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!!





Friday, February 9, 2018

Surely Not Temple

Surely Not Temple
5 shots out of 5



Did you enjoy a Shirley Temple as a child?


Surely Not Temple is that, but with a kick........an alcohol kick that is!


Surely Not Temple adds cherry vodka to the classic Shirley Temple.


One of the most annoying things for me about Pinterest (well it's not Pinterest's fault), is when I see something amazing that I want to know more about......like tonight's cocktail.......and I click on it and I am sent to someone's Flickr account, or a page that no longer exists.  


Today's cocktail was like that, I was excited about making it and so I clicked on it and it led me nowhere.  


Well at least they listed the ingredients (not quantities) on the pin, therefore I made my own and renamed it.






I gave today's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  


OK, this cocktail I would totally drink at a social gathering.  


This is one of those cocktails that I am excited enough about that I would make one for all to try at the next party......yea it's that good.  


I totally used to order Shirley Temples when I went out to dinner with my parents as a kid. 


 As some of you know, I would inform the waitress that I did NOT want a cherry in mine, but an olive.....or three.  


This cocktail has a great cherry flavor between the vodka and grenadine and mixed with the sprite, it's a winner in my book!



Here is a photo of the end result:

Surely Not Temple adds cherry vodka to the classic Shirley Temple.



Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Surely Not Temple

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces cherry vodka
  • 3 ounces sprite (lemon-lime soda)
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine

instructions:


  1. Fill a cocktail glass 3/4 with ice.
  2. Pour in all of the ingredients.
  3. Stir & enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator



Here's to finding a GREAT use for my cherry vodka!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, February 2, 2018

Royal Dynasty

Royal Dynasty


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We made it!  Phewph......I wasn't sure we would.  It felt like Friday would never get here.

Another week done and we are now into February.  Hold on tight everyone, this year is going to fly by!

Have I got a perfect cocktail for you!  

Royal Dynasty.  

Sounds fancy doesn't it?  This cocktail may or may not be fancy, but it's oh so refreshing and simple to make.

I was sent a free bottle of Crown Royal Vanilla to review in exchange for my honest opinion.  All views in this post are mine and I was not compensated for them in any way.



What do I consider "simple to make" cocktail?  I consider it "simple" when there are very few steps in creating it.

For instance, the fact that I don't need to shake, blend or even stir this cocktail makes it SO SUPER SIMPLE in my book.  

Speaking of "my book", did you hear?  I (finally) wrote my very first cocktail book!  There's more.......I already have 2 more in mind that I know you'll LOVE just as much as this first one!

Check out my Cocktail Book on Amazon! **

OK, so back to this super simple cocktail.



See.  I told you.  Simple, right?  4 easy steps and you are set to enjoy a delicious refreshing cocktail.  I mean just look at that cocktail!  It looks kinda perfect doesn't it?  Perfect in your hand with your feet up!






Here are the 3 simple ingredients that you need to make this cocktail.
(There goes that "simple" word again)


Time to give you the recipe!

Royal Dynasty

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky
  • ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge

instructions:


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Pour in Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Squeeze juice from one lime wedge on top.
Created using The Recipes Generator

I hope you all have a great weekend!  Enjoy the Super Bowl, if you are going to watch it.  


If you are going to watch it, be sure to check out my 6 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails.







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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails

6 Game Winning
Super Bowl
Beer Cocktails

5 Game Winning Super Bowl Beer Cocktails.



That's right!  Super Bowl!  Ready or not it's THIS Sunday!


Are you ready for some foooootballllll?!?!


You will be after you check out these 6 game winning beer cocktails I have for you.


For me when I think of sports in general......I think of beer.  Trust me, if I could sit down and crack open a nice cold IPA, I will be a happy camper for sure.


But.......sometimes I like to kick it up a notch and what better time to do that then Super Bowl Sunday?


So get ready to kick up your beer drinking this Sunday and classify it as a beer cocktail.  Here are my 5 delicious cocktails for you:




Combining spiced honey tequila with beer is a alternative way to enjoy your Mexican lager.
 
 




Why not celebrate game day with a champagne and beer cocktail?  
I can't think of one reason.





Think Moscow Mule, but with a tequila twist!





Half margarita, half beer.  What's not to love!





Kick up your beer drinking experience by adding some extra heat and flavor!





Light and refreshing vodka and ginger beer cocktail.



Which ever cocktail you choose, and trust me I'm not judging you if you choose them all, I hope you enjoy the Super Bowl, or at least the Half Time Show!