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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Cocktail Round-Up

Christmas Cocktail Round-Up

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Somehow Christmas Eve is tomorrow!!  No......no wait, technically it's TODAY!!!!  Are you ready?  Are you?  I finished wrapping my last few gifts tonight and then headed over to drop some off at my folks house so that we won't forget them tonight in our mad dash to get me, my husband our four kids and my two dishes of mashed potatoes out the door!  Tonight will be the very last night our Elf Of The Shelf (his name is Buddy and yes it's totally after Will Ferrell in the movie Elf) will hide or do something silly for the year and then he'll be off until next December.

Given that today is Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas, I wanted to give you a bunch of cocktail options to WOW your family and friends with!  I have broken them down into categories to make it easier (I initially had a HUGE collage of a bunch of cocktails and it was a bit much).  With out any more waiting and wondering, here are some great cocktails to enjoy this holiday!

Eggnog Cocktails

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Chocolate & Peppermint

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Blue & Coconut Rum

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Different Vodkas

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Bailey's Cockatils

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Odds & Ends

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There you have it.  These are some of the BEST Christmas cocktails around!  Remember if you are looking for a certain ingredient or want to find a cocktail by a certain holiday, be sure to look in my "categories" section on the right hand side of my blog!

I wish you all Happy Holidays!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cinnamon Toast Crunch


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Happy Friday everyone!!  Can you believe that the week is over?  My children are officially out of school and winter break has begun!  Let the holiday parties, family gatherings, sports practices, games, Tae Kwon Do testing, video game playing, late night movie watching, family time, sleeping in (a girl can dream right?) and New Years Eve parties begin!

The other weekend one of my best friends was up for a visit.......OK, so I just consulted with my kids and husband and apparently she was up for Halloween.........but I'll tell you, in my world that was last weekend.  THAT'S how quickly this year is flying by!!  Back to my story, she was up and wanted us all to try this Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot she had tried recently.  To be completely honest.......I didn't try it and have no clue what her recipe was.  I know it had Rum Chata and Fireball in it and that's all I know.  I remember she made a shaker or two full.......but I don't remember if she actually remembered the recipe she was given or just winged it.  I also seem to remember a mess in my kitchen where she was pouring it.......not sure if the shaker wasn't closed tight, or if she missed a couple shot glasses when she was straining the shots out of the shaker.....none the less, that is what inspired me to make tonight's cocktail!

This little shooter is REALLY REALLY good!  My neighbor was walking by as I was taking my final photos for this post, so I convinced her to come into the backyard and have a shot with me.  We both thought it was delish!  Although she has a bottle of Fireball at home, I believe in the not do distant future she will be purchasing a bottle of Rum Chata to go with that bottle of Fireball.

Here is my recipe for a Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot:

  • 2 ounces Rum Chata
  • 1 ounce Fireball
  • cinnamon & sugar to rim the glasses (3 sugar : 1 cinnamon)
Rim two shot glasses with the cinnamon & sugar mixture.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into the shot glasses 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 is to a fun filled weekend!  We will get to spend time with friends and family this weekend!  I'd love to hear what you all have planned for the weekend!


Cheers,

The Cocktail Lady



Monday, December 14, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Eggnog

Pumpkin Pie Eggnog


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It's Monday!  Time to start off a new week.  I have to admit this morning my day started off good at the gym.......then I got into the shower at the gym and TWICE my flip flop stuck to the shower floor as I was moving my foot and EEEEWWWWW my foot touched the floor.  Yup, you can bet I washed it real good......both times!  I don't know how you feel about gym showers, but I become a real germ-o-phobe when I'm in there.  I DON'T want to touch the walls or the floor or the shower curtain, no-no-no-no-no!!  After that my day turned right back around and was great!  Tonight I am cooking dinner and having my folks over and am very excited about it!!

As I said in my last post, I am going to try my hardest to start blogging and giving you all more cocktails!  Although eggnog doesn't always sit well with my tummy, I think that eggnog cocktails are pretty darn good.  I decided to revisit my Pumpkin Latta Martini and tweek it a little bit to include eggnog.  This cocktail is the perfect blend of pumpkin pie and eggnog flavors.  Delish!!  Time to start preparing dinner.......and maybe another cocktail while I'm at it?  Yes, yes I think that's in order!

Here is my recipe for a Pumpkin Pie Eggnog:

  • 1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces eggnog
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain 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 last Monday of school for two whole weeks!!  


Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tropical Christmas Cosmo

Tropical Christmas Cosmo


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Happy Saturday!  It's the first official weekend of December (some how) and we have yet another busy weekend!  Today we have soccer playoffs (one game down, one to go), a birthday party and a basketball tournament game.  Tomorrow (weather permitting) we will put up our Christmas lights (and when I say "we" I really mean my husband will), take the kids to go get our tree and then decorate the inside of the house!  I love love love this time of the year!!

With all of those things about to happen, I figured I should start this weekend off right....with a cocktail.  I present the Tropical Christmas Cosmo.  I got a chance to use my Pinnacle Tropical Punch vodka, yum!!  This cocktail kind of reminds me of Hawaiian Punch, which if you are in the mood for it, is a good thing!!  I am going to try my hardest to start blogging and giving you all more cocktails then I have been lately.  This year has been jammed packed with lots and lots of amazingly fun things and it is finally slowing down........or not so much with Christmas right around the corner.  Either way, my calendar seems to be a little bit more open for cocktails!!  Yea!!

Here is my Tropical Christmas Punch:

  • 2 ounces Tropical Punch vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.


Here are a couple photos of the end result:

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Tropical Christmas Cosmo, christmas cocktail, tropical punch vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, triple sec


Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  I'd love to hear about what your plans are below!


Cheers,
The Cocktail Lady xoxo