Posts Tagged ‘after dinner’

Strawberry Dimple, gin cocktail

What is a dimple? It is a miniature version of a martini served straight up in a shooter glass. This doesn’t mean the drink belongs in the college drinking game category. The name is too silly for that. It works well as an aperitif and as an after dinner drink. This cocktails calls for a […]


Knock Knock, brandy cocktail

Time for some call-and-response humor. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Waiter. Waiter who? Waiter you taste this cocktail. (We heard the groaning out there.) This easy to assemble sipper makes a pleasant after-dinner drink and could easily work before dinner, too. Knock Knock 1 1/2 ounces brandy 1/2 ounce Cointreau Chilled soda water Fill a wine […]


Midnight Cowboy, whiskey cocktail

This is not a daytime cocktail. The whiskey, rum, and cream push this recipe firmly into the after-dinner category. If you can find it, use Baby Blue, a blue-corn whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas. Another choice, and definitely available, is George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash. Midnight Cowboy 2 ounces of whiskey 1 ounce […]


Mama Mia, amaretto cocktail

One has to wonder how many of these were consumed by the Scandinavian rock group ABBA while they composed the music and lyrics to “Dancing Queen.” This recipe makes a very pleasant after-dinner drink and has the creamy texture of a White Russian. Mama Mia 1 ounce vodka 1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur 1/2 ounce heavy […]


Green Hornet, whiskey cocktail

This mixture has all the signs of one of those Prohibition era cocktails in which raw characteristics of bad booze were made palatable with liqueur modifiers. Fear not: Good rye brings some sting, creme de menthe provides the herbal tingle, and the Chartreuse adds a dose of pepperiness. Green Hornet 3/4 ounce rye 3/4 ounce […]


Icy Hot, minty cocktail

The slight warming zing in this cocktail is cinnamon and comes from the Goldschläger, a liqueur flecked with tiny bits of gold foil. (Put the strainers away, there’s not enough gold in a bottle to make it worth while.) The Falernum is a rum-based liqueur with vanilla notes. The Icy Hot demonstrates the miracle of […]


Almond Joy, creamy cocktail

Almond flavored drinks are fairly common. They range from a few drops of almond syrup, to a full strength amaretto sour, and on to this creamy concoction with a creme de cacao note. While this works well in the after dinner category, its low alcohol content can make it an anytime cocktail. Almond Joy 1 […]


Chocolate Stinger, minty cocktail

The original Stinger is a mix of brandy and creme de menthe. It was a prohibition-era concoction designed to disguise poor quality “hooch” passed off as brandy. For this chocolate inspired version, use the white creme de menthe or the drink will have a muddied look. Chocolate Stinger 1 ounce dark creme de cacao 1 […]