Kosmopolitan

This is a very light and refreshing drink with a mild fizz.

1.0 oz Bourbon
0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
1.5 oz Limoncello
3.5 oz Lemon Lime Soda
0.25 oz Lime Juice
2 dashes Bitters

I mixed everything except the lemon lime soda in a shaker. Strain it into a glass. Add the lemon-lime soda and stir. Enjoy.

This was seen on the Common Man Cocktails website.

 

 

Banana Mama

Back to a rum cocktail with lots of tropical flavors.

1.5 oz Light Rum
1.0 oz Banana Liqueur
0.5 oz Dark Rum
1.0 oz Coconut Cream
2.0 oz Pineapple Juice

Get a shaker. Separate the halves. Add ice. Add ingredients. Join the shaker halves. Shake. Separate the shaker halves. Strain into a glass and enjoy!

Mudslide

We at the lair have decided to give some very dessert-like drinks a go over the feels-like-winter, but-not-quite-winter season. The Mudslide showed up on my search and gave me an opportunity to finally open the bottle of Carolans Irish Cream I have. This was a good start to trying creams of the Irish variety!

2 oz Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 oz Irish Cream

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add ingredients. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Drink. Lick the cocktail glass clean!

Very Merry Bourbon Alexander

A sweet and creamy winter cocktail.

1 oz bourbon
1 oz crème de cacao
1 oz half and half
One egg white (I didn’t do the egg white and it was still pretty creamy)
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of salt

Add ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass. “Garnish with nutmeg, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.” (Okay, so they lost me after cocktail glass)…

Source: www.townandcountrymag.com

Tiki Passion Pineapple Rum Cocktail

I really like the taste of Passion Fruit (the syrup at least). This cocktail is another great example of what can be done with it. The Passion Fruit is very present, but isn’t as overwhelming as some cocktails based on it.

0.75 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1.0 oz Pineapple Juice
1.0 oz Lime Juice
1.0 oz Orange Juice
0.75 oz Demerara Syrup (simple syrup made from Turbinado sugar)
2.0 oz Dark Rum

Ice, shaker, shake, strain. Simple. Good stuff!

Luv

Simple proportions, simple flavors.

This sweet, bourbon-based cocktail has a creamy/frothy consistency due to the pineapple juice.

1.0 oz Bourbon
1.0 oz Triple Sec
1.0 oz Creme de Banana
1.0 oz Pineapple Juice

Into a shaker with ice, add all of the ingredients. Shake, then strain into a glass with some of the ice.

No Problem!

One of the patrons of the Lair, commented on this and other recipes with fruit juice as primary components, saying “This must be healthy!” and “We are getting our vitamin C!“. While the latter could be true, I’m pretty sure the former is not.

The No Problem! does consist of quite a few juices, and is relative low in alcohol.

0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Fruit Juice of your choice (I’ve used cranberry or grape)
1.0 oz Pineapple Juice
1.0 oz Grapefruit Juice
1.0 oz Orange Juice
1.0 oz Coconut Rum
0.75 oz Creme de Banana

I added 0.5 oz of simple syrup to the original recipe.

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.