Love the color of the drink. I took a few pictures with my normal black background and then out in the yard. The color comes from the light blue color of Hypnotiq and the pale yellow color of pineapple juice. For the alcohol, you put in vodka. I am not the biggest fan of pineapple juice but the drink was good for a hot day after a long motorbike ride.
I am not sure of the origin of the name. One can safely guess the Kentucky connection of Bourbon whiskey has to do at least something with it. I remember flying into Lexington, KY for work in my previous life and the airport was called Blue Glass airport!
Bourbon, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur and pineapple juice it is!!!
Tried the Charoe aloe vera liqueur for the first time. This cocktail had the liqueur, vodka and a couple of drops of absinthe.
Next time, I am going to make this on a hot summer afternoon.
This is a fairly complex cocktail with three alcohols trying to duke it out – rum, vodka and apricot flavored brandy. There is also lime juice and grenadine.
Now, I made a big faux pas with this drink. I poured it in a martini glass. The proper glass for this drink is a champagne flute.
Wanted a mimosa like drink to go with the lunch sitting in the sun by the pool. But did not want too sweet a drink. Went with a drink called soiree – pomegranate juice, limoncello and champagne.
This is a spin off from a Sidecar. The rum is extra. Else, it has the usual brandy, lemon juice and triple sec. (Sidecar uses a similar orange liqueur – Cointreau). The proper garnish for a “Between the Sheets” is a flamed orange peel as done here. The drink originates from Paris in the 1930s.
A Monte Carlo is basically a variation of a Manhattan and dates back to 1948. It uses Rye Whisky (I used Templeton) and bitters (I used Angostura). And instead of vermouth, it uses Benedictine. Being a brandy based liqueur with something like 56 herbs and spices (that includes saffron), it brings a very different flavor and finish to the sips.
This recipe again comes from the book gifted to me by my friend Murali Hegde. While a Typhoon is often made of gin, anisette, lime juice and champagne, curiously, the Difford’s Guide lists this drink without champagne. Not sure where that switch happened.
Not sure about the origin of the name, but this has blended scotch, sweet vermouth, triple decker and lime juice.
Nice pre-dinner cocktail for a cold evening.