Red, White, and Blue Sangria

patriotic cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

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A New Post? Whaaaaaa?!

So, it seems to me that I’ve been gone for a quick minute….almost. I’ve been so busy with school and work I haven’t had time to update my blog, BUTTTTTT I have been on Pinterest.

That could only mean one thing….come find me and follow me. I have over 15 thousand pins (I can safely admit I have a problem) and over 42 thousand followers. I have lots of cooking/baking boards as well as drink boards because every one loves a good beverage now and again. Plus there’s lots of other things I love!

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Homemade Cherry-Vanilla Liqueur

As, I continue to stumble on foodgawker I can’t help but to find wonderful recipes to stare with all of you. I don’t know how many people actually read my blog, but who cares. Here is a drink recipe from Tasty Trials. Check out their site and check out the recipe below:

8 ounces Bing cherries, stems removed and pitted
8 ounces vanilla vodka
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Let sit for at least a week, shaking occasionally. Strain and use in cocktails.
Enjoy! xo

Blue Valium

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So, if you haven’t joined Pinterest yet…you need to. You honestly don’t know what you’re missing. While spending countless hours on there I find fun stuff like this: Blue Valium (as well as other drinks I’ll be posting in a bit). Here’s how it’s made:

What You’ll Need:

1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce blue curacao
Equal parts sweet ‘n sour mix + Sprite
Garnish with a cherry
Simple right? Look out for the rest of the drinks 🙂
Enjoy! xo

Mistletoe Jello Shot

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peetypassion:

MISTLETOE JELLO  SHOTS
Ingredients 
Lime jello 
1 cup water
1/2 cup Apple Pucker
1/2 cup Absolut Vodka
Whole mint leaves
Red Hots or red candies
Whipped cream

 Method
Add boiling water to jello mix along with the 1/2 cup of pucker and  the 1/2 cup of vodka. Dice a teaspoon the mint leaves and add to the  mix. Pour the mixture into your shot cups. Arrange the cups on a tray  and pop them into the fridge. Once they are setup, add a thin layer of  whip cream to the top. Finally, garnish the top of each cup with red  candies as berries and whole mint leaves. Two berries and two mint  leaves per cup is a good rule of thumb.

It’s so pretty :)

Love!

Ingredients

  • Lime jello
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Apple Pucker
  • 1/2 cup Absolut Vodka
  • Whole mint leaves
  • Red Hots or red candies
  • Whipped cream

 

Method

Add boiling water to jello mix along with the 1/2 cup of pucker and the 1/2 cup of vodka. Dice a teaspoon the mint leaves and add to the mix. Pour the mixture into your shot cups. Arrange the cups on a tray and pop them into the fridge. Once they are setup, add a thin layer of whip cream to the top. Finally, garnish the top of each cup with red candies as berries and whole mint leaves. Two berries and two mint leaves per cup is a good rule of thumb.

Enjoy! xo

Winter Wonderland Martini

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(Also from Single Minded Women, check them out!)

Ingredients:
2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White crème de cacao
2 oz White chocolate liqueur
1 oz Cream
½ Teaspoon of coconut flakes
1 White chocolate wafer stick

Directions:
Add the vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao and cream into a shaker and shake over ice. Strain martini into a martini glass and add half a teaspoon of coconut flakes. Stir martini gently with white chocolate wafer stick to create a blizzard!

Enjoy! xo

Eggnog Martini

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In honor of the holidays, here is an easy recipe for an Eggnog Martini courtesy of Single Minded Women. Check out their site for more holiday cocktails and check out the recipe below:

Ingredients:
2 1-2 oz Eggnog
1 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
Âľ oz Amaretto

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker and shake over ice. Strain into chilled martini glass. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon.

Enjoy! xo

S’moretini Shooters

I love all things S’mores, so here ya go. Courtesy of How Sweet Eats here’s a fun recipe for these lovely shooters. Check out their blog as well as the recipe below:

S’moretini Shooters
makes 1 (2 ounce) shooter, easily multiplied

What you’ll need:
1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka (or vanilla, whipped cream or cake flavored vodka)
1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
3/4 ounce cream/half and half
chocolate syrup or hot fudge
graham cracker crumbs
vanilla frosting for glass rimming
mini marshmallows

Directions:
1. Dip the rim of you glass in a bit of frosting, then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Pour about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate fudge into the bottom of the glass. Combine vodka, Baileys, Godiva and cream in a shaker (or water bottle with lid) with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into glass. Top with mini marshmallows skewered on a toothpick.
2. For 8 shooters or 2 martinis, you will need: 4 ounces of marshmallow vodka, 4 ounces of Godiva chocolate liqueur, 2 ounces of Bailey’s and about 6 ounces of milk. Measurements obviously may change depending on your own preferred tastes.

Note: if you don’t have any leftover frosting for glass rimming, I think something sticky like maple syrup or agave will work.

Enjoy! xo