1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz. Jamaica Rum
Soda Water

Add cherry heering, bourbon whiskey, Jamaica rum and soda into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass and fill with soda water. Garnish with an orange twist.



1 1/2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Grenadine

Add gin, orange juice, lime juice and grenadine into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


(a shot)

1 oz white rum
1/4 oz lime juice
splash of Grenadine
splash of coke


"Apparently, getting drunk is the only way to face Pittsburgh."
~ Dane Harley, Dear John

Add rum, lime juice and grenadine into a shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled shot glass, then knock it back. To make it a cocktail, double all ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with lime rind.



4 parts raspberry lemonade
1 ½ part Coconut Rum
splash of lime juice
1 part Grenadine


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add ingredients. Shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime. For a tangier mix, add a splash of lemon-lime soda, or soda water if you don’t have a sweet tooth. If you don’t have raspberry lemonade, any berry lemonade will do! 




10 fresh raspberries
2-3 sprigs of mint leaves
3 ounces of Mojito mix
1 ½ part Coconut Rum
3 ounces lemon-lime soda
splash of lime juice


Place fresh raspberries and mint leaves in a bowl. Pour in a splash of mojito mix. Crush mixture, but not smooth. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the crushed mix, then rest of ingredients. Shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint sprigs or a rasberry. For a sweeter mix, add a teaspoon of sugar in with the mix before crushing. For non-sweetened lovers, use soda water.



1 lime
2 ounces choice
2 ounces of cachaça
Sugar to taste
Ice cubes



Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into wedges and place them in a glass. Sprinkle with the sugar and crush the pieces (pulp side up) with a pestle. Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it'll get bitter. Add the cachaça and stir to mix. Add the ice and stir again.

To make a pitcher of caipirinha multiply the amount by the number of people in your party. You can substitute cachaça if it's not available with some good vodka or rum.

Substituting with vodka and you have a caipiroshka.

Substituting with white rum and you will have a caipiríssima.

Substituting with sake and it's called the Rio Rage.

Daring? Change up the recipe for caipirinha by adding tangerine, the Brazilian fruit called lima, strawberries, kiwi, fresh passion fruit with mint, passion fruit with pitanga, etc.



1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 drops peppermint oil
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
Chocolate shavings, for garnish



In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. For an extra kick, sprinkle some Cayenne pepper.



½ Campari
½ Cinzano Rosso
Splash of Soda
Splash of Pineapple Juice
Ice Cubes
Orange Peel
for garnish



Put ice in glass. Add Campari and Cinzano Rosso, splash of soda water, and a splash of pineapple juice. Decorate with orange peel.


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