Recipes for some of the more popular alcoholic social and party drinks.

Black Russian

1/2 oz. vodka, 1/4 oz. coffee liqueur

Bloody Mary

1 jigger vodka, 2 jiggers tomato juice, 1/3 jigger lemon juice, Worcestershire or tabasco sauce

Brandy Alexander

1 jigger brandy, 1/2 jigger creme de cacao, 1/2 jigger cream. Also gin or rum Alexander.

Brown Cow

1/oz. kahlua, cream to fill.


1/2 oz. vodka, clamato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.


1 jigger white rum, juice of 1/2lemon or lime, powdered sugar.

Gin & Tonic

1 jigger dry gin, rind and juice of 1/2 lime or lemon. Fill with tonic water.


1/2 jigger creme de menthe, 1/2jigger creme de cacao, 3/4 oz. cream.


1/2 jigger vermouth, 1 jigger rye or bourbon, dash of bitters. Add a cherry.


1/2 oz. tequila, 1/2 oz. triple sec, 1 oz. lime or lemon juice, in a salt rimmed glass.


1/4 jigger dry vermouth, 1 jigger dry gin. Add an olive or lemon twist.

Old Fashioned

1 lump of sugar, dash of bitters, splash of soda, 1 jigger of rye or bourbon. Add a cherry or orange slice.

Pina Colada

1/2 oz. rum, 1 oz. tropical juices, 1 oz. coconut milk or flavouring.

Pink Lady

1 jigger gin, 1 oz. cream or egg white, dash of grenadine, dash of lemon juice.

Planters Punch

1 jigger Jamaican rum, 1 oz. lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp. sugar, top with orange, lemon, cherry.

Rum Cocktail

1 jigger white rum, 1/2 oz. lemon or lime juice 1/2 tsp. sugar.

Rum Cola

(Cuba Libre.) 1 jigger dark rum, juice of 1/2lime. Fill with cola.

Rusty Nail

1 oz. scotch, 1/2oz. drambule, lemon peel. Served on the rocks.

Scarlet O'Hara

2 parts southern comfort, 3 parts lemon juice, dash of grenadine, top with soda.

Screw Driver

1 jigger vodka, fill with orange juice.


1 jigger gin, 1/2 oz. brandy, 1/2 oz. grenadine or benedictine, 1 oz. lemon juice. Top with soda.


2 parts brandy, 1 part white creme de menthe.

Tequila Sunrise

1/2 oz. tequila, 3/4 oz. grenadine. Fill with orange juice.

Tom Collins

1 jigger gin, 1 tsp. powdered sugar, 1/4 jigger lemon juice, soda to fill. Add orange and cherry.

Velvet Hammer

1/2 oz. brandy, 1 oz. creme de cacao, 4 ozs. cream.


1 jigger vodka, 1 jigger galliano, fill with orange juice.

Whiskey Sour

1 jigger rye or bourbon, 1/2jigger lemon juice, 1 tsp. powdered sugar. Top with fruit slices and cherry.


1 jigger rum, 1 oz. grenadine, 1/4 oz. cherry or apricot brandy, pineapple, lime and orange juices, 1 tsp. powdered sugar. Top with 1/2 jigger light rum.