Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paradise Punch



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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??


print recipe

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

National Drinking Holidays


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On many occasions I have searched the internet for the upcoming "National Drinking Holidays".  I have failed to bookmark any of the sites that I have found over the past couple years.......which is frustrating.  

Then I got a great idea!  What if I make my own list so that I will ALWAYS have it?!  Amazing idea Jen.........why didn't you think of it sooner?

I have searched the internet and found not only drinking holidays, but other super fun holidays that you can turn into drinking holiday (always thinking drinking).

Here you have it.  A years worth (OK not a years worth......because some of these days just don't have National Days attached to them yet.......but my hope is that in time they will create more amazing National Days for us all to enjoy) of National Drinking Holidays to celebrate.  I got creative on some of my links below, such as January being National Oatmeal Month and I linked my Oatmeal Cookie recipe to it.  Most of the days and months have links many of my recipes so you shouldn't be left without something to drink!  

Time to get started!!



JANUARY  
National Oatmeal Month (Oatmeal Cookie)

January 1st - National Bloody Mary Day - Bloody Mary
January 1st - New Years Day - Raspberry Resolution
January 3rd - National Drinking Straw Day - Blended Cocktails
January 3rd - National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day - White Chocolate Covered Cherry
January 5th - National Whipped Cream Day - Cocktails With Whipping Cream
January 9th - National Apricot Day - Apricot Balls
January 15th - National Hat Day - Kicker Cran
January 23rd - National Pie Day - Chocolate Cream Pie
January 25th - National Irish Coffee Day - Irish Coffee Balls or Irish Coffee
January 26th - National Green Juice Day - Ninja Turtle
January 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day - Chocolate Cake Shot
January 28th - National Blueberry Pancake Day - Blueberry Pancake
January 31st - National Brandy Alexander Day - Brandy Alexander


FEBRUARY 
National Grapefruit Month (Sour Grapefruit Margarita),
National Chocolate Lovers Month (Godiva Chocolate Martini),
National Cherry Month (Surely Not Temple)

Mardi Gras (Red Rooster)

February 2nd - Crepe Day - Cherry Crepe
February 3rd - National Wear Red Day - American Watermelon Daiquiri
February 11th - National Peppermint Patty Day - Peppermint Patty
February 14th - Valentine's Day - Valentine Kiss
February 16th - National Almond Day - Toasted Almond
February 19th - National Chocolate Mint Day - Mint Chip
February 22nd - National Margarita Day - National Margarita Day 2017
February 23rd - National Banana Bread Day - Banana Cream Colada
February 25th - National Chocolate Covered Nut Day - Frangelico Chocolate Martini
February 27th - National Kahlua Day - Colorado Bulldog
February 27th - National Body Shot Day - Buttery Nipple Shooter
February 27th - National Polar Bear Day - Polar Bear
February 29th - Leap Year Day - Leap Year Cocktail

MARCH
National Frozen Food Month (Chi Chi)

Mardi Gras (Husbands Hurricane)

March 2nd - National Banana Cream Pie Day - Banana Cream Pie
March 3rd - National Anthem Day - Patriotic Celebration
March 3rd - Moscow Mule Day - Moscow Mule
March 6th National Frozen Food Day - Mango Margarita
March 6th - National Dentist Day - Vampire Shot
March 7th National Cereal Day - Cinnamon Toast Crunch
March 17th St. Patrick's Day - Irish Car Bomb
March 20th Bock Beer Day - Sauza Minted Mule
March 24th National Cocktail Day - Last & First Call

APRIL
National Cannabis Awareness Month (Liquid Marijuana Cocktail)

Monday After Easter - Peeps Day (Peeps Paradise)
3rd Wednesday of April - (Buttered Monkey)

April 1st - April Fool's Day - Lady Luck
April 2nd National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day - PB&J Martini
April 5th National Caramel Day - Creamy Caramel Martini
April 6th - New Beer's Eve - Flaming Dr. Pepper
April 6th - National Twinkie Day - Twinkie
April 7th National Beer Day - Moon-A-Rita
April 7th - National Coffee Cake Day - Coffee Cake Shooter
April 15th National Tax Day - Income Tax
April 19th National Amaretto Day - Amaretto Colada
April 20th National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day - Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini
April 22nd Earth Day - Mother Earth
April 22nd - National Jelly Bean Day - Black Licorice Jellybean
April 26th National Pretzel Day - Chocolate Covered Pretzel

MAY 
National Egg Month (Dukes Fizz)

3rd Saturday of May - World Whisky Day (Flaming Orgasm)
Last Monday of May - Memorial Day (Memorial Milkshake)

May 4th - National Orange Juice Day - Agent Orange
May 5th Cinco De Mayo - Classic Margarita
May 6th National Beverage Day - Sex On The Beach
May 7th National Cosmopolitan Day - Cosmopolitan
May 8th National Have A Coke Day - Mr. Robert Roy
May 8th - National Coconut Cream Pie Day - Coconut Pie
May 13th - National Apple Pie Day - Apple Pie
May 15th National Chocolate Chip Day - Chocolate Chunk
May 26th National Cherry Dessert Day - Chocolate Whipped Cherry
May 31st National Macaroon Day - Macaroon

JUNE
National Turkey Month (Butterball)

2nd Saturday of June - National Gin Day (Raspberry Gimlet)

June 1st - National Olive Day - Dirty Martini
June 4th National Cognac Day - Sidecar
June 5th National Gingerbread Day - Gingerbread Cookie
June 8th National Jelly Filled Doughnut Day - Jelly Doughnut
June 10th National Iced Tea Day - Long Island Iced Tea
June 14th National Bourbon Day - Broken Leg
June 19th National Martini Day - Purple Blossom Martini
June 21st National Peaches & Cream Day - Peaches & Cream
June 23rd National Pink Day - Twisted Pink
June 30th National Mai Tai Day - Mai Tai

JULY
National Ice Cream Month (Red Passion Cream),
National Melon Month (Melon Ball),
National Blueberry Month (Blueberry Daiquiri)

3rd Sunday In July - National Ice Cream Day (SAMU Daiquiri)

July 3rd - The Cocktail Lady's Birthday - Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)
July 4th - Independence Day - Patriotic Cocktails
July 6th - International Kissing Day - Kissed Caramel Apple
July 7th - Chocolate Day - Raspberry Chocolate Martini
July 10th National Piña Colada Day - Piña Colada
July 11th National Mojito Day - Mojito
July 12th - Eat Your Jello Day - Halloween Jello Shots
July 14th National Grand Marnier Day - Beautiful
July 15th National Gummy Bear Day - Drunken Gummy Bears
July 19th National Daiquiri Day - Swing'n Banana Daiqurir
July 24th National Tequila Day - National Tequila Day
July 31st National Raspberry Cake Day - Chocolate Raspberry Cinnamon Cake

AUGUST
National Coffee Month (Gingerbread Coffee Cake Cocktail),
National Orange Month (Rotten Orange)

3rd Friday In August - Hawaii's Statehood Day - Mele Kalikimaka Martini

August 3rd National Watermelon Day - Pucker Melon Rita
August 6th National Root Beer Float Day - Root Beer Float
August 10th National S'mores Day - S'Moretini
August 14th National Creamsicle Day - Creamsicle
August 15th National Lemon Meringue Pie Day - Lemon Meringue Pie
August 16th National Rum Day - Barbados Punch
August 20th National Lemonade Day - Leeches
August 24th - Waffle Day - Kentucky Waffle
August 25th - National Banana Split Day - Banana Split
August 30th National Toasted Marshmallow Day - Chocolate Covered Marshmallow

SEPTEMBER
National Honey Month (Hot Lil Honey)

September 7th National Beer Lovers Day - Bohemia Michelada
September 15th National Creme De Menthe Day - Minty Spider
September 19th National Butterscotch Pudding Day - Butternut Rum Lifesaver
September 20th National Rum Punch Day - Rum Swizzler
September 22nd National White Chocolate Day - Snow White Chocolate Martini
September 26th National Key Lime Pie Day - Key Lime Martini
September 28th National Drink A Beer Day - Black Velvet
September 29th National Coffee Day - Coffee and Tres Leches
September 29th - National Biscotti Day - Almond Biscotti Martini

OCTOBER
National Pumpkin Month (Pumpkin Nog),
National Dessert Month (Tiramisu Martini)

October 1st - National Pumpkin Spice Day - Spiced Pumpkin
October 4th National Vodka Day - Island Punch
October 16th National Liqueur Day - Alien Urine Sample
October 19th - National LGBT Day - Pride Shots
October 23rd National Boston Cream Pie Day - Boston Cream Pie
October 26th National Pumpkin Day - Spiked Pumpkin Milkshake
October 28th National Chocolate Day - Cinnamon Chocolate Banana
October 30th - National Candy Corn Day - Candy Corn Tini
October 31st - Halloween - Swampy Floor
October 31st - National Caramel Apple Day - Caramel Appletini

NOVEMBER
National Georgia Peach Month (Georgia Peach),
National Pomegranate Month (Pomegranate Gimlet)

4th Thursday In November - Thanksgiving Day (Thanksgiving Cocktail)

November 8th National Harvey Wallbanger Day - Harvey Wallbanger
November 8th - National Shot Day - Blow Job
November 12th National Happy Hour Day - Angry Balls
November 18th National Apple Cider Day - Spiked Apple Cider
November 23rd National Eat A Cranberry Day - Cranberry Martini
November 26th National Cake Day - Red Velvet Cake
November 28th National French Toast Day - French Toast

DECEMBER
National Eggnog Month (Eggnog & Coffee)

December 4th National Cookie Day - Christmas Cookie
December 5th - Prohibition Ends - Brandy Kissed Showflakes
December 7th National Cotton Candy Day - Pink Cotton Rita
December 13th National Cocoa Day - Holiday Mint Cocoa
December 13th National Screwdriver Day - Sake Screw
December 16th National Chocolate Covered Anything Day - Chocolate Covered Candy Cane
December 17th National Maple Syrup Day - Maple Syrup
December 24th National Eggnog Day - Pumpkin Pie Eggnog
December 25th - Christmas Day - White Christmas
December 25th - National Pumpkin Pie Day - Pumpkin Pie Martini
December 26th National Candy Cane Day - Mini Chocolate Candy Cane
December 31st National Champagne Day - Passionate Bubbles
December 31st - New Years Eve - Veronica's Champagne Cocktail


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There it is!  A whole bunch of National (and others) Drinking Days!  How much fun will the years ahead be now that we have sooo many cocktail options?!?!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


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