how to make a sweet bronx martini cocktail..a variation of bronx martini

Sweet Bronx Martini Cocktail

The Sweet Bronx martini is essentially a variation of the much more traditional Bronx Martini. The original Bronx martini itself can be seen as a variation of the Perfect Martini. The original Bronx martini contains both the sweet vermouth as well as the dry vermouth. This recipe calls for the dry vermouth to be substituted with the sweet vermouth. As…

the recipe to the martinez cocktail martini

The Martinez martini

The Martinez cocktail martini is a sweeter drink along the lines of the Sweet Vermouth Martini. It is sometimes referred to as the predecessor to the Classic Gin Martini. There are two main ingredients in the recipe, the sweet vermouth and the simple syrup that makes the drink quite sweet. The base spirit is Gin as in the classic martini….

the city of light drink recipe: the ultimate parisian cocktail

City of Light Martini

Over the years, there has been many drinks and cocktails named after the famous city of Paris. Most of them differ wildly in taste and ingredients.This City of Light recipe is light, fruity and fresh with a slight sweetness. I first found the original City of Light recipe in one of books by David Lebovitz. He attributes the recipe to…

how to make a pine-apple martini…an appletini variation.

A Pine-Apple Martini Cocktail

A Pine-Apple martini is a variation of the Appletini and the Classic Apple Martini. The major difference between the drinks is the pineapple juice. The pineapple juice in this recipe adds a fruitier flavor to the drink when compared to the traditional Appletini drink. The drink is cleverly named as Pine-Apple martini and is different from a Pineapple martini, where…

vesper martini: the recipe for a modern day vesper martini

Vesper Martini Cocktail

The Vesper Martini is the drink that is made famous by James Bond in the novel Casino Royale. Just for the sake of some history on the origin of the drink, the drink recipe was introduced in Chapter Seven of the book, but was not named until chapter eight, when James Bond meets the double agent Vesper Lynd. There is…

so, how many ounces or milli-litres is a shot glass?

A shot glass

Most cocktail and drink recipes refer to the proportion of the ingredients as shots. So do I in this blog. This usually invokes the question: How many ounces is in a shot? The short answer is: It does not matter, especially if you are asking it from the perspective of following the recipe to make the drink. Any size of…

how to make a dirty white mother cocktail

Dirty White Mother Cocktail Drink

The Dirty White Mother cocktail is a variation of the Dirty Mother drink with the cream added to it. Due to the richness and the creamy nature of the drink, it is much likely suited to be a dessert or an after dinner drink. The drink can be served in various ways: It can be layered in a highball and…

how to make a D.O.M cocktail with bénédictine

D.O.M Cocktail with benedictine

D.O.M cocktail is a drink made with Gin as base spirit and Bénédictine herbal liqueur. The drink is pretty refreshing with the orange juice, which is one of the major ingredient. You will also see this drink named as DOM cocktail (with out the dots or periods). Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur from the 19th century which is produced in…

How to Make a Blue Moon Cocktail

blue moon martini

Blue Moon Martini is a classic cocktail which blends the sourness of the lemon juice with the floral qualities of Creme de Violette. It is one of the earliest cocktails that uses the now not so popular violet liqueur. It is said to have originated at the Waldorf Astoria in New York around the 1940s. Creme de Violette is a…

how to make an aviation cocktail

Aviation Martini Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail is a classic martini from the early 20th century. It does contain some uncommon ingredients such the Maraschino liqueur and the Crème de Violette. The drink is pale blue in color and taste refreshing because of the lemon juice. The drink is always served straight up in a martini glass. The recipe for Aviation cocktail first appeared…

how to make a vieux carré cocktail

Vieux Carre Cocktail in a rocks glass

Vieux Carré is an interesting and complex cocktail made with no less than four different spirits. Despite the many ingredients, including multiple base spirits, the drink is pretty smooth. It is very potent as you can imagine from all the spirits in it. Vieux Carré literally translate as the “Old Square” and is named after the French Quarter in New…

between the sheets drink recipe…variation of the classic sidecar

Between the Sheets Cocktail

Between the Sheets is a variation of the classic Sidecar cocktail. There are couple of different variations of this drink, all called Between the Sheets. The drink tastes and has a similar look as the traditional Sidecar but gives an interesting twist with the addition of another liqueur. Many recipes calls for adding light or white rum, but that means…