White Lady

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

Top 5 Cocktails for your extra tequila

The top 5 cocktails to make with tequila


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, July 22, 2016

National Tequila Day

National Tequila Day

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Tequila and I used to be friends.....good friends at that!  We loved having shots together with friends.  Multiple shots.  Sometimes straight up by themselves.  Sometimes with the lime wedge and the salt on my palm.  One night........all that changed.

One night many many years ago I had more then my fair share of tequila.  I had too much.  That night Jose Cuervo and I broke up.  Friends no more.  I couldn't look his way, I couldn't stand his scent.......IT WAS OVER.

Years later, I was introduced to Señor Patron.  He brought back some bad memories......it took a while......but then I tried him.  He didn't smell like Jose, which was nice because he didn't send me running away with my hand over my mouth.  We had a short romance, but I had to call it quits and let my friends take over and continue on with him.

Now a days I can drink silver tequila in mixed drinks, ONLY.  There will never be another tequila shot in my future......never.  I am fine with that.  We had our years, we had a lot of good times, but that is my past and it will stay there.

Over the years, I have heard a LOT of tequila stories.  Most of them ended badly.  It seems that tequila is involved with most peoples "Worst Night Ever" drinking stories.  I sure know he's guilty in at least one of mine.  Do you have a "Worst Night Ever" drinking story?  I'd love to hear it!

Given that #NationalTequilaDay is right around the corner (July 24th to be exact), I wanted to give you all 21 of my favorite tequila cocktails!  They are all mixed with other ingredients so that no one will have to taste the flavor of it alone.  Here they all are with links for easy access!







These 2 are the Tequila Sunrise and the TMNT Leonardo

There you have it!  21 cocktails to help you celebrate #NationalTequilaDay no matter where you are!  If you still have a good relationship with tequila, go ahead and have yourself a straight shot to two.....just don't ask me to join you!


The Cocktail Lady

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Red, White & Blue Cocktails

Red, White & Blue Cocktails

It is officially July!  I can't believe it!!  July has to be one of my most favorite months ever.  To me July is the month that summer (my favorite season) has officially come and the weather proves it.  Beautiful days in July lead to beautiful nights.  I feel so lucky because my birthday is actually in this amazing month too!  I will be entering my very last year in my 30's in 2 days.  I remember the months and days leading up to my 30th birthday were not too easy for me.  For some reason I did not want to turn 30........it.......kinda scared me.  That was (just about) 9 years ago and I can honestly say, I will enjoy it and embrace my 40th birthday with open arms.

With the 4th of July getting closer and closer I wanted to give you a handful of red, white and blue cocktail that you can choose from.  They are all delicious and between all 9 you can choose between vodka, gin, champagne, different rums and hpnotiq.

Starting with the super delicious red cocktail in the top corner, I give you Cherry Crepe.

Right below that we have my Pomegranate Gimlet.  If you like gimlets, you will LOVE this one!

The third one down is a nice champagne cocktail called Blushing Bride.  Why not celebrate with some champagne!

Back up to the top we go in the white column.  The first cocktail you see is the Piña Colada.  This cocktail is always in season and always fantastic!

Right below that is a nice light gin cocktail called White Lady.  It's simple yet refreshing.

Last, but certainly not least on our list of white cocktails is the Chi Chi.  3 simple ingredients that go extremely well together!

The final row in this post are the blue cocktails.  First up is the Blue Breeze.  It is a lighter cocktail with a fun blue color.

Moving down the line is the Blue Hawaiian.  I still remember the day I first made this cocktail......I fell in love with it.  This cocktail makes me think for a moment that I am sitting on a beach while enjoying it.

Finally the last blue cocktail I have for you is my Blueberry Daiquiri.  Oh my goodness this one was good!  So good in fact that I might need to make a batch of them really really soon!

There you have it.  9 cocktails for you to choose from.  All of them are good and patriotic in color!  Whether you choose a red, white or blue cocktail, I wish you all a fantastic 4th of July!


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, June 27, 2016

Patriotic Cocktails for the 4th of July

Patriotic Cocktails
For The 4th Of July

This past weekend was amazing!  We had our family reunion which brought family in from all over the states.  My grandma is 1 of 9 children, so you can only image the amount of people we can get at these reunions.  The weather was perfect which brought us all to the pool for a great time.  There was laughing, singing, dancing and LOTS and LOTS of drinking!  Our family is kind of known for the way we can put back a few so as you can imaging the laughing, singing and dancing only got better at the days went by.

The weather this past weekend reminds me of how hot it gets for the 4th of July.  With that holiday just around the corner, I wanted to share with you some of my Patriotic Cocktail I've made over the years.

This shooter I made 4 years ago!  It's kind of amazing to think that I have been blogging for over 4 years.  Crazy actually!  Here is my Red White & Blue Shooter.

I initially made this fun cocktail 4 years ago, but felt the need to share it with you all again not too long ago.  This one is called Red White & Hpnotiq Blue Martini.  Just looking at the picture now makes me want to go out and buy a bottle of Hpnotiq,mmmmm.

This next shooter I made 3 years ago.  When I think of home cooking and America, I think of my grandma's apple pies.  This Apple Pie shooter is very delicious and simple to make.

Next up is a milkshake I made 3 years ago.  This one I call Memorial Milkshake.  It is the perfect cocktail to make on a nice hot day.

This fun cocktail I also made 3 years ago.  When I initially was trying to make this cocktail I was completely going for a blue cocktail.  Apparently that didn't go too well and it turned out purple, but hey, purples a great color too!  Here is my Purple Independence.

Onto another fun layered cocktail that I made 2 years ago.  This cocktail, Patriotic Celebration, was fun to make and equally fun to look at.  It's was quite tasty and very patriotic looking.

Remembrance is a very refreshing cocktail.  I also created this cocktail 2 years ago.  Although you can not see the different colors of ingredients in this cocktail, I can tell you that I do have red, white and blue all mixed up inside.

Finally the last cocktail is one that I made last week!  With summer weather beginning to hang around more often then not lately, I had decided to create something with watermelon puree.  This is my American Watermelon Daiquiri.

Those are the fun, delicious and tasty Patriotic Cocktails that I have made over the past 4 years.  Do you have any favorite Patriotic Cocktails that you like to enjoy?  I'd love to hear about them!


The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

American Watermelon Daiquiri

American Watermelon Daiquiri

Patriotic, American, Cocktail

So many exciting things happening around here!  This weekend we are having a Family Reunion which I am super excited about.  My grandma (yes the one who turned 100, you can see her pic on my Chocolate Whipped Cherry post) is one of 9.  All remaining 5 will be in attendance at this reunion, which I think is awesome!  Our family is all over the U.S.A., so the cousins take turns putting the whole thing together which is a great way to see a lot of different states.

My grandma will be the oldest one there and I know a couple of my cousins have recently had little ones, so the youngest (if I am getting this right) will only be a few months old.  What an amazing range of ages, right?!  We get together and do this once every 3 years, so it will be an absolute BLAST hanging out with the whole family this weekend.

I've been seeing Patriotic stuff ALL OVER Pinterest lately, which is also very exciting!  I love, love, love the 4th of July!  I have been pinning some fun stuff if you want to check it out.  I have my "My Patriotic Cocktail & Shooters" board, my "Patriotic Yummies" board as well as my "Patriotic Crafts" board.  They all have some AWESOME stuff in them and I can guarantee you that I will be pinning more!

Watermelon always reminds me of summertime.  Although I do not like to eat watermelon, I DO like this watermelon puree I recently purchased by Finest Call.  Pretty darn delicious if you ask me!

It was suuuuper fun to pull out the blender today to whip this cocktail up.  It's been a long time since I last had make a blended cocktail, I almost forgot how much fun it was.  Oh and if you're wondering, tonight's cocktail is "Husband Approved"!

Here is my recipe for an American Watermelon Daiquiri:

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American Watermelon Daiquiri
  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 4 ounces watermelon puree
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
In a blender, add ice and all of the ingredients above. Purify until the ice is blended in well.

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is to getting all of my errands completed and projects done for my family reunion!  I'll tell you, if I have too many of these cocktails.........I won't get ANYTHING done!


The Cocktail Lady

Monday, June 20, 2016

Red, White & Hpnotiq Blue Martini

Day 140

Red, White & Hpnotiq Blue Martini
4.5 shots out of 5

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**This posts pictures have been updated & I wanted to share this amazing recipe with you all again too!**

Happy Fourth of July!  A day to celebrate our Independence and wear, eat and drink Red, White & Blue!  I have to say that I was excited when I found this cocktail online at the barnonedrinks website!  I haven't had Hpnotiq is quite a few years and was excited to try it again.  I was given a bottle by one of my husbands Best Men at our wedding and have liked it ever since.......but that was some years ago.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  This is a very yummy cocktail!  The citrus vodka blends very well with the Hpnotiq and sprite to give it a yummy citrusey flavor that goes down pretty smooth.  This is a perfect way to celebrate the 4th surrounded by family, friends and cocktails!  I hope you find a patriotic cocktail in color or name......or just a cocktail to celebrate our national holiday with today!

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Here is the recipe for a Red, White & Hpnotiq Blue Martini:


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Red, White & Hpnotiq Blue Martini
  • 2 ounces Hpnotiq
  • 1 ounce citrus vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
In a shaker add ice, Hpnotic, citrus vodka and sprite. Shake it up well and strain it into a martini glass. Pour your grenadine down the middle of your glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Cheers to you Ed!  Thank You for introducing me to Hpnotiq on our camping trip all those years ago.  I think you would have liked this cocktail.

The Cocktail Lady