Monday, April 29, 2013

Kool Aid

Kool Aid
5 shots out of 5


Happy Monday everyone!  It was a fun filled weekend here.......well except for yesterday's baseball game that ended in the other team cheating to win and a yelling match and an almost fight.....yea that part wasn't good.  The rest of the weekend pretty much rocked though!  This school year is a sneaky sneakerton.  I simply can not believe that we're coming into the last month of school here pretty soon.  This year, especially for me, has gone by quite fast because once this school year is over our oldest will be starting (gulp) high school in the fall!  I didn't think that day would be here so soon.

I gave today's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  Today is super hot and when I found this Kool Aid shooter here I knew I had to give it a try.  Yes I am aware that it is not the same thing as an ice cold glass of Kool Aid, but just the name was enough to reel me in.  This shooter is very very smooth and easy to drink.  It does not exactly taste like Kool Aid, but it really doesn't matter.  The amaretto was noticeable in this shooter which for a split second reminded me of my Hawaiian Punch.  Not that they taste the same, but they do remind me of each other.  All in all this was a good shooter and it allowed me to use the Kool Aid packet in the photo to make a pitcher of Kool Aid as a surprise for the kids today.

Here is the recipe for a Kool Aid shooter:

  • 1/2 oz midori
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 3/4 oz cranberry juice
In a shot glass pour in your midori and amaretto.  Fill the rest with cranberry juice (my shot glass was a little bigger so I was able to put in 3/4 oz).

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to a hot day and according to my phone, an EXTRA hot week ahead!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie
4 shots out of 5


Boston Cream Pie.  Do you enjoy having one for dessert?  Well now you can have one any time of the day with this SUPER delicious cocktail.

It's blend of vodka, Baileys, Frangelico and Godiva chocolate liqueur is perfect!



So......it's been a week since my last post.  


I can't believe it.  


Last week was a crazy one.  We had a lot of practices and games (what's new, right?) plus one of my Best Friends came up for the weekend to celebrate her birthday.  I had a great weekend and now......I'm sick.  I am going to have to skip softball tonight, which bums me out.  On the up side, it's been SUPER hot here lately, which makes me happy.


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


I am still shocked by the bombing in Boston.  I can't believe that people can do such horrible things.  My heart goes out to all of those effected by it.  


I had found tonight's cocktail on pinterest which lead me to Fast Drink Recipes.  Now I haven't had an actual Boston Cream Pie.....either in forever or I've never had one, ever.  


I have though had a Yoplait Boston Cream Pie Yogurt before, so I can compare this cocktail to that.  


I think this cocktail definitely compares well in taste to the yogurt.  I like the three main flavors together and can more or less taste them all.  I did rim my glass first and then stick it in the freezer, which is the opposite of what the Fast Drink Recipes blog did.  I think freezing it first works well.........until you take it outside in the VERY hot weather for it to only start melting and dripping down the side.



Here is a photo of the end result:

It's blend of vodka, Baileys, Frangelico and Godiva chocolate liqueur is perfect!



Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Boston Cream Pie ingredients




Here is the recipe for a Boston Cream Pie:

  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Baileys
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1/16 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur

Rim a martini glass with chocolate syrup and stick it in the freezer.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the Godiva chocolate liqueur.  Shake and strain into your rimmed martini glass.  Top with your Godiva chocolate liqueur.




Here's to all those who were effected by the bombing in Boston.  My heart as well as my families hearts go out to you all!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, April 15, 2013

Income Tax

Income Tax
2.5 shots out of 5


It's Income Tax Day, it's Income Tax Day!!  That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on whether or not you are getting or paying money.  I have been so busy this last week I have not been able to post in over a week.......I'm sorry.  We have been putting off doing out taxes (which usually I'm on it as soon as the W2 comes), so we needed to get that done, plus I had my next article due today for the Simply Gluten Free magazine.  Toss those in with too many baseball games, a soccer game, I lost count of the number of practices and 3 days of Tae Kwon Do.........phewph........just typing it out exhausts me!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  My new friend gin.  I had found a few different versions of this cocktail online and decided to go with the one from Kitchenriffs.  This one looked like the best quantities of each ingredient.  This is not a bad cocktail.  The gin does give you that "gin burn" a bit as you swallow it, but it's not too bad.  Vermouths (sweet or dry) usually make me run the other way, but the amount you actually put of them into this cocktail isn't horrid......which is a good thing!  All in all, if you like gin and vermouth, I think you will absolutely like this one!

Here is the recipe for a Income Tax:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 orange juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a martini glass, sit down, sign your taxes and mail them in!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to a day that scares a whole lot of Americans and a cocktail that goes along with it!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady