Category Archives: Drinks on Thursday



this seems crazy but it’s really good

FIRE cocktail

to make 1 drink
to shaker of ice
25ml sweet vermouth
50ml gin of your choice
1 t ginger juice
1 t lime juice
1 t chopped thai chili
stir 30-40 times
double strain into a chilled martini glass

best taken with a snack


apples and pears cocktail


I copied this from after sampling one at my dinner club, delicious!you need:

  • 1.5 oz Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Pear juice
  • .75 oz Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup*
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Hard cider

Garnish:Apple slice and grated nutmeg

Glass:Double Old Fashioned


Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.


*Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.

cucumber cooler


for 2 drinks

1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/2 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

add all to blender and blitz until smooth-ish

add 1 cup club soda

and 1.5 shots gin, vodka or tequila(optional)


pour over crushed ice



chinotto cocktail


for one drink

to shaker add:

1 cup ice

1 oz. gin

1 slice orange and 1 slice lime, peels removed

2 basil leaves

shake really hard

add 100 ml chinotto (that’s about 1/2 bottle if using san pelligrino chinotto)


pour into glass


this is so good, I would even drink it without the gin!



2 ounces of silver tequila

1/3 cup pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed

Wedges of lime or grapefruit

3 ounces pink grapefruit Perrier

Coarse salt, optional


Use one lime wedge to run around the edge of the glass. Dip into a shallow

plate with salt if you want a salted rim.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add the tequila and the pink grapefruit

juice. Shake until chilled.

Strain into the salt rimmed glass. Squeeze the lime from a wedge into the

drink and stir. Top with soda, and serve with an additional lime wedge for



Peppermint hot chocolate

ingredients                                                                                                                           tools

milk                                                                                                                                       sauce pan

chocolate bars any assortment(milk,dark,semi-sweet,etc.)                                                 whisk

peppermint candy crushed

optional:marshmallows,whipped cream

to make 2

chop chocolate about 1 cup

heat 1.5-2 cups milk over medium heat

add chocolate and whisk until combined

pour into mugs

top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy


ingredients                                                                    tools

1.5 oz campari                                                                                                             highball glass

1.5 oz sweet vermouth

1.5 oz gin

orange slice

ice cubes

for one drink

add ice to highball glass

pour in campari, vermouth and gin


add orange slice and sip slowly


Aperol spritz


Ingredients                                                                Tools

Aperol                                                                                                                                    jigger

Prosecco or San Pellegrino aranciata  rosso                                                                         pretty glass

club soda

sliced orange

one large ice cube

for one spritz

to glass with ice cube add

2 parts aperol

2 parts prosecco or san pelligrino

splash of club soda

and orange slice

drink up !

Dark and Stormy

Ingredients                                                            Tools

Matusalem rum                                                                                                jigger

lime wedge                                                                                                      highball glass

Fresh Ginger ginger ale by Bruce Cost*

Cruzan black strap rum

ginger syrup **

to make 1 drink

fill a highball glass with crushed ice

squeeze lime over ice

add 1.5 oz. matusalem rum

fill almost to top with ginger ale, stir

pour in 1 T ginger syrup and 1 tsp black strap rum







The tooleshed cuba libre

Ingredients                                                     Tools

limeade                                                                                                   ice cube tray

“mexican” coke                                                                                       high ball glasses

mount gay rum


to make 2 drinks

pour limeade into ice cube tray and freeze until solid

place ice cube(s) in high ball glass

pour in 1oz rum and fill to the top with coke

add a squeeze of fresh lime and stir

drink it at the pool, yum

Pineapple rum mojito

Ingredients                                                           Tools

mint                                                                                                                 cocktail shaker

pineapple rum                                                                                                  jigger

lime juice                                                                                                          highball glasses

simple syrup



club soda

to make 2 drinks

sugar the rim of 2 highball glasses

fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice


10 mint leaves

3 ounces pineapple rum

2 ounces lime juice

2 ounces simple syrup


add 1/2 cup club soda and stir

pour into prepared glasses and enjoy!