Sidecar

Sidecar in a Martini Glass garnished with lemon wedge

2 oz Cognac

3/4 oz Lemon juice

3/4 oz Triple sec (or Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass and serve straight up (without ice).

Many places serve a variant where the cocktail glass has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar. (Similar to a Lemon Drop.)  Let your bartender know whether you want the classic or variant.

 

Hibiki highball

 

  • 1.5 ounces  Hibiki 12-year old (or other whiskeys)
  • 3 ounces sparkling mineral water
  • 5 to 6 dashes Fee Brothers (or other) rhubarb bitters
  • 1 stick candied rhubarb

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add whiskey, then mineral water. Finish with bitters and stir with rhubarb stick.

Adapted from Andy Mirabel of Skool in San Francisco.

Waborita

  • 2 oz Cabo Wabo Reposado tequila
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • Splash of Blue Curacao

Recipe from the tag of a bottle of Cabo Wabo Reposado I received as a gift.

Nay’s Nectar

This is a gin drink created by friend Naomi.

  • fill rocks glass half full (or less)
  • pour Bombay Sapphire gin up 3/4 full
  • add a large splash of Lakewood Organics Pomegranate Juice
  • add small splash of grapefruit juice

mix and enjoy!

Chocolate Martini

  • 1 oz  vodka
  • 1 oz vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 splash chocolate liqueur

Cocoa powder the rim of a cocktail glass. Mix ingredients in a shaker over ice, strain into glass. Drop a small piece of chocolate and add a splash of the liqueur. Serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate.

Sour Apple Martini

2 Parts Sour Apple Pucker
2 Parts Ketel One Vodka
1 Part Cointreau Orange Liqueur
1 Lemon Twist, or Cherry

Stir gently. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with Lemon Twist, or Cherry

Angel Martini

3 Parts Vodka
1 Parts Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor

Serves 2
Add all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into 2 well chilled martini glasses.

Lava Lamp Martini

4 Parts Vodka
1 Part Raspberry Liquor
1 Part Honey

Mix liqueur with honey in a shot glass. Pour vodka into shaker with ice and shake. Strain into Martini glass, and spoon honey mixture in.

Windex Martini

3 Parts Vodka
1 Part Triple Sec
1 Part Blue Curacao

Serves 2
Add all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into 2 well chilled martini glasses.

Velour

3 Parts Vodka
1 Part Cranberry Juice
1 Part Blue Curacao

Add all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into 2 well chilled martini glasses.

Surfer Martini

4 Parts Vodka
2 Parts Malibu Coconut Rum
1 Part Banana Liqueur

Add all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into 2 well chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a pineapple spear.

Purple Hooter Martini

3 Parts Vodka
1 Splash Chambord Raspberry Liquor
1 Splash Sweet & Sour Mix
1 Drop Lemon Juice
1 Dash Extra Dry Vermouth

Add all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into two well chilled martini glasses.