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Fun Cocktail Recipes

Curacao Punch

The Curacao Punch¬†is a tasty cocktail¬†outlined in the classic New and Improved Bartender’s Manual, which was originally released in 1882. An almost forgotten cocktail, this drink should make a resurgence in the craft cocktail scene due to the complexity of the flavours. High end hotel bars should also look at bringing this old rum and... Read more

The Classic Mojito

History Of The Mojito The mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails and comes from the African word mojo, which means to place a little spell. There are several accounts as to the origination of this drink. Bacardi traces the drink’s roots to 1586, when Francis Drake and his pirates tried to sack Havana for its gold. While the invasion... Read more

Paradise Cocktail or Martini

The Paradise cocktail is one of the not so known classic cocktails that has long been a favourite of many of us. Where the classic Martini is dry, the Paradise is sweet and fruity, a really nice accompaniment to summer evening dinners. Make sure you use fresh squeezed orange juice to complement the gin in the drink. As for the gin, a London dry... Read more

Cuba Libre (aka: Rum & Coke)

History Of The Cuba Libre Cocktail The Cuba Libre cocktail was invented around 1900 in Havana, which was during the Spanish-American War. Rum goes well with lots of soft drinks and there are many types of rum. This simple cocktail, is effectively a highball. The rum and coke probably would have come around sooner had the dark cola been developed on the island instead of... Read more

Black or White Russian Dirty or Long?

The¬†White Russian¬†was one of the first popular¬†Vodka¬†drinks¬†concocted in the 1930s, when vodka was just beginning its invasion of¬†the West. The name of the drink dates it near the end of¬†World War I, when the ‚ÄúWhite Russians‚ÄĚ, an anti-Bolshevik group, was still in existence. The drink itself isn‚Äôt Russian, but the combination of vodka as its... Read more

Campari and Soda

History Of Campari Campari and soda are perfect together. Campari is a bitter and sweet amaro characterized by its dark red colour. This interesting liqueur is an alcoholic apéritif created from the infusion of select herbs and fruit in a alcohol and water bath. The concentration of alcohol in this aperitif varies from country to country,... Read more

Bocce Ball

The Traditional Old Italian Bocce Ball We say this is the traditional drink of old Italians. That isn’t the case everywhere. We just see old Italian guys drinking these simple cocktails while tossing a bocce ball into a sandy pit. A great summer sipping beverage intended to be enjoyed while with friends, or enemies. The... Read more

Screwdriver and the Harvey Wallbanger

How To Make The Screwdriver Cocktail The Screwdriver is a great drink if you don’t want a terrible hangover the next day, or if you just need a Vitamin C kick.  This vodka and orange juice cocktail is great for morning or early afternoon shindigs.  Its a great summer cocktail that is even better if you use freshly... Read more

Creamsicle Cocktail

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail¬†Recipe The orange creamsicle cocktail is truly an amazing drink. We have had creamsicles for decades and the frosty orange crust has always kept that delicious creamy interior all in place on a hot day. I remember eating creamsicles on the beach when I was five, and they really were my mom’s favourite... Read more

Smith & Kearns, Wesson, and Brown Cow

We have three coffee and cream drinks here with the Smith and Kearns, the stronger Smith and Wesson, and finally the most easily consumed Brown Cow. Have a look at these tasty drinks, and if you are interested in something that uses a little ice cream… maybe you should check out our recipe for the... Read more

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