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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bart Simpson Shooter

Day 167


Bart Simpson Shooter
3.5 shots out of 5


Holy hot day!  Tonight's softball game should be nice and toasty!  One of my oldest sons friends was visiting from Idaho so the two of them and a few of their friends got to have a fun day of soccer at the H.S. and laser tag here.  I'm so glad that no matter how far away my son is from his close friends, that they still keep in touch and get excited to see one another.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This shooter is absolutely a shooter that I can shoot and not cringe and make yucky alcoholy faces at.  I like those kinds of shooters!  This cocktail goes down quick (as shooters should) and makes you think that you can do a few more of them, no prob!  Just be careful........that's all I'm saying.  Midori makes a return tonight to add some delicious flavor to the Malibu rum and vodka, good combo!  And yes, you did hear that right, I just took a shot and YES I'm going to play a softball game tonight!  Good paying attention!  haha........just don't tell my teammates............they might get jealous!

Here is the recipe for a Bart Simpson Shooter:

  • 1/3 shot malibu
  • 1/3 shot vodka
  • 1/3 shot Midori
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up well and strain it into a shot glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to another good shooter.  Gone are the days where shooters are only tequila that makes you gag, squinch up your face and run away!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tropical Hooter

Day 166



Tropical Hooter
4.5 shots out of 5


Softball starts up tomorrow night and I've been off for a year since I fractured my elbow.  Kinda nervous.......I'm not gonna lie.  Therefore, my oldest son took me out to the backyard to hit some balls off the Tee.  Then my husband came out to perfect my swing (still a work in progress, but 100 times better then it was!).  I feel better about it and excited to be starting up again!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  This was a cocktail that I had put a tab on a while back in my book "The Bartender's Black Book".  Tonight was the nice to try it and I'm very happy I did!  After a long batting instruction session from both my son and husband, this cocktail is OH SO needed!  Malibu rum and Midori go amazingly together!  The little splash of cranberry and pineapple juice add the faintest taste of awesomeness to this already good cocktail.  I'm liking this drink a lot and wishing I'd made a double batch.

Here is the recipe for a Tropical Hooter:

  • 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz melon liqueur
  • 1/4 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/4 oz pineapple juice
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake them up well and strain your mixture into a chilled martini glass.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Welcome back my old friend Midori.  It's been quite a few cocktails since I've seen you!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady






Sunday, July 29, 2012

Peach on Malibu Beach

Day 165



Peach on Malibu Beach
5 shots out of 5


There goes another weekend!  We had an action packed weekend which ended with a family BBQ and swim party.  The kids had a blast, as did we.  My husband got his 2 1/2 soccer team rosters which means that soccer season is about to take off!  Even more reasons to have these nightly cocktails!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  This is a super yummy cocktail!  I received this recipe from Jonathan through twitter!  He told me to give it a try......so I did, sooooooooo glad I did!  Tonight's cocktail reminds me of both my Sex On The Beach cocktail as well as my Hawaiian Punch cocktail.  I love the flavors of all ingredients involved with this cocktail and each one compliments the others very well, yummmm-ey!  Thank you Jonathan for this amazing recipe!  This cocktail will be made here again.......and again.......oh and again!

Here is the recipe for a Peach on Malibu Beach:

  • 1oz malibu rum
  • 1oz peach schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
In a tall glass, fill it up with crushed ice and pour in all of your ingredients.  Give it a quick stir, sit back and enjoy this amazing cocktail!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






I absolutely love receiving cocktail recipes from everyone!  These cocktails that I do get from you all are some of my favorites!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blue-Woo

Day 164


Blue-Woo
4 shots out of 5


Happy Saturday everyone!  It's been a long week and this weekend seems to be going by pretty fast......already.  We have an action packed weekend which always helps it move along in the fast lane.  Time for a cocktail!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  This is another cocktail using my blueberry schnapps, and NOT pineapple juice......so this one's for you Stacy!  The cranberry and blueberry mix pretty well together and the vodka gives it just a little bite which is nice.  I am enjoying this blueberry schnapps more then I thought I would.  I was afraid that it would be quite sweet and syrupy tasting and it's not (so far with the cocktails I've made it with).  If I was feeling in the blueberry/cranberry mood I would definitely make this one again.  Did I mention that this cocktail is an awesome purple color as well!!

Here is the recipe for a Blue-Woo (which I got off of the blueberry schnapps bottle):

  • 1oz vodka
  • 1oz blueberry schnapps
  • 2oz cranberry juice
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up real well to get the mixture really chilled and strain it into a martini glass (you can even chill the glass ahead of time too).


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to you Stacy and your allergy to pineapple, a pineapple free blueberry cocktail!  Hope you enjoy this one and please let me know what you think!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



Friday, July 27, 2012

Jen's Banana Daiquiri

Day 163


Jen's Banana Daiquiri
4.5 shots out of 5


So I had a few really ripe bananas and decided to skip the banana bread and head straight to the blender and make a Banana Daiquiri.  I'm glad I did!!  This daiquiri was more then called for tonight!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  My only complaint.........and it's not really a complaint....is that I wish I had a banana that wasn't as ripe as mine was.  I can taste the difference and would totally have given this cocktail 5 shots out of 5 if my banana wasn't so ripe.  Otherwise, I think I concocted a pretty darn good Banana Daiquiri (rewarding myself with another BIG sip).  As you know I do love the taste of banana in my cocktails and this one is right up my alley.  I'm definitely going to try this one again with a not so ripe banana real soon!  If you do try tonight's cocktail, please let me know what you think, good or bad, I just want to hear what you think about it!

Here is the recipe for Jen's Banana Daiquiri:

  • 1 ripe (but not too ripe) banana
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
In a blender add 1 cup of ice and all of the ingredients above.  Blend until all of the ice is gone and sit back and enjoy!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to "yet another" scrum-dittily-umptous banana cocktail!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, July 26, 2012

White Linen

Day 162


White Linen
5 shots out of 5


Did you see that?  I just gave a gin cocktail 5 shots out of 5!!  What is this world coming to?  I made a run to my local BevMo today to get a sample bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur so that I could make tonight's cocktail.  Glad I did!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I can't believe how much I like this cocktail!  For those of you who don't know.......I always used to RUN the other way when a cocktail had gin in it.  Yuck, didn't like it at all.  The smell of it alone was too much.  Now doing this blog, I have found that gin is not a horrible thing at all (to my surprise).  Now, Elderflower Liqueur I had never heard of until a month or so ago, then I received a recipe for White Linen Cocktail from Crystal not too long ago.  Crystal first tried this cocktail in a local restaurant that her and her husband went to and enjoyed it enough to get the recipe and send it to me, and I Thank You Crystal for doing so!  This cocktail is refreshing and delicious!  The smell of the Elderflower Liqueur itself is amazing, and the proportions of it along with the gin, lime juice and sprite.....WOW!!

Here is the recipe for White Linen:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz sprite (lemon-lime soda)
In a shaker, add ice, gin, Elderflower Liqueur and lime juice.  Shake them up real well and strain your mixture into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.  Next pour in your sprite and EN-JOY!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






I will definitely have to look for more recipes with this yummy liqueur in it in the future!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pineapple Drink

Day 161


Pineapple Drink
4 shots out of 5


Today's Wednesday, which means the week is half over!  I can see the weekend over the horizon!  Simple things like that make me happy.  Speaking of simple, tonight's cocktail is just that!  I found it here, and am glad I did!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  This is a simple cocktail to make which is nice.  The blend of blueberry schnapps and pineapple juice is pretty darn good!  Tonight's cocktail is a smooth one....that I think I would consider as a creeper.....which could make it a dangerous cocktail, so watch out!  The color of this Pineapple Drink is fun too!  This would be a good cocktail to make in a large quantity to just pour as people want more (and they will).  I am a big fan of tonight's cocktail and I just may go make another one right now (yes I have finished it already!).

Here is the recipe for a Pineapple Drink:

  • 1oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz blueberry schnapps
  • 3 1/2 oz pineapple juice
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up real well to give it a good chill. Strain your cocktail into a low ball glass and enjoy!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to another amazing cocktail with blueberry schnapps!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Amaretto Colada

Day 160


Amaretto Colada
4 shots out of 5


It's hot.  It's Tuesday.  The little one had a set of immunizations yesterday........and she's cranky.  So is mom.  That must mean it's time for tonight's cocktail!  No, it definitely means that!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I have had this one pinned on my Pinterest board for quite some time now.  Tonight was the night to make it!  My pin led me here.  I blended up this cocktail and had everything except for the whipping cream so I substituted it with the closest thing I had, milk.  I can absolutely taste the amaretto the most in this cocktail (hence the name).  It's a little overpowering in some sips......then in other sips it gets a little better and I taste more of the cream of coconut.  Regardless, this is a pretty enjoyable cocktail.

Here is the recipe for an Amaretto Colada:

  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • 3 pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp whipping cream (I used milk)
In a blender add 1 cup of ice, and all ingredients above.  Blend it up until all of the ice is gone.  Pour it into a hurricane glass.  You can top it off with whipped cream and a cherry like I did, or not.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






I absolutely do enjoy blended cocktail on warm nights.....or sort of warm nights.......even cold ones will do!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, July 23, 2012

Raspberry Truffle

Day 159


Raspberry Truffle
3.5 shots out of 5


Monday.  Yes I said it, the "M" word.  It marks yet another week of cocktails.  I know I've said it before, but when I sit back and think about it, I CAN NOT believe that I have found/received, made, tried and blogged about 159 cocktails!!  Plus the fact that there are SOOOO MANY more out there for me to try.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  I received tonight's cocktail from Sandi.  Sandi wanted to invent a cocktail that tasted like some of her favorite ice creams, so she invented the Raspberry Truffle.  She gave me a few options on the vodka, so I went with the Raspberry Vodka.  This is a yummy cocktail!  I first strained it into a martini glass and it warmed up quickly and didn't taste as good as I knew it should.  Then I poured that into the glass below with some ice, stirred it up and it tasted a lot better.  This is a nice creamy cocktail that goes down smooth.  It's been husband and Stephanie (The Crockpot Lady) approved as well!

Here is the recipe for a Raspberry Truffle:

  • 2 oz Irish cream
  • 2 oz black raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1/4 oz chocolate syrup
In a shaker add ice and all ingredients above.  Shake it up real well and strain it into a cocktail glass filled with ice.  This will strain slow due to the Irish cream and chocolate syrup, so be patient........or not like I was and shake the hell out of it while it's straining.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Thank You Sandi for a quite yummy cocktail!  That was a great way to start of another week of cocktails!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Greyhound

Day 158


Greyhound
5 shots out of 5



First off I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our good friend Adam!  Adam's favorite cocktail is a Greyhound, so I promised him that I would make one on his birthday, so tonight's cocktail is for you Adam!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I have never had a greyhound before, but now that I do really enjoy grapefruit juice in my cocktails, I have been dying to try this one for a few months now........just needed to wait until tonight to make it.  I found many variations for vodka to grapefruit juice online, so I basically went with somewhere in the middle.  This is a very refreshing cocktail and one that is super easy to make.  I know I will be enjoying many more of theses in my future!  Thank You Adam for letting me make this cocktail on your special day!

Here is the recipe for a Greyhound:

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 3 shots grapefruit juice
In a short glass, add ice, and all ingredients above.  Stir it up well and enjoy!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to your birthday Adam!  See you soon!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blue Lagoon

Day 157


Blue Lagoon
2.5 shots out of 5


Holy Insanely Hot Day!  We took our two girls (3 and 1) to Happy Hollow today (an amusement park/zoo for little ones).  It was a GREAT day and everyone really enjoyed themselves......only problem was the fact that it was 91 degrees out and the little ones were totally done by the end......or is that a bad thing?

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  Another blue cocktail!  Yeay!  But that's where the "yeay" ends.  I needed to find a blended cocktail because it's too hot to think of a martini right now, so I found this cocktail here.  Wasn't feeling like vodka today, but gave it a shot anyways.  I can totally taste the vodka.  The pineapple juice does mask it a bit and the blue curacao....well it adds a nice color.  The vodka is a bit much for me, so I'm not terribly enjoying this cocktail all that much.  Oh well.  Sometimes blue cocktails are fun.......sometimes they're not, so is life.  If you have a favorite cocktail that you would like me to try, please email it to me!  I love hearing from you all and receiving cocktail recipes from you as well!

Here is the recipe for a Blue Lagoon:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao
In a blender add 3/4 cup of ice (I used 1 cup and it came out a bit thick) and all of the ingredients above.  Blend up your cocktail until the ice is gone, pour and enjoy.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to family and enjoying your little ones!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


Friday, July 20, 2012

Key Lime Martini

Day 156


Key Lime Martini
4.5 shots out of 5


OK, OK, so I felt bad last night that I made and drank all of the Key Lime Daiquiri and my husband got none.  Then, Anita from the Hungry Couple posted a link today to her Key Lime Martini recipe that she had made.  Problem solved!  My husband is a very happy man right now!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  This is yet another great cocktail from Anita and her Hungry Couple Blog!  Thank You Anita!  I can definitely taste the lime in this cocktail and it tastes good!!  I am ABSOLUTELY going to have to check out more of her cocktails!  This cocktail is a good blend of all of the ingredients giving the lime a little more flavor then the rest (as it should be).  I will be making this as well as the Key Lime Daiquiri in the future most definitely!  If you are a fan of lime, I would suggest you try both of these cocktails, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!

(P.S. Check out my Birthday Presents over on my New Cocktail Equipment and Supplies tab)

Here is the recipe for a Key Lime Martini:

  • 1 1/3 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
In a shaker add ice and all ingredients above.  Shake them up real well and strain them into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Once again, Thank You to Anita from Hungry Couple for your fabulous Key Lime cocktails!!  Can't wait to check out more of your cocktails!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Key Lime Daiquiri

Day 155


Key Lime Daiquiri
4.5 shots out of 5


Took the kids to out County Museum today.  One of my boys had gone on a field trip and for doing so they gave him a voucher for 2 adults and 3 kids to return for free.......so why not!  It was a pretty cool museum I must say!  I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.  All four of my kids (13, 7, 3 & 1) all enjoyed it as well.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  I got this cocktail through a pin on Pinterest which landed me to a blog called Hungry Couple.  They have a page with the daiquiris they've made so far (looks pretty good!!)  First off I love this lime green color of the daiquiri!  I can definitely taste the midori and pineapple juice (which go well together!)  I took the recipe on the blog and halved it (even the ice cubes, which I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have done) and mine didn't turn out as thick as the one on the Hungry Couples blog, but it's still super yummy (that's why I took off the word frozen from the title for my cocktail)!  I am sucking this cocktail down pretty quickly and am about to go pour the last few sips that are in the blender in my glass as well!

Here is the recipe for a Key Lime Daiquiri:

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz midori
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
In a blender add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Blend everything together until all of the ice is gone.  Pour and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to a brand new daiquiri and the great people at Hungry Couple for the recipe!!

Cheers!!


The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blue Breeze

Day 154



Blue Breeze
3.5 shots out of 5


I can not believe it, but in a little less then a month, I will be half way done with my Year of Cocktails!  If I stop and think........it amazes me that I've found or been given, made, photographed and tried 154 cocktails........154!!  I'm not sure if that's amazing........or crazy?  I'll go with amazing!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This is a simple tasting cocktail.  The whipped cream vodka flavor really comes out in this one.  It's flavor is simple and does not make your taste buds dance around in your mouth like some of the fruitier or sweeter cocktails do.  It's an enjoyable cocktail, but not one I'd spend $9 at a bar on.........if and when I do go to a bar I'd want to spend my money on a cocktail that makes me want to double fist (a term I learned at our local BJ Brewery, meaning having a drink in each hand.  Apparently there you need to completely "finish" your beer before you can even think about ordering another one.....kinda lame in my book) it by ordering another on the spot.

Here is the recipe for a Blue Breeze:

  • 1 oz. whipped cream vodka
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao
  • 4 oz sprite (lemon-lime soda)
In a shaker add ice and all ingredients above.  Shake it well and strain it into a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to making it 1/2 way through the week!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grapefruit Margarita

Day 153


Grapefruit Margarita
3.5 shots out of 5


Unfortunately I just had a picture of Pee Wee Herman in his gray suit and red bow tie doing the "Tequila!" dance flash through my head.......eeekkk!!  Those high heeled white shoes, getting lower and lower as the song is coming to an end.  OK, flashback over.....onto tonight's cocktail!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This is not my favorite margarita, but it is definitely better then a regular one in my book.  I was really hoping to fall in love with this cocktail and to REALLY enjoy the grapefruit flavor.  I found quite a few recipes for tonight's cocktail online, they all varied a bit, most had lime, one had no lime and instead it had you add simple syrup.  I made one with anejo ( Tequila or Rum aged between one and seven years, often stored in oak barrels giving the Tequila or Rum a golden color; aged; usually in reference to cheese or liquor ) tequila and lime juice and simply syrup......didn't work too well.  The anejo tequila's oakier flavor didn't work well with the grapefruit juice.  I started over and used silver tequila and made the recipe I had found without the lime juice.......almost good, so I added a little lime juice and it made it a lot better.  I can definitely taste the tequila in this one, so next time I would probably use 1 1/2 oz of it and I think I may just like it a bit better that way.  Maybe that way I will be able to taste a bit more of the grapefruit juice as well.

Here is my recipe for a Grapefruit Margarita:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice

In a shaker add ice and all ingredients above.  Shake up your ingredients well and strain them into a margarita glass filled 1/2 way with ice.


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to Pee Wee Herman and his "Tequila!" dance!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cayman Mama

Day 152



Cayman Mama
4 shots out of 5


Look it's another "Mama" cocktail!  The Bahama Mama was a hit, well with me at least, so I figured, "Let's try another Mama cocktail!".  As I'm tracking my cocktails on Pinterest and who's pinning them and what else they have on that same board (I've found some yummy cocktails that way) I found tonight's cocktail here.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  Tonight's cocktail is quite yummy.  The triple sec gives it a twist in it's flavor.  What I mean is when you look at the cocktail, you're thinking sort of sweet, perhaps grapefruity or something along those lines.  Then you try it and you taste more of the triple sec and smell more of the banana liqueur.  It just makes your taste buds question your brain for a split second, as if they're saying "Didn't you just say sweet and grapefruit?".  If you enjoy the flavor of triple sec (not that you would pour yourself a glass of it........or maybe you would?  either way.....I won't judge) then you will enjoy this cocktail (as long as the rest of the ingredients sound good to you too that is).  All in all, it's an enjoyable cocktail

Here is the recipe for a Cayman Mama:

  • 3/4 oz light rum
  • 3/4 oz coconut rum
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 oz banana liqueur
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • splash of grenadine
In your cocktail glass fill it 1/2 way with crushed ice and add all of your ingredients.  Stir it up well and enjoy!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to another "Mama" cocktail!  If you have any favorite cocktails that you would like me to try, email them to me!  I'd love to hear about them and hear from you!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady