The Mexican Squirrel: A Perfect Tequila Manhattan

The Manhattan is one cocktail which allows for endless variations. It’s ratios can be adjusted to suit each persons individual taste and other base spirits can be substituted to create an entirely different drink, while still adhering to the character and spirit of the original. The one presented below is a tequila version based on


I came across the Solera Cocktail on the Imbibe website. It was created by Dominic Venegas. This cocktail makes an excellent use of sherry. Solera 2 oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum (Ron Zacapa) 1 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula .75 oz Taylor’s Velvet Falernum 2 dashes of Regans’ orange bitters Stir with ice and strain

Elks Own Cocktail

I came across this cocktail on Elk’s Own (special) Cocktail 1.5oz rye whiskey (Redemption Rye) .75oz Port (Noval Black) .5oz lemon juice .25oz simple syrup 1 egg white Combine all ingredients and dry shake for approximately 10secs. Then add ice and shake for another 10. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple

Mixology Monday – Tiki

Ever since I started blogging I have waited for Mixology Monday to arrive. February is Tiki Month and it is only fitting that this Mixology Monday be Tiki themed. This time it is hosted by the Pegu Blog. My first drink for MxMo is a riff on Rum Dood’s Improved Rum Fizz which is a

Mary Anne Cocktail

The Mary Anne 2oz spiced rum (Kraken) 1oz port (Noval Black) .5oz lemon .5oz lime .5oz nutmeg syrup .5oz cinnamon syrup Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with 2 blackberries Notes: The spiciness of the rum along with the two spice syrups meld well with the sweet fruitiness of the port. The lemon and lime

The Bourbon Renewal

The Bourbon Renewal was originally created by Jeffrey Morgenthaler I however first discovered this drink on the Sloshed blog. Bourbon Renewal 2oz bourbon (Makers Mark) 1oz fresh lemon juice .5oz creme de cassis .5oz simple syrup 1 dash Angostura bitters Shake all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker and pour over cracked ice. Garnish