Quality Ingredients are Important!

Ever notice how some folks will knock themselves out to get the very best brands of liquor and then mix it with some of the most awful stuff.

In this edition of Drinks with George we explore some key ingredients, and of course, make some excelllent cocktails.

Recipies for cocktails mentioned or made in this video are below:

White Russian

  • 30 mL (1 oz) full cream milk
  • 30 mL (1 oz) vodka (such as Titos)
  • 30 mL (1 oz) Kahlua

Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice, and add Kahlua and Vodka. Layer cream on top by pouring it slowly over the back of a spoon so that it does not mix with the other two liquors. Add a straw to stir with, but no other garnish.


Gin and Tonic

  • 30 mL (1 oz) Gin (such as Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray or Hendrick’s)
  • 60 mL (2 oz) Tonic Water (George suggests Fever Tree Mediterranean)
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Lime for Garnish

Fill rocks glass with ice. Add gin then tonic and a squeeze of lime. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.

Moscow Mule

  • 60 mL (2 oz) of Vodka (such as Titos)
  • 30 mL (1 oz) fresh lime juice
  • Dash of simple syrup
  • 90 mL (6 oz) ginger Beer (George prefers Bundaberg)
  • Lime for garnish
  • 2 Dashes bitters (Angastora Orange)

Fill a copper cup with ice, add all ingredients. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge

Jack and Diet

  • 60 mL (2 oz) Black Label Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
  • 90 mL (3 oz) diet Coca Cola

Fill rock glass with ice, add all ingredient and stir gently.

Important – never, ever garnish a Jack Daniels drink     NFL – No Freakin’ Lime!


A Cocktail For Queensland

The idealic setting of the Gold Coast in Australia inspired a new cocktail called “Santuary Cove”.


  • 1 oz (30 ml) white rum
  • 1/2 oz light agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Champagne or Prosecco

Add ice, lime, agave syrup,and rum to a Boston shaker. Shake, break and strain into a martini glass. 

Top with champagne, garnish with a lime wheel, enjoy with friends!


Mango Daiquiris

Cocktails from around the world…

We have divided this recipe into two sections:

1. How to cut up a mango
2. Making the perfect mango daiquiri.

The Recipe:

  • 3 oz white rum
  • 1 1/2 cops frozen mango chunks
  • juice of 1 and 1/2 limes
  •    Reserve other half for garnish
  • 4 teaspoons full of white caster sugar
  • splash of dark rum for the float

Add all ingredients (except dark rum) to the blender and on high until smooth.

Pour into 2 talll glasses. Garnish with lime wedge and float with dark rum.


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