It’s officially SUMMERTIME! Follow here for Friday’s Cocktail Of The Week!
June 21, 2013
Spicy Watermelon Fresca! Here’s the link + recipe: http://bit.ly/11sVSKZ
June 28, 2013
Photo Credit: My Gourmet Connection
July 5th 2013
Holy mackerel! I totally forgot today was COCKTAIL FRIDAY!!!! Vacation, it really confuses your sense of time! In honor of the rocking Shandy that I got Kelly’s Gingernut Pub last Friday!
Photo Credit: drinkoftheweek.com
July 12th 2013
Today’s drink is the Summer Delight!
1 oz. Banana Liqueur
2 oz. fresh Strawberries
4 oz. Orange Juice
Pour all ingredients into blender with a little ice. Blend well. Pour into glass.
July 19, 2013
Summer is for sharing… or getting smashed… you choose with this four serving (or one giant serving) Fish Bowl. Shared from OBX Living
6 oz. vodka
3 oz. coconut rum
3 oz. blue curacao
3 oz. sour mix
6 oz. pineapple juice
9 oz. sprite
Serves 4 or one really, really brave party goer
July 26 2013
How about some Sangria for this Cocktail Friday?
White Wine Kiwi-Apple Sangria
1 bottle of white wine – Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc are good choices
3 tablespoons of Triple Sec
1/2 cup fresh orange juice, strained several times to omit the pulp
1/4 cup simple syrup*
1 cup club soda
1 green apple, quartered sliced thin with skin on
1 lime, sliced thin
1 cup green, seedless grapes, sliced in half (1 additional cup of green grapes frozen)
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced thin
a couple sprigs of fresh thyme, and more for garnish
1. First, make your simple syrup by combining 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Constantly stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, and all the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat and stir mixture a few more seconds until it begins to thicken and become syrupy. Remove from heat and add the fresh thyme allowing it to steep in the syrup. When the syrup is cooled, remove the thyme and discard. While your preparing the sangria, place the syrup in the fridge to chill.
2. In a large pitcher, pour the white wine, the Triple Sec, the orange juice and the chilled simple syrup and stir. Add the apple, the lime, the grapes and the kiwi to the pitcher and place in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.
3. Right before serving, add the club soda and stir. Garnish with a sprig of thyme if you like.
4. I slice up extra fruit to add to each glass of sangria.
August 2, 2013
This week’s COCKTAIL FRIDAY recipe was suggested by my good friend Susan. This one is rocking three types of liquor to start your weekend right!
About 4 servings
Ice cubes as needed
1/4 cup rum or to your taste
1/4 cup vodka or to your taste
1/4 cup tequila or to your taste
2 cups coconut cream
1 cup coconut water
Juice of 3 limes
Lime slices to serve
August 9, 2013
2 ounces rum
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 tablespoon cream cheese
2-3 graham crackers (crushed)
1-2 tablespoons melted butter
Whipped creamAdd strawberries, rum, lime juice, simple syrup and cream cheese to a blender and blend until slushy. To garnish glasses dip them rim in melted butter, then in graham cracker crumbs. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a strawberry!Courtesy of:
The August 16th 2013 THREESOME!
I got a little crazy and posted three drinks this Friday!
COCKTAIL FRIDAY RECIPE #1 MOSCATO BERRY FIZZ
This one is for my girl Kara! She was looking for a recipe for her SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape.
1 1/2 oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape
2 1/2 oz. Tonic Water
3 Slices of Strawberry
2 Basil Leaves
Squeeze of Lime
Muddle strawberries, basil and vodka in a tall glass. Top with tonic and finish with a squeeze of lime.
Recipe and photo provided by Campari America (www.campariamerica.com)
Cocktail Friday Recipe #2. Shout out to my girl Beth Moore, looking for something with Bacardi!
Indian Rum Summer Cocktail
1 oz. Bacardi Superior Light Rum
1 oz. Gosling’s Dark Rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. Grenadine
1 splash Sprite
Pour all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice cubes, stir and serve.
Recipe and Photo from:http://www.nj.com/indulge/index.ssf/2012/09/drink_of_the_week_indian_rum_s.html
COCKTAIL FRIDAY RECIPE #3
This starts with a great recipe from backtoherroots.com called Cucumber Limeade. What makes any virgin drink better?
GIN. By God, gin makes everything better.
I stopped by the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. DAMMIT! They were out of LIMES! Damn you, Food Lion. I’m an improvising mofo though… so this is what I did.
1 GIGANTIC cucumber (make sure you fondle it before putting it in to your grocery cart.)
1 can of Bacardi Frozen Margarita Mixer (in the freezer section, fondle that while you’re at it, too)
Peel and cut up your cucumber. Throw that in with the frozen mix and tangueray. Blend that shit and pour into a giant cup with a neon bendy straw.
I was too busy soaking up sun and gin to take a photo of this concoction, so this is a lovely picture from backtoherroots.com.
August 23, 2013
I spied this recipe over at The Drunken Spatula and knew it was a recipe I needed to share with you guys… it is call El Vampiro!
And yes, that is a habanero you see!
The recipe is here: http://www.atlasandfilm.com/2013/05/cocktail-hour-el-vampiro_4.html
August 30th 2013
I had an ingredient request for this Cocktail Friday: Vanilla Vodka! It does seem that the Vodka options are endless these days! I went on a hunt for Ashley and found this amazingly simple drink! It’s all over Pinterest… but I can’t seem to figure out where it originated. It also doesn’t seem to have exact recipe measurements … but … it sounds so good! I recommend winging it and giving this a try. I mean, who the hell doesn’t like apple pie?
APPLE PIE COCKTAIL:
(Seriously… that’s what the recipe says!)
September 5th 2013
The Incredible Hulk
As I stared off into internet space mumbling, ‘must find cocktail Friday drink…’, the beau mentioned this drink. I thought he was kidding, but I be damned… it does exist.
Let’s recover from the week after a holiday… with The Incredible Hulk!
Mix equal parts (2 ounces) of the fruit liqueur Hpnotiq and Hennessy brand cognac poured over ice.
September 13th 2013
There are two kinds of people in this world.
People who love gin and people who think you’ve just served them a drink made with turpentine.
To you wusses, I apologize now. This drink is perfect for kicking back on the front porch and watching the birds. (That’s how I relax, but I’m sure it can be applied however you like to do it.)
Here’s the link where I found this amazing #cocktail for this Friday. I’ve been using blackberry jam, but plan on trying out the blueberry when this jar is empty (which should be soon at this rate.)
September 20th 2013
The Sueno is from Mostly Mostly Foodstuffsblog.
1 large sprig rosemary, plus more for garnish
6 thin slices cucumber
3/4 shot lime juice
1/2 shot simple syrup
2 shots tequila
In a shaker or lidded jar, muddle together the rosemary, cucumber, lime juice and syrup, until the herb is well-bruised and the cucumber is a bit pulpy. Add the tequila and some ice, and shake well. Strain the drink into two glasses with plenty of ice, and top with a bit of tonic (about half a shot per glass, depending on your taste). Garnish with rosemary.
Check out the blog : http://mostlyfoodstuffs.blogspot.com/ Looks like a Peach Basil Sangria was also featured this month!
September 28th 2013
Tuscan Pear Cocktail – In honor of the book I’m currently reading: Under The Tuscan Sun
For a fruity, refreshing lowball drink, the Tuscan Pear is a perfect choice. The pear-flavored vodka of Grey Goose (La Poire) pairs delightfully with the lemon liqueur lemoncello, ginger liqueur and orange juice. The mint leaves and pear garnish are a finishing touch that adds freshness and color that contrasts the bright yellow drink for a simple, elegant display.
- 1 1/2 part Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
- 3/4 part limoncello
- 3/4 part ginger liqueur
- 1/2 part simple syrup
- 1 part orange juice
- mint leaves for garnish
- dried pears for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients.
- Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
- Strain into a rocks glass rimmed with sugar and filled with crushed ice.
- Garnish with mint leaves and dried pears.
October 4, 2013
#Cocktail Friday! The Ginger Apple Bourbon Cocktail!
Combine 2 parts bourbon with 1 part apple cider. Refrigerate for one hour. Add 2 parts ginger ale to the mix after that hour. Serve the mix over crushed ice. Voila!
Recipe can be seen here : http://www.creative-culinary.com/apple-cider-ginger-ale-and-bourbon-cocktail/
October 11th 2013
The weather has been cool and rainy the last few days here in Virginia. For this #cocktail Friday, I wanted a hot drink to warm me up. I picked one of my favorites, The Irish Coffee.
“Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, sugar, caffeine and fat” -Alex Levine
October 18th 2013
October 25th 2013
The Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Martini!
Yesterday, I saw a post that said : The fastest way to get into a white girl’s pants is buy her anything pumpkin spice. It’s true, I bet you 29,738 grengas on Twitter are tweeting right now about their pumpkin spice mocha latte. Well fellows, here’s your chance if that is your goal tonight.
The Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Martini from The Blond Cook.
You can thank me later.
Here’s the link: http://theblondcook.com/2013/10/chocolate-pumpkin-gingerbread-martini/
Photo Credit: The Blond Cook (her website seems to be loaded with beautiful cocktails, get over there and give them a gander!)
November 1, 2013
The Sparkling Holiday Mimosa
Find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1hmCcAC
Last week, I had a cocktail request. Lucas wanted eggnog! I searched far and wide across the internet, looking for a jazzy recipe. I have found the Boozy Peppermint Eggnog Cocktail. Complete with espresso and whipped cream! http://bit.ly/1fpDt6K
*photo from vegasnews.com*
Let’s celebrate #cocktail Friday with a hot toddy!
There’s one thing for certain here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, most of us are sick of this snow. Bring on spring with its sunshine and flowers!
Until the seasons change, we might as well make do with what we got. My girl Ginnie got creative and made an adult snow cream. Her recipe goes likes this:
One part rum, one part leftover snow cream, a splash of French Vanilla creamer….Stirred, not shaken.
Do you have an adult snow cream you’ve been enjoying?
January 7, 2014 The Bee’s Knees http://bit.ly/1l4MRPC
I’m really digging a fellow WordPress blog called Swizzlestick. The page is filled with amazing and simple #cocktails. This one jumped out at me! Gin, honey, lemon? Fan-fucking-tastic!
February 14 2014
Valentine’s Moscato Float : http://bit.ly/1iVqueI
February 21 2014
#Cocktail Friday: The Purple People Eater! This one has rum, so I’m out! Since rum and I don’t get along, you should definitely give this one a try and let me know what you think!
February 28 2014
I can never find blood oranges, but if you can these margaritas look amazing! Cruise on over to Barbara Kiebel’s blog and get a gander at these lovely drinks!
March 14 , 2014
It’s the weekend that allows everyone the opportunity to drink like a fair-skinned green-eyed redhead. St. Patrick’s Day is here! Enjoy this holiday cocktail I found on the HGTV website.
The Dizzy Leprechaun:
3 ounces Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE
1 ounce tequila
splash of triple sec
lime slice, for garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.
See more of their great holiday cocktails here.