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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Midori Spider's Kiss

Day 228



Midori Spider's Kiss
3.5 shots out of 5


My eyeballs are sweating!  It's sooo hot out today......I think I may just melt.  On a good note, the Giants, 49ers and A's all won!  I'm so excited for post season with my Giants I can't stand it!  Yes tonight is another Halloween inspired cocktail on this very last day of September.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  When I found this recipe here I loved the photo of it so much that I thought I'd surely love this cocktail.  Well......not so much.  I mean it's a good cocktail, but there's too much lemon juice in it.  I would have cut the lemon juice in half to give it a taste of lemon, instead of it being a lemon flavored cocktail.  The chocolate web I actually made last night with one of the infant medicine syringes that they give you at your local drug store when you pick up your children's medicines (you know the plastic one where you suck up the medicine by pulling the back the top part up, and then squirt it in your kids mouths by pushing it back down), after I designed it I stuck it in the freezer and just took it out now to pour my cocktail into it.  Doing it this way went over a LOT better then my failed attempt with Mint Chip or my husbands failed attempt with The Drunken Milkmaid.  The funny thing is that now looking at my almost finished cocktail, the web touching the vodka and midori mix has melted into the cocktail, but the web part touching the grenadine is still standing strong.

Here is the recipe for a Midori Spider's Kiss:

  • 1 oz Midori
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice (next time I'd use 1/4 oz)
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • chocolate syrup
Design your martini glass with the chocolate syrup making a spiders web and stick it in the freezer.  I froze mine overnight, but according to the recipe it looks like you can stick it in there while you make your cocktail and then take it out.....I suggest at least 10-15 minutes though.  
In a shaker add ice, midori, vodka and lemon juice.  Shake and strain your mixture into your chilled chocolate spider web cocktail glass.  Pour your grenadine down the middle.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to FINALLY figuring out how to make chocolate lines on a martini glass look half way decent!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Saturday, September 29, 2012

Minty Spider

Day 227



Green Minty Spider
2 shots out of 5


Can you tell that I'm on a Halloween kick?  Today Stacy sent me a link to a Halloween drink......which also had a link to a whole lot of other Halloween cocktails on it.  Guess she figured it out already......as I'm sure most of you have.  I'm really getting into these Halloween cocktails, I think they're fun!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  All I can say about this shooter is Holy Mint Batman!  It's half vodka and half creme de menthe.......but all I can taste is the mint.....with maybe a little vodka bite, you know the feeling you get in your mouth when you know alcohol is present in your cocktail, but you just can't taste it (or when you can).  Yea, that's what it was like.  I love mint chip ice cream, but this creme de menthe stuff.......yikes, it needs to be a "little" addition to a cocktail, not half of it.

Here is the recipe for a Green Spider:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz creme de menthe
In a shaker add ice and both of the ingredients above.  Shake it up well and strain it into a shot glass.  I wetting the rim of mine with water and swirled it in green sprinkles to make it look neat. It surely didn't help the taste though.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to a not so good Green Spider.  Should have been called Minty Spider, that would have made more sense.  As a matter of fact I'm going to change the name of it right now!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady


Friday, September 28, 2012

Jager Monster

Day 226



Jager Monster
2 shots out of 5


Boy it's been a long week!  Three kids sick this week and we're still going.  Our oldest daughter missed both days of Tiny Tots this week, our second oldest son missed two days of school and our youngest came down with a fever yesterday as well.  I'm ready for the sickness to be gone and our house to be germ free........or have less germs in it.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  I asked my husband if tonight's cocktail qualifies for a "Halloween Shooter" since it has the word Monster in it.  He agreed with me, so here it is, another Halloween Shooter.  But I recommend you leave it here because it is not all that good.  I can taste a hint of the orange juice and I can definitely taste the Jagermeister.  This is not a great tasting shooter, not even a good tasting shooter......it's actually pretty blah in taste.  I would never make this shooter again, it's just not special enough to remember.  Oh well, you win some and you loose some.

Here is the recipe for a Jager Monster:

  • 1 1/2 oz Jagermeister
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up well and strain it into your shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






I guess the fact that the word Monster is in the title actually does suit this cocktail well.  It's such a monster of a shooter that I never want to try it again!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brain Hemorrhage

Day 225



Brain Hemorrhage
5 shots out of 5


I've got 3 sick children!  My little Tiny Tot girl must have brought home a sickness from her school, which resulted in a fever and not feeling good.  She passed it to my 3rd grader who missed 2 days of school and now my 1 year old just came down with a fever.  Fingers crossed (while I ignore my itchy throat) that the remaining three of us don't get it.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I got tonight's recipe from here.  This is a fun shooter to make and interesting one to drink.  Brain Hemorrhage is a perfect shooter for a Halloween party......or any party really!  The place where I got this cocktail recipe from said that it tastes  like peaches and cream, and I must say that it does pretty much remind me of that.  The layering part of this shooter is pretty easy and the dripping of the grenadine is fun!  Be warned.....when you do drink this shooter.......the parts of the Baileys that are hanging down, you can TOTALLY feel them in your mouth!  It's kind of weird and you almost DON'T want to swallow it, but you'll get over it and will be glad you did!

Here is the recipe for a Brain Hemorrhage:

  • 3/4 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Baileys Irish cream
  • 1/4 oz grenadine (you don't have to use all of it)
In a shot glass pour in your peach schnapps.  Next you are going to layer your Baileys on top of the peach schnapps.  For this next part I took a turkey baster and sucked up the grenadine in it so that I would have more control over where and how much I was using.  I then slowly dripped the grenadine in one area through the Baileys until it started to drip down, then I stopped.  I kept doing this in different areas to get my end result.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






This is a fun and easy shooter to make.  I hope you try it and if you do, I want to hear about it!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Liquid Watermelon

Day 224



Liquid Watermelon
3 shots out of 5


I finally remembered to buy watermelon schnapps!  OK, a week ago, but still I remembered.  Then apparently I forgot since it took me until tonight to remember that I had purchased it a week ago and that I need to start using it in my cocktails. 

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  I totally admit that my first sip was too sweet......then I put my two middle kids to bed, talked about school and sports with them, tucked them in, and then came back and took another (watered down a little bit) sip.  Better!  This cocktail is OK.  Nothing super special.  Nothing I'm dying to make again or order at a bar, but it's OK.  I will find a cocktail out there (if you have one please email it to me!) that I like a lot better then this one (that has watermelon schnapps in it of course).  On a side note, this watermelon schnapps smells SUPER YUMMY!  Kind of reminds me of jolly ranchers.

Here is the recipe for Liquid Watermelon:
  • 1 oz midori
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz watermelon schnapps
  • 1 oz sweet & sour mix
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
In a margarita glass pour your grenadine and set aside.  In your shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the grenadine you've already put into your glass.  Shake up your mixture and pour it all, including the ice, into your margarita glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to remembering to use my watermelon schnapps!  Until we meet again!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Frankenstein

Day 223



Frankenstein
5 shots out of 5


We went to Chili's for dinner thanks to their Kids Eat Free coupon.  Love it when half of us eat for free!  I finally found a cocktail that I wanted to try that has Blackberry Schnapps in it.  I'm excited because I've been looking for one ever since I bought it.  Eureka, I've found it!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  Despite this shooters name (I would think a shooter called Frankenstein would be a mix of randomly "not so good together" stuff), this is a darn good cocktail!!  With Halloween approaching (yes I know we still have a month and 5 days to go.....remember I have 4 kids) I thought this would be a good shooter to make and try.  Glad I did!!  If you are having a Halloween party that includes cocktails (don't they all?), I highly suggest you serve this to your guests.

Here is the recipe for a Frankenstein:

  • 1 oz pineapple juice (sorry Stacy)
  • 1/2 oz melon liqueur
  • 1/2 oz blackberry schnapps
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up real good and strain your spooky cocktail into a shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to all of the stores being fully stocked with Halloween items and a month and 5 days of children anticipating Halloween!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, September 24, 2012

Polar Freeze

Day 222



Polar Freeze
5 shots out of 5


Is there something in the air?  My one year old is getting into EVERYTHING today.  She's driving me nut.  Once one mess is cleaned up......don't turn around now, b/c here are two more! Time for me to put these kids to bed and have a cocktail (yea I wish it was that easy).

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I gave it 5 shots because if you are in the mood for a pepperminty flavored cocktail, this is a good one!  The peppermint flavor is not overwhelming, but it's definitely there.  When the winter holidays come around I get excited because that's when they start selling the Peppermint flavored Ghirardelli chocolate squares!  Tonight's cocktail reminds me of that candy and now I'm getting excited for winter to be here!  This cocktail would be a great one to serve around the winter holidays!  I got this recipe off of the Godiva website.

Here is the recipe for a Polar Freeze:

  • 1 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
In a short cocktail glass filled with crushed ice, pour in your two ingredients.  Stir up your cocktail and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to getting excited for the winter and Ghirardelli peppermint chocolate squares!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Green Eyes

Day 221



Green Eyes
5 shots out of 5


My SF Giants clinched the Nation West Division Championship last night, which makes me a VERY happy Cocktail Lady!!  I can not wait for post season!  We recorded the 49er game due to our crazy Sunday.......I already know what happened, but won't tell my husband until after our recording.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I found this cocktail pinned on Pinterest and it sounded scrumptious, so I just HAD to try it!  These ingredients together are cool, refreshing, tropical and just delicious!  This is definitely I'm going to be making again.......and again.  This is my perfect end to a super busy weekend, thank you Pinterest!  For those of you who enjoy Midori, I think this will definitely be a cocktail for you to try.  I really think you'll like love it as much as I do!

Here is the recipe for a Green Eyes:

  • 1 oz Midori
  • 1 oz Malibu rum
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
In a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice, add all of your ingredients and give it a good stir.


Here is a photo of the end results:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to surviving another week of craziness!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Caribbean Queen

Day 220



Caribbean Queen
4.5 shots out of 5


Boy is it a hot one today!  This cocktail hits the spot on a hot day, and also puts the song "Dancing Queen" in my head......oh and you're welcome!  Today consisted of 2 soccer games (at different fields), 2 soccer team photos (at total different times) and a birthday party.  What a day......cocktail please!!  I got tonight's cocktail here from a site I've never discovered before.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  A lot of these recipes I find tell me to add a "splash" of something, or they tell me to "fill the rest with____".  I like more exact answers, like when you bake something, you need to know if you're adding 1/4 cup of sugar, or if you're just "filling the rest with sugar".  Therefore I have decided that (and I know I've said this before....just couldn't remember in which post) that when a cocktail recipe asks for "a splash" of something, I put in 1/4 oz of it.  I have measured my "splashes" before and they always seem to equal 1/4 oz.  Now when a recipe asks me to "fill the rest with___" that's a little different.  I start with the bare minimum that "may" taste good and then sip, add more, sip, add more, etc., until I get the amount I like.  That's where I get those amounts from.  In case you were ever wondering or dying to know, your questions have now been answered!  Ha ha.  Oh, back to the cocktail, I encourage you to do the same thing I did with the OJ, you can even start with 2 1/2 oz and see if you like it....it may be too bananaey for you, so just add some more OJ.

Here is the recipe for a Caribbean Queen:


  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz creme de banana
  • 2 1/2 oz orange juice
In a tall glass filled with crushed ice, add all of your ingredients.  Stir everything up well and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to busy Saturdays and cocktails to end them with!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blue Balls

Day 219



Blue Balls
5 shots out of 5


I can't believe I made it to another Friday!  These weeks have really been crazy.  I don't feel like I've stopped going since soccer season has started....... seriously.  Tonight's cocktail is soooo absolutely positively needed, and boy is it a good one!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  Even though it's got one of those "names" that not too many people would want to shout across the bar to the bartender, I'll tell you, it's worth it!!  These 4 ingredients are extremely delicious together.......I told my husband to try it......(he said he didn't like the name, but he'd try it anyways) and I secretly hoped that he wouldn't want to try it so that I could have it all to myself.  Oh well.  This is a shooter that I could have a few of......in a row.......which may or may not be a good idea.  I got tonight's cocktail from the intoxicologist site, so Thank You once again Cheri for an amazing cocktail!

Here is the recipe for a Blue Balls:

  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
In a shaker, add ice and the ingredients above.  Shake it up well and strain your mixture into a shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to ending the week with an awesome cocktial!!  And it's blue!  

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cupid's Kiss

Day 218



Cupid's Kiss
4.5 shots out of 5



Yeay, my husband is back home from his 4 day business trip.  At times those 4 days went by so slowly and at other times (I think the 4 kids have something to do with it) those 4 days went by quite quickly.  Either way, I think I'll celebrate his homecoming with a cocktail.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4.5 shots out of 5.  This is a quick and easy shooter to make.  It's a pretty color and goes down pretty darn smooth.  I have been looking for a cocktail that has the Godiva White Chocolate and the Chambord mixed together in it and finally found one that sounded pretty darn good, and to my luck I was right!  These three ingredients go well together, all three flavors of the white chocolate, black raspberry and vanilla compliment each other well, and the vodka part gives it a bite.  Thumbs up from here on Cupid's Kiss!

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Here is the recipe for Cupid's Kiss:

  • 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Chambord
  • 1/2 oz vanilla vodka

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a shot glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Here's to another great shooter!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chai-tini

Day 217



Chai-tini
4 shots out of 5


I'm quite honestly not sure if this day will ever end.  It's been "National Drive All Over The Place Day" today for me.  I'm exhausted and ready for this cocktail I have here.  Then I'll eat dinner.  Maybe.  Raviolis......yes I'll definitely eat dinner.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I got tonight's cocktail from Petit Chef.  There is a pretty good blend of ingredients in this cocktail I must say.  The only thing I think I would change is the Chai to Baileys & Kahlua ratio.  I would definitely lessen the Kahlua to 1 oz.  The Baileys could either stay the same or lessen to 3/4 oz.  I think the amount of Kahlua gives it too much of a bite and takes away the chai flavor and you know how much I love this Voyant Chai liqueur, so I think I just want to taste more of it......especially since it's called a Chai-tini.  Either way, it's a good cocktail.

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Here is the recipe for a Chai-tini:

  • 2 oz Voyant Chai
  • 2 oz Baileys
  • 2 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 oz milk (whenever a cocktail asks for a "splash" of anything, I put in 1/4 oz.  I actually measured my "splash" once and that's what it was, so I stick with it)
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake it up well and strain it into a frosted martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Don't forget, if you can't get Voyant Chai in your state, you can always order it online at either www.drinkupny.com or www.astorwine.com.  Here's to this Wednesday ending......soon I hope!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Down Shot

Day 216



First Down Shot
5 shots out of 5


It's softball Tuesday and we won our first playoff game last week, so fingers crossed we win tonight!  Since it's softball Tuesday, I'm going to make a shot for tonight's cocktail.  I found tonight's shot on intoxicologist, where Cheri has a list of great cocktails for the football games!

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  Great job inventing this one Cheri!  These two flavors are amazing by themselves, but when you put them together in glass, YUM!!  They're both smooth liqueurs that compliment each other very well, but not enough to over power the other.  I can honestly say that I can taste both liqueurs evenly in my shot glass.  This shot went down sooo smoothly......that it's almost impossible not to make another one!

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Here is the recipe for a First Down Shot:

  • 1/2 oz Voyant Chai Creme Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
First pour in your Voyant Chai into a shot glass.  Next you are going to layer the Godiva on top of the Voyant Chai by slowly pouring it on the back of a spoon that is slanted downward into your shot glass.  Make sure the bottom of your spoon is touching the inside of the shot glass as your are pouring.

As some of you know, Voyant Chai Creme Liqueur is not available in all states (like mine), but it can be purchased online at these sites www.drinkupny.com as well as www.astorwine.com.  Take it from me, this liqueur is worth it!!


Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to Cheri and her amazing First Down Shot!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, September 17, 2012

Coconut Pie

Day 215



Coconut Pie
4 shots out of 5


Happy Monday!  Time for a cocktail.  Another school week is underway and before I know it, we will be coming to the end of another school year.  OK, so maybe that was a little fast forwarded......but I swear that's how this year has been going.  

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  Kahlua, welcome back!  I haven't had a cocktail with Kahlua in it in quite a long while.  I got tonight's recipe here.  Never in all of my wildest dreams would I have thought of mixing Malibu rum with Kahlua.  I have to say the two of them together with the milk is pretty darn good!  The only thing I would have changed would be to half the milk and use cream for that last ounce instead.  One way or the other this is a nice cocktail with a great flavor.  I can taste the Kahlua in this cocktail the most, but it's not an overwhelming taste, which is nice.

Here is the recipe for a Coconut Pie:

  • 1 oz Malibu rum
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 2 oz milk
In a short cocktail glass, fill with ice and add all of the ingredients above.  Stir it up really well so that the Kahlua mixes in with the other two ingredients.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to rediscovering Kahlua!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sidecar

Day 214



Sidecar
3.5 shots out of 5


I want to start out tonight by wishing my husband a VERY VERY Happy Birthday!  He told me what cocktail he wanted me to make on his birthday back in February when I started this blog and has been waiting patiently ever since.  I'll admit ever since he told me his cocktail back in February........I've been scared for the day to come when I actually had to make and try it.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  I guess my fears can be laid to rest, because I actually like this cocktail!  My oh my how my tastes have changed.  I can see why my husband likes this cocktail.  He enjoys a good cognac every so often and to mix a cognac into a cocktail is pure awesomeness for him.  My husband gave me tonight's cocktail recipe and I think he got the proportions right on the head with this one.  Each of these three ingredients works very well with the other, good job husband!!

Here is the recipe for a Sidecar:

  • 1 oz Cointreau 
  • 1 1/2 cognac
  • 1/2 lemon juice
In a cocktail shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake them up well and strain your cocktail into a chilled short cocktail glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to my husband on his birthday!  May you have many many more wonderful birthday's to come!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mango Margarita

Day 213



Mango Margarita
5 shots out of 5


Tomorrow being Mexican Independence Day and my husbands birthday, I decided to make my tequila cocktail a little bit early (to raise a glass to Mexico) so that I could also make my husbands request on his birthday as well.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  If you noticed how much I REALLY liked my Moon-A-Rita on Wednesday, you will not be surprised at all on tonight's cocktail.  Tonight's cocktail is basically my Moon-a-Rita......minus the Moon.  This cocktail is fabulous in flavor and really easy to make with it's 4 ingredients.  I have to say, we went out to dinner last week and I had ordered a Mango Margarita at a near by Mexican Restaurant and um.........YUCK!  I even had a few taste testers trying my margarita to make sure it wasn't my "Cocktail Lady" taste buds being snobby, and they all agreed that the flavor was nasty and it was simply a yucky cocktail.  Now that I have made tonight's recipe, there will never be a yucky Mango Margarita (in this house at least) again!

Here is the recipe for a Mango Margarita:
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz sweet & sour mix
  • 2 oz mango puree
In a blender, add 1 cup of ice and all of the ingredients above.  Blend up your ingredients until there is no more ice, pour and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to another action packed weekend.......and a great cocktail to make it that much easier!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady