Thursday, November 5, 2015

RAQ-25 Paper Airplane Cocktail

This is my modified version of a drink called the Paper Airplane. This is version RAQ-25, a bit of an inside joke.

1 jigger Bourbon
1 jigger Aperol
3/4 jigger Amaro Nonino
1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
Shake over ice
Serve in chilled Martini glass
Garnish w lemon wheel

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bitter Slipper - Cocktail Recipe

You clicked your heels and said "There's no place like home" three times.  The magic in those ruby slippers sure seemed sweet.  And now you're back in Kansas; but frankly after the technicolor splendor of Oz, Kansas isn't all that.  There's chores and the farm and Auntie Em. . . and that's about it.  So those ruby slippers seem a little bitter now, and maybe you want to be back in Oz.  So this drink's for you Dorothy.

Bitter Slipper.  Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Crown Royal (or other slightly sweet whiskey, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, e.g.)
  • 1.5 oz. 7-up or lemon-lime soda
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • 2 shakes of Angastoura bitters
Mix over ice in an old-fashioned glass, garnish with maraschino cherries.  Toast Dorothy.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Cocktail Recipe - Cola Stingray

When I was a kid, the coolest car I ever wanted was a purple Corvette Stingray.  This is what I thought the the Batmobile of the day should look like.

On New Year's Day, I was looking for a suitable cocktail to watch football games whilst staying awake after not getting enough sleep. That meant a recipe involving Coca Cola (sorry, Pepsi fans, only Coke goes with my booze).  Here is what I came up with:


  • 2 oz. Crown Royal (or suitable Whiskey)
  • 1 oz. Galliano
  • 4 oz. Coca Cola
Mix ingredients over ice, garnish with lime.  

The name comes from an older recipe for a Golden Stingray which is simply Bourbon and Galliano mixed over ice. 

Cocktail Recipe - The Rusty Venture

Our family is a big fan of the Venture Bros TV series on Cartoon Network, described on IMDB as:
The warped misadventures of a former boy genius turned washed-up, middle-aged mad scientist Dr. Rusty Venture; his moronic teenage sons; their maniac bodyguard; and the Doctor's arch-nemeses, incompetent super villain The Monarch and his masculine paramour, Dr. Girlfriend.
I wanted to create a cocktail to honor his zany madcap adventure and came up with the Rusty Venture Cocktail.  It takes off a bit from the Rusty Nail, and bespeaks the adventure of the series.

  • 1 oz Drambuie
  • 1 oz Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer (preferably Cock N Bull or Bundaberg)
Mix ingredients over ice and garnish with lime wedge.