It’s 02/22 | Happy National Margarita Day!

Happy National Margarita Day!

Ms. China Moon’s Mean Green Moon-a-Rita for Feb. 22nd is the mid-week DOTW recipe today.

You’ll be needing the following:

1) 2 oz. Blanco Tequila
2) .50-.75 oz. Triple Sec/Orange Liqueur
3) Blue Agave syrup or nectar
4) Juice of half a lime
5) Any 2-berries you want (I chose blueberries & raspberries for sweet & slight tartness)
6) Mean-Green Margarita salt
7) Pint glass or Margarita glass

Rim your glass by rotating half or the whole rim in lime juice and dipping in margarita salt; shake off excess. Set aside.

In a Boston shaker, muddle your berries, syrup/nectar and a sliver of lime.

Add ice, tequila and triple sec with the juice of half a lime.

* * * SHAKE *** SHAKE *** SHAKE * * *

Take your Hawthorne & strain into your rimmed glass.

Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wedge.


* * * Click the photo below for the How-To video! * * *

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day


Ms. China won Bartender of the Month with The 3-Legged Monkey!

What’s Up mi gente?!  Ms. China has been crowned Bartender of the Month courtesy of! I must give them a reciprocal shout out as I’ve been purchasing their long lasting, durable and eye-catching bar products since 2007.

How. Cool. Is. This?!

This week’s D.O.T.W.* is the 3-Legged Monkey; this cocktail includes Crown, Amaretto & Pineapple juice. Check our the recipe below and the write up on yours truly on

Signature Cocktail: The 3-Legged Monkey

  • 1.5 oz. Canadian Whiskey (Crown Royal)
  • 0.75 oz. Amaretto
  • 1.0 oz. Pineapple Juice
    Combine all ingredients over ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass. You should have a nice froth on top!

Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

* * * Click HERE for the How-To video! * * *


D.O.T.W.* = Drink of the Week

Bastille’s Pinch | Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day mi gente!  This week’s Drink of the Week video is “Bastille’s Pinch.”  It’s an uncomplicated highball being as the ingredients are:

  • 2 fingers of Bastille Whisky
  • Dribbles of maraschino cherry juice
  • Lemon peel
  • Maraschino Cherry (stemmed)

In a mixing glass add 1.5-2 oz. of Bastille.  Dribble in Maraschino cherry juice to taste.  STIR.  Grab an Old Fashioned glass and add an ice sphere (so as not to dilute as fast as regular ice cubes).  Grab your whisky mix and pour over the ice.  Pinch your lemon peel over your drink and crease; rub the peel over the rim and drop it in.  Add a cherry and enjoy!

Bastille 1789 is a French Whisky and the 1789 is the year of the French Revolution, not the spirit’s origin.  You noticed an ‘E’ was “missing”–Whisky‘s made outside of the U.S. omit the ‘E’ while North American whiskies add said extra ‘E.’  I hope you enjoy; questions or comments?  Ask!

Respectfully Yours in Hospitality,

China Moon |

Places in Madison WI you can find Bastille 1789:

Click the photo for the How-To video!bastilles-pinch-2017_valentines-day

Bowl Me Over

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’ve got a smooth cocktail for today’s game to wash down the wings, pizza and crudités when you want to pass on the beer and wine coolers.

Here’s today’s recipe; *click* on the photo for a video to show you how it’s done!

Bowl Me Over:

  • 1.5 oz. Plantation Rum 3-Stars
  • 0.25 oz. St. Elder Elderflower liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • *splash* of Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • A Chilled Cocktail Glass
  • ‘Good’ Ice
  • Barspoon
  • Seagram’s Ginger Ale
  • Garnish Flag of Maraschino Cherry and Lemon Peel 

    ¡Salud! Cheers! from Ms. China

    Bartender 608 Intoxicologists & Cocktail Caterers, LLC.