Category : Drink Recipes

How to Make Sangria in a Pumpkin Keg

Using a Pumpkin as a Keg for White and Red Wine Sangria

Using a pumpkin as a keg is a great way to add some fun to your next get together.  And making sangria in a pumpkin is just one of the many beverages that you can choose to put into your pumpkin once you’ve tapped it.

Other than whatever booze or non-alcoholic beverage you plan on putting into your pumpkin keg, you’ll need the following materials to make a keg out of a pumpkin:

  •          a decent sized pumpkin
  •          spigot
  •          some type of bucket (which the pumpkin will be placed on for serving purposes)
  •          a knife with a blade narrower than the threads of the spigot
  •          spoon to dig out the insides of the pumpkin

Now that you’ve picked your pumpkin and have all the needed materials, let’s get into the step by step process of making a pumpkin into a keg.

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg

  1. Find a suitable sized pumpkin.   Get a pumpkin that will hold enough liquid to serve the amount of people you plan on having at your shindig.
  2. Clean the pumpkin – as you’ll be using the pumpkin as a serving vessel, you’ll want to wash off the outside of the pumpkin.
  3. Cut out the top – you need to be able to get your hands in there and clean the guts of the pumpkin and all the seeds out so make sure that the hole that you cut on top of your pumpkin is at least 6 inches wide.  NOTE: When you’re cutting the top, make sure that you’re cutting at a 45 degree angle pointing in towards the centre of the pumpkin.  You have to cut on an angle so that the lid of the pumpkin doesn’t fall in on itself.
  4. Once you’ve cleaned out the insides of your pumpkin, it’s time to cut the hole for your spigot.  Place your pumpkin on whatever bucket or holder you have and look for the flattest surface closest to where the pumpkin meets the opening of the bucket.  Once you’ve got your spot, bore a hole through the pumpkin with your knife by spinning it while gently pushing the knife in.  Once you’ve made it through, clear out any extra pumpkin flesh or skin that may be lodged in your newly created hole.
  5. Now screw in the spigot.  Press the threaded end of the spigot hard into the hole you just created and start turning clockwise until the thread catches.  Keep turning until its tight and then turn it until the opening of the tap is facing the ground.
  6. All that’s left now is to add the booze!


[Video Tutorial] How to Make White / Red Wine Sangria in a Pumpkin


Pumpkin Keg White Wine Sangria Recipe

So now we have our pumpkin all tapped and ready to go and all we need to add are the ingredients for our white wine sangria.

White Wine Sangria Recipered wine sangria pumpkin

  • bottle of white wine (we used Moscato in the video)
  • litre of orange juice
  • can of club soda
  • 4 oz vodka (or rum)
  • fruit of your choosing (we used 1 apple, a orange, 1 lemon and frozen blackberries)
  • frozen berries or ice cubes

When you’re making sangria, there are so many variations of recipes out there.  You can use either white or red wine to make sangria and you can use whatever type of fruit you’d like.  And really, the type of juice you add is up to you as well.  There are recipes that call for the addition of other juices like apple or cranberry juice or lime bar mix – as well as other alcohols such as rum or triple sec.

In the end, sangria recipes contain wine, juice and fruit – and usually the addition of some other type of liqueur like triple sec or cointreau.  Use the red and white wine sangria recipe above and tweak it until you find something you really liked – we really liked the recipe above 😉

If you liked the video tutorial on how to make a pumpkin keg sangria, leave us a comment and let us know.  If you’ve tried this yourself, post about it on our Facebook page.


Best Bloody Caesar Ever


This is my personal recipe for the Bloody Caesars I make for myself and guests while entertaining at home. This is the Best Caesar Ever!

The combination of the muddled basil and jalapeno really take the taste of this bloody caesar cocktail to the next level.

Best Caesar Cocktail Recipe:

  • Vodka
  • Fresh Basil
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce (Tobasco or something similar)
  • Celery Salt (for rimming)
  • Crispy strip of Bacon (for garnish)
  • Lime Wedge (for garnish)

If you want to spice things up even more, add a little horseradish to your caesar drink.


Jalapeno Bacon Basil Caesar | Best Caesar Drink Recipe Ever Video Tutorial



[Transcript] Jalapeno Bacon Basil Caesar | Best Caesar Drink Recipe Ever!

Hey there, Reese Richards from Today we’re going to do, not just a Caesar, but the best Caesar you have ever had in your life. All right, so we’re going to start off with a Collins glass. We’re going to have to rim the glass. So, I’m just going to take my lime… ok… and gently go around the edge of the glass here. Nice little rim… ok? And some ice… Ok, nice and full of ice. Ok. So now our alcohol. Just vodka for this puppy. One ounce. Ok? And the uh…really traditional stuff is the salt and pepper, the Lea and Perrins, the tabasco sauce, but we’re going to add a little bit of extra flavour today, ok?Best Bloody Caesar Ever

So, to do that we’re going to, uh, muddle some, uh, basil. Ok? So we’re just going to add some basil leaves in here and, for a little bit of spice… some jalapeno. So, I just took a couple of slices of jalapeno, ok? And I’ll put it in there, and I’m going to muddle the hell out of these things. Ok? We’re just releasing the oils and the juices… ok? I like to get the stuff off the muddler, so I’m going to pour a little bit in here and swirl it around a bit. Now, the regular Lea and Perrins. A little bit of that, there… some tabasco or Louisiana. A couple of drops. Not too much, because you have the jalapeno pepper in there, right? So, it’s already going to be a little spicy. Some pepper. A little bit of salt. Now, our little mixture here, with our jalapeno and our basil in there, and we’ll top this puppy up.

Now, you might say: “That sir, is a fine cocktail.” But, uh, let me ask you this: What would make that better? What do you think? Oh, I don’t know. Bacon? Some bacon maybe? Oh yeah! Hells yeah! A little slice of the old bacon? Look at that, then! Oh, she’s a pretty one. Oh, there, look! Nice. And then we’ll garnish her off with a lime. Ooh. And there you have it. The best Caesar you will ever drink in your life.


If you liked the video and agree that this is the best caesar drink recipe ever, let us know.



Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Mary Drink Recipe Tutorial

The bloody mary drink, whose exact origins are disputed, has a long and colorful past. Some say it was invented in Paris in the 1920s while others proclaim that the bloody mary cocktail was indeed invented in America in the 1930s.

And the name itself – did Bloody Mary refer to Mary Pickford, the actress, a Chicago waitress named Mary or Queen Mary I of England?bloody mary drink recipe

Whoever invented today’s version of the bloody mary drink recipe gets our congrats (although I’d prefer a Caesar). The bloody mary drink has earned a bit of a reputation as a good hangover cure – due primarily to the antioxidant properties of tomatoes.

The bloody mary is a great cocktail to have during Sunday brunch – it’s not going to make you gag like whatever you were drinking the night before and it may just help with that Saturday night hangover.

Bloody Mary recipe variations – as with most cocktail recipes, there are many variations on the bloody mary drink ingredients.

The basic version is what you see in this bloody mary tutorial. Some variations in garnish are: dill pickle, olives, carrot stick,pickled asparagus spear,spicy bean

Other bloody mary variations include adding: piri piri sauce, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, horseradish, pickle juice, steak sauce, beef broth



[Transcript] How to Make a Bloody Mary | Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Hey there, Reese Richards from All right, today we’re going to do a Bloody Mary cocktail. A Bloody Mary. So, first we have our Collins glass. Any kind of cocktail glass will do. We’re going to rim the glass. So, to do that, I just have a little lime…. I’m going to wet the edge here with the lime, and then, uh, we’re using regular salt. Ok? Just the regular salt. Add your ice. Ok? And, uh, straight vodka…one ounce. And then we’re going to spice her up. A couple of dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce, or Tabasco sauce. Some salt and pepper. Classy, eh? With the grinder? And some Worcestershire, and, uh, Heinz tomato juice. Ok? And we’re going to give that a little lime. Lime, for our garnish. Our straw, and a nice little Extreme Bean spicy little bean. And there you go, your Bloody Mary.

How to Make Buttery Nipple Shot | Buttery Nipple Recipe

How to Make Buttery Nipple Shot | Buttery Nipple Recipe

buttery nipple shooter
The Buttery Nipple Shot is the perfect “girlie” shooter as it’s sweet and tasty. Learn the buttery nipple recipe in this drink video tutorial. The buttery nipple shooter is the same as the Bit O Honey shot except with the addition of grenadine.

Buttery Nipple Recipe:
1/2 Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 Irish Cream
Drop of Grenadine

When you’re learning how to make the buttery nipple shot, don’t forget to pour the butterscotch first and then layer the Irish cream on top of the butterscotch. Use a spoon to help with the layering.

When adding your grenadine, make sure that you have a pour spout on it. As you can see in the video, there is no pour spout on the grenadine (as I’m shooting at my home bar) so it pours rather quickly.

If you’re looking to learn a new shot to order the next time you’re out clubbing, you can’t go wrong with the Buttery Nipple Shot.


[transcript] How to Make Buttery Nipple Shot Video Tutorial


Hey there, Reese Richards from Today, we’re going to do a shot. A shot recipe, and, uh, the shot is called a Buttery Nipple. So, uh, the only difference between a Nipple Honey and a Buttery Nipple is the addition of a couple shots or a couple of drops of grenadine. So, we’re going to layer the shot and we’ll start off with half of butterscotch ripple. And then, uh, Irish Cream… Bailey’s or Carolan’s, and, uh, to layer… we’re going to use a spoon, and we’re going to put the spoon on the inside of the shot glass, and then slowly pour on top of the spoon. Ok? And then, a couple of drops of the grenadine for the, uh, nipple. And there you have it. It looks more like a brain hemorrhage, but it’s a Buttery Nipple.

Blue Lagoon Drink | How to Make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Blue Lagoon Drink Video Tutorial

blue lagoon cocktail recipe

The Blue Lagoon Drink is one of the more popular of the “beach cocktails” – the type of cocktail you’d order if you were sitting on a tropical island and when they brought it to you, it’d have a little umbrella 🙂

Learning how to make the blue lagoon cocktail is not difficult. This cocktail recipe only has four ingredients.

Blue Lagoon Drink Recipe:
1oz Vodka
1/2oz Blue Curacao
Lime Bar Mix
Sprite / 7up

Pretty much anything made with blue curacao – an orange flavored, blue colored liqueur – looks cool because of the intensity of the blue from the blue curacao.

Mix up a batch of blue lagoon drinks next time you’re having guests over for a BBQ.



[transcript] Blue Lagoon Drink | How to Make Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Hey there, Reese Richards from So, today, we’re going to do a cocktail recipe, and the cocktail is the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon cocktail. So, the Blue Lagoon, uh… pretty simple, straightforward. Vodka, blue curacao, lime bar mix/ margarita mix/ sweet and sour mix, and sprite or some soda. Ok, so, fill a glass with ice, our Collins glass… and, uh, we’re going to do 3/4 of an ounce of each…Vodka, and 3/4 of an ounce of the blue curacao.

Ok, we’ll fill it up with lime bar mix, and then top it with Sprite, and you garnish with a lime. A nice little straw… and a sliced lime would be good. One that was already sliced, maybe. You know? That would just sit perfectly on the side of the glass. Look at that! Isn’t that beautiful. Ok, there you go. Your Blue Lagoon.


Holy Water Drink Recipe

Holy Water Cocktail Recipe Video Tutorial


[Video Transcript for Holy Water Cocktail]
Hey there, Reese Richards from Today, we’re going to do a little cocktail. This one’s called Holy Water. So, this is a Porn Star shot, with Sprite added in. So, with a Porn Star you just make with Red Sours… Raspberry Sours… and Blue Curacao, and for the Holy Water, we add Sprite. Ok? So it’s just going to be a half ounce of, uh, each. And I’m making two for the crew here. Spilling all over the place.

It’s a home bar, it doesn’t matter. Don’t do this at work. Whoo, it’s so pretty. Ain’t she pretty? Will you look at that? All right? And there you have it. A couple of straws. If I had a couple of straws… straws around here. Straws! Str…..tadaa! Straws! There we go. There we go. A couple of Holy Waters.

St Patricks Day Drinks

Looking for Some Cool St Patricks Day Drinks Recipes?


If you’re going to throw a St Patrick’s Day party this year, you’re going to need some St Patricks Day drinks for the occasion.
st patricks day drinks
What is St Patricks Day?  It’s an Irish cultural and religious holiday celebrated around the world each year on March 17.  St Patty’s Day celebrations commonly include parades, copious amounts of liquor and food as well as the wearing of shamrocks and other green attire.

Since St Patricks Day is an Irish holiday, the drinks you serve for your Paddy’s Day party must either be Irish or green.


Let’s start with what’s already from Ireland:


  • Guinness
  • Harp
  • Smithwicks



  • Magners



  • Bushmills
  • Jamesons
  • Tullamore Dew



  • Irish Cream
  • Irish Mist


Now we’ll move into the St Patricks Day drinks recipes – Irish bomb shot, specialty Irish coffee and a variety of Irish shooters…


St Patricks Day Specialty Coffee – Irish Coffeest patricks day drinks

  • ¾ oz Irish Cream
  • ¾ oz Irish Whiskey
  • packet of sugar (or tsp brown sugar)
  • whipped / heavy cream
  • coffee

Rim a specialty coffee glass with sugar and then add the Irish cream and whiskey to the glass with the rest of the packet of sugar.  Fill to about a finger length from the rim and top with whipped cream (in a circular, building motion if from a can). Garnish with a cherry.


St Patricks Day Bomb Drink – Irish Car Bomb

  • ½ glass Guinness
  • ½ oz Irish cream
  • ½ oz Irish whiskey

Pour the Irish cream and whiskey into a shot glass.  Drop the shot glass into the (settled) glass of Guinness.  Chug.


St Patricks Day Shooters


  • ½ oz melon liqueur
  • ¼ oz Irish whiskey
  • ¼ oz Irish cream

Shake on ice and strain into shot glass.
Nutty Irishman

  • ½ oz Irish cream liqueur
  • ½ oz Frangelico


Irish Frogirish frog shooter

  • ½ oz melon liqueur
  • ½ oz Irish cream

Pour the melon liqueur into the shot glass and layer the Irish cream on top.
*This shooter tastes best if both the liqueurs are chilled


Irish Flag

  • ⅓ oz green Crème de Menthe
  • ⅓ oz Irish cream
  • ⅓ oz Grand Marnier

Pour the crème de menthe into a shot glass and then layer the Irish cream on top and then the Grand Marnier gets layered on top of the Irish cream (creating 3 separate layers representing the green, white and orange of the Irish flag).


There you have it – all the St Patricks Day drinks you’ll need to make this year’s St Paddy’s Day party the best one ever!


Common specials to run on St Patty’s Day at your bar are discounted prices on all Irish products as well as adding some of the above shooters to the evening’s drink menu.  Other than that, go ahead and get creative.  If you own / run a martini or lounge bar, get out the melon liqueur and green creme de menthe and start creating some green martinis and cocktails.


VIDEO: St Patricks Day Jokes

If you’ve got an awesome St Patricks Day drink recipe that you’d like to share, please add it to the comments below.

The Michelada – a Great Superbowl Drink

No doubt you can find lots of Superbowl drink recipes around the Net.  But when we think of the perfect Superbowl drink recipe, we like to stick to the basics.  And since this special Sunday is sponsored and really all about beer and fatty, greasy fried foods, we picked a beertail – a cocktail made from beer.


Really, we’re talking about the relative minority of the Superbowl viewers who aren’t pounding back brews aren’t we?

Another reason you’ll want to keep things simple when it comes to choosing the right beverage for your guests is because whoever is hosting the Superbowl party this year has enough stuff to deal with let alone finding the ingredients to make crazy Superbowl cocktails.

As an example of what we’re referring to here, let’s take a look at one of the Superbowl drink recipes off’s site called the Garden Cooler.


GARDEN COOLER Superbowl Cocktail


  • Smoked salt
  • 2 oz Blanco tequila
  • 4 oz Garden Cooler Mix*
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Garnish: Cucumber slice


Looking at the ingredients above, we’re already annoyed that we need specialty salt.  Then we have to go see if we’ve got a cucumber someone in the fridge that hasn’t rotted out yet.  But wait, there’s an asterisk* beside Cooler Mix.  You mean we have to go and buy some Cooler Mix as well? No, wait we can make it.  Oh good.


Here are the Garden Cooler Mix ingredients:

*Garden Cooler Mix


  • 16 oz Pineapple juice
  • Half a pineapple, peeled
  • Half a yellow bell pepper
  • 6 sprigs Mint
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 5 Whole black peppercorns

Holy Sh*tballs, now I need to find a pineapple, a bell pepper and some mint.  Wait, I think the games almost over!


So jokes aside, as we said, we like to keep it simple – and burly.

If you’re not into straight beer this Superbowl Sunday, then try this beertail, or beer-inspired cocktail instead – the Michelada.

We chose this drink as our choice for a good Superbowl drink because it contains beer and not too many other ingredients (important so that the consumer of this beverage doesn’t have to take too much of a ribbing from the rest of the beer-guzzling gang between plays).

There are many versions of the Michelada drink recipe so we’ll start with the original and then tell you some variations.

superbowl drink recipe - Michelada

Thought by some in Mexico to be a great cure for a hangover, the original Michelada is a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, sauces, salt and spices. Here’s just one of the many ways to make this drink.

Michelada Drink Recipe


  • 12oz. Beer
  • Tajin chili lime salt
  • 2 Limes
  • Maggi
  • Salsa Inglesa (Worcestershire sauce)
  • Valentina Hot Sauce



Rim a pint glass with the chili lime salt, then fill with ice.  Add a couple dashes of Maggi, Salsa Inglesa and the hot sauce and then squeeze in one and half limes (leaving a half to slice up for garnish).  Finish the beertail off by pouring in 12oz of your favourite light blonde lager.  Garnish with a lime wheel.



Above is pretty much the original Michelada.  Now here’s what you can add as variations:

  • use regular or celery salt to rim.
  • use lemons instead of limes
  • use soy sauce instead ofJugo Maggi,
  • Tabasco instead of Valentina Hot Sauce
  • add 4-6oz of tomato juice or Clamato juice.


Up here in Canada, we like to add Clamato juice to our Micheladas as a variation of our Bloody Caesar.


Enjoy the Game,






Scotch Cocktails

Scotch Cocktails

While you’re out this weekend trying out some different scotches, throwing some new scotch lingo around, try these great scotch cocktails. They are easy to make and every bar should have the ingredients.

Rusty Nail

  • 1 oz. of Drambuie
  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • Ice

The scotch cocktail Rusty Nail has been around for awhile now and is served either in a highball glass or in a snifter (with ice or heat the snifter by rinsing with boiling water)

Highland Fling

  • 1 oz. of Amaretto
  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • Ginger Ale
  • Ice

This cocktail is a little sweeter than the last and is nice refreshing drink to have on a patio somewhere.

Summer Scotch

  • 1 oz. of Scotch
  • 1/5 oz. Creme de Menthe
  • Soda
  • Ice

It does look interesting, doesn’t it? Serve in a cocktail, collins or highball glass.

Scottish Blood

  • 1 oz. of Scotch
  • 1 or 2 oz. of Tomato Juice
  • a few dashes of Worcester Sauce
  • Slice of Lemon
  • Ice

That scotch cocktail right there has the look of a hangover cure.  Whether before, during or after your night of heavy drinking, the Scottish Blood cocktail is the last on our list of scotch cocktails.

And if you’re a “real” scotch drinker and you like the aged single malts, neat, I’m surprised you got this far through the page.  Seriously though, step out of your alcohol comfort zone once in a while.




Christmas Shots Recipes

Christmas Shots Recipes For Christmas or Whenever


No matter if it’s Christmas or not, these Christmas shots recipes are great all year round!  Of course, they do get a lot more play around Christmas time 😉

Try these super tasty Christmas shooters out at your next Christmas gig.


Christmas Shots Recipes #1 – Carrot Cake
1/3 Bailey’s
1/3 Goldschlager
1/3 Butterscotch Schnapps

Shake in a shaker tin with ice and then strain into a shot glass

Christmas Shots Recipes #2 – Santa Shot
1/3 Grenadine
1/3 Green Creme de Menthe
1/3 Peppermint Schnapps

The shot is to be layered with the grenadine on the bottom, followed by the creme de menthe and then the peppermint schnapps on top. The result is a festive red, green and white layered shot.


Christmas Shots Recipes #3 – Christmas Cookie
1/3 Kahlua
1/3 Baileys
1/3 Peppermint Schnapps

Can be shaken in a shaker tin and strained into a shot glass or served at room temperature – it’s up to you how you want your cookies.


Christmas Shots Recipes #4 – Peppermint Patty
1/2 White Creme de Menthe
1/2 Peppermint Schnapps

If shaken on ice and strained, this shot is often called a polar bear. Either way, chilled or not, it’s a darn fine shot.

Christmas Shooter Recipe #5 – Christmas Kiss
1/2 Kahlua
1/2 Raspberry liquor

And of course no Christmas party would be the same without some boozy eggnog.
Here’s Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Eggnog recipe.

Ultimate Eggnog Recipe - Irresistible Eggnog Recipes for the HolidaysSource: Blog

There you have it – a list of the best Christmas shots recipes around.  Do leave a comment if you’ve got another cool Christmas shooter recipe that you’ve tried.



Bomb Drink – Bomb Shot

Bomb Drink a.k.a the Bomb Shot

Bomb shots or bomb drinks are all the rage now. A bomb drink is basically just a shot of some type of alcohol dropped into a mixer of some type.   Nowadays, there are so many different kinds of bomb drinks.

Probably the most common old-school type of bomb drink is a boilermaker which includes a shot of whiskey and a beer. In some places people will simply drink the shot of whiskey and chase it with a beer. And in other places, they’ll drink it like a bomb drink and drop the shot of whiskey in the beer and drink them together.   We should issue a fair warning here – depending on the type and size of the glasses you’re using, the shot glass could slam against your lips and cause you to spill stuff everywhere.  Just be careful when you put the glass with the shot glass inside that the shot glass is going to slide up the glass and a speed determined by how fast you chug the contents.  As with anything, practice makes perfect!

This is what we’re talking about when we say bomb shot or bomb drink – some type of alcohol being “bombed” into a mixer.  Today, the most popular bomb drink is the Jager Bomb – a shot of Jagermeister dropped into a glass of energy drink such as Red Bull.

bomb drinkAs a bar owner or manager, bomb drinks are cool because they’re fun for customers to drink and they always gets other patrons watching and inquiring about them afterwards.

As a bar patron or owner, if you’ve already ‘been there done that’ with the Jager bombs, then it’s time to explore some new bomb drink recipes.

Bomb drinks can be a lot of fun but make sure that, as the bartender, you’re aware that these types of shots can have a quicker and more extreme effect than regular shots.  Be careful and keep a close eye on any customers ordering bomb drink after bomb drink.

We’ve listed off 9 bomb shot drink recipes including the Skittles bomb, Sake bomb and the Obama bomb in our Bomb Shot Infographic

Bomb Shot Recipes

Bomb Shot Recipes

Yay! We’ve found yet another creative way to get alcohol into our bodies.  They are called bomb shots and these are some of the top bomb shot recipes out there.

The first set of these bomb shot recipes are all bombed in energy drink.  That means that whatever alcohol is mentioned is in a shot glass and it gets dropped a.k.a bombed into a glass of energy drink.  The most popular of this current wave of bomb shots is arguably the Jager bomb or Jager bomb shot.  The Jager bomb shot recipe is pretty easy – just 1oz of Jagermeister bombed in your choice of energy drink.


Top Bomb Shot Recipes


  • ½ oz apple sours
  • ½ oz butterscotch schnapps

Bombed in Energy Drink



  • 1oz raspberry vodka

Bombed in Energy Drink


  • 1oz mandarin orange

Bombed in Energy Drink



  • 1oz malibu rum

Bombed in Energy Drink



  • 1oz goldschlager

Bombed in Energy Drink



  • 1oz cointreau

Bombed in Energy Drink


These next bomb shots are some of the originals out there – the ones that were way cool before anyone every heard of Jagermeister and Jager Bombs.


To recall what’s in an Irish Car Bomb, just remember that everything is Irish – Irish whiskey, Irish cream and Irish beer.

  • ½ oz Irish whiskey
  • ½ oz Irish cream

Bombed in Guinness


Aptly named as it tastes strikingly similar to the Dr.Pepper soft drink.

  • 1oz amaretto

Bombed in Beer with splash of Cola



  • 1oz black sambucca

Bombed in glass Smirnoff Ice (red)


bomb shot recipes

This one is more about the presentation – balance your shot of sake on two chopsticks and then let it drop in!

  • 1oz sake

Bombed in Beer

There are innumerable bomb shot recipes out there as there is an endless combination of alcohol and mix to bomb with.  If you happen to have any other cool bomb shot recipes, please leave them in the comments section below.

Check out our cool bomb shot infographic

Bomb Pop Shots

Bomb Pop Shots Recipe – the Adult Version

Depending on how old you are, you may or may not remember the original Bomb Pops – they were tri-colored popsicles in the shape of bombs (bomb popsicles -> bomb pops).  If you had the chance (or still have the chance) to try the original bomb pop, you should.
bomb pop shots
But since we’re all adults here and we know everything goes better with a little alcohol, lets get on with the “real” bomb pop shots recipe – the boozey one.   Other than the fact that you want the bomb pop shot to taste like the original bomb pop, you also want to make sure that the colors of the bomb pop shot are the correct color and are as clearly separated into the three colors – red, white and blue – as possible (we’ll get into how in a sec).

Bomb Pop Shots Recipe

To get the white of the bomb pop shot, you can use either Sprite and lemon vodka mixed together or you can substitute the sprite and vodka for a lemon cooler like Mikes Hard Lemonade or the original (red) Smirnoff Ice.

Note: don’t get confused with the image on the right.  The way we’ll be making our bomb pop shots, they will turn out to be opposite colors – with red on the bottom, followed by white in the middle and blue on top.

The following recipe makes 2oz shots.

Bomb Pop Shot Ingredients

  • 1/3oz Sprite
  • 1/3oz  lemon vodka
  • 2/3oz  blue curacao
  • 2/3oz grenadine


Bomb Pop Shots Recipe

Bomb Pop Shots Recipe Instructions

You’ll want to chill your vodka / sprite combo or your lemonade cooler before you begin.

Step 1:  Once it’s chilled, pour your “white” (vodka/sprite) into a 2 or 3oz shot glass.

Step 2: Now you have to layer the other ingredients into the glass and this takes a little skill.  (if you don’t know how to properly layer shots, take a look at this b52 shooter video tutorial.  Take a small spoon and place it, bottom side up, into your glass, just above / slightly touching the top of the vodka mixture.

Step 3: Now you want to VERY CAREFULLY pour the Blue Curacao over the top of the spoon so that it can run down the sides of the spoon and dribble onto the vodka where it should stay floating on top.  At this point, hopefully you’ll see the two distinct colors (if not keep practising).

Step 4: Now to add the grenadine.  Grenadine is rather thick and heavy so it will naturally float to the bottom of the glass.  Carefully pour the grenadine over the spoon and let it drip down the sides of the glass to the bottom.

Bomb Pop Shots Variations:  As we mentioned above, you can substitute some vodka cooler for the vodka / sprite combo – or you can try raspberry vodka with sweet and sour mix.

And as a bomb shot, drop an oz of blue curacao into a small rocks glass with smirnoff ice / grenadine.  If you’re looking for more recipes, check out our bomb shot infographic.

If you’ve done everything right to this point, you should have some lovely bomb pop shots to enjoy.  If you didn’t get the layering right, you’ll have something that still tastes like bomb pop shots  but more like when your brother made you eat the whole thing in one freezing go.

If you enjoy our bomb pop shots recipe, be sociable and share 😉



Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe


What’s the best way to make a Long Island Iced Tea?
Question by lazyjbob

I found a “recipe” on wikipedia and it calls for Gomme Syrup and I have no idea what that is or where to get it.
Also…What is meant by “sweet and sour mix”?


Best answer:
Answer by baygirlie

1 part vodka
1 part tequila
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part triple sec
1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
1 splash Coca-Cola

This is a great recipe.
Gomme is just sugar syrup…you really don’t need it

Sweet & Sour mix is just a mixture of lemon juice & sugar. You can make your own with 8 oz of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar.


BarsandBartending answer: 
We concur with baygirlie’s Long Island Iced Tea recipe above but we would take the Triple Sec down to a 1/2 part.  Use a collins glass, fill it with ice and pour in all your liquor.  Add sweet & sour mix – also called margarita mix, sours, bar lime or bar mix, which can easily be bought in sugar crystal form – and top with an ounce or so of Coke.  Garnish with a nice lemon wheel or wedge.
In Canada, this is generally a 2oz cocktail and is one of the stronger cocktails you can order from a bar.  And because the strong alcohol flavor is covered by the sugary mixes, patrons often don’t realize just how intoxicated they are becoming. So, as a bartender, be aware of that.

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