Sweet Southern Ice Tea

Sweet ice tea is a mainstay in the South.  There are numerous recipes for sweet tea, but the good ones all have one thing in common – the use of simple syrup as the sweetener, as opposed to granulated sugar.  Granulated sugar does not dissolve well in cold water and if you sweeten the tea […]

Root Beer Float

Yield: 1 Root Beer Float  INGREDIENTS 2-3 scoops of good vanilla ice cream 1 – 8 ounce bottle of your favorite root beer 1 – glass beer mug – frosted PREPARATION Approximately ½ hour before assembling the float, place your mug in the freezer and chill.  Remove mug and pour about 3-4 ounces of root […]


  The Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail which in recent years has become very popular in the United States. The traditional Mojito is made up of five ingredients: rum, sugar, lime, carbonated water and mint. The mint and lime are muddled together at the bottom of the cocktail shaker with a wooden tool called […]

Long Island Iced Tea

1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz light rum 1/2 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup 2-4 oz Coca-Cola In a shaker filled with ice pour in all ingredients minus the Coca-Cola. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled 3/4 with ice. Top with […]

Shirley Temple

This classic is always a hit with both kids and adults. One part orange juice One part 7-up One part Ginger-Ale Dash of grenadine Mix ingredients into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Gin Fizz

This is by far one of my favorite gin drinks, unfortunately more then once when ordering this at a bar they had no idea what I was talking about and made me a Sloe Gin Fizz. 2 1/2 ounces gin 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon superfine sugar or 1 ounce simple syrup San […]

Gin and Tonic

2 ounces gin 5 ounces tonic water 1 lime wedge Pour the gin and tonic water into a highball glass that has been filled with ice cubes. Stir well and garnish with the lime wedge. My favorite gin to use in the United States is Tanqueray No. Ten. Another good option for gin is Bombay […]

Mint Julep

This is a great drink to enjoy on Kentucky Derby Day (the first Saturday in May) or any day. 3 ounces Kentucky bourbon 6 fresh mint sprigs 1 teaspoon superfine sugar crushed ice Muddle 4 of the mint sprigs with the sugar in the bottom of a rocks glass. Fill the glass almost completely with […]

Irish Coffee

4 ounces hot coffee 1 teaspoon raw sugar 2 ounces Paddy Irish Whiskey 2 ounces heavy cream Pour the coffee and stir the sugar into an Irish Whiskey glass. Add the Whiskey and stir. Float the cream onto the top of the drink by carefully pouring it over the back of a teaspoon. Paddy Irish […]