Friday, August 10, 2018

5 Gallon Wine Pillow (Tipsy Bartender)

HAHA. Love the little "infomercial". This is def an interesting concept for that don't want to leave the couch or bed. Btw, great seeing Nikki's amazing self in this video :).


Sidecar Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

This is always an incredible cocktail! Love it! Just the sugar rim idea...hmm. Not so much.

Recipe
1 ½ oz Martell VS
¾ oz Cointreau
¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Orange peel
Glass: Cocktail

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Cold Brewlavardier Cocktail - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey (Small Screen Network)

This is another well-balanced libation.

Recipe
1 oz Monkey Shoulder whisky
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet vermouth
.75 oz Cold brew concentrate
.75 oz Grenadine
Garnish: Top off with tonic water and an orange slice




Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

A great classic cocktail!

Recipe
2 oz Beefeater
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz Simple syrup
1 Egg white (about ½ oz)
Club soda, to top

Can a Brita Filter Make Cheap Vodka Taste Better (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a very interesting video. When you're out there on a budget, this is something to consider temporarily. However, always go with the mid-range option to be on the safe side.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Velvet Monkey Cocktail (Small Screen Network)

This is what you call a well-balanced desert cocktail!

Recipe
1.5 oz Monkey Shoulder whisky
.75 oz Sweet vermouth
.75 oz Creme de cacao
.25 oz Maraschino cherry liqueur
3 dashes Vanilla bitters
.5 oz Cream
Garnish: Mint leaf



Spiked Ocean Water (Tipsy Bartender)

Such a beautiful looking libation!

Recipe
1 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Coconut Rum
Lemon Lime Soda
Garnish: Cherry

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bourbon Strawberry Iced Tea (Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

2 Large fresh strawberries (sliced)
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz Rich simple syrup
2 oz Bourbon
Unsweetened iced tea, to top
Garnish: Mint sprig; Skewered blueberries and strawberries
Glass: Collins

Tiramisutini (Tipsy Bartender)

Recipe
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Cold Espresso
Garnish: Chocolate Syrup/Lady Fingers



Aviation Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

A classic and well-balanced libation.

Recipe
2 oz Plymouth gin
½ oz Maraschino liqueur
¼ oz Crème de violette or Crème Yvette
¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Brandied cherry
Glass: Cocktail

Summerthyme Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

Recipe
5 orange wheels (sliced thickly)
2 Lemons
11 oz Vodka
5 ½ oz Aperol
17 oz Fresh-squeezed orange juice
Club soda to top
Garnish: Thyme sprigs, orange wheels
Glass: Collins or Punch mugs



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Captain vs the Kraken (Tipsy Bartender)

1 oz. (30ml) Captain Morgan Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Kraken Rum
Splash Blue Curacao
3 oz. (90ml) Lemon Lime Soda








Single Sangria (Tipsy Bartender)

Great pairings with the Cognac and Sangria.

Recipe
3 oz. Red Wine
3/4 oz. Cognac
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Lemon Lime Soda
Strawberries
Blueberries

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

American Firecracker (Tipsy Bartender)

Another great drink for your 4th of July. Also, it's very strong!


Recipe
1 Part Grenadine
1 Part Citrus Vodka
2 Parts Lemonade
3 Parts Blue Raspberry Vodka
Garnish: Blue Pop Rocks

PREPARATION
1. Rim edge of bottle with pop rocks and add ice.
2. Pour over grenadine before mixing citrus vodka and lemonade and layering on top.
3. Finally layer blue raspberry vodka on top.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

Jello Shot American Flag (Tipsy Bartender)

Gotta love a great concept shooter, especially for the 4th of July.

Recipe
Red Jello Shots:
3 oz. Strawberry Jello
8 oz. (240ml) Boiling Water
4 oz. (120ml) Vodka

Blue Jello Shots:
3 oz. Blueberry Jello
8 oz. (240ml) Boiling Water
4 oz. (120ml) Vodka

White Jello Shots:
2 Packets Unflavored Gelatin
1/2 Can Condensed Milk
8 oz. (240ml) Boiling Water
4 oz. (120ml) Coconut Rum

PREPARATION
1. Create jello shot mixtures by combining boiling water with jello mix or gelatin. Allow to cool.
2. Once cooled, pour condensed milk and alcohols and stir well. Strain jello mix into plastic cups and place in the refrigerator to set.
3. Once set, arrange cups into American flag as a centerpiece for your party.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY!




How to Make The Flawless Victory (Common Man Cocktails)

The smoky flavor of Mezcal with the sweet and bitter notes. Great together.

Recipe
1 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Cynar
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. Agave nectar
3 dashes. Orange bitters
Garnish: lemon wedge

How to Make The Sunnybrea Polermo/Easy Tequila Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

Simple yet tasty libation!

Recipe
2 oz / 60ml Tequila
3/4 oz / 22 ml Lime juice
6 oz. Fresca



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Interesting Ingredients for Imaginative Cocktails



There is a fine line between a cocktail and a magic potion. Some ingredients definitely don’t belong in a cocktail whereas others are essential. You could stick to tried and tested recipes for Sex on the Beach, mojito, or strawberry daiquiri, but sometimes, you need to up your game and try something different.




Royalty Free Photo

Here are some really quirky ingredients that will add the ‘wow’ factor to your next cocktail party.

Bacon

Bacon is more versatile than you think. Sure, it tastes amazing drizzled with maple syrup and piled on top of a stack of American pancakes, but did you know that you can also add bacon to your cocktails? Obviously, this one won’t work if your guests are vegetarians, but if not, fry up bacon and then add 1 tbsp of pan fat to a bottle of vodka. This will infuse the vodka with a subtle bacon flavor . Before using the vodka, pop it in the freezer for half an hour and then strain it through a coffee filter to remove the fat particles.

Mix your bacon vodka with cider, maple syrup, and a dash of bitters. Garnish with a slice of crispy bacon.

Matcha Tea

Matcha tea cocktails are tasty. Green matcha tea goes amazingly well with gin, so make gin the focus of your matcha cocktail matcha cocktail recipe. Throw some of your favorite brand of gin in a cocktail shaker and mix it up with matcha powder, mint, lime juice, and agave for a refreshing summer cocktail. It is the perfect drink for a late afternoon brunch.

Beetroot

Beetroot is a beautiful vivid crimson color, so any cocktails containing beetroot juice will look amazing. Beet juice goes well with gin, but if you are feeling adventurous, try mixing it with whiskey. Beetroot has a distinct flavor, but a good quality Scotch whiskey more than holds its own when paired with beetroot, and it gives the cocktail real depth.

Blend whiskey with beetroot juice, lemon juice, and some honey to taste. Garnish with fresh tarragon.

Kale

Kale is something we all need to eat more of, but unless you are on a serious health kick, you might give kale a miss. Kale packs a lot of punch and adds a verdant green hue when added to a drink. Use a juicer to extract liquid from kale, and then mix it with gin, cucumber, and a dash of lime. It is a lovely refreshing drink for a hot summer’s day.

Pine Needle Syrup

Pine needles are very reminiscent of Christmas. They also contain ten times more vitamin C than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. If you want to make a festive cocktail, mix some pine syrup with gin or vodka and add a touch of lemon and lime juice. Garnish with fresh cranberries for extra flavor and seasonal spice.

Other interesting ingredients include spiced butternut squash mixed with bourbon and figs, and for a more refreshing drink, mix eucalyptus syrup with gin, egg, and a dash of lime.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Reverse Double Rainbow Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is pretty legit right here! You can never go wrong with some rainbow shots, but a reverse way is just incredible.

Recipe
Blue Curacao Syrup
Sweet & Sour
Orange Juice
Vodka
Cherry Vodka (red)


Epic Shot Tower (Tipsy Bartender)

This is an incredible tower! Good stuff from the Tipsy Bartender team.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June Live Stream: Hot Summer Drinks - A mix of greatness (Common Man Cocktails)

There are some nice summer drinks here in this livestream. Definitely use it for your next event.


Bourbon Strawberry Iced Tea Cocktail (Liquor.com)

Definitely a great taste for your summer libation.


Recipe
2 Large fresh strawberries (cut into fourths)
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
¾ oz Rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar: 1 part water)
2 oz Bourbon
Unsweetened iced tea
Garnish: Mint sprig;Skewered blueberries and strawberries
Glass: Collins



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Snoop Dogg Breaks Guinness World Record for Biggest Gin and Juice

Man, this is crazy! I can't even imagine making a jungle juice this big. I wonder who drank all of this! I'm sure this was enough for the crowd!

Warren G and Top Chef Season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio on Saturday, Snoop broke the Guinness World Record for biggest gin and juice by stirring up a drink that contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice.


The D-O-Double-G then topped the giant boozy beverage off with a massive drinking straw, pink parasol, and a garnish of pineapple and melon on a sword. The full cocktail weighed in at more than 132 gallons, according to Guinness, officially cementing Snoop’s place in gin and juice history.



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Epic Triple Bomb Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

Man, this is certainly taking it to another level. I've never seen a bomb shot like this! I mean, the prep alone is CRAZY!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

How to Make the Pinky Gonzales - Tequila Tiki Drink (Common Man Cocktails)

This is a solid right here. I could see myself definitely drinking this libation. Check it out:

Recipe
1 oz. Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Blanco Tequila
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Orange Liqueur
½ oz. Orgeat Syrup

*Sidenote: I think bitters would fit pretty well with this libation as well.


Coffee Jungle Juice (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is different! And it's great how this video is getting those old school views from back just 2 years ago. Amazing!

Recipe
2 Bottles Vodka
2 Bottles Irish Cream
1 Bottle Rumchata
1 Bottle Amaretto
1 Bottle Fireball
1 Bottle Coffee Liqueur
Coffee

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cocktail Artist Raspberry Margarita (Tipsy Bartender)

This is pretty solid. It's dope how he incorporates his own margarita mixer into the whole thing.

Recipe
Raspberries
Tequila
Triple Sec
Cocktail Artist Premium Margarita Mix




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cherry Bourbon and Cola (Tipsy Bartender)

Niceee. I definitely could down one of these on a nice summer day.

Recipe
1 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Cherry Liqueur
4 Ripe Cherries (Pitted)
Half a Lime
Cola

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Celebrity Alcohol (Tipsy Bartender)

This is hilarious. It's interesting to see all of the personalities that match to a specific liquor brand.




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Versus "Battle of the Booze" (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a great concept. Very hilarious, too! I love the honesty of these people. Bar vs Club, Shots vs Cocktails, Open Tab vs Closed Tabs, Red Wine vs White Wine, etc.


Chambong Review (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is interesting. I've seen a bong vodka or even people inhaling it in other means, but this certainly gives new meaning to a Mimosa Sunday Funday.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Bulldog Fishbowl (Tipsy Bartender)

Definitely festive for the evening!

Recipe
CHamoy
Tajin
Orange Slices
Watermelon Slices
Lime Slices
Tequila
Triple Sec
Lime Juice
Mango Nectar
Orange Juice
Jarritos Grapefruit Soda
Coronita Extra


Friday, May 4, 2018

Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

Now, this is a very well-put together cocktail. Love the mint and spice notes. The pair up is just really interesting. You don't see something like this very often.

1 slice Avocado
3 slices Jalapeño pepper (seeds removed)
4 Fresh mint leaves
1 oz Fresh lime juice
2 oz Blanco tequila
1 oz Orange liqueur
½ oz Simple syrup
1 pinch Salt

Garnish: Salt rim; Mint sprig
Glass: Double Rocks

Yoda Sour Cocktail Recipe (Liquor.com)

This is very unique and super strong cocktail. Definitely like the build up.

Recipe
Absinthe, to coat
2 oz Pisco
¾ oz Fresh lime juice
½ oz Simple syrup
1 Large egg white
1 tsp Matcha (plus more for garnish)

Garnish: Matcha
Glass: Coupe



P.S. If you want try out other Star Wars themed drinks, check out the following:

The Jedi vs The Darkside

Star Wars Shot

Mint Julep (Torani)

This is certainly a classic Bourbon drink that's quite refreshing for the late Spring and Summer. I love how Torani puts its own twist on it.


Recipe
2 oz bourbon
1 oz Torani Mint Mojito Syrup
1 oz tablespoons water
1-3 fresh mint sprigs
-Crushed ice

Instructions: Muddle a few mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Fill glass ½ full with crushed ice. Add Torani mint syrup, water, and bourbon. Garnish with a sprig of mint.


Common Man Cocktails Livestream May (Tequila Month)

Always great to have the Common Man Cocktail crew do a livestream!

Bartender Challenge #1 (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is what I'm talking about Skyy! We all missed your sense of humor and wit! Plus, it's great to see the interaction and some of the people that worked on your show. Loving the brand new, old school format. Great touch. This is pretty hilarious because you get a chance to see people taste different drinks, make different drinks, and guess what they are. Take a look.


Drunk Frutas (Tipsy Bartender)


This is always a great idea. However, Kristina's would be the one I actually drink. LOL!



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Miami Vice (Tipsy Bartender)

Can't go wrong with this classic, layered drink! Some kick to it, but very tasty!


Recipe
Strawberry Layer:
2 oz. White Rum
2 Cups Strawberries
1 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Grenadine

Pineapple Layer:
2 oz. White Rum
1 1/2 oz. Cream of Coconut
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Strawberry

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lemon Grapefruit Shandy Sangria (Torani)

This is a perfect spring and summer drink!

Recipe
3 (12-ounce) cold bottles wheat beer (Blue Moon)
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) soda water
1 cup (8 oz) cold ginger beer
1 ½ oz Torani Lemon Syrup
½ oz Torani Ruby Red Grapefruit Syrup
4 oz Grand Marnier
2 oz meyer lemon juice
2 meyer lemons, sliced
2 limes, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 grapefruit, segmented
1 apple, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries



Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Always love the great video game bomb shots! This doesn't disappoint, either!


Recipe
1/2 oz. Goldschlager
1/4 oz. 151 Proof Rum
6 oz. Ginger Beer
Rim: Sugar, Lime
Cinnamon

Friday, April 20, 2018

Marijuana Milkshake Shot (Tipsy Bartender)



Recipe
1 part Melon Liqueur
1 part White Creme de Cacao
1 part Milk

Liquid Marijuana Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

A great 4/20 drink!

Recipe
3/4 oz. Spiced Rum
3/4 oz. Melon Liqueur
3/4 oz. Coconut Rum
3/4 oz. Blue Curaçao
1 oz. Sweet & Sour
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Marijuana Leaf shaped Pineapple slice




Sidenote: If you want to see something even more extravagant, check out the Marijuana Jungle Juice Bowl

D*ck Sucker (Tipsy Bartender)

LOL. Well, I guess since there are drinks called the Red Headed Slut and Blonde Headed Slut, you might as well have this one on deck. That blue does look nice in the drink, though!


Recipe
1 part Pear Vodka
1 part Grape or Blueberry Schnapps
1 part Soda Water
1 part Lemon Lime Soda



Sweet Bunny Vodka (Torani)

Sweet but well-put together!

Recipe
1 oz Torani Crème de Cacao Syrup
1 ¼ oz Vodka
¼ Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
¼ oz cherry brandy, cherry liqueur, or maraschino cherry juice

The Lion and the Lamb Cocktail

This seems like a very unique and richly dark cocktail with the bourbon, spicy, and almond elements. I never seen bourbon and rum paired together, so that should make for an interesting drink.


Recipe
1 3/4 oz Kentucky Bourbon
3/4 lime juice
1/2 oz Torani Almond (Orgeat) Syrup
4 dashes Allspice bitters
¼ oz rum
Lime and cherry flag for garnish

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Choc-O-Nut Shake (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks like quite the tasty libation.

Recipe
2 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur
2 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz. French Vanilla Creamer
1 Packet Hot Chocolate Mix
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Chocolate Sauce

Belvedere Ginger Zest Mule




I had the pleasure of trying the latest Belvedere Ginger Zest. I must say that it's nothing short of amazing. I like Belvedere, but I'm still a Ciroc Boy to the tee. However, this ginger composition was crazy good.


Here's the recipe

2 oz Belvedere Ginger Zest
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
5 oz Ginger Beer
3-4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters





Friday, April 6, 2018

Letters to Paris (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a cool recipe right here. Love the color and the concept.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Orange Liqueur infused with Thyme
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Blood Orange Concentrate
2 dashes Lavender Bitters
Hot Red Wine
Orange Peel
Cinnamon Stick
Garnish: Blood Orange, Flowers



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wu-Tang Clan Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Wu-Tang Vodka

The past few years have seen a lot of 20-25 year anniversaries. It just goes to show that the longevity of Hip-Hop is becoming more of a mainstay than a far cry from the typical "here today, gone tomorrow" mentality of yesteryear.

Here is a flyer of the upcoming launch of the product in Australia.





Along with the vodka launch, they have a number of flavored liqueurs already available, which include strawberry lime, butterscotch, and C.R.E.A.M (named after one of their early breakout songs). The vodka will certain have a higher price point due to the exclusivity and super premium taste to the vodka. There's no telling if this will hit stateside just yet.

https://instagram.com/p/Bd1LwJhlxC6/?utm_source=ig_embed

Friday, March 30, 2018

Brandy in :60 (Liquor.com)

Nice minute video about Brandy.

Tiki Drink History: Donn Beach, Trader Vic, and Mariano Licudine (Common Man Cocktails)

This is a great video, especially if you want a bit of background when it comes to Tiki drinks. This is quite amazing. Check it out. You'll be sure to grab some kind of knowledge.

Charlotte's Web (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a very unique yet well balanced drink. Definitely dig the recipe! Check it out!


Recipe
1 3/4 oz. Mezcal
3/4 oz. Strawberry & Fresno Chile Infused Campari
1/2 oz. White Vermouth
Garnish: Strawberry Chili Roll-up, Pinch of Salt

Pineapple Mojito (Tipsy Bartender)

Gotta love a great twist to a classic recipe!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. White Rum
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Soda Water
Splash Simple Syrup
Lime Wedges
Pineapple Chunks
Mint Leaves

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Toffee Vodka & Chocolate Milk (Tipsy Bartender)

This is very tasty and perfect for an evening cocktail.

Recipe
Vodka
Caramel/Toffee Candies
Chocolate Milk

Creme Egg Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

Now this is an incredible one for the Easter season.

Recipe
1 Part Dark Creme De Cacao
1 Part Advocaat
1 Part White Chocolate Liqueur


Easter Bunny Shot (Liquor.com)

This is perfect and right on schedule for the season!

Recipe
2 Fresh Strawberries
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 oz Heavy Cream

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Torani Salted Caramel Chocolatini

Now, this is quite the delicious recipe. Torani always is a great addition to any libation you make. Here's the recipe:

Recipe
1 oz Torani Creme De Cacao Syrup
1 oz Torani Caramel Syrup
4 oz Chocolate Liqueur
4 oz Vodka
4 oz Milk
¼ cup of Pretzels
Crushed ice

Blonde Headed Slut Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a nice little twist on your average Red Headed Slut Shot. Check it out:

Recipe
1 part Jägermeister
1 part Peach Schnapps
1 part Pineapple Juice

Four Dessert Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

All very tasty shooters! Here are the four shooters in this clip:


Pineapple Upside Down Shot
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Grenadine
Garnish: Cherries

Birthday Cake Shooter
1 Part Cake Vodka
1 Part White Chocolate Liqueur
Cake Mix
Garnish: Frosting/Whipped Cream/Sprinkles

Chocolate Cake Shooter
1 Part Hazelnut Liqueur
1 Part Lemon Vodka
Garnish: Lemon/Sugar

Apple Pie Shooter
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Apple Juice
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Cinnamon Sugar


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Papa Smurf (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks really good, and I dig the concept.

Recipe
1 oz. Spiced Rum
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Frozen Swamp Water (Tipsy Bartender)

A nice party recipe!

Recipe
2 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Apple Pucker
1/2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
2 oz. Sweet & Sour
1 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Ice
Garnish: Lemon Wheel/Candy Frogs/Candy Snakes


The Jungle Bird Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

This looks really tasty. I haven't had a chance to pair Campari with dark rum, but I'm sure it gives it a very interesting taste.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Jamaican dark rum
3/4 oz Campari
4 oz Pineapple juice
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Demerara syrup
Garnish: Pineapple wedge

Strawberry Whiskey Sour (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a great and unique take on a classic recipe. Perfect right in time for the Spring.

Recipe
3 oz Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
4 Large Strawberries
Garnish: Lemon Wheel/Mint Sprig


Monday, March 26, 2018

The White Lady Cocktail - Craft Cocktails (Common Man Cocktails)

This looks like a great summer drink. I love the egg white to add the fullness.

Recipe
2 oz. London Dry Gin
1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Egg White

Fortnite Shield Potion Cocktail

I was looking for some interesting Fortnite recipes due to the popularity of the game craze (kind of reminds me of Everquest in the early 2000s), but couldn't find anything remotely edible. Here's one that you can actually drink.

Recipe
2 oz Vodka
1 oz White Rum
2 oz Energy Drink
1 oz Blue Cocktail Syrup
Pinch of Edible Glitter





Monday, March 19, 2018

A Great Evening Out at La Gringa Mexican Bar and Grill in Queens


On a whim, my friends and I decided to go this Mexican spot on Woodhaven Blvd. It was the day after St. Paddy’s Day. Funny enough, they had just received the liquor license in time for those festivities. Of course, I was tired of Irish Car Bombs. However, it was great when I saw they had a free margarita when you dined-in on either St. Patrick’s Day or that Sunday. It was perfect. I’ll have to try one of their mezcals another time, but I'm impressed it's not your typical run of the mill Mexican restaurants.

For lunch, I decided to go with the chicken burrito entree. The rice was very tasty and flavorful, the black beans were cooked just right (not too mushy but still kept true to form), and the chicken was nice, juicy, and not too salty. I love the cozy atmosphere of this place. It feels like the kind of place where you just want to kick back and enjoy some good food before you get your evening underway. It certainly made my day start off right with a very fulfilling meal.

If you're looking for a more authentic Mexican restaurant with good food, tequila, and mezcal in Queens, take a look at La Gringa Bar and Grill.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hennessy Black and Vanilla Syrup? What?!







Yes. You read that correctly. I was at a friend's spot on Friday. She had some Hennessy Black and I knew it had darker elements, so I automatically saw the Torani Vanilla Syrup. I thought, "hey, why not?" It turned out phenomenal. I wish I took a pic of it, but I can still give you the right measurements.


Recipe
1 1/2 oz Hennessy Black
1/2 oz Torani Vanilla Syrup

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Agent Orange (Tipsy Bartender)

I dig the name, especially since it has the orange elements within the drink.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
Garnish: Orange Twist




Guinness Punch (Tipsy Bartender)


Awesome recipe right in time for St. Paddy's Day. If you want to look at a unique twist on the classic Mudslide, check it out - I call it the Coco Mudslide.

Recipe
4 Bottles Guinness Stout
4 oz. (120ml) Vanilla Vodka
4 oz. (120ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
Garnish: Strawberry


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dancing the Night Away at Woodhaven Party Hall

Recently, I went to my friend, James, birthday in Queens. He decided to have somewhat of an intimate setting of people at a spot called Woodhaven Party Hall. I’ve been to a number of party hall events, but this one had top-notch service. First of all, It was very convenient to get to the venue, because I could literally Uber or take a cab from LaGuardia airport and arrive within 20 minutes.

When I got to the venue, everything from the decor of the room, the staff, and even the speaker setup for the DJ was perfection. They were truly organized from the start to finish. Additionally, they comfortably fit 50 people in one of their halls. The food was hot and ready to serve (you can't go wrong with red potatoes and a good ribeye steak). The bartenders even had specialty drinks created just for the event. Shoutout to the bartender for the tasty Moscow Mule. That added a unique touch and made it a night to remember by keeping the dance floor packed.

I would highly recommend this service to anyone planning an event. If you want a great venue without breaking the bank, call up Woodhaven Party Hall to help you get the ball rolling.






Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Smash Libre (Tipsy Bartender)

Nothing like a good smash drink!

Recipe
2 oz. Vanilla Infused Rum @selvareyrum
3/4 oz. Coke Reduction
1 oz. Lime Juice
Raspberries
Mint
Garnish: Mint Sprig, Raspberry Skewer

Waterfall Bomb Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a pretty tasty looking. Definitely gotta try this one out.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
8 oz. Red Bull
1 oz. Blue Curaçao


Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to Make the Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet - Valentine's Day Cocktail (Common Man Cocktails)

Now, this is one well-rounded drink. Sour notes that pair well, citrus notes, and agave nectar for the sweetness and kick. Definitely a good little bite here.


Recipe
2 oz. citrus vodka
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
lemon twist garnish








V-day Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

A perfect treat, just for your lady. Even though V-day has passed, the weekend is still on for President's Day. If you need any more great cocktails to get more intimate with your loved one, check out my old post - 8 Sensual Cocktails for Your Valentine's Day.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Half & Half
Pink Candy Melts
Paper Cups
Garnish: Whipped Cream, Heart Sprinkles

Black Panther Shot - Killmonger (Tipsy Bartender)

This is perfect. Right in time for the movie!

Recipe
Hennessy
Alize Gold
Black Vodka
Sprinkle Gold Luster Dust

*Shake the Hennessy, Alize gold, and Luster together. Then strain into a shot glass. Layer the black vodka last*

Friday, February 2, 2018

Caribbean Sunset Rum Punch (Tipsy Bartender)

Looks amazing!

3 oz. Light Rum
2 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Mango Rum
2 oz. Spiced Rum
2 oz. Mango Nectar
3 oz. Orange Juice
5 oz. White Cranberry Peach Juice
4 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
2 oz. Grenadine
Fruits: Pineapple Chunks, Orange Slices, Strawberry Slices

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Blackberry Mango Margarita (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks very intriguing, especially with the flavors and look!

Recipe
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Splash Agave Syrup

1 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Mango Nectar
Blackberries
Rim: Lime, Tajin
Garnish: Lime Wheel, Blackberry


Fireball Whiskey Float (Tipsy Bartender)

I haven't had Fireball since my last Cinnamon Toast Crunch shooter from way back. This looks interesting.

Recipe
Caramel Syrup
Fireball
Cream Soda
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Sprinkles
Cherry

Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail (Tipsy Bartender)

Certainly a delicious treat for all.

1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
Garnish: Chocolate Syrup/Vanilla Frosting/Rainbow Sprinkles

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Hollaback Girl (Tipsy Bartender)

This is a fully-loaded but very tasty looking drink!


Recipe
1 oz. Black Cow Vodka
¾ oz. Black Spiced Rum
½ oz. Brown Sugar Syrup
¼ oz. Lemon Juice Banana Foam
3 oz. Banana Liqueur
½ oz. Lime Juice
3 eggs
Garnish: Bruleed Banana Slices


Navy Grog (Tipsy Bartender)

This is really incredible. Gotta love the classic kind of drinks. Grogs are definitely up there.

Recipe
1 oz. Gold Demerara
1 oz. Dark Jamaican Rum
1 oz. White Cuban Rum or Puerto Rican Rum
1 oz. Honey Mix (2:1 honey and water)
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 oz. White Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz. Club Soda
Garnish: Lime Wedge/Mint

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

What Are Cocktail Bitters? Using Bitters in Cocktails - Lesson 3 (Common Man Cocktails)

This is a great lesson. A lot of time people focus on juice or garnishes, but don't know the key to what makes bitters such an important thing. He makes a great comparison in his description in regards to having a hamburger with the salt and pepper. Sure, you can have a cocktail without the bitters, but that added potency and balance just enhances it to a taste where you really get the most out of your drink. Good stuff here. Enjoy


Sunny Day Breeze (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds pretty delicious, especially on a nice 60 degree like this!

Recipe
Strawberry Rum
Blueberry Vodka
Sweet and Sour
Blue Curacao
Ice
Strawberry Slices
Blueberries
Strawberry Garnish

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jeezy Sells Remaining Stake in Avión Tequila to Pernod Ricard





You may remember that this brand started getting it's first national placement in the highly successful HBO show, "Entourage," back in 2010-2011. Jerry Ferrara's character, Turtle, was hustling it in his truck to different events and liquor stores.

However, it wasn't until the multi-platinum rap artist, Jeezy, became a brand ambassador in 2013, that this company really start seeing a major international play. Recently, Jeezy sold off his last equity stake in Avion to multi-billion dollar global spirits brand, Pernod Ricard.

Even though, he's sold his stake, he still remains highly involved in the evolution of the brand until at least 2020. Jeezy says the move with Pernod Ricard USA, "will allow us to continue to grow the brand on the worldwide stage."

From his early days of trapping to a meteoric rise as a rap star and businessman, he has shown longevity with his latest role as a growing mogul. You have to give props where they are due.

Besides, Avion definitely makes for a nice and chill shot on a relaxing evening or night on the town. Salute to Jeezy.

Girl Scout Cookie Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

A great shooter, indeed.

Recipe
1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

Barbie's Escape (Tipsy Bartender)

Cool lil drink for the ladies.

Recipe
3/4 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
3/4 oz. Sweet & Sour
Pink Lemonade
Garnish: Lemon Wheel/Pink Lollipop

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

More Life (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is what I call a quality gin cocktail.

Recipe
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire East
1 oz. Passion Fruit Purée
½ oz. Honey Syrup
⅓ bar spoon Activated Charcoal
2-3 Thai Basil Leaves
Pinch Salt (Or Saline)
Passion Tea Ice Cube
Garnish: Thai Basil Leaf/Thai Basil Bloom

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Sweet Rendezvous (Tipsy Bartender)

Pretty solid dessert cocktail.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Irish Cream
1 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz Frangelico
4 oz Cream Soda
1 oz Chocolate Syrup
2 oz Nutella
Vanilla Ice Cream
Garnish: Chocolate Syrup/Whipped Cream/Chocolate Sprinkles/Cherry





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The Frozen Caramel Apple

This sounds amazing!




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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sex on the Beach Popsicles (Tipsy Bartender)

Great treat for a hot day!

Recipe
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 Cup Pineapple Chunks
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
Popsicle Mold

Ice Diamonds and Classic Cocktails at Bar High Five (Munchies)

This is a pretty cool and classy video. Bartender did a great job, too.


Curbside Cocktails: Venice, Aperol Spritz (Liquor.com)

This definitely sounds like a refreshing drink I'd like to have on a nice spring day.

Recipe
1 pour Prosecco
1 pour Aperol
1 splash Soda water
Garnish: Orange slice
Glass: Wine

Citrus Pear Sangria (Tipsy Bartender)

An easy-going drink for your gathering.

Recipe
750ml Pinot Grigio
2 oz. Citrus Vodka
2 oz. Pear Vodka
2 oz. Seltzer Water
Lemon Wheels
Pear Slices

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rum Old Fashioned (Liquor.com)

A great twist to a classic!

2 oz Bacardí Gran Reserva Eight-year-old rum
1 barspoon Demerara syrup
1 barspoon Allspice Dram
2 dashes Orange bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: Orange twist
Glass: Old Fashioned

Sex in the City (Tipsy Bartender)

This is pure sexiness. No pun intended.

Recipe
1 oz. Silver Tequila
1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Liqueur
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Garnish: Pink Sugar Rim/Lime Wheel



Lime in the Coconut (Tipsy Bartender)

Gotta love the Tyga reference. LOL. This sounds really tasty, though. Lime and Coconut definitely adds a nice kick to your cocktail.

Recipe
4 oz. White Rum
6 oz. Cream of Coconut
1/2 Can Frozen Margarita Mixer
Ice
Garnish: Coconut Rim/Flower

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

El Ayudacal (Tipsy Bartender)

This definitely seems like a Latin version of a summer shandy. I'll definitely try it once.


Recipe
1 Bottle Beer
1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
Pinch Lime Zest
Garnish: Salt Rim/Lime Wedge
*I would probably add a 1/2 oz of Tequila in it


Caffe di Rose (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this is a well-put together libation with quality ingredients. Great job, Charity. I certainly love the motif and flavors you put into this drink. Kudos.


Recipe
1 ½ oz. Coffee Grain Whiskey
1 oz. Zucca Amaro
¼ oz. Rose Water
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Chai Infused Cold Brew
¾ oz. Pomegranate Juice
Garnish: Rose Petal

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mojito Float (Tipsy Bartender)

Now, this looks really good. I definitely want to try it and see how it tastes.


Recipe
2 oz. Rum
2 oz. Club Soda
Splash Simple Syrup
Lime Wedges
Mint Sprigs
Lime Sorbet
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cran Gin-ger (Tipsy Bartender)

Man, cranberry and ginger? That sounds like a holiday treat right here. Yes, even after NYE!

Recipe
1 ½ oz. Gin
1 ½ oz. Cran Juice [.5 lbs cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 3 cups water, ginger root]
2 tsp Sugar
1 oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Aperol
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Absinthe Rinse
Garnish: Rosemary Sprig, Cranberry Skewer

Stoplight Shooters (Tipsy Bartender)

Simple but tasty


Recipe
Vodka
Splash Melon Liqueur
Splash Orange Juice
Splash Cranberry Juice

Americans Try Foreign Holiday Drinks (BuzzFeed)

Coquito is always a winner in my book for the holiday season.

Eugene Drinks Every State's Most Iconic Alcohol - The Try Vlog (BuzzFeed)

It's always interesting to see cocktail history and just the libations that make people tick or resonate most.


Using a Boston Shaker - Essential Bar Tools Pt.3 (Common Man Cocktails)

I love the boston shaker. It has a complexity yet simplicity that makes you truly appreciate mixing together a libation.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Tooty Fruity (Tipsy Bartender)

A good drink to make on a hot day or for your lady. Relaxing and tasty.

Recipe
1 Part Vodka
1 Part Triple Sec
1 Part Orange Juice
1 Part Pineapple Juice
1/2 Part Grenadine
Garnish: Orange/Cherry

Jamaican Guinness Punch (Tipsy Bartender)

Classic punch!

Recipe
12 oz. Guinness
8 oz. Whole Milk
4 oz. Condensed Milk
1/8 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/8 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Whipped Cream
Grated Nutmeg Ice

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Strawberry Kiwi Martini (Tipsy Bartender)

This looks really tasty. Definitely want to try this out.

2 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 Kiwi
1 Strawberry
Garnish: Kiwi


Happy Green Hedgehog (Tipsy Bartender)

This is certainly one of the more unique looking and tasting cocktails I've seen. Super powerful, too!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 1/2 oz. White Rum
1 1/2 oz. Gin
1 1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Garnish: Lime with Scored Skin

Friday, January 5, 2018

Using the Japanese Double Jigger - Essential Bar Tools (Common Man Cocktails)

This is part 2 in their bar tool series, and I think it's great to see how to use different utensils. I have this but never knew the technical name for it. Also, I didn't know it had measurements up to 2 oz. If you want to get some knowledge on pour amounts and how to make sure you have a safe and tasty cocktail, take a look at this clip.

Lunchbox Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds interesting. Def reminds me of an old school beer bomb

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Amaretto
2 oz. Beer
2 oz. Orange Juice

Amaretto Chocolate Cherries (Tipsy Bartender)

Just simply amazing! Perfect treat for you and your significant other.

Recipe
Amaretto
Melting Chocolate
Cherries

Pink Panther Shooter (Tipsy Bartender)

This is definitely a cool concept. I certainly love the theme of drink and how the layering goes well.

Recipe
1 Part Dark Creme De Cacao
1 Part Tequila Rose
1 Part Sweet Revenge

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Night Cap (Tipsy Bartender)

This certainly looks like the adult version of what you would have with the drinks.

Recipe
2 oz. Light Rum
1 Tsp Caster Sugar
Milk (Warm)
Garnish: Nutmeg

Pixy Dust Margarita (Tipsy Bartender)

This is definitely a beautiful looking drink. Also, Brittany is hilarious at the end! It's refreshing to see some of that old school Tipsy Bartender/Skyy John banter in the videos.

Recipe
1 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Sweet N Sour
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Margarita Mixer
Garnish: Pixy Dust

Monday, January 1, 2018

Whistle While You (Tipsy Bartender)

Well-put together libation

Recipe
Lemon Juice
Blueberry Syrup
Amaro
Whiskey
Angostura Bitters
Orange and Lemon Peel


Island Hookup (Tipsy Bartender)

Great island based cocktail.


Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Spiced Rum
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Passion Fruit Puree
1/2 oz. Falernum
1/4 Tsp Maraschino Liqueur
Garnish: Pineapple Leaves/Cherry Skewer

Not Your Mama's Old Fashioned (Tipsy Bartender)

This sounds really good! Love the ingredients.

Recipe
2 oz. Banana Infused Bourbon [1 bottle bourbon, 2 ripe bananas]
½ oz. Amaro Montenegro
½ oz. Spiced Syrup [nutmeg, vanilla bean, allspice, cloves, simple syrup]
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Orange Spice Root Bitters
Lemon Peel
Garnish: Grated Nutmeg

Blue Long Island (Tipsy Bartender)

As long as there is no Jose Cuervo, I think I'd be able to drink this. LOL.

Recipe
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Gin
1 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Gold Tequila
1 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Sweet & Sour
Garnish: Lemon Wheel/Cherry

Coconut Bubble Gum Shot (Tipsy Bartender)

Hmm. I honestly don't even know how good this would taste 0_o. It looks interesting, though.

Recipe
1 oz. Bubble Gum Infused Rum
1 1/2 oz. Piña Colada Drink
1/4 oz. Cream of Coconut
Rim: Pink Sugar
Garnish: Bubble Gum Piece