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09-03-2011, 12:52 PM
I thought that, since we're swapping recipes, perhaps it would be nice to swap cocktails recipes too...

I'll start.. my favorite cocktail is a Martini made with Gin, not Vodka

1. Place ice cubes in your cocktail shaker

2. Place some extra dry vermouth in the shaker, just enough to coat the ice cubes, shake, then pour out the excess (some people, like Winston Churchill, skipped the vermouth part altogether)

3. Add about 3 oz of gin. The better the quality of gin, the better the martini (Tanguery for instance... Winston Churchill preferred Boodles Gin)

4. Shake the contents and strain out the ice cubes into a martini glass

5. Add a few green olives on a toothpick for a flourish.

P.S. James Bond's martini does not contain vermouth, here's the recipe (from Casino Royale)

3 oz gin (http://www.drinksmixer.com/desc22.html)
1 oz vodka (http://www.drinksmixer.com/desc28.html)
1/2 oz Lillet® Blanc wine (http://www.drinksmixer.com/desc703.html)

Pour the gin, vodka and Lillet blanc into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon, and serve.

09-06-2011, 08:53 AM
Colorado Bulldog

1 cup crushed ice
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger coffee flavored liqueur
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle cola-flavored carbonated beverage
1 fluid ounce light cream
Fill a tall 16 ounce glass 1/3 full of crushed ice. Pour in the vodka and coffee liqueur. Fill to within 1 inch of the rim with cola. Fill to within 1/2 inch with light cream. Stir to blend.

09-06-2011, 01:54 PM
We are finally experiencing some cooler weather. It's in the high 60's and when I finish writing my current article, I'm going to add some Bailey's to my coffee. ;) Kahlua is also good, but I don't have any!

09-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Boozy Strawberry-Orange Milk Shakes


In a blender, puree 1 pint vanilla ice cream, 1½ cups strawberries, ¼ cup milk, and ¼ cup Cointreau (orange liqueur) until smooth.
Divide among 4 glasses.

09-09-2011, 09:03 PM
Blueberry-Gin Sundaes


In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup blueberries and 1⁄3 cup gin. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the berries burst and the mixture begins to thicken, 5 to 8 minutes; let cool.
Divide 1 pint vanilla ice cream among bowls and top with the blueberry sauce.

09-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Rum & Dr. Pepper

1. Sample the Rum (I use Captain Morgan's, personally.)
2. drop in ice (I only use a bit, but hey)
3. Sample Rum
4. Add Dr. Pepper
5. one final sampling of the run, and
6. add rum.

09-11-2011, 10:07 AM
A poker buddy of my brother's came up with the "Dirty Water". It's very good. After several of those, Jess is a very happy girl.

I'll have to get the specifics but it is a mixture of water, cranberry juice and UV blue vodka. There's enough water in it that you don't have a hangover the next morning - which is nice.

DO be aware though, that they go down really smooth and easy ... then you have to stand up. :laugh:

11-21-2011, 11:19 AM
Here are several recipes for Thanksgiving coctails...a couple of them sound really good. Enjoy.

10 Awesome Thanksgiving Cocktails

Thanksgiving Cocktail (http://www.debatepolicy.com/en/drinks/recipe.asp?recipe_id=2445)

1/2 oz lemon juice
1 oz apricot brandy
1 oz dry vermouth
1 oz gin
Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain into an old fashioned glass. Add ice.

Gingersnap (http://www.debatepolicy.com/en/drinks/recipe.asp?recipe_id=2047)

3 oz vodka
1/2 oz ginger wine
Club soda
Combine vodka and ginger wine with several ice cubes in a double old-fashioned glass. Fill with soda and stir gently.

Apple Cider Sparkle (http://www.debatepolicy.com/en/drinks/recipe.asp?recipe_id=2878)

6 cups apple cider
2 cups cranberry/raspberry cocktail (orange juice, orange-mango or your favorite juice blend)
1 bottle (750 mL) champagne (or sparkling wine)
1/2 cup lemon juice
In punch bowl, large pitcher, or even several pitchers, combine apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice. Just before your guests arrive, slowly add champagne or sparkling wine. Serve immediately or keep chilled with large ice blocks. Makes about about 15 servings of 6 ounces each.
For a non-alcoholic punch, use chilled sparkling grape juice in place of the wine or champagne.

Several more at link


11-22-2011, 02:10 AM
My new favorite:

Funkey Monkey:

1/2 oz. Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz. Baileys Irish cream

I serve in large martini type glass that is chilled and I swirl chocolate syrup across the glass before adding ingredients.

11-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Pumpkin Smoothie


1 cup of canned pumpkin
1 cup fresh cut apricot or frozen.
1 tbs sugar
1 cup 2% milk
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 cup of ice
Blend until creamy. Depending on your sweet tooth (http://www.debatepolicy.com/#) you may wish to add another tablespoon of sugar.

Thanksgiving Smoothie


1 can (16 oz.) cranberry sauce

1 bag (16 oz) frozen unsweetened peach slices, partially thawed

1 container (6 oz) vanilla yogurt

3/4 cup orange juice

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Add everything in blender and blend until smooth (http://www.debatepolicy.com/#). Depending on how sweet your peaches are and how tart the cranberry sauce (and of course depending on your personal taste) you may want to add a little sugar or sweetener to your smoothie.

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11-24-2011, 05:17 PM

11-24-2011, 11:21 PM
One of my guests was talking about this drink:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/34021105/10_Holiday_Cocktail_Recipes_from_Top_Mixologists?s lide=8

The Snow-Bumble Tini

Joel Martin, Los Molcajetes (http://www.losmolcajetes.com/) , Fort Worth, Texas

Make this cocktail and watch your guests look as excited as a child opening up gifts on Christmas Day, Martin says. The name comes from a holiday movie classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
1 oz Absolut Vanilla
½ oz of Jameson Irish Whiskey
½ oz of Rumplemintz
½ oz of Kahlua French Vanilla
½ oz of Butterscotch
1 oz Half & Half Cream
½ teaspoon of Sugar

Garnish with whipped topping, ground cinnamon & cinnamon stick. Be sure to place the garnish of whipped topping into the glass first. Then, after the ingredients are shaken, pour into the martini glass around the whipped topping so it floats to the top.

12-02-2011, 08:42 AM
Spiced pear martini


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 medium cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 750-ml bottle Remy V
5 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
3 tablespoons pear nectar
Freshly-grated nutmeg, for serving

In a small saucepan, warm the sugar, water and cinnamon stick pieces over low heat until the sugar dissolves and a syrup forms, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool the mixture completely; discard the cinnamon. In a large pitcher, combine the cooled cinnamon syrup with the Remy V, lemon juice and pear nectar. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.

Add 12 ice cubes to the drink and stir briskly with a wooden spoon (this will melt some of the ice into the drink). Dividing evenly, pour the cocktail through a fine-mesh strainer into 12 chilled Martini glasses. Dust each drink with a pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg and serve.

12-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Eggnog Smoothie


1 quart eggnog
1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping
1/2 cup rum, or amount desired
Pour the eggnog into a mixing bowl. Whisk in the pudding mix, whipped topping, and rum until evenly blended. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, or about 2 hours. Serve cold.

12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Gingerbread House


3 Ounce dark chocolate
2 Cup milk (whole milk is important here, the spice of the ginger needs the extra texture provided by the extra fat in the milk)
2.5 Tablespoon sugar
1 Teaspoon crystallized ginger
1 Ounce canton ginger liqueur
1 Ounce snap ginger snap liqueur


Step 1

Chop the chocolate and ginger finely and warm along with the sugar and milk in a saucepan, stirring constantly until combined.
Step 2

Turn the heat to low and add the liqueurs and stir again until fully combined.
Step 3

Strain in a fine mesh sieve and pour into mugsAnd don't forget the marshmallows.

Article and other recipes at link


12-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Christmas Cheer Cocktail
Ingredients2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 can orange flavored seltzer or club soda
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup vodka
1 cup orange-flavored liquor
1/8 cup frozen cranberries
2 sprigs rosemary

DirectionsPour ingredients into pitcher.
Stir together, chill.
When ready to serve, add the frozen cranberries and rosemary as garnish.
*This recipe can be made without the alcohol for a kid-friendly "mocktail."
Recipe courtesy Lauren Torrisi.


12-26-2011, 01:00 PM
Portuguese Egg Nog


2 Fluid ounce spiced rum (Cruzan 9 spiced rum works well - balancing molasses sweetness and winter spices)
1 Fluid ounce ruby port
1 Large egg (make sure the eggs are fresh and from a trusted source to help avoid any food-borne illnesses)
1/4 Cup sugar (mix half white and half brown sugar to bring out the molasses flavors of the rum even more)
8 Fluid ounce whole milk
1/2 Teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
2 dashes orange or ginger bitters

PreparationStep 1:Combine all the ingredients in a blender and frappe until the sugar dissolves and the egg is completely incorporated. The deep red of the port will be muted, but this stuff will look decidedly different than your usual eggnog.
Step 2:Serve in lowball glasses and grate fresh nutmeg over top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and leave a fresh glass for the big man.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/recipe/portuguese-egg-nog#ixzz1hfHXE5Kc

12-26-2011, 01:01 PM
Candy Cane


1/2 Fluid ounce Chambord
3/4 Fluid ounce Peppermint Schnapps
3/4 Fluid ounce white Crème de Cacao
1 Tablespoon grenadine
Splash of half and half
Splash of tonic

Step 1:

Pour everything but the half and half and tonic into a cocktail shaker full of ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and top off with the half and half and enough tonic to cut the sweetness and give the drink a little effervescent kick. Garnish with a mini candy cane. If you want to score some serious brownie points with the man in red, pair one of these up with Rice Krispie treats. Sure, it sounds weird, but so does a man flying through the night sky on a reindeer-powered sleigh.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/recipe/candy-cane#ixzz1hfI2ZXTS

12-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Silent Night Chocolate Martini


1 Fluid ounce vodka (Vermont Gold's maple overtones make it a natural choice)
1 Fluid ounce chocolate liqueur (Godiva is an easy pick, but Mozart provide even deeper chocolate flavor)
1/2 Fluid ounce coffee liqueur
1/2 Fluid ounce Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur

Step 1:

Pour all ingredients into a shaker full of ice and shake until ice cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and drizzle chocolate syrup over top for a truly decadent look.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/recipe/silent-night-chocolate-martini#ixzz1hfIKzLfY

01-18-2012, 03:00 AM
Looking sounds good...i sure will must be try this at home.I also found one this type of nice recipe from home weekly magazine.I will be next time post here .

07-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Had some friends talking about drinks made with cotton candy vodka. Never heard of it,but sounded good. So, I looked up a recipe online.

Cotton Candy Martini - Cotton Candy Cosmo

1 1/2 oz Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
1/2 oz X Rated Fusion Liquor
1 oz Cranberry juice (100% pure)
A nice size handful of cotton candy
Sugar for rimming the glass.

Please Note this is for 1 martini, if you would like to make a whole shaker full of cotton candy cosmo martinis just simply multiply the ingredients. TIP:This is a strong drink, add more cranberry to dilute, the flavor will still be a carnival ride for your taste buds.


In a martini shaker add Ice, cotton candy vodka, X Rated, and cranberry juice. shake until well mixed and chilled. Rim your martini glass in sugar or rub cotton candy around it. Take a heaping handful of cotton candy and place in your martini glass and slowly pour the contents of the shaker directly over the cotton candy. OMG watch the cotton candy just disappear and crystallize at the bottom of the martini glass.


07-01-2012, 02:25 PM
Also these. Said they were great.

Cucumber Martini

2 oz. Vodka (http://www.debatepolicy.com/ingredient/vodka) (Grey Goose (http://www.debatepolicy.com/ingredient/vodka#grey-goose))
1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
2 slices Cucumber
3 pieces Mint
1/2 oz. Sugar Syrup (http://www.debatepolicy.com/ingredient/sugar-syrup)

Mixing Instructions

Muddle mint and a cucumber slice in a cocktail shaker. Add other ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a fresh mint sprig.

07-03-2012, 04:36 AM
This is the most amazing cocktail I've found.

The chocolate cake shooter.

1 part Citron vodka
1 part frangelico hazelnut
lemon wedge& sugar

Put in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into 1oz shots. Immediately after taking the shot, suck lemon wedge coated in sugar--it really tastes like chocolate cake--amazing!

Intrigued by frangelico liquor, I looked up other recipes and found this one. Haven't tried it yet-- too many ingredients for my limited liquor cabinet, but it involves fire...so it's great in my book.

Bigfoot's Toasted Marshmallow Cocktail


1 oz frangelico
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz baileys irish cream
1 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 marshmallow
fire! (my favorite ingredient)

Preparation Combine the frangelico, vodka, baileys and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Toast a marshmallow, your method is up to you, but the coolest way is a little 151 in a highball.