Bartending (with flair)

So while I was gone I became a certified bartender and started (kind of) my own business bartending weddings and parties and what-not.

My question for everyone is: does anyone have any good drink recipes I can add to my list? I have several hundred available, but they are all run of the mill drinks or things I have made. Does anyone have something unique?

A thousand thanks in advance.

MsGamgee's picture


A French 75!

They have a lot of other cocktail videos, too, so you can search around and see if there are any you're unfamiliar with.

Tigger's picture


That really depends on what you consider "run of the mill" or "things you've made". I have some recipes for the drinks I adore, like a Blue Angel, Crack in the Earth, and Jolly Rancher. But those might be run of the mill somewhere. I can provide you with the recipes if you don't already have them - they're in my kitchen! Smile

IEGeth's picture

Horse's Neck

Brandy or scotch
ginger ale
Served in a highball glass over ice

MeiLin's picture

Most High

We use ginger beer or cane sugar ginger ale, but we're picky about HFCS.

One I just made up:

Summer Afternoon

1 oz limoncello (1/2 more if making in a pounder)
1/4-1/2 lime depending on how sour you want it
3 sprigs mint
3 good shakes Fee Bros Bitters or Fernet-Branca if you have it

In a shaker, muddle the lime and mint--really juice that sucker. Add limoncello, ice and bitters, shake, strain. Add more ice if desired to glass (I put it in a pounder because I usually want two and this way I can have one big one and not get knackered, but if you want it stronger, use a highball or martini glass or whatever--I have no idea--and I also muddle straight in the glass because I like the lime pulp). Top off with soda, garnish with lime and/or mint.


edit: You could also sugar the rim if you wanted to get more foo-foo.

2nd edit: Horsenecks need a twist of lemon rind to really make 'em pop.

Rafante's picture


For the nerd in us all!

There is a bar in Canada going by the name of our beloved two headed numb-skull (or is that plural?), Zaphod Beeblebrox. At this bar, they make a drink in honor of the fabled concoction. It is make thusly:

In a tall glass:
1 oz bourbon (I use Jack)
1 oz peach schnapps

Fill the rest of the way with OJ, and color with Blue Curacao. It should come out a foamy green color and to me it tastes like Strawberry-Banana. And just like in the book, it's equivalent to having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick. You won't know you're drunk until you think you're at coyote ugly and the bouncer is kicking your butt to the curb. (Speak from experience Wink )

Someone's picture


Zaphod's is one of the best places in this city for live music. I had a pan-galactic gargle blaster the first time I went. It was quite enjoyable.

Also, I've been told that Dr Pepper and Amaretto mix well. I have yet to try it, but it sounds delightful.

chaos_theory64's picture


That is one I always wanted and could never find.

Kreyopresny's picture


An interesting drink I picked up in college that will please even those who hate the taste of booze:

1 oz Vanilla Schnapps
1 splash Pineapple Juice
1 big dash Heavy Cream

Mix with ice in a shaker and pour into a beer mug.

Someone's picture


I have also heard of this one. Apparently very tasty.

Oddfish's picture


While the theme of the site is video games, you can make or adapt these drinks to please anyone and they're always coming up with really creative new stuff:

Marri's picture


Normal mojito but with vanilla vodka instead of rum and apple juice (or ginger ale, depending on who you ask) instead of tonic. Had them in Beijing, they were AWESOME.

Narel Cantatrice's picture

equal parts red wine (sweet or dry), red juice (I prefer pomegranate, some like cranberry), and raspberry liquor (I prefer Chambord)

Jamaica smile:
bottom half frozen strawberry daquiri
top half frozen pina colada
pour rum creme generously over it (I like LOTS. It tastes like strawberry banana CHOCOLATE deliciousness)

kawaiikune's picture


A layer shot, that you need to pour very carefully.

1 part grenadine, 1 part Kahlua, 1 part Bailey's. Pour *carefully* grenadine, then Kahlua, then Bailey's. The trick is to make sure that the Kahlua separates the grenadine from the Irish cream, because if they touch, they will curdle and be gross. This is my favorite shot ever, and is really, really pretty in a clear shot glass.

Another: Daiquiri (not a frozen one, an old-school one, like the ones Hemmingway used to drink)
* 4.5cl (9 parts) White rum
* 2cl (4 parts) lime juice
* 0.5cl (1 part) Gomme syrup
Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.

A Grasshopper
* 2cl (1 part) Crème de menthe (green)
* 2cl (1 part) Creme de Cacao (white)
* 2cl (1 part) Fresh cream
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake briskly and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Can also be served as a shot.

Moscow Mule (speaking of ginger beer)
* Two parts vodka
* One part lime juice
* ginger beer
Pour vodka and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and top off with ginger beer. Ideally served in a copper mug.

French Momo
* 2 oz vodka
* 12 fresh mint leaves
* 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
* 1/2 oz simple syrup
* 1/2 oz Chambord
* Club soda to top
Muddle mint with vodka in the base of a shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup and Chambord. Shake with ice and then strain into ice-filled Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with mint sprig and raspberry.

These aren't all my recipes....a lot of them came from the internet, or from a very good friend of mine. The following is all mine, though:

Scorpion Bowl
This is our variation on the classic.


* 1 part vodka
* 1 part gin
* 1 part rum
* 1 part 151
* 1 part grenadine
* 2 parts pineapple juice
* 2 parts orange juice
* 2 parts limeade (Newman's Own, if available)

Mix all ingredients. Serve over ice, and ensure it is very, very cold before consuming. Juice quantities can be increased if it's too strong for you.

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