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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Island Cosmo

Day 106


Island Cosmo
5 shots out of 5


I have been wanting to do a Cosmo........but just haven't found a good recipe for one.  We had tried one a while back and didn't like it, so I vowed that when I do this blog, I will not post a cosmo until I find a good recipe for it.  That's where tonight's cocktail comes in.  Now I know this isn't the original cosmo, but hey......I wouldn't be The Cocktail Lady if I couldn't mix it up a bit (pun definitely intended).  

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I really like this cocktail.  I told my husband that the Island Cosmo is very yummy and very dangerous.  I got this recipe from the Malibu website.  The rum and citrus vodka together make a very yummy taste, and I like the fact that they use pomegranate juice instead of cranberry juice.  I think "someone" should definitely bring a bottle of the Smirnoff citrus vodka to the BBQ on Saturday......hint hint.........wink wink........I really think that would be a good idea!  This cocktail will most definitely be on my list of cocktails to make and enjoy one night real soon!!

Here is the recipe for Island Cosmo:

  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • 1/3 shot citrus vodka
  • 1/3 shot lime juice
  • 1/2 shot pomegranate juice
In a shaker, add ice, rum, vodka, lime juice and pomegranate juice.  Shake everything up real well and strain into a martini glass.  Sit back and enjoy this extra yummy cocktail!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Thank You Malibu for this fabulous cocktail recipe!  I am enjoying this cocktail and know that I will enjoy another one very soon!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Purple Nurple

Day 105


Purple Nurple
3 shots out of 5


OK, first thing's first.  This cocktail is NOT purple.  A dark blue color......yes......but purple....no.  Oh well, I suppose life must go on.  Hope you are all enjoying the last couple days of May.  Not quite sure where January-May went.....perhaps these nightly cocktails have something to do with that?

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  Not a bad cocktail.  I think I taste the orange liqueur and/or blue curacao the most in this cocktail, but that's ok.  I was really hoping for a purple color (hence the name), but I know it's hard to make.  The pink color in cranberry juice can never compare to the blue curacao, it's just too thick and the cranberry juice is too thin to be able to make a good purple color.  Oh well.  I think this cocktail would be a good idea for a wedding shower or baby shower where that true blue color is one of the theme colors.  You could have them already made and sitting on a table for the guests to enjoy.  You could also add a little bit of champagne to it to give it that bubbly look.

Here is the recipe for a Purple Nurple:


  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • 1 shot orange liqueur
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • 2 shots cranberry juice
In a shaker add ice, rum, orange liqueur, blue curacao and cranberry juice.  Shake it up real good and strain it into your cocktail glass.


Here is the photo of the end result:




Here is the photo of the ingredients:




Here's to at least the word purple being in the name of this cocktail!

Cheers!!


The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Old Fashioned

Day 104


Old Fashioned
3 shots out of 5


Tonight I'm turning back the clock to make a cocktail that our Grandparents.......probably even their parents enjoyed to sip on.  This cocktail was so popular, the cocktail glass that they made it in became named after it.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  I was torn on how to rate this cocktail.  I'm not a straight whiskey fan by far......I initially thought of giving it a 2.5.  If I had a bigger taste for whiskey it would have gotten a much higher rating.  I did like it more then a 2.5 if I took little sips (which if you know me, that's something I "rarely" do).  I think this cocktail is supposed to be sipped in little sips (the way I'm sipping it), therefore I decided to rate it a 3.  I had a great Memorial weekend with my family and my folks and got talking with my mom about my blog and she had asked me if I had done a Manhattan, Old Fashioned and a couple other older cocktail that I can't remember.  It got me to thinking that I need to throw some "classic" cocktails in there from time to time.

Here is the recipe for an Old Fashioned:

  • 1 cube of sugar (or 1 tsp. if you don't have a cube.........I didn't have a cube)
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters (I had bitters that were similar to Angostura)
  • 2 ounces of whiskey (just under a shot and a half)
  • dash of club soda (a little less then 1/4 shot)
  • 3 ice cubes
In a short cocktail glass pour in your sugar, then put your dashes of bitters on top.  Pour in your club soda and muddle them together.  Put in your ice cubes, then your whiskey and stir real well.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to taking a step back and enjoying a cocktail that my Grandpa used to enjoy.

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, May 28, 2012

Red White & Blue Shooter

Day 103



Red White & Blue Shooter
2.5 shots out of 5


Happy Memorial Day to those of you who live in the USA.  What a well needed holiday weekend that was!  My boys only have 2 weeks of school left and this was a good break from the crazy last few weeks we've been having!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  Filling my shot glass up 1/3 of the way with grenadine had me not wanting to try this, because I thought it would taste too grenadiney-syrupy.  I actually tasted the peach schnapps and blue curacao more then the grenadine though, I must say.  This shot wasn't horrible at all.  It wasn't my favorite cocktail in the world either......it just laid somewhere in between.  I tried my "hardest" to layer this one, I really did!!  All of the different versions I saw of this shot had the perfect layers in them......not mine.  My grenadine went well (could you imagine if it didn't?  Then I'd really suck at this), then came the peach schnapps........yea, not so well.......but the blue curacao floated on top just fine.  Oh well......maybe after another 103 days I'll get the hang of this....

Here is the recipe for Red White & Blue Shooter:

  • 1/3 shot blue curacao
  • 1/3 shot peach schnapps
  • 1/3 shot grenadine
In a shot glass pour your grenadine, then over the back of a spoon tilted down toward the side of the shot glass, slowly pour your peach schnapps.  Again on the back of that same spoon held the same way, pour your blue curacao slowly.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to layered cocktails......one of these days I tell you.....one of these days!!


The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chocolate Cake Shot

Day 102


Chocolate Cake Shot
2 shots out of 5



I know, I know.......you're all mad at me.  First off.......I'm not a big desserts person.  Second off, I'm not a big chocolate person (I think I just heard someone gasp while reading this).  I hate to say that I didn't extremely like a cocktail that a reader sent into me........but I didn't......sorry (hangs head).

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  Honestly to me it didn't taste chocolaty at all.  I completely tasted the Hazelnut in the Frangelico, and I did taste the citron flavor in the vodka as well.  I have to say, the lemon with sugar on top of it ABSOLUTELY did cut the taste a bit, which I did like!  This was a cocktail that I couldn't drink again.........sorry.  I know there are MANY people out there who like his shooter.  When I mention that someone sent me a recipe for a chocolate cake shot, my friends eyes get wide and they look excited about it........guess I'm just one of the rare few who doesn't like this cocktail.

Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Cake Shot:

  • 1/2 shot citron vodka
  • 1/2 shot Frangelico
  • lemon wedge
  • sugar
In a shot glass, fill it 1/2 with vodka and the other 1/2 with Frangelico.  Put a layer of sugar onto of a lemon wedge (you can "kind of" see the sugar on my lemon wedge in the photo, the lemon will absorb most of the sugar).  Shoot the shot glass, then suck on the sugared lemon wedge.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Now I know my friends are going to want to try this, even though I didn't really like it.  So, note to friends, bring over Citron Vodka and Frangelico.......oh and don't forget the lemons!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Banana Cream Pie

Day 101



Banana Cream Pie
5 shots out of 5


Thank You Pinnacle Vodka for your recipe!!  Sandi, I found a good one on the PDF!!  Oh Creme de Banana, how I love the.  What a perfect way to celebrate a Saturday evening during Memorial Day Weekend!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  THIS is a very very good cocktail!  The ingredients are mixed very well together and create something that does taste like a Banana Cream Pie.  Did I mention that this cocktail is yummy and will be gone quick quickly?  Oh I didn't?  Well it will!  I am enjoying this cocktail tremendously.  I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend for those of you in the U.S., and for those of you who are not, I hope you are enjoying your weekend with a yummy cocktail.......or two!

Here is the recipe for a Banana Cream Pie:

  • 2 shots whipped cream vodka
  • 1 shot Banana Liqueur
  • 1 half and half (or half milk and half cream like I did)
In a shaker, add ice, vodka, banana liqueur and half and half.  Shake it up real good.  Strain it into a martini glass and enjoy!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to (once again) banana flavored cocktails.  They are always on the top of my list!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, May 25, 2012

Buttery Jager Ripple

Day 100


Buttery Jager Ripple
4.5 shots out of 5


After quite a bit of thinking........going back and forth........deciding........un-deciding...........and then deciding again.  I have officially decided that "mixed" shots are classified (in my world anyways) as cocktails.  I think that if I was to pour tequila in a shot glass that wouldn't count as a cocktail, but if I am mixing ingredients, it does count.  If you go to a bar, they do sell mixed shots and consider them a smaller cocktail.......so why can't I?

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  I was sent this cocktail from Melissa, Thank You Melissa!!  I don't know what it is that scares me about Jagermeister.  I think what it is, is the faces that people give me when I mention the name.........you know that "Eeewwww" puckered face look.  I admit, I was a little scared to try this cocktail, even though I haven't not liked a cocktail a reader has sent me yet!  I poured it, shook it, strained it......took a deep breath and tried it.  YUM!!!!  This is a fabulous cocktail Melissa, I'm sooo glad you sent it to me!

Here is the recipe for Buttery Jager Ripple:

  • 1/3 shot Jagermeister
  • 1/3 shot Irish cream
  • 1/3 shot butterscotch schnapps
In a shaker, add ice, Jagermeister, Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps.  Shake up your ingredients real good and strain into a shot glass. 


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




"Jagermeister", something about it's name made me think of my beer shaped shot glass, and I felt I needed to make tonight's cocktail in it.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Caramel Appletini

Day 99


Caramel Appletini
4 shots out of 5


I'm not sure if I should be excited that today marks day 99.......or kind of sad for my liver, haha.  Anyways, I've decided that I'm excited about it!  I can not believe that I've made and tried 99 cocktails so far and there is still soooo many more out there that need to be tried!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  A way to fancy up the cocktail would be to swirl caramel inside the cocktail glass before you pour your cocktail in, but I didn't have any.  Would have been a yummy, nice touch though.  I received this recipe from one of my readers, Marie.  Thank You Marie!  This is a yummy cocktail indeed.  It's kind of funny because every other sip I can taste either the apple or the butterscotch more then the other, then vise versa.  Either way this is a pretty darn good cocktail.  If you liked my Appletini I had made back in March, I think you may like this one too (as long as you like butterscotch that is).

Here is the recipe for a Caramel Appletini:

  • 1 shot vodka (Marie's recipe calls for Apple Vodka, but I don't have any)
  • 1 shot apple pucker
  • 1 shot butterscotch schnapps
In a shaker add ice, vodka, apple pucker and butterscotch schnapps.  Shake everything up real well.  Strain into a martini glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to you Marie and your Caramel Appletini!  Just wish I had the caramel to drizzle in the glass ahead of time.


The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bahama Mama

Day 98


Bahama Mama
5 shots out of 5


I have had this cocktail on one of my boards on Pinterest for a while now.  All I was missing was my Captain Morgans Spiced Rum.  Made a grocery shopping run today and picked it up so that I could make a Bahama Mama, and boy am I glad I did!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I found this cocktail on Pinterest where it was linked to eCurry blog.  Thank you for sharing the scrumptious Bahama Mama with us all!  This cocktail is all kinds of amazing.  I can smell the Banana Liqueur when I take a sip, which as we know, makes me happy.  The 2 rums together with the juices......mmmmmm, what a great blend!  Even my husband likes it!  I gave him the glass after I took a sip, went to put away my bottles then came back to drink it and write my blog.......and........it was almost half gone!  If it wasn't so late, I would DEFINITELY make another one when this one is gone.  This cocktail is a must try!

Here is the recipe for a Bahama Mama:

  • 1/2 shot coconut rum
  • 1/2 shot banana liqueur
  • 2/3 shot spiced rum
  • 1 shot orange juice
  • 1 2/3 shot pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients.  Shake it up real good to mix everything up well.  In a hurricane glass, fill 1/2 way with crushed ice and then strain in your cocktail.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Since we had to watch the American Idol finale (not commenting on who won), tonight's cocktail was made later.  Since tonight's cocktail was made later............I only get 1.......boo.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mint Chip

Day 97


Mint Chip
2.5 shots out of 5



Imagine my disappointment.......Mint Chip ice cream is one of my 2 most absolute favorite flavors EVER!!  I saw the recipe for this cocktail on a PDF emailed to me from Sandi (Thank You again).  This PDF is from Pinnacle Vodka and has a lot of recipes on it (Sandi, the more I look at it, the more I'm realizing that the last third of the PDF is sort of a repeat of the previous cocktails, just down sized and renamed, haha).  I sure do wish I liked this cocktail a LOT more then I do.

Side note, if you'd like me to email you the PDF,  shoot me an email and I'll send it on over.  Cocktailady@gmail.com

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  Not thrilled about it, I must say.  The mint flavor takes over........in a way that it shouldn't in a cocktail.  It kind of reminded me of a mouthful of mouth wash or something......yuck.  It was worth a try though.  If you look at my photo......ok......so I didn't have chocolate syrup, so I made a wet swirly inside the glass and sprinkled chocolate powder on it (TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE LET IT HARDEN.......PROBABLY IN THE FREEZER FOR A WHILE FIRST) and did the same on the rim.  My not so bright idea ended up making it mix into the cocktail when I poured it in, making the cocktail look a "little" darker then what it should look like.  If you look at the green color near the whipped cream on top, you'll get a better idea of it's color.

Here is the recipe for Mint Chip:

  • 2 shots whipped cream vodka
  • 1 shot creme de cacao
  • 1 shot creme de menthe
  • chocolate syrup (or hardened powder)
  • whipped cream
In a shaker add ice, vodka, creme de cacao and creme de menthe.  Shake it up real good.  In a martini glass, make your own special designs with the chocolate syrup (or powder) and strain your cocktail inside.  Top with a little bit of whipped cream.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Sandi, I'll definitely be trying more on that list!  Thank You again for sending it!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, May 21, 2012

Seduction

Day 96


Seduction
2 shots out of 5


Let me tell you..........this cocktail will NOT be seducing me ANY time soon!  Do not be fooled by it's name, this cocktail is nothing special.......at all.  Figures, being Monday night and all, that tonight's cocktail wouldn't be all that good.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  I took a big sip for my first sip.  HUGE MISTAKE.  It burned in a weird way......didn't like it.  I think for some reason that it was the Hazelnut liqueur in it that burned my throat.  I've taken a few more (smaller) sips since and it didn't burn like that first sip.  If you notice my cocktail photo, the Irish Cream looks odd, that was due to my "floating" method.......which we all know I suck at.  Now when I look at my cocktail, the Irish Cream has all come together and it literally looks like an "actual" layer.  The other two liqueurs though......ah......not so much.  I will not be making this cocktail again, No Thank You!

Here is the recipe for a Seduction:

  • 1 shot Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 shot Banana Liqueur
  • 1 shot Irish Cream
This cocktail is a "floater", which basically mean that you have to pour each ingredient in a certain order, "on top" of the ingredient below it.

In a short glass, pour your Hazelnut Liqueur.  Over the back of a spoon, slowly pour your Banana Liqueur in next.  Over the back of that same spoon, slowly pour your Irish Cream on top.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Last night the Frangelico was amazing in the Hazelnut Heaven.  Tonight it just doesn't work with the other two ingredients.  Can't win 'em all.

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hazelnut Heaven

Day 95


Hazelnut Heaven
5 shots out of 5


Oh My Goodness!!!!  I sure do wish that they sold this Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur in my state!!  I'm going to be very sad when my bottle is all gone!  Tonight's cocktail is amazing and I absolutely love this stuff!  If you live in a state that sells it, I highly recommend you buy a bottle and try some of their cocktails.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  The mixture of the ingredients in tonight's cocktail....is.....ah-maz-ing!  I had my husband and one of my best friends try this one with me tonight and we all agree that this is an extremely good cocktail!  The hazelnut liqueur in this cocktail compliments the chai flavor sooooo much that I just can't believe how smooth and flavorful it is.  I wish I could pass out little tastes to all of you!  If you do know of other amazing recipes with the Voyant Chai Creme Liqueur in it, please send it to me, I'd love to try them out.

Here is the recipe for Hazelnut Heaven:

  • 1 1/2 shots Voyant Chai 
  • 1/2 shot Frangelico
  • 1/4 shot white creme de cacao
  • 1/4 shot half and half (I didn't have any, so I did 1/8 shot creme and 1/8 shot milk)
In a shaker, add ice, Voyant Chai, Frangelico, white creme de cacao and half and half.  Shake up all of the ingredients real well and strain into a martini glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Once again, I'd like to salute the makers of this amazing Voyant Chai Creme Liqueur!  Another great cocktail made and consumed by the cocktail lady!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blueberry Daiquiri

Day 94


Blueberry Daiquiri
5 shots out of 5


Tonight marks my first Blueberry cocktail.  I found some blueberry schnapps at my local liquor store and couldn't pass it up.  We were in the mood for blended cocktails tonight, so I went on a search for a blended blueberry cocktail and found a good one!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  You have to like the tartyness of blueberries to really enjoy this one.  It's a simple cocktail to make really AND it's another awesome blue cocktail!!  This is a good blended cocktail that I will put toward the top of my list of new drinks to make at the next get together.  I have a feeling that once we get all of the friends together, and BBQ up some food and sit out in the sunshine...........these yummy frozen cocktails will be going fast.......probably too fast.  I hope I am able to find a few more cocktails that ask for blueberry schnapps in them, I'd like to try it in different cocktail recipes.  If you know of any super yummy cocktails that have blueberry schnapps in them, please send them to me!!

Here is the recipe for Blueberry Daiquiri:

  • 1 shot blueberry schnapps
  • 1/3 shot light rum
  • 1/3 shot lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup ice
In a blender, add ice, blueberry schnapps, rum, lime juice and sugar.  Blend everything together really well so that the ice is gone.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to blueberry schnapps.  It's a good flavoring for this yummy daiquiri!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Melon Bomb

Day 93


Melon Bomb
2.5 shots out of 5


Happy weekend!  Bring on the sporting events!!  Just got home from watching the Giants beat the A's!  Tomorrow it's soccer and baseball games for our oldest, followed by another one of his baseball games on Sunday.  I'm sooo ready for summer........I'm sooo ready to NOT have crazy, busy, insane weekends for a short while.  Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy watching my kids play sports, but after a year and 10 months straight of one sport or another on weekends, I'm really looking forward to  being able to relax with my family on the weekends.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  Ah, it was OK.  I didn't hate it, but there's no way I'd order it on purpose and pay $9 for it at a bar.  I've had many (given that tonight's day 93, I can say that now) cocktails that have been better then this one.  Actually the more I am sipping it........the more I am starting to make faces with each and every sip.  Not so good.  So.......I guess maybe all Midori cocktails aren't scrumptious.

Here is the recipe for a Melon Bomb:

  • 1/2 shot Midori
  • 1/2 shot dark rum
  • 1 1/2 shots orange juice
In a shaker add ice, midori, rum and orange juice.  Shake it up real well.  Strain into a champage glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




So the color of this cocktail makes me NOT want to try it EVER.  It's such an odd color of green for a cocktail.........it.........kinda scares me.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Aqua Thunder

Day 92


Aqua Thunder
4.5 shots out of 5


I went online to the Midori website and found tonight's cocktail.  Aqua Thunder had one of my favorite liqueurs included in it's ingredients, therefore.........I had to try it!  Glad I did too!  This is a pretty darn good cocktail.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  The first sip I smelled the Midori and tasted the lemon juice.  WOW that was intense.  The sips to follow were a good blend of all of the ingredients.  I wonder if I was nervous about the 1/2 shot of lemon juice I added to this cocktail and that's why I could really taste it in my first sip.  Whatever the reason, I am really enjoying the combination of all of these ingredients.  I think I just might have to reference the Midori site in the future to find another great cocktail.  I hope those of you who enjoyed the Alien Urine Sample will try this one, because I think you will like it!

Here is the ingredients for Aqua Thunder:

  • 1 shot Midori
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • 1/2 shot banana liqueur
  • 1/2 shot lemon juice
  • 1/3 shot of club soda
In a tall glass filled almost to the top with ice, add your midori, blue curacao, banana liqueur and lemon juice.  Stir it up gently (not sure why, but that's what the site said to do).  Top it off with the club soda and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers to Midori and tonight's yummy cocktail!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pierced Fuzzy Navel

Day 91


Pierced Fuzzy Navel
4 shots out of 5


I have to say, I can't believe that I have made and tried 91 cocktails so far!  It amazes me how many cocktails there actually are out there!  I have not been struggling to find a cocktail at all and have received some absolutely wonderful cocktail recipes from a lot of my readers!  When I started my blog I made a list of some of the common cocktails that I had heard of, asked some of my friends to tell me their favorite cocktails for me to make on their birthdays and hoped I'd get a bunch of new recipes from all of you.  I am well on my way in fulfilling all three of those and trying to divide my cocktails up evenly between them all.  

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  Like my Fuzzy Navel, this is another good cocktail.  The grenadine gives it a little touch of cherry flavor, but does not over power the peach flavor from the peach schnapps.  I think if I had to choose, I'd prefer the Fuzzy Navel itself over the Pierced Fuzzy Navel.  There's something about a cocktail that has a couple ingredients and when you add grenadine to it.......it kinda gets a syrupy flavor in your mouth after a couple sips.  I'm not really fond of that.  The amount of grenadine in this cocktail (or at least the little dash I put in) doesn't ruin it by giving you that flavor in your mouth which is good.  I am just always a bit apprehensive to add it into such simple cocktails, that's all.

Here is the recipe for a Pierced Fuzzy Navel:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot peach schnapps
  • 1 shot orange juice
  • dash of grenadine
In a cocktail glass (or bud vase like I used), fill it almost to the top with ice.  Add your vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and stir.  Pour your grenadine right down the middle.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to Fuzzy Navels and Pierced ones!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pink Squirrel

Day 90


Pink Squirrel
4 shots out of 5


How many of you used to watch Rosanne?  I wasn't a hard core Rosanne fan, but I did watch enough to know who everyone was, each person's stories and I do remember when the oldest daughter moved out and into a wee little apartment with her boyfriend.  That being said, tonight's cocktail was sent to me by Holly.  Holly first heard of this cocktail years ago on an episode of Rosanne.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  This cocktail is pretty darn good!  I think it would make an absolutely fabulous blended cocktail as well!  The creaminess reminds me of the Chi Chi that I made back in February.  This is a simple cocktail to make and if you are in the mood for a creamy cocktail, this is the one for you.  I can absolutely taste each ingredient in this cocktail, it's as Holly describes "Its mild, creamy, and nutty, with just a slight hint of chocolate".  If you like that combination, you'll definitely like this cocktail! 

Here is the recipe for the Pink Squirrel:

  • 1 shot amaretto (Holly's recipe called for cream de noyaux, which neither one of us has been able to find lately, so she said any almond type cream liqueur will work)
  • 1 Tbsp white creme de cacao
  • 1 Tbsp light cream (I only had heavy cream, which tasted fine, but I can tell the light cream would work better making it a lighter cocktail)
In a shaker, add ice, amaretto, white creme de cacao and cream.  Shake it up real good to get everything blended up well.  In a martini glass, place a maraschino cherry in the bottom and strain your cocktail right on top.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Thank You Holly for your recipe for the Pink Squirrel!  This is definitely a cocktail worth making and enjoying again!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady