garnish: Sugar Rim/Lemon Peel

Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Make A Toasted S'Mores Cocktail (Cocktail Chemistry)

Straight up perfection. A dessert cocktail, yes, but it's well-balanced.

2 oz Cacao Rum
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Angostura Bitters
1/2 oz Mandarin Orange
1 Sugar Cube
1 Marshmallow
1 Dash Peppermint Extract
Chocolate Magic Sugar Rim
Crushed Graham Cracker

Appleton Rare Blend at the UK Rumfest

Appleton is one of my favorite rums. I love how UK Rum Fest always has the exclusive blends. There's a certain elegance about this rum having a full-body feel like a fine cognac. Check it out:

The ISH (Tipsy Bartender)

This is sweet and savory with some kick!

2 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Almond Liqueur
½ oz. Passionfruit Puree
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lemon Juice
2 Shishito Peppers

Bananas Foster Martini (Tipsy Bartender)

Amazingly delicious! Nothing like a great dessert martini.

2 1/2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
2 1/2 oz. Banana Liqueur
1 oz. Caramel Syrup
1 oz. Half & Half
Garnish: Brown Sugar/Cinnamon/Banana Slice

Curbside Cocktails: Rome, BELLISSIMO Aperitivo (

You gotta love a great drink while you enjoy your meal. This just rings class and great vibes with your palate.

2 oz Sweet vermouth
1 oz Dry Sherry
2 barspoons Fernet
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Maraschino Liqueur
Garnish: Lemon peel
Glass: Wine goblet

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jolly Rancher Cherry Cola (Tipsy Bartender)

Simple yet very tasty.

2 oz. Cherry Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka
4 oz. Cola
Garnish: Cherry

PSC - Pumpkin Spice Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Not surprised at this cocktail with the huge pumpkin praise.

1 ½ oz. Bourbon
½ oz. Apple Brandy
1 ½ oz. Orange Juice
1 ½ oz. Fall Tonic [Ginger, Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Lemongrass]
¼ oz. Star Anise/Clove Simple Syrup
Key Lime Zest/Juice
Garnish: Orange Peel

Ship Wreck Daiquiri (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds absolutely amazing. Great flavors and well-balanced that you just want to keep sipping it.

1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Aged Rum
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Apricot Brandy
1/2 oz. (15ml) Lime Juice
1 Tsp Banana Liqueur
Garnish: Flaming Orange Peel

How to Make the Ginger Snap Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This sounds pretty amazing. It's the kind of cocktail I see myself having after a nice plate of Christmas dinner.

1 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
1/2 oz Half and Half
1/3 Stick of Cinnamon

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rock Champagne Cocktail

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz St Germain
1/2 oz Lime Juice
3 oz Lemonade
Splash Champagne
Garnish: Rock Candy

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Crazy Banana (Tipsy Bartender)

This probab

2 oz. (60ml) Rum Cream
1/2 oz. (15ml) Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz. (15ml) Coconut Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Cream of Coconut
1 Frozen Banana
Banana Slices

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Domina Twix (Tipsy Bartender)

A great dessert cocktail!

1 oz. (30ml) Caramel Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Chocolate Vodka
1/2 oz. (15ml) White Creme De Cacao
2 oz. (60ml) Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Large Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
2 Twix Garnish: Chocolate Syrup/Caramel Syrup/Whipped Cream/Twix

Peach Fuzz (Tipsy Bartender)

I've already made a cocktail called "Peach Fuzz", but I love the different elements this one brings to the table.

1 oz. (30ml) Amaro di Angostura
1 oz. (30ml) Cynar
¾ oz. (22ml) Lemon Juice
½ oz. (15ml) Peach/Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Mint Garnish: Mint Sprig, Dehydrated Peach, Marigold Flower

Monday, November 27, 2017

Purple Piña (Tipsy Bartender)

A nice and pleasant color added to the mix to give your typical Piña Colada some edge. Check it out:

1 oz White Rum
1 oz Coconut Rum
3 oz Pineapple Juice
Cream of Coconut
1/2 Cup of Berries
Lime Wheel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Charlie Brown's Falling Pumpkin (Tipsy Bartender)

Another great Thanksgiving themed drink. I dig the Charlie Brown essence as well!

2 oz. (60ml) Scotch Whiskey
¼ oz. (7ml) Peach Liqueur
½ oz. (15ml) Grapefruit Juice
½ oz. (15ml) Apple Cinnamon Syrup (¼ Apple, 2 Cinnamon Sticks)
1-2 bar spoons Pumpkin Puree
5 drops Saline
Garnish: Apple Slices, Cinnamon Stick

Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Shake (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds absolutely dope! Well put together and tasty!

1 oz. (30ml) Bourbon
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Vanilla Ice Cream
Garnish: Graham Cracker Crumbs/Whipped Cream/Sprinkles

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Apple Pie In Your Mouth (Tipsy Bartender)

Thanksgiving Punch (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds absolutely amazing!!! Definitely all the fall flavors rolled up in one.

10 oz. Apple Vodka
10 oz. Pear Vodka
10 oz. Cinnamon Whiskey
34 oz. Angry Orchard Cider
13 oz. Apple Cider
13 oz. Apple Juice
Apple Slices
Pear Slices
Cinnamon Sticks

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

I'm not a huge pumpkin pie fan, but I must say, this looks pretty tasty o_o.

1 1/2 oz Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Cinnamon Whiskey
3 oz Milk
1/2 Packet Butterscotch Pudding
1/2 Tub Whipped Topping
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Whipped Cream/Sprinkles

A Tale of Two Cities (Tipsy Bartender)

It's funny that this cocktail comes about because I was literally watching an old school "Ghostwriter" episode called, "A Crime of Two Cities," which was based off the story by Charles Dickens. Anyway, I think this recipe is put together really well. Check it out.

1 oz Citrus Amaro
1 oz Aperol
3 oz Champagne
1 oz Soda Water
Orange Peel
Rosemary Sprig

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hot Buttered Rum (Tipsy Bartender)

I've certainly had this a few times in my life. It's a really tasty winter drink! Honestly, the recipe here needs some brown sugar - otherwise, you have a rum Sour with butter. So, I will modify it a bit.

2 oz Rum (Spiced Rum adds more flavor)
6 oz Boiling Water
Slice Lemon Peel
Brown Sugar
Small Square of Butter
Cinnamon Stick

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Ciroc Star Martini

I definitely missed this one, but it looks really good!

35ml CÎROC French Vanilla
15ml Passionfruit Syrup
25ml White Peach Puree
5ml Lemon Juice
Serve with a 50ml glass of Champagne for extra sparkle

Matcha Man Sour (Tipsy Bartender)

I think it's always nice to add a rich egg white especially to sour drinks. This is on a bit of different tip because you don't usually make full cocktails with sake. Typically, you sip it neat, as a shot or a bomb. Check out the recipe - pretty interesting stuff.

2 oz. Sake
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Matcha Syrup
¼ oz. Peach Liqueur
1 Egg White
Garnish: Grated Lemon Zest, Matcha Powder

How to Make the Hot Peppermint Patty Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This is right on schedule. Thanksgiving next week and Christmas a bit more than a month away. I already feel the temperatures dropping and the wind picking up. It's quite chilly might I add. But yes, there's nothing like a great holiday cocktail especially one that's peppermint flavored. I like the take off of Archer as well. If you don't get the reference, I'll post a link to a video below. Here's the recipe:

1 1/4 oz. Dark crème de cacao
1 1/4 oz. Peppermint schnapps
1 1/4 oz. Green crème de menthe
5 oz. Hot cocoa
Garnish Whipped cream

Here's a piece of the episode of Archer:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Samarian Sunset Cocktail (

Now this is a very unique cocktail. Using cabbage (making a rum from it) in your cocktail? Wow. Never would've thought of something like that. Very intriguing. I gotta see what it's all about.

1 ½ oz White rum
1/2 oz Cabbage rum*(created by Combine ½ head purple cabbage, chopped, with 4 oz white rum in a blender, and blend on high until smooth. Strain using a fine-mesh strainer)
¾ oz Triple sec
¾ oz Simple syrup
3 oz Sparkling water
¾ oz Grapefruit juice
½ oz Lime juice
1 Pinch salt

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

10 Millennial Cocktail Experts' All-Time Favorite Mix (Featured Post)

I'm getting to this a little late, but I was recently featured on a blog called Alcoline for a post entitled 10 Millennial Cocktail Experts' All Time Favorite Mix. It was certainly humbling to get a feature on a growing site, especially with the list of cocktail experts or content creators who have penchant for a good libation.

Of course, one of my favs is the Dark and Stormy. Simple and to the point. Gets you where you need to be and very tasty/balanced. Here's a brief blurb about what I had to say on that drink and libations in general:

Be sure to check out their full post and the site as a whole. Have a great evening!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Harry Potter Love Potion (Nerdy Nummies)

Incredible concept. I'm mad that I'm so late to this one!

(1) Cup Club Soda
(2) Cups Lemonade
(1/2) Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
(1/2) Cup Raspberry Sorbet
(1) Teaspoon Orchid Pink Luster Dust

Estus - Dark Souls Cocktail (The Killer Bits)

This is certainly a unique video game cocktail. I also like the presentation of the whole thing.

Smirnoff Gold Vodka
Apple Juice
Elderflower Cordial
Angostura Bitters
and an appropriate drinking vessel

The Coco Cocoa Colada (Hotmixology)

Wow, it's been forever and a day since the last time I posted anything related to Hotmixology. They have some great cocktails and ideas, but they don't get the views. I honestly wish that they would because some of these drinks I never seen anyone do.

Silent Brigade Chocolate Coconut Moonshine

Braveheart (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks pretty bad ass. Yessir.

2 oz. Scotch Whiskey
¾ oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Liquid Nitrogen
2 drops Saline
Garnish: Mint Sprig

Butterscotch Mudslide (Tipsy Bartender)

I must admit. This sounds pretty legit especially with the mixture of coffee liqueur, butterscotch and ice cream. I can definitely see myself downing this as a great dessert.

2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
2 oz. Irish cream
2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
Vanilla Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce

Juicy Fruit (Tipsy Bartender)

A great name for quite the fruit-loaded cocktail. I can definitely see myself making this for a woman. Probably makes an excellent shooter for a party as well.

1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur
5 oz. Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Pineapple Wedge/Cherry

How to Make the High Fashion Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This sounds a bit unique with the sour yet floral elements. Certainly looks well put together.

2 oz. Gin
1 1/4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
1 1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
2 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters
Grapefruit Peel Garnish

How to Make the Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This honestly sounds like the perfect seasonal cocktail to drink especially for Thanksgiving. I would def had a fresh cinnamon stick as a garnish because it would add just that right kick of spice.

3-5 oz. Champagne (Dry)
1/2 oz. Apple Cider
1/2 oz. Apple Brandy (use applejack, we have that)
Pumpkin Pie Spice & Sugar Rim

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cherry Cherry Ramos Cocktail Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey (Small Screen Network)

This is simply amazing. I love the cherry twist on the Ramos Gin Fizz.

1 egg white
2 oz Hendrick's Gun
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Cherry Juice Simple Syrup
1 oz Cream
2 Dashes of Cherry Blossom Hydrosol
Club Soda

Fog Cutter (Tipsy Bartender)

Great mixed cocktail!

1 1/2 oz. Aged Rum
3/4 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup
1/4 oz. Honey Syrup
Garnish: Pineapple Leaves/Orange Wedge/Cherry

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Coffee Root Beer Float (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds absolutely amazing. You can't front on a good float. This is something I'll probably try before the cold weather really sets in here.

1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Coffee Liqueur
2 oz. (60ml) Root Beer
1 Scoop Coffee Ice Cream
Garnish: Chocolate Syrup/Chocolate Sprinkles

Mango Mojito (Tipsy Bartender)

Can't go wrong with a good mojito!

1 1/2 oz. White Rum
1/2 oz. Soda Water
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Splash Mango Puree
Juice of Half a Lime
Mango Chunks
Mint Leaves
Lime Wedges

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"Dirty Little" Secrets About the Vodka Industry? (Common Man Cocktails)

I always appreciate secrets or tricks to the trade when it comes to any kind of industry. Marketing is one of the most important aspects, and without that, it's hard to sell an product. If you're into business of any kind, you know that the end of the day you're selling perception for a profit. People want what they can't have, and will aspire to get "The Best." There are some great premium brands on the market, but a lot of them chop things down or add in their own special "ingredients" to basically get you to pay the higher price. This is a great video I'd say on getting on your feet wet when it comes to buying a spirit. Always a great job explaining things, Derrick. Salute.

The Bruce Lee of Bartending - World's Greatest Flair Bartender

I can always appreciate great showmanship especially when it comes to creative things like bartending. You can tell Hsu has a great spirit and passion for this kind of industry. It's like Game of Death mixed with a bottle of Vodka. Wait a minute? 0_o.

Penicillin Cocktail (

You's crazy. I've had some interesting drinks (Absinthe included), but I don't think I've ever tried a Penicillin before. Hmmm. I know some people believe mixing things with a good whisky (such as in this video) is blasphemy, but a good cocktail is a good cocktail. Point. Blank. Period. Besides, honey and sour notes always work well especially in the summer time.

2 oz Blended scotch whisky
¾ oz Lemon juice
¾ oz Honey-ginger syrup*
¼ oz Islay single malt scotch

Garnish: Candied ginger
Glass: Old Fashioned, rocks

Blueberry Gin Sour (Tipsy Bartender)

It's always a good vibe when you put sour mix, egg white, and Gin together. Definitely a great, wavy, and classy vibe comes along.

2 oz. Gin
1 Tbsp Simple Syrup
Juice of 1 Lemon
Dash Egg White
Garnish: Lemon Peel

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Bloody Vampire (Common Man Cocktails)

While this is one of the more simple Halloween cocktails I've seen, I certainly appreciate it because you get exactly what the name says. Plus, the Maraschino Cherry adds a great touch!

2 oz Vodka
2 oz Cranberry
Splash Ginger Ale
1 Tablespoon Dry Ice
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hocus Pocus (Tipsy Bartender)

This is another great Halloween concept cocktail for all you trick or treaters.

6 oz Vodka
8 oz Melon Liqueur
1 oz Blue Curaçao
12 oz Sweet & Sour
6 oz Pineapple Juice
Dry Ice (for the illusion)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Test Tube Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

Very cool concept. Perfect for Halloween!

1 Part Coconut Rum
1 Part Black Vodka
1 Part Fruit Punch
Splash Grenadine

Cunning Monkey (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds absolutely amazing. The name makes it even better!

1 1/4 oz. (37.5ml) Aged Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Banana Liqueur
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Pineapple Syrup
1/2 oz. (15ml) Falernum
Garnish: Caramelized Banana

Candy Corn Jello Treats (Tipsy Bartender)

I'm not the biggest candy corn fan, but this is definitely creative and I'm sure it certainly adds a great Halloween twist to the mix!

Yellow Layer:
4 oz. (120ml) Vodka
4 oz. (120ml) Hot Water
3 oz. Yellow Jello

Orange Layer:
4 oz. (120ml) Vodka
4 oz. (120ml) Hot Water
3 oz. Orange Jello

White Layer:
4 oz. (120ml) Coconut Rum
4 oz. (120ml) Hot Water
1 Packet Plain Gelatin
1/2 Can Condensed Milk

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monkey Brain Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

Man, this sounds almost as weird as the Alien hemorrhage lol.

2/3 oz Vodka
1/3 oz Irish Cream
1/3 oz Lemon Juice

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Negroni (Tipsy Bartender)

I love a great old school cocktail. Perfectly balanced!

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Garnish: Orange Twist

Nitro Mojito (Tipsy Bartender)

This is quite the mojito with a twist!

1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Simple Syrup
8 mint sprigs
Liquid Nitrogen
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 drops Saline
Top with soda water

Sunday, October 22, 2017

How to Make the Pumpkin Spice White Russian (Common Man Cocktails)

This is definitely a great Fall cocktail made by the good folks at Common Man Cocktails.

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 oz. Heavy Cream
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
Whipped Cream (optional)
Chocolate Syrup (optional)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Contender (Tipsy Bartender)

I really dig this name and I know it has a bit of strength being mixed with both Bourbon and Whiskey. Check it out:

1 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Rye Whiskey
⅓ oz. Cabernet Syrup
1 drop Saline
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Cabernet Fog (Cabernet Sauvignon + Dry Ice)
Wine: The Competitor Cabernet from Lodi 2015 @GaryVee
Garnish: Orange Peel

Curbside Cocktails: Paris, LA Tour -

Great remix to the original French 75

1 oz Gin
½ oz Lemon juice
¼ oz Raspberry syrup*
3 Fresh raspberries
Absinthe spray

Garnish: Lemon peel

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hemingway Daiquiri (Tipsy Bartender)

Hmm. This sounds really familiar. I know if I have some other Hemingway cocktails (I'll link them later), but I don't remember if I already posted this one. In any case, you can't go wrong with a good Daiquiri.

2 oz Rum
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Garnish: Lime Wheel

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Tea Room Sour (Tipsy Bartender)

This is honestly a well-timed cocktail for the simple fact that Fall is on the horizon. I always feel that a good Sour cocktail is great around this season due to the aroma and just the overall feel of it on a good evening. This is unique feel due to the more Japanese elements.

1 oz Cachaca
1 oz Dark Aged Rum
3/4 oz Fukamushi & Hojicha Syrup
1/2 oz Aquafaba
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
Garnish: Raw Fukamushi leaves & Hojicha Leaves

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Frosty Bulldog Margarita (Tipsy Bartender)

Always great using Grand Marnier in a good margarita!

1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Tequila
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Grand Marnier
7 oz. (210ml) Corona
1 oz. (30ml) Simple Syrup
1 oz. (30ml) Lime Juice
1 oz. (30ml) Orange Juice
Garnish: Salt Rim/Lime Wedge

Kingston White (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks amazing and expensive LOL. I definitely dig where he's going on some of these libations.

1 ½ oz. Apple Brandy
¼ oz. (Amaretto
¾ oz. Cold Brew Coffee
2 drops Saline
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Heavy Whipping Cream float

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cocktail Recipe (

This is a great Harry Potter cocktail. Very simple but tasty and refreshing.

1 oz Butterscotch schnapps
1 oz Vanilla vodka
6 oz Cream soda

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sour Apple Tequila (Tipsy Bartender)

Cool little concept. I'm sure the sour apple meshes well with that agave flavor.

Key Lime-tini (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a tasty yet well-balanced and strong cocktail.

1 oz. Rum
1 1/3 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Lime Juice
Splash Simple Syrup
Garnish: Sugar Rim/Lime Wheel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Gardener's Daughter (Tipsy Bartender)

Absolutely awesome and well made cocktail. You can't go wrong with this balance. Heavy syrup may seem a bit much, but I'm sure it adds some great flavor to round out the cocktail.

1 ½ oz. Gin
1 ½ oz. Pavan Liqueur
1 oz. Rhubarb/Vanilla Syrup*
1 Egg White
1 oz. Lemon Juice
3 drops Rosewater
2 dashes Plum Bitters
Garnish: Dried Rose Buds

Frozen Fruit Sangria (Tipsy Bartender)

A very cool and light hearted kind of drink. Definitely easy going down and feels great for a holiday weekend.

750mL White Wine
4 oz Triple Sec
4 oz White Rum
Frozen Pineapple Chunks
Frozen Mango Chunks
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Blueberries
Frozen Raspberries

Thursday, August 31, 2017

$6 Cocktail vs $208 Cocktail (Buzz Feed)

A very interesting concept showing the difference between cocktails that you can get cheapily for happy hour or something with fine ingredients, properly shaken, etc.

The Last Word Cocktail (Cocktail Chemistry)

I love Pre-Prohibition cocktails! Very dope!

3/4 oz (22.5ml) of dry gin
3/4 oz (22.5ml) of green chartreuse
3/4 oz (22.5ml) of maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz (22.5ml) of fresh lime juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin
Add ice and shake for 15 seconds
Double strain into chilled coupe glass

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Gogo Yubari (Tipsy Bartender)

I love well balanced cocktails like this. The right amount of sweet, the right amount of sour, and the right amount of bitters. You can't complain.

1 ½ oz. Gin or Vodka
½ oz. Citrus Amaro
¾ oz. Cherry Plum Syrup
½ oz. Lemon Juice
2 dashes Yuzu Bitters
Splash Soda Water

Electric Shark (Tipsy Bartender)

I would def call this just a mellow cocktail if you want to just enjoy a nice drink. It's dynamic looking, it has a lot of interesting flavors. I could see this being made into a serious fish bowl.

1 oz. Spiced Rum
2 oz. Blue Curacao
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
Splash Ginger Beer
Garnish: Pineapple Leaves/Cherry

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

White Russian Float (Tipsy Bartender)

Can't ever go wrong with a good White Russian libation. This just screams dessert with the ice cream.

2 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
2 oz. Half & Half
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

The Blue Banana (Tipsy Bartender)

1 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Island Punch Pucker
1 oz. Creme De Banana
Splash Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Banana Slices/Cherry/Umbrella

Monday, August 21, 2017

How I Come up with CÎROC Flavors

Perfect vibe for the summer to late Fall. Came out the right time. Honestly, Diddy is a marketing genius and really knows his product placement. He shows his take on what you can do with the French Vanilla from using Coca-Cola, Vanilla Ice Cream, and even a Chai Latte (niceee).

Diddy and French Montana introduce new Ciroc French Vanilla

Great, great flavor. Definitely something no other vodka is putting out. Great play on the French Montana name, too.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rum Raisin Milkshake (

Very good dessert cocktail with a bit of kick and spice! Can't go wrong!!!

1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 oz rum
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp orange zest
Pinch ground cinnamon
4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream, for topping
Crushed toffee, for garnish

Carolina Throat Yogurt Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This is another great cocktail. I love the play on flavors and the richness of this libation.

1.5 oz. Vodka
1 oz Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
Optional 6 Dashes Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters
Egg White optional

Monkey Jam Sour - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey (Small Screen Network)

This is an amazing and well rounded cocktail.

2 Barspoons of Strawberry Jam
2 oz Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
.75 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish: Orange Peel

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don the Beachcomber's Zombie (Tipsy Bartender)

1 tsp. Brown Sugar
1 oz. (30ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. (30ml) Gold Puerto Rican Rum
1 oz. (30ml) 151 Proof Demerara Rum (from Guyana)
1 oz. (30ml) White Puerto Rican Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1 oz. (30ml) Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. (30ml) Passion Fruit Syrup
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Mint Sprig
*Credit: Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)

1. Dissolve the brown sugar in the lemon juice. Add this and all other ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
2. Shake and strain into a collins glass.
3. Garnish with a mint sprig.
4. Serve and Drink Responsibly.

Mini Root Beer Float Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is an awesome little shooter that's perfect for any kind of gathering. Enjoy!

1 Part Vodka
1 Part Kahlua
1 Part Root Beer
Garnish: Cherry/Vanilla Ice Cream/Chocolate Sauce

Monday, July 31, 2017

Elixir Mixer

I've been slipping on putting this together. However, a good bartender friend of mine just did a freestyle. Turned out pretty well. I rock with the passion fruit (I have some of my own personally).

Passion Fruit
Pineapple Juice
Sweet and Sour Mix

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

10 Spirits You're Definitely Mispronouncing (

I certainly was like this a few years back especially when it came to Blue Curacao. I'm sure a lot of people still pronounce that wrong. However, I didn't know that Curacao is actually an island in the Caribbean. Crazy, right? Well, take a look at this video to see which one you still may be saying incorrectly.

Americano Cocktail Recipe (

I love these simple yet classy cocktails. Simplicity is sometimes the best.

1.5 oz Campari
1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
Club Soda

Garnish: 1 Orange Twist
Glass: Rocks or Highball

Petal Pistol (Tipsy Bartender)

Now this is a cocktail loaded with a bunch of ingredients. I wonder what this tastes like?

1 ½ oz. Tequila
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Applejack infused with Hibiscus
¾ oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. (Simple Syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters
2 drops Saline
Garnish: Dehydrated Hibiscus flower, Tajíin

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Roasted Blueberry and Basil Margarita (Nikki Limo)

It's kind of cool that she's branching out into cocktail recipes. Not surprised cuz she was on quite a bit of episodes of Tipsy Bartender. I dig this recipe, though! And of course, her personality is always funny/quirky ;).

2 oz Grand Marnier
1 1/2 oz Tequila
2 oz lime juice
2 1/2 oz blueberry basil simple syrup
sliced lime + fresh blueberries and basil leaves for garnish
salt + sugar for the rim

Full Recipe here

Love Potion # 9 (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a solid drink for a woman. Not too sweet and not too tart. Just right!

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
3 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria (Tipsy Bartender)

Always good to have a refreshing summer drink. I can def see myself chilling by the pool sipping this joint.

750ml Rose
1 oz. Triple Sec
Strawberry Slices
Watermelon Cubes
Mint Leaves

Monday, July 3, 2017

All-American Daiquiri (Tipsy Bartender)

Amazing daiquiri with rich color and dope flavors. Good stuff per usual Tipsy.

3 oz. White Rum
4 oz. Blue Curacao
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
6 oz. Frozen Strawberries
4 oz. Cream of Coconut
Splash Grenadine
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Cherry

Four 4th of July Drinks (Tipsy Bartender)

This is amazing. Always good to have a nice refresher going on. Here's a compilation of a bunch of recipes for your 4th of July holiday.

2 oz. Blue Raspberry Vodka
2 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Strawberry Vodka
24 oz. Hot Water
4 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 oz. Berry Blue Jell-O
3 oz. Strawberry Jell-O
2 Packet Knox Unflavored Gelatin
1 Star Mold
1 Flat Pan

1 Part Blue Curacao
1 Part White Creme De Cacao
1 Part Grenadine

4 oz. White Wine
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
Yellow Canary Melon
Star Cookie Cutter

Red Layer -
1 1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
3 oz. Red Hawaiian Punch
1/2 oz. Grenadine
White Layer -
1 1/2 oz. Coconut Rum
3 oz. Sobe Pina Colada
Blue Layer -
1 oz. Blue Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Blue Gatorade
Garnish: Strawberry

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Alien Shooter (Tipsy Bartender)

Really amazing looking shooter!

1 Part Melon Liqueur
1 Part Irish Cream
1 Part Vodka

Coconut Lime Daiquiri (Tipsy Bartender)

Now this looks incredible! Great mix of sweet, savory, sour, and creamy all in one.

2 oz. Coconut Rum
4 oz. Cream of Coconut
1 oz. Lime Juice
Lime Wheel

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mucho Matcha (Tipsy Bartender)

This is an interesting concept. I honestly really like the build of this one. Shoutout to Tipsy Bartender for always keeping it creative and fresh!

2 oz. Mezcal
½ oz. Plum Wine
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Matcha Infused Simple Syrup
1 egg white

How to Make a Frozen Mudslide (Common Man Cocktails)

This is a perfect summer dessert. I honestly think I can have this maybe once a year LOL. That sugar content is real. Not to mention, it's definitely brain freeze worthy. I like this new video format. Straight to the point with good closeups of the items.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Fiery Entrepreneur (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a dope cocktail. Love the concept and definitely the fire just adds a touch of craze to the mix!

2 oz. (60ml) Rye Whiskey
½ oz. (15ml) Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
1 oz. (30ml) Lemon Juice
½ oz. (15ml) Grenadine
3 drops Saline
Atomized Absinthe
Dehydrated Lemon Wheel + edible gold sheet

Blue Mai Tai Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

Such a nice remix with the blue curacao for this amazing shooter!

3/4 oz. (22ml) Blue Curacao
1 oz. (30ml) White Rum
1/2 oz. (15ml) Dark Rum
1/2 oz. (15ml) Lime Juice
Splash Orgeat Syrup
Brown Sugar
Lime Wedge

Curbside Cocktails - Milky Way (

This is a very unique and "milky" build! Looks great.

½ Brazilian soursop, muddled
1 ½ oz Vodka
1 ½ oz Brazil nut milk*
¼ oz Lime juice
Crushed ice

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Moscow Mule

This is another great ginger cocktail that's quite the staple especially in these weird rainy months. I'm sure you've probably tried it before, but I'll put it down on hot wax, anyway. It has a bit of a remix kinda feel to it.

1.5 oz Vodka
Ginger Beer
Fresh Simple Syrup

Herbal Storm Cocktail

If you're familiar with the Dark and Stormy, I had the pleasure of trying a twist on it. However, this rum I had a pleasure of having is called Bayou. It's a rum (sugarcane-based) from Louisiana. If you know your history, Louisiana and rum go hand and hand. You can take a look at one of my older posts regarding top Mardi Gras drinks to see what's there. At any rate, here is the recipe.

1 1/2 oz of Bayou Rum
1 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz of Ginger Syrup

Simply amazing, refreshing, and has that nice ginger kick to it that goes straight to the veins.

Lemon Drop Jello Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

Here's a dope recipe for the Lemon Drop Jello Shots

2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Triple Sec
8 oz. Hot Water
3 oz. Lemon Jello

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Green Gummy Bears (Tipsy Bartender)

Gotta love a cool gummy bear cocktail. The melon liqueur definitely gives it that summer vibe.

1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Melon Liqueur
Splash Sprite
Green Sugar
Green Gummy Bears

Dead Men Tell No Tales Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Good concept choice and right in time for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka (UV Blue)
1/2 oz. Malibu Rum
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. Kraken
1/2 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
2 - 3 oz. Sprite / Lemon-Lime Soda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Curbside Cocktails, RIO: Carnaval Caipirinha (

Nothing like a good Caipirinha

A mound of limes
An excess of sugar
An overflow of Cachaça

Garnish: Lime wheel
Glass: Plastic cup

Black Chaser Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a pretty cool looking layered shot.

1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz. Black Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz. Sweet & Sour

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kiwi Melon Punch (Tipsy Bartender)

This kinda reminds me of a more powerful Scooby Snack. Nice and chill for a good summer evening.

6 oz. Light Rum
6 oz. Coconut Rum
6 oz. Melon Liqueur
10 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Top with Lemon-Lime Soda
Lemon Slices
Lime Slices
Kiwi Slices

Flaming Lime Drop (Tipsy Bartender)

Man, this so bad ass!!

3 oz. Anejo Tequila
1 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 Tsp Agave Syrup
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 oz. Bacardi 151
Lime Slices
Sugar Cube

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 details are of the original Pusser's Rum Pain Killer.

Recipe (Pain Killer)
2 oz Pusser's Navy Strength Rum
4 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Cream of Coconut
Generous Nutmeg Garnish

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