Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail

I accidentally made the original recipe of this and found it tough to choke down–I made some tweaks and it was fantastic…then I saw in the original post where I found the recipe, a modified recipe and it was great too…this is the formula I settled on:  3 ounces Koloa Gold or Mount Gay Eclipse (more…)

New Cocktail: The Last Word

For the fatigued palate…just what the doctor ordered! If I ever had a cold and had to go to work–at least during my waitressing years–Elsie, the old German matriarch of the night crew, would have me sip a shot of Green Chartreuse (maybe that’s redundant, but there is a Yellow Chartreuse!) Boy would that stuff (more…)

Mezcal Sour …OMGosh….

Mezcal Sour 1½ oz. fresh lime juice 1½ oz. Mezcal 1 oz. Amaro Montenegro 1 tsp. light agave nectar 1 large egg white Angostura bitters and lime twist (for serving) Shake lime juice, mezcal, amaro, agave, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (or in a tightly lidded 1-qt. glass jar) until frothy, about 1 (more…)

Southern Favorites: Hurricane & Alabama Slammer

Hurricane (my Mardi Gras pick) 0.75 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 0.75 oz Captain Morgan White Rum […I just used dark rum and white rum but I bet it’s even better with spiced rum….] 2 oz passion fruit juice (welch’s makes a great passion fruit juice blend in a carton) 1 oz orange juice (more…)

Festive & Refreshing! The Poinsettia Christmas Cocktail

This year I’m going with the classic poinsettia cocktail with a slightly modified recipe I prefer…this makes four cocktails … Put four champagne flutes in the freezer. Combine the following three ingredients and chill: 4 oz cointreau 3 oz vodka 8 oz cranberry juice cocktail When ready to serve, divide the mixture evenly among the (more…)

Cat Nip Cocktail

This is my selection for a Halloween cocktail this year – it may take some lead time because you might have to track down the ingredients, but I think it’s worth it! This is an original recipe & I love it! Makes 2 cocktails… Chill two Nick & Nora, martini or coupe glasses by filling (more…)

Ramos Gin Fizz

Nailed It! This IS the perfect Easter Cocktail–and it’s not even pink! The Ramos Gin Fizz…

From Imbibe Magazine, this is the fantastically popular Ramos Gin Fizz as invented and still served by the Sazerac Bar in New Orleans. I can’t believe I never had one before! 1½ oz. Old Tom gin (I’m using Hayman’s because I’m out of Ransom) 1 oz. simple syrup (1:1) ½ oz. fresh lemon juice ½ (more…)