Cocktail & Shooter Recipes

Welcome to Hello Barkeep, a Cocktail and Shooter Recipe guide website. If you want to make delicious drinks with little or no fuss, this is the site for you. Use the Cocktail Database below to search for a drink by name or ingredient.

The goal of my recipes is to keep things simple and unpretentious. While I am a professional bartender, I recognize that not everybody has access to all the ingredients, barware and tools I have. Thus, I’m cool with you making substitutions or winging it.

So many internet bartenders are hardcore into freshly squeezed juices, and using premium bottles of liquor that cost more than my weekly grocery bill. While I enjoy their passion, I don’t feel expensive or time consuming ingredients work for the the majority of casual drinkers. Thus, if you want to have fun, not worry too much, and still drink something tasty, let’s get started!

  • Bliss on the Beach Cocktail

    The Bliss on the Beach Cocktail is made with vodka, peach schnapps, crème de cassis, orange juice and cranberry juice. This is a very fruity cocktail that is sweet, colourful and fun. The Bliss on the Beach is a take on the Sex on the Beach cocktail, in that it adds crème de cassis. If…

  • Surfer on Acid Cocktail

    The Surfer on Acid Cocktail is made with Jägermeister, Malibu Rum and Pineapple Juice. Any Coconut flavoured rum can be used, but Malibu is often the most famous. The Surfer on Acid Cocktail was invented in the 1990s and it was somewhat popular in its time, but has faltered since. The cocktail tastes tropical and…

  • Cupid’s Blue

    The Cupid’s Blue is made with Vodka, Blue Curaçao and Lemonade. The Cupid’s Blue tastes citrusy with notes of orange and lemon.

  • Blue Dolphin Martini

    The Blue Dolphin Martini is made with Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Peach Schnapps. It’s a fun coloured and fruity Martini that tastes like orange and peach. Given that this cocktail is pure alcohol (no juice to cut it down), this is not a good cocktail to serve as a featured drink as it will be…

  • Blue Cosmopolitan

    The Blue Cosmopolitan is made with Absolut Citron Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lime Juice, and White Cranberry Juice. The Blue Cosmo tastes very similar to a regular Cosmopolitan, except it is a wee bit more bitter from the Blue Curacao.

  • Bikini Martini

    The Bikini Martini is made with Blue Curacao, Gin, and Peach Schnapps. This is a fun and pretty drink to enjoy by the poolside or while lounging on the beach.

  • Southern Peach Cocktail

    The Southern Peach is made with Peach Schnapps, Southern Comfort, Cranberry Juice and Lime Juice. The lime juice adds acidity and tartness which brings out the fruit flavours in the Cranberry Juice, Southern Comfort and Peach Schnapps. It’s best to use freshly squeezed lime juice or Bar Lime for the Southern Peach. Avoid Lime Cordial…

  • Cupid’s Cocktail

    The Cupid’s Cocktail is made with Orange Juice, Peach Schnapps and Cherry Liqueur. Fruity, smooth, and easy drinking, the Cupid’s Cocktail is a fun drink to serve at a Valentine’s Day Dance or Party. Some Cherry Liqueurs are clear. For the Cupid’s Cocktail, it’s best to use a red coloured Cherry Cocktail. If one is…

  • Sex On The Beach

    Sex on the Beach is made with Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice. It’s fruity, easy drinking, sweet and a touch tart. Sex on the Beach still remains a popular cocktail. You’ll mostly see it served at weddings or large events where younger female drinkers are looking for a cocktail that is smooth…

  • Sea Breeze

    A Sea Breeze is made with Vodka, Grapefruit Juice and Cranberry Juice. This tart and fruity cocktail is a bar menu staple, however, it is often enjoyed at home or at cocktail parties, rather than at a bar or restaurant. Lots of people insist on making a Sea Breeze with fresh Grapefruit juice only. And…

  • Dream Cocktail

    The Dream Cocktail is made with Red Dubonnet, Triple Sec, Grapefruit Juice and Sparkling Wine. The drink is served in a Martini glass. The Dream Cocktail is a pretty, and tastes pleasant enough. It’s a bit tart, a bit sweet, and the sparkling wine adds a lot of fun. I’d say it’s worth trying if…

  • Black & Bubbly

    The Black & Bubbly is made with 99 Blackberries Liqueur and Sparkling wine. Serve Chilled and in a champagne flute.

  • Miss Malou Cocktail Recipe

    The Miss Malou Cocktail is made with all the old lady liquors, which are Dubonnet, Gin, and Sherry. Served in a Martini glass the Miss Malou tastes like pine, nuts, caramel, orange, and herbs. Miss Malou isn’t my kind of drink, however, if you are a chain smoker and you’re looking to get liquored up…

  • Red Velvet Cocktail

    The Red Velvet is made with equal parts of Dubonnet and Sparkling wine. It is not served in a champagne flute, but rather served in a rocks glass. I wouldn’t go out of my way to make a Red Velvet. However, if you’ve got some left over sparkling wine and an opened bottle of Dubonnet…

  • Southern Comfort Manhattan

    The Southern Comfort Manhattan is similar to a regular Manhattan, except that you are substituting Southern Comfort for Whiskey. If you are a Manhattan lover, the Southern Comfort Manhattan won’t be for you, as Southern Comfort will make your drink taste sweeter and more like peaches, apricots and oranges. Southern Comfort, I find, also tends…

  • Trois Rivières Cocktail

    The Trois Rivières Cocktail is made with Canadian Whiskey, Dubonnet Rouge, and Triple Sec. It’s a fruity orange and herbal whiskey cocktail served in a martini glass.

  • Dubonnet Highball

    The Dubonnet Highball is made with Dubonnet and Ginger ale. There is nothing fancy about this cocktail. It just tastes great and it is an easy way to use up the rest of your Dubonnet after you have cracked the bottle.

  • The Alfonso Cocktail

    The Alfonso is a cocktail served in a champagne flute and is made with sparkling wine, Dubonnet, sparkling wine, sugar and bitters. If you’re looking for a sweetish, elegant and red sparkling cocktail, the Alfonso will fit the bill.

  • Dubonnet Manhattan

    The Dubonnet Manhattan is made with Canadian Whiskey, Dubonnet and Bitters. It’s an alternate version of the classic Manhattan. In terms of taste, the Dubonnet Manhattan is a little sweeter and a touch more bitter than a regular Manhattan.

  • Dubonnet Cocktails

    Dubonnet is often considered an old-lady’s drink, in that it is mostly known to be favoured by grandmothers around the globe. A Dubonnet based cocktail, known as the Queen’s Tipple, was known to be fancied by the late Queen of England. Dubonnet is confusing as heck as there are different brand owners in France and…

  • Quebec Cocktail

    The Quebec Cocktail is made from Canadian Whiskey and Red Dubonnet, with 2 dashes of Orange Bitters. For Canadian Whiskey, you have lots of options, including Crown Royal, 40 Creek, Alberta Springs or Canadian Club. The Quebec Cocktail was created to use French Red Dubonnet, which is more aromatic and bitter than American Dubonnet. However,…

  • Scarlet O’Hara Recipe

    The Scarlet O’Hara is made with Southern Comfort and Cranberry Juice. This tart, tangy and fruity cocktail goes down super easy, and is quite enjoyable on a sweltering hot evening.

  • Queen’s Tipple Recipe

    The Queen’s Tipple is made with Red Dubonnet and Gin. Also known as the Queen’s Favourite Drink (I am referring to Queen Elizabeth here), the cocktail was passed down by her mother. To match the what the Queen drinks, you should use French Dubonnet, which has less Alcohol than American Dubonnet. French Dubonnet is also…