Alcoholic Beverage Cake Recipes

If you enjoy a little bit to your sweet, or a little sweet with your alcohol, one of these alcoholic cake recipes is sure to trick your trigger.

Amaretto Cake Recipe

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Cake Recipe

Screwdriver Cake Recipe

Kahlua Vodka Cake Recipe

Jack Daniels Cake Recipe

Amaretto Cake Recipe

Before making this Amaretto cake, check your bottle, does it say it is made with amaretto flavoring or is it pure amaretto.  If you get a chance, try Lazzaroni, a true Italian Amaretto!

And without further ado, here is the recipe from

Ingredients you will need:

  • Captain Morgan Rum Cake Recipe

    I had the pleasure of tasting a Captain Morgan Rum Cake at a recent birthday party, for a very close friend. I think this recipe from has a few more ingredients, and sounds just as delicious! Give it a try and see what you think.


    · ---CAKE---
    • · 2/3 cup of Granola
    • · (1) 18-1/2 ounce yellow cake mix
    • · 8 oz. sour cream
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • · 4 eggs
    • · 1/4 cup canola oil
    • · 1/2 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    · ---GLAZE---
    • · 1/2 cup butter
    • - 2 teaspoons corn starch
    • - 1/2 cup Granola cereal
    • - 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
    • · 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • · 1/2 cup dark rum ( Myers or Goslings)

    • Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle granola on bottom of pan.
    • Combine brown sugar, sour cream and one egg. Beat until blended. Sift cake mix and alternately add cake mix and one egg at a time. Blend until mixed and continue to slowly add the remaining ingredients including oil and rum. Beat for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan.
    • Bake for 1 hour. Cool in pan. Invert on serving plate. Prick top with fork. Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Use brush or spoon to put extra dripping back on cake.
    • Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, granola cereal and walnuts. Dissolve cornstarch in a few tablespoons of water and add to mixture. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Note: The rum will cause steam. Be careful not to burn yourself.
    Check out more Alcoholic Cake Recipes!

    Screwdriver Cake Recipe

    This Screwdriver Cake Recipe sounds really simple, and sounds really yummy from


    • 18 ounce pkg yellow cake mix
    • 3-1/2 ounce pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup vodka 
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 3 tbsps orange juice (for the glaze)
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt pan.
    2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 3/4 cup orange juice, vodka, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth, and pour into Bundt pan.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto wire rack. Glaze with orange glaze.
    4. Orange glaze: In a medium bowl, mix confectioners sugar with 3 tablespoons orange juice.
    Enjoy!  And check here for more alcoholic cake recipes!

    Kahlua Vodka Cake Recipe

    Here's a Kahlua-Vodka Cake Recipe from


    1 box (18 ounce size) yellow cake mix (with pudding in mix)
    1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
    4 eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    3/4 cup water
    1/4 cup vodka
    1/4 cup Kahlua or other coffee-flavored liqueur
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons vodka
    2 tablespoons Kahlua or other coffee-flavored liqueur


    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.

    In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, vodka and Kahlua; beat for 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes with electric mixer.

    Bake in prepared pan 55 to 60 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then invert on wire rack to cool. Once cake is cooled, poke holes in cake with a chopstick and slowly pour icing over cake.

    For Icing: In saucepan, combine sugar, butter and water; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Just before pouring over the cake, stir in vodka and Kahlua.

    Enjoy!  And check here for more alcoholic beverage cake recipes!

    Jack Daniels Cake Recipe

    Here is a Jack Daniels Cake Recipe, probably my favorite, especially since I enjoy butterscotch so well!  And of course, can't forget Jack!

    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
    • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
    • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
    • 1 (6 ounce) package butterscotch chips
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    1. Mix cake and pudding mix together.
    2. Add eggs, milk, whiskey and magarine.
    3. Beat long and hard BY HAND.
    4. Add butterscoth mosels and nuts, reserving 1/2 cup of each.
    5. Pour batter into greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
    6. Sprinkle remaining morsels and nuts over batter.
    7. Bake @ 350 degrees 45-60 minutes.

    I might try this recipe using lemon cake instead of plain yellow.

    Check here for more alcoholic beverage cake recipes!

    Eggnog Drink Recipes

    I remember the first time I tried eggnog.  For some reason, I thought it would taste good with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum....I was right. 

    So, for my favorite eggnog drink recipe, it is pretty basic. 

    3 parts eggnog (store bought non-alcoholic eggnog)
    1 part Captain Morgan Spice Rum

    Mix ingredients together thoroughly.  Drink and enjoy.

    However, if you want to get serious, you can make your own homemade eggnog.  This one, I picked up from  It makes about 16 drinks and the prep time is about 25 minutes.

    Ingredients you will need:

    • 6 eggs, separated
    • 1/2 cup super fine sugar
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 cups brandy
    • 1 cup milk
    • Nutmeg (use for garnish also)
    1. Beat egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, nutmeg, salt and vanilla together until very thick and light yellow.
    2. Slowly beat in brandy (rum and whiskey are also popular alternatives) and milk.
    3. Cover and chill overnight.
    4. Shortly before serving, beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
    5. Gradually beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beat this mixture to soft peaks again, creating a meringue-like cream.
    6. Then slowly pour this cream over the chilled brandy mixture, folding in gently.
    7. Serve the eggnog in a mug or punch cup and grate nutmeg over the top for garnish.
    To make your life easier, you might try a premixed eggnog, that already includes the alcohol like the Pennsylvania Dutch Eggnog. (Note:  In Indiana we call the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish.)  Pennsylvania Dutch Eggnog is a blend of whiskey, rum and brandy blended with fresh dairy cream. 

    Visit for a dozen ways to upgrade your eggnog.  Those folks have a lot of great ideas!


    Pina Colada Drink Recipe

    There are a number of drink mixes for pina Coladas, however if you would like to make one homeade.  Here is a great homeade Pina Colada Drink Recipe for you!

    1 ounce white rum
    1 ounce natural syrup
    3/4 cup pineapple juice
    1 ounce coconut cream
    2 cups chopped pineapple
    3 ice cubes

    Blend on high speed. 

    I had never liked pina coladas, until I had a neighbor make a homeade pina colada for me.  These are much better than using just a drink mix and adding alcohol.  Give it a try, and remember to drink responsibly!

    UV Cake Vodka Recipes

    If you have tried UV Cake Vodka, then you know how good it tastes straight in a shot or on the rocks.  And if it tastes that good on it's own, imagine how great it will taste in these drink recipes!

    Here are a couple from UV Vodka's web site...

    Cake Float

    1 part UV Cake Vodka
    2 parts Root Beer

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    1 part UV Cake Vodka
    2 parts Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    How about some jello shots?

    Strawberry Cake Jello Shots

    2 cups boiling water
    1 cup UV Cake Vodka
    1 cup Triple Sec
    1 large box (6 oz.) strawberry jello

    Begin by dissolving 1 large box (6oz) of strawberry jello in 2 cups of boiling water. Add 1 cup of UV Cake Vodka and 1 cup Triple Sec.   Pour into shot cups, allow to cool and add lids.  Refridgerate for at least 2 hours before serving.  Makes about 30 jello shots.

    Hot Chocolate Cake

    1 shot UV Cake Vodka
    8oz hot chocolate

    Mix hot chocolate as normal, pour in 1 shot of UV Cake Vodka, stir thoroughly.  If desired, top with marshmallows.

    Here are a couple I found on

    Peach Cake

    2 oz UV Cake Vodka
    3 oz Club Soda
    1 oz Peach Juice

    Mix in a glass filled with ice & garnish with a cherry.

    Fruit Cake

    2 oz UV Cake Vodka
    4 oz Club Soda
    Splash of Fruit Punch

    Mix in a glass filled with ice & garnish with a orange wedge.

    Cake Tart

    2 oz UV Cake Vodka
    4 oz Limeade
    Mix in a glass filled with ice & garnish with a cherry.

    Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly!

    Personalized Bourbon Label

    Around the holiday season, a number of the bourbon and liquor companies allow you to order your own personalized bourbon or whiskey bottle label to adhere to your liquor bottle gift. 

    You can create your own personalized Knob Creek Holiday label at

    At Crown Royal, you can get personalized labels made and shipped to you for free or you can also have a Crown Royal bag personalized for only $9.95.

    Jack Daniels is also offering free personalized labels using their Gentleman Jack label maker on Facebook.  You can order up to 10 a month!

    What a great idea, especially if you are planning to purchase one of these bottles, for a friend or relative as a gift this holiday season. 

    Personalize the bottle label, have it sent to your home address, and then add it to the bottle before wrapping!

    Holiday Spiked Cider

    I remember the first holiday in which I tried spiked hot apple cider.  I had no idea how good it would be.  If you have yet to try spiked cider, once you do, you won't believe what you've been missing.

    Just in time for the holiday season, here are some holiday spiked cider drink recipes for you.

    From Crown Royal:

    Crown Royal Spiked Apple Cider

    1.5 cups of Crown Royal
    8 cups Apple Cider

    Combine Crown Royal and apple cider in large pot and heat until warm.  Pour into eight heat-proof mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

    Brought to you by Bakon Vodka...

    Bakon Apple Crisp

    1 part Bakon Vodka
    1 part sparkling apple cider

    Garnish with cinnamon.

    And a couple I from Bar None Drinks....

    Golden Apple Cider

    1 oz Goldschlager
    6 oz Apple Cider (hot)

    Serve in a traditional coffee mug.

    Apple Strudel

    1-1/2 ounces of Rumple Minze
    6 ounces hot apple cider

    Pour Rumple Minze in a coffee mug and add hot cider.  Stir and drink.

    Enjoy responsibly!

    Bakon Vodka

    Everyone I have talked to about Bakon Vodka, even though the flavor sounds so unique, just simply loves the taste!

    What first pops into your mind when you hear the words bacon and vodka, are breakfast and bloody mary.  However, Bakon Vodka has come up with a huge variety of drink recipes for you.  Here are just a few from their web site.

    Swine Flu Shot

    1 part Bakon Vodka
    1 part Jagermeister
    1 part Goldschlager

    Orange Bakon Bomb

    Bakon Vodka with float of Orange Curacao in shot glass
    Drop in Red Bull

    Black Rock Manhattan

    1 part Bakon Vodka
    1 part bourbon
    1/2 part Kahlua
    1/2 part triple sec

    Shake vigorously with ice, serve straight up or on the rocks with a cherry.

    And of course, we can't leave out the blood mary drink recipe with Bakon Vodka, so here are a couple of those for you as well, also from their web site.

    Bakon Mary

    1-1/2 ounce Bakon Vodka in a pint glass filled with ice.
    Fill glass with tomatoe juice.
    1 dash each of celery salt and ground black pepper.
    2-4 dashes each of Worcestershire sauce and tobasco.

    Shake and pour into a salt rimmed pint glass.  Garnish with a celery stalk and your favorite pickled vegetables.

    The Greek Martini (even though it's called a martini, it drinks like a bloody mary)

    2 parts Bakon Vodka
    1 part pepperoncini juice
    1 pepperoncini
    dash of pepper
    splash of clamato juice

    Enjoy, and remember to drink responsibly!

    How to Stock Your Bar for Thanksgiving

    As the holiday approaches, many of us can't help to stop and ask, "how should I stock my bar for Thanksgiving Day?"

    In general, to stock your bar for Thanksgiving, combine a variety without being too specific.  An inexpensive sparkling sweet white wine and a semi-dry red wine will usually suit most anyone who has a taste for wine with dinner.  It is also a good idea to have a bourbon and a vodka on hand.

    Along with these choices, both a full flavored and a light beer in a cooler, will usually satisfy most who enjoy a good brew with dinner.  Add couple of soda and juice varieties, to complete your bar for the holiday. 

    Perhaps a different size and color of cup for the kiddies should be in order.

    Consider fixing an after dinner treat that will go well with desert, such as Spiked Apple Cider.

    Spiked Apple Cider is quite easy to make.  Simply add 1-1/2 ounces of whiskey or bourbon to 8 ounces of apple cider, then heat in the microwave.  Multiply by the number of servings and heat in a cooker on the stove in order to serve a large group.

    Don't forget the ice, and remember to always drink responsibly!

    Crown Royal Maple

    You're all familiar with the original Crown Royal Whisky.  Now try Crown Royal Maple Finished.

    Crown Royal describes the new flavor as "The legendary taste of Crown Royal with a touch of natural maple flavor." 

    Here's a drink recipe for you from Crown Royal.

    Crown Royal Maple Cider


    1-1/2 ounces of Crown Royal Maple Whisky
    2 ounces of apple cider
    1/2 pat of butter, for garnish
    1 cinnamon stick, for garnish


    Dry shake ingredients and pour into a coffee mug.  Top with hot water.  Garnish with the pat of butter and cinnamon stick.

    Here's a tip for you, before we go, whisky is spelled without an e when it is distilled in Canada.  When it is distilled in the U.S., it is spelled whiskey.

    Jim Beam Red Stag Drink Recipes

    'Red Stag by Jim Beam' has been a big hit for a couple of years now.  For those of you who have still yet to try it, here are some drink recipes for you.

    Here are a few directly from Jim Beam's web site.

    Black Cherry Man-Cosmo

    1 ¼ parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Infused Bourbon
    ¾ parts DeKuyper® Pucker® Sour Apple Schnapps
    1 part Cranberry Juice
    1 part Sweet & Sour Mix
    Lime Wheel for Garnish

    In a mixing glass, pour all liquid ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish.

    Red Stag Summer Peach

    1 ½ parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Infused Bourbon
    ½ part DeKuyper® Peachtree® Schnapps
    2 parts Margarita Mix
    3 Maraschino Cherries
    8 Mint Leaves
    1 part Lemon-Lime Soda
    Extra Mint & Cherries for Garnish

    Drop in 3 de-stemmed cherries, mint leaves and Red Stag into mixing glass. Muddle and add remaining ingredients except soda. Fill with ice and top with soda. Garnish and serve.


    This one sounds simply delicious!

    1 ½ parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Infused Bourbon
    1 part DeKuyper® Pucker® Sour Apple Schnapps
    2 parts Sweet & Sour Mix
    Lemon Twist for Garnish

    In a mixing glass, pour all liquid ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish.

    Of course, while looking for great drink recipes, we most certainly cannot skip the!  Here's one that sounds great for summer from them.

    Red Melon – created by Cheri Loughlin

    4 – 1-1/2 inch Watermelon Chunks
    1 measure Red Stag by Jim Beam
    1/2 measure Jim Beam Bourbon
    1/2 measure Fresh Lemon Juice
    Watermelon Chunks for Garnish

    Place watermelon chunks in a mixing glass.  Muddle.  Add Red Stag, Jim Beam Bourbon and lemon Juice with ice.  Shake.  Strain into a large rocks glass over fresh ice.  Garnish with a skewer or fresh watermelon chunks.

    Belvedere Red Drink Recipes

    In plenty enough time for the holidays, here are some Belvedere RED drink recipes straight from Belvedere Vodka's web site.

    (Belvedere) RED Crimson Breeze

    1 oz (BELVEDERE) RED
    ½ oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
    2 oz Pomegranate juice
    ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur

    Build over crushed ice into a highball.

    This next one is very similar to the (Belvedere) RED Crimson Breeze, just a little fruitier...

    (Belvedere) RED Crimson Crush

    1.5 oz (BELVEDERE) RED
    ½ oz St Germain Elderflower liqueur
    3 bar spoons of pomegranate seeds
    4 chunks pink grapefruit

    Muddle pomegranate seeds and grapefruit with the elderflower liqueur. Add (BELVEDERE) RED and top with crushed ice. Churn.

    (Belvedere) RED Fire & Passion

    2 oz (BELVEDERE) RED
    Pulp from one passion fruit
    Dash simple syrup
    1 oz blood orange juice
    Build over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of ruby red graepfruit.

    Be sure and check out Belvedere Vodka's web site for even more Belvedere RED drink recipes, which also include the type of glass to use, the skill level required to make each drink, holiday ideas and more!

    Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Drink Recipe

    If you haven't heard, Black Velvet has come out with a new flavor....Black Velvet Toasted Caramel.

    Here is a drink recipe for you, direct from Black Velvet's web site.

    Caramel Sunset


    1oz. Black Velvet Toasted Caramel
    3oz. orange juice
    1oz. grenadine
    Maraschino cherry, orange wheel, or curled orange zest


    Slowly pour layers of grenadine, Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky, and orange juice over the back of a spoon.  Garnish rim with maraschino cherry, orange wheel, or curled orange zest.

    Remember to always drink responsibly.

    Dark Enchantment Halloween Drink Recipe

    Here is a great Halloween drink recipe brought to you by one of the readers at
    This one is called Dark Enchantment.
    1 oz. black vodka
    1 oz. spiced rum
    1 oz. dark chocolate Godiva
    1 dash cinnamon
    1 dash cloves
    1 dash nutmeg
    black or purple sugar

    Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass rimmed with black or purple colored sugar.

    This one sounds pretty tasty!  Remember to drink responsibly.

    Blood Orange Halloween Cocktails

    The blood orange is named so for it's dark red flesh.  The flavor is sweet and mellow.  What better time of year, than Halloween, to share with you some blood orange cocktail recipes.

    Here's one from Martha Stewart.

    Shots of Blood-Orange Speciman


    1-1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges), chilled
    6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur


    Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.

    Here are a couple from

    This is a blood orange margarita recipe using lime juice, tequila and triple sec. You can only make one drink with this recipe, but you can adjust the ingredient proportions accordingly if you want to make more than one drink. If you want to serve blood orange margaritas to ten people, multiply all the ingredients here by ten, and so on.

    • 1 ounce of blood orange juice
    • Ice
    • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
    • 1 ounce of squeezed lime juice
    • 1 ounce of triple sec
    • Optional: A blood orange slice
    1. Fill a glass with ice.
    2. Add tequila, lime juice, triple sec and blood orange juice.
    3. Stir a few times until it is well chilled
    4. Optional: Add the blood orange slice for visual appeal
    5. Serve.
    Blood Orange Martini
    This is a blood orange martini recipe using vodka and cointreau. Remember that alcohol should be consumed in moderate quantities. This a pretty strong martini, utilizing 3oz of vodka for just one drink. Also, this recipe is only for one single drink. If you want to serve, say, six drinks to six guests, you simply need to multiply the ingredient list by six. Enjoy your blood orange martini–may the crimson tint of this martini and the beautiful taste of the blood orange overwhelm you and fill you up!

  • 3oz of vodka
  • Ice
  • 1/2oz of cointreau
  • 6 ounces of blood orange juice
  • Optional: A blood orange slice

    1. Fill a glass or cocktail shaker with ice.
    2. Add everything.
    3. Stir a few times until it is well chilled.
    4. Optional: Add the blood orange slice for visual appeal
    5. Put it in a glass.
    6. Serve.
    The Vampire Blood Martini, comes to us from Jason Dobrowner/Thirsty Scientist. It is the delicious evil stepsister of a classic Cosmopolitan. The sweet tart pomegranate flavor coupled with the fresh citrus taste of hand-squeezed blood oranges gives the cocktail its beautiful deep red color and delicious bite. Garnished with pomegranate seeds and a sugar coated slice of blood orange, the Vampire Blood Martini is the perfect accessory to your cape and fangs.

    Vampire Blood
    1.5 oz vodka
    1.5 oz pomegranate juice
    1.5 oz blood orange juice (1 blood orange)
    1 tablespoon agave syrup
    1 lime wedge
    Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Squeeze blood orange and lime wedge. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sugar coated blood orange slice.

    Blackbeard's Ghost Drink Recipe

    I've been searching to find a few Halloween Drink Recipes recently.  Here is one from called Blackbeard's Ghost.

    • 1 oz. Rum, coconut
    • 1 oz. Rum, dark
    • 1 oz. Rum, light
    • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
    • 1 oz. Orange Juice
    • 1 oz. Syrup, mango
    • 1/4 oz. Molasses
    Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice and garnish with a cherry.

    Sounds delicious!  Enjoy and drink responsibly!

    Discover Malibu Red

    Discover Malibu Red. A vibrant fusion of Caribbean Rum and Mexican Tequila guaranteed to get the party started.

    Here are a few drink recipes for you, straight from the Malibu web site.

    Malibu Red Margarita

    2 parts Malibu Red (50ml) (60ml*)
    1 part lime juice (25-30ml)
    1 part Agave syrup or Grenadine (25ml)

    Served in a cocktail glass with a sea salt rim.

    Malibu Red Sweetheart - A fruity fantasy, ice-cold Malibu Red fused with grenadine.

    This one is a shooter.

    1 part Malibu Red (40ml)
    1 bar spoon of grenadine (5ml)

    Malibu Red Mexican Shooter

    Shot of Malibu red, served chilled
    Orange wedge
    With or without cinnamon

    Malibu Red - Cola Danger

    The classic taste of Cola made even better with a shot of Malibu Red and a hit of lemon.

    1 part Malibu Red (50ml)
    2 parts cola (100ml)
    1-2 lime wedges

    Enjoy and always remember to drink responsibly!

    Witch's Brew - Halloween Drink Recipe

    Looking for some Halloween drink recipes, I came across this one called Witch's Brew on the Food Network's web site.

    Witch's Brew

    Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 (6-ounce) package lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups chilled pineapple juice
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle chilled lemon-lime soft drink or ginger ale
  • 2 cups chilled vodka
  • 1 large black plastic cauldron
  • 1 punch bowl that fits inside the cauldron
  • 1 plastic hand, sterilized in hot water
  • 1 block dry ice

  • Directions

    Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Stir at least 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the pineapple juice. Let cool to room temperature.

    Wearing heavy duty gloves or using tongs, place the block of dry ice in the bottom of the cauldron. (Dry ice will burn skin, so handle it with gloves and tong. Keep away from kids and pets!)
    Use an ice pick to break the block into smaller chunks, if necessary.

    Fill the cauldron with just enough water to cover the dry ice. It will begin to "steam."
    Place the punch bowl inside the cauldron, on top of the dry ice. The cauldron will appear to be magically smoking.

    Entrap the sterilized rubber hand between the cauldron and the punch bowl, squeezing it tight so the hand appears to be reaching out of the mist for help. Hot-glue the hand to the cauldron, if necessary, to hold it in place.

    Carefully pour the drink mixture into the punch bowl. Slowly add the chilled vodka and lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. Stir gently to mix.

    Different kind of Maker's Mark Recipe

    This recipe just tricked my trigger, and even though it is out of the norm for "Drink Recipes for You", I thought I would share....

    Maker's Mark Cocktail Sauce

    Makes 1-1/2 cups

    2 tablespoons Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, flamed off
    1 cup Heinz® Ketchup
    1 tablespoon TABASCO® Sauce
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup freshly grated horseradish
    1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

    Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

    For more Maker's Mark recipes, visit

    Buttered Popcorn Flavored Vodka

    Yes, you read me right, I said Buttered Popcorn Flavored Vodka. I know this sounds like one of those Southern Fairy Tales, which starts out with the words "Y'all aint gonna believe this".  And just like most Southern Fairy Tales, it is true.

    360 Vodka has come out with a new flavor called Buttered Popcorn Flavored Vodka.  And now, you've got be wondering what kind of drink recipes they have in store.  So, straight from 360 Vodka's web site, here are a few drink recipes for you!

    First, a couple of cocktails:

    Caramel Corn Collins

    1.5 oz 360 Buttered Popcorn
    .5 oz Caramel Sauce
    Combine vodka and caramel in mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into collins glass with fresh ice, top with root beer.

    Night at the Movies

    1.5 oz. 360 Buttered Popcorn
    Add ice, top with cola, garnish with a lime wedge and popcorn on top.

    And of course, the shooter:


    Kettle Corn

    1 oz 360 Buttered Popcorn
    Rim shot glass with salt and sugar mixed rimmer. Shake with ice and stain into a shot glass. Salt and sugar rim (1/3 salt and 2/3 sugar).

    If you have any Buttered Popcorn Flavored Vodka drink recipes of your own, please be sure and share them with us!

    Enjoy, and remember to drink responsibly!

    Kentucky Bourbon Festival Official Drink Recipe

    Hope some of you are considering attending the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown Kentucky.  The dates are September 11th thru September 16th this year. 

    The official drink of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival this year is "Strawberry Fields" by Makers Mark.

    Here is the drink recipe for you:

    Strawberry Fields Recipe
    2 oz. Makers’s Mark
    1 oz. Strawberry Syrup
    1 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
    .25 oz. Bonal Aperitif Wine
    Drink is to be stirred – not shaken.
    Serve up in a martini glass.
    Garnish with strawberry & mint sprig.

    I hope to see you there!

    Hpnotiq Drink Recipes

    Whether you are using the original Hpnotiq, or Hpnotiq Harmonie, there's certainly a drink recipe for most everyone.

    Here are a few from Hpnotiq's web site....

    Hypnotiq Margarita

    1-1/2 ounce Hpnotiq Harmonie
    1/2 ounce Premiun White Tequila
    1/2 ounce Triple Sec

    Shake ingredients and pour over ice in a margarita glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

    Purple Rain  (Reminds me of the 80's song by Prince.)

    4 ounces of Hpnotiq Harmonie
    Splash of lemon lime or club soda.

    Serve over ice in your favorite martini glass.

    Blue Crush - Being the huge blueberry fan that I am, this one sounds delish!

    2 ounces Hpnotiq
    1 ounce Premium Blueberry Vodka
    Splash of lemonade.

    Mix Hpnotiq and your choice brand Blueberry Vodka.  Add lemonade to taste.  Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint.

    And of course, there's also a mojito drink recipe using the Hpnotiq Harmonie....

    Hpnotiq Mojito

    2 ounces Hpnotiq Harmonie
    1 ounce Premium White Rum
    1 ounce lime juice
    4-6 mint leaves

    Shake ingredients together.  Pour over ice, stir, and serve in a highball glass.

    Enjoy and remember to always drink responsibly.

    Captain Morgan Drink Recipes

    Hmm, you're thinking you like spiced rum, but you would like to be able to do more with it.

    One of my favorite ways to drink Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is with Vanilla Coke.  I usually mix mine 1 part rum to 3 parts of cola.  However, some people like theirs a little stronger and others a little weaker.  Mix to your desired taste.

    Here's a recipe for a Long Island Spice Tea, straight from the Captain Morgan web site...

    Ok add 10ml Smirnoff Vodka into a cocktail shaker, add 10ml Gordon’s Gin to the shaker, 10ml Jose Cuervo tequila to the shaker, add 10ml of Grand Marnier to the shaker and the piece de resistance – 10ml of Captain Morgan ® Original Spiced.
    Add 50ml of equal parts water, sugar, fresh lemon juice & fresh limejuice. Give it a shake. Add Cola and pour over ice into a tall glass.
    Drink responsibly – Captain’s Orders!
    Serves one person, contains 14.85 grams of alcohol.

    Another Captain Morgan mixed drink recipe is the Captain Pepper.  Once again, this is simply Captain Morgan Spiced Rum mixed with Dr. Pepper soda pop. Mix to taste.

    When making a simple mixed drink with just soda and an alcoholic beverage, begin by putting your ice in the glass first.  Next add the alcohol, and finally pour in the soda.  This order usually distributes the alcohol into the soda equally.

    Here's a unique Captain Morgan drink recipe for which you might be familiar.  It's called the Eye of the Storm drink recipe.

    Simply pour 7 ounces of Captain Morgan in a large glass of ice.
    Add 10 ounces of Coke.
    Add 1 ounce of lime juice.
    Stir and enjoy!

    One that sounds delicious to me, the Jamaican Sunset.  Ingredients are as follows:

    1-1/4 ounce Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.
    1/2 ounce Myers Dark Rum
    1-1/2 ounce orange juice
    1-1/2 ounce pineapple juice
    1 ounce sweet and sour mix

    Pour the ingredients into a shaker, shake, and strain into a large glass.  Or you can pour into martini glasses, garnish with fruit and share with a friend!

    This just in, over the holidays, I was able to taste a Captain Morgan Rum Cake.  It was delicious.  Click here for the recipe!

    Enjoy and always remember to drink responsibly!

    4th of July Drink Recipes

    Doing a little research, at the request of a lifelong friend, I have found these holiday drink recipes for the Fourth of July.

    The first one is from and is simply called:

    Red, White and Blue Shooter

    • 1/3 oz blue curaçao
    • 1/3 oz grenadine
    • 1/3 oz peach schnapps
    This is a layered shot so each ingredient is poured on top of the previous.
    1. Pour the grenadine into a shot glass.
    2. Float the peach schnapps on top of the grenadine.
    3. Float the blue curaçao on top of the peach schnapps.

    Red, White and Blue Martini drink recipe for the 4th of July, from!

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    • 2 ounces Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet flavored vodka
    • 1 ounce DeKuyper Blue Curaçao Liqueur
    • 1 ounce grenadine
    • Splash of fresh lemon juice

    For a layered effect, pour the grenadine into a chilled martini glass. Pour vodka over a spoon slowly. Next, slowly pour in the Blue Curaçao. The blue will float below the vodka.

    This recipe is brought to you by Hpnotiq and

    Red, White, and HPNOTIQ Blue Martini

    2 oz. Hpnotiq
    1 oz Citrus Vodka
    splash of Lemon Lime Soda
    splash of Grenadine

    Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass and slowly add a touch of grenadine. Garnish with chopped coconut. has given us their Patriotic twist on the common margarita.

    Patriotic Margarita

    To make this festive cocktail, follow these simple steps.

    1. Puree thawed frozen strawberries.

    2. Blend 2 tablespoons each of the strawberry puree, dark rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and ½ cup crushed ice in a blender until smooth.

    3. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons HPNOTIQ into a glass, and top with 2 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture.

    This one sounds delicious.

    If you would like to try your own twist on a Red, White and Blue drink for Indepence Day, here are a couple of tips to help keep the layers separated.

    First of all, when picking your layers, the drinks should be layered by the most sugary.  Here's an example of a non-alcoholic drink recipe for the holiday.

    1/3 cup Cranberry juice
    1/3 cup Sprite
    1/3 cup Blue Gatorade

    You would pour the cranberry juice in first, as it has about 30 grams of sugar.  Then the Sprite which is a shy second with 26 grams of sugar, and finally a far third the Blue Gatorade contains only 5 grams.

    This recipe and tip, thanks to Recipe ShoeBox.

    Another tip for pouring the layers into your Red, White and Blue shooter....Obviously, you are going to pour the second layer above the first, however trying to pour it directly onto a chunk of ice that is above the previous layer or pouring it over a spoon held upside down, will help keep your layers separated.

    Have a Happy 4th of July and remember to drink responsibly!

    Lemonade Drink Recipes

    Just in time for summer, here are a few lemonade drink recipes.  Lemonade is a great way to enjoy a hot summer day.  These recipes are all from their respective vodka web sites.

    Key Lime Lemonade

    2 parts Pinnacle Key Lime Whipped
    1 part Lemonade
    Splash of fresh lime juice

    Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.


    1 part Pinnacle Cucumber Watermelon
    2 parts Lemonade

    Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.

    Peachy Lemonade

    1 part Pinnacle Peach
    2 parts Lemonade
    Splash of Cranberry juice

    Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with an orange slice.

    Bourbon Street Lemonade

    3 parts Absolute New Orleans
    1 part Mango Napa Valley Puree
    4 parts Lemonade

    Combine in a cocktail shaker, shake vigourously.  Pour into a cocktail glass.  Serve over ice with diced mango.

    Classic Lemonade

    2 oz Burnetts Citrus Vodka
    Sweet & Sour Mix
    Lemon Lime Soda

    Pour citrus vodka over ice.  Fill glass with sour mix and top off with lemon lime soda.


    1 part Three Olives Loopy Vodka
    2 parts Lemonade
    Splash of grenadine.

    Mix all ingredients together with ice.  Serve on the rocks.


    2 parts Three Olives Pomegranate Vodka
    4 parts Lemonade

    Mix in a glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.

    Laid Back Lemonade

    1 1/2 parts Three Olives Vodka
    1/2 part Orange Juice
    1/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
    1/4 part Grapefruit Juice (optional)
    1/2 tsp. sugar

    Shake all the ingredients.  Serve on the rocks.

    Burnett's Maple Syrup Vodka

    I will be getting some summertime drink recipes out to you pretty soon, however, I just heard Burnett's has released a new Maple Syrup flavored vodka.  So, here's a few drink recipes for you, straight from Burnett's web site....

    Orange Pastry
    3/4 oz Burnett's Maple Syrup Flavored Vodka
    3/4 oz Burnett's Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
    4 oz Orange Juice or Orange Soda (try it both ways)
    Dash of Grenadine

    Shake first 3 ingredients over and pour into glass. Top with a dash of grenadine.

    Buttered Pancakes

    3/4 oz Burnett's Maple Syrup Flavored Vodka
    3/4 oz Burnett's Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
    6 oz cola

    Build ingredients in a glass full of ice and stir gently.

    Maple Fudge

    3/4 oz Burnett's Maple Syrup Flavored Vodka
    3/4 oz Creme de Cacao or Chocolate Liqueur

    Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

    I just love the fact that drink recipes are so much quicker and easier than cooking recipes.

    Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly.

    Sparkling Wine instead of Champagne

    A number of common drink recipes call for Champagne, however, did you know that you can choose your favorite sparkling wine, instead of champagne. 

    Champagne is actually just a wine region in France.  Sparkling wine from that region is the only wine that can be called 'Champagne'.  So the next time you decide to make mimosas, or any of your other favorite drink recipes that call for champagne, consider one of your local sparkling wines.

    Here's a drink recipe for you, using sparkling wine, or champagne, if you prefer.  This one is from Alize.

    Red Carpet + Rock Stars

    3 oz - Alize Red Passion
    3 oz - Champagne or sparkling wine

    Serve in a champagne flute.  Garnish with a lime twist.

    Enjoy and remember to always drink responsibly.

    Absolut Drink Recipes

    I consider Absolut to be one of the smoothest vodkas in the world.  It is also the #1 Imported Vodka.  Here are a few cocktail recipes for you, from one of their ads.

    Absolut Caipiroska

    3 Parts Absolut Vodka
    1 Part Simple Syrup
    4 Quarters Lime

    Muddle lime and simple syrup in a chilled rocks glass.  Fill with crushed ice.  Add Absolut Vodka. Stir.

    Absolut Greyhound

    1 Part Absolut Vodka
    3 Parts Pink Grapefruit Juice
    1 Wedge Pink Grapefruit

    Fill a rocks glass with with ice cubes.  Add all ingredients.  Garnish with pink grapefruit.

    Absolut Mandrin Punch

    2 Parts Absolut Mandrin
    1-1/2 Part Pineapple Juice
    2 Parts Cranberry Juice
    2 Parts Ginger Ale

    Add all ingredients to a punch bowl and stir well.  Garnish with lemon or lime wheels.

    Here's a bonus Vodkatini cocktail recipe from the Absolut website.

    6 Parts Absolut Vodka
    1 Part Dry Vermouth
    1 Peel Lemon
    1 Whole Green Olive

    Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.  Add all ingredients.  Stir and Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a green olive and lemon.

    Enjoy and drink responsibly.

    Chocolate Martini Drink Recipe

    February's Beverage Journal, otherwise known as the Beverage Bible, had an article titled Beyond the Chocolate Martini. Included in the article were a number of chocolate martini drink recipes. They are as follows:

    Chocolate Kiss

    2 parts Pinnacle Chocolate
    1 part White Creme de Menthe
    1 part White Creme de Cacao

    Shake with ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a chocolate kiss and mint leaf.

    Choco-Lat Cherry Bliss

    1 part Choco-Lat
    1 part Amaretto Almond Liqueur
    1 part Milk
    1/2 part Grenadine syrup

    Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

    This one sounds delicious to me.

    A Kiss From Mother Earth

    2 oz. 360 Double Chocolate
    1 oz. Agave Nectar
    3 oz. Cream Chocolate Syrup Drizzle chocolate syrup in glass.

    Shake remaining ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with Japanese Pocky Sticks.

    I thought the Japanese Pocky sticks added an interesting touch.

    Milky Mint

    2 oz. Adult Chocolate Milk
    1/4 oz. Creme de Menthe
    1 oz. Whipped Vodka Hershey's chocolate syrup

    Muddle Hershey's Kisses (or Andes Mints), mint leaves, and Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. Add drink ingredients, shake, strain, and pour into a chilled, Hershey's Chocolate Syrup-lined martini glass. Top with whipped vodka.

    Enjoy and remember to always drink responsibly.

    Lynchburg Lemonade

    Lynchburg Lemonade, typically made with Jack Daniels whiskey, is a great summer time drink.  Here 's the drink recipe for you.
    This recipe makes 2 quarts.
    1 - pitcher full of ice
    2/3 cup - Country Time Lemonade
    3 - shots Triple Sec
    4 1/2 - shots Jack Daniels
    Pour lemonade over ice. Pour in triple sec and whiskey. Fill with water. Stir with a wooden spoon.
    Enjoy and remember to drink responsibly.

    Pinnacle Whipped Vodka Drink Recipes

    Looking for a drink recipe that includes Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (or any other brand for that matter), then you've come to the right place.  Here's a few for you.

    These two are from Frankie Farrell's Irish Pub & Grille.

    Key Lime Martini

    1-1/2 ounce Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
    1/2 ounce Lime juice

    Pour over ice, shake and strain.  Top with your favorite garnish.  To make it interesting, try topping it with one of Ole Smoky's Moonshine cherries.

    Raspberry Whipped Vodka on the Rocks

    1 ounce Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
    1 ounce Pinnacle Raspberry Vodka
    1/2 ounce cranberry juice

    Pour ingredients over ice, stir and enjoy.

    Here are a few tasty drink recipes from the Pinnacle Vodka web site.

    Birthday Cake Shot

    1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped
    1 tsp. dry vanilla cake mix
    ½ oz. Irish Cream
    ½ oz. half & half

    Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.  Top with whipped cream.

    Whipped n’ ChocoVine Shooter

    1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped
    1 oz. ChocoVine*

    Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass. Top with whipped cream.

     Key Lime Pie Shot

    1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped
    ½ oz. Coconut Jack Rum
    ½ oz. lime juice

    Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass. Top with whipped cream.

    Lemon Meringue Shooter

    1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped
    ½ oz. lemon juice
    ½ oz. simple syrup
    Splash cream

    Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass. Top with whipped cream.

    For even more recipes for Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, visit

    Irish Coffee - Compare the Difference

    Irish Coffee Drink Recipes for You!

    Irish Coffee
    Coffee mug, heated
    Build in glass
    1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
    1/2 oz. simple syrup
    Near fill with hot coffee
    Top with frothed milk or whipped cream

    Irish Coffee Redux
    Coffee mug, heated
    Build in glass
    1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
    3/4 oz. Kahlua
    1/2 oz. Irish Mist
    Near fill with hot coffee
    Top with frothed milk or whipped cream
    Dust with powdered cocoa

    Irish Coffee Royale
    Coffee mug, heated
    Build in glass
    1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
    1 oz Kahlua
    1/2 oz. simple syrup
    Near fille with hot coffee
    Top with frothed milk or whipped cream
    Sprinkle shaved chocolate

    The Lagoon

    It seems, whenever I am on vacation, even though my body is relaxing, my mind is still in perfect motion.  This new drink recipe, I created myself, while on vacation at Gulf Shores Plantation, in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  I call it the Lagoon.

    Here's the drink recipe for the Lagoon:

    Fill one martini glass with ice.
    Shake one tablespoon of Country Time lemonade powder mix over the ice.
    Pour in 1-1/2 ounces of Alize Bleu.
    Pour in 1/2 ounce of Triple Sec.
    Fill with water and stir, watching the arrival of your very own Lagoon.

    Chocolate Cherry Martini

    Now presenting, the Chocolate Cherry Martini by John DeKuyper and Sons.

    This one sounds delicious, folks.  And, some of my compadres have tried the DeKuyper Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur by itself, and say it is well above expectations.

    Here's the recipe, straight from the bottle tag:

    1-1/2 parts JDK & Sons Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
    1 part Premium Vodka (regular or vanilla)

    Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry (optional).

    There you have it, a Chocolate Cherry Martini. 

    Drink responsibly and enjoy!