Outrageous Cocktails from ‘Dunk City’ Florida are Tropical Fun Anytime

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2 ½ oz American Harvest(Vodka)
1/2 oz  Blue Curacao
TSP Tropics  Coco Cream
Splash Kern’s Pear Juice

Up or Rocks: Ice Shaker add Martini pour of American Harvest, splash Blue Curacao, add teaspoon of Tropics Coconut Cream, splash/add Kern’s Pear Juice strain and serve in up martini glass. Garnish with Green Cherry or Blueberries



1 ½  oz American Harvest (Vodka)
½ oz Melon Liqueur
Splash RIPE Agave Sour Mix
Splash Indian River Valencia OJ
Top w/ Sparkling Juice*
Garnish with Melon Balls

Tall on Rocks: Ice Pint Glass add AH Vodka, add Melon Liqueur splash RIPE Sour Mix and Indian River Orange Juice. SHAKE .  Then top with sparkling  juice or fruited soda ( Izze Blueberry)  STRAIN IT & MAKE IT A SHOOTER

239 Slamma Jamma

2 ½ oz  American Harvest (Vodka)
¾ TSP of Blueberry Jelly
(opt) Cranberry Juice
Splash RIPE Agave Sour Mix
Creamy peanut butter (for rim)
Crushed nuts (for rim)

Strained Up Shot or Martini: PREP: Rim glass with peanut butter and crushed nuts Ice Shaker add AH Vodka, ¾ TSP of Blueberry Jelly splash RIPE Sour MIX, (optional drop of Cranberry juice) SHAKE WELL, strain and serve in rocks/shot or UP for a PB & J Martini

Top 5 Tequila Cocktails of 2012! Mixing it up with Azuñia

It doesn’t have to be ‘National Tequila Day’ to Enjoy 100% Certified Organic Super-Premium Azuñia Tequila!

Critics are raving about Azuñia Platinum Tequila as well as the Azuñia Reposado and the Azuñia Anejo, and here’s the perfect opportunity to see why bartenders and chefs alike are discovering and enjoying Azunia over some of the more nationally promoted mega-brands.

Top 5 Tequila Cocktails of 2012


The REAL Skinny (Organic) Margarita

Skinny Margaritas are the rage…but no need to buy the bottle…it’s easier…and better to let Bethenny Frankel pick out new shoes and make this Organic and Skinny Margarita!

1 ½ ounces of Azuñia Platinum Tequila
½ ounce of Azuñia Pure Agave Nectar
Fill with Fresh Lime Juice or RIPE Bar Juice
Salt Rim (optional)
Lime wedge

Paloma Cocktail

In Mexico it’s the refreshing Paloma Cocktail that is the favorite way to mix it up and pour it on! We prefer fresh Indian River Grapefruit Juice…but mixing it with Squirt® or Fresca® works great too

1 ½ ounces of Azuñia ReposadoTequila
Fresh Squeezed Indian River Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
Top with Club Soda
Lime Garnish
Half-Rimmed glass with Salt

Bloody Maria

The absolute upgrade to your same ole Bloody Mary uses Azuñia Platinum Tequila. We’ll rim the glass…and for consistency we like Zing Zang

1 ½ ounces of Azuñia Platinum Tequila
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
Rim the Glass with Kosher Salt (add Blackening Seasoning to taste to the salt)
Garnishes: Filthy Pepper Olive,, Strip of Bacon, Stalk of Celery, Fresh Lemon or Lime Wedge


Brave Bull

2 ounces of Azuñia Anejo Tequila
¾ ounce Kahlua


The Red Rooster

Try one…it’ll will replace your Vodka…you heard it here!

1 ½ ounces of Azuñia Platinum Tequila
Splash Red Bull
Splash Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon Drink Recipes

Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon has been released from the makers of the traditional and classic 70 proof  Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur.

This version of honey infused whiskey has more of a pure honey profile and is mixable with several standard restaurant and bar mixers like coke, ginger ale, club soda as well as with lemonade, Iced and hot teas.  We recommend trying pure sugared colas and ginger ales and beers like Jones Soda or Boylans or fruited seltzers or sparkling beverages.  Here are five great cocktails with Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon designed by Beverage Consultant  Larry ‘Smokey’ Genta  www.BarMechanics.com


Tall Highball Glass with ice
1 part Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
1 part Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
splash of DeKuyper Cherry Pucker
Lemon Sour Mix
Cherry Garnish


Martini Cocktail Glass with Caramel Syrup swirl
Build over ice in Mixing Vessel or Shaker
2 parts Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
1/2 part Tiramisu Liqueur (Coffee Liqueur)
1/2 part Dooley’s Toffee Cream (Irish Cream)

Shake and Strain to prepped Martini Glass

Highball Glass with ice
1 part Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
1/2 part Tiramisu Liqueur (Coffee Liqueur)
1/2 part Dooley’s Toffee Cream (Irish Cream)
Splash of milk or Half and Half Cream
Shake in glass and serve


Tall Highball Glass with ice
2 parts Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
Fill with Crispin Hard Cider
Garnish with Mint sprig


In a Highball Glass
2 parts Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Fill with Ginger Ale


Martini Cocktail Glass
Build over ice in Mixing Vessel or Shaker
4 parts Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon
2 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
Squeeze  juice of 1/4 wedge of fresh orange
Garnish with Orange chunk or Mandarin Orange

Three Olives Loopy Vodka!

Martini Recipe Video! Using Fruit Loop Vodka Allows ‘Breakfast Anytime’ Fun for Bartenders

Three Olives Loopy Vodka is the latest flavor from Proximo Spirits and if you haven’t tried it…think Fruit Loops. Not that Kellogg’s wants to make the connection but I’ve bought two boxes for the first time in years.  But success levels for beverages are measured first in the amount of buzz, then the placement and with every reorder and that’s what’s happening at bars and restaurants who are ordering 6 pack cases and running out.

The Loopy Martini @ Firepit City Grill-Ft.Myers, Florida
Three Olives Loopy Martini

Okay it’s real hard to defend those that feel that just don’t have room on the back bar for another vodka. Every berry is represented at every price point and to get noticed on the back bar for your new flavor gets tougher. But leave it to Three Olives to shake out a place on the back bar with one of the most recognized breakfast cereals as a flavor profile.

At the Firepit City Grill in Fort Myers, Florida it started selling as many flavors do along with Red Bull or sour mix but now it’s getting more notice as an alternative to an after dinner drink and if you’re upo and not really a Bloody Mary fan, it’s an eye opener that your remember pouring from a box.

The colorful and eye-catching package demands a festive presentation so the Loopy Martini uses real Fruit Loops, not only muddled to be used as a glass rimmer, but they used Marshmallow Fluff to adhere Fruit Loops to the glass. Besides Three Olives Loopy Vodka this Outrageous Cocktails feature calls for only splashes of Irish Cream along with a bit of milk or half and half.

Three Olives Vodka is new star of the Proximo Spirits portfolio which also recently released Three Olives Cola Vodka, but Loopy has created the same kind of interest as Three Olives Dude Vodka which was a 2011 release. Dude Vodka mimics the taste of the popular and original soft drink Mountain Dew. But Loopy Vodka is not the only Three Olives Flavor that is reminiscent of a flavor associated with breakfast . Three Olives Rangtang is a blend of citrusy orange flavors that has a striking flavor match with Tang, the powdered breakfast drink that was known as the drink of the astronauts.

Three Olives Vodka is available in many markets from Premier Beverage Company, a division of the Charmer-Sunbelt Group

Loopy Martini

Three Olives Loopy Vodka
Irish Cream Liqueur
Half & Half (Milk)
Handful of Kellogg’s Fruit Loops
Tablespoon of Marshmallow Fluff

Prep: Use Marshmallow Fluff to stick assorted colors of 8-10 Fruit Loops to the inside of a dry martini glass. Muddle one of each color Fruit Loops and moisten half the rim with Fluff to hold muddled cereal to the rim.

Ice a Martini shaker and pour ample amount (3 ounces) Three Olives Loopy Vodka over ice adding a splash of Irish Cream Liqueur and splashes of either whole milk or half & half.  Shake well and strain.  Fruit Loops will release slowly to float on top of martini glass.


Fireball Whiskey is Hot! Sazerac Sues to Protect Trademark

Popular Cinnamon Whiskey Files Suit to Protect Trademark

Flattery comes in strange ways, but imitation has legal  limits.

Fireball Sues Cinnamon Knock-Off

Sazerac Inc., the makers of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey have filed a lawsuit against the makers of SinFire Cinnamon Whiskey pointing to violations of their trademarks on the product that  has become a ‘hot’ item in bars across America.

 Fireball Whiskey has quickly received the attention of consumers with a cinnamon spiced whiskey that they say ‘Taste’s Like Heaven but Burns Like Hell‘®, and it appears  Hood River DistillersSinFire,  is trying to mimic Fireball and it’s distinctive packaging in hopes of sales.

Read the story Here

Fireball Recipes



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