Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rosé Cherry Blossom

Have you ever tried an Angry Orchard Rosé before?  How about mixing it into a cocktail?

Well I just did both and although the Rosé itself is good, this cocktail is delicious!


I was sent a sample of Angry Orchard Rosé to try.  All opinions are my own.  I was not paid for this post.


Apparently Valentine's Day is in 3 days.

I don't know that because we're excited and are counting down until the 14th.

No I know that because our 3 of 4 turns 10 (double digits....aahhhh) on the 13th.

She was born on Friday the 13th and we thought that was pretty darn cool.


I had never tried Angry Orchard's Rosé Cider before.  I will say that pink drinks usually make me think twice before I take a sip.

I guess I associate them with sweet drinks.....which too much sweet scares me.

On it's own this is pretty good.  I'm not sure that I've ever tried anything "Rosé" before, so I gladly report that my first Rosé experience was a success!

Now, let's talk about this cocktail.


It's an easy one to make.

You add all of your ingredients together minus the Angry Orchard Rosé Cider.





Simple enough, right?

Next you just top it off with the Angry Orchard Rosé Cider.


This would be a fun cocktail to enjoy on Valentine's Day!  Or even the newest term I just learned:

Galentine's Day!  How fun is that!  

I had a friend over last night and I made her one of these and she enjoyed it!



Rosé Cherry Blossom

ingredients:

  • 5 ounces Angry Orchard Rosé Cider
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 tsp cherry preserves

instructions:

  1. In a shaker with ice, add brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup and cherry preserves.
  2. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Top off with Angry Orchard Rosé Cider.
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That's it.  Simple enough and the color is a fun reddish pinkish color too!

Enjoy!!  


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Wish

I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka Holiday Ornament Bottle to sample.  I was not paid for my opinion.  All views and opinions are my own.

It's been a while since I've used pomegranate juice in a cocktail.

Un-Excusable!!


Time to break that cycle and give you a fun pomegranate cocktail!

Smirnoff sent me this cute little ornament bottle of vodka!  What a fun festive shape!


OK, so I had recently bought some pomegranate juice at the store knowing that I needed to make some sort of holiday cocktail with it.

What have I not mixed with pomegranate juice before?

Godiva white chocolate liqueur of course!

I thought this would be a fun yet different mixture to try.

So in went the vodka from the cute little ornament bottle.


Next was the pomegranate juice.


Lastly I added the white chocolate liqueur.



It's that simple!

It creates a creamy looking cocktail that's fun to drink!



Christmas Wish

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

instructions:


  1. In a shaker with ice, add all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
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Simple right?  

Don't forget that cute Smirnoff bottle!  It would be a fun thing to bring to a holiday party, or to serve from at yours!

I hope you all are having a great week so far!  I know the countdown to winter break IS ON in our house!



Sunday, December 9, 2018

Peppermint Cranberry Moscow Mule

I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka to sample.  I was not paid for my opinion.  All views and opinions are my own.


'Tis the season for peppermint flavored sweets and cocktails!



I was sent this bottle of peppermint vodka to try along with a couple recipes.


The first thing I noticed was a slight aroma of peppermint.

Was I going crazy?  Was the candy cane looking bottle making me think I was smelling peppermint?


Nope, it's actually a Scratch & Sniff bottle!  Well that's fun!

The cocktail I decided to try from the list I was given is a Peppermint Cranberry Moscow Mule.  

Why?

Cause I was suuuuper curious how peppermint, cranberry and ginger would go together.

I braved it and added the vodka.


Then the cranberry juice.


Shook it up.



Strained it into my cup and added the ginger beer.



The end result?


Surprisingly good! 

I tasted each of the ingredients, but none of them overpowered the other.

The peppermint flavor (which I was most worried about) was nice, not over done.  It gave a nice hint of peppermint.

I am looking forward to creating some more holiday cocktails with this flavored vodka!



Peppermint Cranberry Moscow Mule

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 6 ounces ginger beer

instructions:


  1. In a shaker with ice add vodka and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake.
  3. Strain into copper mug filled with ice.
  4. Pour in ginger beer.
  5. Stir.
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I hope you get a chance to try a new holiday cocktail this year!



Friday, October 26, 2018

Spooky Screwdriver

(I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver to try for myself.  I was not asked to create a post for it or paid for my opinion.  My opinion is mine and completely honest.)

I have another Halloween cocktail for you that includes a bottle of Smirnoff Ice.

This cocktail includes Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver.


We are less then a week away from Halloween.

Yup.

Halloween.

Well, that definitely calls for another Halloween cocktail if I do say so myself.......and I do!

The Spooky Screwdriver is an easy peasy cocktail to make. 

It only has 3 ingredients.  Nice!

The main ingredient is Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver.



Have you tried it before?

I'm not going to lie, I absolutely love the Grape flavored one a LOT better.  Check out the Ghoulish Grape recipe that has that one in it.

This one is.....OK.

The cocktail looks so cool though, right?

All you do is mix in the screwdriver flavored Smirnoff Ice.


With vodka.


Stir and strain into a glass.  Then add grenadine.



You've got yourself a Spooky Screwdriver.


Then you can add spiders and gravestones for cool effects!  lol




Spooky Screwdriver (makes 2)

ingredients:


  • 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine

instructions:


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver and vodka.
  2. Stir well.
  3. In a glass filled with ice, strain in cocktail.
  4. Pour in grenadine.
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Easy enough, right?

I'll tell you making these past two cocktails with Smirnoff Ice's brings back a lot of memories!!

I hope you all have a fun few days leading up to Halloween.  Be safe and enjoy the holiday!



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ghoulish Grape

(I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Ice Grape to try for myself.  I was not asked to create a post for it or paid for my opinion.  My opinion is mine and completely honest.)

Have you ever tried flavored Smirnoff Ice before? 

Did you know it comes in GRAPE?!?!


I was unaware that Smirnoff Ice had so many new flavors.

Back when I used to drink it there was only original.  Then some time later I remember seeing it in a flavor.....raspberry maybe?  

I'm not 100% sure because by then I didn't drink them anymore.....and kind of forgot about them.

Fast forward to now.

Grape?!?!  I looooove the flavor of grape!  Grape jolly ranchers, grape lollipops.........oh grape.



I was sent a couple recipes with these 2 bottles (one was another flavor.......stay tuned for that post!!)

This cocktail is an interesting combo and an interesting color.

All of that aside, I really enjoyed it!  I can totally taste the grape flavor, which was what I was really really hoping for.

Despite it's color, it's a winner in my book!

So basically you add the Smirnoff Ice Grape.


Add some Chambord.


Some orange juice.


Mix it up and pour it into a fun glass.


You could always put some unlit candles near your cocktail.


Or go crazy and light them, it's really up to you!


But seriously, this is a tasty grape flavored cocktail with a color that I think is perfect for Halloween!



Ghoulish Grape (makes 2)

ingredients:


  • 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Grape
  • 1 1/2 ounces Chambord
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice

instructions:


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Stir up well.
  3. Into a glass filled with ice, strain in the cocktail.
Created using The Recipes Generator

If you find Smirnoff Ice Grape at the store give it a try, either on it's own or in a cocktail.