Dexter’s Back! Four Drinks fit for any Crime Scene

Dexter Cocktails

Everyone’s favorite serial killer of serial killers Dexter Morgan is back for a 5th season tonight. The crew here at Madtini Intoxicology Labs have an ongoing argument about whether we should officially count the silliness of Season 3 featuring Jimmy Smits. Nothing personal Mr. Smits but wow, just wow that story arc was, well just lameness incarnate. Moving on, Season four ended in an ending or all endings, we didn’t see it coming and we admit to sitting in utter shock staring at our TV in disbelief. Now, how will Dexter cope with all that has happened. The preview trailer has us drooling in anticipation.

In honor of the Season Five premiere, the crew at the Labs present you with four great drink mixes fit for any crime scene. Click the links below for the ingredients and preparation instructions. I must go supervise the Madtini interns as they clean up the fake blood splatter in the kitchen… errrr, I mean Labs.

Cheers to all Madtini and Dexter fans.

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Speak… I mean Drink like a Pirate Day with the Madtini Crew

“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest — Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Well, shiver me timbers it looks like it’s “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” again already. It seems just yesterday that I was annoying friends, colleagues and strangers with pirate-ish expressions such as “Arrrrrrrrrr we having fun yet?” or “No, that’s not my wooden leg, its just the ways my pants are cut.”  Talk Like a Pirate Day was created in 1995 by two non-pirates John Baur, a.k.a. Ol’ Chumbucket and his pirate-in-crime Mark Summers a.k.a. Cap’n Slappy in Albany, Oregon. It grew over the next few years, thanks to media mentions and websites featuring Pirate-Name Generators and Pirate Translators. By the way, my Pirate name came out as Pirate Argus the Pink.

In the spirit of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” we’re going to drink like pirates. . . which basically means we’re going to drink spiced rum, sport eye patches and bandanas and well, basically, annoy the neighbours.

Here are six Pirate Day drinks that may just shiver your timbers. And remember guys, always pillage responsibly.

So as Blackbeard said – “Damn ye, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, I’m a better man than all of ye milksops put together” – which I think means ‘Thanks I’ll have another”… or maybe not.

Note: We used Sailor Jerry as the spiced rum for these drinks, for the image, the taste and the whole story behind the brand.

Cheers, and glad you could join us for fancy drinks for pirates. See you next year!

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Drink like a Pirate Day: Minty Pirate Skull

Minty Pirate SkullIngredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz  Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 1/2 oz  Bourbon
  • mint leaves


Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients like a ship tossed on the sea for 6-7 seconds, strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a dozen Spanish gold dubloons… or a few mint leaves, depending on what you have laying around the galleon.

Cheers, ye scurvy dog!

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Happy Birthday @MissVerna Cocktail

Miss V

We really love birthdays and celebrations here at the Madtini Research Labs and when a little birdie told us that today was @MissVerna‘s special day we got busy trying to create the perfect birthday cocktail.

Vanilla vodka, creme de cacao and Kahlua all in one glass? Pure decadence. Have a wonderfully decadent day, Verna!

The MissV-Va-Voom- Vanilla Chocolate Coffee Cake

  • 2 1/2 oz Twist of Vanilla Smirnoff Vodka
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua


Pour Vanilla Vodka, Creme de Cacao and Kahula over ice, stir with a long spoon and pour into a martini glass with a sugared rim.

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Raspberry Vodka Mudslide

Oh my, what to with the Raspberry Beret flavored vodka left over from Easter? Why not try a classic mudslide with the fresh flavor of raspberry? Done!

2 oz Raspberry Vodka (of course)
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey’s
white chocolate shavings

Add the Raspberry Vodka, Kahlua and Baileys to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and sprinkle white chooclate shavings on top