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

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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Razzy Peach Chill

Day 75


Razzy Peach Chill
4 shots out of 5


Felt like pulling out the blender again and having another blended cocktail.  Since I only have my 4 purees so far, I thought I'd try to blend a couple of them together and make a new flavor.  I call it Razzy Peach Chill!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  It's a pretty good one.  Raspberry and Peach are a pretty good match and I'm enjoying drinking this cocktail.    I like raspberry flavor in my cocktails in general, so I figured adding raspberry and peach might be good.  (Side note: Raspberry margaritas are the flavor that I usually order because it  cuts out that tequila taste quite well.)  I do need to get some more flavors of purees though so that I can experiment more.  I know they have a strawberry one......but I'm hoping they have some different flavors out there that I haven't seen yet.

Here is the recipe for the Razzy Peach Chill:

  • 1 1/2 shots rum
  • 1 1/2 shot peach puree
  • 1/2 shot raspberry puree
  • 1/2 shot peach schnapps
  • 1/2 shot sweet & sour mix
In a blender add a cup of ice, rum, peach puree, raspberry puree, peach schnapps and sweet & sour mix.  Blend up your ingredients until all of the ice is gone, you don't want your cocktail crunchy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to the word Razzy!  I just really like that word and felt like incorporating it in the name of tonight's cocktail!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Parrot Perch

Day 74

Parrot Perch
3.5 shots out of 5


Where did the weekend go?  I swear it just began.  Back to the routine tomorrow.  Weekend's just about over which makes it a perfect time for a cocktail!  Parrot Perch is what is on the menu for tonight's cocktail.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This is a pretty good cocktail.  It isn't strong in the banana department like some of my other cocktails have been, but I can definitely taste the difference when I use an actual banana instead of just the banana liqueur (I like the liqueur better).  It's a nice cocktail.  If you were offering me another one I'd take it, but I don't think I'd order it at a bar.  I'd want something else with a little bit more flavor.  That being said, I'm glad I tried it.

Here is the recipe for Parrot Perch:

  • 1 1/2 shots coconut rum
  • 1/2 shot triple sec
  • 1 small banana (I used a little more then 1/2 of a large banana)
  • 3 shots orange juice
  • 1 shot banana liqueur
In a blender add 1 cup ice, rum, triple sec, banana, orange juice and banana liqueur.  Blend until all of the ice is gone and as is the banana.  Pour and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to finally trying an actual banana in one of my cocktails instead of just the liqueur!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Banana Mango Delight

Day 73


Banana Mango Delight
5 shots out of 5


It's no secret........I like the banana flavor in my cocktails.  I have discovered the banana puree and thought it was amazing.  I also discovered banana liqueur and holy Mama, I absolutely love this stuff!!  I haven't put it in a cocktail that I have not liked yet!  Yes I know, for those of you who have not tried a cocktail with banana liqueur in it, the thought of it might sound odd, disgusting, yucky....I'm sure the list goes on.  I have to say........if you do like bananas, I recommend that you try it!  You may just be pleasantly surprised!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I looove this cocktail.  I think I'm going to be making myself another one after I'm done typing this blog!  In fact, yes I will be!  What a ride this blog has taken me on.  There's more liqueurs out there then I could have possibly imagined when I started this blog.  Vodka seems to come in just about every flavor I can think of, and many more that I would never have thought of in a million years.  I know that some of you have bought some of these liqueurs along with me and tried and liked them.  I cheers you all that have taken the plunge like me and tried something new along with me.  No more vodka cran days!  Not another rum and coke will be ordered (unless that's all there is, then bring it on with an olive!).

Here's the recipe for my Banana Mango Delight:

  • 1 1/2 shots coconut rum
  • 1 shot mango puree
  • 1 shot banana puree
  • 1/2 shot banana liqueur
In a blender add 1 cup of ice, coconut rum, mango puree, banana puree and banana liqueur.  Blend all of the ingredients until all of your ice is gone.  Pour and enjoy!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to the banana flavor in tonight's cocktail!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, April 27, 2012

Artificial Intelligence

Day 72


Artificial Intelligence
3 shots out of 5


Day 72 and still going strong!  Happy Friday night, what a long week that was.  Time for a warm weekend full of sports, sports and more sports!  Don't forget the cocktails!!  I sure know I won't.  Tonight's cocktail is Artificial Intelligence.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  This cocktail kinda tastes.......like......nuth'n.  I mean there's some taste to it, obviously enough for me to give it 3 shots and continue drinking it.  It just doesn't scream "I'm an awesome cocktail, you want to devour me and go for seconds!!".  Well my Alien Urine Sample was a very good one, but the Artificial Intelligence......aaahhh, I've had better.  Anyway, it's not going to ruin my weekend!  It's supposed to be hotter tomorrow, so maybe I'll pull out the blender and give it a whirl!

Side note:  I still completely fail at "floating" an alcohol on top of a cocktail.  As you can see the melon liqueur is on the bottom of my cocktail.  Cocktail Lady 0 shots out of 5 for Floating.

Here's the recipe for Artificial Intelligence:

  • 1/2 shot light rum
  • 1/2 shot dark rum
  • 1/2 shot coconut rum
  • dash of lime juice
  • 3 shots pineapple juice
  • 1/2 shot melon liqueur
In a shaker add ice, light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice and pineapple juice.  Shake it up real well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Float melon liqueur on top.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here's a photo of the ingredience:




Cheers to the weekend!  It couldn't have come fast enough!  Hope you all enjoy your weekend and might even try a new cocktail during it!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Electric Parrothead

Day 71


Electric Parrothead
3.5 shots out of 5


The weekend is almost here!  Froze at our oldest son's baseball game tonight, so glad his weekend game is earlier in the day!  Came home and it was time to make tonight's cocktail.  I figured I'd use my new Spiced Rum in a cocktail tonight, so I chose Electric Parrothead.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  Personally I think I would have gone 1 of 2 different ways with this cocktail.  Either, skip the spiced rum and just stuck with the coconut rum, or decreased the spiced rum to 1/2 shot and either upped the coconut rum by 1/2 shot or the pineapple juice by 1/2 a shot (depending on how coconut-ey I'm feeling).  I think the spiced rum is a bit too spicy for this cocktail, but it wasn't horrible where I couldn't finish it.  It's not bad.......I'd just have made it a little different is all.

Here is the recipe for Electric Parrothead:

  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • 1 shot spiced rum
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • 1 1/2 shots pineapple juice
In a shaker add ice, coconut rum, spiced rum, blue curacao and pineapple juice.  Shake up your ingredients real good.  Pour everything into a tall glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to tomorrow being Friday and the weekend being so close I can almost touch it!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Drunken Milkmaid

Day 70



The Drunken Milkmaid
4.5 shots out of 5


First off, I would like to say Happy 70th Day of Cocktails!  Thank You to all of those who have been with me from Day 1 and also to those of you who have found me along the way!  I am having a really fun time making and trying all of these cocktails, as I hope you are having fun reading about them and maybe even trying some of them along with me.  I must say that so far the cocktail recipes that I have received from all of you have been really good ones!  I haven't had a bad recipe from a reader yet!  I love trying the cocktails you all love to drink at home.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  I received this recipe from Kera, Thank You Kera!!  The Drunken Milkmaid is a good cocktail that is perfectly mixed (in my opinion of course) by all of its ingredients.  If you notice, the glass has been "designed" a bit different tonight from when I designed the glass for Brown Lady.  Reason being........my husband wanted to design tonight's glass.......but.........I think he used a "bit" too much chocolate?  Anyways, it tastes very yummy with the amount he used and I know it would taste yummy with even less chocolate syrup.  I must say....as I am typing this blog and looking at the chocolate that has now collected more toward the bottom of my glass....I just realized that I was supposed to put whipped cream on top of it!  I even have it out on the counter.  I'm sorry Kera, I wish I would have remembered about it.....instead of being too excited to drink it.

Here is the recipe for The Drunken Milkmaid:

  • 1/2 shot kahlua
  • 1/2 shot creme de cacao
  • 1/2 shot butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 shot amaretto
  • 1/2 shot milk
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream (which I totally forgot)
In a shaker add ice, kahlua, creme de cacao, butterscotch schnapps, amaretto and milk.  Shake it up really well so that all of the ingredients get blended well.  Strain it into a martini glass that has been "designed" with chocolate syrup.  Top with whipped cream (still mad that I forgot that) and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




A big Thank You to Kera for this lovely cocktail!  I have to say that I was always skeptical about chocolate syrup in your cocktail until I tried the Brown Lady and The Drunken Milkmaid.  Not anymore though!  It's a wonderful touch, I must say!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Volga Boatman

Day 69



Volga Boatman
1 shot out of 5


One of my newest liqueurs to acquire a space on my shelf is the cherry liqueur.  Tonight is our first meeting, and I have to say......I'm not impressed.  I will give it another shot down the line if I find a cocktail that it's in that I think sounds good, but until then, it will sit on my shelf.

I gave tonight's cocktail 1 shot out of 5.  I gave it 1 shot and not 0 because I did go back for 3 whole sips just to make sure that it was as bad the second and third time as it was the first.  It was.  One of my very first cocktails I'd ever really liked was a screwdriver.  I thought this would be a nice twist to it with the cherry liqueur......no such luck.  I'd rather have just had a plain old screwdriver, which there is nothing wrong with.  Oh well, can't win them all and tonight definitely proves that!  

Here is the recipe for a Volga Boatman:

  • 1 1/2 shots vodka (cherry vodka "might" have been better)
  • 1 shot cherry liqueur
  • 1 shot orange juice
In a shaker add ice, vodka, cherry liqueur and orange juice.  Shake up your ingredients really well to get them all mixed up well.  Strain your cocktail into a chilled martini glass and add a cherry (if you like).

Here is a photo of tonight's cocktail:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




I hope to find another cocktail to try the cherry liqueur in that I really do like!  Let me know if you have any recipes that include it!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chai Berry Martini

Day 68



Chai Berry Martini
4.5 shots out of 5


Welcome to my blog Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur!  This liqueur is very very yummy!  I had never heard of it until Trisha emailed me about it.  Unfortunately it is not yet distributed in my state, so I was unable to go to my local liquor or grocery store and purchase it.  I then decided to email the manufacturer and find out how I can get a bottle of it so that I could try it and blog about it.  I honestly didn't think I would get an email back, but within an hour I checked my inbox and not only had I received an email back from the company stating that they would send me a bottle of their Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur, then even said that they would send me a bottle of their Spiced Rum to try as well!!  I promised to try and blog about them both, and you can find my review for each of their two items they sent me on my Product Review tab.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  I really like the flavors I taste in this cocktail!  The three ingredients compliment each other quite well.  I would love to try this liqueur in other cocktails as well, so stay tuned for that!  This martini is definitely creamy and I have to say I have not had one like this before.  Most of the martini's I make are fruity and not creamy, but this is a nice change.  Thank You Trisha for sparking my interest in finding and trying this cream liqueur!  I am enjoying it a lot!

Here is the recipe for a Chai Berry Martini:

  • 1 shot vanilla vodka
  • 2 shots Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur
  • 1 shot Chambord
In a shaker add ice, vanilla vodka, Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur and Chambord.  Shake it up real well so that everything blends together real good.  Strain your cocktail into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




I want to say a big Thank You to the people who made tonight's cocktail happen.  Your Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur is amazingly good!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Bacmar International LLC. Review


4/23/2012

BACMAR INTERNATIONAL LLC.

Bacmar International LLC. shipped me a box with 2 of their products inside as well as a flier and recipe booklet.  Here is a photo of what I received:


Here are the two bottles:




My husband and I opened up the bottle of their Spiced Rum called "The Lash" first.  On the flier they sent us it shows that you should enjoy this rum either "Neat" (which means pouring it into a cocktail glass by itself) or "On The Rocks" (which means putting ice into your cocktail glass before pouring the rum inside).  We chose to try it "On The Rocks".  

I must say, WOW!  As you all know I am not one who likes the straight up flavor of alcohol and will usually mask it with fruit mixes or something else.  This rum "The Lash", I could HONESTLY drink it as is on the rocks!  The flavors in this rum were VERY good.  I could definitely taste the oakey flavor as well as the spices.  My husband and I both could taste what we believe is clove flavoring in the rum which is a very nice touch.  I would definitely buy this rum again and again if they sold it in our state!  I could see myself buying it for my friends and family who enjoy rum as well.  All in all, The Lash got 5 shots out of 5 from The Cocktail Lady!!

Here are photos of how we enjoyed it:
                                      
        


Next I opened up the bottle of Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur.  First I smelled the inside of the bottle, yum!  It smelled like a Starbucks Chai Lattel!  I couldn't wait to try it, so I poured a small amount into my shot glass and took a sip.  This stuff is GOOD!  It actually tasted a bit like Egg Nog to me, which I surprisingly really liked!  I had my husband try it too and he said the same thing.  I could not wait to try it in a cocktail........so why wait?  Tonight's cocktail is a Chai Berry Martini.  Voyant Chai got 5 shots out of 5 from The Cocktail Lady as well!!

Here is a photo of the Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur bottle:


 If and when they start distributing these two items in my state I guarantee that I will DEFINITELY buy them both again!  Thank You to Bacmar International LLC. for making and shipping these products to me to try.  I will be enjoying these two bottles for nights to come!   Cheers!!

I want to include the web sites for each item that they've sent me.  Check them out!  I can't wait until they distribute in my state!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mother Earth

Day 67



Mother Earth
4.5 shots out of 5



Happy Earth Day!!  To celebrate I made a Mother Earth cocktail I found online!  I have to admit this cocktail sort of looks like my Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini, but definitely tastes a lot better!  I am really enjoying this Mother Earth on Earth Day!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  I'm convinced that it's the banana liqueur that makes this cocktail great.......but I'm sure it's because I'd bias and love the stuff!!  These ingredients actually all work well together.  I shook this cocktail up really well and made it kinda frothy on the top which I think adds to its yummyness.  I would definitely make this cocktail on Earth Day again....and on other days when I'm feeling Earthy....or even when I'm not feeling Earthy and just want a good cocktail.  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  We sure did here, the weather was amazing and gave us all the charge we needed.

Here is the recipe for Mother Earth:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1/2 shot banana liqueur
  • 1 1/2 shots orange juice
  • 3/4 shot pineapple juice
  • 1/4 shot grenadine
In a shaker add ice, vodka, banana liqueur, orange juice and pineapple juice.  Shake it up really well so that you get some foam on top.  Strain your cocktail into a martini glass.  Then pour your grenadine down the middle on the glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:

(Sorry this photo if a bit blurry)


Here's to Earth Day and a very yummy Mother Earth cocktail!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lifesaver Cocktail

Day 66



Lifesaver
2.5 shots out of 5


I was intrigued by the name I have to say.  Lifesaver, sure why not.  Sounds like the candy....although it wasn't my favorite candy, it was a well known candy.  So hey, let's give it a shot.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5 and not because I couldn't stand the taste.  It doesn't have an ingredient in it that makes me gag or not want to drink it.  That wasn't the reason at all.  The problem with this cocktail is that.......it lacks flavor.  It kinda tastes like nothing.  Sure it's a nice green color.  I can sort of taste the pineapple juice in it......but I think the amounts of each kinda cancelled the others out or something.  I would be bummed if I paid $9 for this cocktail and it tasted like this.  Oh well.......can't win them all

Here is the recipe for a Lifesaver:

  • 1 1/2 shots coconut rum
  • 1/2 shot melon liqueur (Midori)
  • 2 shots pineapple juice
In a shaker, add ice, coconut rum, melon liqueur and pineapple juice.  Shake up your ingredients real well.  Pour everything into a tall cocktail glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:





Cheers to the childhood candy Lifesaver and to the fact that those candies had more flavor in them then this cocktail!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, April 20, 2012

Brown Lady

Day 65


Brown Lady
5 shots out of 5


It's a hot day here!  The thermometer said 75 degrees when we were walking the kids home from school today, which is a very pleasant change from the rain and cold weather we've been having! Oh speaking of weather......if you remember when I was telling you about our lightning and how I needed to blog the PB&J Martini before our power possibly went out?  Well not even 15 minutes after I had blogged it, lightning struck right outside the house and our power went out!  Phewph, glad I had made it!

Tonight's cocktail I gave 5 shots out of 5.  I got this recipe from one of my readers, Jessica.  Thank You Jessica for your recipe for Brown Lady!  I am really enjoying this blended cocktail, especially with it being so hot out here.  As you can see from my photo, I can not  decorate a cocktail glass and make it look fancy if my life had depended on it!  I even used one of those cake frosting tips to make the opening smaller........yea I totally failed.  This is definitely a nice refreshing blended cocktail.  I can really taste the kahlua the most, which is nice.  

Here is the recipe for Brown Lady:

  • 1 shot rum
  • 1 shot kahlua
  • 1 shot cream of coconut
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • chocolate syrup
In a blender add all of your ingredients.  Blend it up really good so that your ice disappears.  Try   to garnish your glass with chocolate syrup, put some on the bottom, try to twirl some up the side, however you do it is fine.  Then pour your cocktail into your decorated glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Jessica, here's to you and your Brown Lady cocktail.  It was exactly what I needed on a hot Friday of a long week!  Thank You again!  

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Liquid Cocaine

Day 64


Liquid Cocaine
2.5 shots out of 5



Tonight's cocktail is dedicated to one of my very best friends, Natalie!  Today is her birthday and she has requested that I make Liquid Cocaine on her birthday.  So here's to you Natty!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  Let me explain.  This is definitely a cocktail that you sip, and let it sit on your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing.  If I was to take big sips, I would give it a 2.5.  If I was to sip it the way I believe it should be sipped.....it could rate a little higher......almost to a 3.  This cocktail does call for 100-proof peppermint schnapps, which I don't have, so I just used my regular peppermint schnapps.  The reason they ask for the 100-proof is merely for potency.  I can taste each ingredient in this cocktail as I take my slow sips and let it rest on my tongue.  I think it's a definite "get your buzz on" cocktail if that's what you're after.  My husband said that it sort of tasted like mouthwash, and I agree if you take a big swig of it and don't let it sit in your mouth.  If you are going to try this one, please don't swig it.

Here is the recipe for Liquid Cocaine:

  • 1 shot 151-proof rum
  • 1 shot 100-proof peppermint schnapps (or regular like I used)
  • 1 shot Jägermeister
In your shaker, add ice, rum, peppermint schnapps and Jägermeister.  Stir up your mixture very well so that they all get blended well.  Strain your cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




I HUGE cheers to Natalie on her birthday!  I look forward to celebrating with you!  This liquid cocaine is for you!!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mangana Daiquiri

Day 63


Mangana Daiquiri
5 shots out of 5


Holy yummy daiquiri I created!!  I'm liking this cocktail a whole lot!  Another great creation using my purees!!  I think these two purees are my favorite ones so far.  I think that's so because  raspberry is such a common flavor in cocktails and my peach puree........well....I still haven't figured out how to get it's flavor to pop yet.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I am absolutely loving this cocktail!  It's got a good blend of the mango puree and the banana puree.  The two DO compliment each other quite well, I must say!  Um, is it summer yet?  I really need to be sitting out in my backyard sipping on this cocktail!  Actually I have quite a line up of cocktails that I have blogged about that I would like to be sitting in my backyard sipping on, like the Blue HawaiianBack Porch BreezeChi Chi and quite a few more I just can't think of right now (perhaps this Mangana Daiquiri is why?).  I hope some of you try this cocktail and tell me what you think of it!

Here's the recipe for the Mangana Daiquiri:

  • 1 1/2 shots coconut rum
  • 1 shot mango puree
  • 1 shot banana puree
In a blender add 1 cup of ice, coconut rum, mango puree and banana puree.  Blend them up well so that the ice is gone.  Pour and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to summer being that much closer to being here!!  Hope you all had a great day!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kamikaze

Day 62


Kamikaze
3 shots out of 5


When I started this blog I told my friends to let me know what cocktail they want me to make on their birthdays.  Tonight is Kristin's birthday and she has requested I make a Kamikaze.  A big Happy Birthday to you Kristin!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  The Kamikaze is pretty good, but I think next time I make it I will put in less lime juice.  I put in equal amounts of the 3 main ingredients and it was a bit too limey, so I added in the simple syrup, which helped........but I think if I would have halved the lime juice and still added the simply syrup, I would have liked it better.  My husband says that he likes his with lemon juice instead of lime juice..........so that's always an option next time.

Here is the recipe for a Kamikaze:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Cointreau 
  • 1 shot lime juice
  • 1/4 shot simple syrup
In a shaker add ice, vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup.  Shake it up really well to get it all mixed and chilled good.  Strain into a short cocktail glass.


 Here is a photo of the end result:

http://cocktail365.blogspot.com/2012/04/kamikaze.html



Here is a photo of the ingredients:




A huge Happy Birthday to Kristin!  We send hugs and kisses your way on your BIG day!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tootie Fruity

Day 61


Tootie Fruity
3 shots out of 5


Here's to........yet another........song in my head!  I decided to try another cocktail from the site that I had found through Pinterest that had given me that great recipe for Liquid Marijuana.  This cocktail they call Tootie Fruity.  I have to say that my Liquid Marijuana didn't look like the one on their site......and neither does this one.  Score another one for Photoshop.  I admit, their photos for Tootie Fruity, as well as the photo of the Barbie Cocktail that's been going around (here's a link to their photo and mine on my blog) do look a lot cooler in color then mine.  I have to say though, if I'm going to make a cocktail at home from someones blog I found online, I want it to look (at least for the most part) like theirs does.  That's why I'm not photoshopping my photos.  I want you to see exactly what I see.  Sure I can make tonight's drink look neon purple if I want to, but that's not what you're going to make at home, so why should I mislead you in thinking that that is what you're going to get?  Anyways.....onto the cocktail.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  It's a good cocktail......but nothing special I must say.  It kinda reminds me of how a screwdriver tastes--It's a good cocktail, sure, but nothing like some of these fruity cocktails I've been making.  Can't say I'd initally order this cocktail and pay $9 for it (sober), but I can say that if I've had a few and don't know what to have next this would be a safe cocktail.  I think that if you added more of one juice then the others to let it be the dominate juice, that might help.

Side Note: Check out "My Shot System" link on the left side bar under the Table Of Contents title!  I have put into words my shot system so that now you all can understand exactly what I'm thinking in my head when I rate these cocktails!!

Here is the recipe for the Tootie Fruity:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1/2 shot triple sec
  • 1 shot cranberry juice
  • 1 shot orange juice
  • 1 shot pineapple juice
In a hurricane glass, fill it 3/4 with ice, then add your vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, orange juice and pineapple juice.  Stir it up real well and drink!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to not photoshopping my photos and knowing that what you see here is what you get!  Well except for the fact that all of our monitors are calibrated a bit different so we will all probably see tonight's cocktail in a very slightly different shade of yellow.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady