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S'moretini

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Red Velvet Cake

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Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

The perfect cocktail for your birthday celebrations.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

RIPE Bar Juice Review & Give Away

RIPE Bar Juice Review & Give Away



Somehow an entire month has gone by since I have posted last.  Somehow I survived the past month.....somehow.  Between our 4 Christmas parties, our Masquerade New Years Eve party, our good friends 40th "Prom Style" birthday party, our oldest's 16th (gasp.....I said 16th didn't I?) birthday and all of his basketball......somehow we made it!  I thought January was going to go slow and allow us to ease into the new year.....WRONG!!  Oh well, such is life.  Tonight we are going to celebrate my grandma's 99th birthday at her favorite Mexican restaurant, so that will be fun!

I was contacted by RIPE Bar Juice and asked if I would like to try their juices.  I agreed and they 2-day mailed me this variety of 6 different flavored juices.......in a shipping cooler!  RIPE Bar Juices need to stay refrigerated and I will tell you they were nice and cool when I received them!  Once I took them out of their box, I put them right into the fridge.


I decided to tell you about the Bajan Punch and Classic Cosmopolitan for this review.




I tried both of these juices on their own before I mixed them up with alcohol.  They were both quite flavorful.  They would be great to drink in a glass with ice all on their own as well. 

 My first cocktail I mixed up was the Bajan Punch.  This recipe is right on the side of the bottle.


This cocktail was SUPER easy to make.  Two ingredients, that's it!  I mixed 2 ounces of gold rum and 4 ounces of Bajan Punch.  Shook them in a shaker and strained them into a cocktail glass filled with ice.  Easy to make and a nice light refreshing taste.  Neither the rum, not the juice was overpowering.  I think I might make another one and do a 1:1 ratio to see how that tastes.

The second cocktail I made was a Cosmopolitan.  This recipe is right on the side of the bottle too.


Just like the Bajan Punch, this cocktail was super easy to make as well.  I mixed 1 ounce of vodka and 2 ounces of the Cosmopolitan juice.  Shook and strained my cocktail into a martini glass.  Just that simple.  Just like the Bajan Punch this cocktail had a nice light refreshing taste to it as well.

All in all, I like the RIPE Bar Juices!  I am looking forward to trying more creations with them all.  Stay tuned see what I make!  It's neat that they make happy hour that much easier!  Not a whole lot of mixing required.  Just a few ingredients and you are ready to enjoy a nice cocktail. 

Here is a link to the RIPE website if you are interested in checking them out.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa's Kiss

Santa's Kiss

I am completely convinced that we lost 3 months this year.  They didn't happen.....they could not have happened, because Christmas can NOT be in 3 days.  It just can't.......can it?

Once Halloween hit this house it feels like the hands of time went 3x's faster then normal, skipping every other hour.  Somehow Thanksgiving was here and gone and now Christmas is about to do the same thing.  I'm embarrassed to say.....this is my first Christmas cocktail of the season.

Knowing this was my first (and hopefully not only), I knew I needed to make it AMAZING!  Mission accomplished!  I had a good friend over and we were talking cocktails (surprising, I know).  She mentioned lemon drop, I said I have a recipe for that (another surprise, right?).  We wanted to create something with a little bit more then a regular lemon drop.  I said Chambord, she said X-Rated Fusion and then this beauty was born!

You are going to love it!  It tastes so delicious.  The lemon juice, Chambord and X-Rated Fusion go beautifully together it's almost a crime!  I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.  Let me know if you try any new cocktails over the holidays.  Make sure you get the recipes so I can try them too!

Here is my recipe for a Santa's Kiss:

  • 2 ounces whipped vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce Chambord
  • 1/2 ounce X-Rated Fusion
  • superfine sugar for rimming
Rim a martini glass with superfine sugar.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above, except the sugar.  Shake and strain into sugar rimmed martini glass.  Sit back and enjoy this amazing cocktail.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:




I hope you are able to spend time with your family and friends during the holiday season.  Be safe and happy!


The Cocktail Lady

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

SIA Scotch Whisky Review and Recipe

SIA Scotch Whisky Review and Recipe





I was contacted by Carin, the owner and founder of SIA Scotch Whisky.  She has created a whisky that she is very excited about and wanted to share it with me.  I was sent the sample of SIA Scotch Whisky you see in the photo above to try and create a new fun cocktail with.  



Carin is a female entrepreneur who is based in San Franciso.  I thought that was pretty cool given the fact that we live not too far from there ourselves.  I'm impressed that she took her love of Scotch and decided to do something with it, bravo to you Carin!

SIA Scotch Whisky is a nice smooth blend.  My mission was to mix it up with a few ingredients that would compliment some of the flavors that are found inside the Scotch Whisky.  Mission Accomplished!!  This whisky combined perfectly with the ingredients I chose, and I have to say I really like this cocktail.  I am not much of a Scotch Whisky drinker, but I could definitely see myself ordering this cocktail at one of the many bars, or restaurants SIA is served at.  



I am impressed with what Carin has accomplished as well as her whisky.  If you have any Scotch Whisky drinkers in the family, or even friends that enjoy it, I would recommend that you give SIA a try.  I think you just might like it!

Here is a link to the full list of the bars and restaurants, as well as stores that carry SIA Scotch Whisky.  Visit their webiste here to find out more!

Here is my recipe for a Whisky Sour Surprise:

  • 1 ounce SIA Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 1/4 ounce Elderflower Liqueur
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a sugar rimmed short cocktail glass.

Thank You Carin for the sample of your delicious SIA Scotch Whisky!  I wish you all the best!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Jello Shots

Halloween Jello Shots



It is the day before Halloween and I honestly thought that I would not have time to do a post today!  Yeay, here I am....posting!  These last two weeks have been insane crazy super busy.  I am kinda of surprised that I survived it all.  First off, my stomach has been in knots with excitement and anxiety for the past few weeks as we've watched our San Francisco Giants go from the Wild Card Game all the way to winning The World Series!  What an emotional roller coaster that was!  As much as I love watching our Giants play, I'm so glad that's all over!

Halloween being on a Friday gives us all that cushion that we haven't had in quite a few years.  Now we don't have to get the kids to bed at a reasonable hour because of school the next day!  We can all hang out, have friends over and enjoy the holiday.  In celebration of that I decided to make some Jello Shots.

One of my very best friends is our Jello Shot lady.  She makes the best vodka jello shots ever and we all count on her to make them.  I decided that I wanted to try my hand at it, so I created 3 (yes you all get 3 recipes for the price of one today!) different recipes for Jello Shots.

Here are my recipes for these 3 jello shots:


Fire Orange Cider

  • 6 ounce package orange flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup boiling apple cider
  • 10 ounces chilled Fireball Whisky
  • 6 ounces cold apple cider
  • 2 ounce plastic containers with lid (you'll need 24-26)



Margarita

  • 6 ounce package lime flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 8 ounces chilled tequila
  • 8 ounces margarita mix
  • 2 ounce plastic containers with lid (you'll need 24-26)



Coconut Grape

  • 6 ounce package grape flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 10 ounces chilled coconut rum
  • 6 ounces cold water
  • 2 ounce plastic containers with lid (you'll need 24-26)



All preparation is the same.  Pour gelatin package into a medium sized bowl and add boiling liquid/s.  Stir for 2 minutes (like it says on the box) until the gelatin is dissolved.  Next add your chilled/cold liquid ingredients and stir.  





Pour the mixture into 2 ounce containers and seal with lid.  Stack in the fridge for 4 hours or until firm.  I suggest leaving it in the fridge for a day so that all of the flavors are even better.




I hope you all have a Happy Halloween and a wonderful weekend!  We have a very busy weekend ahead of us, so these jello shots will REALLY come in handy!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mucky Slide

Mucky Slide



Hi.....remember me?  Has it REALLY been almost 3 (gasp) weeks since my last post?  It has....oh my....I am soo sorry.  I had every intention to post last week.....then our oldest girl got a fever.  Then another week went by and here I am!

I wanted to give you all another fun Halloween cocktail to try.  I (of course) had to use my black vodka in this one....can you tell I'm loving this vodka?  This cocktail has a few delicious ingredients inside which make it an amazing cocktail!  I have to admit......I haven't eaten as much as I should have today so I am a bit tipsy really feeling this cocktail.  I have a couple friends coming over tonight, we will be working on one of their birthday invitations and I will be showing them how to put on Jamberry nails.  Yea......I think that's why I have been not posting recently as well.  I recently became an Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails and .....Oh Em Gee........I love it!  If you have never tried these nail wraps, please let me know and I WILL send you out a sample to try.  I joined because of how wonderful the company and fellow consultants are.  It's like a family and it is NOT one of those companies where they want your money and give you no support or help what so ever.  (OK I need to stop b/c I can, and will, go on and on and on and on about them).  Instead of my talking your ear off about them, please check out my site, tell me what you think.  Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like me to send you a sample!   Here is a link to my site check it out here. Onto the cocktail.

I think I will be making this cocktail for my friends who are coming over tonight, because I sure know that I want another one!  Here it is, another Cocktail Lady Invention!

Here is the recipe for a Mucky Slide:

  • 1 ounce black vodka
  • 1 ounce vanilla cinnamon Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 ounce whipping cream
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a martinin glass and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the final result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to another delicious Halloween cocktail!

Cheers!!


The Cocktail Lady


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