The Black Lab™ Martini
There is no such thing as a dry Lab, unless you are talking Martinis!
3 oz Black Lab™ Vodka
2 dashes Dry Vermouth
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Shake (or stir) for a
minute or so until well chilled. Strain and pour into a (chilled) Waterdog cocktail glass.
Garnish with a black olive or two. It's VODKA-licious!
The Sparkling Red Lab
Yes, there really are Red Labs...Fox Red is a Yellow Lab coat variation. This is the first of our Lab-Adorable Valentine's Day taste treats...Shake 4 oz of Champagne and 2 oz of Black Lab™ Vodka with ice in your cocktail shaker, then add 1 oz of Raspberry Schnapps and a splash of Lime Juice and re-shake. Strain and pour into a Waterdog Martini Glass rimmed with Red Crystallized Sugar.
Lab Potion Number Nine
Shake 2 oz of Black Lab™ Vodka, 1.5 oz of Sweet & Sour Mix and 1.5 oz of Cherry Liquor well with ice. Strain into a chilled Waterdog Martini glass. Drop in a Maraschino Cherry for garnish.
Even Lucy wouldn't mind being kissed by our dog... Shake 2 parts Black Lab™ Vodka, 1 part x-rated Fusion Liquer, 1 half part ruby red grapefruit juice, 1 half part cranberry juice, 1 half part simple syrup well with ice. Strain and pour into chilled Waterdog Martini glasses. Garnish with a candy heart.
The Lab O' Lantern
Here's one for your upcoming Halloween Party...pour 7 ounces of Pumpkin Liquor into an 8 oz Martini/Cocktail glass. Top off with one ounce of Black Lab™ Vodka.
The Tail Wag N Tonic
The recipe is a classic, but the name comes to us courtesy of Caitlin Kennedy and Myles Dawney, the winners of the Hangar Pub's (Amherst, MA) BLV drink naming contest. Tail Wag N Tonic won out over Barkin' Black, The Hangar Bangar, and Sox on the Rocks by generating the largest crowd reaction.
Pour about two ounces of Black Lab™ Vodka in a highball glass over ice and fill with tonic water. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Remember, 'tis better to wag your tail than your tongue!
The Labtini Martini
This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Tallahassee Hunting Retriever Club and the 2010 Master Nationals. BLV was featured at the Handlers Dinner and represented by auction and raffle items. WOOF! (wonder what they'll come up with next year!)
1 ounce Black Lab Vodka
½ - ¾ ounce Half and half (to your taste)
1 half-ounce Amaretto
1 half-ounce Midori
1 half-ounce Triple Sec
Shake in shaker over ice, Pour in Martini glass, Top with chopped pistachios
The Fra Angel Dog Martini
Mix one part Black Lab™ Vodka and one part Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor in a shaker with ice. Strain into a Waterdog cocktail glass that was garnished with a chocolate rim.
The Woo Woo
We're including this one in honor of Hawk's Uncle, "Mr. Woo Woo", Snake Zeppa 3/26/2000-10/02/2010
2 parts Black Lab™ Vodka, 2 parts Peach Schnapps
4 parts Cranberry Juice, Cracked Ice
Half fill a chilled Waterdog cocktail glass with cracked ice. Pour the vodka, schnapps and juice over the ice. Stir well. Garnish with a silver of peach or a trio of cranberries.
The Moscow Mule aka The King Buck
This was served at the USGBCT December Mixer for Mixologists
Pour about 2 oz. of Black Lab™ Vodka and 1/2 oz. of Lime Juice into a highball glass with ice. Top off with Ginger Beer and garnish with a slice of lime. Why aka King Buck?...read more.
"Who Let The Dogs Out" Party Punch
2 cups of Black Lab™ Vodka, 1 1/2 cups simple syrup, 1 1/2 cups limoncello, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 750 ml bottle of Prosecco (or Champagne)
Stir all the ingredients except the Prosecco together in a glass punch bowl. Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Add a block of ice and the Prosecco just before serving. Woof!
The Black Lab Caipiroska
The third cocktail offering from the USBCT Mixer
Cut a half of a lime into wedges and squeeze the juice into a Waterdog Double Old Fashioned glass (or a highball). Throw in one of the wedges and add 1 tsp of white sugar and 1 tsp of raw (turbinado) sugar. Muddle the sugar with the lime wedge. (You can just throw all the wedges in instead of juicing them first...you can also use all white or all raw sugar) Pour in 2 oz. of Black Lab™ Vodka and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add crushed ice and stir until it melts a bit. Garnish with a slice of lime.
The Birdshot Martini
Pour 3 ounces of Black Lab™ Vodka into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Wave an open dry vermouth bottle over the shaker to taste. Shake or stir and pour into your chilled Waterdog cocktail glass. Garnish with a splattering of capers.
The Liquid Salad
In a tall glass pour one to two ounces of Black Lab™ Vodka and about a half cup of chilled V8 Spicy Hot. Garnish with a celery stick...oops! then it's not liquid anymore.
Golfer's Tea Time aka The Dog Leg
This one's on the menu at the Mayflower Inn and Spa in beautiful Washington, CT. They wouldn't give up the secret recipe except for the ingredients... Black Lab™ Vodka, Earl Grey Tea and Lemoncello. You'll just have to experiment.
The Lazy Lab
Take your bottle of Black Lab™ Vodka and a Waterdog cocktail glass out of your freezer. Pour 2-3 oz. of the vodka into the glass. Now, sip and stay! (for those a little less lazy, garnish with a black olive, a twist of lemon or your favorite cocktail condiment)
The Hot Voddy
Hot Green Tea, Raspberry Juice, Black Lab™ Vodka and a splash of bitters. Courvoisier optional. Garnish with a fresh Raspberry wrapped in a slice of Orange with a Mint Sprig. Measurement ratios are determined by the degree of your ailing. You forget you're ailing when you see how pretty it is. Thanks to Florence Maloney for this one!
The Dirty Dog
I think OLIVE another one!
3 oz Black Lab™ Vodka
1 oz (or less) Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Olive Brine
Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice in a Waterdog Double Old Fashioned Glass. (Or just mix the ingredients in the glass...it's that Lazy Lab influence) Garnish with olives...we prefer the black ones for looks!
The Downtown Dog
For all you cosmopolitan canines!
2 oz Black Lab™ Vodka
1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a chilled Waterdog cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
The Limey Lab
British Labradors Rock!
2 oz Black Lab™ Vodka
1 3/4 oz Rose's Lime Juice (really, not fresh)
Shake the ingredients with ice in that trusty cocktail shaker. Pour into a chilled Waterdog cocktail glass. Wipe the rim with a wedge of lime.