Sunday, August 25, 2013

Arnold Palmer Gone Wild

It's a Friday. It's been a long week. It's 5 o'clock somewhere. If there's ever a time for Arnold Palmer to go wild...this would be it.

Arnold Palmer Gone Wild
2 shots limoncello
1 tsp balsamic glaze
club soda

In a shaker filled half way with ice, add the limoncello and balsamic glaze. Shake vigorously (helps relieve the stress and dissolve the balsamic glaze). Strain into a cocktail glass. Finish off with club soda.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year with Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blancs

Happy New to all! I wanted to share a nice French sparkling wine to start off our new year. Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blancs is quite reasonably priced and goes down a treat!

Serve with appetizers and enjoy the bubbles.

After putting aside the champagne flutes, check out these fun little wine glasses.

If you'd like to serve wine with dinner or appetizers you may acquire these from Lolita's Wine glasses.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year filled with good times, good health and love.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Brujas and Peotches Halloween Cocktail

Here's a little something to get you going for Halloween. Tangy and sweet with a hidden bite. Muuaaaahhaaahaaahaaa. Happy Halloween my sweet little peotches. 

Brujas and Peotches Halloween Cocktail

2 shots peach (aka peotch) candy vodka

2 shots orange juice
topped with lemon lime soda

To  make the peach candy vodka, toss a good handful into a sealable glass jar along with about a cup or so of vodka. Let the candy get sauced for about 2 days, shaking the jar 3 times a day. Strain the vodka and you're ready to go.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

360 Double Chocolate Vodka

I missed National Vodka Day. That doesn't mean I don't have anything to share after the fact though.

THIS is a dangerous variety of vodka here.'s so chocolately, so quafable, so smooth that you will have imbibed too much before you realize it. So, there is your warning.

Try it...oh my, by all means do try this particular flavor of 360 Vodka, but take it slowly!

Now let me tell you some interesting facts about the 360 Vodka brand.

It's roughly 40% ABV vodka from the United States and it is filtered with charcoal. It's also a company that is keen on environmental concerns. This vodka is produced by Earth Friendly Bottling Company. Labels are made with 100% post-consumer waste paper and the bottles (which are very pretty) are made with 85% recycled glass (70% post-consumer glass).

Much of this info I gleaned from the 360 website...I was checking out other products. Never hurts to do some online shopping before hitting the stores, right :-)

Here is a belated Happy National Vodka Day post.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cake Batter Martinis for National Vodka Day

It's National Vodka Day!  Why not grab a few girlfriends and get together with a batch of "girly" drinks and a chick-flick and celebrate it style!?
Cake Batter Martinis
source: girlichef

for rimming the glass:
Heavy Cream

for cocktail:
3 oz. Cupcake Vanilla Vodka (or use Cake or Whipped Vodka)
3 oz. Creme de Cacao (white)
2 oz. Amaretto
2 oz. Heavy Cream
1 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur (optional)

Start by rimming your martini glass: Pour a little heavy cream in a saucer. Pour some sprinkles in another saucer. Up-end your glass and dip the rim in the heavy cream. Now dip it in the sprinkles. Turn it right-side-up and shake up your cocktail.

Add some ice to a cocktail shaker. Add all of the ingredients for the martini. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds or until cold.


What are your favorite Vodka drinks?  "Girly" or otherwise...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whiskey Spiked Tipsy Cherries

My son brought home a bottle of whiskey tipsy cherries a while back. Never had tried this brand before and I can say, I would certainly buy this cocktail garnish again. It added a bit of oomph to my Vodka Collins.

Starting at $10 per bottle, these long stemmed, whiskey soaked beauties add color and flavor to my drink. They would be quite tasty on a few scoops of ice cream too.

See, I am greedy……I always take double my share of cherries in my Collins.

From the website:
“For over 40 years Sable & Rosenfeld has created and distributed exceptional gourmet foods. Our wide variety of specialties includes cocktail garnishes, appetizers, condiments, and sauces, many of which are all-natural and kosher. Our proud heritage began in 1970 when the company was co-founded by Myra Sable and former partner, Carol Rosenfeld. Today, the Sable & Rosenfeld team has grown to over 200 dedicated associates supporting production and sales distribution internationally.”

I think I will have two more of the same.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Prickly Pear Margarita

It's one of those drinks that you have to try. Its the name. It's the color. It's the curiosity. And once you've tried it...

It's the love

Prickly Pear Margarita
4 prickly pears, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup water
3 1/2 cups crushed ice
3 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3 oz frozen limeade
6 oz silver tequila
4 1/2 oz triple sec (I used Citronge)
3 TB simple syrup
lime wedges and coarse salt to garnish

Once you have your prickly pears peeled and sliced, put them in your blender along with the 1/4 cup of water....and blend.

Strain into a bowl. You might need to get a spoon and help smoosh the fruit through the strainer. The only thing you want to leave behind are the seeds.
Place crushed ice in the blender. Add the prickly pear puree, lime juice, limeade, tequila, triple sec and simple syrup. Cover and pulse ingredients.
Garnish the rim of your glass with salt. Pour in the margarita. Add a lime wedge and serve

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Drink it Fast or Drink it Slow....

But your lips must touch the toe!

I totally need a severed toe for my bar.

And a crazy north Canadian pirate-like dude.