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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bloody-Rimmed Martini

Day 259



Bloody-Rimmed Martini
2 shots out of 5


It's Halloween!!  Finally the day that everyone (in this house at least) has been waiting for!!  All of the excitement of the last couple weeks has come down to this very day!  Happy Halloween to you all, I wish you all a fun and safe night!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  I found tonight's cocktail at this site.  What a cool looking cocktail!  I've made white cocktails before and have really liked them, like the Chi Chi so I was excited to make this one.  The red cake decorating drips make it look cool too.  Unfortunately this cocktail looks a lot better then it tastes.  I did "sort of" get a hint or two of the coconut flavoring of the cream of coconut, but the rest kind of tasted like milk.  I'm sad that it wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.  Oh well, you win some you loose some.

Here is the recipe for a Bloody-Rimmed Martini:

  • 1 1/2 oz half & half (once again I didn't have any, so I made my own with half milk and half cream)
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz cream of coconut
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake up your mixture real well and strain it into a martini glass.  If you want the blood effect, drip some cake decorating gel on the rim before you strain in your cocktail.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the main ingredients:






I hope you all get more treats then tricks tonight!

Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chavela

Day 258



Chavela
5 shots out of 5


Yes, I am still on a high from the World Series!  I remember when we won the World Series in 2010 I was pregnant with our fourth and my mom had told me that I was not allowed to go into labor until after the World Series was over.  My folks are the ones who watch our kids when we go to the hospital to have more kids (lol, that just sounded funny).  Luckily I didn't have her until Nov. 14th, so all was good.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  A friend of mine, Kinsie, told me about this amazingly good cocktail that they order and love at a restaurant south of us.  It sounded pretty darn good to me, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Winner!!  Another cocktail that includes beer, like my Moon-a-rita.  This is a quick and simple cocktail to make.  Make sure you have your cocktail glass chilled ahead though, otherwise the beer won't taste too refreshing after a while.......unless you're planning on drinking it quickly, then you'll have no worries!  Yes, I did go "a little" over board on the salting of the rim on this glass....oh well.  It's very wipe-off-able.

Here is the recipe for a Chavela:

  • 1 Negra Modelo beer
  • 1 oz silver tequila
  • 1 lime wedge
In a big goblet sized glass wet the rim with your lime wedge and salt it.  Tilting your glass sideways pour in your beer, sqeeze all of the lime juice you can get out of the lime wedge (you can add more if you like more) and pour in your shot of tequila.  Give it a quick stir and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to local cocktail that include beer!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, October 29, 2012

Drunken Ghost

Day 257



Drunken Ghost
3.5 shots out of 5


The Giants did it!  They won the World Series and I couldn't be happier!  The parade (no I'm totally not going to be able to go......sad face) will be on Halloween and it will be packed!  Speaking of Halloween, we only 2 days (3 cocktails including tonight) left until the night of candy!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  So I found a cocktail online that had milk and half and half in it and decided to amend it because I was really in the mood for ice cream.  Changed some ingredients and the name and now I have my own creation.  This cocktail is pretty good.  Not great, I won't lie, but pretty good.  I like it and will finish it, but wouldn't pay $9 at a bar for one, but I'd definitely let someone else spend $9 at a bar and buy me one!

Here is the recipe for a Drunken Ghost:

  • 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz cream
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 TBS of sugar
In a blender add all of the ingredients above.  Blend until the ice cream is smooth and the sugar is blended in really well.  Drip some cake decorating gel down the top of your glass for effect and enjoy.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to the 2012 World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants!!  What a great year guys and I can't wait for next season!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Salty Dog

Day 256



Salty Dog
4 shots out of 5


Game 4 is tonight.  If we win it we sweep the Tigers and I win my bet with my cousins!  It's funny because the whole post season has been a battle of the family.  My grandma is one of 9, so the whole family is spread out over the US.  Some of our family teams are the Giants, A's, Cardinals and Tigers.  All of them are post season teams and one by one they've all been eliminated except for the final two which are the Giants and Tigers.  If my Giants win, I have one if not two cousin who will be wearing Giants hats at our next family reunion!  

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  Did you fall on the floor?  Are you OK?  Yes, you read this right, I did give a cocktail that has gin in it a 4 shot rating.......not only that, gin is one of two ingredients in this one!  I have to tell you that I am NOT a fan of salted rimmed cocktail glasses. My margaritas are (I think the only ones) ordered with out salt every time I order them.  In the spirit of this cocktail (having "Salty" in the name and all) I did salt the rim and DID take a couple sips (on the one section that had the littlest amount of salt) of it with the salt as well.  The whole sipping part is not too bad......it's just that piece of salt that gets left behind in your mouth that you continuously keep licking trying to get rid of it.  I will be wiping the salt off the rim now to finish my cocktail.

Here is the recipe for a Salty Dog:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • lime wedge
  • cocktail salt
Rim a tall cocktail glass with your cocktail salt and fill it up with ice.  Pour in your gin and grapefruit juce and stir it up well.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to an exciting Game 4!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Crooked Golf Cart

Day 255



Crooked Golf Cart
4 shots out of 5


Yes we're recording tonight's game.  I'm making my cocktail while my husband and oldest finish up their soccer game.  After all that is done we will all sit down and watch......can't....contain....my excitement!!  I'm sick (yes again.......4 kids remember, lol) and my taste buds aren't working the way they should.  The combo of both kinda makes me not in the mood to find a cocktail, and as I was searching I got an "amazingly perfect timing" tweet from Janice!  She gave me the recipe for tonight's cocktail......which I amended a little bit from the link she sent me (actually in the link she sent it stated that you may want to add more amaretto because the cranberry juice overpowers it).

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  Thank You Janice for your yummy recipe and "perfect" timing!  The site that she sent me (found here) was right, the cranberry juice does take away from the amaretto flavor.  Already thinking that, I cut back on the cranberry juice and upped the amaretto.  The 2 lime wedges and "splash" of rum I kept the same.  This is a pretty refreshing cocktail.  The cranberry juice gives it that refreshing taste and the amaretto, rum and lime give it a nice complimenting taste that works quite well.

Here is my amended recipe for a Crooked Golf Cart:

  • 4 oz cranberry cocktail juice
  • 1 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1/4 oz light rum
  • 2 lime wedges
In a tall cocktail glass filled with crushed ice, pour in 2 ounces of cranberry juice.  Next pour in your amaretto, followed by your remaining 2 ounces of cranberry juice.  Stir and top with the rum and squeeze in your lime wedges.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Thank You again Janice for saving me tonight and sending me the link to this cocktail!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady



Friday, October 26, 2012

Frangelico Chocolate Martini

Day 254



Frangelico Chocolate Martini
3.5 shots out of 5


Well I'm on a baseball high!  Two games down, two more wins to go!  It's just getting too exciting!  Last night I was invited to Widmer Bros. Explore Your Craft in San Francisco.  Widmer Bros. had a lot of their different beers paired up with some delicious cuisine for us all to try.  I found a Pitch Black IPA that they make, LOVED it!!  All of their beers we tried were very very good, but it was nice to find another Widmer beer that I love besides their Heff.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  I found this recipe on the Frangelico site.  My first couple sips I really tasted the chocolate flavor, then a few sips later the Frangelico is the flavor I tasted more.  All ingredients are accounted for in this cocktail as I can taste them all throughout each sip.  I'm not the hugest Frangelico fan and I think that's why I rated this cocktail 3.5, but for those of you who do like it, I think you may just like this cocktail a lot.

Here is the recipe for a Frangelico Chocolate Martini:

  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • cherry to garnish
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the cherry.  Shake up your mixture very well and strain your cocktail into a martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to two amazing Giants games!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Black Spider

Day 253



Black Spider
3 shots out of 5


Did you watch the game last night?  Did the Giants rock it, or did the Giants rock it?!?!  What an awesome game, I'm still on a high from it, and we're only hours away from Game 2!!  I can't wait to watch it!  Anywho, continuing with my Halloween cocktails, I found one all over the place that has two simple ingredients......plus one "spooky" one I added.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  Vodka and Kahlua do go well together.  My only problem is that I like to adding more to this cocktail for me to really enjoy it.  Such as last night's cocktail Colorado Bulldog or my Chocolate Coffee.  Therefore, this cocktail I won't make again.  That being said, did you check out the spider legs in my cocktail??  I found them at Target (there's a picture of the box they came in below), and decided to try them.  NO they're not black licorice flavor!  Thought I'd share that before you asked.  They taste like some mix of a "good" hint of "maybe" black licorice and some berry flavoring or something?  I don't know, but they're pretty tasty.........not to eat the whole box, but I just ate 2 legs and enjoyed them.

Here is the recipe for a Black Spider:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • black spider legs, or whatever spider decoration you see fit.  You can even wear a spider ring and call it a day
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above, except for your decorations.  Shake and strain your mixture into a large shot glass, or cocktail glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Yet another spooky cocktail to make on Halloween!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Colorado Bulldog

Day 252



Colorado Bulldog
4 shots out of 5


Happy Game 1 of the World Series Day!!  I'm soooo excited I can barely contain it!  OK, cocktail, Tae Kwon Do, something SUPER easy for dinner, crack open beer, plant myself in front of the TV and start cheering!!  I'm ready!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I received tonight's cocktail from Tina.  This is a cocktail her and her best girlfriend would enjoy when they would go out to a bar.  Thank You Tina for this recipe!!  I am enjoying it a lot and also like how creamy it is.  I usually get nervous when a cocktail recipe asks you to add the exact same amount of each ingredient to a cocktail, but in this case, it's a good thing.  I once again substituted the half and half for half milk and half cream which made each ingredient completely equal (except for the coke).  All in all, a good cocktail!

Here is the recipe for a Colorado Bulldog:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz kahlua
  • 2 oz half & half (or 1 oz milk and 1 oz cream)
  • 1/2 oz coke
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the coke.  Shake everything up real good and pour it all into a cocktail glass.  Pour your coke on top.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to you Tina!  Thank You for a very tasty cocktail!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spiced Pumpkin

Day 251



Spiced Pumpkin
3 shots out of 5


The Giants win the Penant.  The Giants win the Penant.  The Giants win the Penant.  Way to go San Francisco Giants!!  Now we're onto the World Series!  I have a bet on my facebook page with my cousin (a Tigers Fan) that the loosing team (the Tigers) will have to change their profile picture to the winning teams (the Giants) logo/picture for a week!  Game on cousin, Game ON!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3 shots out of 5.  It's a pretty good cocktail.  Nothing as extremely exciting as my Pumpkin Pie Martini by far, but it's not a horrible cocktail either.  This cocktail sits somewhere in the middle of it all, .5 above the middle to be exact.  This cocktail asks for cinnamon sugar to rim the martini glass with......don't have any, so I mixed the two ingredients together and made my own.  This cocktail has an OK flavor where nothing jumps out at me when I sip it.  I will still continue to look for more cocktails using the Pumpkin Pie vodka.....there doesn't seem to be too many out there yet (as this is a new flavor), but I will continue to look.  Oh and check out what I got at Bev Mo today here, which doesn't include the new martini glass I got since I made tonight's cocktail in it.

Here is the recipe for tonight's cocktail:

  • 2 oz Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
  • 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz half & half (or half milk and half cream like I did)
  • cinnamon sugar to rim your martini glass with
Rim your martini glass with cinnamon sugar.  In your shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the cinnamon sugar.  Shake it up well and strain it into your cinnamon sugar rimmed martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to a new flavor of vodka for Pinnacle!  I hope to find many yummy cocktails to make with it.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chocolate Coffee

Day 250



Chocolate Coffee
3.5 out of 5


Holy Moly the Giants game is on right now and we're recording it and I need to do tonight's cocktail so that I can sit down with my beer and fast food (totally had to so that I can focus on the game) and watch the Giants!!

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  I found this recipe on Pinnacles facebook page and decided to give it a try!  Just like the name it absolutely does taste like Chocolate Coffee, and the whipped cream on top is an absolute must!  The whipped cream adds just a bit more creaminess to this cocktail that I really enjoy.  The only thing I would change about this cocktail would be cutting the vodka back 1/2 ounce.  It would take the bite of the vodka off enough to taste the coffee flavor a bit more.  Otherwise, it's a great combination!

Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Coffee:

  • 2 oz Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped Vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 oz half & half (I used half milk and half cream since I didn't have any half & half)
  • whipped cream
In a shaker add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the whipped cream.  Shake it up well and strain your cocktail into a martini glass.  Squirt some whipped cream on top and enjoy!!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to the SF Giants!  No matter what happens tonight, it's been a great ride!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Orange & Black Attack

Day 249



Orange & Black Attack
3.5 shots out of 5


My SF Giants are on in 7 minutes.  It's Game 6 and I can't stand how excited I am to watch the game.  I decided to make and dedicate tonight's cocktail to them.  I have total faith in my Giants and am looking forward to sitting in front of the TV with beer in hand and cheering them on.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This is a self invented cocktail with the (almost) black and orange colors to represent my Giants!  I was really trying to make it look as black and orange as I could and since I still can't find that darn black vodka, I decided to use Kahlua which is the next closest color I had.  The Grand Marnier is the most orange liqueur I have as well.  Surprisingly this shooter isn't too bad.  You get the bite from the cognac in the Grand Marnier, followed by the orange flavoring in it.  Then when you think you've tasted it all, the coffee flavoring from the Kahula kicks in for a nice after taste.  All in all, not a bad shooter!

Here is my recipe for an Orange & Black Attack:

  • 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
In a shot glass pour in your Kahlua.  Next layer the Grand Marnier on top of the Kahlua by slowly pouring it on the back of a spoon above the Kahlua to make a nice layer.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here is to my SF Giants!  I love you guys and what you do for all of us fans......torture and all!!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vampire Elixir

Day 248



Vampire Elixir
3.5 shots out of 5


I recently got a Roomba!  If you are not quite sure what a Roomba is let me tell you.  A Roomba is a circular robotic vacuum cleaner.  All you need to do is press the "clean" button and the thing takes off and vacuums your ENTIRE house!  We have all hard wood floors, some tile and an area rug and it takes care of it all.  I love this thing, it has made my life (with four kids) SOO much easier.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  Initially I gave this cocktail a 4.....but after a few sips, I decided that it wasn't good enough to be a 4 anymore.  I tried my hand at making my own blended cocktail and some what succeeded.  The Chambord ads a nice raspberry flavor to this cocktail which I really enjoy.  I was going for a red (blood red) cocktail and settled with the color that the grenadine and Chambord gave me.  Next time I'll use food coloring.  This cocktail is nice and creamy, thanks to the ice cream.  It's a pretty good mix of ingredients and easy to drink.

Here is the recipe for a Vampire Elixir:

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz black raspberry liqueur
In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend it up until your mixture is smooth.  For effect (which basically failed) you can drip grenadine on the top, or try to drip it down the inside of the glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to a pink cocktail and a failed attempt of making it look cool!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gin Alexander

Day 247



Gin Alexander
3.5 shots out of 5


We made it!  Another Friday is here.  Another weekend of sports is upon us.  This weekend is a baseball tournament for our oldest.  Along with soccer of course.  I keep fantasizing about the weekend after Thanksgiving.  That will start a good slew of weekends where we do.....not......have......fifty millions games!

I gave tonight's this afternoon's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  First off I'd like to say that I am aware that ground nutmeg goes on top of a Gin Alexander.  Unfortunately I don't have any, so since it is fall and I have been on a pumpkin kick lately, I substituted the nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice........not bad, I must say.  I do like the way the cream compliments the gin in this cocktail.  The dark creme de cacao adds a nice subtle flavor as well.  The three ingredients do go well together.......it's just not as flavorful as some of my other cocktails and that's why it got a 3.5.

Here is the recipe for a Gin Alexander:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz dark creme de cacao
  • 1 oz cream
  • nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice, whichever you choose to use).  Shake until well mixed and strain into your martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to starting the weekend off a little early!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spiked Pumpkin Milkshake

Day 246



Spiked Pumpkin Milkshake
5+ shots out of 5


Holy Moly!  My mom gave us a carton of Trader Joe's Pumpkin ice cream last night.  Tonight I decided to use it in a cocktail.  I am sooo very very glad that I did.  I think I may make myself another one before I'm done typing up tonight's blog post.

I gave tonight's cocktail 5+ shots out of 5.  I just felt I needed to add something to the 5.  I figure rum would go well with pumpkin ice cream and it would need to be spiced rum since the pumpkin ice cream is a little spicy.  Oh boy was I right!  Three simple ingredients.  Two simple toppings and a glass full of AWESOMENESS!!  If you like pumpkin ice cream (which I swear sounds better towards the end of the year then during spring or summer), you will LOVE this cocktail.

Here is my recipe for Spiked Pumpkin Milkshake:

  • 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 3/4 C pumpkin ice cream
  • 3 oz milk
  • whipped cream
  • pumpkin pie spice
In a blender, add the first three ingredients and blend them up until your mixture gets liquified.  Pour into your glass and squirt some whipped cream on top and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top of that.

Here is a photo of the end (delicious) result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to creating an AH-MAZE-ING milkshake!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kinky Sunsation

Day 245



Kinky Sunsation
3.5 shots out of 5


I totally missed it.  Last night was my two-thirds mark for my blog!  Happy two-thirds of a year to us all!  I figured I'd try some more Kinky Liqueur tonight and went to Pinterest to find my next cocktail.  I found it on their "Kinky Liqueur Recipes" board.

I gave tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  This is a pretty good cocktail.  I would order it at a bar, only if I had too many sweet cocktails and needed something a little blander to end the night with.  Not saying this cocktail is bland.........I just wouldn't classify it as a sweet or absolutely delicious cocktail.  It's just one of those safe cocktails that if you can't figure out what to order, you can't loose with a Kinky Sunsation.

Here is the recipe for a Kinky Sunsation:

  • 2 oz Kinky Liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange juice
In a cocktail glass filled 3/4 with ice, add all of the ingredients above.  Stir your cocktail and you're done.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to safe cocktails.  May we all know a couple of them for our times of need.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chocolate Cream Pie

Day 244



Chocolate Cream Pie
4 shots out of 5


I know I have mentioned this on my blog before (I also have a square banner on the right side of this page about it) that I am a contributing writer to a brand new magazine!  The magazine is called Simply Gluten Free and it hits stores on November 6th.  A rare thing happened to this magazine, a National Distributor heard about the magazines concept (directed to those with Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance or people who simply choose to live a gluten free life) and liked it so much that they moved things along quite quickly for the magazine.  What does that mean?  It means that if you go to your local Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Whole Foods (and a whole lot of other places) you can pick up your very own copy on Nov. 6th!

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  I got tonight's cocktail recipe from the Pinnacle site.  This is a good cocktail.  The only thing I will say that I don't like about it is the extra bite it gets from the ratio of straight alcohol to cream.  I would have liked a little less bite.........that being said, I did finish my entire cocktail, so obviously it wasn't that bad.  Oh and yes, I did add.....sprinkles.....I thought the cocktail needed a little color.

Here is the recipe for a Chocolate Cream Pie:

  • 2 oz chocolate whipped vodka
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz cream
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles (totally optional)
In a shaker, add ice, vodka, rum and cream.  Shake well and strain cocktail into a martini glass.  Add whipped cream on top (and sprinkles if you must).

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to being able to add whipped cream to a cocktail......and not just squirting it into your mouth from the can.

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)

Day 243



Happy Birthday Tini (HBT)
5 shots out of 5


No it's not anyone's birthday today.  We're not celebrating.  I have simply been wanting to make this cocktail for quite some time now.  I saw a photo of a version of this cocktail on Pinterest a while ago and found it again today.  I followed it to the blog it came from, which led me to the blog they got it from, which led me to the blog they got it from.  The three versions of this cocktail were very similar, but I felt the need to tweek it a little bit and change it's name and decided to make my own "slightly different version".

I gave tonight's cocktail 5 shots out of 5.  I am not, NOT I say a sprinkles fan at all.  I do understand that there are a LOT of you out there who do enjoy sprinkles and to make this cocktail look festive I needed to add sprinkles.  There you go, a sprinkley rimmed cocktail.  Tonight's cocktail tastes QUITE yummy, it reminds me of of birthday cake before it's baked.  This would be a fun cocktail to make for a birthday party.  I would do the rimming of the glass way ahead of time.......cause it's a little time consuming and tricky.

Here is the recipe for a Happy Birthday Tini:

  • 1 1/2 oz cake vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz whipping cream
  • 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • sprinkles
Wet the rim of your martini glass with either water or whipping cream, I used the whipping cream.  On a plate with a good pile of sprinkles, turn the rim of your martini glass through the pile of sprinkles pressing them onto the wet part of the rim of your glass.  Set aside.

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above excluding the sprinkles.  Shake up your mixture well.  Strain it into the middle of your cocktail glass, trying not to pour it on the sprinkle rim.  To get the lines of color effect, sprinkle some sprinkles along the side and as they drop through, they'll leave a streak!

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to your next birthday party being a little bit more festive!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady