An Aqua Velva is a cocktail made with Vodka, Gin, Blue Curaçao and lemonade. The Curaçao gives the drink the colour of Ice Blue Aqua Velva aftershave, which was advertised with the slogan that it “gives your skin a drink.”
37,5 ml/ 1¼ oz. Vodka
37,5ml / 1¼ oz. Gin
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Blue Curaçao
Shake the 3 spirits with ice.
Strain into ice-filled glass.
Top with lemonade (Sprite or 7-Up)
In the 2007 film Zodiac, the cocktail is depicted as author Robert Graysmith’s favored drink.
My St. Patrick`s Day cocktail recipe for this year is called the Green Demon cocktail. The cocktail is green in colour and tastes like honeydew and lemon. It’s all about the melon flavor of the Midori cut with the tartness of lemon juice. That said, you’ll also find some Vodka and Rum in this drink. Just in case you were thinking it might not have enough kick for you. One ounce of each of those liqueurs, combined with the lower proof Midori, actually puts this drink on the slightly stronger side of standard.
30 ml/ 1 oz. Midori
30 ml/ 1 oz. Vodka
30 ml/ 1 oz. white Rum
lemonade (to taste)
Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
Pour in the liqueurs.
Top off with the lemonade.
Garnish with a lime wheel .
Every year the Irish and now almost the whole world celebrate St. Patrick`s Day. On March 17th, green is the predominant color of Irish people celebrating all over the world; in some cities, the rivers are even colored green on St. Patrick’s Day. On this occasion, here is a great green cocktail for St. Patrick`s Day called Green Demon.
Ukraine is a country in the heart of Europe under attack from Russian dictator Putin. If you want to help Ukraine, donate to Ukraine. I was there myself a few years ago and it’s a wonderful country with amazing people. The colours of the Ukrainian flag are yellow and blue. The recipe consists of two components – Banana liqueur and Blue Curaçao liqueur.
1 part Blue Curaçao
1 part Banana liqueur
Pour the Banana liqueur into the cocktail shot.
After that pour gently the Blue Curaçao over a bar spoon against the inside of your shot glass.
You now have a nicely layered shooter representing the flag of the Ukraine.
The Final Ward is a modified Last World cocktail. While the Last World cocktail is classically prepared with Gin, maraschino, Chartreuse and lime juice, the Final Ward Whiskey replaces the Gin and switches the citrus fruits from lime to lemon.
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. Rye Whiskey
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. green Chartreuse
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. marashino liqueur
22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
The Enzoni cocktail is a cross between a Negroni and a Gin Sour where the Sweet Vermouth comes in the form of muddled green grapes. An ideal drink to introduce a novice to Campari! The Enzoni coctail was first created by Vincenzo Errico whilst tending bar at Milk & Honey, NYC. Vincenzo was trained by the legendary Dick Bradsell (creator of the Espresso Martini).
30 ml/ 1 oz. Campari or other red bitter liqueur
30 ml/ 1 oz. Gin
20 ml/ ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
15 ml/ ½ oz. sugar syrup
5 fresh green grapes (seedless)
Muddle the green grapes in base of shaker.
Add the other ingredients and ice into shaker.
Fine strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube).
The Macuá cocktail is named after a tropical bird native to Nicaragua. The Macuá cocktail is a combination of white Rum and fruit juices from lemon and guava. The cocktail was invented by Dr. Edmundo Miranda Sáenz, who created it at the end of 20th century, but it gained popularity in 2006, when it was selected as the national drink of Nicaragua.
45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. white Rum
30 ml/ 1 oz. guava juice
30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
10 ml/ ⅓ oz. simple syrup
Add all ingredients into an electric blender with crushed ice.
Blend for a few seconds.
Strain into a Highball glass filled with fresh ice.