Blue Sidecar

Blue Sidecar

The sidecar is a classic cocktail that has been around since the early 20th century. It appears in multiple cocktail and bartending books, with more riffs than anyone can count. Just like a martini, the proportions are completely different depending on who is making it.…

Te Anaka

Te Anaka

The Te Anaka cocktail was invented by James Crinson of LaLaLand Lounge Bar in Wanaka, New Zealand for the Bacardi Legacy competition. In my opinion it’s kind of a supped up Bee’s Knees, substituting white rum for the classic gin, and adding Fino Sherry. I…

Mastiha Spritz (Μαστίχα Χίου)

Mastiha Spritz (Μαστίχα Χίου)

If you are missing out on your annual Greek summer vacation because of the quarantine, this Mastiha Spritz will bring you back to the islands, at least mentally. If you’ve never heard of Mastiha before it would not surprise me. The liqueur is only produced…

Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino

The Monte Cassino is a cocktail invented by yours truly and named after the famous invasion of Rome in WWII. Of course, with that information you can assume that it has both American and Italian ingredients. The cocktail itself is not extremely strong, coming in…

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is one of my favorite cocktails of all time, and I’m sure many people would agree. While not even close to being a true martini, the cocktail exudes class and elegance, with a rich coffee aroma and clean tasting spirits. The most…

Dragon’s Horde

Dragon’s Horde

Recently I’ve been trying to create my own cocktails, as well as re-making the classics. Some are hit or miss, so luckily you don’t have to see all the stuff that isn’t deemed ‘good enough’. Luckily I think some of my creations are quite good,…

The Godfather

The Godfather

So I truthfully don’t consider this drink a cocktail, as there are only two ingredients. Technically it’s a mixed drink, although the fact that both of the liquids are alcohol can be mistaken for a cocktail. Actually, I could totally be wrong…call it whatever you…

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

An Amaretto Sour is a popular type of sour cocktail which uses amaretto (of course). This almond flavored liqueur used to be made from bitter almonds, hence the name, but some producers make it with the pits of stonefruit. Either way, I see it as…

5 Cocktails With Butterfly Pea Flowers

5 Cocktails With Butterfly Pea Flowers

About a month ago I decided to buy a pack of butterfly pea flowers. I’ve always liked drinking the tea when I would visit Thailand, and knew about the color changing properties. However I had never used them for anything other than tea. I decided…

The Pelagic Cocktail

The Pelagic Cocktail

Very rarely do I toot my own horn as much as I’m about to do with this cocktail. I truly believe it to be one of the best things I’ve ever made, and everyone I’ve made it for (including a well respected mixologist) agrees. It…