Signature Recipes



Signature recipes are the recipes found at many chain-type restaurants and bars. They can also be recipes from other types of bars and restaurants too. Most of the recipes are really nothing special to a real bartender, but the graphics and adjectives make them very attractive to commonn folk. Bartenders know that they are just spin-offs of other cocktails with a twist.

T.G.I.Friday's Drink Menu Okey Dokey PDF
Ruby Tuesday's Drink Menu Bonefish Grill Martini menu
Bahama Breeze Beverage menu Olive Garden Beverages
The Cheesecake Factory bar menu Outback Beverages PDF
Make a Red Lobster Margarita Smokey Bones Signature drinks

In 1965, Alan Stillman opened the first American casual dining bar & grill called T.G.I. Friday’s in New York City. It focused on American cuisine, bar food, and alcoholic beverages. It became the meeting place for professional singles and was an enormous success. Lifetime magazine credited Friday’s with ushering in the Singles Era. The New York City gay community followed suit, creating their own singles bars/discos the very same year. Of course, since these were not gay friendly times, their bars were more underground. The deejays in the discos played music by unknown black artists and record companies soon saw that they could promote soon-to-be-hits through the deejay’s. However, things slowed down a little because the Vietnam War (1965-1973) created sad, political, drug-induced times. But in 1973, after the war ended, T.G.I. Friday’s opened a store in Dallas, TX. and took the city by storm. Within a week, police had to cone & ring the bar & grill with barricades to handle the nightly hordes of singles. Hundreds of imitative bar & grills opened, but only four have survived the test of time; Ruby Tuesday’s, 1973; Chili’s, 1975; Bennigan’s, 1976; and Applebee’s, 1980. T.G.I. Friday’s created an industry and was the first to create an extensive range of alcoholic beverages. At the same time, Discos developed strong record company relations and began opening all over the country. Bartenders were making versions of the Fru Fru drinks T.G.I Friday's had on their menus. Margaritas and Tequila Sunrise’s were hugely popular too because of the Eagles and Jimmy Buffet singing about them in their songs. And in 1979, bartenders everywhere wanted to ring the neck of a guy named Rupert Holmes who released, The Piña Colada Song.


Applebee's electrifying lemonade. A sweet classical blend of Bacardi Limón® & our fresh lemonade mixed over ice.
It just doesn't get any better than 1800® Tequila, Cointreau®, Grand Marnier® & freshly squeezed lime juice served with its own shaker tin and strainer. Makes a great drink for two...if you are willing to share.
Kahlua® coffee liqueur & creamy vanilla ice cream blended to perfection, topped with whipped cream & laced with Hershey's® syrup.
A frosty Caribbean concoction with Malibu Coconut-flavored Rum®, Crème de Banana®, pineapple & orange juice served with fresh pineapple & a cherry.
SKY BLUE MARTINI™ 1 1/4 once Sky Vodka, 3/4 once Blue Curacao, 1/4 once lime, sever in chilled cocktail glass with lemon twist.
BLUE MOONLIGHT MARGARITA ™ 1 1/4 once Sauza Hornitos, 3/4 grand marnier, 4 once lime mixer

1 oz Shakka Red Apple Liqueur®
1 oz Smirnoff Green Apple Twist®
1 oz Apple Juice
1 oz Sour Mix

Caramel Appletini
1oz Shakka Red Apple Liqueur®-1oz Stoli Vanilla®
1 oz Monin Caramel Syrup®
2 oz Apple Juice
1 oz of caramel on the bottom of a cocktail glass, layer drink on top

Dos Rita
3/4 oz Sauza Hornitos®
3/4 oz Cuervo Gold®
Margarita Mix (applebees mix includes triple sec flavoring)
1 oz Orange Juice (float)

Mango Martini
1 oz Parrot Bay Mango®
1/2 oz Cointreau®
1/2 oz Peachtree Schnapps®
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice
Top with splash of lemon-lime soda




Ruby Runner™

1.25 oz Malibu Coconut Rum®
.5 oz Blackberry Brandy
.5 oz Creme De Banana
equal Pinapple Juice & portions Orange Juice
.5 oz Grenadine
.25 oz Bacardi Select® (float)The best way to make this drink is to combine all ingredients (except Bacardi®). Add the Bacardi® after tumbling.

Glass: Frosted Pint Glass
Technique: Tumble
Rimmer: None
Shaker: No
Garnish: Orange Wedge & Cherry Speared


Mochatini ™

1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka®
1.5 oz Starbucks Coffee Liqueur®

Glass: Chilled Martini Glass
Technique: Shake & Strain
Rimmer: None
Shaker: Yes
Garnish: Drizzle glass with .5 oz of chocolate syrup (try a circular
formation) & and drop a cherry in the center of the glass


Margarita Magnifico ™

1.5 oz1800 Reposado Tequila®
.5 oz Grand Marnier®
4 oz. Margarita Mix
.25 oz Lime Juice

Glass: Chilled Martini Glass
Technique: Shake & Strain
Rimmer: Salt Rim (Optional)
Shaker: Yes
Garnish: Lime Wedge

For blue margaritas and MEGARitas, replace the Triple Sec liqueur with Blue


MEGARita Magnifico ™

3 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila®
1 oz Triple Sec
10 oz Margarita Mix
1 oz Grand Marnier® (float)
.25 oz Lime Juice

Glass: 32 oz Weiss Goblet
Technique: Tumble
Rimmer: Salt Rim (Optional)
Shaker: No
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Mexican Nightmare

1 oz Jose Cuervo Tequila®
1 oz Jagermeister®

Glass: shot