Peppermint Patty

In a blender put: 1 Big scoop vanilla ice cream 1 jigger Stoli Vanil vodka 1 jigger Creme de Menthe (green or clear, your choice) Chocolate syrup Directions: Turn blender on high (lid on!) until all ingredients, except the chocolate syrup, are fully mixed and totally smooth. Swirl chocolate syrup on the inside of a … Continue reading Peppermint Patty

Black and Tan

Ingredients: 8 ounces Guinness Golden (or other pale ale) 8 ounces Young's Double Chocolate Stout (or other dark stout) Directions: Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or other large glass. Invert a soup spoon and hold it just above the surface of the Guinness, then slowly pour the stout on top. It's tricky, but … Continue reading Black and Tan

¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!

-a medical study out of Mexico ( of course) says tequila is good for our bones (like I needed a reason:) So whether you just want to be good to your bones or just get the traditional tequila toast down pat in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrating on May 5th here it goes: At … Continue reading ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!

Mojito, Cuban-Style

The mojito may be Cuba's national cocktail but, the drink gets its name from the African word mojo, which means "to cast a spell" and that it did the very first time I travelled to Key West. INGREDIENTS 1 Key lime, halved or  1/2 Persian lime, cut into 4 pieces 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, … Continue reading Mojito, Cuban-Style

Big Coppitt Key Rum Punch

Ingredients: 1 jigger Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1 jigger Matusalem Platino Rum or Cruzan Aged White Rum 1 jigger Malibu Coconut Rum 1 jigger Disaronno Amaretto 2 jiggers pineapple juice                                    2 jiggers orange juice Cherryman's Maraschino Cherry Syrup, … Continue reading Big Coppitt Key Rum Punch