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.


Recipe
2 oz. (60ml) Whiskey
2 oz. (60ml) Campari
2 oz. (60ml) Pomegranate Liqueur
Bergamot Bitters
Foam:
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!


Recipe

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 (Liquor.com)

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.

Recipe
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.


Recipe
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.

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


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!

Recipe
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.


Recipe
1 oz. Irish Cream
1 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
Splash Milk
Cinnamon
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.

Recipe
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....

Recipe
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
Cherry

Monday, April 3, 2017

Banana Split Martini (Tipsy Bartender)

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

Recipe
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
Cherry

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.

Recipe
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.


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