Halloween Hooch

As they say, candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, so in the spirit of he season, I’ve scrounged around looking for cocktail recipes that put the howl in Halloween. Here’s some of the spookiest!


  • 1 part bourbon whiskey
  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1 part Dubonnet

Mix with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a red cherry and a twist of lemon.

Black Magic

  • 1-1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • dash of lemon

Mix the Vodka and Liqueur with cracked ice in shaker; follow up with the dash of lemon juice. Continue Reading

Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

Let’s face it, the Fourth of July is less about independence than fireworks, food and adult refreshments. For the sake of my digits, I’ll leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, and as I’m a vegetarian, you’d be better served getting barbecue advice from a meat eater, but as a kid who played ‘Bar’ with her older brothers and sisters, I feel somewhat qualified to pass on a few drink recipes.

Yankee Doodle
Combine and serve in a rocks glass over ice:

  • 1 part UV Blue Raspberry-flavored vodka
  • 2 parts sour mix
  • 1 part tonic water

(For a non-alcoholic version, substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for vodka.) Continue Reading