West indies Special

Glass type: Wine Glass
Skill level: Average


* 2 Parts Light Rum
* 2 Parts Kahlúa
* 2 Parts Chocolate Sauce
* Milk
* 1 Whole Cherry

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add kahlúa, chocolate sauce and light rum. Shake and strain into a chilled wine glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with milk. Garnish with a cherry.

Blueberry Thrill



* 2 cups blueberries
* 1 1/2 cups dry gin
* 3/4 cup water
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 3 cardamom pods
* Crushed ice
* 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
* Additional blueberries (optional)

1. Place 2 cups blueberries in a large, heavy stainless-steel saucepan; mash with a fork or potato masher. Place over medium-high heat, and cook 3 minutes or until berries begin to release juice. Remove from heat; add gin. Cover and let stand at least for 1 hour or up to overnight. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing berries with the back of a spoon to remove as much juice as possible; discard solids.
2. Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom pods in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool completely; discard cardamom pods.
3. To serve, add the ice to a cocktail shaker to come halfway up sides of container. Add 1/4 cup blueberry-gin, 1 1/2 tablespoons cardamom syrup, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with additional blueberries, if desired. Serve immediately. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients.

Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito


3 oz white rum
10 fresh mint leaves
2 oz blackberry simple syrup
juice of 1/2 lime
4 oz ginger ale


  • Muddle, or crush, the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Add ice, the rum, blackberry simple syrup, and lime juice.  Shake and pour over fresh ice.  Top with ginger ale.  Use a sprig of mint and lime for garnish.  Drop in a couple of fresh blackberries if you like. This is a sweet drink and can be double or tripled to make more. It is a great punch and you can take the blackberry simple syrup to make ice cubes.

Blackberry Simple Syrup:
Take 6 oz of blackberries. 4 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Bring to a light boil stirring to mix until sugar is dissolved. Add the berries to the syrup and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Crush berries and remove from heat. Let stand for at least 20 minutes. Strain berries and seeds making sure to squeeze out all the juice.

Raspberry Mojito

Raspberry Mojito
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 coctails
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons sugar (I use a little more)
  • 3 oz vodka, or more to taste
  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • 4 thin lime slices
  • 12 mint leaves
  • Ice to taste
  • Soda water
  1. Place lime juice, sugar, vodka, raspberries and lime slices into a pestle and crush until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Add the mint leaves and muddle; just enough so they release their flavor. Let all the flavors blend for 1 -2 minutes.
  2. Divide the raspberry mixture into two glasses, add ice and top each with about 1/4 cup chilled soda water.
  3. Garnish with more mint leaves and raspberries, if desired. Serve immediately.
If you don’t have a muddle, use a wooden spoon and a sturdy mixing glass. How to Muddle

Blackberry Basil Vodka Lemonade

Blackberry Basil Vodka Lemonade
PREP TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 20 mins
Serves: 2-4
  • 4 c. lemonade
  • 1 c. vodka
  • 1 c. water
  • ½ c. blackberry basil simple syrup (recipe below)
  • fresh blackberries, basil, and lemon slices (for garnish)
For Blackberry Basil simple syrup:
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ½ c. fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ c. fresh blackberries
  1. Prepare simple syrup by bringing water and sugar to a boil; remove from heat and stir in fresh basil leaves and blackberries.
  2. Use a potato masher or fork to mash blackberries and basil.
  3. Let stand until mixture is cooled, then use a fine mesh strainer to strain.
  4. In a medium pitcher, combine lemonade, vodka, water, and strained simple syrup.
  5. Garnish with blackberries, lemon slices, and fresh basil.
Notes: If you are in need of a summer drink in November you can use frozen blackberries or use blackberry juice (if you can find it). Torn basil leaves give more flavor than cut because just like paper it tears layers apart of more flavor.