Mark Addison’s New Book, “Cocktail Chameleon” Provides a Taste of Halloween!

Looking for the PERFECT cocktail for Halloween? I have one from cocktail expert/mixologist and creative ‘smartie’, Mark Addison– who just launched his new book, Cocktail Chameleon!!


Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison
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Old Black Magic


Old Fashioned

“Strong, dark and rich, it’s the perfect recipe for a mate, as well as for the sultry variation on an old fashioned made with spiced black rum. Also known as dark rum, it has a sweet-smoky flavor that contains notes of molasses, vanilla, and chocolate reinforced by the drink’s other ingredients.”


1 whole vanilla bean
1 tsp dark brown sugar
3 dashes chocolate bitters
1 tsp water
2 oz spiced black rum

Fill the ice mold with room temperature water and freeze overnight or until completely solid

Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds from one half.
Reserve the remaining half to use as the garnish.
Combine the vanilla seeds, brown sugar, bitters, and water in the mixing glass and muddle until the sugar dissolves.
Add the rum and ice cubes, stirring until well chilled.

Place the ice sphere in the glass and strain in the drink
Garnish with the reserved vanilla bean half and a cherry.

Bar Tools
Spherical ice cube mold
Sharp knife
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Cocktail shaker

7-oz cocktail glass
2 1/1 oz, serves 1


Half a vanilla bean
1 Spiced Brandied

BIO: Mark Addison!


Mark Addison believes that life is a series of special occasions meant to be celebrated in high style. As an award-winning designer and producer, he has created extraordinary environments, from celebrity events and major product launches to destination weddings and international galas. His uniquely creative vision has earned him an impressive client list of celebrities, top consumer brands, and Fortune 500 companies. Splitting his time between New York City, Palm Beach, and Vermont, he is always energized by his shifting environment and inspired by the natural beauty of his surroundings. This brings a fresh perspective and contagious optimism to all his work, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

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This is one cool cocktail cookbook and it’s worth the $$ to buy or gift this. It’s a cocktail bible unlike any other!

Stay tuned for another post from this great book!

Stevie Wilson,




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