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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
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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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Swampy Floor



Can you tell I have been into layered cocktails and shooters lately?  I just love the way they look, I can't help myself.

Tomorrow will be here before we know it and along with it will come October.  The first of October is the day that we usually start decorating for Halloween around here.  I have to admit.....we already started.  I don't know.......something about how fast this year is flying by makes me want to start everything early before I miss it.  Which is totally fine with me, that way I get to look at our decorations for a longer time.

Today I wanted to make another fun layered Halloween cocktail so I grabbed these three items and started testing out my layers.  I honestly thought that the Midori would float on top of the orange juice......guess I was wrong.  It doesn't matter, I think it still looks cool.  It tastes pretty darn cool too.  I was afraid that I would get a good shot of the vodka right off the top and that it would make me not want to drink the rest.......wrong again.  Sure I tasted it, but it was good!  I got a little mix of some of the stuff underneath it and that first sip went down pretty smooth.  As did the rest of the sips.

I think my creation would be a fun cocktail to serve at a Halloween party.  You could even have a few of these cocktails layered and ready for your guests as they arrive.

Here is my recipe for a Swampy Floor:

  • 1 ounce melon liqueur
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce black vodka
In a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice, pour in the melon liqueur.  Next layer the orange juice on top of that.  Finally layer the black vodka and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to tomorrow starting the last fourth of the year!

Cheers!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ghostly Uprising

I am starting to feel the pressure of the holidays coming on already.  We only have 6 days left of September and then it is a countdown.....oh wait.....it's already been...until Halloween.  Over the weekend our oldest daughter and I went shopping for her witch's costume at our local Halloween store.  Now she has known that she wants to be a witch for Halloween since July, so that part was easy.  There were 4 different costumes for her to choose from and she decided on this one.  The only difference in the one pictured and the one she got was that the purple parts are not velvety on hers.  She chose a broom and necklace and I bought a variety of SUPER sparkly eye shadows for her, her little sister and I to use and we were set!

Phewph.......glad that's over.  Now I will need to figure out decorations and a menu for our party.  I have a fun Halloween Treats board on Pinterest with some ideas I've pinned.  I am always looking for more, so if you are not following me on Pinterest please do so and let me know you did so that I can follow you back.  Let's share some fun Halloween ideas, whether it's food, decorating or just something fun!

Today I created an interesting shooter.  This one tasted pretty good.......except for me trying to swallow down that HUGE hunk of Irish Cream you see in the picture.  After I made it my husband and I decided that we want to try to (and I say "try to" b/c we come up with great ideas.....and then......we have 4 kids.........and well......look we're here and we showed up and we're all dressed........yeay, big accomplishment!!) make a line of these (or something similar) on the bar and as people show up on Halloween, make them shoot one.  Fingers crossed we actually have time to do it.

Here is the recipe for my Ghostly Uprising:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish Cream vanilla cinnamon
  • 1/2 ounce black vodka
  • 1/4-1/2 ounce grenadine
In a shot glass, pour in the peach schnapps.  Next layer the Irish Cream on top.  Then layer the black vodka on top of that.  Now with a straw, drip the grenadine on top until the Irish Cream starts to lower into the peach schnapps.

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to the holidays coming whether we are ready or not!

Cheers!!