Michelle's Spell of the Day

www.michellespells.blogspot.com     Drink Recipes by Michelle Brooks 

A Bar Fight in Jacksboro

a shot of whiskey
a Shinerbock chaser



"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."  Janis Joplin

A happy little dessert with alcohol

Serve the following ingredients in a crepe!

a drizzle of Frangelico
vanilla ice-cream
black pepper


All That Jazz

1 shot of brandy
1 glass of champagne
a splash of chambord


Black and White

1 part vodka
1 part chamboard
1 part apple juice
Serve chilled in a martini glass.


Blood of Christ (also known as a Cape Codder)

Cranberry juice and vodka -- enjoy with little wafers!


Burning Bushes (snack to accompany any Spell you like)

Take thin sliced lunch meat (the stuff you can see through) and smear with cream cheese. Roll these little guys up like a blanket and cut into slices.

"Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special."   Chris Rock

Charlie Brown's After-Dinner Drink

1 part rum
1 part coffee liqueur

Serve as a shot.

Chet Baker's Prettiest Girlfriend

1 shot of espresso
1 shot of raspberry vodka
Serve in a martini glass and garnish with shaved chocolate.



"She wanted to die. And she wanted to live in Paris."  Gustave Flaubert

Cosmo Lies Bleeding

1 part triple sec
1 part vodka
1 part cranberry juice
1 part grenadine

Serve as a martini with a peeled grape as garnish.


Fight Club 


1 shot of whiskey

1 shot of tequila

Put shots into margarita mix and serve chilled or frozen.


Fruit of the Spirit

1 part orange juice
1 part grapefruit juice
1 part vodka
splash of grenadine
Serve chilled and garnished with a cherry.



“The wound, which was reopened, is bleeding.”   St. Padre Pio

Gummy Worm Punch

Freeze gummy worms into ice cubes (these will float around in the punch)
Green Kool-Aid base
Vodka (a few shots depending on how much you want to drink)
Hang a few stray gummy worms outside the bowl for decoration



"I couldn't read so I had to read the book God wrote for me."  John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker's Diet Plan

"Your doctor put you on milk, cream, and alcohol."  JLH


"It was the hour between the dog and the wolf."  Jean Rhys

It's Not Healthy At All

Vanilla ice-cream
Godiva Chocolate (any of the chocolate alcohol flavors will work)

Combine all ingredients for the best dessert ever!



"Evil can stay in, minding its own business for eternity, if the right situation doesn't arise." Zoe Heller

Love Among the Ruins

1 part vodka

1 part champagne

1 whole passion fruit, crushed

Stir in the passion fruit and chill.



"You made me forget myself; I thought I was someone else, someone good."  Lou Reed.


1 shot of scotch
1 glass of milk

Serve over ice. (Also known as a Chicago Boxcar -- my dad said it was the weirdrest drink he'd ever served in his brief time as a bartender.)



a shot of silver tequilla
a splash of lime juice
a splash of chambord
Rim glass with sugar. Serve chilled.

"And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not." John:1

Petals on the Wind

1 part vanilla vodka
1 part Godiva liqueur (dark)
1 part Starbucks liqueur (dark)
splash of raspberry liqueur

Serve chilled.


"Who knows why we do the things we do?"  Raymond Carver

Pretend You're Not Here

vodka, vodka, and more vodka


"I'm angling for purgatory, and I'm angling hard." Chuck Klosterman

Rapture Punch

2 cups of brandy
1 bottle of champagne
1 cup of grand marnier
2 cups of gingerale


"To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed."  The Reverend Mr. Jim Jones

Revolutionary Suicide

1 part vodka (Grey Goose or Absolut will work best)
1 part grape Kool-Aid

Serve over massive amounts of crushed ice, preferably from a pail to scare all your friends and make bad jokes all night about your "potion." For best results with the "miracles in these hands" line, wait until guests have consumed a few dixie cups full of Revolutionary Suicides.

"Tomorrow never happens. It's all the same fucking day, man." Janis Joplin


1 part grapefruit vodka
1 part lemonade

Serve over crushed ice in a mason jar.


"I can never be trusted not to abuse other people's metaphysics."  Hank D. Ballenger


"And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow."   Tim O'Brien

Steel Cage Death Match

1 1/2 ounces scotch                                                                                                       1/2 oz. sweet vermouth


"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."  James Brown


1 shot Watermelon Pucker
1 shot vodka
1 shot gingerale


"We're not living together. We're just trapped in the same cage."  Tennessee Williams, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

The Day After The Night Before

40 ml scotch whisky
50 ml single cream
3 teaspoons of honey

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cracked glass. Strain into a martini glass.

This is a lovely hangover cure.

The Dozens

1 shot of gin
1 glass of sprite
Serve over crushed ice.


"Paradise is exactly like where you are except much much better."  Laurie Anderson

The Sunbather

1 shot of vodka
1 shot of lemonade
1 cherry
garnish with a sugar rim and serve as a shot

Trouble Man


2 shots of Hennessey over ice.

Drink slowly while playing "Inner-City Blues."