Archive of ‘Triple sec’ category

Ante Apple, applejack cocktail

This is a variation on the Ante Cocktail from London’s Savoy Hotel bar. They use a mixture of Calvados, the famed apple brandy from France, and Cognac. For a lighter taste, we’re swapping out the French spirits for Laird’s Applejack, the New Jersey elixir. The few drops of lemon add a nice balance. Ante Up […]


Macduff, scotch cocktail

“Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” cried out Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We envision Macbeth pausing and in an aside calling for a “wee drop more of the whiskey, laddie.” Macduff 1 1/2 ounces scotch 1/2 ounce triple sec 2 dashes Angostura bitters Put all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing […]


Two Tequila Rita, post Cinco cocktail

The loud hurrahs of “Cinco” have faded but there is still a finger or two left in some of the tequila bottles. If “Drink it, don’t waste it” isn’t a tequila adage, we just made it one. This is essentially a cocktail shaken out of the leftovers. Two Tequila Rita 1 ounce white tequila 1/2 […]


Cuatro de Cinco, cilantro cocktail

This is a 2-for-1 drink. We get ready for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow and add an antioxidant to the lexicon of tequila cocktails. To provide a deep herbal taste, you’ll need fresh cilantro. Save the leftover cilantro to top tomorrow’s guacamole. Cuatro de Cinco 2 ounces tequila 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon […]


Acapulco, frothy highball cocktail

This drink calls for two rounds of vigorous shaking. The first shake, without ice, helps foam the egg white and combine the ingredients. The second shake, with the added ice, builds more foam and chills the mix. Acapulco 2 ounces light rum 1/2 ounce triple sec 1/2 ounce lime juice 1 teaspoon simple syrup 1 […]


1040, deductable cocktail

This is not a cocktail created by the IRS — though there are citizens who would rather the government’s tax collectors spend their time drinking instead of auditing. It is, instead, a drink dedicated to all who have wandered through tax code hell in pursuit of finishing their return forms accurately and on time. 1040 […]


Daring Dash, a women’s kicker

One good cocktail deserves another. Late last year we created Go Dynamo, an orange-hued, rosemary-scented mix to celebrate U.S. Major League Soccer and, in particular, the Houston Dynamo team. Well, professional women’s soccer has stepped up: Please welcome the Houston Dash. And for their opening 2014 season we offer this: Daring Dash 1 1/2 ounce […]


Long Island Iced Tea

This Prohibition-era drink might have originated on Long Island but iced tea it is not. Made with five spirits: rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and triple sec. Leave out the triple sec and this is a Texas Iced Tea. Substitute Blue Curacao for the triple sec and you have a Miami Iced Tea. None are made […]


Morning Noggin’, breakfast cocktail

While this quick egg nog mix calls for whole milk, you could hold the fat down by using non-fat, 1 percent, or 2 percent. Since life is all about options, if you want, use half and half. Want to take it up a notch? Use cognac instead of brandy. Bring out the blender and make […]


26 Cents, presidential cocktail

Today is U.S. Presidents Day, a consolidated holiday celebrating the birthdays of George Washington, whose likeness appearance on the quarter, and Abraham Lincoln, who is on the penny. This martini derivative is named for their combined coinage value. 26 Cents 1 1/2 ounces gin 1/4 ounce triple sec 2 dashes orange bitters 2 drops green […]


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