White Lady

A nice, smooth, delicious cocktail that is easy to make.

Top 5 Cocktails for your extra tequila

The top 5 cocktails to make with tequila

S'moretini

Now you don't need a campfire to enjoy a delicious smore.

Red Velvet Cake

Why can't you have your cake and eat it too?

Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

The perfect cocktail for your birthday celebrations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

National Margarita Day 2017!


Happy National
Margarita Day!!


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I'm back and boy has it felt like it's been forever!!  In reality it's only been a little over a month.  What better day for me to come back then National Margarita Day!  

Margaritas?  Yes please!!

****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have changed our blog address!!  Yes, we decided to have our very own website instead of having blogger host it!  BIG TIME!!****

OLD SITE:  www.cocktail365.blogspot.com
NEW SITE:  www.ayearofcocktails.com

Bookmark the new one!  Use the new one.  If you use the old one it will either redirect you without a problem, or it will give you this warning.


 If you get this warning, click yes!

Now back to the margaritas!!

During the last couple months of my mom's life I was solely focused on her so I needed to put cocktail making on the back burner for a while.

I have a LOT of margarita recipes for you all today!  Woot Woot!!  I can't wait to share them all!

This collection of recipes will make it so much easier to find them all instead of having to do a search (I know I'm lazy and sometimes all about the quick answer!).

So sit back, relax and slowly scroll through all of these until you find the one/s that you want to try.  I suggest trying a couple.....or all of them........just not all of them today.  We have to pace ourselves, right?



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There you have it!  19 different versions of margaritas for you to try.  Try one, some or all and tell me what you think!  I'd love to hear from you!!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Top 10 Viewed Posts from 2016

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Another year is here and gone, but before we completely forget about it let's look back and remember the Top 10 Viewed Posts From 2016!  These post were my most viewed for the entire year!  All of these cocktails and yummy treats look so delicious that I almost feel that I need to revisit them.......all of them........just to reminisce.........I mean it's my duty right??

I hope you all had a good 2016 and that 2017 is even better.  I don't really talk too much about personal stuff on here.......I mean you come for the cocktail recipes right?  Today I feel like I need to......so here goes.  2016 for me has sucked pretty hard.  My mom has lung cancer and is in a lot of pain right now.  Last year has been a hard one on her and this year hasn't gotten any better.  I know I haven't been posting a lot of new fantastically wonderful cocktail recipes for you all lately and wanted to explain why.  So there you have it.

Onto the Top 10 Viewed Posts From 2016!  Here are the 10 cocktail posts that you all enjoyed reading the most in 2016 in order of views.


#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5

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#6

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#7

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#8

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#9

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#10

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There you have it!  The 10 most popular viewed posts from last year.  They are all winners in my book.

I look forward to trying and sharing new recipes with you all this year!  Happy New Year!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, December 29, 2016

12 Champagne Cocktails For New Years

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With New Years Eve only 2 days away, I thought it would be a great idea to give you 12 champagne cocktails for New Years Eve!  These cocktails are all different from one another and each one has a different ingredient in it.  None of these are mimosas, which is the  most common cocktail thought of when using champagne.

For me this year has not been a good one at all.  From the long long line of people who have passed away this year, both personal friends and famous icons.  Another reason, and the most important one, why this year has not been good is because a few very close and very dear family members as well as a close and dear friend have had a very hard year, health wise.  Not only have they had one bad thing happen to them health wise, but multiple.

This past year has been filled with so many different emotions within me that sometimes when I actually stop.....and think about it.....SHIT......that's a lot for one person to absorb....and that's just me....me, not the person who is actually going through these horrible circumstances and has to deal with them first hand physically, not to mention mentally & emotionally.

Needless to say, I am SO ready to say Goodbye...or for those of you who know my tongue F%#$ Y&@ to 2016!  I need a fresh new start to a brand new year in hopes that this upcoming year is FAR better then this year!

On that note......let's talk about alcohol!!  Here are 12 champagne cocktails that I have made over the years!  All different.  All good!


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There you have it!  12 Champagne Cocktails For New Years Eve!

I hope you all have a fun and safe New Years Eve & Day!  Happy New Years to all!!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady







Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Raspberry Resolution

Day 316



Raspberry Resolution
4.5 shots out of 5


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**With New Years Eve a few days away, it's time to think beyond the classic glass of champagne!  This new years cocktail has been a crowd pleaser.  It's great what something as simple as raspberry puree can do to a glass of champagne!  Cheers!!**
(p.s. I think it's cool that I made this 4 days before NYE 4 years ago!)

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Four days until New Years Eve.  Sorry, I just have to say that out loud to be able to wrap my mind around it.......I'm still in shock.  I'd better test out some New Years Eve cocktails while I can then right?  Tonight I decided to create my own based off of a non-alcoholic version that I had created where you literally substitute sparkling cider for the champagne.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  This is such an easy cocktail to make, I mean you already have the champagne in your glass, why not add some raspberry puree to it?  Don't like raspberry......well then try some passion fruit puree, strawberry puree, prickly pear puree.........whatever flavored puree you can find that you like.  Even better, buy them all and make them all to make sure you know which one is your absolute favorite.  You could always have a taste test bar for your guests on New Years Eve so that everyone can see which is the best.

Here is the recipe for a Raspberry Resolution:

  • 4 oz champagne
  • 1 oz raspberry puree
In a champagne flute, pour in your champagne and raspberry puree.  Stir to mix the puree in well.

Here is a couple photos of the end result:

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Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Here's to a simple New Years Eve cocktail.......because honestly, by the time midnight comes, who can measure out ingredients anymore??

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, December 16, 2016

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Day 309



White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
4 shots out of 5

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**When I hear white chocolate and peppermint, I think winter which reminds me of Christmas.  Here is another delicious holiday cocktail I made a few years ago!**

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It's Thursday night, today I got my hair cut, dyed and also got a pedicure.  Tonight I'm going to the movies with a couple friends.  WOW, what a "Me" day!  Our weekend plans of walking through a neighboring cities neighborhood to check out some amazing lights on Friday and then going to see the Zoo Lights on Saturday just got cancelled due to the rain that will be coming in this weekend......boo.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I found this recipe......which I unfortunately could not follow at cookingwithsugar.  Sugar used marshmallow sundae topping......I thought my marshmallow cream I had "might" work.....yea, NO it didn't.  Oh well, life goes on.  The only thing I'd change about this cocktail is the amount of peppermint schnapps.  For me, it's just a little bit too pepperminty, so I might cut it back to 1/2 an ounce instead.  Otherwise, this is a very holiday-ey cocktail that I'm sure many will love.

Here is the recipe for a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini:

  • 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 3/4 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • candy canes, or candy cane sugar for rimming
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above (except the last item which is for rimming). Shake and strain you cocktail into a candy cane or candy cane sugar rimmed martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

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Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Here's to my second cocktail that I get to use my BevMo candy cane sugar with!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady