White Lady

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

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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.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Basket

Easter Basket
3.5 shots out of 5


One day to go!  For those of you hosting Easter, are you ready?  I "think" I am?!  You know, it doesn't really matter what the holiday is, I just really enjoy having a reason to get the family together and eat, laugh and drink together.  I really enjoy our family and we are so lucky because both my husbands and my side get together to celebrate Easter dinner together and they all genuinely really like each other.  It's a wonderful feeling.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  I found this cocktail at Feast Of Fun and am glad I did.  I think the color of this cocktail is great and (in my mind at least) represents Easter.  The only thing I would do different (which was an option on the site I found it on) would be to use half and half instead of milk.......or maybe even some cream?  Otherwise I wouldn't change it.  This cocktail absolutely has a cherry taste and I'm afraid the milk has masked it's full potential....which could totally be a good thing if you don't care for the cherry taste too much.

Here is the recipe for an Easter Basket:

  • 1 1/2 oz cherry vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 3 oz milk (half & half....or if you're daring try cream)
  • 1/8 oz grenadine
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass....which you are more then welcome to rim with sprinkles if you'd like.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to getting together with family and friends whether it's for a holiday, or just to do it.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chocolate Bunny Martini

Chocolate Bunny Martini
5 shots out of 5



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The countdown continues, we have 2 days left until Easter.  


Today is Friday (thankfully), and the kids are now "officially" on spring break!  


It will definitely be nice having them home all week.  It will also be nice being able to NOT set our alarms......well, all of us except for my husband that is.


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


Um, YUM!!  


I found this cocktail at the same place I found last night's cocktail, at As Socialiving (removed link as website is no longer there 3/21/2017) .  


This cocktail, to me, tastes like an "adult" chocolate milk.  I know that they actually sell something called Adult Chocolate Milk (or something like that) at the stores (haven't tried it yet) and I would imagine......or I guess I would desperately hope, that it would taste like this!  


This cocktail is not too chocolately (which I like), but it is chocolately enough for you to know what you're drinking.  I think I may make myself another one of these real soon!



Here is a photo of the end result:

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Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Bunny Martini:

  • 1 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz dark creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • chocolate shavings

Rim your martini glass with your chocolate shavings.  In a shaker, add ice and your chocolate liqueur, dark creme de cacao and vodka.  Shake and strain into your rimmed martini glass and enjoy!


I am feeling a bit more prepared for Easter dinner now.......especially after I had tonight's cocktail!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Black Licorice Jellybean

Black Licorice Jellybean
2 shots out of 5


Easter is this Sunday.......totally snuck up on me, plus we're hosting dinner!  I just realized today that I have 3 days to get it all together, wowzers!  Since Easter is coming up, I'd better supply you all with a few Easter-like cocktails to choose from.  Now, I will admit that I've come a looong way with all of the different alcohols, liqueurs and mixes I have used over the past year......but Jagermeister........not yet.  

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  I want to say that I have made cocktails in the past with Jagermeister and absolutely liked them, such as The Torpedo and Buttery Jager Ripple.  Tonight's cocktail's (I found it here) main ingredient is Jagermeister.......which is why I think I am not the biggest fan of it.  The vanilla vodka really didn't have a chance to really come through tonight.  I am thinking that maybe if we switched the quantities of the two ingredients, maybe then I'd like it a bit more.  Oh well.......on to find some more yummy Easter cocktails!

Here is the recipe for a Black Licorice Jellybean:

  • 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Jagermeister
In a shaker, add ice and both ingredients.  Shake and strain into a shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to 3 days before Easter and a grocery shopping trip to take!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, March 22, 2013

Creamy Caramel Martini

Creamy Caramel Martini
4 shots out of 5


I may just be one of the happiest people I know today!  First off it's Friday (that speaks for itself).  Second, I went to the doctor today to find out if they 4 week long soar throat I've had is strep or not.......turns out it's not and all I have is an irritated airway!  Great news!  I think for those two reasons alone, I deserve a cocktail.....and so do you!

I gave tonight's OK, totally this afternoon's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  The 3:1 ratio of vodka to schnapps kind of scared me, but I went through with it anyways.  I have this bottle of Kissed Caramel Vodka and I need to try different cocktails with it so I went to the Smirnoff site and found today's here.  Glad I did too.  I think the caramel at the bottom of this glass adds to it's carameleyness (yes another "Totally Jen made up word), but doesn't over power it.  I think this would be a cocktail that I would drink one.......two at the most of (but would probably regret asking for the 2nd half way through).  If you enjoy caramel, I think you'll enjoy this cocktail!

Here is the recipe for a Creamy Caramel Martini:

  • 1 1/2 oz kissed caramel vodka
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • caramel
In a martini glass, squeeze your liquid caramel into the bottom of your glass (as much as you'd like).  In a shaker, add ice and your vodka and butterscotch schnapps.  Shake and strain your cocktail into your 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 a nice warm Friday!  The sun is out and I have a cocktail in my hand, what could be better?

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Banana Cream Colada

Banana Cream Colada
5 shots out of 5

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First off, I want to apologize for not doing something that I wanted to do......which you never knew about............but I feel I should apologize.  Today is St. Patrick's Day and I wanted to have posted some of my favorite "green" cocktails for you all to look through a couple days ago.  Then baseball games, soccer games and a double birthday party I hosted last night all got in the way.  Instead I decided that since it's such beautiful weather out today, I would pull out my blender and use one of our banana's and just create a nice blended cocktail.

I gave today's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  This cocktail is banana-ey, so if you're not a huge banana fan you might not want to try this one.  I LOVE this one and since I was totally in the mood for banana's, I love this one even more today.  I did end up adding pineapple juice to this cocktail because at first (even for me) it was a bit too banana-ey.  In this cocktail the banana, coconut and pineapple flavors all mix pretty darn well together (which they usually do) and the vanilla ice cream gives it a bit of a creamy flavor which is nice.

Here is my recipe for a Banana Cream Colada:

  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 1/2 C vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 C ice
In a blender, add all of the ingredients above.  Blend until your ice is gone and everything is mixed in well.

Here is a photo of the end result:

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Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all.  I hope you are wearing your green so that you don't get pinched!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Irish Car Bomb

Irish Car Bomb
5 shots out of 5



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With St. Patrick's Day vastly approaching, I thought it would be a good time to give you a new "Irish" cocktail to add to the list of possible drinks for Sunday.  


Last year on St. Patrick's Day we went out to celebrate a friends birthday.  We started the night with a pre-party here by having a few cocktails as well as some jello shots (not a good idea for me).  This year, I promise, I will not be drinking even a fraction of the amount I drank last year.


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


Before anyone says "Hey, that's not how you make an Irish Car Bomb", let me just tell you, that's how we make them at our house.  


I totally get that a more "traditional" way to do is is to fill the shot glass half way with Bailey's and then float the other half with Irish Whiskey.  We like it the way I made it here and that is why I wanted to share our way with you.  


This is a delicious, fun cocktail to drink.......but let me warn you of the correct way to drink it.  

Once your pour your beer in the glass and drop your shot into it, your one MAIN goal is to CHUG THAT PUPPY DOWN faster then you've EVER chugged down a beer before. Why?  Ha ha, well let me tell you.  The longer the Bailey's sits in your beer (and believe me it won't take long) the more it curdles.......yes I said curdles.  My advice to you is to drink it all as fast as you can with your eyes closed so that you really have no clue what's going on inside your glass.



Here is our recipe for an Irish Car Bomb:

  • 1 can Guinness stout
  • 1 1/2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
In a tall glass, pour your beer down the side to minimize your amount of foam.  Fill up your shot glass with Baileys.  Hold your beer in your preferred drinking hand and with your other hand drop in your shot glass that is filled with Baileys.  IMMEDIATELY chug your cocktail!!

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 St. Patrick's Day!  A day where drinking is smiled upon!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, March 8, 2013

Irish Cookie

Irish Cookie
2.5 shots out of 5





I absolutely can NOT believe that we finally made it to Friday!  


This has been a loooong couple of weeks.  4 sick kids, fevers up to 107.6, 5 ear infections, 4 different kinds of anti-biotics, enough motrin and tylenol to deserve stock in each company......sheeesh.  


I do see the light at the end of the tunnel though!  The fevers are gone, the kids are back in school and our anti-biotics are definitely working.  This mom deserves a cocktail......or two.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  


I found this cocktail on a recipe page from Pinnacle. I have to say, I am not a huge fan of the cookie dough vodka.  Sorry......I know I just crushed some of you out there.  


If you are a fan of this flavor of vodka, I think you may just really like tonight's cocktail.  I can see how the Bailey's and milk work well with the cookie dough flavor, it's just not working for me.  


I will finish this cocktail, don't get me wrong, but I will find something else to drink after it.  


Anyways, I hope you all have a good weekend.  We are having friends over tonight for pizza and.......you guessed it, cocktails!  Then we have a double date scheduled for tomorrow night, BOY do I need a night out.



Here is the recipe for an Irish Cookie:

  • 2 oz cookie dough vodka
  • 1 oz Bailey's 
  • 1 oz milk
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your mixture into a martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to children on the mend and a night out in my future!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Five Lakes Vodka

Five Lakes Vodka


I was sent this bottle of Five Lakes Vodka a couple weeks ago.  Then the flu hit our house and we've been trying to survive it ever since.  Now that I see a light at the end of the tunnel, I can actually step away and try some vodka!  Here is a photo of the bottle they sent:




When I first opened the bottle and smelled the vodka, I could already tell that it had a different aroma to it then other vodkas that I have smelled.  One thing that I think is super cool about this bottle is the slow pour plastic insert at the top of the bottle:


Yes I have seen this on bottles before, but not on the 750ml bottles.  The only 750ml bottle that I can think of that has it is my Bacardi 151, for good reason.  I really like the fact that this bottle has the plastic insert as it always allows you to pour your vodka smoother and pay more attention to how much of it you are actually using.

Next came the taste test.  I took a sip of the vodka by itself and I have to say it does have it's own unique flavor.  I am happy to report that this brand of vodka did not make me feel like I was breathing fire and/or make a horrid face after I swallowed it.  It went down pretty smooth.  I then mixed it up in a vodka cran and am enjoying that right now.


All in all, I would say that this is a good vodka.  With its unique flavor, it is definitely worth a try!  Thank You to Olga for sending me this bottle of vodka to try and enjoy!  


Monday, March 4, 2013

Mr. Robert Roy

Mr. Robert Roy
5 shots out of 5


I got inspired by my "adult version" of the Shirley Temple I made the other day, Surely Not Temple.  I decided to kick up the other childhood favorite, a Rob Roy, by adding some alcohol to it.  I did and named it Mr. Robert Roy (notice his "grown-up" name).  If I haven't already told you that we have figured out the cause of these fevers that last for-ever this is why........3 ear infections between 2 kids.  These poor kids........and they never told me that their ears hurt......ever!  I'm glad I took them to the doctors last week and figured it out.

I gave today's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  WOW, this is a good one!  It's funny how you can change up a classic non-alcoholic cocktail just a little and it becomes an amazing adult cocktail!  This cocktail sort of tastes like cherry coke but with a delicious vanilla kick.  I will definitely be finishing this one......right now.  If you are more of a coke and not diet coke person, you can absolutely substitute it in either way would be delicious!

Here is my recipe for a Mr. Robert Roy:

  • 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 3 oz diet coke
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
In a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice, pour in all of your ingredients.  Stir and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to yet another awesome "adult version" of a childhood favorite!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Surely Not Temple

Surely Not Temple
5 shots out of 5


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 about......like 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 my recipe for a Surely Not Temple:

  • 1 1/2 oz cherry vodka
  • 3 oz sprite (or lemon-lime soda)
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
In a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice, pour in all of your ingredients.  Stir them up well and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to finding a GREAT use for my cherry vodka!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady