10 November 2008

Cocktail Recipe Cards

With the holidays approaching, I thought I'd arrange my various cocktail recipes into one convenient collection. This is a set of twelve 3"x5" cards that you can cut out and put in the recipe box, stick in the liquor cabinet, or use as flash cards for training your kids to mix your evening cocktails.

Click here to download PDF

Creative Commons LicenseWhile I didn't create these cocktail recipes, I did put a bit of effort into trying them out and then typesetting them in an attractive and easy-to-read format. With that in mind I've licensed it under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which means that you're free to use this file for personal or commercial use or modify it as long as you give me credit. You can even put that download link on your website or blog if you want to recommend cocktails to your readers. Have fun!


Samantha Dugan said...

What a very cool idea, thank you for putting the cards together and I love the glass illustrations....very helpful for someone like myself that tends to put all cocktails, (other than Martinis) in a short stemed wine glass!
Dig the kids mixing the drink comment as well...very ala 1960's. Some people act like a child even looking at a bottle of booze will send them straight to the streets looking for herion! We were shocked when our son, (who is in college in Louisville) tried to get a job at a wine store, (he has worked in ours since he was 10) and was told he could not becuase he is 19...and at Krogers he could be a cashier but if someone was buying alcohol he would have to have someone over 21 scan it...he could not even touch it. Pretty funny to a California kid that has been opening wine and Champagne since he was 7 years old.
I kept thinking about who shiek it was is the 60s to have your kids mix and serve drinks to guests..your post reminded me of that.

Benito said...


Glad you liked it, and I sympathize with the frustrations regarding your son. As a lifelong resident of Tennessee, it's easy to assume that bizarre wine laws are the norm--it takes a trip to a more free state to learn how simple the wine life can be.

For example: I once saw someone thrown out of a wedding reception because he'd brought a bottle of wine as a gift for the newlyweds, and it was a dry county. The couple toasted their wedding with sparkling apple juice.

Steve said...

This is very helpful, maybe too helpful, but what happened to Corpse Reviver #1?

As a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, I can top any bizarre wine laws in Tennessee or pretty much any other state. In PA you can only buy wine and liquor in state-run stores. The selection stinks and don't get me started on the prices. And you can only buy beer at beer distributors and bars.

I know this is hard to believe, but when it comes to alcohol, Tennessee is progressive.

Benito said...


I actually made and reviewed the Corpse Reviver #2 recipe from the Oh Gosh! cocktail blog, and that link will also give you the recipe for the #1. The #1 uses ingredients I don't keep on hand, and the author didn't seem to enjoy it as much as the #2. The purpose of the cards was to include the cocktails I like, which is why there are no Fuzzy Navels or Cosmopolitans.

As for Pennsylvania, I definitely understand. On a trip to Pittsburgh years ago I discovered that buying alcohol was about as pleasant as a trip to the DMV. And what's up with having to buy beer by the case or getting a six pack from a bar?

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