Friday, July 22, 2016

National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day, tequila


Tequila and I used to be friends.....good friends at that!  We loved having shots together with friends.  Multiple shots.  Sometimes straight up by themselves.  Sometimes with the lime wedge and the salt on my palm.  One night........all that changed.

One night many many years ago I had more then my fair share of tequila.  I had too much.  That night Jose Cuervo and I broke up.  Friends no more.  I couldn't look his way, I couldn't stand his scent.......IT WAS OVER.

Years later, I was introduced to Señor Patron.  He brought back some bad memories......it took a while......but then I tried him.  He didn't smell like Jose, which was nice because he didn't send me running away with my hand over my mouth.  We had a short romance, but I had to call it quits and let my friends take over and continue on with him.

Now a days I can drink silver tequila in mixed drinks, ONLY.  There will never be another tequila shot in my future......never.  I am fine with that.  We had our years, we had a lot of good times, but that is my past and it will stay there.

Over the years, I have heard a LOT of tequila stories.  Most of them ended badly.  It seems that tequila is involved with most peoples "Worst Night Ever" drinking stories.  I sure know he's guilty in at least one of mine.  Do you have a "Worst Night Ever" drinking story?  I'd love to hear it!

Given that #NationalTequilaDay is right around the corner (July 24th to be exact), I wanted to give you all 21 of my favorite tequila cocktails!  They are all mixed with other ingredients so that no one will have to taste the flavor of it alone.  Here they all are with links for easy access!

          

         


         


         


      


   

These 2 are the Tequila Sunrise and the TMNT Leonardo


There you have it!  21 cocktails to help you celebrate #NationalTequilaDay no matter where you are!  If you still have a good relationship with tequila, go ahead and have yourself a straight shot to two.....just don't ask me to join you!


Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady



Friday, July 1, 2016

Red, White & Blue Cocktails

Red, White & Blue Cocktails


It is officially July!  I can't believe it!!  July has to be one of my most favorite months ever.  To me July is the month that summer (my favorite season) has officially come and the weather proves it.  Beautiful days in July lead to beautiful nights.  I feel so lucky because my birthday is actually in this amazing month too!  I will be entering my very last year in my 30's in 2 days.  I remember the months and days leading up to my 30th birthday were not too easy for me.  For some reason I did not want to turn 30........it.......kinda scared me.  That was (just about) 9 years ago and I can honestly say, I will enjoy it and embrace my 40th birthday with open arms.

With the 4th of July getting closer and closer I wanted to give you a handful of red, white and blue cocktail that you can choose from.  They are all delicious and between all 9 you can choose between vodka, gin, champagne, different rums and hpnotiq.


Starting with the super delicious red cocktail in the top corner, I give you Cherry Crepe.


Right below that we have my Pomegranate Gimlet.  If you like gimlets, you will LOVE this one!


The third one down is a nice champagne cocktail called Blushing Bride.  Why not celebrate with some champagne!





Back up to the top we go in the white column.  The first cocktail you see is the Piña Colada.  This cocktail is always in season and always fantastic!


Right below that is a nice light gin cocktail called White Lady.  It's simple yet refreshing.


Last, but certainly not least on our list of white cocktails is the Chi Chi.  3 simple ingredients that go extremely well together!



The final row in this post are the blue cocktails.  First up is the Blue Breeze.  It is a lighter cocktail with a fun blue color.



Moving down the line is the Blue Hawaiian.  I still remember the day I first made this cocktail......I fell in love with it.  This cocktail makes me think for a moment that I am sitting on a beach while enjoying it.


Finally the last blue cocktail I have for you is my Blueberry Daiquiri.  Oh my goodness this one was good!  So good in fact that I might need to make a batch of them really really soon!



There you have it.  9 cocktails for you to choose from.  All of them are good and patriotic in color!  Whether you choose a red, white or blue cocktail, I wish you all a fantastic 4th of July!



Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady