Lava Flow

Lava Flow

  • Lava Flow   Island Cocktail
  • 1 ½ oz light rum
  • 1 oz coconut syrup
  • ½ oz orange juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz cream or half and half

In these last waning days of summer… this one gives you the feel of being in the islands on vacation. A delicious concoction of light rum, pineapple and orange juices with a touch of cream and coconut syrup! Mahalo! Haoli….

 

Kamikaze

Kamikaze

 Kamikaze   Sweet & Tart
•    1 ½ oz vodka
•    ¾ oz Triple Sec
•    1 oz fresh lime juice*
•    1 oz simple syrup
•    In a rocks glass
•    With a lime wedge garnish

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  • I’ve always liked this cocktail. Simple and tasty!  Served as a shot, on the rocks or in a martini glass. In my youth I may have been called the ‘Kamikaze Kid’ once or twice, for a short while there…

    The drink’s name is Japanese in origin, referring to the Kamikaze pilots of WW II. The name comes from the ingredients, Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice. VTL, ‘Very Tragic Landing’.

Hurricane

Hurricane

  • Hurricane   Southern Classic
  • Begin with a Hurricane Glass full of Ice,*
  • crushed ice is best,  then add
  • 1 ½  oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz passionfruit syrup
  • 1 oz dark rum floater
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge

This is the perfect southern cocktail. The creation of this passion fruit drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey. He poured is creation into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and sold it to local sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since. I’m taking a little creative license and topping mine with dark rum. This is NOT the traditional recipe, but it’s my video.
A southern ‘classic’! This drink is BIG down there! and Strong! It’s OK if you don’t float the dark rum. Lot’s of people make em that way. Made with a good passion fruit syrup, that’s the key to this drink. Cheers!

Gin Gibson

Gin Gibson Martini

• 2 ½ ounce Premium Gin
• ½ ounce Dry Vermouth
• Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
• With Cocktail Baby White Onions

This is savory and briny concoction because the baby pearl white bar onions are marinated in pickle brine. You either love it or you don’t! This one in not for the novice drinker. Approach with caution! Cheers! Gin, Dry Vermouth & Pearl Onions…

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini Cocktail

• 2 ½ ounce Premium Vodka
• ½ ounce Dry Vermouth
• ½ ounce Olive Brine
• Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
• With Cocktail Olives

The Dirty Martini is a modern variation of the original classic martini. In this version the mixer puts in a strong dash of olive brine in with the original martini recipe, add olives. The brine is the juice that the bar olives come in. Easiest when stored in a squirt bottle, the result is the same… a delicious, salty and savory flavor like no other. Gin, (or vodka) with vermouth & olive brine, shaken and served in a martini glass. I prefer my dirty martinis with blue cheese olives. Cheers!

Colorado Bulldog

Colorado Bulldog Cocktail

• 1 ½ ounce Premium Vodka
• 1 ½ ounce Coffee Liqueur
• ¾ ounce Cream or Half and Half
• ¾ ounce Coca Cola
• Build Directly into a Bucket Serving Glass
• No Garnish

The Colorado Bulldog is a sleeper drink that isn’t very popular, but is quite delicious. Similar to a White Russian or a Mudslide… this one gets a splash of cola to make it like the root beer float of your youth. Cheers!

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini Cocktail

• 1 ½ ounce Premium Vodka
• 1 ½ ounce Crème de Cocoa (White or Dark)
• Any additions may be made here, within reason of course.
• Shake and Strain into a Chilled Cocktail Glass
• With a Chocolate Swirl Garnish
• And A Cherry

The Chocolate Martini became all the rage in the late 1990s. every bartender makes their own concoction, in many, many different ways… I usually ask my guest… “Do you want a dark? white? or clear chocolate martini? The clear one looks… well… ‘clear’… but has a very strong chocolate flavor. Cool! Other additions include, Baily’s Irish Cream, Starbucks Liqueur, Godiva Liqueur,
Frangelico,
Kahlua and Tia Maria. Don’t forget the chocolate swirl garnish. Cheers!