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More of a shooter than a cocktail this drink definitely burns on the way down and then again after you swollow hence the name! Afterburner

The Alabama Slammer is perfect for those SEC parties or any football parties. Good as a punch or as a stand alone drink, the Alabama Slammer is a fun drink that won't knock the socks off too early in the game.

Amaretto Sours are great for those before dinner drinks. Smooth, sweet/sour and light they are the perfect drink to get the party started and keep it going. While there are some Amaretto's out there we still always reach for Amaretto de Saronna. Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason.

Angel's Kiss is a sweet layered drink that has been around since the 80's. Too fun but just one can go a long away.

It’s a band, it’s a drink, it’s the 80’s. B52’s were and remain popular shooters. There are many variations to this drink; it’s usually layered by hand in a shot or sherry glass. Very tasty and on the too rich sweet side it remains one of the more popular bar shots.

Great for an after dinner drink or just sitting around a table with friends this is a classy tasty drink. Not sure why the name, Crazy Elf but if that's the case this drink is in the bag.

Named after the Australian Howler monkeys, called Banshee’s. You can substitute ice cream for a really rich dessert drink. They’re like the frozen chocolate bananas you get at the fair.Fall in Tennessee they're a real guilty pleasure!

Ice cream desserts watch out, the Bitch Slap is the perfect way to end a great dinner.

Black Russians first appeared in 1949, and is ascribed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian bartender, who created it at the Hotel Metropole located in Brussels in honor of Perle Mesta, the US ambassador to Luxembourg. The cocktail name stems from the use of vodka, a stereotypical Russian drink and the blackness of the coffee liqueur. The drink remains popular even today with its strong taste and great kick.

A creamy holiday cocktail that looks as pretty as it tastes.   is a yummy holiday drink.  Add a candy cane tied with a holiday ribbon for a festive presentation.  Cocktail glasses can be prepared/chilled in the fridge the day before the event.  The syrup will swirl better if both the glass and syrup are chilled.

The Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail is a unique blend of Vodka, Champagne and Pama®.  Add in a few Pomegranate seeds for flavor and color and you have a fun cocktail that sparkles.  To keep the proof lower you can leave out the Vodka and it still tastes great and you can drink a few more before you hit your limit!

is perfect for the holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  It makes up in a great batch punch for larger groups.  Colorful, tasty and beautiful.  Everything you want to have for a cocktail party.

One of the classic cocktails and aperitif, this may be a little old fashioned for some but it grows on you. A before dinner drink that helps set the tone for dinner this is the perfect classy way to start a meal. A riff on the classic cocktail the French 75, the Citrus 75 updates the taste and mood with the hint of citrus and a float of Gin. Very refreshing and light. Perfect for the occasion where a lower proof is needed like, brunch or a afternoon get together. The Citrus Brunch is a light pretty drink that hits all the high citrus notes with the sparkle of Champagne.

Very similar to a cosmo, the Cranberry Martini has an additional edge to it from the dry vermouth. Tart and tangy and not as sweet, we think this one might be a bit better.

Nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle!  We made a kickin' and added chocolate stars and real editable gold flakes.  (available on Amazon)  This is a fun girly drink and one of the few that when you finish the drink well you have to eat the chocolate stars.  Oh darn!  Holiday cocktails should be fun and that's just what this one is, fun.

Fuzzy Navels popped up in the 80’s along with big hair bands and clubs that appealed to younger clientele that liked the sweet taste. Seen as a sorority girl drink it was light, fun and didn’t knock you out!

Light and sweet, Georgia Peach

Grasshoppers are a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink is derived from its green color, which is provided by the green crème de menthe. The drink reputedly originated at Tujague's, a landmark bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South as a perfect way to top off a heavy meal taking advantages of mint’s naturally stomach settling effects.

The Harvey Wallbanger is reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato 'Duke' Antone (Paolantonio). The Harvey Wallbanger was made popular by then Galliano salesman, George Bednard. Legend has it that the drink was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke's 'Blackwatch' Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood during the early 1950s.

Hop and Skip is another dessert drink that will hit all the right notes when you just want to finish the evening with something sweet and right. Just the right amount of kick this drink will help you ease into the right frame of mind.

Margaritas have come a long way from the classic Tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. There are many variations as well as serving options. Frozen, Rocks, Up, Salted or not are all part of the large group of recipes. A basic search could return 100’s of recipes all slightly different. At the core though remains Tequila and lime. Adding any number of fruits, switching out the liquors and lead to an endless variety. Some of our favorites, the classic Agave Margarita, the fall taste of the Italian Margarita or the dramatic kick of the Top Shelf Margarita are very drinkable. All of these drinks will get you started exploring the wonderful world of Margaritas and Tequilas. The fewer ingredients and liquors the better the Tequila needs to be for the best taste. Invented in the 1940’s it has, in all its permutations, remained a popular drink since then.

Kahula and Cream is a great after dinner drink that goes down like a cold adult coffee! Low proof and very drinkable this is a great drink for when you just want something tasty to finish off the evening but still get up in the morning to go to work. A little on the rich side the heavy cream offsets the coffee liqueur with just the right level of sweetness. Yum!

Lemonade Lush is a lemon twist on a margarita. Less on the lime side and more on the sour lemon side this drink is a great counterpoint to the traditional margarita.

Nudist Colony is a drink with a lot of botanical overtones with the Chartreuse and Dubonnet. A great after dinner drink it has a lot of body and taste and is great for sipping. Very layered with each of the liquors bringing out their own character one at a time.

A great cold weather drink, the Nutty Irishman, we think ski lodge good, sitting before a roaring fire with a great book and your feet propped up. Rich and decadent a perfect guilty pleasure.

Sweet and light, Purple Crayon is a light drink that you can drink all afternoon and still stand up at dinner! Fruity and fun, perfect for any social occasion.

A great take on "Gin and Juice", the addition of Cointreau and Grenadine offset the tart of the fresh lemon and orange juice in the Red Lion. Great to look at and even better going down, it's one of our new favorites.

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The perfect card game drink, Royal Flush is a great get the guys together drink. Don't let the fruity flavors fool you this one packs a punch.

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OMG, this is like drinking your favorite candy bar! Salted Caramel Martini is awesome if you you want something sweet and yummy. Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico and Kahlua along with some salted Caramel Syrup blend to perfection.

is a great iced tea drink that could also be served warm.  We preferred it chilled but either way its a great cocktail.  The whiskey and the chai tea really complement each other and the cherry liqueur off set the spice notes and sweetened up the tea.  Yum is all we have to say.  Great winter drink!

Earthy botanical, drink with the combination of the sweet of the cranberry Vodka and the spicy notes of the Green Chartreuse and Ginger Beer, this is a different kinda cocktail that could make Santa trade his reindeer in for this mule. Move over Rudolf!

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail that was invented in the early 1900’s by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. Originally made with Gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine, and fresh pineapple juice, primarily from regional pineapples which have a different flavor and when shaken create a foamy top on the drink. While you don’t need fresh pineapple juice using 100% juice that is not canned gives this drink a much better taste. If you want to go all out the flavor of fresh pineapple is easy to make if you have a juicer. Most readily available pineapples are from Dole in Hawaii and are still very good but if you are a purist you can look for Sarawak pineapples which may be available at specialty produce houses or grocery stores like Fresh Market or Whole Foods.

Sloe Gin is a red gin-based liqueur infused with sloe berries. It is usually bottled at between 15 to 30 percent alcohol by volume. The Sloe Gin Fizz is an off shoot of a series of drinks called Fizzes: Gin Fizz, Silver Fizz — addition of egg white, Golden Fizz — addition of egg yolk, Royal Fizz — addition of whole egg, Diamond Fizz — sparkling wine instead of carbonated water. More commonly known as a French 75, Green Fizz — addition of a dash of green crème de menthe. These drinks originated in New Orleans in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s and became very popular in the 1940’s. While the Sloe Gin Fizz is very sweet it does pack a kick.

An interesting drink that is very different but surprisingly good. Snowball has a licorice taste with a cream base. If you like licorice you'll like this drink.

This drink is all about sweet with an underlying tartness, much like a Southern Bride! This is a drink that is deceptively light, with 3oz of gin you need to be a little careful on how much you knock back.

The Stinger during the heyday of its popularity, it was considered an ideal "nightcap" for a night out in New York. Dudly, the Angel, orders a round of Stingers while lunching with ladies from the church in "A Bishop's Wife". The drink is also featured in the Mad Men episode "Love Among the Ruins," set in 1963, when a man buys Peggy Olson a stinger at a bar. It is also seen as a hair of the dog cocktail and good for those suffering a hangover or people who want a quick drink but don’t want the smell of alcohol on their breath. Add green Crème de Menthe and you have a Green Hornet a fun drink from the 40’s.

The blend of dark rum, chocolate and honey make a warm cozy drink.  Great for after dinner or sipping with your pals it has enough taste to hold up to dessert as well.  This drink in one hand and a bowl of ice cream in the other... HEAVEN

The Union Jack is so fun with gin, sloe gin and grenadine. Pretty, bright and sween with very little mixer it is one to sip.

A very interesting the Volcano looking drink as it layers itself as you pour. Lots of fun for a brunch or baby shower it tastes great and looks really fun

An aquired taste, the Waldorf Cocktail has a strong liquorice taste balanced with Bourbon and sweet vermouth. The jury was mixed with some people loving it and other's, well not so much. Created by a Waldorf Astoria bartender Johnnie Solon around 1900.

This drink can be served warm or cold. Great for a Halloween party or family party this drink has a little kick but not too much. This also can translate well into a non-alcholic drink for those designated drivers. Try the Warm Apple Glow and you'll know what I mean.

A great drink for a party of any sort, the Champagne Passion is fruity and light. Very tropical! Great for a tropical themed bridal shower or wedding. A great drink for a party of any sort, the Champagne Tropical is fruity and light. Very tropical! Great for a tropical themed bridal shower, luau or wedding. A fun drink with not a lot of punch to it, great for starting off dinner with a liqueur based cocktail that is great for sipping. Kahula and Cream made over with milk and some sparkle with the added Coca-Cola. A light weight cocktail that was popular in the 80's this a great cocktail for when you have a long night ahead of you. Perfect late summer fall Punch, The Di Saronna Punch goes great with food. Not too sweet with the bitters and citrus this punch hits all the high notes.

Drinks on this list are: Afterburner, Alabama Slammer, Amaretto Sour, Americano, Angels Kiss, Aperol Spritz, B52, Bag Of Tricks, Banana Banshee, Beer Top, Between the Sheets, Bitch Slap, Black Russian, Blood Orange Cinnamon Pear Cocktail, Blue Lagoon, Brandy Alexander, Brandy Old Fashion, Brandy Punch, Bring It On, Candy Cane Martini, Champagne Passion, Champagne Pomegranate, Champagne Tropical, Charlie Chaplin Cocktail, Christmas Citrus, Chrysanthemum, Citrus 75, Citrus Brunch, Coffee Nudge, Colorado Bulldog, Cranberry Martini, Death in the Afternoon, Devils Food Chocolate Martini, Di Saronno Punch, Especially Rough, Evening Falls, French Toast, Frostbite, Frozen Pink Squirrel , Fuzzy Navel, Georgia Peach, Grasshopper, Harvey Wallbanger, Holiday Coffee Cocktail, Hop And Skip, Italian Apple Martini, Italian Citrus, Italian Margarita, Kahula and Cream, Keoke Coffee, Kiss on the lips, Lemonade Lush, Midori Sour, Mimosa, Mud Slide, Nudist Colony, Nutty Irishman, Nutty Martini, Pisco Sour, Purple Crayon, Quiet Sunday, Red Devil, Red Lion, Road Runner, Royal Flush, Salted Caramel Martini, Santas Ice Tea, Santas Mule, Silver Streak, Singapore Sling, Slippery Nipple, Slow Comfortable Screw, Slow Gin Fizz, Slow Screw, Smith and Kearns, Snowball , Southern Bride, Spanish Hot Chocolate, Stinger, Sweet Yule, Thanksgiving Spice, Toasted Almond, Turn A New Leaf, Ultimate Chocolate Martini, Union Jack, Unique Summer, Vanilla Nut, Venetian Moonlight, Viking Fantasy, Volcano, Waldorf Cocktail, Warm Apple Glow, Wicked Tasty Treat, Yellow Parrot, Zorbatini,