This double shot definitely has "A BITE"! (Sorry... I couldn't resist...) You'll need a bucket of water to dunk your face in after this one. It looks properly "bloody" and should be enjoyed with some mild snacks (!)
This drink doesn't sound that special, but it tastes surprisingly fabulous (a surprised friend said it was better than things a lady can't mention here!). It really does tastes like a creamsicle and goes down very smoothly. Perfect for a ladies night!
This is a recipe my Dad invented that has brought my family many a pleasant winter evening. I have tried many different Irish coffees, this is by far the best ever. If you have a problem with caffeine you can substitute decaf coffee; or we have used 1/2 decaf and 1/2 regular grounds when making the coffee.
I made this up myself. To my knowledge no bar or restaraunt has it on their own menu, as I always have to ask for it specially ordered. The whiskey has a smokey quality to it that mixes well with the sweetness of the grenadine. It's a great drink to relax by and is best served without ice (blood is warm after all). I drink without lemon-lime soda but you may add to cut through the alcohol taste. This would be "boiling" raven's blood.
I started making our own supply of Irish Cream a few years ago, but noticed that we never use Irish whiskey, we only have the Scottish stuff in our house, thanks to good friends and Duty Free shopping.
"Strega" means "witch" in Italian... it's also an unusual golden yellow liqueur with an almost resinous feel and a slightly piney taste, plus the bottle just looks great. It's one of those "herbal" liqueurs, distilled with about 70 herbs and spices, and it's not always easy to find. I love it, and I love it in this cocktail because I also love orange juice!