Pepper Bloody Mary

While attending a going away party for a former colleague, a friend and reader of the website Don Steele put this together to send our mutual friend off in style. You’ll want to make sure you have fresh peppers, as you’re going to use one for a garnish and you’ll want it to stand up […]

Zodiac Vodka Part One: The Taste Test

Two vodkas in a row? Well yes, actually. It’s not because we just happen to be on a vodka kick (we are, as it’s warming up here). It’s actually because the past two liquors (Van Gogh and now Zodiac this week) were gifts from friends. They caught wind of our new format and seemed happy […]

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka Part 3: The Verdict

Now, because we have previous experience with the Van Gogh line of flavors, particularly the Van Gogh Dutch Caramel, we were pretty honest right up front about how much we did enjoy the vodka. So, naturally, it would seem to follow that our verdict with the Van Gogh vodka would be clear cut. After all, […]


The Dutch way to say “Cheers” is a hearty cheer of “Proost.” We hope you’ll use this recipe to cheer in your Hump Day. Remember, it’s really not all that bad. Proost 2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka .5 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur Tonic water Combine the Van Gogh and Chambord in a cocktail […]

Dutch Latte

Happy Monday! Not only that, Happy Birthday to Cocktails, 365 executive editor Jenn. Well be celebrating with some low-key cocktails and a nice meal of grilled steaks. While winding down, we figure it’s always a good time to indulge in a chilled coffee drink. This is a little more complex, but if you take the […]

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka Part Two (Cocktails): Franco-Dutch

I’ll admit to being woefully ignorant of the intra-country goings on and diplomatic European relationships. I’m going to go ahead and assume that relations between the Dutch and France are somewhat good. The BBC has yet to tell me anything significantly different. Besides, we figure that if a drink is as tasty as this one, the two countries would just […]

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka Part Two (Cocktails): Milk Dud

Editor’s Note: This recipe appeared in the very first year of Cocktails, 365. However, we felt it was good to remind readers of the cocktail, as well as show a good use for the Van Gogh Dutch Caramel.  Tonight’s drink, we indulge in a Milk Dud. 2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 2 oz […]

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka Part One: The Review

The never-ending battle between vodka purists and fans of flavored vodka continues. We’ve never been too hard on flavored vodka. Nothing worthwhile has ever been achieved by playing it safe and not trying anything new. As such, we tend to gravitate to the higher-quality flavored vodkas. Because just like in your standard liquors, the higher the quality, […]

Mandarine Napoleon Part 3: The Verdict

Editor’s Note: We were having issues getting this posted on its Friday date. However, it was written up and to be posted on Friday morning. Okay, two weeks down and we’ve crafted a good amount of cocktails. The best ones found their ways onto the pages here at Cocktails, 365. The ones that weren’t so good will […]

Mandarine Napoleon Part Two (Cocktails): Hump Day

Oh, Hump Day. For those of you not “in the know” Wednesday is traditionally referred to as hump day. And by traditionally I don’t mean traditionally. I mean people of my generation and younger tend to say it. I guess you really wouldn’t call that a tradition. Anyway. It’s Hump Day because it’s Wednesday, you’re […]