Cocktails!

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

Spicy Watermelon Frescaq

June 28, 2013

PINK LEMONADE!

Recipe: http://www.mygourmetconnection.com/wine-spirits/cocktail-recipes/vodka-cocktails/pink-lemonade.php

Photo Credit: My Gourmet Connection

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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!

http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/drink_recipes/fran-shandy/#axzz2YAy36AwF

Photo Credit: drinkoftheweek.com

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July 12th 2013

Today’s drink is the Summer Delight!

1 oz. Banana Liqueur
2 oz. fresh Strawberries
4 oz. Orange Juice

Directions:

Pour all ingredients into blender with a little ice. Blend well. Pour into glass.

Garnish:
Fresh Strawberry

Courtesy of:
http://www.allaboutbarsinfo.com/summer-delight-drink-recipe/

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July 19, 2013

The Fishbowl!
Summer is for sharing… or getting smashed… you choose with this four serving (or one giant serving) Fish Bowl. Shared from OBX Living
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6 oz. vodka
3 oz. coconut rum
3 oz. blue curacao
3 oz. sour mix
6 oz. pineapple juice
9 oz. sprite
crushed ice

Serves 4 or one really, really brave party goer

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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

Directions

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.

Courtesy of:
http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/

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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!

CoCo Loco
Ingredientes:
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

http://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/coco-loco-colombian-coconut-cocktail

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August 9, 2013

COCKTAIL FRIDAY! Strawberry Pie DaiquiriHow perfect is this? Booze and cream cheese in the same glass!8-10 frozen strawberries
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:
http://www.fashionablybombed.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-pie-cocktail-2-strawberry.html

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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)

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Cocktail Friday Recipe #2. Shout out to my girl Beth Moore, looking for something with Bacardi!

Indian Rum Summer Cocktail

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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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.

Ingredients:
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)
Tanqueray Gin

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.

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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

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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:

Vanilla Vodka

Apple Cider

Cinnamon

Ice

(Seriously… that’s what the recipe says!)

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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.

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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.)

http://www.yumsugar.com/Madam-Geneva-Jam-Cocktail-Recipe-17022122

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September 20th 2013

Chelsea recently posted this drink on her page. I love tequila and I love rosemary. #cocktail #friday

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
ice
tonic water

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!

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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.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients.
  2. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass rimmed with sugar and filled with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and dried pears.
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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/

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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

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/4908/baileys-irish-coffee.aspx

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October 18th 2013

For months, I’ve been providing you with #cocktail after cocktail on Fridays. Well guess what? Today we are going to pay a little respect to the beverage that made me who I am. #Beer. Friends will agree, without beer I’d be nobody!I witnessed this at the Blarney Stone in Onancock, VA last year. You rim a beer glass with caramel, then a cinnamon brown sugar mix. Fill’er up with a seasonal pumpkin brew of your choice. MAGIC! My big brother Ernie will attest to this. He happened to stop by the day I shopped for these delightful beverages We had a kick-ass cinnamon-sugar-caramel-pumpkin glass after another.It’s fall, dammit. Have some fun with your beer.

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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!)

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November 1, 2013

It’s officially November. How scary right? Nothing to shake that ‘where has the year gone’ feeling like some Wild Turkey in your step!Turkey Trot Cocktail: A perfect Thanksgiving drink, it is made using Wild Turkey, the classic bourbon, infused with 7-up and cranberry juice! Light, but neat, this drink reflects the flavors of autumn. Wild Turkey and cranberry juice – this combo is unmistakably superb!

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November 8th 2013
#Cocktail Friday: The Red Velvet Cake Martini, complete with frosting on the rim!I’m having some withdraws. I took the week off from ‘Cake of the Week’ and all I can think about is cake, cake, cake. And tada, even Cocktail Friday has a cake reference.The shopping list looks hefty for this one … but the outcome looks pretty damn good! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/red-velvet-cake-martini-cocktail-top-shelf/
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November 15, 2013  The Concord CrushLooking for some adult grape juice. You’ve hit the lottery my friend. Vodka and Concord grapes? Fantastic! This fall cocktail looks like a winner! The recipe is here: http://bit.ly/1gQT02n
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November 22, 2013
The NormandyCranberries are so damn pretty! Look at them floating around in that goodness. For this drink, you will need to find a French apple Brandy (the recipe recommends Calvados).Here’ the link: http://bit.ly/1fqlAY0
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November 29th 2013
The Sparkling Holiday Mimosa
Find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1hmCcAC
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December 6 2013
The Winter Sea Breeze! http://bit.ly/1bMkMerNeed a cocktail for an upcoming Christmas party? Have the prettiest drink at your next gathering with this vodka based cocktail.
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December 13th 2013

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

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December 20th 2013
Bubbles and Blizzards
Pinterest truly has some of the most amazing shit, doesn’t it? Some of the prettiest Cocktail Friday recipes come from that site. Like this one for example! The Blizzard and Bubbles. For this recipe, you will add 2 ounces of chilled Hpnotiq to a champagne flute, then top with chilled Champagne.
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December 27, 2013
Whether you like it or not, 2013 is coming to a close. (WHERE IN THE HELL HAS THIS YEAR GONE?) This #cocktail Friday, I’m dishing out a recipe for a champagne punch to bring in the New Year right. Find it here at Elizabeth and Co : http://bit.ly/1kLNdLW
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January 3rd 2014
We’ve had a dusting of snow here on the ESVA, so I went with a snow inspired drink for #Cocktail Friday. The White Out can be found on Nardio.net’a blog. It consists of vanilla vodka, white creme de cacao and hazelnut liqueur. I hate the snow, but I’m thinking I could curl up with one of these.For the recipe and other winter inspired cocktails, check out the blog at http://bit.ly/1gvmb8O
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January 10th 2014
Planning a trip to Vegas? Then you will be able to enjoy The Commonwealth’s ten dollar #cocktail of the month, You Bet Giraffes (I love a cocktail with a catchy name!). If not, then I have the ingredients list so you can enjoy at home.You Bet Giraffes is a mixture of Gin, Crème de Cocoa liqueur, Cocchi Americano and lemon juice. I cannot find an exact measurement, but my experience with gin is two ounces of gin and one ounce of everything else. (And yes, I understand that statement suggests that I’m a gin-a-holic).
*photo from vegasnews.com*
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January 17th 2014

Let’s celebrate #cocktail Friday with a hot toddy!

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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?

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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!

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February 14 2014

Need a #Valentines Day Drink? Here’s a simple#cocktail to enjoy with someone special or all by yourself!

Valentine’s Moscato Float : http://bit.ly/1iVqueI

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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!

http://bit.ly/1l4MFm2

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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!

http://www.creative-culinary.com/a-very-berry-blood-orange-margarita/

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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:
Ingredients

3 ounces Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE
1 ounce tequila
splash of triple sec
fresh-squeezed lime
lime slice, for garnish

Instructions

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.

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