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