Screwdriver

Screwdriver

Screwdriver

  • Screwdriver Cocktail
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • Orange Juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with orange wedge
OK... so this one is pretty simple... but I still have to document it with my videos. Vodka and orange juice, with an orange garnish. Puportedly.... the strory goes that some mechanic, somewhere... used to enjoy these after work and he just happened to stir his cocktail with a screwdriver. That's the story... This is a great cocktail anytime. Cheers!

Salty Dog

Salty Dog

Salty Dog

  • Salty Dog
  • 1 ½ ounce Vodka
  • 2 ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Serve in a ‘Salt Rimmed’ Bucket Glass Full of Ice
The Salty Dog is a great cocktail. Vodka & grapefruit juice in a salt rimmed glass. The ‘dog’ in the name refers to the fact that this drink is actually a ‘Greyhound’ cocktail but with a salted rim on the glass. It’s simple, tart, puckering and refreshing, and the salt really enhances the flavor of the grapefruit juice. Be sure to use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice for maximum enjoyment! Cheers!

Rob Roy Cocktail

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

  • Rob Roy Cocktail
  • 2 ounces Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth  (or Dry Vermouth)
  • 3 Shakes Angostura Bitters
  • Stir Thoroughly in a mixing glass and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry for the sweet version and a lemon twist for a dry Rob Roy
The Rob Roy is a cocktail made up of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth (or dry vermouth) and bitters. Today's version of the Rob Roy is made with sweet version, made with sweet vermouth, so there is no need to specify a ‘sweet’ Rob Roy when ordering, however… many people prefer a ‘dry’. In this case the Rob Roy is made by substituting dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth. A ‘perfect’ Rob Roy is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. The drink was named in honor of the premiere of an operetta, popular at the time, called…Rob Roy, loosely based upon Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy is similar to a Manhattan but is made exclusively with Scotch whisky, while the Manhattan is traditionally made with rye and today commonly made with bourbon or Canadian whisky. Like the Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The Rob Roy is usually served in a cocktail glass and garnished with a cherry (for the sweet version) and a lemon twist (for the perfect and dry versions). Cheers!

Raspberry Lemon Drop

Raspberry Lemon Drop

Raspberry Lemon Drop

  • Raspberry Lemon Drop
  • 1 ½ ounce Citrus Vodka
  • ¾ ounce Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces Fresh Lemonade
  • 1 ounce Fresh Raspberry Puree
The Lemon Drop Martini is a very popular and delicious cocktail. It’s tart, slightly sweet and fresh as the day is long with the raspberry puree in there. Anyone can make this simple and refreshing drink. Most popular in the summertime months… it’s not just for breakfast anymore! Cheers!

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

  • Pomegranate Martini
  • 1 ½ ounce Vodka
  • ¾ ounce Triple Sec
  • ¾ ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce ‘POM’ Pomegranate Juice
  • Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Shake Vigorously, Strain and Serve
The Pomegranate Martini is a relatively new cocktail. Gaining popularity with the onset of the health craze embracing the nation right now. The anti-oxidant power of the pomegranate hit the newsstands, and the pomegranate juice hit the market place. This tasty drink is very popular and varies in its preparation depending on where you go. A little citrus in this cocktail is OK, but I personally think it inhibits the flavor of the pomegranate. Should be ruby red and served with whatever garnish you like. Cheers!

Pina Colada

This is a close up photo of a pina colada cocktail, with a pineapple and cherry garnish

Pina Colada

  • Pina Colada
  • 1 ounce White Rum
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce coconut syrup
  • Shake or blend with plenty of ice. Serve frothy or frozen with a pineapple and cherry flag garnish
The piña colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978. (Spanish: piña, pineapple + colada, strained) The piña colada was created on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico by its alleged creator, Ramón "Monchito" Marrero. Apparently, the hotel management had expressly requested Monchito to mix a new signature drink that would delight the demanding palates of its star-studded clientele. Monchito accepted the challenge, and after three intense months of blending, shaking and experimenting, the first piña colada was born. Orange Juice Variation Recipe The origins of the 'original' Pina Colada are as varied as it's recipes. Depending on where you are and who the bartender is... you will get many, many different versions of this delicious drink. Puerto Rico is probably the place of origin... but when? It seems the recipe for the original recipe did NOT contain orange juice. That was my idea.... This recipe is a good usable version that has an inviting color and flavor because of the OJ. Cheers!

Bar Trick – Sun To A Star

 Watch The 'Sun To A Star' here, brought to you by The Drink Chef!

This is a video of The Drink Chef, Blake Donaldson demonstrating one of his famous, crowd pleasing bar tricks. Fun, down home entertainment, that you can do at home!

Bar Trick - Sun To A Star - The Drink Chef

Mocktails

Cran & Soda Mocktail

Arnold Palmer- iced tea, lemonade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade -Fresh Lemon Juice,  Simple Syrup & Water Cran & Soda - cranberry juice & sparkling mineral water BVI - Pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut cream & milk Phillips Screwdriver - Fresh Orange juice with a splash or Cranberry juice Red Dog - grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, soda Baby Bellini - peach nectar, sparkling cider Banana Coco Protein Smoothie- bananas, soy milk or rice milk, carob powder, maple syrup,  vanilla ice cream Banana Smoothie - bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, ice Banana Split Smoothie - banana, pineapple, strawberry, milk, agave nectar, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherry Wild Berry Creme- blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, milk

Juicy Cooler