Friday, February 11, 2011

Peppermint Patty Martini

So, I find out today is Peppermint Patty Day ( I really would like to find out who makes this stuff up ) So I went with it. I'm at my local packy and they have lil mini's on sale for a buck, Kahlua peppermint mocha...Oh ya ! So I got busy in my head and came up with my version of a...
~ Peppermint Patty Martini ~
1 shot Stoli Vanilla
1 shot of Kahlua peppermint mocha :)
1 shot of Godiva Chocolate liquor
coco powder and sugar for rim

Put all ingredeints in a shaker filled with ice
Shake till nicely chilled, as I am now ;)
Rim cocktail glass with coco powder and sugar mix
Pour into chilled martini glass and enjoy !

Cheers !
So, I find out today is Peppermint Patty Day ( I really would like to find out who makes this stuff up ) So I went with it. I'm at my local packy and they have lil mini's on sale for a buck, Kahlua peppermint mocha...Oh ya ! So I got busy in my head and came up with my version of a...
~ Peppermint Patty Martini ~
1 shot Stoli Vanilla
1 shot of Kahlua peppermint mocha :)
1 shot of Godiva Chocolate liquor
coco powder and sugar for rim

Put all ingredeints in a shaker filled with ice
Shake till nicely chilled, as I am now ;)
Rim cocktail glass with coco powder and sugar mix
Pour into chilled martini glass and enjoy !

Cheers !
peppermint martini

Friday, January 21, 2011

Martinis, Martinis, Martinis !

~Martinis for Four~
1 cup Gin
1 tablespoon dry vermouth
4 large pimento stuffed-green olives
Fill a 4 cup measuring cup 1/3 full with ice. Add Gin and vermouth ans stir gently. Immediately strain mixture into chilled martini glass. Add olive to each glass.

~ Hep Cat Martini~
6 parts berry vodka
1 part dry vermouth
1 dash sweet vermouth
1 dash Cointreau
Combine all ingredients in glass with cracked ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

~ Gimlet Martini~
8 parts gin
2 parts sweet vermouth
Lemon twist
Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon twist.

Happy Friday !
Cheers !

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's cocktail brought to you by my Grandma, Nana Davis. She loved her Ward 8's...It's a Boston thing.
~Ward 8 ~
1.5 ounces rye whiskey
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
maraschino cherry and orange slice, optional for garnish
This cocktail is essentially a whisky sour with a dash of grenadine

Cheers Nana !

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Got a light?" He looked up to see a beautiful woman holding an unlit Arturo Fuente in her delicate fingers." You shouldn't smoke. It's bad for you," He said. "How about a drink?" She paused, and put the cigar in her purse. She smiled. "Better make it something healthy, buddy - to rid my body of all this nasty, delicious, cigar smoke."
"But of course."

He ordered her a Crantini.

6 parts gin
1 part unsweetened cranberry juice
Lime or lemon twist

Here's to you - Kid

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Elvis Presley

In honor of Elvis' 76th birthday weekend I give you ....
~The Elvis Presley~

1 part Bakon Vodka
½ part hazelnut liqueur
½ part banana liqueur
splash of cream

Shake with ice and served like a Martini -or- strained into a CHILLED shot glass.
Thank you , Thank you very much ! ;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blue Moon Cocktail

~Blue Moon~
When midnight comes 'round,Let this creamy,aromatic elixir,with it's blue-hued overtones of orange from Blue Curacao and a whisper of anise from the Galliano, Carry you off to more languid lands.
3/4 oz tequila
1/4 oz. blue curacao
2-3 dashes Galliano
...1 1/2 oz cream

Shake the ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Enjoy !

Then get out there and howl at the full wolf moon.

Friday, December 17, 2010

~Chocolate Margarita~
It doesn't get much better than this ambrosial margarita,Which is embellished with sublimely rich Godiva liqueur and accented with fresh orange. It's a midnight love potion from the gods.
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
3/4 oz. Godiva liqueur
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz sweet & sour mix
1/4 fresh orange juice
chocolate shavings

Shake all the ingredients vigorously with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Shave chocolate over the top.

I'm sipping one now, OH ! It is so good !

Cheers !

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Metropolitan

This sophisticated cocktail for city slickers shares it's name,But not it's ingredients,With an equally urbane classic from the past.


lemon wedge
1 tbsp superfine sugar
1/2 measure vodka or lemon vodka
1/2 measure creme de framboise or other raspberry liqueur
1/2 measure cranberry juice
1/2 measure orange juice
cranberries to decorate
1) Rub the outside of the rim with lemon wedge and dip it into fine sugar to frost. set aside.
2) Put ice and all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake till chilled.
30 Strain into the prepared glass and decorate with cranberries.

Cheers !

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Harvey Wall-banger

Lets hear it for Harvey ! Wall-banger that is... Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone.
Here's a retro cocktail blast from my past.
~The Harvey Wall-banger~
one ounce vodka
four ounces orange juice
...1/2 ounce of Galliano
Pour vodka and orange juice into a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir, and then float the Galiano over the top. ”Floating” is also known as “layering” and works like this: pour Galliano into the drink over the back of a bar spoon so as to keep it at the top on its own separate layer (so obviously don’t stir the drink once the Galliano is present). It will remain separate from the rest of the drink because of the difference in density and sugar content.

Bottoms up !

Saturday, October 30, 2010


by Fannie Stearns Davis

I am almost afraid of the wind out there. The dead leaves skip on the porches bare, The windows clatter and whine. I sit here in the quiet house. low-lit. With the clock that ticks and the books that stand. Wise and silent, on every hand.

I am almost afraid; though I know the night Lets no ghosts walk in the warm lamplight. Yet ghosts there are; and they blow, they blow, Out in the wind and the scattering snow.- When I open the windows and go to bed, Will the ghosts come In and stand at my head?

Last night I dreamed they came back again. I heard them talking; I saw them plain. They hugged me and held me and loved me; spoke Of happy doings and friendly folk. They seemed to have journeyed a week away, but now they were ready and glad to stay.

But, oh, if they came on the wind to-night Could I bear their faces, their garments white Blown in the dark around my lonely bed? Oh, could I forgive them for being dead? I am almost afraid of the wind. My shame! That I would not be glad if my dear ones came!

The VooDoo Priestess

Here's a spooky libation that features the first of the limited edition city vodkas produced by Absolut, Absolut New Orleans. The vodka
has a fruity, spicy flavor that is a fantastic pairing with the mango, anise and mint of the drink. The" VOODOO PRIESTESS" also has the perfect look for a Halloween party cocktail.
~Voodoo Priestess~

1 part Absolut New Orleans vodka
1 part fresh mango puree
1/4 part DeKuyper Anisette Liqueur
1/2 part simple syrup
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Muddle mango puree, mint and simple syrup in an old-fashioned glass for this concoction.
Fill glass with ice and add vodka and DeKuyper Anisette Liqueur.
Stir gently to blend.
Garnish with fresh mint sprig to ward off evil spirits.

Happy Halloween .... BOO !

Friday, October 15, 2010

The best joke, Bar nun !

John was sitting outside his local pub one day, enjoying a quiet pint and generally feeling good about himself, when a nun suddenly appears at his table and starts decrying the evils of drink. "You should be ashamed of yourself young man! Drinking is a Sin! Alcohol is the blood of the devil!" Now John gets pretty annoyed about this, and goes on the offensive. "How do you know this, Sister?" "My Mother Superior told me so." "But have you ever had a drink yourself? How can you be sure that what you are saying is right?" "Don't be ridiculous--of course I have never taken alcohol myself" "Then let me buy you a drink - if you still believe afterwards that it is evil I will give up drink for life" "How could I, a Nun, sit outside this public house drinking?!" "I'll get the barman to put it in a teacup for you, then no one will ever know." The Nun reluctantly agrees, so John goes inside to the bar. "Another pint for me, and a triple vodka on the rocks", then he lowers his voice and says to the barman "and could you put the vodka in a teacup?" "Oh no! It's not that Nun again is it?"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month tonight we're serving up a
Shot of gin
Splash of lemon juice
Splash of grenadine
Splash of cream
1 egg white

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Cheers Ladies !

Don't forget to feel your boobies ;)

Friday, October 1, 2010

HIDE the RUM... Lol !... Tonight I'm sippin on a Rum Sidecar.....Oh so yummy !
Brian brought US back a bottle of Brugal Anejo Superior from the Dominican Republic.
So Momma is putting it to good use ;)

~The Rum Sidecar~
1 shot of the good stuff (rum)
3/4 shot of Cointreau
3/4 shot of fresh lemon juice
a splash of simple syrup
Rim a chilled martini glass with sugar and return to freezer.

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice
Shake shake shake till nicely chilled :)
as I am now .
Pour into glass and enjoy...Oh so good !

The Zombie

Happy 1st day of October and International exotic cocktail day !....Tonight is a good time for a ....
A Zombie is a tropical drink made with three kinds of rum, apricot liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice, and lime juice.
1/4 cup gold rum
2 tablespoons white rum
2 tablespoons dark rum
2 teaspoons apricot liqueur
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar

Zombie Instructions
Mix all ingredients together and shake well with ice. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with one or more of the following on a toothpick: pineapple wedge, mint sprig, cherry, lime slice, orange slice.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Martini & Rossi Warhol Manhattan

Martini & Rossi Warhol Manhattan
This cocktail takes a classic recipe and embellishes it with a striking dash of color and flavor.
1 part Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth
1 part Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch whisky
...3 cherries soaked in premium orange liqueur Shake liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a martini cocktail glass or pour over ice.

Happy Friday, Cheers !

Friday, February 5, 2010


When this cocktail first appeared, Gin based mixes were by far the most popular, But nowadays, A Salty dog is more frequently made with vodka. Choose whichever you prefer,But the cocktail will have different flavors.

Serves 1

1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp coarse salt
lime wedge
6-8 cracked cubes
2 measures of vodka
grapefruit juice

1) Mix the sugar and salt in a saucer. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge.
2 ) Fill the glass with cracked
ice cubes and pour vodka over them.
3) Top up with grapefruit juice and stir to mix. drink with a straw.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Bartender Hates You !

Seriously funny antics of a very bitter bartender....

Drink Responsably !

Friday, December 18, 2009

Presents the lovely Julie London

Jazzy Cocktail Christmas Music, Julie London, was an American singer and actress. Best known for her smoky, sensual voice, she was at her singing career's peak in the 1950s. Her acting career lasted more than 35 years, ending with the role of nurse Dixie McCall, RN, on the television series Emergency!

All you baby boomers born in September were most likely conceived to this music .


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The History of Eggnog

Back in Europe of the 1700s, people liked to keep warm during the cold winters. A drink developed that mixed warm milk and eggs with Sherry or Brandy to keep the chill at bay. This was served in a noggin - a small, wooden mug. This became nicknamed as 'eggnog'.

During the 1800s this became hugely popular in England, especially at Christmastime. This was a classic punch served in large volumes to all holiday visitors. It was served both warm and cold to anyone who came calling during the winter season.

Cooked-egg Eggnog

Most eggnogs are made with raw eggs. If you're worried about raw egg, here's a version that cooks the egg mixture before using it.

6 eggs, large, separated into yolks and whites
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1/4 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup cream sherry
1/4 cup dark rum

Cook the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and milk in a double boiler until thickened and light lemon colored. Remove from heat and place in an ice bath, stirring until cold. Add the half and half and heavy cream. Heat the egg whites, salt and sugar over a pot of boiling water, stirring constantly, until 140 F.

Remove and beat with a whisk or mixer until stiff peaks form, fold this "meringue" into the egg/cream mixture. Chill for one hour before serving. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Tips for Buying Holiday Spirits

Some great tips for buying holiday Spirits.
Yeah ...I don't think I will ever get used to screw top wine .


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tiki Bar TV - Holiday Special


1 oz. Blue Curacao

1 oz Coconut Rum

1/2 oz Apple juice

1 1/2 oz Orange juice

Serve in a tall cocktail glass over ice.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stirred not shaken


Generally made of plastic, glass, sometimes metal, swizzle sticks are part of objects which are collected from bars.

Next to bottle openers, ashtrays, glass, swizzle sticks have attracted collectors since their creation. I'm sure we all have a few stashed away somewhere in a junk drawer.

Ordinarily swizzle sticks bear a brand logo, they are an ideal advertising medium for big companies. Indeed swizzle sticks bear brand or place colors. Whether for alcoholic beverages (whisky, gin, vodka, rum, etc...), soft drinks (cokes, water, fruit juice, syrups, etc...), cigarettes, air or cruise companies, or even places like bars, restaurants, casinos, discos, etc..., well all of them have their own swizzle sticks.
Here are some of my favorites...


Friday, November 27, 2009

The classic Martini is one of the drinks that every bartender should know. There are many ways to make a Martini: gin or vodka, little or no vermouth, stirred or shaken and an olive or lemon twist garnish. One drink, so many options.
Many other drinks are referred to as a Martini. Although this recipe is the original, we must go along with society in some respects and here are more of those Martini recipes.

View Video: The Modern Martini

•2 1/2 oz gin
•1/2 oz dry vermouth
•1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
•orange or Angostura bitters (optional)
1.Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
2.Stir for 30 seconds.
3.Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4.Add a dash of orange or Angostura bitters if desired
5.Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.
There are many variations on the classic martini that are a personal preference:

•Dry Martini- Traditionally uses more dry vermouth, however recent trends define a Dry Martini as using little or no vermouth.
•Bone Dry or Desert Martini- No vermouth.

Drink responsibly !

Cheers !

Crazy Guggenheim/The Jackie Gleason Show

Frank Fontaine as the much loved Crazy Guggenheim on The Jackie Gleason Show from 1962. As a kid, it was my favorite part of the show. My dad would imitate him and get me and my sister's in a laughing frenzy.
Good times !

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Delicious Apple Crisp Martini

Enjoy this Apple Crisp Martini with your Thanksgiving feast,
It will surly be a hit !

Don't drink and drive.
And always drink responsibly !

Cheers !

Monday, November 23, 2009


Rarely seen theatrical short with original vocals by Carl Grayson

Spike Jones and His City Slickers were among the many performers showcased in "Soundies," short musical films designed to be played in special jukeboxes. In CLINK! CLINK! ANOTHER DRINK (1942), Del Porter leads the chorus and there's a featured vocal by Mel Blanc, the voice of many legendary cartoon characters (including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, and Barney Rubble).