Friday, June 30, 2017

Patriotic Berry Fizz

The combination of raspberry vodka, blueberry schnapps, sprite and grenadine.


Ready or not, the 4th of July is just 4 days away!


Are you ready?


Are you ready to admit that the year is half over?  Me either.


Patriotic Berry Fizz is the PERFECT cocktail for the 4th of July!  


And just look at it!  Isn't it pretty!!  Those colors make me want to just dive in and drink it all up.


OK, maybe not "dive" in because......you know, the schnapps and grenadine will get you all sticky and such.  So maybe just a big straw?


This cocktail is another one of my layered cocktails.  But really, it looks more like an ombre then a layered cocktail.  Oh I like that.....ombre!



I mean check out that ombre!


Usually I don't care too much for a "bubbly" cocktail, but the amount of lemon-lime soda in this cocktail is quite refreshing!  


Not only is it fun to look at, it's delicious to drink too!


And of course you need to garnish it with fresh blueberries and raspberries!  Mmmmm.



Make sure you garnish and have a bowl on the side.  You just may want to dunk a few more in as you enjoy your cocktail!




OH WAIT!!  I didn't tell you!  We got a pool!  OK, no we didn't dig a HUGE hole in our backyard.


We bought an above the ground pool!!  This pool by Intex to be exact!  It's a 12' pool.  The kids have swam EVERY........SINGLE..........DAY since we've gotten it!  It's the perfect size for our yard (they have smaller and bigger ones too).  My husband purchased a cover, filter, chlorine tablets and something else I can't remember to make it perfect for the kids.  We got EVERYTHING on Amazon and we are sooo excited about it!





It's the perfect size for my 3 youngest to play around and have a blast!  We could even toss a few more kids in there and there would still be PLENTY of room!


I hope your plans for the 4th include some delicious food and drinks!  I sure know mine will!  I have a feeling that there will be a lot of BBQing, hor dourve eating and alcohol drinking over the next few days in our family!


OK, onto the recipe.......because I know that's why you all are here!


Need more Patriotic Cocktail Ideas?  No problem!  Check out my other Patriotic Cocktails to help you choose the perfect cocktail for your party!



Patriotic Berry Fizz

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 ounce raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry schnapps
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Pour grenadine into glass.
  2. In a shaker with ice, shake up the raspberry vodka and blueberry schnapps.
  3. Over the back of a spoon, layer the vodka & blueberry schnapps mixture over the grenadine.
  4. Over the back of a spoon, layer the lemon-lime soda over the top of that.
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Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Millionaire's Coffee

Millionaire's coffee is the BEST hot, flavorful cocktail that includes Irish cream liqueur, hazelnut liqueur & coffee liqueur.



Have I got the BEST hot flavorful coffee cocktail in the whole wide world for you!


That's right!  I said it!



The BEST!  Until I find better anyways........



Millionaire's Coffee is so flavorful and delicious I almost couldn't believe it.  See I'm not huge on alcohol in coffee (gasp........what?  The Cocktail Lady....NOT into alcohol in coffee).  I know sounds weird right?  Well the thing is, I like my alcohol cold.  I like it shaken, stirred, blended.....but not usually hot.



This cocktail is for sure the ultimate exception!



OK let's start with the main ingredient, coffee.



For YEARS we have had a regular coffee maker.  You know the kind, coffee grinds into a filter.  Pour the water in the top......some of it spills all over the counter no matter how slow or quick you pour.  Eventually a pot of coffee has been brewed.



Now we have a Keurig 2.0 AND I LOVE IT!!!!  It always takes me a little while to "agree" to get the latest and greatest (VHS --> DVD or film to digital camera), and in the end I'm always happy I switched.  Here is the Keurig we have:






One of the main reasons why I LOVE our coffee maker is because you can CHOOSE the amount of coffee you want brewed!!  Totally cool, right?  Such as in this recipe, you need 6 ounces of hot coffee.  Well problem solved and I didn't even have to use ANY measuring cups!  Love It!



OK, so here's "The Best" coffee cocktail being built:





First goes the coffee.




Next the Irish Cream Liqueur.




Add the hazelnut liqueur.




Don't forget the coffee liqueur.




Stir it up well.




Never forget the whipped cream!!




The ground cinnamon on top perfects this cocktail!

Millionaire's Coffee

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 ounces hot coffee
  • 3/4 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Brew six ounces of hot coffee and pour it into a tall cocktail glass.
  2. Pour in the Irish cream liqueur, hazelnut liqueur and coffee liqueur.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle ground cinnamon on top.
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There you have it!  Millionaire's Coffee.  

Try it!  You'll be glad you did!




Millionaire's coffee is the BEST hot, flavorful cocktail that includes Irish cream liqueur, hazelnut liqueur & coffee liqueur.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Mighty Mug Review

The Mighty Mug review.  Check out how these amazing cups, wine glasses and more won't get accidentally knocked over if you bump them.



Have you ever heard of the Mighty Mug?  I had never heard of it until I was contacted by Might Mug to check out their products.

I'm super glad they contacted me!  Not only does Mighty Mug have travel mugs, they also have barware as well......which is perfect for me!  OK, me because I'm the cocktail lady.....not me because I spill stuff all the time......just once in a while.


I don't want to wait any longer!  I want you to see what the Mighty Mug is all about!  Check it out in action.  I also just started my own YouTube channel!  This will be my very first video on there.  So head over to my channel and subscribe today!  






So what did you think?  


Pretty amazing right?


Can you believe it?


Why hasn't anyone EVER thought of that before?


Now you can drink your coffee, tea, wine, whisky, cocktail, juice or anything without accidentally knocking it over!  So we have a friend who is known for his mishaps.  I think this is a product that he (as well as all of us) can benefit from.


Here's a link to check it out on Amazon.  This is the red travel mug that you saw in the video.  While I was browsing on Amazon, I noticed that they also sell pint glasses!!  I think THOSE would really come in handy around here!


Hmmm......we do a gift exchange for our New Years Eve parties.......maybe I'll get a set of glasses for that.  


I hope you enjoyed the video (be kind to me, it's my first video and I already know things I should have changed).  If you would like to see everything that Mighty Mug has to offer check out their website!


Have a great weekend!!


Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Star Wars Cocktails

May The Fourth Be With You!


Star Wars themed cocktails for May The Fourth Be With You!  Enjoy a Vader cocktials or a Skywalker cocktail.



These two Star Wars themed cocktails are perfect for all of you Star Wars fans out there!


Now you can choose which side to be on.......or drink on.  


Do you choose the Vader?  Claiming the Dark Side?

Darth Vader cocktail for any and all Star Wars fans, choose the Dark Side.



Darth Vader cocktail is perfect for any Star Wars Fan.




Do you choose the Skywalker?  Claiming the Light Side?


Luke Skywalker cocktail for any and all Star Wars fans, choose the Light Side.



Luke Skywalker cocktail is perfect for any Star Wars Fan.



Shoot, might as well choose them both.......you know.....to make sure you weigh all of your options for the final battle and all.


Our house is divided between Dark Side lovers and Light Side lovers, which I think makes it fun.  Our 12 year old son, a few months ago, got into Star Wars like nothing else.  He had a Star Wars marathon and watched ALL of the movies in order.  Him and my husband play that Star Wars deck building game and really enjoy it.  


Me?  I make Star Wars themed cocktails instead......and I really enjoy it!


Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.  Which side do you choose?



I know you're all dying to know what side I'm on.......right?  Well I'm a fan of the Light Side, BUT that being said......I like the Dark Side cocktail the best!  The Vader is my favorite of the two.


Don't get me wrong, the Skywalker has Midori!  That's always a win win in my book, but overall taste, I'm a Vader fan.


Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.


Whichever side of the force you choose to be on, you will be happy with your cocktail.  

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Vader

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces grenadine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a tall bud vase.
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Skywalker

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a tall bud vase.
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Today's Motto: May The Force & Fourth Be With You!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Star Wars Cocktails that are perfect for May The Fourth Be With You celebrations.  Choose the Vader or the Skywalker

Friday, April 28, 2017

Agent Orange

Day 85



Agent Orange
4 shots out of 5


Happy #NationalSuperHeroDay!!


Yes that's right!  Today April 28th is National Super Hero Day.  Knowing that I knew I needed to introduce you (again) to Agent Orange!

I'll let you two get acquainted!




Agent Orange is a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice.



I'm going to go ahead and admit it right now.  


I'm partial to screwdrivers.....I am.  


It was (if I remember correctly) my first cocktail that I had, liked and continued having for the next couple years.  Now that I'm thinking about how long ago it was......it's making me realize how many years have passed since I've been in high school......onto tonight's cocktail!!


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


I truly do enjoy screwdrivers.  


This cocktail, the Agent Orange, adds a little bit more to that flavor.  I think I just might start having either a screwdriver or an Agent Orange every now and again.  


It's actually bringing back some good, fun memories and I'm enjoying them as much as I'm enjoying sipping my cocktail.  If you like screwdrivers, give Agent Orange a try.  


The Grand Marnier adds a little something to the cocktail, but definitely does not take anything away from it.  If some of your favorite memories don't revolve around screwdrivers, you may not enjoy it as much as I am right now, haha.  Hopefully you will enjoy it some though.




Here is a photo of the end result:

Agent Orange is a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice.



Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Agent Orange is a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice.


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Agent Orangew

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 4 1/2 ounces orange juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a tall glass, fill 3/4 with ice and add vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice (add more vodka if you like it to taste a bit more vodkaey).
  2. Stir up your cocktail real well, sit back and enjoy!
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Here's to a blast from the past with a twist!  Hope you all find or remember about that cocktail that resembles good times for you.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paradise Punch



Paradise Punch cocktail, fruity cocktail



We have had a few really nice warm days here lately.  The weather has reminded me of fruity cocktails, which inspired me to create a brand new one!


I call this one Paradise Punch..........because seriously.......I need a vacation to Paradise right now.


Our oldest graduates in less then 2 months.  It's a trip when I think about it...kind of like "How did we get here so fast?", but then if I actually stop and think about it.....yea, it's been 18 years.........probably why I need this Paradise Punch?  Yea, definitely one of the reasons!


Did I mention that the kids are on spring break?  Do you remember when spring break actually coincided with Easter?  Yea, me either.  All four of them actually have this week off for spring break.  A week with all of my kids!  Except for the fact that my oldest is 18 and well.......yea.........I see him once in a while.  


Don't get me wrong, I remember being 18.  I'm not worried, he's a good kid and he needs to flap his wings and find out what this "Being an Adult" thing is all about.  


Then hopefully when he figures that out, he'll explain it to me!!  haha. 


This cocktail I just created is similar to my Bahama Mama cocktail that I made quite a few years ago.  Another FANTASTIC cocktail!  I'm thinking I might just need to have a "Paradise Punch Party" for the sole reason as to make this in a big batch and enjoy it with friends!






I mean just look at that cocktail!  Can't you just taste it's deliciousness right through your screen??


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Paradise Punch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce banana puree
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill a hurricane glass half way with crushed ice. In a shaker, add ice along with all of the ingredients in this recipe. Shake well so that the crème of coconut gets mixed in with the other ingredients really well. Strain into the hurricane glass and enjoy.
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I hope the weather is nice where you are!  Our beautiful weather is supposed to turn into rain tomorrow night through Saturday, so boo.  I'm soooo ready for the weather to just be warm and stay warm!











Thursday, March 16, 2017

9 Cocktails Perfect For St. Patrick's Day


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Can St. Patrick's Day really be tomorrow?  I mean seriously?


Last night my husband (EJ) and I went to a Corned Beef & Cabbage Night dinner.  It was fun!  It's nice to get out every so often.  


Now they didn't have any of these drinks like the Irish Car Bomb, Irish Cookie, Nutty Irishman or Irish Coffee there, but that's OK.  The 7/8th vodka to 1/8 cranberry juice with an olive they gave me was just fine!  WOW, I sure like a heavy hand when pouring alcohol!


Tomorrow night I will be slow cooking my Corned Beef and I can NOT wait to eat it!  I got the recipe I am going to use from Stephanie over at A Year Of Slowcooking.  I have made this recipe for the past couple St. Patrick's Days as well as random times during the year.  I loooove this recipe so much!


What are you cooking for St. Patrick's Day?  Corned Beef?  If so, how do you cook yours?


Let's talk cocktails.  What do you like to drink for St. Patrick's Day?  Do you just pour a beer and put a few drops of green food coloring inside?


Do you make yourself an Irish Car Bomb and drink it so super fast so that they Bailey's doesn't curdle?


Do you just pour yourself an Irish Whisky on the rocks?


If you are not sure WHAT to drink this St. Patrick's Day, let me give you 9 different cocktails to choose from!  



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There you have it.  9 cocktails that are perfect for St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you all have a fun, but safe day tomorrow!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady