Thursday, May 4, 2017

Star Wars Cocktails

May The Fourth Be With You!


Star Wars themed cocktails for May The Fourth Be With You!  Enjoy a Vader cocktials or a Skywalker cocktail.



These two Star Wars themed cocktails are perfect for all of you Star Wars fans out there!


Now you can choose which side to be on.......or drink on.  


Do you choose the Vader?  Claiming the Dark Side?

Darth Vader cocktail for any and all Star Wars fans, choose the Dark Side.



Darth Vader cocktail is perfect for any Star Wars Fan.




Do you choose the Skywalker?  Claiming the Light Side?


Luke Skywalker cocktail for any and all Star Wars fans, choose the Light Side.



Luke Skywalker cocktail is perfect for any Star Wars Fan.



Shoot, might as well choose them both.......you know.....to make sure you weigh all of your options for the final battle and all.


Our house is divided between Dark Side lovers and Light Side lovers, which I think makes it fun.  Our 12 year old son, a few months ago, got into Star Wars like nothing else.  He had a Star Wars marathon and watched ALL of the movies in order.  Him and my husband play that Star Wars deck building game and really enjoy it.  


Me?  I make Star Wars themed cocktails instead......and I really enjoy it!


Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.  Which side do you choose?



I know you're all dying to know what side I'm on.......right?  Well I'm a fan of the Light Side, BUT that being said......I like the Dark Side cocktail the best!  The Vader is my favorite of the two.


Don't get me wrong, the Skywalker has Midori!  That's always a win win in my book, but overall taste, I'm a Vader fan.


Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.


Whichever side of the force you choose to be on, you will be happy with your cocktail.  

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Vader

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces grenadine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a tall bud vase.
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Skywalker

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a tall bud vase.
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Today's Motto: May The Force & Fourth Be With You!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Agent Orange

Day 85



Agent Orange
4 shots out of 5


Happy #NationalSuperHeroDay!!


Yes that's right!  Today April 28th is National Super Hero Day.  Knowing that I knew I needed to introduce you (again) to Agent Orange!

I'll let you two get acquainted!




Agent Orange cocktail has vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice



I'm going to go ahead and admit it right now.  


I'm partial to screwdrivers.....I am.  


It was (if I remember correctly) my first cocktail that I had, liked and continued having for the next couple years.  Now that I'm thinking about how long ago it was......it's making me realize how many years have passed since I've been in high school......onto tonight's cocktail!!


I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  


I truly do enjoy screwdrivers.  


This cocktail, the Agent Orange, adds a little bit more to that flavor.  I think I just might start having either a screwdriver or an Agent Orange every now and again.  


It's actually bringing back some good, fun memories and I'm enjoying them as much as I'm enjoying sipping my cocktail.  If you like screwdrivers, give Agent Orange a try.  


The Grand Marnier adds a little something to the cocktail, but definitely does not take anything away from it.  If some of your favorite memories don't revolve around screwdrivers, you may not enjoy it as much as I am right now, haha.  Hopefully you will enjoy it some though.




Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:



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Agent Orangew

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 4 1/2 ounces orange juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a tall glass, fill 3/4 with ice and add vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice (add more vodka if you like it to taste a bit more vodkaey).
  2. Stir up your cocktail real well, sit back and enjoy!
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Here's to a blast from the past with a twist!  Hope you all find or remember about that cocktail that resembles good times for you.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paradise Punch



Paradise Punch cocktail, fruity cocktail



We have had a few really nice warm days here lately.  The weather has reminded me of fruity cocktails, which inspired me to create a brand new one!


I call this one Paradise Punch..........because seriously.......I need a vacation to Paradise right now.


Our oldest graduates in less then 2 months.  It's a trip when I think about it...kind of like "How did we get here so fast?", but then if I actually stop and think about it.....yea, it's been 18 years.........probably why I need this Paradise Punch?  Yea, definitely one of the reasons!


Did I mention that the kids are on spring break?  Do you remember when spring break actually coincided with Easter?  Yea, me either.  All four of them actually have this week off for spring break.  A week with all of my kids!  Except for the fact that my oldest is 18 and well.......yea.........I see him once in a while.  


Don't get me wrong, I remember being 18.  I'm not worried, he's a good kid and he needs to flap his wings and find out what this "Being an Adult" thing is all about.  


Then hopefully when he figures that out, he'll explain it to me!!  haha. 


This cocktail I just created is similar to my Bahama Mama cocktail that I made quite a few years ago.  Another FANTASTIC cocktail!  I'm thinking I might just need to have a "Paradise Punch Party" for the sole reason as to make this in a big batch and enjoy it with friends!






I mean just look at that cocktail!  Can't you just taste it's deliciousness right through your screen??


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Paradise Punch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce banana puree
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill a hurricane glass half way with crushed ice. In a shaker, add ice along with all of the ingredients in this recipe. Shake well so that the crème of coconut gets mixed in with the other ingredients really well. Strain into the hurricane glass and enjoy.
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I hope the weather is nice where you are!  Our beautiful weather is supposed to turn into rain tomorrow night through Saturday, so boo.  I'm soooo ready for the weather to just be warm and stay warm!











Thursday, March 16, 2017

9 Cocktails Perfect For St. Patrick's Day


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Can St. Patrick's Day really be tomorrow?  I mean seriously?


Last night my husband (EJ) and I went to a Corned Beef & Cabbage Night dinner.  It was fun!  It's nice to get out every so often.  


Now they didn't have any of these drinks like the Irish Car Bomb, Irish Cookie, Nutty Irishman or Irish Coffee there, but that's OK.  The 7/8th vodka to 1/8 cranberry juice with an olive they gave me was just fine!  WOW, I sure like a heavy hand when pouring alcohol!


Tomorrow night I will be slow cooking my Corned Beef and I can NOT wait to eat it!  I got the recipe I am going to use from Stephanie over at A Year Of Slowcooking.  I have made this recipe for the past couple St. Patrick's Days as well as random times during the year.  I loooove this recipe so much!


What are you cooking for St. Patrick's Day?  Corned Beef?  If so, how do you cook yours?


Let's talk cocktails.  What do you like to drink for St. Patrick's Day?  Do you just pour a beer and put a few drops of green food coloring inside?


Do you make yourself an Irish Car Bomb and drink it so super fast so that they Bailey's doesn't curdle?


Do you just pour yourself an Irish Whisky on the rocks?


If you are not sure WHAT to drink this St. Patrick's Day, let me give you 9 different cocktails to choose from!  



Here They Are!!




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There you have it.  9 cocktails that are perfect for St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you all have a fun, but safe day tomorrow!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

10 Pi Day Cocktails


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Happy Pi Day!  What better way to celebrate Pi Day then with a Pie flavored cocktail?

The weather here has been nice for the last couple days.  Is our winter weather finally over?  Gosh I hope so!  It's rained so much here lately that our oldest hasn't been able to have any home baseball games this season so far.  Today was supposed to be another home game......and even though it's BEAUTIFUL outside........the game is cancelled.  Total Bummer!!

Today I have 10 different AH-MAZE-ING cocktails for you to try.

Actually looking at this fantastic list of cocktails, I might have to have one....or two to celebrate Pi Day myself!

OH OH OH OH, did I tell you?

Did I?

We got a puppy!!!!  Oh and we are just in LOVE with her!!  Her name is Bella.  

Half of us are allergic to animals, so we knew that when the time was right we would have to get a dog that has hair and not fur.  That narrowed our search down to a Poodle, Bichon, Maltese or Havanese.  

We completely lucked out with finding her.  We think she's a poodle/bichon mix.  She has characteristics of both.  She's 9 months old, so she's spunky, playful, loving and a cuddle bug.


Here she is, the newest member of our family, Bella.



OK, onto the cocktails!


Here they are.  10 Pie Cocktails For Pi Day!
































There you have it!  This list will get you started in celebrating today the right way!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady