The Godfather


  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz scotch 
  • Build on cubed ice


Simplicity is key. This is a personal favorite of mine. And it’s very interchangeable as well.  

If you change the scotch for vodka: GODMOTHER 

Change the scotch for southern comfort:  SICILIAN KISS 

Change the scotch for crown: RED ROYAL
Stay thirsty!!

Bomb POP!  

It’s getting to be close to the forth of July and what other better way to celebrate than to do shots!   Joking.  Maybe….Anyway this is a grat on to do with it’s multi color appearance and sweet and flavorful taste!  

Bomb Pop

  • 1.5 oz Raspberry Vodka
  • .5 oz Triple Sec
  • 1.5 oz Sweet n Sour
  • Shake with ice and strain in a martini glass
  • .5 Grenadine slowly add to the side of the glass to layer the bottom
  • .5 Blue Curaçao slowly add to the side of the glass to layer on top of the grenadine

Stay thirsty!

The Bee’s Knees

I get people all the time that tell me that they don’t like gin.  Which I can understand… Most of the time the first interaction with liquor of beer is when you are at 21-23 and you only get the cheap stuff… Trust me, gin is one spirit that you shouldn’t be cheap with.  The rail stuff is horrible.  Mostly taste like rubbing alchol with some artificial flavoring to it.  And in all honestly, it probably is.

But Plymouth gin is Different! And the Bee’s Knees is a cocktail for anyone who doesn’t like gin to start with.  

Plymouth Gin is a Gin the is Produced in Plymouth, England.  It’s does not have a big Juniper Or Herbal overpowering taste, so it goes well into cocktails and doesn’t take over.  It’s my pick for the main ingredient in the classic cocktail The Bee’s Knees.  We all should know how honey hand lemon go together.  And let’s just say that Gin adds a  depth and a spring element to the combination that is to be desired.   
The Bee’s Knees

  • 2 oz. Gin of your choice. (Clearly I used Plymouth)
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Honey Syrup*
  • Shake with ice and strain on new ice

(You may just make a batch of it and stir it but I would add a little bit of water to lighten up the tartness.  Shaking with ice adds a little dilution to it)

*** Honey Simple Syrup***

Equal parts honey and filtered water. Just makes it easier to combine and mix into cocktails. Lasts around 7 – 10 days. 

The Man-Fashion

Last year, a fellow bartender and collaborator, Jason and I were talking about our favorite classic whisky drinks. His was a Manhattan and mine was an Midwestern Old Fashion and we got to thinking – what if we could mix the two together…  Now we could have just added vermouth to an Old Fashion, but what’s the fun in that!  So we decided that Flamed Grand Marnier would not only add the flavor of orange but also sweeten it up as well.

Trust me when I tell you that it is easly on of the most requested drinks we make.  It’s well balanced and the showmanship is really good as well!

Thank you to Theresa Davinroy at Pixel Tree Photo for the great pictures!


do not try this at home

Grandma On Fire – Do not try this at home