Throughout our travels we have come up with a few great drinks along the way.  Here are a few of out favorites:

Nut Flavored Martini (Nutty Buddy):

Take 3 equal portions of vanilla vodka, Frangelica, and amaretto and mix them in equal amounts into a shaker filled with ice.  Cool it down and pour it into a martini glass and add a spicy walnut or a candied walnut.  Awesome drink of pure alcohol and so nice to sip.

Here is Sabrina's recipe for the "Official" Rio Margarita:

You only have to use 2 parts tequila because some think 3 parts is a
little too much.

3 Parts Cuervo Gold Tequila
2 Parts Duffy's Lime Juice (Duffy's is the Key)
1 Part Juarez Triple Sec
1 Part clear no pulp, Apple Juice
1/2 Part Karo Syrup
1/2 - 1 part Everclear (optional)

Here is a quick heads up to all that have written me regarding Duffy's Lime Juice:  You can buy it from Applejack Liquors in Denver, Colorado.  Their phone # is (303)233-3331.  They will ship it for their shipping cost plus a $15 handling fee.  It is sold 12 bottles to a case but I would guess you could buy less.  If you want to contact a distributor, you can call Intermountain Distributing at (970)984-2500.  They also have a web site.  They will sell it for $33.50/case plus $19-20 for shipping.  Hope this helps!

This is a recipe Sabrina brought back from the BVI.  I am not sure what it makes and it is a little sketchy on quantities but let me know what happens

Fill glass with Ice
Fill glass at least 1/2 full with:
Cruzan citrus rum
Cruzan Estate Dark Rum
(Gold - Yes  151 - no)
or Mount Gay Eclipse
Then add:
Top with Meyer's Dark Rum
Then add an orange slice

Here is my Recipe for really fast tropical drinks (AKA Secret Recipe):
Get a gallon jug (Clean preferred)
2 liters of dark rum
2 big cans of pineapple juice
2 can of Coco Casa
Shake it up in the jug and then pour warm on a glass full of ice.  MMMMMMM

This is a drink recipe we found on the side of our fridge in the BVI:
Kick Butt Pain Killers:
1 can Coco Lopez (save the can of Coco Lopez for measuring everything else)
1 can orange juice
2 cans dark rum
3 1/2 cans pineapple juice
Mix together in a 1 gallon jug and serve over ice with nutmeg on top.  Makes 4-6 painkillers (or 2 muggos)

Blood Orange Martinis
Blood Oranges are in season from winter to early spring.  You can also substitute store bought blood orange or regular orange juice for this cocktail.
1/2 cup citrus flavored vodka
1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice (about 1 orange)
2 Tablespoons simple syrup (see below)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add vodka, orange juice, and syrup; shake well.  Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses.

Simple syrup recipe: 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup water...place in saucepan on medium/high heat until it boils.  Let cool completely.

2-3 oz Light rum 
Juice of 1 Lime (1 oz) 
2 tsp Sugar 
2-4 Mint sprigs 
Soda water

Mixing instructions:
Lightly muddle the mint and sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar dissolve and you smell the mint. Squeeze the lime into the glass, add rum and shake with ice. Strain over cracked ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig and serve.

Lemon Drop Martini
Tried this one in Feb of 09 and it was rather delicious.  I really like the sugar on the rim of the glass.  I used Cointreau as my triple sec.  I made one with Grand Marnier and it was not as good.

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar*
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon
*Superfine sugar is instantly dissolving


2oz Overholt
2oz lemon juice
1.5 oz simple .25 oz. Benedictine
1 Egg white
Serve in tall glass, float Goslings dark rum, garnish with a cherry

Unknown Name
1.5 oz Whalers Vanilla Rum
.75 oz Dark Godiva
.25 oz frangelica
Shake and pour into glass
Take cream and shake using same ice and shaker.  Pour into drink over spoon to allow cream to float.  Not sure how much cream to use.  Maybe 1.5 oz?

Nice Easy Tropical Drink

1 Part Malibu Rum
1 Part Captain Morgans
1 Part Light Rum
1 Part Fresh Orange Juice
4 Parts Cranberry Juice
Serve on Ice with a float of 151, 2 cherries and an orange wheel.

1 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Cranberry

Fuzzy Leopard (From Red Feather, Boise, Idaho)
1.5 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
Muddled Basil

Unknown Drink from Modern Hotel
1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Fresh OJ
1/3 oz. Grenadine
2 drops Ricard (licorice liquor)

Snicker’s Bar
half and half

Cream Soda (summer drink)
Stoli Vanilla
Ginger ale

Random Drink
1 part Malibu
1 part Captain Morgans
1 part light rum
1 part orange liquor
4 parts cranberry
Serve on ice with a float of 151
garnish with cherry and orange wheel

Milk and Honey
.75 oz oz Honey Cordial
Large Chunk of fresh ginger (muddled completely)
2 dashes fee brothers barrel aged bitters
.25 oz fresh pressed lemon not any more
1.5 oz Elijah Craig
Shake over ice and and strain over spherical ice

Home made Irish Cream
1 3/4 tbs Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 tablespoon Coconut Extract
1/2 tsp Chocolate Extract
1 cup Irish whisky
1 cup Bacardi light rum
3 1/2 cups light cream
1 1/4 cup sugar
6 tbs Chocolate Syrup
1 Tbs vanilla pudding mix

Mai Tai
2 cups light rum
1 cup dark rum
1 cup 151 proof rum
1 cup triple sec
1 cup almond flavored syrum
10 limes, juiced
1/2 gallon fresh orange juice

Mai Tai #2
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz triple sec
1/4 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz orange juice
1 dash grenadine
1/2 oz dark rum
maraschino cherry garnish

Jess Page Tequila Drink

1.5 oz tequila
.5 creme de cassis
1/2 lime
top with ginger ale/beer 

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