Thursday, 21 February 2013

Something buggin' ya?


1 oz. Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Creme de Menthe
1oz. Cream
Chocolate garnish (optional block or shavings)

I've always been a big fan of this trio-style cocktail, mainly because the flavours blend in so well and mint is one of my favourite flavours. The best Grasshopper I've ever had was actually from a bar in Vietnam, which is where I'm from lol!

Add all the ingredients besides the garnish into a shaker and shake vigorously as you will need the thick cream to mix well with the alcoholic ingredients. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass or even a pre-chilled martini glass then add the garnish.

"A grasshopper walked into a bar, when he sat down the bartender said "We have a drink named after you!", to which the grasshopper replied "You have a drink named Paul?!"

Taste: 8/10.
Presentation: 8/10
Price: N/A.
Overall: 8/10.

Photo courtesy of DAVISuals.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Yo dawg, we heard you like cream..

The 'Mudslide' & The 'Snickers'

(From left to right)

3/4 oz. Irish Cream
3/4 oz. Malibu 
3/4 oz. Kahlua
3/4 oz. Thickened Cream

3/4 oz. Irish Cream
3/4 oz. Frangelico
3/4 oz. Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz. Thickened Cream

With the base spirit being Irish Cream, we decided to go for Feeney's this time instead of Baileys, due to its slightly sweeter aftertaste, perfect for these creamy cocktails.

Overall, both nice and simple creations made to please. Everything is equal parts so it's much easier to make them in larger or smaller quantities. I prefer the 'Snickers' one myself due to its chocolate taste, rather than the iced coffee chill brought by the 'Mudslide'

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Candy for all!

Jolly Rancher

1 part Chambord
1 part Blue Curacao
Topped with Lemonade

A simple and sweet cocktail that is low in alcohol, great for getting the party started! Plus, it actually taste just like a jolly rancher lolly.

Photo courtesy of DAVISuals

Saturday, 26 January 2013

A crystal afternoon


1 oz. Strawberry Liqueur
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Midori

An original shooter consisting of bright colours and fruity sweetness. This is a layered shooter so carefully pour each respective spirit on the back of a spoon.

Taste: 6/10.
Presentation: 8/10. Combination of colours makes it a great party shot.
Price: N/A.
Overall: 7/10.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Let's hope it's safe

Acid Pool

An original lowball style drink that offers an interesting combination of colours and flavour. Ingredients and method are as listed in the image below.

Friday, 18 January 2013


Green Dragon

1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Creme de Menthe
1/2 oz. Cointreau

Keeping it classy this time with the Green Dragon, a potent martini that's sure to give you that satisfying minty kick.

Best served in a pre-chilled martini glass, this cocktail looks enticing and tastes great.

Taste: 7/10.
Presentation: 6/10.
Price: N/A.
Overall: 6.5/10

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A lil' something to cool down

Ice Cold Sub Zero

3 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
Topped with Lemonade

With temperatures rising this end of the week on Australia's east coast, here's a chill-out drink sure to cool you down. Using simple ingredients, this fruity cocktail can be shaken or built, just make sure you add lots of ice!

Taste: 6/10. Standard infusion of fruit.
Presentation: 6/10.
Price: N/A.
Overall: 6/10.

Photo courtesy of Xinema - Visual Media.