Monday, August 6, 2018

Spiked Root Beer Float

Spiked Root Beer Float.  I mean come on!  Who had a root beer float as a kid?  Show of hands.

This cocktail right here kicks the old classic drink up a notch.  All you have to do is add whipped cream vodka.  Huh, who knew?

Did you know that today, August 6th is National Root Beer Day?


Yup, so that means......there NEEDS to be a spiked version of this timeless drink!

Am I right?

I do enjoy kicking up classic drinks we enjoyed as children up a notch or two!  I've done it twice so far in my Surely Not Temple and in my Mr. Robert Roy (Roy Rogers grown up name).

Now I will admit. 

Are you sitting down?

I was never a HUGE fan of root beer floats.  Don't hate me!

I dunno........something when that ice cream meets the root beer.  It was never my favorite.

Now my gramps used to be asked to make them a lot.  I guess he had the ability to make a good one?  Not sure.  I would get mine.....and then quickly eat all of the ice cream out of it and then very....slowly.....drink the root beer.......or maybe I would dump it?  Can't quite remember.

Anyways, I figured if I was to add ALCOHOL to it, I might just like it a bit better.


This cocktail is pretty darn easy to make.

Well although technically there are 2 different ways people make them.  It's kind of like the toilet paper debate.  Does the end of the toilet paper go over or under the roll.  Correct answer is over.  

Yup, I'm team over!!

But which side am I on in the root beer float debate?

I'm a root beer first kind of gal!

Root beer and whipped cream vodka go in first.

Ice cream second.

Once you've got that all together all you need to do next is put on the toppings!

Whipped cream for sure.....but why stop there?  Add some more toppings that you like!  Sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips, whatever suits your fancy!

There you have it!  A Spiked Root Beer Float!

Now you can enjoy a childhood classic drink a whole new way!

Cheers to kicking things up a notch or two!

Spiked Root Beer Float


  • 1 12 ounce can of root beer
  • 1 1/2 ounces whipped cream vodka
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream


  1. Pour root beer into a large glass.
  2. Pour in vodka and stir.
  3. Next scoop in the vanilla ice cream.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
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I hope you enjoyed this new recipe as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Independent Hemorrhage

One day until The 4th of July.

The year is more then half over and we are in my favorite season of the year!

With that in mind I wanted to give you another fun patriotic cocktail.  The Independent Hemorrhage is such a unique fun shot to have with friends on the 4th.

Tell me THAT doesn't look cool!

These are always fun shots to make when you can get the colors to drip through the Baileys into the peach schnapps.

This shot is easy to make too!

Pour in the peach schnapps.

Layer the Baileys on top.

Drip some grenadine.

Then some blueberry schnapps.

Until you get the look you want.

That's it.

Simple right?

Independent Hemorrhage


  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce Baileys
  • a few drops of grenadine
  • a few drops of blueberry schnapps


  1. Pour peach schnapps into shot glass.
  2. Layer Baileys on top of peach schnapps.
  3. With a straw drip grenadine on top of Baileys in the same spot.
  4. With a straw drip blueberry schnapps  on top of Baileys in the same spot, but in a different area from the grenadine.
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I truly hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!  


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, July 2, 2018

Firecracker Spritzer

Here we are.'s July.

Have I got a fun layered 4th of July cocktail for you!

I call it, Firecracker Spritzer.

I knew I wanted to create a layered cocktail for you all for the 4th.....partly because I THINK THEY'RE SUUUPER FUN TO MAKE.  Partly because I enjoy making holiday cocktails.....and honestly partly because I haven't made a new cocktail in a while.

The Firecracker Spritzer is a very easy to make cocktail.  I promise.

The layering isn't that hard, mostly because grenadine is pretty much heavy enough to sink to the bottom of any cocktail.

Isn't it a pretty cocktail?!?!

I loooove the layered effect.

First things first.  Grenadine.

Next ice.

Followed by lemon-lime soda.

Lastly the blue layer.

See, I told you it wasn't hard!

Look how pretty it looks!!

Firecracker Spritzer


  • 1 ounce citrus vodka
  • 1/2 ounce blue curacao
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine


  1. In a glass pour in the grenadine.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour in the lemon-lime soda.
  4. In a shaker, add ice, citrus vodka and blue curacao.
  5. Shake and slowly strain into the glass.
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There you have it!  A Firecracker Spritzer.  Such rich fun colors and layers.

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, May 21, 2018

Berry Patriotic

I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Red, White & Berry to try.  I was not paid for this post.  I am here to tell you what I think about it and the awesome cocktail I made with it.  All views and opinions are mine.

Ready or not, Memorial Day weekend is coming full steam ahead!

But don't worry!  I made a brand new cocktail in celebration!  I call it Berry Patriotic!

I was contacted and asked if I would like to have a bottle of Smirnoff's Red, White & Berry vodka to make some cocktails with.  Um.  Heck yes I would LOVE a bottle!

Berry Patriotic is made with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka.  Perfect cocktail for any patriotic celebration!

Not only did they send me a bottle of vodka, they also sent me two bottles of their Red, White & Berry Smirnoff Ice!  WIN!!

Let's start with the vodka. 


When you open up that bottle does it ever smell DELICIOUS!!!!

The berry aroma is great!  I couldn't wait to create a cocktail with it.

So.......I went a little overboard and.......well sort of created 3 cocktails in one.

They had sent me some recipes that others had created and one of them was layered, so I knew I wanted to create my very own layered cocktail with this bottle.

I wrote down what I thought would work and started blending each layer AS QUICKLY AS  I POSSIBLE COULD!

Yes, I totally could have stuck my glasses in the freezer between layers, but honestly I had all of my ingredients out and it really doesn't take much time to whip up the next layer so I decided to go for it.

It worked...until it was time to take a million photos of these fantastic cocktails......on a warm day......out in the sun.

Needless to say they started to melt a little, but that took NOTHING away from their taste or awesome layering!

I have got to say this cocktail is REALLY good!

I haven't had a sweet cocktail in quite some time and this one right here.......WOW!

Don't you just want to dive in?

OK, maybe it's just me?

Maybe it is.......

Anyways, what are your plans for the weekend?  Any holiday celebrations you are throwing or attending?

We have a party this weekend which should be a great time!  You can't beat family, friends, warm weather, food and of course cocktails!!

Now onto the Smirnoff Ice bottles they sent me!

I will admit, it's been years since I've had a Smirnoff Ice.  Actually the last time I had one, they only came in their original flavor.  Gasp.  I know.  Horrible.

So........these smell........delicious too!  Oh that berry smell is great.  

But how do they taste?

FREAKING AMAZING!  I need to see if I can find these at the store because these are absolutely necessary for this weekend!  Absolutely!  PLUS, they're blue!  I mean what could be better?

Did you notice their cap?  Little stars!!  How adorable is that?

OK, so let's get you that 3 in 1 recipe for the Berry Patriotic!

Berry Patriotic


Blue Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
White Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
Red Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry schnapps


Blue Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for blue layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Pour into the bottom of the glass.
White Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for white layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Layer on top of the blue layer.
Red Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for red layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Layer on top of the white layer.

There you have it!  A fun looking layered cocktail for Memorial Day weekend!

I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Breeze

It is officially spring, which means that I can officially make my Spring Breeze!  This cocktail is perfect for a nice spring day.

There is something about a cocktail in a martini glass being this color, usually from the cranberry juice, that makes me want to drink it  I just love the color of this fun cocktail.

The weather here has been so back and forth I never know from one hour to the next how the day is going to play out.

I find myself looking at my weather app to "try to" plan out the week.  Then reminding myself that whatever I am seeing on my app right now most likely will not "really" be what the week will be weather wise. 

I've been so confused on whether or not it was going to rain this week, then if it is supposed to....when?

At least I know it's not raining right now and my daughters softball game is still on!

So we survived Easter!  How was yours?  Did you celebrate Easter, Greek Easter, nothing at all?  Better question, Did you have a cocktail??

Easter this year was actually one of the easier Easters we've had.  We made it easy.

Bought a ham from Costco.  Stick it in the oven.  Done.

I made my homemade creamy mashed potatoes ahead of time.  Done.

I made my DELICIOUS creamed corn in the slow cooker in the morning.  Done.

My husband made his brussel sprouts right before dinner.  Done.

I was able to sit, chat, relax and enjoy a couple cocktails with our guests!  I looooved it!!

Tonight's cocktail is pretty simple to make.

There is not a whole lot of ingredients, which is nice because it gets you THAT MUCH closer to enjoying your cocktail!





See how simple that was??

Oh and don't forget the MOST IMPORTANT step of all.


Isn't the color of this cocktail just fantastic?  I just love it.  So much that I should probably make another one.

With these simple ingredients right here!

Spring Breeze


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
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There you have it.  It's just that simple.  It's just that delicious!