6 Cocktails Every Software Engineer Should Know




While our software engineers are most often found sipping coffee, you can sometimes find them with a different kind of drink.

Whether we’re happily celebrating a product launch or saying au revoir to a tough week, alcohol might be in order.

And as creatives, we love a theme.

Each of the following web-selected cocktails sounds fantastic and is developer-friendly. Check them out below, each recipe and image courtesy of the creator.

Flutter Cocktail

flutter cocktail


  • 1 ⅔ fl oz Reposado Tequila
  • ⅚ fl oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1 ⅙ fl oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 4 drops Daiquiri bitters

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain.

Flutter Cocktail Recipe

Great Gatsby Cocktail

Gatsby cocktail


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: orange slice

Directions: Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add vodka, Lillet Blanc, and grapefruit juice. Stir until cold. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Great Gatsby Recipe – Vodka

Maika’i (Winner of the Rum Scrum)

rum cocktail


  • 1½ oz. Deep Island Hawaiian Rum
  • ½ oz. Orange Curacao
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Pressed Liliko’i Juice
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Pressed Lime Juice
  • 1½ oz. Homemade Coconut Orgeat Syrup

Directions: In a shaker add the rum, lime juice and homemade coconut orgeat syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Set aside. Pour the liliko’i juice to the bottom of the rocks glass. Add crushed ice slowly not to mix the liliko’i juice around. Strain ingredients over crushed ice. Top off glass with additional crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh coconut.

Maika‘i by Gabe Harvey the Next Quintessential Hawaiian Rum Cocktail

White Cloud Cocktail

cloud cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounces crème de cacao
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3/4 ounces heavy cream

Directions: Shake the vodka, crème de cacao, pineapple juice, and heavy cream in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain the contents of the shaker into an ice-filled highball or Collins glass and serve

White Cloud

Ruby Cocktail

ruby cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz St Germain
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 3/4 oz Grapefruit juice (ruby red)
  • 3/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz egg white

Directions: Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain.

Ruby Cocktail Recipe

Azure Lagoon Cocktail

Azure cocktail


  • 1²⁄³ oz (50 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1²⁄³ oz (50 ml) grape juice
  • 1²⁄³ oz (50 ml) apple juice
  • 2/3 oz (20 ml) Blue Curacao liqueur

Directions: In a shaker, combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass filled with cubed ice. Add an orange garnish if desired.

Azure lagoon cocktail recipe

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