Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Milkshake

Memorial Milkshake
4 shots out of 5

Perfect milkshake cocktail for Memorial Day with it's red, white and blue colors!

This is the perfect milkshake for you to sit back and enjoy on Memorial Day weekend!  It has a perfect blend of ice cream and alcohol so that you will truly enjoy it.

Holy......cr.......moly!  This year is getting away from me.  

I feel like I have a mountain of things to do and not enough time in the day to do them (which I know is how a lot of you feel).  Our oldest is finishing up his spring soccer season season this weekend with a tournament (that will be one sport down, one to go), which I am excited about because that means that summer is one step closer.

Next he has his baseball season to finish up which will be done by mid June......well except for the tournament in July.......plus the other tournaments I'm sure he'll be playing over the summer.  

Point is, the more things I get to check off of my list, the closer summer gets.  Our kids have three weeks of school left, including 8th grade field trips  picnics, graduation ceremonies and dances, then we'll be free to enjoy summer to it's fullest!  I found a cute checklist on Life As Mom for the kids to fill out with all of the fun stuff they want to do this summer.  Fingers crossed that we are able to get most of it done.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  

I was on the hunt for a Memorial Day cocktail and did find a few, but then looked outside and saw the sun (yes I saw the wind too, but I can't feel that from inside) and decided to try my hand at a self invented milkshake.  

I must say I did pretty good too.  The cherry vodka definitely leaves it mark in the cocktails I've made it with so far (Cherry Crepe, Easter Basket and Surely Not Temple), meaning that I can definitely taste the cherry flavor.

Perfect milkshake cocktail for Memorial Day with it's red, white and blue colors!

In my head this milkshake was going to be perfectly layered with blue on the bottom, white in the middle and red on top.  Then I took my first shot at layering the white on top of the blue and came to the realization that I should have made this milkshake a LOT thicker.  Oh well, it still tastes good!

Here is my recipe for a Memorial Milkshake:

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce cherry vodka
  • 1 ounce marshmallow vodka
  • 1 ounce milk
  • 1/2 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

First put the ice cream, milk and both vodkas in your blender and blend them up just enough to give them a quick mixing.

Pour everything into a big extra cup.  

Pour 3 ounces of your original mixture back into the blender and add the blue curacao.  Give it a quick blend and pour it into the bottom of your milkshake glass.

Try your best at layering 3 ounces of your original mixture on top of your blue bottom layer of your milkshake glass.

Pour your remaining 3 ounces (the rest) of your original mixture back into your blender and add the grenadine.  Give it a quick blend and layer that on top of your white layer in your milkshake glass.

If your mixtures aren't as thick as I had initially imagined mine being it's OK.  Just use the process of layering (back of a spoon) each mixture on top of the other and it will end up like mine.  

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here's to Memorial Day weekend!  I hope you all enjoy your weekend.


The Cocktail Lady

Friday, May 10, 2013

White Lady

White Lady
5 shots out of 5

White Lady is the perfect blend of gin, cointraeu and lemon juice.

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  Can you believe it?  

I can't.  

I guess all of those adults were right when I was a kid, the years DO go faster and faster when you get older.  

Tonight is our annual Mother/Son baseball game at our second oldest son's school.  We are both very excited to be participating in it again.  Since he is in 3rd grade this year, we will only have 2 more years to participate until he goes to middle school.  

I'll be sad when we can't do it anymore.

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

YES, you saw that correct!  

I did give a gin cocktail 5 shots out of 5......have you gotten back off of the floor yet?  

I found the recipe for the White Lady here.  This is a simple cocktail to make and it only has three ingredients.  I can taste each of the three ingredients and boy are the proportions correct and good!  

Just for kicks I checked to see what cocktail I made for last years Mother/Son baseball game, it was a Malibu Sunrise which was delicious.  On Mother's Day itself I made a Mother Goose which was green and good!

I wish all of your Mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is the recipe for a White Lady:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce cointraeu
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice

In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass and enjoy!

Here's to all you mom's out there, enjoy your Sunday!


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, May 6, 2013

Top 5 Cocktails for your extra tequila

Top 5 Cocktails
for your extra tequila

We had another crazy busy weekend.  Our oldest had a soccer tournament which ended up being three games, one of which we had to miss so that he could play in his baseball game on Saturday night.  I tell you with all of these busy weeks and weekends, this year is flying by already.  Now that Cinco De Mayo is over (another example that the year is flying by), what are you going to do with the extra tequila you were not able to use yesterday?

I will tell you what you can do with the extra tequila!  I have put together five tequila cocktails for you to choose from and make.  One of these cocktails was on my list of margaritas that I had linked to in my Classic Margarita post and the other four are non-margarita cocktails.

  1. Chavela is a great beer & tequila cocktail that is sure to please.
  2. Moon-a-rita......yum, just thinking about it makes me want to pull out my blender and mix up a mango margarita and stick a beer in it!
  3. Grapefruit Margarita is a nice change from your Classic Margarita and the other common flavors you find in restaurants.
  4. Tequila Sunrise is a refreshingly enjoyable cocktail that is made with tequila, orange juice and a bit of grenadine for that awesome effect.
  5. Long Island Iced Tea is a surprisingly delicious cocktail.  It's mixed with just about every main alcohol in your bar so be careful and enjoy.

There you have it!  5 delicious cocktails that you can make with the extra tequila you have left over from Cinco De Mayo!


The Cocktail Lady

Friday, May 3, 2013


2 shots out of 5

I knew this was going to happen.  May is officially here, which means that this year is officially one third over with.  Yes, I said it, one third over with.  What else does it mean?  Well it means that Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner as well!  In my world it also means that our oldest child will officially (yes I've used the word officially 3 times now) no longer be a middle school student.  Oh Em Gee!!  I can not believe that in a mere few weeks we will (fighting against my fingers not to use the word officially) have ourselves a high school student!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  I wasn't sure what to think when I found this cocktail recipe on about.com, I mean 2 ounces of alcohol with a half an ounce of juice?  Yikes.  My rating was what I thought it might be, but not for the reason I had thought.  I thought these two alcohols together would make me cringe and make horrible faces.  I was wrong.  Mixing these two together kind of removes the flavor aspect of this cocktail.  It is the weirdest thing.  This cocktail had a dull flavor and leaves not the best taste in my mouth.  

If you are up for trying this cocktail for Cinco De Mayo, I hope you like it a lot more then I do.  If you are not up for trying it, you can always choose one of my many margaritas that I have posted on my Classic Margarita post.

Here is the recipe for a Mexi-tini:

  • 1 oz orange vodka
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
In a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice and all of the ingredients above.  Let sit for 5 seconds and then shake and strain your cocktail into your martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

Mexi-tini, cince de mayo cocktail, orange vodka, tequila, orange juice, martini

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Mexi-tini, cince de mayo cocktail, orange vodka, tequila, orange juice, martini

Happy Cinco De Mayo en dos dias!


The Cocktail Lady