Galvez Seahorse

While at the Hotel Galvez this year, we enjoyed many of these cocktails at their pool. This cocktail is sweet enough to be tasty, but light & refreshing enough that you can enjoy a few of them without that “heavy” feeling. The exact recipe is not printed anywhere that I could find, but I think this is a pretty accurate recreation of the drink.

  • 1 part peach schnapps
  • 1 part blue curaçao
  • 1/2 part orange vodka
  • 3 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part Topo Chico

  • Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Serve. Garnish with orange wedge and maraschino cherry.
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Laid in the Shade

Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Homemade in the Shade is a treat, for those who’ve never had it. It’s simply homemade vanilla ice cream and a fudge swirl. It also makes a great frozen drink with a little bit of effort.

  • Place 4, 5, oh hell, make it 6 scoops of the ice cream into a blender.
  • Add a cup, at the most, of milk and a handful of ice.
  • Blend till it’s a pretty even mix of yumminess.
  • Now add a couple of shots (each) of whisky, rum, and cognac.
  • Blend, adding extra ice cream or ice as needed.

That’s it! Enjoy.

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Blood and Sand – great Scotch cocktail

Smoky and sweet, this cocktail is a great way to ease someone into the joy that is Scotch whisky.
  • 1 part Scotch whisky
  • 1 part cherry brandy
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part orange juice

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.

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Blessed Italian – new favorite cocktail


The bartenders at Austin’s Olive and June serve a wonderful cocktail called a “Blessed Italian”. Thanks to the Austin American-Statesman, we have the recipe for it:

Blessed Italian Cocktail from Olive & June

  • 1.5 oz. Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .75 oz. Cardamaro
  • .5 oz honey water
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • Grated nutmeg garnish

Combine everything (except the nutmeg) into a shaker with ice. Shake to mix, strain into a cold glass with fresh ice. Add grated nutmeg to garnish and enjoy!

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