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Sunday, August 28, 2005



Since we just got hit by a hurricane down here in Florida, I thought this would be the ideal drink this week. This drink was made famous by Pat O'Briens in New Orleans way back in the 1940's. Today, if you go to Pat O'Briens, I think they make this drink from a powder or a bottled mix which is artificially flavored. The recipe below, uses all natural juices and you will definitely notice the difference!

1 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Light Rum
½ oz. Galliano
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Passion Fruit Nectar
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Splash of Grenadine

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.


Sunday, August 21, 2005

Blue Hawaii


This is a simple, easy to make drink that I'm sure you will enjoy.

1 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Sunday, August 14, 2005

Bee's Knees

Bees Knees

The sweetness of honey, the tartness of lemon, both of these ingredients combine to make a delightful drink that you've probably never had, but should. Honey is fabulous in drinks, but at full strength it's too thick to use in cocktails. A better way to use honey is to make a honey syrup, take 1 part honey and 1 part warm water, stir until all the honey is dissolved. Then store it in the fridge for later use.

2 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Honey Syrup
½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Sunday, August 07, 2005

Purple Haze

purple haze

I found this drink sort of by accident, while searching the web for some music related info. Although this drink has nothing to do with Jimi Hendrix, when I hear the name Purple Haze that's what pops into my head. It's got a nice fruity taste to it, I think you'll like it.

½ oz. Vodka
½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Light Rum
½ oz. Chambord
½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
⅓ oz. Simple Syrup
2 or 3 Rasberries (frozen/fresh)
Lemon wedge

Muddle the rasberries, simple syrup & lemon juice together, add in the liquor & ice. Shake and strain into a 14-ounce ice filled glass. Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.


Thursday, August 04, 2005



The Flamingo is a drink that was popular in Cuba during prohibition when Americans flocked there for the booze and gambling. This is the perfect drink to serve if you are having a few friends over, it's easy to make and delicious!

1½ oz. White Rum
1½ oz Pineapple Juice
¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz. Grenadine

Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake really well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Shaking is really important for the taste and the look of the drink.