The BevX Cocktail List




  • The Gautier Cognac Sour

    Regular readers at BevX know that we are subscribers to the theory that less is often more. This cocktail illustrates this point perfectly....
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    Cognac

  • Campo de' Fiori

    Everyone loves a great French 75, don't they? If you know someone that doesn't love a good French 75 reconsider the friendship. Like all gre...
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    Gin

  • Rummy Hot Chocolate

    In the holiday season we are encouraged to play with comforting cocktails. There is nothing more comforting than taking a childhood favo...
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    Rum

  • Italian Coffee

    Everyone knows the Irish Coffee so why not have a hot coffee cocktail from the land of superb coffee drinks? We have added layers of Italian...
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    Coffee Liqueur

  • Manhattan with Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey

    The Manhattan is a classic American cocktail. Like many classics, it has inspired many inventive variations. The Manhattan is believed t...
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    Rye Whiskey

  • Mai Tai

    Victor Bergeron, best known as Trader Vic, in 1944, created this classic cocktail. (It must be noted that Don the Beachcomber claims to...
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    Rum

  • Martini - BevX take on the original

    How have we gone so long without addressing the kingpin of all cocktails, the Martini? This cocktail, more than any other perhaps, is th...
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    Gin

  • Bee's Knees

    This great and tasty classic cocktail dates back to Prohibition days. The slang term meaning "the best" is perhaps out of date for some but...
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    Gin

  • East India Cocktail

    The name congurs images of world-trade, opium wars, rebellion, and nights on the high seas. Those were the days... The East India Cocktail a...
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    Brandy

  • Brandy Crusta

    This is a great old, classic cocktail. It is the perfect improvement on the first cocktails that were simply booze (often Brandy), sugar, an...
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    Brandy

  • The Sazerac

    The Louisiana State Legislature has named the Sazerac the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans during their recent legislative sessi...
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    Rye Whiskey

  • Robert Burns Cocktail

    This tasty cocktail is a slight but clever variation on the classic Rob Roy with the distinctive herbal flavor provided by the Benedictine....
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    Scotch Whisky

  • Rob Roy

    The Rob Roy is a classic cocktail created in New York City at the Waldorf Hotel in 1894. It was originally crafted to celebrate the opening...
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    Scotch Whisky

  • Vieux Carré

    Named for New Orleans' French Quarter this classic drink is the signature cocktail of the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. This cocktail is...
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    Rye

  • Christmas Punch

    Christmas entertaining should be fuss-free while festive and dramatic. A quality punch is a great way to offer a tasty drink without having...
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    Rum, Cider

  • Hot Buttered Apple & Rum

    Traditional Hot Buttered Rum is a great winter warmer and never fails to get one in the mood of the season. However, I do have a small p...
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    Rum

  • Mulled Wine (Christmas Nectar)

    Mulled, spiced wine is one of the great and classic staples of the Christmas season. It’s a universal signal of the season being found...
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    Wine

  • Hot Toddy - BevX Style

    This classic winter cocktail can soothe us and at times heal us with its warmth and clever dose of Whiskey. It can be made with great ease a...
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    Irish Whiskey

  • Silk Apple

    This is a great cocktail for a Halloween or fall theme party. The combination of Calvados with the tasty and unique Amarula Cream Liqueur is...
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    Calvados

  • Smiling Jack-O-Lantern

    What is autumn without pumpkin? I don't know either but it just wouldn't be right. This simple cocktail is ideal for your Halloween parties...
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    Bourbon

  • Zombie - BevX Style

    With a name like Zombie, this cocktail creates plenty of mood and mind-altering moments from the name alone. Couple this with the fact t...
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    Rum

  • Orange Blossom

    This is a sophisticated Gin & Juice or variant of the classic screwdriver. It's appeal is its simplicity and the Gin adds much more to the d...
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    Gin

  • Algonquin Cocktail

    This great drink shows the versatility of Whiskey in cocktails and the spicy appeal of Rye. The Algonquin is proof positive that you don't h...
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    Rye Whiskey

  • Island Hopper

    If the grasshopper where native to the Caribbean I imagine that it would look and taste a lot like this. Imagine sipping this on a private d...
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    Rum

  • Vesper

    The perfect cocktail when you are trying to channel your inner Bond. This simple yet refreshing and tasty cocktail first appeared in Ian Fle...
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    Gin

  • Parisian Cocktail

    This great cocktail has nearly gone extinct, forgotten by most cocktail drinkers and bartenders alike. It is one of the great classic co...
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    Gin

  • El Diablo

    When I offer this cocktail to guests the inevitable question is heard, "Is this spicy?" A logical question with a name like El Diablo. Howev...
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    Tequila

  • Whiskey Sour

    Regular readers at BevX know that we are subscribers to the theory that less is often more. This cocktail illustrates this point perfectly....
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    Whiskey

  • Playa Sunset

    Playa del Carmen is a great and easy beach destination. The sea air and bright sun conspire to lull you into a mañana state of mind. Get More

    Tequila

  • Wisconsin Wine Cooler

    The wine cooler or spritzer is suffering from a poor reputation. Why would this great summer cocktail be out of fashion for so long? Well ap...
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    Wine

  • The Upside Down Martini

    The martini as typically ordered dry is simply a glass of chilled Gin. If someone you know orders their martini "very, very dry" meaning th...
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    Vermouth

  • The Americano

    This long staple of the Italian cafe or Apéritvo bar was born in the Caffe Camporino in Milan circa 1860. It was originally known as the "M...
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    Vermouth & Bitters

  • The Aged Rum Sidecar

    The Sidecar is a great example of a classic cocktail that is built with just three ingredients. Every element serves a purpose and every...
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    Rum

  • French 75 - Classic version

    This classic cocktail has the dubious reputation of being among the most potent cocktails ever created. The crisp and refreshing combinat...
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    Gin

  • The Perfect Margarita

    Nothing says summer like the margarita. Remember that no great Margarita can be made with inferior Tequila. Some may argue that the best in...
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    Tequila

  • Sean's Champagne Cocktail

    If you're looking to spark a bit of romance or just trying to get out of the doghouse this simple yet exotic cocktail is just what the d...
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    Sparkling Wine

  • Piña Colada

    Some study the universe in hopes of finding the meaning of life. Some dive the ocean's depths seeking treasure. I spend my days seeking...
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    Rum

  • Manhattan

    The Manhattan is a classic American cocktail. Like many classics, it has inspired many inventive variations. The Manhattan is believed t...
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    Rye Whiskey

  • The Classic Sidecar

    As is the case with so many classic cocktails, no one knows for sure when and where it was invented. We can be pretty comfortable in saying...
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    Cognac

  • Daiquiri - the classic recipe

    This beautiful and tasty classic cocktail has been an unfortunate platform to "create" a slew of flavor variations that have haunted the...
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    Rum

  • Mint Julep

    There is perhaps no other beverage that is so associated with a sporting and cultural event as is the pairing of the Mint Julep and The K...
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    Bourbon

  • Hanging Fruit

    I simply love the combination of coconut water (available in any supermarket these days) and aged Rum. It's really one of the all-time great...
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    Rum

  • Celtic Summer

    I've said it a thousand times and I'll say it again, just because it's warm outside you don't have to abandon Whiskey cocktails. All that is...
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    Whiskey

  • Cinco de Mayo

    On dedicated party days, you need a drink that you can sip rather than gulp. Getting through the day with pleasure and great flavors is...
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    Tequila

  • The Confessional

    There's always room for one more tasty Gin cocktail so here it is. I call it The Confessional to give a nod to the integral splash of Bened...
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    Gin

  • Irish Siesta

    This complex yet refreshing cocktail utilizes the deep and mellow flavors of blended Irish Whiskey in an unexpected way by marrying it with...
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    Irish Whiskey

  • Pineapple Ginger Daiquiri

    The Daiquiri is anything but passé when you use quality Rum, fresh ingredients, and a little care. Pineapple is a flavor that just scre...
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    Rum

  • Ginicello

    This cocktail was invented on a steamy summer's night where after a few cocktails I was torn between a Margarita or a cool Gin & Tonic. To f...
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    Gin, Limoncello

  • The Jubilant Cherry

    This drink is based on the classic, old-school, Cherries Jubilee that once graced the dessert menu at every posh American restauran...
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    Cognac

  • Brandy Alexander

    At times there is nothing like an "Old School" cocktail made without embellishment.

    The Brandy Alexander evokes visions and the...
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    Brandy

  • Rusty Nail

    With just two ingredients, this cocktail could not be simpler. But don’t be fooled as this cocktail stirs much debate regarding the pro...
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    Scotch Whisky

  • Festive BevX Sangria

    Sangria is a festive drink with universal appeal. It's a fantastic choice when entertaining a group as all of the work is done long befor...
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    Wine

  • Mint Julio

    Sometimes cocktail ideas arrive in the oddest of situations. Years ago I accompanied my friend Jacques Bezuidenhout - Partida Tequila Bra...
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    Tequila

  • Irish Coffee

    This week we feature a cocktail that we dare say is one that has been enjoyed by more readers than any other that we have featured. The...
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    Irish Whiskey

  • Munster Mule

    The Moscow Mule has made a momentous comeback in the past three years or so. What's the attraction? Is it the cool copper mugs or is it...
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    Irish Whiskey

  • Continuare

    This cocktail is named Continuare (Italian for continue) as it describes the idea of continuing with drinks for the evening at a time...
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    Rye Whiskey

  • Wisconsin Supper Club Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is a drink with a serious identity crisis. Classic cocktails have been rediscovered and much effort has been made to b...
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    Brandy

  • Negroni

    How sad the world would be without the Negroni! This is the ideal aperitif perking up the appetite and stimulating the mind to later coc...
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    Gin

  • EggNog – BevX Style

    Perhaps there is no other beverage that says Christmas and New Year's like eggnog. This decadently rich beverage is a hallmark of the holida...
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    Bourbon

  • Classic Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail in every sense. It has a rich history and incredible staying power being perhaps more popular to...
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    Bourbon

  • Bluegrass Midnight Warmer

    I dreamed up this cocktail while trying to find a counterpoint to all of the incredibly sweet Apple Martinis that are STILL found in bars...
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    Bourbon

  • Michelada - Classic

    The Michelada is a wildly popular drink in Latin America. If you have ever enjoyed a cool beverage in a local bar in Mexico (A bar fille...
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    Beer

  • Michelada - BevX Turbo Version

    The Michelada is a wildly popular drink in Latin America. If you have ever enjoyed a cool beverage in a local bar in Mexico (A bar fille...
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    Beer

  • Commodore - for the 21st century

    Here is another example of Old School meets modern cocktailing and spirits. There are many variations of this cocktail. Troubling is the fac...
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    Bourbon

  • Black Velvet

    We love beer cocktails and we really love tasty, simple cocktails. The Black Velvet has just two ingredients with one of them being beer...
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    Beer

  • Rosé Punch

    Whenever winter continues and spring is just a hope we can’t help but to think of spring. This great and easy to construct punch is ideal...
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    Wine

  • Knickerbocker

    This classic cocktail is one of the oldest drinks you will find in English print. The exact origins are much fodder for debate. Perhaps it w...
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    Rum

  • The City Bourbon

    Bourbon is such a versatile spirit but all too often it is pigeonholed by bartenders and home cocktailers. Bourbon plays very well with...
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    Bourbon

  • An Irishman in Manhattan

    There are countless variations of the classic Manhattan; some good, some bad, and some beyond description. Recently I rediscovered this...
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    Irish Whiskey

  • Summer Salutation

    This cocktail is named for its most logical use as a welcoming drink or a way to start the evening as you leisurely wait for the sunset. We...
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    Rum

  • Aged Rum Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail whose base spirit is Whisky, most often Bourbon. However, in the modern bar many variations exist in...
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    Rum

  • Bellini

    The Bellini is a very popular, and simple, cocktail that is sadly most often done poorly. Once you have had a genuine Bellini, you won't...
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    Prosecco

  • Far East Caipirinha

    There is no doubt that the Caipirinha is a madly popular cocktail combining tart refreshing flavors with mental...
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    Cachaça

  • The Best Bloody Mary

    Nothing says brunch and/or the morning after like the Bloody Mary. When it’s really needed even a mediocre Bloody Mary is good but a gr...
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    Vodka

  • Whiskey - neat

    On some days you just can't be bothered with a nice beer, silky glass of wine, or tasty cocktail. Sometimes the only thing that can take you...
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    Whiskey

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