Friday, February 9, 2018

Surely Not Temple

Surely Not Temple
5 shots out of 5

Did you enjoy a Shirley Temple as a child?

Surely Not Temple is that, but with a alcohol kick that is!

Surely Not Temple adds cherry vodka to the classic Shirley Temple.

One of the most annoying things for me about Pinterest (well it's not Pinterest's fault), is when I see something amazing that I want to know more tonight's cocktail.......and I click on it and I am sent to someone's Flickr account, or a page that no longer exists.  

Today's cocktail was like that, I was excited about making it and so I clicked on it and it led me nowhere.  

Well at least they listed the ingredients (not quantities) on the pin, therefore I made my own and renamed it.

I gave today's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  

OK, this cocktail I would totally drink at a social gathering.  

This is one of those cocktails that I am excited enough about that I would make one for all to try at the next party......yea it's that good.  

I totally used to order Shirley Temples when I went out to dinner with my parents as a kid. 

 As some of you know, I would inform the waitress that I did NOT want a cherry in mine, but an olive.....or three.  

This cocktail has a great cherry flavor between the vodka and grenadine and mixed with the sprite, it's a winner in my book!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Surely Not Temple adds cherry vodka to the classic Shirley Temple.

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Surely Not Temple


  • 1 1/2 ounces cherry vodka
  • 3 ounces sprite (lemon-lime soda)
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine


  1. Fill a cocktail glass 3/4 with ice.
  2. Pour in all of the ingredients.
  3. Stir & enjoy!
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Here's to finding a GREAT use for my cherry vodka!!


The Cocktail Lady

Friday, February 2, 2018

Royal Dynasty

Royal Dynasty

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We made it!  Phewph......I wasn't sure we would.  It felt like Friday would never get here.

Another week done and we are now into February.  Hold on tight everyone, this year is going to fly by!

Have I got a perfect cocktail for you!  

Royal Dynasty.  

Sounds fancy doesn't it?  This cocktail may or may not be fancy, but it's oh so refreshing and simple to make.

I was sent a free bottle of Crown Royal Vanilla to review in exchange for my honest opinion.  All views in this post are mine and I was not compensated for them in any way.

What do I consider "simple to make" cocktail?  I consider it "simple" when there are very few steps in creating it.

For instance, the fact that I don't need to shake, blend or even stir this cocktail makes it SO SUPER SIMPLE in my book.  

Speaking of "my book", did you hear?  I (finally) wrote my very first cocktail book!  There's more.......I already have 2 more in mind that I know you'll LOVE just as much as this first one!

Check out my Cocktail Book on Amazon! **

OK, so back to this super simple cocktail.

See.  I told you.  Simple, right?  4 easy steps and you are set to enjoy a delicious refreshing cocktail.  I mean just look at that cocktail!  It looks kinda perfect doesn't it?  Perfect in your hand with your feet up!

Here are the 3 simple ingredients that you need to make this cocktail.
(There goes that "simple" word again)

Time to give you the recipe!

Royal Dynasty


  • 1 1/2 ounces Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky
  • ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour in Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Squeeze juice from one lime wedge on top.
Created using The Recipes Generator

I hope you all have a great weekend!  Enjoy the Super Bowl, if you are going to watch it.  

If you are going to watch it, be sure to check out my 6 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails

6 Game Winning
Super Bowl
Beer Cocktails

5 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails.

That's right!  Super Bowl!  Ready or not it's THIS Sunday!

Are you ready for some foooootballllll?!?!

You will be after you check out these 6 game winning beer cocktails I have for you.

For me when I think of sports in general......I think of beer.  Trust me, if I could sit down and crack open a nice cold IPA, I will be a happy camper for sure.

But.......sometimes I like to kick it up a notch and what better time to do that then Super Bowl Sunday?

So get ready to kick up your beer drinking this Sunday and classify it as a beer cocktail.  Here are my 5 delicious cocktails for you:

Combining spiced honey tequila with beer is a alternative way to enjoy your Mexican lager.

Why not celebrate game day with a champagne and beer cocktail?  
I can't think of one reason.

Think Moscow Mule, but with a tequila twist!

Half margarita, half beer.  What's not to love!

Kick up your beer drinking experience by adding some extra heat and flavor!

Light and refreshing vodka and ginger beer cocktail.

Which ever cocktail you choose, and trust me I'm not judging you if you choose them all, I hope you enjoy the Super Bowl, or at least the Half Time Show!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Chocolate Covered Cranberry

Did I have you at chocolate?  I'm going to sweeten the deal and say cranberry too!  This Chocolate Covered Cranberry is the PERFECT cocktail to help you celebrate Valentine's Day.......or any day really!

Perfect blend of chocolate whipped vodka and cranberry juice.

A new year is upon us!  I for one am very excited about it.  Last year wasn't the best for me or my family with the loss of my mom.

I do believe in fresh starts though!

I was funny because of course the holidays were hard, but something clicked in me on New Years Eve and I was actually excited for the celebration and what it brought.  A BRAND NEW YEAR!

Something inside of me has been turned back on and I've already started cleaning, tried new recipes (I got an Instapot a year and 2 months ago, and FINALLY opened the box and used it), and just started enjoying life more!

Feels pretty darn good too!

Today I want to give you a recipe I created.  It's pink, which reminds me of Valentine's Day.  Not that we're big Valentine's Day celebrators over here, but sometimes a pink cocktail is just called for.

Perfect blend of chocolate whipped vodka and cranberry juice.

This cocktail is an easy one to make and it packs a good amount of flavor too.  You can really taste the chocolate and cranberry flavors inside.  Yum!!

You can't go wrong with chocolate whipped vodka.

Cranberry juice just seals the deal on the yum scale!

Here is my recipe, which I know you'll enjoy especially if you enjoy cranberry juice in your cocktails.

Chocolate Covered Cranberry


  • 1 1/2 ounces chocolate whipped vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao (light)
  • 1/2 ounce heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a tall cocktail glass.
  3. Shake what ever is left in the shaker real well and strain onto the top of the cocktail to give it a frothier top.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Here's to a New Year and a new fresh start!  I hope this year is the best ever for you all!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Angry By The Fire

I was sent a couple bottles of Angry Orchard so that I could make a cocktail or two of theirs to share with you all.  

I chose Angry By The Fire because of all of the fun ingredients that goes inside!  From Angry Orchard to Fireball Whisky to heavy cream and more, this cocktail is a delicious fun blend of ingredients topped with cinnamon.  It is definitely one I will make again!

Angry orchard, fireball and heavy cream make this cocktail the perfect holiday cocktail.

With two day left until Christmas, our kids could not be more excited!

We've had one family Christmas party so far with two to go.

Last night we went over to our friends house and had Christmas Carolers come and sing a few songs to us.  What a fun experience!  I've only seen that in the movies and it was so super special to see it live!

Back to today's cocktail!

What a fun cocktail to make with all of these ingredients!  Also, it allowed me to make my very own, very first Homemade Vanilla Simple Syrup!  Here's how I did it in my Vanilla Simply Syrup post in case you want to make it yourself!

Here is how you make this fun cocktail.

Obviously you are going to add some Angry Orchard to your shaker.

Lemon juice adds a nice refreshing taste to this cocktail.

Vanilla Simple Syrup, great for cocktails and cooking!

Not to mentions my Homemade Vanilla Simple Syrup!

Top with ground cinnamon, which adds a tasty touch.

Angry By The Fire


  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1 1/2 ounces Fireball
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1/2 ounce Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Add ice and all ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with no ice.
  3. Top with a splash of Angry Orchard Apple.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
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There you have it.  Angry By The Fire to the fire or anywhere!