[Recipe] 6 Drool-inducing, Soul-satisfying, Life-altering Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?? Well, if you don’t, then you should probably stop here, close the screen, and know that we can’t be friends. No, seriously.
There’s very little a good caipirinha or dirty martini can’t fix, and they’ve become my best friends in sickness and in health. And now that spring is upon us, the best way to welcome the onset of such cheery weather is with, you guessed it, a cocktail!
As an addendum to my post about my mixology class at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, I bring you a list of 6 drool-inducing, soul-satisfying, life-altering cocktails that will never let you down.

First, we have…

Sunrise Mimosa

1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Vanilla Rum
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake. Pour into champagne flute and layer Rose Champagne.


Moving on to…

Bee’s Knees

2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass.

bee's knees

Next up…


2 oz. Rum
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
¾ oz. Lime Juice
½ pint glass mint leaves
Add all ingredients to the glass and muddle. Add ice and shake. Pour into a glass of any style.


Can’t forget…

Dark & Stormy

2 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum
¾ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ bar spoon of Ginger Puree
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour into a Collins glass. Top with soda water.


Gotta have…


2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lime Juice
1 slice of orange
Muddle orange in a shaker and then add vodka, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.


And saving the best for last…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini

1¼ oz. Vanilla Vodka
1¼ oz. White Chocolate Godiva
1¼ oz. Milk Chocolate Godiva
½ oz. Caramel Sauce
Combine ingredients in a shaker and pour into a salt-rimmed martini glass.

Salted caramel chocolate martini

C H E E R S ! Happy Spring! 🙂

What’s YOUR favorite cocktail?

*All recipes courtesy of the mixology class at the Sofitel Hotel, Chicago.