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.




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Captain Morgan's Apple Smash & Ginger

Apples and Gingerale?

Oh let me tell you that it's a good combo!



Recently I had made a Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda which was pretty good.

This cocktail beats it by far! 

I am REALLY enjoying the ginger ale flavor over the club soda hands down.

Plus this cocktail is oh so easy to make.

Just pour in the 2 main ingredients.




Add ice and stir.



This is a refreshing and not to sweet cocktail.  If you enjoy a good apple flavored cocktail I have a sneaking suspicion that you will enjoy this one.



OK, so somehow........it's October.

It's not only "just" October, it's already the 3rd!

Say what?!?!

School is in full swing and so is soccer.  This year our girls are on the same soccer team which is SOOO NICE!

Also this year is the very first year in 14 years that my husband isn't coaching a soccer team.  I keep having to remind him to not be "That Parent".

You know the kind of parent who coaches from the sidelines?  And the thing is........the girls know him as "Coach" so they get confused and look at their coach and then my husband, lol.  I put a stop to that right away.




Captain Morgan's Apple Smash & Ginger

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 ounces ginger ale

instructions:


  1. Into a glass pour in the Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  2. Next pour in the ginger ale
  3. Add ice
  4. Stir
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I hope you are able to enjoy October before it zooms by and magically becomes November!




Thursday, September 13, 2018

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda

I was sent a bottle of Captain Morgan Apple Smash 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.

Do you love apple flavored cocktails?  The Apple Smash smells and tastes just like a green apple.





If you enjoy an Appletini you will definitely enjoy this new flavor from Captain Morgan.


Check out the side of the bottle.  It's a freaking scratch and sniff!!  You can totally smell the green apple when you scratch and sniff too!



OK, sorry (squirrel) back to the cocktail!

This is a pretty easy cocktail to make.  It's all of 3 ingredients so that's nice.

All you need to do is add the Apple Smash and Club Soda.




After that you add in the mint leaves and give them a light muddle to release the mint flavor.



Finally give the cocktail a good stir and enjoy!




For me this cocktail had too much club soda in it.  I tasted the club soda more then I tasted the Apple Smash.

That being said it was refreshing.

Next time I would use less club soda so that I get more of the green apple flavor.


Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 ounces Club Soda
  • 5 mint leaves

instructions:


  1. Add Apple Smash and club soda to an empty glass.
  2. Drop in mint leaves and muddle lightly.
  3. Add ice and stir.
Created using The Recipes Generator

If you enjoy a nice green apple flavored cocktail, I would definitely try the Captain Morgan Apple Smash, I think you would really like it!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Mesquite Paloma

I was sent a bottle of Crown Royal Texas Mesquite Whisky to sample.  I was not paid or asked to promote it in any way.  All opinions are my own honest opinions.


Crown Royal Texas Mesquite Whisky, ever heard of it?  I hadn't either until I was sent a bottle to try.  When you mix it with pink grapefruit soda, um.......delicious!  May I introduce to you the Mesquite Paloma.



It's finally Friday!

We made it through our first full "Back To School" week.

Out of my 2 elementary girls, one went to school all week.  The other got sick with a fever and missed 2 days.  Oh the joys of other children's germs.

I was excited to try this new flavor by Crown Royal.  It's perfect and just in time for Labor Day weekend!  Can you say BBQ's and Texas Mesquite Whisky?!?

Yes please!



When you open up the bottle you don't exactly have an overwhelming smell of mesquite.  That made me think...well does it even taste like mesquite?

Um yes it does and it's delicious!!

You take a sip and get the whisky flavor which is quickly followed by the mesquite flavoring.  It's pretty darn good!  So good that I can not wait for my husband to come home and try it because I know he will love it!



This whisky can be enjoyed on its own or with a simple mixer, or even a couple simple items.  You don't want to go overboard with all of these different flavors because you want to let the mesquite flavor come through.

I was sent tonight's cocktail recipe along with the bottle.  There were actually 4 recipes sent, but this one I wanted to try the most because I've been dying to try a cocktail with pink grapefruit soda!

First thing's first.  Add the Crown Royal Texas Mesquite.


Then the pink grapefruit soda.


Mix it up and into a glass it goes.



Easy enough right?


For such a simple cocktail, it packs such a great flavor!



Mesquite Paloma

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 ounces Crown Royal Texas Mesquite Whisky
  • 3 ounces pink grapefruit soda

instructions:


  1. Pour the whisky and pink grapefruit soda into a shaker with ice.
  2. Stir up the ingredients in the shaker well.
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
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There you have it.  A brand new mesquite flavored cocktail.

I hope you all enjoy Labor Day weekend!  We are excited that the kids don't have school on Monday!  That gives us one extra day to recover.