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5 Chill-Out Cocktails!

08/08/2012 04:28AM ● Published by Style

Milky Way Martini

  • 2 oz. Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
  • 1⁄2 oz. Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps


Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled martini glass.

Maple Basil SourMaple Basil Sour

*Created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash

  • 1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. real maple syrup
  • 3 large basil leaves


In a mixing glass, muddle the basil leaves to extract the flavor. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Pour into a rocks glass.Garnish: basil sprig

Wild Berry-Violet-Sorbet with Champagne


  • 10 oz. mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • 6 1/2 oz. The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. sugar


Purée all ingredients and strain through a colander to remove the small kernels. Put the puree into a freezer until it's frozen (If you have an ice cream maker, use that). Put a scoop of sorbet into a glass and fill up with Champagne.

Panamanian DevilPanamanian Devil

*Created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash

  • 2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo rum
  • 1 oz. chilled espresso
  • 3 drops liquid smoke
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • Spray of Lucid Absinthe


Shake first four ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass rimmed with smoked chili powder. Spray on top of drink some Lucid Absinthe.Garnish: flamed orange peel

Van Goghst PunchVan Goghst Punch

*Created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash

  • 1 bottle Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
  • 12 oz. orange juice
  • 12 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 12 oz. club soda or lemon-lime soda


Pour ingredients into large punch bowl or pitcher filled with ice and stir to chill and dilute. Ladle or pour out into small punch glasses. Serves 12Garnish: Several sliced orange wheels

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