Category: To be made

Been shopping!

I had literally no mixers and I’m not much of a fan of Alcohol only cocktails, so the stuff I bought today; raspberries, soda water, mint, grapefruit, Irish cream 70cl (£4.30)!, pineapple, apple, orange, and grapefruit juice, all these ingredients will allow me to make Appletini, Rising Sun, Elephants Mudbath, and Valentine Martinis!

First off, I love Vanilla Vodka and burn through it with all my Pornstar Martinis and Chocolate Martinis and as the stuff isn’t cheap I looked into making my own using Vanilla pods and Vodka.

Vanilla pod in vodka  I cut down the vanilla pods then placed them in the vodka, I have to shake the bottle every day for at least a week and keep it in a cool dark place as well as turning the bottle upside on alternative days, hopefully it’ll taste more like vanilla than Smirnoff.

With all these ingredients I’m able to make

Rising Sun

Rising Sun50ml Vodka

50ml Passion Fruit purée

75ml Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit for garnish

Another one which I’ve been meaning to try for while is Valentine Martini.

Valentine Martini100ml Cranberry Juice

50ml Absolut Raspberry Vodka

15ml Lime Juice

6 Raspberries, plus more to decorate

Dash of sugar syrup

Next on my to make list is the Elephant’s Mudbath, this is my own variation I first tried this in 80 Beers Around the World I watched the bartender make it I worked out the ingredients are; Chocolate Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, Amarula, Milk and something else.

I can’t really fork out £17 – £20 for a bottle of Amarula so I used Irish cream instead and I added coffee liqueur, I’ve tried double straining but the drink still produces a froth and I need to work on the ratios so far I’ve tried

Elephants Mudbath recipe

25ml Vanilla Vodka

25ml Coffee Liqueur

25ml Chocolate Liqueur

25ml Irish Cream

100ml Milk

possibly take out the Irish cream.



Just saw this beauty on reddit. It looks like a cupcake, this cutey probably tastes even better than one.


50ml Rum

100ml Pineapple juice

25ml Orange Juice

25ml Coconut Cream

Grated Nutmeg for decoration.

Add ingredients to shaker with ice then pour into a lowball glass with ice and use the Nutmeg on top of the cocktail. I have all the ingredients in except coconut cream, I’ve seen it in too many drinks to not try and use it.