Fun Drinks That Glow in the Dark

If you really want to impress your friends at your next cocktail party try serving these drinks and then turn the lights down low. They will seem to almost glow in the dark.



*          2 ounces gin

*          1/2 ounce Chartreuse

*          dash orange bitters


Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon or lime peel.


Black Bull Dog

*          1/2 shot vodka

*          1/2 shot Kahlúa

*          1/2 squeezed lemon

*          cola

*          loosely whipped cream


Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add vodka, Kahlúa and lemon.

Stir and fill up with cola to create a pitch black drink. Top with l whipped cream


Combustible Edison

*          1 ounce Campari

*          1 ounce fresh lemon juice

*          2 ounces brandy


Shake Campari and lemon juice with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Heat brandy in a chafing dish. When brandy is warmed, ignite and pour in flaming stream into the cocktail glass.


If the brandy is chilled and shaken rather than ignited, the drink is simply known as the Edisonian.


Champs Elysées

*          1 ounce brandy (cognac)

*          1/4 ounce Chartreuse

*          1 ounce lemon juice

*          2 drops Angostura bitters


Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Green Wedding

*          3/4 ounce vodka

*          1 ounce Midori melon liqueur

*          1 dash Roses Lime

*          champagne


Build in layers in the above order in a champagne flute to create a sparkling layered green drink. Decorate with 5-6 leaves mint or lemon balm.


The Kents

*          1 shot of vodka

*          equal amounts of Roses lime and cranberry juice

*          a splash of Sprite


Build over crushed ice in a highball glass to create a bright pink drink.


Monkey Gland

*          2 ounces Gin

*          1 ounce Orange Juice

*          1/4 ounce Grenadine

*          1 dash Pernod


Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an Orange Twist.


Pink Baby

*          1 ounce creme de cassis

*          3-4 ounces milk


Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass to create a tall pink drink. Garnish with raspberries or a maraschino cherry.


Tidee Bowl

*          1/4 ounce vodka

*          1/4 ounce gin

*          1/4 ounce blue curacao

*          1/4 ounce cointreau


Shake, strain and pour over ice to create a tall blue cocktail in a Collins glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


The reason that so many of these drinks seem to glow in the dark is because they contain chartreuse which always gives a drink a bit of an eerie glow.