White Lady

A nice, smooth, delicious cocktail that is easy to make.

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The top 5 cocktails to make with tequila

S'moretini

Now you don't need a campfire to enjoy a delicious smore.

Red Velvet Cake

Why can't you have your cake and eat it too?

Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

The perfect cocktail for your birthday celebrations.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Husky Vodka

I received a bottle of Husky Vodka in the mail the other day.  I will admit that I have never heard of it until now.  



I opened up the package and thought, what a cool bottle with that paw print on the front.  


I poured a little into a glass and took a sip.  I will admit that this vodka did go down pretty smooth.  When I have tasted straight vodkas in the past a lot of them force me to cringe and make "that face".  Husky vodka did not.  I think this vodka is good and would make some pretty good cocktails.

Another thing I like about this bottle is that once you open the top, it has a plastic insert inside the tip that allows you to pour your vodka at a slower pace instead of completely over pouring when you are measuring.  Oh and I love the paw print on the top too.


I was also sent some information on the vodka.  Did you know that Husky Vodka donated $1 from each and every bottle that is sold to local dog rescue shelters?  I think that's pretty cool!  What they're doing is helping these dogs get what they need (food, shelter, medical care) until they are found loving homes.  Nice work Husky!

All in all I am impressed with the flavor, look and what the people at Husky are doing for dogs at dog shelters.


If you want to check them out for yourself, here are a few links.



Thank You Husky Vodka for sending me a bottle of your vodka!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady






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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Margarita

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Our oldest is back to school as his spring break was last week, which means baseball practices and games are in full swing!  Next week starts our second oldest's spring break.  The nice thing about the elementary and middle schools here is that for spring break they (lately) have been getting the week before and the day after Easter off.  Nice!

Today I was online searching for some yummy looking Easter (the word Easter can be typed solely with your left hand) (you totally just tried it didn't ya?) cocktail recipes......and kinda struck out.  Knowing I wanted to make something new for you all, I decided to just close my browser window and create something all of my own.

I have not yet heard of an Easter cocktail with tequila in it, so I decided.....let me be the first (or at least in my world.....I'm sure there are some out there)!  This cocktail is......um, really good!  If you have a crowd on Easter that enjoys tequila......or even if just  you enjoy tequila, this is the cocktail to make.  The juices go quite well with the tequila and the sweet & sour mix adds that perfect finishing touch to your margarita, yum!

Here is my recipe for an Easter Margarita:

  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry cocktail juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Stir it up well and dump everything into your cocktail glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here is to yet another choice to make on Easter.  To margarita or not to margarita, THAT is the question!

P.S. Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop!!  Use my 5% off discount code JPD5OFF now through the 15th!!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JPDesigned

Cheers!!


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spiked Caramel Egg

Last day of March........wait.......What?!?!  And there goes a fourth of the year.  Should I start planning our New Years party already?  Sheesh.  These weeks are fly-ing by I tell you.  This leaves me with 21 days until we host our annual Easter Dinner.  These 21 days are going to be here before I know it......better start preparing now.

This week our "high schooler" (still in shock that his freshman year will be over come the end of May) has Spring Break.  Then in a few couple weeks our 4th grader will have his.  It was nice when they were on the same schedule....oh well.  Our high school Spring break is consisting of 3 (wait 2 now that today's got postponed due to rain) baseball games and a bunch of practices.  This Saturday I will FINALLY be seeing the movie Divergent!  I am suuuuper excited because I read the books a while back and LOVED them.  OK, wait, I haven't read the third book yet as it came out more recently.  Anyway, dinner and a movie with some of my friends is gonna be great.

I have had this Cadbury Caramel Egg on my counter for a while now and finally had time today to create a cocktail for it.  This marks my second cocktail for Easter/Springtime this year, I still plan on making more, so stay tuned!

On a different note.......I OPENED AN ETSY SHOP!  Sorry, didn't mean to yell, but I'm just soooo excited!!  Being The Cocktail Lady, what better item is there for me to sell but cocktail/wine/beer charms?  I am also selling some photos I have taken.  As of right now I have my wine/cocktail charms that I have made up there in my shop, but am in the process of making beer charms as well.  Those will be up soon.  What was that?  Oh, you are curious about my skills?  Well wait no longer, here is my Etsy shop!!  I hope you like what you see!  I am having a fun time creating these and have more ideas on the way.  

Here is my recipe for a Spiked Caramel Egg:

  • 1 1/2 ounces caramel vodka
  • 1 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce milk
  • 1/2 ounce Irish Cream
  • caramel sauce
I swirled caramel sauce in my martini glass and quickly stuck in the in freezer to make it (more or less) stay in place.

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above, except your caramel sauce.  Shake and strain it into your chilled, caramel swirled martini glass and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Happy last day of March!  Hope it's warm where you are.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creamy Spring Peep

Since we had way too many things going on before St. Patrick's Day, as well as our youngest getting sick for a week, I decided to get an early start on my Easter cocktails.  I went to the store the other day and bought a pack of Peeps, a regular Cadbury Egg and a Caramel Cadbury Egg.  I figured I'd get some inspiration out of these three springtime treats.

I created today's cocktail and took it outside......in the front of our house......to take it's picture.  We live on a sort of popular street where you will get cars driving up and down it at anytime of the day.  Let me tell you how amazingly non-lushy I felt as I brought my cocktail out for the whole neighborhood to see.....in the early afternoon.  I'm sure my neighbors either thought, "Hey, she must be The Cocktail Lady" (yea right, wishful thinking), "Is she crazy?  Who takes pictures of their cocktails and alcohol bottles in their front yard?"  or "Uh.......she must really like cocktails!  Quick, lock the doors."

Either way, I got it done and now I get to tell all of you about it!  I realized as I was creating this cocktail that I don't have very many cocktails with marshmallow vodka mixed in them.....so here is one to add to my small collection.  I really like the combination of these ingredients together.  You get a little bite from the vodka, but in a really good way.  When you're done, you get to eat your peep......or dip him in as you drink.

Here is my recipe for a Creamy Spring Peep:

  • 1 1/2 ounces marshmallow vodka
  • 1 ounces Baileys
  • 1/2 ounce milk
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
You can rim your cocktail glass with bright spring colored sprinkles like I did if you would like.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients.  Shake and dump your mixture into your cocktail glass.  Garnish with a peep of your choice!


Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to getting an early start at......anything really.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Round Up

Tomorrow is the day!  The day I decide to either make one of these 6 St. Patrick's Day cocktails.....or to just pour a lighter beer into one of our beer glasses and put a few drops of green food coloring in it and call it a day.  Decisions, decisions.  Either way, I'm glad today is the day.  Ever since I told you all that I will be slow cooking my corned beef.....it's kind of all I can think about.  Plus the fact that I can now smell it cooking....yummmm.

What are you all cooking, eating, drinking today?  Are you going to choose one of these 6 cocktails below?  Will you go an entirely different way?  Do you even care?  Ha, no worries if you don't........today just gives me an extra reason to have a cocktail or a beer (like I need one, right?).

Whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you all have a great day and evening.  I know we will.  Any day spent with family is a great day!

Here is my St. Patrick's Day Round Up:




Where ever you are, what ever you are drinking, have a wonderful Monday!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady