Showing posts with label Friday Drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friday Drinks. Show all posts

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Martini

One more drink before the New Year - this would be a delicious drink to ring it in!!

I'm loving all of the new vodka flavors - it seems there's a new one every time I go to the liquor store! I saw Smirnoff Iced Cake vodka, recently, and knew that it would be delicious on ice cream - it IS! - and I also wanted to find an easy drink recipe.

2 oz. Bailey's Hazelnut Flavor Liquer
.5 oz. Smirnoff Iced Cake Flavored Vodka
1 sprinkle nutmeg

Shake and strain into a martini glass - sprinkle with nutmeg.


Friday, November 23, 2012


I was feeling the holiday spirit when I was in the grocery store and decided eggnog needed to be added to the menu! No, it's not a side dish, it's kind of a dessert - the calories alone .... but so worth it! Southern Comfort EggNog is, probably, the best tasting nog I've tried so far. According to Facebook (I love Google!) - it's the best EggNog on the planet!!

Instead of adding Southern Comfort to it, I used rum and brandy - I add about 2/3 of a shot of both, you don't want to get carried away! I also sprinkle nutmeg on the top - as you can see, I get a little heavy-handed with it! I stir in the nutmeg (after the photo shoot) - a delicious addition to any holiday meal!!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Musho's Fresas Mojito

A lightly sweet drink - tastes great on a hot summers night!

3-4 lime wedges, to taste
1-2 strawberries, to taste
10 mint leaves
1 oz. simple syrup
1 1/2 oz. light rum, preferably Bacardi Superior
Soda water

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime wedges, strawberries and mint leaves.
Add the simple syrup and rum - shake.
Pour into a glass 1/2 filled with ice - top with soda water.
Serve immediately.

* Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves to form a syrup.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Texas Slush

I almost had an *alcohol emergency* when I decided to make this drink - I couldn't find the recipe!! But, after much searching and a few calls to my sisters, I found the treasured recipe .... whew, emergency diverted!

I can remember my Mom, and even my Grandmother, serving this drink to lucky guests.

This is a wonderful summer slush, but drink slowly since it is has quite a kick!!

1 lg lemonade and 1 small lemonade concentrate
2 small limeade concentrates
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1/5th vodka (3.17 cups)
2 quarts water

Mix all ingredients - freeze and serve.                     CHEERS!

* I can remember the tiny version of lemonade/limeade, but haven't seen them in the stores for years. I use 1/3 of a container of lemonade and 2/3 of a container of limeade as a substitute. Mix the rest of the lemonade/limeade in a container (add about 1 can water per 1/3 of the concentrate) for the kids!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mango Sunrise

I found this recipe in Forbes magazine and loved that it sounded refreshing, and I would finally have a reason to try mango juice! Well, I picked up mango smoothie instead (my bad) but, it's quite good! I will try it another time with mango juice, but try this recipe - it's yummy!

2 oz. tequila
6 oz. mango juice
1 oz. grenadine
slices of orange for garnish
a few ice cubes (if needed)


Friday, May 13, 2011

the Suntan

This drink was inspired by the fact that I was looking for a drink that had Bailey's in it and something else I had in my liquor cabinet!!
Found it! It's called Suntan #2 - no explanation came along with the recipe, but it's delicious and getting close to suntan season!

1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream

Friday, April 15, 2011

White Russian

I love coffee - regular coffee, mocha coffee, vanilla coffee, coffee cake, coffee ice cream - you get the idea. So, when it comes to drinks, I love coffee liqueur!!

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a White Russian ~ Cheers!

1 oz. (shot) coffee liqueur
1 oz. vodka
2 oz. cream or milk

Friday, April 8, 2011

the Cape Codder

Or the Cape Cod. You have to say it like you're from New England, so I call it the Cape Cadder. It's also great for those of you that need a little extra cranberry in your diet  ;)

All you need is vodka, cranberry juice & a slice or 2 of lime - it's a light, delicious drink that's just right for any night!


Friday, March 25, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons - Add Vodka!!

I'm going to start a new weekly entry called Friday Drinks. I love trying new drinks - a fun cocktail, a good beer, a fancy wine..... You get the idea.

Lemonade screams sunshine, flip flops, water guns & laughter - what about the adults??
When I make lemonade for the boys, I make myself the "Mommy version" & add a shot of vodka! Any vodka works, but raspberry vodka is the best!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Choco-Mint Martini

'Tis the season to try new drinks. I'm always on the lookout for a festive, new drink for the holidays - this one is delightful!

2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
Hershey's cocoa

In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys & vodka, add ice, cover & shake until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed w/cocoa & sugar. Garnish with fresh mint.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Is It Time For a Drink?

I'm always on the look out for a new drink to enjoy - I often mix, blend or shake, but this one is best on the rocks.
Amarula is a cream liqueur made with fruit from the Marula tree. It's a tree that only grows on the plains of Africa, and its fruit is often enjoyed by elephants, which munch away on the berries whenever they get a chance.The berries are known to drive elephants a bit mad because they can ferment a bit after lying on the ground.The Marula fruit is also legendary for its aphrodisiac properties!
According to the bottle, Amarula offers a "captivating and exotic" flavor, offering hints of caramel, chocolate and vanilla - there was a bit of a butterscotch flavor, too.