I need a place to document all my adventures in (and tweaks to) cocktail recipes and this blog post is going to be it!

Enjoy, or don’t. Either is cool.

Oh! Also, I’ll be filming some Penny Tries (and teaches cocktails) in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that disappointment.


2 oz OJ (the juice, not . . . the other kind)

1.5 oz cranberry juice

1 oz golden rum

1 ox coconut rum

1 teaspoon grenadine

Shake over ice, serve with an umbrella.



3 oz sour mix (recipe to follow)

2 oz really good tequila (life is too short for crappy tequila and boring stories)

1 oz Cointreau

Shake over ice, serve with optimism.



2 oz rye whiskey (I use Whistle Pig)

1 oz sweet vermouth

A shake if bitters

Two (not one, two!) maraschino cherries on a toothpick.

Shake over ice, serve with cherries.



3 oz vodka

1 oz dry vermouth

1 green olive

1 cocktail onion

1 hour of no responsibilities

Shake over ice, serve with olive and onion.


If you have recommendations for a great coconut daiquiri, drop me a comment!