Liqueur based Cocktails

No Spirits allowed!

Japanese Slipper

The Japanese Slipper is a modern classic of limited yet enduring popularity.  Based upon the bright green Japanese melon liqueur Midori, it certainly stands out.  Just slightly tangy yet with a sweetness to it, it is a good way to make use of Midori. It consists...

Midori Sour

Midori Sour The Midori Sour is a stand out cocktail.  And I mean that literally.  It's vibrant green hue is unlike any other.  It truly stands out, and catches every eye.  Since the first bite is with the eye, this gives the Midori Sour a great start in the cocktail...

Americano

The Americano is a venerable classic cocktail from the middle of the 19th century.  It consists of Campari, sweet vermouth and soda water (club soda to my American readers).  As such it is often thought of as a lighter version of a Negroni.  But in truth it is the now...

Basil Grande

The Basil Grande is a very interesting Neo-Martini which is well on its way to becoming a modern classic.  It matches the fruitiness of strawberries with the unique herbal aroma of fresh basil.  And the sweetness of liqueurs with the dryness of cranberry juice....

Nutbuster

The Nutbuster is one of my own creations, and is a variant on the Amaretto Sour.  It is a complex Sour, meaning that it has multiple alcoholic flavouring ingredients instead of just the one.  In the Nutbuster's case this involves the addition of Limoncello and the...

Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is a tangy, bittersweet Sour with a mild almond aftertaste.  It is often considered an entry level cocktail since its sweeter and less alcoholic nature often gives it greater appeal to younger or female drinkers.  As such it represents a window into...