Do you like dogs? Are you old enough to drink? Then you will enjoy making dog cocktails and other dog-inspired drinks. Any responsible, hardworking, and healthy adult has the luxury of enjoying an alcoholic drink from time to time. Moderate alcohol intake (1-2 drinks a day) is a nice way to blow off some steam, meet new people, and may even reduce your chances of developing heart disease according to the Mayo Clinic.

Here are some dog-inspired alcoholic beverage recipes you could try this weekend:

1. Big Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 1.5  oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. milk
  • 1 splash Pepsi®

Pour the Kahlua and vodka over ice in a glass. Then fill the remainder of the glass with milk. Top it off with Pepsi. Stir.

2. Black Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. light rum
  • .5 oz. dry vermouth

Mix the light rum and dry vermouth in a glass with ice. Strain and pour the mixture into a chilled glass. Finally, garnish with black olive.

3. Blue Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Skyy® vodka
  • 5 oz. grapefruit juice

Mix the Skyy® vodka and the grapefruit juice in a cup and then pour the concoction over ice in a chilled glass.

4. Devil Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Jose Cuervo® gold tequila
  • 5 oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice

5. Dirty Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Hennessy® cognac
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 5 oz. chilled orange juice
  • 1 oz. chilled cranberry juice

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake well, strain, and then serve in a chilled glass.

6. Fuzzy Dog

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot peach schnapps
  • 1 shot amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • Orange juice

Pour each shot of peach schnapps, amaretto almond liqueur, coconut rum, and orange juice over ice. Fill the glass with orange juice.

7. Mad Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. cherry juice
  • 1 drop Tabasco® sauce

To make this drink, you must layer the cherry juice, vodka, and then the Tabasco sauce over ice.

8. Red Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. orange vodka
  • 2 oz. Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • 1.5 oz. orange juice
  • 1.5 oz. cranberry juice

Add the orange vodka, Canadian whisky, orange juice, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain, and then pour over an ice-filled glass with the ginger ale.

9. Salty Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz. vodka or gin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Salt rim of glass. Mix grapefruit juice and vodka (or gin) in a shaker and then serve over ice. 

10. The Regal Beagle Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
  • .5 oz. peach schnapps
  • .5 oz. sweet and sour mix

Mix Canadian whisky, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour over ice in a shaker and then pour into a shot glass.

11. Bichon Frise Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 lemon wedge

Combine vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur,  and ruby red grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice then squeeze lemon. Add lemon wedge to the shaker; shake and strain then pour into chilled glass.

12. Bloodhound Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. sweet vermouth
  • .5 oz. dry vermouth 
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 strawberry (sliced)

Mix sweet vermouth, dry vermouth,  and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and pour liquids into chilled glass. Top with a strawberry.

13. Salty Chihuahua Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt
  • 4 oz. tequila, divided
  • 2 oz. orange-flavored liqueur, divided
  • 3 cups grapefruit juice, divided
  • 4 grapefruit slices, for garnish

Salt rims of glasses. Add tequila and liqueur to each glass over ice then top each glass with grapefruit juice. Stir.

14. Golden Retriever Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. apple juice

This is probably the easiest drink to make on the list. Mix the vodka and apple juice then serve over ice. Voila!

15. Great Dane Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Aquavit
  • .5 oz. cherry brandy
  • .5 oz. orange bitters
  • 1 dash cranberry juice

Mix Aquavit, cherry brandy, orange bitters, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice; strain and pour into chilled glass.

16. Greyhound Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz vodka 
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice

Fill a glass with ice and pour in your vodka. Add grapefruit juice. Stir. Then garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.

17. Italian Greyhound

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • .5 oz. Campari® bitters
  • 5 oz. grapefruit juice

Mix vodka and grapefruit juice; pour in glass. Top with Campari bitters for that extra flavor.

18. Pomeranian Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • .5 oz. triple sec
  • .5 oz. lemon juice
  • .25 oz. grapefruit juice

Shake white rum, pomegranate, triple sec, lemon juice, and grapefruit in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; strain and serve in a chilled glass.

19. Pink Poodle Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
  • Splash of Grenadine syrup
  • 7-Up® soda

Pour the vanilla vodka and a splash of grenadine over ice and then fill the rest of the glass with 7-up. Top with a cherry for the finale.

20. Colorado Pug Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Bailey’s® Irish cream
  • 1 oz. Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 4 oz. club soda

Pour in the Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream in a glass over ice. Top with club soda. Stir and serve.

21. Portuguese Water Dog Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice

Mix vodka, sweet vermouth, and cranberry juice and then serve in a glass over ice. 

22. Whippet Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. orange juice
  • 1 dash raspberry cordial

Pour the vodka and orange juice over glass with ice and then top with raspberry cordial.

23. Yellow Labrador Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • 4 oz. apple juice

Mix gin and apple juice and then serve over ice. Stir well and serve.

24. Colorado Bulldog

Ingredients:

  • 1 .25 oz Vodka (well or call brand)
  • .75 oz Kahlúa
  • 1/4 c whole milk or half-and-half
  • Splash of Coca-Cola

Mix vodka, Kahlua, and milk one at a time in an old-fashioned glass 2/3 full of cubed ice. Top with a splash of coke. Serve this dog cocktail with Stir-Stick.