Tipsy nightcap cocktails

A shot in the dark

Turn a good night into a great night with these tipsy nightcap cocktails. Ah, the nightcap, a shot in the dark to make you feel all warm and fuzzy, just like a trusted old sweater. It was meant to send you off to dreamland back in the day, but now it’s all about having a good time once the sun hits the snooze button. Who needs sleep when you have the ingredients to mix cocktails? Disclaimer: Side effects may include uncontrollable giggling, spontaneous dance-offs and unforgettable memories. Enjoy responsibly (or not)!

Hilton Head Distillery – Island Milk Punch

Add a little punch to your evening with this rum drink from Hilton Head Distillery. Spiced rum, rum cream and nutmeg are all you need to create the ultimate nightcap for any occasion. 


3 ounces Hilton Head Distillery Island Rum Cream 

1 ounce Hilton Head Distillery Spiced Rum

Whole nutmeg


[1] Add both rums into a shaker tin with ice and shake vigorously. [2] Strain into a rocks glass. [3] Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka – Fire Killer

This cocktail was made for a Friday night. Just throw on your favorite record and get ready to spice things up. Once called “Rock n’ Roll’s first wild man,” Jerry Lee Lewis was known for infusing his performances with flames and stirring up a Friday with fierce energy. Tito’s followed suit and threw in a few ingredients to help set the night on fire (and cool it back down).


2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2 ounces grapefruit juice

1 ounce sparkling water

1 ounce pickled ginger

4 slices of fresh jalapeño

2 lime slices (1 to squeeze, 1 to garnish)

1 dash of flake salt


[1] Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, ginger, 2 jalapeño slices and salt in a shaker. [2] Muddle, then add grapefruit juice, a squeeze of lime and ice. [3] Shake well, strain and pour into a glass over fresh ice. [4] Top with sparkling water. [5] Garnish with remaining jalapeño and lime slices.

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