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

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S'moretini

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Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

The perfect cocktail for your birthday celebrations.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pucker Melon Rita

Pucker Melon Rita
4 shots out of 5


It's spring break here for the kids.  We started off well and now everyone is starting to annoy everyone else.  We do have our good moments though!  Yesterday I took the kids out to Target to get them out of the house and then we went to Arby's for lunch, mmmmm.  Today we had lunch at Red Robin and thankfully the weather has been pretty nice....minus yesterdays rain.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I had just tried my hand at a watermelon margarita with fresh watermelon.....unfortunately my watermelon tasted like rine and.......well......I dumped the attempt.  I unfortunately do not have any watermelon puree so I grabbed my bottle of watermelon pucker, read the recipe on the back and added to it.  I must say that I am very VERY happy with the results!  The initial recipe from the pucker bottle was.....a bit puckerey and sour and absolutely needed my amendment.  I hope to try a watermelon margarita with watermelon puree one day, but for now I will be absolutely happy drinking this one.   

Here is my recipe for a Pucker Melon Rita:

  • 2 oz watermelon pucker
  • 2 oz sweet & sour mix
  • 1 oz silver tequila 
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
Rim your margarita glass with fine sugar.  In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your cocktail into your sugar rimmed glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to being pleasantly surprised!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

Day 243



Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)
5 shots out of 5


**UPDATE~~ We are celebrating a birthday tomorrow......which made me think of this fun cocktail.  Therefore, I wanted to re-share it with you all just in case you had a special birthday to celebrate as well........or just wanted a fun cocktail to drink!  xoxo, Jen**


No it's not anyone's birthday today.  We're not celebrating.  I have simply been wanting to make this cocktail for quite some time now.  I saw a photo of a version of this cocktail on Pinterest a while ago and found it again today.  I followed it to the blog it came from, which led me to the blog they got it from, which led me to the blog they got it from.  The three versions of this cocktail were very similar, but I felt the need to tweek it a little bit and change it's name and decided to make my own "slightly different version".

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I am not, NOT I say a sprinkles fan at all.  I do understand that there are a LOT of you out there who do enjoy sprinkles and to make this cocktail look festive I needed to add sprinkles.  There you go, a sprinkley rimmed cocktail.  Tonight's cocktail tastes QUITE yummy, it reminds me of of birthday cake before it's baked.  This would be a fun cocktail to make for a birthday party.  I would do the rimming of the glass way ahead of time.......cause it's a little time consuming and tricky.

Here is the recipe for a Happy Birthday Tini:

  • 1 1/2 oz cake vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz whipping cream
  • 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • sprinkles
Wet the rim of your martini glass with either water or whipping cream, I used the whipping cream.  On a plate with a good pile of sprinkles, turn the rim of your martini glass through the pile of sprinkles pressing them onto the wet part of the rim of your glass.  Set aside.

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above excluding the sprinkles.  Shake up your mixture well.  Strain it into the middle of your cocktail glass, trying not to pour it on the sprinkle rim.  To get the lines of color effect, sprinkle some sprinkles along the side and as they drop through, they'll leave a streak!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to your next birthday party being a little bit more festive!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Pomegranate Gimlet

Pomegranate Gimlet




First off, Happy Friday!  This week started off s...l...o...w, and then all of the sudden it was Thursday!  That's fantastic!  It was an action packed week, I accomplished a LOT this week between "Spring-ish Cleaning" the house, running errands for me, running errands for my mom and baseball and softball games.........wow, just typing that all out makes me tired.  Yea........it was a long week.  I got to have coffee with a couple Mom-Friends this morning which was super enjoyable.  We "try" to do it a couple times a month.....doesn't always work out, but I super enjoy it when we are able to do it.

OH WAIT..........I didn't tell you yet that our oldest is going to.......PROM!  Yes, prom.  Yes, we are old enough to have a (gasp) Junior in High School.  I know I am going to be a mess tomorrow night as I "try" to take pictures of him and his date.  I am trying to mentally prepare myself for it.....but I don't think that all of the preparation in the world will make me ready for it.

(Pssstt........don't forget to enter in to win a pair of awesome silicone, unbreakable wine glasses here)

We had a couple sprinkles here today, which brought in some clouds and some cold air.  For some reason that made me want to make a cocktail.....hmmm, go figure......it's almost like I look for "any" reason to make a cocktail.  

I bought a little bottle of POM at the store because I honestly haven't in quite some time and thought I was long overdue for a POM cocktail.  I also realized that I haven't used gin in quite a while on my blog either, which made me decide to change both of those INSTANTLY.  Now that I like gin, I was excited to create something new with it.

Here is my recipe for a Pomegranate Gimlet:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
In a shaker, add ice and all 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:



Our weekend is filled with baseball and softball games as well as a prom.  I hope yours is filled with fun and cocktails!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bacchus Break Silicone Wine Glasses Review and Give Away

Bacchus Break

Silicone Wine Glasses




As always, all views and opinions are solely mine.  I was not paid to give this review.

I was contacted by Bacchus Break and asked if I would review their silicone wine glasses.  I checked them out on Amazon and thought they looked neat......as long as they didn't leak, tip easy or make my wine taste like silicone.  

First of all, when the box came I noticed their logo....on it read "Bacchus Break because drunk people drop shit".......um......heck yes they do!!  I thought that was pretty funny, so they scored a point from me before I even opened up the box.  Before you use these flexible wine glasses you are supposed to let them sit out for a day or two (if needed, I didn't need 2 days) to air out so that they can loose their silicone smell.  I will totally admit........I didn't think it would be completely gone.  I was wrong.



I aired them out for a day, then was a little hesitant to sniff them, but when I did I was pleasantly surprised!  They didn't smell AT ALL like silicone........OK, but would I taste it in my wine?



I poured a glass (the glassed I got are flat bottomed which is pretty neat).......hesitated, and then sniffed and took my first sip.  NO SILICONE FLAVOR AT ALL!  I had my husband try a sip or two from the glass too, just to make sure I wasn't missing something.  Nope, he didn't taste anything but wine either.  Amazing!!


I think these stemless silicone wine glasses are pretty amazing.  They're unbreakable wine glasses that aren't terribly easy to tip and don't leak, which are all bonuses!  They're perfect for outdoor gatherings, where dropping a glass on concrete is frowned upon.  They would make a perfect gift for the wine lover who has everything.....except a pair of these!  All in all, I would recommend these wine glasses to anyone.  As a matter of fact, one of you LUCKY readers gets to win a pair of these exact same glasses!  When you receive them, we can cheers each other!!




This contest opens now and is open for 1 week!  Get your entries in and remember you can tweet about it once a day to earn extra entries!!  Once the contest is closed I will announce the randomly selected winner and send them out an email so that Bacchus Break can send them their very own set of silicone wine glasses.  Best of luck to you all!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady






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Friday, March 25, 2016

Tropical Easter

Tropical Easter




Happy Friday!!  I started off the day with my mad dash to drop off one of my girls, drive up the hill (in the snow......uphill both ways.....for dramatic effect), park and walk our youngest girl to school.  Put her in her spot, gave the teacher a Hi-Five and took off back down the hill to pick up our oldest daughters glasses and my phone and hurry back over to her school to get her glasses to her and meet my folks in the MUR (Multi Use Room) for her 1st grade performance of Stone Soup.  OH MY GOODNESS, it was the cutest thing ever!!  The entire 1st grade class was part of the Stone Soup play!  There was singing, and talking and announcing and acting.....I was extremely impressed!  Some of the kids sang solo, and they were REALLY good!!  What a fun way to start the day!

Knowing Easter is on Sunday (but honestly not sure how we got here so quickly) I knew I needed to make a fun cocktail for you all.......you know......to give you options and all.  I have been thinking of my banana liqueur for a while now.....and decided that I needed to make a fun cocktail with it.  I present Tropical Easter, b/c I think Easter should be tropical sometimes.  It's delicious.......I mean it has banana liqueur in it!

I hope all of you that do celebrate Easter have a wonderful time!  We are hosting here (which we do every year) and having my family and my husbands family over.  We always look forward to it!!  For those of you not celebrating, have a fantastic weekend!!

Here is my recipe for Tropical Easter:

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces banana liqueur
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake well and strain so that you get a good froth on the top of your cocktail.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a cocktail of the ingredients:



Here's to the weekend!  May you have amazing weather and delicious cocktails!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



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