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.