Red, White & Blue “Cocktail Of The Month”

Today is cocktail day!The things I do for my readers! (Thank you!!) In planning for our July 4th party I came across this cranberry martini recipe that uses Pop Rocks for the garnish around the rim. What a fun idea ~ fireworks in your mouth! Boston Pops Martini Lime WedgePackage of Cherry Pop Rocks Candy2 1/2 oz. Cranberry Vodka1/2 oz. Blue CuracaoSplash of Lemon-Lime Soda Take the lime wedge or Rose’s Lime Juice and run it around the glass rim…. [Read More]

The Perfect Mint Julep

Recipe courtesy of Henry Watterson, a newspaper man from Kentucky ~ “Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form upon it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them. Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away and drink the whiskey.” Or… Mint Julep Recipe: 1.Freeze your glass or metal mug well… [Read More]

Cocktail of The Month – “Pink Squirrel Martini”

This month I was looking for a classic cocktail that might have been popular in the 50’s and 60’s so of course I went to THE source ~ The Official Mad Men Site. No point to Google or Wiki it when there is an bona fide reason to look at Jon Hamm. Seriously. They have a great page for classic cocktails. Oh darn. Did that link take you to Don Drapper? You’re welcome. Here is the real page. 🙂 I… [Read More]

Bailey’s Irish Coffee Martini

Top o’ The Morning To You! Some misinformed souls might think they can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because they don’t have an ounce o’ Irish blood in them. Wrong! After a couple of these Irish Coffee Martinis you’ll be Irish o’ Plenty. Just make sure it’s under .08% and you give the keys to someone else ‘cuz spending the night in the Paddy Wagon is not Irish! From Baileys ~ Baileys Irish Coffee Martini 3 1/2 oz. Baileys Irish cream… [Read More]

Cocktail(s) of The Month – February

A classic way to begin the evening is with champagne perhaps with a blush of Pom liqueur or Cassis with two raspberries swimming in the bottom of the glass or try something different. A Valentine Aperitif ~ A Touch of Venus Refreshing, light, would also look nice with a strawberry on the rim. Ingredients: 3 oz. dry white wine 1 oz. Limoncello (sweet lemon liqueur, I keep it in the freezer-yum!) 1/2 tsp. amaretto 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice Lemon… [Read More]

December Cocktails Of The Month The Santa Hat

Santa Hat Cocktail

  This month’s cocktail is all about this…   No, not my attempt of an artsy shot by putting my antique duck decoy in our evergreen pear tree pretending it’s a partridge but “The Santa Hat.”   This is the cocktail we are going to make.   The cocktail needs to be a deep pink or red. I have chosen 3. 2 rum based and 1 vodka based. “Oh, yum!”   Let’s make the Santa’s Hat part first since it… [Read More]

Happy Halloween!

A girl’s got to accessorize!(from Avanti Cards) I’m flying away on my broom for the weekend so I wanted to leave you with a little treat for your Halloween party. Milky Way Martini1 1/2 oz. Starbucks Cream Liqueur 1 oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka1/2 oz. cream Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well blended, then strain into a chilled martini glass. A special trick I do for a Halloween cocktail is to give it a… [Read More]

Tailgate Cocktails!

Last week I wrote a post on tailgating and I loved reading your experiences! Please send more comments of what you do to make game day special even if you are watching from home. They are so much fun to read and I love having you share! 🙂 Can you believe it’s October tomorrow?To honor our fall weather I have chosen warm drinks that you could make ahead and put in a thermos and bring along. I hope you find… [Read More]

“The Lush.”

This is a primo martini.It’s called The Lush and I had it last weekend.So yummy!Very simple: Raspberry VodkaTuaca I asked the bartender for something similar to a Cosmo and this is what he recommended. I hadn’t heard of Tuaca but it was gooood! The bartender described it as a caramel colored vanilla based liqueur. I had never tasted either ingredients before so I was game. It was made in front of me so I can only tell you amounts by… [Read More]

Let The Games Begin…

The invitation was sent via a quick smile.The RSVP? A witty double entendre.You’re shaken. He’s stirred.Cheers! The Flirtini1 oz. vodka1 oz. champagne1/2 oz. pineapple juice1/2 oz. cranberry juicemaraschino cherry and an umbrella for garnish Combine vodka, pineapple juice, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ice in a shaker.Shake and strain into a fabulous stemmed glass.Top with 1 oz. of champagne, cherry and of course, an umbrella.