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

ingredients:


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

instructions:


  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!  


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, July 2, 2018

Firecracker Spritzer

Here we are.

Somehow.....someway.....it'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

ingredients:


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

instructions:


  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!

Cheers!!

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. 

OH MY!!

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

ingredients:

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

instructions:

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 up....fast.  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!

Measure.

Shake.

Strain.

Enjoy.

See how simple that was??


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

Repeat!!


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

ingredients:


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

instructions:


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.
  2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Created using The Recipes Generator

There you have it.  It's just that simple.  It's just that delicious!










Thursday, March 29, 2018

3 Hollow Chocolate Bunny Filled Cocktail Recipes For Easter

Don't you just love those adorable hollow chocolate bunnies that come out around Easter?  That was the one thing I ALWAYS looked forward to when Easter was approaching.

Now that you're an adult, you ever wish there was a little more to those bunnies?  Like alcohol?  





Believe it or not we only have 3 days left until Easter.

Anyone else think it's kind of funny that Easter and April Fools Day are the same day this year?

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MEMES??

You know like the ones where they remove the little chocolate eggs from the foil and wrap grapes in the foil instead?

OH, what about the one where they make "cake pops" out of brussel sprouts?  OMG!

We are hosting Easter this year and I am DYING to do something like that!  I know me........I totally won't do it, but the idea of wanting to cracks me up!

What's on the menu for Easter?

We're serving ham, mashed potatoes, creamed corn & brussel sprouts (hee hee).  We also have family bringing fresh sourdough bread, cauliflower and for dessert FLAN!!  

My Mother-in-law makes the BEST flan ever and I'm soooo excited that she's going to be making and bringing it on Sunday!!



Back to these little guys.

Did you know that they come in white chocolate and oreo cookies and cream?  WHAT?!?!  How fantastic is that!

I must admit, when I had to cut off their ears, I felt sad for them.......but then remembered that I'll be putting alcohol in them and then that feeling went away.


OFF WITH YOUR EARS!!



I've got to say, the line up of alcohol I had set out to make these three different recipes looked quite delicious....and quite a bit like I've got a problem, haha.  I was thinking, what if someone walked into my backyard while I had all of these bottles lined up....in the morning.




I got over it and mixed, shaked and poured my cocktails into these little guys.  



Although I do always wonder........what exactly they're looking at!





Here's a tip: Make sure your bunnies DON'T have any holes before pouring liquid into them.


First off was my chocolate bunny  I call this one:

Spicy Chocolate Banana Bunny



Spicey Chocolate Banana Bunny

ingredients:


  • 1 ounce chocolate whipped vodka
  • 1/4 ounce Rum Chata
  • 3/4 ounce banana liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur

instructions:


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients.
  2. Shake and strain into a chocolate hollow bunny.
Created using The Recipes Generator

My next bunny I used was the white chocolate bunny.  I call this one:

Buttered Bunny



Buttered Bunny

ingredients:


  • 1/2 ounce Rum Chata
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 ounce banana liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps

instructions:


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients.
  2. Shake and strain into a white chocolate hollow bunny.
Created using The Recipes Generator

The last one I used was the Oreo cookies and cream bunny.  I call this one:

Muddy Bunny




Muddy Bunny

ingredients:


  • 1/2 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce Baileys
  • 1/2 ounce whipping cream

instructions:


  1. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients.
  2. Shake and strain into an Oreo cookies and cream hollow bunny.
Created using The Recipes Generator


There they are!  3 Hollow Chocolate Bunny Filled Cocktail Recipes For Easter!

I will admit these little guys hold a lot more liquid inside of them then I would have thought!  Which in my book is a win-win!

One more thing.  Did you notice?  Did you notice that the chocolate bunny that I ended up with was not the same one I started with?

Yea it was a hot day and I turned around to fill him up and....


Good thing I bought extras!!


I hope you have a wonderful Easter filled with family, friends and of course COCKTAILS!!