Thursday, September 24, 2015

Purple Blossom Martini

 Purple Blossom Martini





Our family went to our local Art & Wine Festival a couple weeks ago.  As we are sitting in the shade (because it was super hot) eating our lunch, a friend of mine comes over looking for me.  "Jen!  I wanted to show you this, since you're The Cocktail Lady, and get your opinion and see what you think about it".  She pulled out a pomegranate grenadine that she had just purchased from Skylake Ranch and asked me about using it in cocktails.  Then she told me how much she LOVES their grill sauce and how it's the only way she can get her son to eat meat.  My husband heard "grill sauce" and took a look at the bottle she had purchased and then decided, "We need to go find this booth and check them out!".  Off we went, with beer in hand (Sam Adam's Octoberfest of course) off to find this booth.



We got there and met Chris.  We told him how our friend found us and told us all about the grill sauce and grenadine and he offered us samples of both, plus 2 different kinds of balsamic vinegar and jelly.  OH MY GOODNESS, they were ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!!  All of them.  Even having a taste of the white balsamic vinegar didn't make me do a squinchy faced dance!  Skylake Ranch is a family orchard, where they harvest pomegranates.  They are used in their vinegars, sauces, grenadine and jelly.  Needless to say.......we got the grenadine, 2 of the grill sauces's, a balsamic vinegar and white balsamic vinegar.  Why we didn't get the jelly too......I have NO CLUE.........I blame the beer.....s.




Anyways, I loved all of the samples so much that I proclaimed to Chris that I would do a review on my blog about it.  I highly recommend trying any of their yummy items!  Here is a link to their site  Skylake Ranch check them out and make a purchase, you'll be glad you did!  They also have a Facebook page you can check out as well.  Me being me, I made one of their own cocktails.  It's an easy cocktail to make, and it's pretty darn delicious too!  

Here is the recipe for a Purple Blossom Martini:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce pomegranate grenadine
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to finding out about a brand new ingredient to cook and drink with!  I wish you all at Skylake Ranch the best!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fiery Apple

Fiery Apple


firey apple cocktail, fireball whisky, cinnamon whisky, appler cider

It's Friday!  I keep hearing the term "Fireball Friday", so this week I thought I'd join in.  Happy Fireball Friday everyone!

OK, so this week flew by......actually the past few months have flown by honestly.  School is back in.  Yeay!  All 4 kids are officially in school!!  This is the first time in 16 years that I have had that.  I will admit, the first day I was home alone I think I had 3 "Oh Shit!" moments.  Those are the moments where I thought I forgot someone somewhere.  Thoughts OH NO did I miss pickup time?  Things like that.  I am happy to report that I have NOT forgotten anyone anywhere, nor have I been late to pick anyone up.  With having all 4 kids in school (did I mention that they are all in different schools?), I am really enjoying the quiet time.....not that I'm not busy.  A fellow Jamberry consultant and I are gearing up for a huge Expo in a couple weeks, so I've been busy making samples, order stuff, etc. for that.  Also, oh yes, I've started Christmas shopping (I can see you rolling your eyes)!  I have to space it all out so that we don't have a large bill at the end of the year.

Alright, onto today's cocktail.  Being Fireball Friday and already knowing that Fireball and Apple Cider go well together, just like in my Fire Orange Cider jello shots, I decided to create an actual cocktail using both.  Now it's been super hot here, so I wanted a cocktail that tastes refreshing, yet has a little Fireball kick.  Success!  This cocktail is no over the top with cinnamon-ey hot flavor because the apple cider tames it a bit.  It's a good light cocktail, but does give you that double hint of Fireball.

Here is my recipe for a Fiery Apple:

  • 1 ounce Fireball Whisky
  • 3 ounces apple cider
Fill a short cocktail glass 3/4 with ice.  In a shaker, add ice and the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into glass and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:

firey apple cocktail, fireball whisky, cinnamon whisky, appler cider


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

firey apple cocktail, fireball whisky, cinnamon whisky, appler cider


Here's to a fun-filled action packed weekend ahead!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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