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Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jellyfish (shooter)

Is this week over yet?  Is it Friday yet?  Wait........I'm not ready for the weekend yet, so it can't be here already....I just REALLY need this week to be over already.  Needless to say these past 3 days have been....crazy.

Last Friday our oldest took his test at the DMV to get his permit.  Passed!!  Yesterday he had his first official "behind the wheel" instruction.  Now that his first 2 hours are done, he can now drive with a licensed driver 35 or older!  So today....he and I took our first drive.  He "very willingly" drove me to Target, he did great!  We are slowly working towards those 50 hours of driving he and I (or my husband, my folks, his aunts/uncles) have to complete, yeay!!

I wanted to make a fun shooter today so I searched online.  I found the same recipe for a Jellyfish shooter over and over again, so I thought I'd give it a try.  It's a fun shooter to make and a nice quick one to drink.  I have made one similar in the past, Brain Hemorrhage, which was really good.  This one was easier to get down because there wasn't as much of the "hanging baileys" in the middle as there was in the Brain Hemorrhage.  All in all it was a pretty yummy shooter.

Here is the recipe for a Jellyfish:

  • 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce Irish Cream liqueur
  • 4 drops grenadine
In a shot glass, pour in the first two ingredients.  Next layer the Irish Cream on top of them.  With a straw drip 4 drops of grenadine in the middle.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to another fun shooter!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Banana Slip

I need to say that I can NOT believe how long it's been since my last post.  These past 2 weeks have been absolutely insane.......I'm surprised I haven't have more cocktails.  We celebrated my birthday with some friends on Saturday, which was a total blast!  Had a few margaritas, a few shots of Fireball (by itself......no mixing needed) and a couple beers.  Yea.......it was a good night!

I haven't done a layered shooter in a while, so a I thought I'd do one.  I found a few online that look "interesting" so be ready!  I also was told of a Fireball cocktail a reader of mine makes at her house (which I'm totally going to try), as well as another shooter Fireball posted on Facebook not too long ago.  Needless to say, I've got some cocktails on the way.

This shooter is OK.  It doesn't scream "I'm the best shooter in the world".......yet it's not the worst.  The equal amounts of both liqueurs seem to sort of cancel each other out, so this shooter doesn't taste like either one too much......just a blend of both.  It was worth trying, since I love creme de banana, but I won't be trying it again.

Here is the recipe for a Banana Slip:

  • 3/4 ounce creme de banana
  • 3/4 ounce Irish Cream
In a shot glass, pour in your creme de banana.  Next over the back of a spoon, layer the Irish Cream on top.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to getting back to making cocktails after a couple of crazy weeks!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sapphire Alpine

Happy Wednesday!  In case you were wondering.......tomorrow's my birthday!  Thrillsville.  Ha, no I meant yeay it's my birthday tomorrow, but you know.....once you have kids (or at least for me) you kind of really don't care a whole lot about your birthday.  I honestly don't know it's coming until the kids get wind of it, and then they talk about it over and over and over.  Then I realize....Dang it's been another year, hasn't it?

We have 2 days left until the 4th of July!  We all love that holiday around here.  If you need to be inspired with more Red, White & Blue things for the 4th, here are my Pinterest boards for you to take a look at: My Patriotic Cocktails & Shooters, Patriotic Yummies and Patriotic Crafts.

Sticking with the gin theme, I wanted to find a blue cocktail to make as the 4th approaches.  I found this cocktail at about.com.  Well I'll tell you.....it's blue for sure.....I even have some blue under a couple of my nails.  This cocktail kinda.......tingles/burns the back of my throat (how's that for honesty).  It's flavor is...OK, I do taste all of the ingredients...but I have to say that these three ingredients have been in better cocktails.  Well, like I said.....it's blue for sure!

Here is the recipe for a Sapphire Alpine:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
In a shaker, add ice and all three of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to everyone having a wonderful Fourth of July!  I hope you have time to celebrate and maybe even see some fireworks!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cranberry Gimlet

Thank You to Bombay Sapphire Gin for sponsoring this post

Happy Monday!  Today is officially the very last day of June, which means at midnight this year is officially half over.  Would you hate me if I told you that I have already started my Christmas shopping?  You know.....I need to start it early and do a little every month, that way we spread out the costs for all of the presents.  Otherwise we are stuck with a very scary bill in December.

I was sent a link to a video of a competition that Bombay Sapphire holds every year for 3 years running now.  The competition is called "The World's Most Imaginative Bartender".  So the imaginative part got me wondering......what kind of ingredients are they using?  I have only seen the winners recipe and based on one of his ingredients......I can only imagine what the other contenders used.  The winner created a cocktail he called "Paper Anniversary" and the ingredients were Bombay Sapphire, Homemade paper syrup and Salt solution.  Now that's pretty imaginative!  What a fun competition!  The fact that the had finalist from all different countries was pretty darn cool I thought!

Here is a look at the video if you wanted to take a look at the final contestants:





OK, so I got inspired!  Well not inspired enough to create my own ingredients, but enough to create a new cocktail.  In the past I have done a Gin Gimlet and a Raspberry Gimlet and have really enjoyed them!  That's why I wanted to create a different Gimlet with an ingredients that I know I like.  This cocktail is really good!  It's actually....almost gone now!

Here is my recipe for a Cranberry Gimlet:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry cocktail juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
In a shaker, add  ice and the three ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martini glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to wishful thinking that maybe one day I'll be The Most Imaginative Bartender of the Year!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dingo

Just finished watch the end of the Giants game and am happy to say that Timmy just pitched a No-Hitter!  Unfortunately he got a huge container of powerade dumped on him (that's not the unfortunate part) and the top of the container seems to have knocked him in the back of his head.  After the second container was dumped on him, he ran downstairs into the locker room.  Gosh I hope he's OK.  Poor guy.

I have had my eye on this cocktail for quite some time.  About a week or so ago I was going to make it and then opened up my fridge and notices that I didn't have any OJ left.  Love it when the kids finish stuff and don't tell me about it.....

I found this cocktail over at Hampton Roads Happy Hour.  This cocktail is pretty good.  I have used Southern Comfort in two other cocktails so far.  The first was the Funky Cold Medina.....wasn't a huge fan of that one.  Then I tried it in the cocktail White Christmas, HUGE success!  My husband and I loved it as well as just about all of our friends and family.  Today was time to give So Co another shot (sure there was a little bit of pun there, I'll admit it).  The So Co definitely gave this cocktail a different flavor then I'm used to.  My first sip threw me so I had to take a couple more to really get the taste for it.  It's pretty good.  Not a favorite, or go to cocktail for me, but pretty good.  I'm thinking that if you are a So Co fan, you might just like this one.

Here is the recipe for a Dingo:

  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce Southern Comfort
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce sweet & sour mix
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients except for the grenadine.  Shake well and dump everything into a margarita glass.  Pour the grenadine down the side of the glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to a fun cocktail of different colors!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady