White Lady

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

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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, December 25, 2013

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane

I'm here!  I have not forgotten all of you, I promise!  I have been soooo busy this year it has been absolutely insane.  I am just so glad that my year challenge was last year and not this one, because I honestly don't think I could have done it this year.  My last post was 5 days ago (gasp), sheesh I REALLY wanted to give you guys more cocktails before Christmas this year.  I do have an awesome amount from last year to go along with the few I made this year though.....I think that kind of makes up for it.

Merry Christmas to those of you who do celebrate this holiday.  I think this year was the best Christmas morning (for the kids--present-wise) yet.  Everyone was super happy with everything they got (which I totally know is not what the holiday is about, and we do teach our children that the holiday is more about getting together with family and spending quality time together.....but lets remember, they ARE still kids, lol).  This year my husband and I are actually spending money on ourselves and he will be building us these outdoor furniture seats for our backyard.  Then we just need to pick out cushions, get a fire pit (gas not wood) and enjoy the cooler evenings......and perhaps some drinking games in the backyard for New Years....who knows ;)

I bought a box of mini candy canes a week or so ago and decided today to create some kind of cocktail with them in mind.  I created a (husband named this one) Chocolate Covered Candy Cane and boy is it yummy!  If you have these ingredients, you will have to try this one and report back to me and tell me what you think about it.

Here is the recipe for my Chocolate Covered Candy Cane:

  • 1 1/2 ounces whipped vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 3/4 peppermint schnapps
  • chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 crushed mini candy canes
Rim your martini glass by twirling the top in chocolate syrup and then in crushed candy canes.  Stick you glass in the freezer to help the candy canes set in the syrup better.  In a shaker, add ice and the remaining ingredients.  Shake and strain into your rimmed martini glass and enjoy!!

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 all of my family, friends, readers and anyone else who may stop by my blog today!  Merry Christmas, this cocktail is to you all!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, December 20, 2013

Beauty And The Beast

Hello Hello!!  I sure wish I could have posted more cocktails for the upcoming holiday lately.  I am not "quite" sure what happened to the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Thanksgiving came later this year, which I think screwed up a lot of us "time wise".  I still think that there is one more week between now and Christmas, but every time I look at the calendar it tells me otherwise........huh, go figure.

I had bought a bottle of Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon flavor a while ago and have been walking past it on the bar ever since......swearing that I would be making a cocktail with it "very soon".  Today is FINALLY that day.  I found today's (notice I'm not saying tonight's?  Yea it's been an INSANELY CRAZY week) recipe at parkplaceleawood and decided to try it......not to mention that Beauty and the Beast is one of my favoritest Disney movies ever!

This is a pretty yummy shooter.  The peppermint gives you a nice bite and then the Baileys takes that bite away and coats your mouth with a wonderful taste.  This shooter is one I would recommend you making at holiday gatherings....or regular gatherings......or just by yourself?  Whatever works really.

Here is the recipe for a Beauty And The Beast:

  • 1 ounce Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
In a shaker, add ice and both ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a shot glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Beauty and The Beast, vanilla cinnamon baileys, irish cream liqueur, peppermint schnapps, disney movie


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Here's to only having 5 days left until Christmas!  Yikes!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mini Chocolate Candy Cane

I am still sick and more then annoyed with all of the coughing I have been doing.  Some of my friends and I have started this 30 Day Plank Challenge.  I am on day 10 today, but I must say that all of this coughing has brought me close to not completing my daily challenge for the past couple days.  My abs are super soar from all of the coughing, so attempting to use them to plank for more then 10 seconds.....ouch!

Today I remembered that I have some Candy Cane Sugar to rim cocktails with, so I decided to create something with to rim it with.  Earlier I sharing my White Christmas cocktail with someone on twitter and that got me to thinking......I haven't used any of my Godiva Chocolate Liqueur in quite some time.  I needed to solve that problem pronto!  I surely did not want that bottle to feel left out or unloved, did I?

I rimmed, mixed, shook and poured my latest creation into a shot glass.  YUM!!  Smooth, easy to drink, chocolat-ey with a hint of peppermint, easy to drink (did I already mention that?).  I'm thinking of trying it again but with the white chocolate liqueur next time!

Here is my recipe for a Mini Chocolate Candy Cane:

  • 1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • candy cane sugar (optional)
If you have the candy cane sugar, go ahead and rim a shot glass with it, totally optional.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a shot 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 yummy, festive holiday shooters!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Partee of Four

I am an arts and crafts kind of girl.  You wouldn't know it now-a-days as my four children have me running non-stop all........day.........long......  I "used to" have a lot of time to scrapbook (which I absolutely loved to do), when I had my first son.....oh my, every single monumental thing that would happen to him would be photographed, taped into his scrapbook along with too many stickers, decorative paper, etc.  I LOVED IT!  Then my second son came and I started on his book......got a good amount of pages into it and that's where it sat.  Makes me sad.......I haven't even started on the girls (and honestly am not sure if/that I will).  

That is why I am in love with what a friend of mine, Stacey Martinez, is doing!  She is making home made cards, invitations, thank you notes, announcements, stationary, holiday cards and more!  She has turned her passion into her own company, Partee of Four, and I couldn't be happier for her.  She has her own page on Facebook as well as her own Etsy shop!  I asked her to send me a couple samples of Cocktail Party Invitations (I mean what else would I ask for really??) so that I could share with you all the creative work she does.  

This is what she sent me:



Aren't they cute??



Peace Love & Cocktails........couldn't have said it better myself!



Love the green martini glass!


Of course you could run out to the store and buy an 8-pack of cards.  Sure you could send and evite.......but how about for your next party send out something that will really catch their eye and have you guests talking?!  

Check out Stacey's creations at her Etsy shop here.  She also wants to give the first two people who order from her Etsy shop FREE SHIPPING on your entire order!  All you have to do is mention that you saw this review when you order and she'll ship it out to you for free!





Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shot of Grinch

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Hello!!  I would have loved to have had MANY more cocktails for you since my last post......but the wintertime sickness has infected our family......once again.  I am finally to a point to where I can taste things for real now!  If I was to taste and blog about cocktails before today I don't think my opinion would have been valid.

Over the weekend we had a small get together with friends.  We made some hot coffee mixed with your choice of liquor/liqueur, filled up our thermoses and headed a few cities away to walk a few blocks and check out the awesome Christmas lights!  Each and every house was overdone (in a great way) with Christmas lights and decorations.........except for one........they call it, The Grinch House!  This house has a TON of Grinch dolls all over the place and one cage in which all of these Grinches have trapped Santa inside.  We all had a great time and the kids all LOVED it!  I think Christmas lights are one of the few things (you know besides family, friends, and Christmas trees) during the holiday season that make me the happiest.

Anyways, we all came back and played a game I had not played before, Cards Against Humanity (thanks Marisa for bringing it).  OMG this game was a lot of fun!  Basically it's Apples To Apples but for adults.  Oh the card choices are endless and some are not for young ears (good thing we put them all to bed before we started playing).  I just found out that there is like 4 expansion packs for that game too.......oh we'll be playing for quite some time!

Remembering our fun night and that Grinch house, I decided to create a shot dedicated to that house, I call it Shot of Grinch.  It's pretty good!  Nothing in that shot makes you squinch up your face, it actually has a pretty smooth taste and leaves a nice aftertaste in your mouth as well. 

Here is my recipe for a Shot of Grinch:

  • 1 ounce Midori
  • 1/2 ounce citrus vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

christmas shot, holiday shot, christmas cocktail, midori, melon liqueur, citrus vodka, simple syrup


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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Fingers crossed that we get rid of this sickness once and for all and can enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Egg Balls

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We are officially into our third day of December and what exactly does that mean?  Bring on the winter cocktails!!  One of my best friends Natty is coming up on Friday (the one to introduced me to Angry Balls) and she loves Fireball Whisky (link to my Fireball cocktails).  This inspired me to create tonight's cocktail.  

I have seen a similar cocktail made by Fireball.......but honestly I was a little scared to make it, so I created my own, not-so-potent version and slapped it with a fun name.  Hence, Egg Balls was born!

I can not do eggnog by itself, nor can I do Fireball Whisky by itself either........but combining the two?  Who'd have thunk it?  I am enjoying this cocktail quite well, and I have a feeling that if I get the nerve to make Fireballs cocktail called Firenog (which I think Natty will make us try this weekend), I "might" enjoy it as well?  Time will tell. 

Anyways this cocktail is not overwhelming in either the eggnog or the Fireball department, it's a nice subtle blend of both in my eyes.  Hope you like it!

Here is my recipe for an Egg Balls:

  • 1 1/2 ounces eggnog
  • 1 1/2 ounces Fireball Whisky
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and dump eveything into a cocktail glass and enjoy!

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 the start of the winter holiday cocktails!  I am looking forward to them all!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady