Big O Recipes

CHEATING BASTARD

CHEATING BASTARD

CHEATING BASTARD: Talk about refreshing! Despite the name, you will not feel cheated by this boozy concoction. Spicy, herbaceous, and slightly bitter, with the gentle sparkle of the club soda,...

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LOLITA

LOLITA

LOLITA: Poor Humbert Humbert ought to have gone for this cocktail rather than be tempted by its namesake. This is a sweet, versatile winter drink is best served over ice...

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POLO BOY

POLO BOY

POLO BOY: Mornings on the polo grounds, the ladies drink these sweet sparklers and admire the horses – and their riders. Or you can just sit by the pool in...

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BETTER OFF ALONE

BETTER OFF ALONE

BETTER OFF ALONE: Simple and delicious, this is the very first cocktail we created with Big O. Essentially, our liqueur in itself a cocktail – with a brandy base married...

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THE AUDREY

THE AUDREY

THE AUDREY: Simple yet sophisticatedjust like Audrey Hepburn, this drink enhances the delicate herbal quality of the green tea (we prefer Japanese sencha, or for a fun variation, and nice...

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ROSARIA’S PLEASURE

ROSARIA’S PLEASURE

ROSARIA’S PLEASURE: Our talented friend Mel James created this cocktail for a special pop-up dinner years ago. It has the most interesting and pleasing combination of spice, bitter, sweet, sour...

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BURNING DESIRE

BURNING DESIRE

BURNING DESIRE: Tiki cocktails are all the rage these days because of their festive combination of different spirits and tropical fruit juices. Burning Desire is a delicious take on tiki with...

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ESKIMO KISS

ESKIMO KISS

ESKIMO KISS: Here’s a dessert cocktail that could be called “The Avalanche.” Big O and Bailey’s together are already a drink you can cuddle with on those long winter nights. Add...

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PAINTED MULE

PAINTED MULE

PAINTED MULE: A talented mixologist from Kansas City created this cocktail some years ago. Its layers of flavor will surprise and delight your palate. We drink it in summer because...

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THE FIRST WORD

THE FIRST WORD

THE FIRST WORD: Aperitivos are all the rage these days with their sweet-bitter character and palate-clearing quality. We have to admit we’ve come to love their herbal zing and bitter...

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GINGER BOMB

GINGER BOMB

GINGER BOMB: Beer cocktails! Who would have imagined such? That said, we’ve come to love their  ability to provide a refreshing break for the summer heat. We drink this one...

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THE BIG O EGG NOG

THE BIG O EGG NOG

THE BIG O EGG NOG: Homemade egg nogs have fallen out of fashion and have been replaced by the strange stuff found in cartons at the store during the holidays....

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