Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sale, Save Big:

Now that the turkey has been carved, and devoured by the family, it time to get out there and save some money on those black Friday sales. Don’t forget about cyber Monday. However, you decide to save big this weekend, keep in mind that you can stay home where it’s safe and take care of all of your gift giving right here.

All I Want For Christmas:Christmas Wishes:

All I want for Christmas is alcohol, is there anything else worth opening up on Christmas morning? There probably is, however, for me I would like to see at least one bottle of bourbon under the tree. This Santa likes his bourbon whiskey better than milk and cookies. What about you?

There is just something about closing out the night with a smooth glass of bourbon, whether be on Christmas eve, or at the end of Christmas day. And if you have ever met my family, you would want to have a good buzz on all day long. Do you have some relatives that make you want to drink all through the day?

I’m pretty sure how most of you would answer that last question, the same way that I would. So you are not alone when family makes you want to stay buzzed for the whole day, after all Jesus did turn water into wine. So why not partake in a little nip every so often? Maybe this year I will step out of my comfort zone, and try something a little different.

Remember, that this is a live sale starting today 11-26-2021 until Sunday 11-28-2021 for black Friday and you have to use the code GOBBLEGOBBLE to save $10.00 on any order of $40.00 or more. Now that is pretty good deal, don’t you think so? You can get a bottle of something for everyone on your list, and be the hero of the day.

What To Drink:Mixed Drinks:

This is the easy part, you know what you like to sip on. Do you know what your friends like to drink? If not, you can always ask them. But, ask them in a way that they do not suspect that you are planning on getting them alcohol as a Christmas gift.

In case, you are wondering what I like, it’s Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Don’t worry, I have a fresh bottle in my liquor cabinet, so you need not worry about me. Just worry about your friends and family.

I plan on stepping outside of the box this year, and trying something different. Recently I was given a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and I mixed up with some cola. You would’nt think that it would be a good combination, let me tell ya, it was very good, I even had the little woman give it a taste, and she liked it. Now I want to venture out and try as many mixes that I can think of.

Don’t get me wrong I will still stick with the traditional mixers. Like my holiday favorite Irish cream in a cup of hot coffee, Scotch and soda, as well as bourbon and seven up. I’m sure that you have your favorites to drink around the holidays. Let me know what you like to drink whatever time of the year it is. I would love to know.

Cyber Monday:Home Shopping:

After the rush of black Friday is over, we still have cyber Monday. With that being said we here at loveofspirits have decided to keep the sale going. This will be for one day only, Monday 11-29-2021 and you will need use a completely different code at checkout. CYBEAR now this code will save you $10.00 on any $30.00 order. That’s a little better of a savings for you, for being a loyal customer.

I know that there are a lot of sales going on this whole weekend, but, here is where you are going to save a good amount of money on alcohol. Not even the box stores are going to have black Friday and cyber Monday sales.

If it were me, I would skip the chaos at the stores and do all of my shopping right from home. Sit back and relax, and let someone deliver all my goodies to my front door. Why would’nt you with these sales that we are having here this weekend as well as on Monday. You can not go to your local liquor store and get these deals. If you do, let me know where you got a better deal at, please?

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year:Home Sweet Home:

I know it sounds corny, like a Christmas song. This is the time of the year that we get to those loved ones that we don’t get to see the rest of the year. So, yes it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Plus you have a black Friday and cyber Monday sale, save big, and it becomes an even more, most wonderful time of the year.

Besides shopping for friends and family, you can use these two sales to stock up on all of your favorite spirits. You will more than likely need some alcohol on hand for those unexpected visitors that come knocking on the front door. There is nothing worse than being a terrible host.

Who knows, this may be the year that a long-lost friend will show up on your door step. You do not want to get caught un- prepared now, do you? If you were to come over to my house, I have a good well stocked liquor cabinet. In just a few short days, we will be into the last month of the year, do yourself a favor and don’t get caught without enough alcohol to make your friends a decent cocktail. I hope that in some small way, I have been help you with your holiday shopping.

Different Strokes:Different People

One thing that we have to remember is that everyone on the planet is different from one another. Our world is one big melting pot, we all not to get along with one another. The best way that I have found to get along is to sit down over cocktails.

If you ask me, those of us who think this way, are a whole new breed of people, the good kind of people. Believe me, I have come across a bunch of folks all over the world who feel the same way that I do. If we all sat down together and had a drink or two together, this world would be a lot better to live in.

So join me in this new revolution, and have a drink or two with someone that you would not normally give the time of day to. Let’s all see if we can make a difference in the world, or at least in our own neighborhoods.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

Long Awaited Thanksgiving Gatherings:

This year you will be able to have a long awaited thanksgiving gatherings, and now you can save some cash on all the wine that your family friends like to sip on. Or if you prefer, you can save some money on all the liquor that everyone like to pout on the rocks, mix or drink neat.

Choose A Wine:Choices:

First let me say that I am not a wine expert, nor do I play one on TV. Just remember this, drink what you like. The hell with what everyone else says, drink what you like. Of course certain wine goes with certain foods. Like red meats, the powers that be say to serve red wine. And with fish and white meats, they tell us to serve white wine.

Not all of have the same old turkey at Thanksgiving. But I say the heck with the rules, If there is a wine, or some other type of alcohol that you like to drink, then by all means serve it at your long awaited Thanksgiving gathering.

If you decide to follow the rules and go along with tradition and serve a red wine with dinner at your gathering, I recommend going with a Merlot, it’s a red wine that is low in tannins. And I have the perfect Merlot for you to serve, all of your guests will love it. And so will you.

Woodbridge Merlot

White Wine:Crisp And Refreshing:

For those of who like a less robust wine, you can choose a white wine to serve at your long awaited Thanksgiving gathering. White wine tends to be a little sweeter than your red wines, and they have a lighter taste to them.

As with red wines, white wines also have some varieties to choose from. But that is for another article, another time. Today I want to talk about one in particular, Moscato. This is a white wine that is a very sweet wine. If you ask me, it is perfect for serving with turkey. Let’s face it most of the time someone over cooks the turkey, and we end up with meat that is dry. So the sweetness of the Moscato helps to fight back the dryness.

And as the same with the red wine, I have a Moscato that is a favorite for me, and my wife loves the heck out of it. It is the only white wine that she likes to drink anymore. I have to go out and buy a bottle or two of it even if we are traveling. She does’nt want to risk that we will be able to find it wherever we are at. Trust me, if my wife likes it and I like it you and your guests are going to like it as well.

Risata Moscato d’Asti

Whiskey:Americas Favorite:

Yes you can serve whiskey at your long awaited thanksgiving gathering. In fact, it would a sin if you do not have some on hand. Especially if your in-laws are going to be at the table. Americas favorite is Jack Daniels, however you do not have to be a follower and serve Old No.7, Do a little research and find out what whiskey your father-in-law or your favorite uncle likes to drink.

I will admit that I as well like it drink Jack Daniel’s once in a blue moon, I like to take some cola and freeze it into cubes and make frozen Jack and Coke, especially when the weather is warm. If this piques your curiosity, you can find the recipe in another one of my articles.

Do yourself a favor and stock up on some Jack Daniel’s and keep it on hand for the holidays. After the past two years that we all have endured, we deserve to spend some time with friends and family this year. You never know when company is going to be knocking on the front door. Be a gracious host and be prepared.

Jack Daniels Old No.7

Bourbon:Oak Cured Bourbon:

If you have been here a time or two, then you know that I have a love affair with Bourbon. For the longest time Jim Beam has been my favorite Bourbon. Recently in the past couple of years I have found another bourbon that I like just as much as Jim Beam.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, is another one that I like to sip on. When I am in the mood to make a mixed cocktail, I will use Jim Beam for it. And whenever I am in the mood to just sip on glass of bourbon on the rocks, I will use Buffalo Trace.

I suggest that while you are shopping for all your holiday beverages, you include some sort of bourbon to add to your liquor cabinet. Believe me you will thank me for it in the future. This is one alcohol that everyone should have on hand.

Buffalo Trace

Drink What You Like:Everyone Is Different:

Have that long awaited Thanksgiving gathering this year. Everyone that will be there is different from everyone else. So make sure that you have a variety of drinks to keep them all happy. Make sure that you as the host, have something that you like to drink. If you are not happy, your guests will not be happy.

Do not fear picking up all the alcohol that you will need, I am here to help your wallet and have a sale for this weekend 11/05 2021- 11/07/2021 all you have to do is use the code TURNBACKTIME when you check out and you will automatically save $7.00 on your order. That’s a pretty good savings, what do you think?

As always please remember to drink responsibly, never serve alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of twenty one years of age. It is illegal to serve alcohol to minors, anyone under the age of twenty one. By doing so you can face time in jail as well as a fine, you can lose everything that you have worked hard for.

Sincerely your friend John D. Have a blessed day.

Drink All Day: Save$10.00

Who wants to save some money while having a Halloween party this weekend? I know that I would love too. Normally the sale on here only lasts for three days, this is a special occasion. This weekend is Halloween, so you are getting until Monday to save $10.00 just use the code HEYBOO at checkout. Today’s cocktails feature white wine in honor of a coworker. But feel free to save on any alcohol that you choose.

White Wine Spritzer:Not A Wine Cooler:

Spruce up your white wine spritzer with a punch of 7UP. The picture shows diet 7UP, but you can use regular 7UP as well.


1) 3 ounces of diet or regular 7UP

2) 3 ounces of White Wine

3) Lemon slices for the garnish ( optional )

To Make:

Add some ice into a wine glass, pour in the wine and top off with the diet or regular 7UP. Enjoy any time of the year, serve at your Halloween party or for your holiday gatherings this year.

Wine Not Wine Cooler:Watermellon Delight:

A perfect cooler for you watermelon lovers. Wine not give it a try


1) 3 ounces of cubed watermelon

2) 1 can of 14 Hands canned Bubbles

3) 4 basil leaves

To Make:

Puree watermelon in a blender. Strain out the seeds and the pulp. Pour 4 ounces of watermelon juice into a glass. Add 2 ounces of 14 Hands canned Bubbles, toss in a couple of basil leaves and enjoy.

Tropical Pineapple Lime Faux- Mosa:Non Alcoholic Beverage:

A fun nonalcoholic take on the popular brunch beverage, this mocktail is full of fresh, tropical flavor that will instantly remind you of summer. Even though we are in fall now. Don’t worry if you want, you can make this drink into an alcoholic beverage by adding sparkling wine in place of the club soda.


1) 2 1/2 ounces of Pineapple Juice

2) 1 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

3) 1 ounce of coconut water

4) 1/2 an ounce of orgeat

5) 2 ounces of Club Soda ( or Sparkling Wine )

6) Pineapple wedges for the garnish ( optional )

To Make:

Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 of the way with ice cubes. Combine all the ingredients except the club soda ( or sparkling wine ). Shake vigorously for 10- 20 seconds and strain into a champagne flute. Top off with the club soda or sparkling wine. Your choice nonalcoholic or boozy. I know which direction I’m taking with this one, boozy of course.

Strawberry Fros’e:Summer Is'nt Over:

A fruity take on an already frozen drink that’s perfect for summer, or anytime you feel like having a frozen cocktail. The perfect crowd pleaser.


1) 3 Dark Horse Ros’e Wine ice cubes

2) 3 ounces of strawberry syrup

3) 1 ounce of lemon juice

4) Ice Cubes

To Make:

Combine ingredients except the ice in a blender. Fill a lowball glass ( short glass ) half the way with ice and pour into blender, blend until smooth. Pour blended beverage into lowball glass, garnish with a lemon wedge or sliced strawberries. Make the wine ice cubes a head of time, and then throw them into a blender when you are ready to craft your cocktail.

Minty Spritz:Holiday Anytime:

This minty spritz is a twist on the insanely popular Aperol Spritz. A low calorie alcoholic cocktail, means that you can have more then one and not overindulge. We love this classic aperitif for the holidays because of the bold bright colors and distinctive flavor. By the way, the holidays are right around the corner. Stock up now while the sale is live.


1) 2 ounces of Aperol

2) 3 ounces of Mionetto Prosecco Brut

3) 1 ounce of club soda

4) Mint sprigs for the garnish

To Make:

Pour Prosecco into a wine glass filled with ice. Add Aperol then top off with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Old Cuban:

A Classic Made Modern:The Old Cuban is typically served in a champagne coupe. It’s a classy drink that combines fresh mint, rum, and champagne; What’s not to love?


1) 1 1/2 ounces of Aged Rum

2) 1 ounce of Sparkling Wine

3) 1 ounce of Lime Juice

4) 1/2 an ounce of Simple Syrup

5) 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

6) 6 mint leaves

To Make:

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Add rum and shake until cold. Strain into a champagne coupe and top off with the sparkling wine.

This is all I have for you this time around, I hope that you find something to enjoy. And remember that everything is on sale from today 10/ 29/ 2021 until Monday 11/ 01/ 2021 Do not forget to use the code that I gave you earlier when you checkout.

I hope that you have a safe and happy Halloween this year and please celebrate responsibly, and please do not drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Have a blessed weekend my friends. Sincerely John D.

Trick Or Treat For Adults: Spooktacular Cocktails.

It’s that time of year again where all the ghouls and goblins come out to play. Who says that youngsters are the only ones allowed to have some fun? This year the adults are going to have some fun. Trick or treat for adults with spooktacular cocktails, and you can save $8.00 on all of your favorites, and I have six spooktacular cocktails to help you celebrate.

Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy:Spiced Hot Toddy:

This spiced caramel apple hot toddy is the perfect fall cocktail, combining warm spices with sweet caramel and apples to create the ultimate cocktail for the entire season. With a little bourbon kick, this drink is sure to keep your blood warm and the ghosts and goblins away.


1) 3 ounces of Bulleit Boutbon

2) 1 cup of Apple Cider

3) 1/2 a cup of Fresh Orange Juice + 1 whole orange slice

4) 8 caramel candies

5) 1 splash of water

6) 1 cinnamon stick

7) Star Anise

8) 8 whole cloves

To Make:

In a small saucepan combine apple cider, orange juice, four caramel candies, cinnamon stick. Star anise, and whole cloves, and simmer for 15 minutes until fragrant and the caramels have melted, stir occasionally. In two heat proof glasses, add 1 1/2 ounces of Buillet Bourbon to each glass.

Take the remaining four caramels, a splash of water, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds- one minute on high until caramels are melted and smooth. ( Alternately you can melt the caramels on the stove top in a double boiler. )

Strain the spiced warmed apple cider into each glass equally, stir with the bourbon, and garnish an apple slice, and drizzle the melted caramel over the rim of each glass. Serve immediately.

Pink Starburst Martini:Strwberry Martini:

Everyone’s favorite Starburst flavor ( pink, duh ) is now in drink form, trick or treat for adults. A refreshing Strawberry Starburst inspired martini is the perfect cocktail for any and all celebrations, especially Halloween.


1) 3 ounces of vodka

2) 1 ounce of Strawberry flavored seltzer or sparkling water

3) 1 ounce of strawberry kiwi juice

4) Pink Starbursts to garnish

To Make:

In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add in the Vodka and Strawberry Kiwi Juice. Shake vigorously until well combined and chilled. You will it’s well chilled when condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into a martini glass and top off with 1 1/2 ounces of strawberry flavored seltzer water. Garnish with pieces of pink Starbursts. Enjoy

Winking Witches Brew:Put A Spell On:

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for your Halloween get together with friends! We added a Twizzlers garnish around the rim and a Twizzlers straw to give it a fun Halloween look that goes perfectly with the spooky purple cider. Enjoy


1) 6 ounces of blackberry juice

2) 1 ounce of simple syrup

3) 2 ounces of Tito’s Vodka

4) Ice

5) Blackberries for a garnish ( optional )

6) Black licorice Twizzlers ( Three per cocktail )

For the blackberry juice, twelve ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries half a cup of water in a saucepan, combine 12 ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries with 1/2 a cup of water. Heat until boiling and let simmer for ten minutes. Once fully cooked through, mash the berries and strain until only the juice remains.

To Make:

In a tumbler combine the two berry juices with one ounce of the simple syrup and two ounces of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and stir together and stir with a swizzle stick. Top with ice and garnish with a cut Twizzlers, for a candy swizzle stick. More trick or treat for adults.


Frankenbride Bellini:

It’s scary how perfect this freaky take on a Bellini is for kicking off your Halloween favorites. The basic witches give this cocktail two broomsticks up.


Ghouls Delight:

1) 1/2 ounce of Vodka

2) 1/2 ounce of Kiwi puree

3) Proseco

4) Fresh blackberries for the garnish ( optional ) but recomended

To Make:

Cut and core a fresh kiwi, then blend into a puree using a blender. Combine 1/2 ounce of puree with Vodka and stir together. Pour kiwi and vodka mixture into a champagne flute. Top off with proseco. Garnish with three blackberries on a pick across the top of the flute. Perfect for a brunch or lunch date.

Ghostly Gin and Tonic:

Spooky Gin and Tonic:

Looking to switch up your usual Gin and Tonic? This cocktail should do trick ( or treat) Mix up this perfect ghostly Gin and tonic to celebrate all the hauntings of Halloween. It’s scary delicious.


1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 Lt, Bottle of Tonic water

3) Ice, we like our cocktails cold around here

4) 1 bag of mini gummy worms

To Make:

Take mini gummy worms and empty into ice cube trays. Fill the trays with your favorite tonic water and freeze for eight + hours, or overnight. Remove ice cubes and toss into your favorite glass. Add in more tonic water and two ounces of Gin. Garnish with additional gummy worms and serve.


Ghoulish Gin- Ger Ale:Spooky Ginger Ale:

This gory cocktail is bloody delicious! Feel free to substitute Vodka in place of Gin. ( we even like whiskey for this one ) This cocktail is essentially a dirty Shirley,but we upped the scare factor with the garnish. We made these creepy ice cubes by freezing gummy candies in an ice cube tray with water.


1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 4 ounces of Ginger Ale

3) 1 ounce of Grenadine syrup

4) 2-3 Dashes of Cranberry Bitters

To Make:

In a rocks glass with ice combine Gin and Ginger Ale. Gently pour Grenadine around the inside edges of the glass and garnish with scary accessories. Serve with a straw or swizzle stick to stir the Grenadine before drinking the cocktail.

I truly hope that you give one or two of these cocktails a try, and if you do please let me know how liked or disliked them.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

Before I forget you need use the code MONSTERMASH and you can save $8.00 on an order of $30.00 or more.











I prefere Not To Drink In Public: Stay home and drink instead

Just like the title says, I prefer not to drink in public. Stay home and drink instead, and I have a few reasons why I do not like to drink in public. You may think that they are funny reasons, or a little crazy. So let me know what you think.

Reason Number One:Number One:

Now, lets get right to the first reason that I prefer not to drink in public. The reason is that people out there these days are crazy. You can’t even look at another person without offending them. It’s like everyone has turned into a bunch of little babies who are still suckling on their mothers breasts.

Look, I’m not saying that everyone out there is like this, maybe it’s me and the era that I grew up in. You walked into a bar back in my day, and people were happy to see you. They asked how your week was, or how was your day.

You go into a bar today and everyone looks at you like you have some nerve for coming there. I thought that going out to have a drink was supposed to be to have a little fun. At least where I live people suck. How are the people where you live? I want to know if you have the same issues as me.

Reason Number Two:Number Two:

Reason number two that I prefer not to drink in public is the cost. Besides how crazy everyone is these days, the last time I went out for a beer, they wanted four dollars for one stinking beer. Back in my Navy days, when I went to a bar for an ice-cold long neck, it cost me a dollar fifty.

I mean come on they have’nt done anything to improve the taste of the beer that I drink. There has been no improvement in the package, so why has the cost of the product gone up so much? I get inflation, but come on one beer for four bucks, for that price add one more dollar and you can buy a six-pack at your local beverage mart.

I know, I’m showing my age, and I usually give you a few cocktail recopies in my articles. I, just felt like throwing out a small rant this weekend. Is there anyone out there that feels the same way that I do about this? Please leave me a comment, I want to know.

Reason Number Three:Number Three:

The third reason that I prefer not to drink in public, is that in this point of my life I would rather sit in front of a fire and drink with friends and family. For me it is a lot better to stay home and drink with the people who bring the most joy in my life. Sounds funny that after the year and a half that we had, I still want to spend time with my family.

There is good news on the front as of today, they are saying that we are on our way down in the amount of infections and hospital intakes due to the virus. So soon we may be able to have a small gathering in our homes. This is good news with the holidays so close to being here.

I know that most of us have already been having gatherings in our homes, but soon we will be able to have more people join us for cocktails at Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. Just hang in there for a little while longer, now I want to get back to the cost. This weekend starting today October/ 08/ 2021 you can save $7.00 until 10/10/2021 all you have to do is use the code that I will give you at the end of this article. So please keep reading and enjoy the savings on anything that you might purchase.

Reason Number Four:Number Four:

Reason number four why I prefer not to drink in public and stay home to drink instead is the most important reason of all. Once I start to drink, I don’t always like to stop. And I am too stubborn to pay for a taxi cab, uber lyft or any other way that costs money to get my drunk butt home.

I prefer to stay home and drink so that I can continue to drink more than one or two, and not have to worry about getting pulled over by law enforcement. Getting a DWI would be one of the worst things that can happen. Then there is the fact that I could end up causing an accident and killing someone. That would be something that I would never be able to forgive myself for.

Tacking the life of another human being is the ultimate sin, I would never be able to recover from doing it. What about you, could come back from causing the death of another human being? And it’s not just cost of the legal fees that you will need pay for, or the time spent behind bars for killing someone, that is something that will always be on my mind. I am the reason that a mother or father, or brother, or sister sits in a dark room crying themselves to sleep at night. If they are even able to sleep.

Yes this is why I prefer to not drink in public and stay home and drink instead. I can drink as much as I want and not have to worry about killing someone. Would you be able to forgive yourself if caused someones life to come to an end? I know for sure that I would not be able to .

Have A Drink With Me:Drink With Me:

If you agree raise your glasses for a toast and have a drink with me. Take my word for it. It is much safer to drink at home. Trust me you will not only save money by drinking at home, but chances are that you will have a much better time. Now as I promised you the code to use at checkout is SPOOKYTIME

remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

Cocktails With Tequila: Some May Surprise You.

Cocktails with tequila, it’s time ti think outside the box. Usually when you hear tequila, you automaticly think margarita’s, well, we do have a margarita or two for you in today’s article. We also have a few others that just may surprise you.

Berry Margarita:Berry Margarita:

This is the perfect cocktail to start the fall season with. This is the time when all the berries are at their ripest, produces a bright, beautiful, pink color that is inviting to even the most timmid tipplers.


1) 1 ounce of Cointreau

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Blanco Tequila

3) 1/4 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

4) 3-4 Blackberries

To Make:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, filled with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a sugar rimmed rocks glass. ( Short Glass ) Garnish with the blackberries. And enjoy.

Beso Caliente:Fall Warmer:

The perfect cocktail to warm up with after a cool fall day of raking leaves, or any other chores that has kept you outside.


1) 1 ounce of DeLeon Tequila Resposada

2) 1/2 ounce of Lemon Juice

3) 1/2 ounce of Simple Syrup

4) 3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters

To Make:

Shake first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass. Float the Angostura Bitters. To float the bitters, shake over the back of a spoon.

Blue Margarita:

Team Blue:

Plus up your margarita with a touch of tropical flavor and a pop of color! Take Sauza Silver Tequila to the base of the cocktail and combine with DeKuyper Triple Sec, Blue Curacao and lime juice, for a margarita that is inticing to the eye as well as the palate.


1) 2 ounces of Sauza Silver Tequila

2) 1 ounce of DeKuyper Triple Sec

3) 1/2 ounce of DeKuyper Blue Curacao

4) 2 ounces of Lime Juice

5) Lime slices and Blueberries to garnish ( optional )

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a margarita glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and or blueberries. Finish with some salt on the rim of the glass.

Blackberry Patio Crusher:Endless Summer:

Create an outdoor cocktail for all year with the blackberry patio crusher. The combination of zesty lemon and the sweet blackberries will be a refreshing choice no matter what time of year it is.


1) 1 ounce of Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila

2) 1 ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice

3) 1 ounce of Simple Syrup

4) 5 Blackberries to muddle

To Make:

Put the blackberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle ( crush lightly ) just enough to get some of the juice to release from the berries. Add in ice and shake well. Serve in a rocks glass over fresh crushed ice. Top off with ginger beer or soda. Garnish with mint and blackberries.

Daylight Saver:Holiday Cocktail:

Evetbody loves a holiday cocktail that transitions seamlessly from day to night, especially when it’s tequila’s take on a savory classic.


1) 3/4  ounce of Patron Silver

2) 3/4 ounce of Patron Citronage Orange

3) 3/4 ounce of Lillet Blanc

4) 3/4 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

5) 1 bar spoon of Absinthe

6) Lime wheel for the garnish ( optional, but reccomemded )

To Make:

Combine all ingredients except absinthe into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake until well chilled. You will see condensation on the outside of the shaker, this tells you the mixture is chilled. Rinse a chilled cocktail coupe or martini style cocktail glass with the absinthe, discarding the excess liquid. Strain cocktail mixture into prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy. Best when shared with some friends.

Endless Summer:summer Is Not Over:

This is the perfect drink for when you are not ready to let go of summer. Fresh citrus juices, a good tequila to add a little bite, and then creme de cassis to balance it all out. We gaurantee that you will be sipping this into next season.


1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tequila

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Fresh Orange Juice

3) 1/2 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

4) 1/2 ounce of Cointreau

5) 1/2 ounce of Creme de Cassis

To Make:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients and shake until frosty and cold. Pour entire contents from the shaker into a rocks glass. And enjoy.

This all that I have for you this time around, I hope that you check back next week when I plan on having some popular cocktails made with vodka. I will keep this short and end it with please drink resposibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own.

Have a blessed day. Sincerely your friend John D.

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A Round Or Two With Jack Daniel’s: A Little Something ToWarm You Up.

Well here we are, at the end of another short summer. With the fall, brings those cool evenings, so you will need something to warm you up. I suggest you go a round or two with our old friend Jack Daniels. He has been there for us since high school, now it’s time to enjoy Jack Daniel;s in a more adult way. Here are a few ways to enjoy an old friend a ne w way.

Jack Apple Fizz:Jack Apple Fiz:

If you are one who likes the flavor of apple, this cocktail is right up your alley. With its bold bright apple flavor, you are going to want to have two or three of this libation.


1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 1/2 an ounce of Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed is best if you can.

3) Club Soda, or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

Pour Jack Daniel’s Apple and the lemon juice over ice. Top off with the soda of your choosing, and garnish with a lemon wheel ( optional ) A perfect and refreshing cocktail at the end of a long day. Enjoy.

Tennessee Apple:

This is one where two of our favorites come together to form one amazing cocktail. Old No. 7 and Jack Apple in one bold drink.

Apple Crisp:


1) 1 1/4 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3/4 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

To Make:

Add both of the Jack Daniel’s to an ice filled glass and stir until well chilled. Then strain into a clean rocks glass ( short glass ). Add a green apple wedge to drive home that apple flavor, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Spritz:

Jack Apple Spritz:A Jack Apple twist on a refreshing classic. Jack Apple, Prosecco, and soda combine to deliver a light and crisp refreshment. Perfect for warming up on a cool fall night, or to cool off from a long hot day.


1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3 ounces of Prosecco

3) Club soda or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

pour Jack Apple over some ice, we like our livations cold around here. Add the Prosecco to the glass, and top off with the club soda or 7-UP, whatever your preference is. Garnish with Granny Smith apple slices. ( optional ) Enjoy.

Jack Apple Chilled Shot:Chilled Apple Shot:

This is one that you will want to enjoy with friends, so make sure you have enough. And you only need one ingredient, which you will see in the recipe.


1) Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

To Make:

Before you can you enjoy this shot, you need to start the process the night before you plan to have. Start by placing your Jack Apple along with the shot glasses in the freezer. Leave these in the freezer overnight. The next day remove the glasses and the Jack Apple from the freezer, pour Jack Apple into the chilled shot glasses, and shoot em back.

Jack Apple Rocks:

Real crisp apples, real Jack Daniel’s. Apple flavor on ice that’s Jack to the core.

Jack On The Rocks:


1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) A couple of ice cubes

To Make:

This one is very simple, so simple that my three year old grandson can make this for me, not that I would allow him to do though. Pour Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple over the ice cubes, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Mule:A New Classic:

Put a spin on an old classic by using Jack Daniel’s Apple. With the real taste of apples and the unmistakable zing of ginger, you will want to keep this recipe handy for any occasion.


1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) Ginger Beer

3) Fresh Lime Juice

To Make:

Pour Jack Apple over ice, add the lime juice, just a little unless you like it tart. Top off with the ginger beer and stir to combine ingredients. Add a lime wheel or wedge to garnish. ( optional )

Winter Jack Mimosa:Jack Mimosa:

A bold festive mimosa made the Jack way, perfect for a holiday gathering with friends and family, or for any Sunday brunch.


1) 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

2) 1 ounce of Apple Cider

3) 1 ounce of Corbel Champagne

To Make:

Fill a champagne flute or stemless wine glass with 1 ounce of each ingredient. Serve chilled and enjoy. Share with friends or keep for yourself.

Jack Rye And Ginger:Jack And Ginger Highball:

This one is self explanatory.


1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tenessee Rye

2) Ginger Ale soda

To Make:

Fill a highball glass ( tall glass ) 3/4 the way with ice cubes. Pour Jack Daniel’s Rye over the ice, top off with Ginger Ale, and add a lime wedge for the garnish ( optional ). Enjoy.

Well that is all that I have for you at this time, but don’t worry there are plenty more cocktails recipes out there for me to share with you. But for this time around you will have to settle for these eight. There will be a time real soon when I will put some more cocktails by Jack Daniel’s, I know how much you all love old No. 7. After all, he has been a friend since high school for the most of us.

I want to hear from you, how do you like these cocktails? If you happen to give one or two of them, please let me know how you liked them. If you have a recipe that you would like to see on here, by all means, please send it to me, and I will be more then happy to add in a future article. I am always on the look out for fun and interesting cocktails. If I use a recipe that you send me, I will give you all the credit for it, I promise. Before I forget, there is a sale going on this weekend. You can save $8.00 if you use this code at checkout.


Remember to drink responsibly, and please never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely your friend John D.

A Day Without Gin, Is A Day Without Living: Gin Cocktails For Every Day.

As most of you know there is a place in my heart for gin cocktails. This goes back to the 80s when I was first introduced to a gin and tonic, that we started drinking for breakfast. Now a day without gin is a day without living is a qoute that I borrowed from a famous iron chef Geoffry Zakarian. I think that it is a very fitting title for this article, where I have a few cocktail recipes to share with you.

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Mermaid Punch:Party In A Jug:

Make a splash with this unique cocktail. As sailors, we dream about mermaids when were at sea, now we can drink one while on shore. Try this simple to make cocktail today, and thank me tomorrow.


1) 1/2 cup of sugar

2) 1 cucumber

3) 24 ounces of Gin

4) 4 whole lemons

To Make:

Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl or a large pitcher, add some ice to chill the cocktail. And enjoy.

Limoncello Gin Collins:Summer Cooler:

If you are making this recipe, you already have the Gin, it’s the same Gin that is used in the above recipe. I’m not trying to take all of your money.


1) 1 ounce of mint simple syrup

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Gin

3) 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice

4) 2 ounces of club soda

5) 2 ounces of limoncello

6) lemon wheels for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended

7) mint sprigs for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake for about 30 seconds or until you see condensation on the shaker, then pour the mixture into a Collins glass, or a glass of your choosing, make sure there is fresh ice in your glass, add the lemon wheels and the mint sprigs. One thing left to do, sit back and enjoy a glass or two.

To make the mint simple syrup; Muddle ( crush ) some mint leaves to release some of the oil from the leaves, add equal parts of water and sugar to the pot with the mint leaves and bring to a boil, let cool and keep stored in the refrigerator.

Petite Conniption:The Perfect Night Cap:

A little bit of good can go a long way. I hope you like gin, here is another recipe that uses the same gin as the first two recipes.


1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

3) Braided lime and crystallized lavender, for the garnish ( optional )

4) A dash of lavender bitters

5) Orange Bitters

6) Petite Sirah to float

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in rocks glass ( short Glass ) filled with ice. Enjoy.

To float the Sirah, pour slowly over the back of a spoon, that’s how to get that special effect.

Wild Hayride:Perfect For Fall:

Looking for a way to welcome the cool nights of fall? This gin cocktail is the perfect way to warm up.


1) 1 1/2 ounces of Premium Gin

2) 3 ounces of apple cider

3) 1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters

4) Round craft ice cubes, makes it look like apple shaped ice

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in rocks or a Tom Collins glass, any glass will work just as good if you don’t have one of these specialty glasses on hand. Stir and garnish with apple slices or an orange peel. You may want to share this one with friends or someone special.

Red Snapper:The New Bloody Mary:

Oh snap, this recipe is delicious. You are going to want to add this one to your cocktail library.


1) 1/2 ounce of lemon juice

2) 2 dashes of black pepper

3) 2 dashes of celery salt

4) 2 ounces of Gin

5) 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

6) 4 ounces of tomato juice

7) 6 dashes of Tobasco Sauce or to taste

8) Lime wedges for the garnish ( optional )

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) with some ice. Give it a good stir to insure the ingredients are well combined. Garnish with a lime wedge ( optional ) and enjoy. Remember this is a bloody Mary, you can garnish with whatever your heart desires. Go nuts, it’s your drink, enjoy it any way you like.

Venetian Martini:

Perfect Martini:

Wherever you may rome, You’ll never find another martini like this one


1) Premium Dry Gin

2) Lemon twist

3) Sweet Vermouth

To Make:

Add all ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled, you will see condensation form on the outside of the shaker, that’s when you know that the cocktail is well chilled. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy. Click here for Martini Glasses.

I hope that you find a gin cocktail to enjoy in this article. Remember a day without gin is a day without living. We all need to slow down a little and enjoy life. Even if it is for a short period of time. After all we are only here for a short period of time, so why not enjoy ourselves once in a while. For me this is how I enjoy life once in a while, sharing a cocktail or two with friends and family. Drinking alone is no fun, believe me, I have drank alone more times than I like to admit. I am so glad that those days are behind me, those we’re some pretty dark days for me.

After all these years have passed, I still have flash backs of some things that I seen while serving in the United States Navy. There are a few shows that get played on TV that I can’t watch without welling up in tears. Alcohol has always been my drug of choice to try to forget about a few things that still haunt me, even after thirty years. I won’t burden you with the details, nowadays I can have one or two drinks, and be alright. Now before I forget, this weekend you can get ten dollars off of your order of thirty dollars or more. Just our way to help you celebrate Labor Day. You have three days off, or maybe you had today off for a four-day weekend. So use this code to save $10.00 HOTDRINKSUMMER jut use this at checkout and you will automatically save on your order.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a great long weekend.

Frozen Cocktails To Beat The Summer Heat. Save $8.00 today

This summer has been a little bit hotter this year, why should the children have all the fun with frozen treats? I say let us adults have some of the fun with these adult treats and frozen cocktails to beat the summer heat. Just do me one favor, do’nt let the little one get their hands on these one, do we have a deal?

Shark Attack Shots:Summer Fun For Adults

Enjoy a fun summer time treat any time you want to add a little fun to your day. Just do’nt let the kids get a hold of these ones.


1) One box of un-flavored gelatin mix

2) 2/3 cups of lime juice

3) 3/4 cups of Coconut Tequila

4) 1/4 cup of Blue Curacao

5) 1/2 a teaspoon of Agave Nectar

6) 1 package of Shark Gummie Candies

7) Red Lifesaver Candies ( for the garnish )

To Make:

Prepare the gelatin according to the intructions on the package directions. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour into a heat- proof bowl along with the gelatin. Make sure to line the dish with plastic wrap to set. Halfway through setting, place the gummy sharks candies 1-2 inches apart across the top of the gelatin, return mixture to the fridge to set the rest of the way. When you are ready to serve, slice into sqaures around the gummie sharks. Place the red Lifsaver candies on top for decoration. Enjoy responsibly, and remember to keep these away from the children.

Pina Colada:Tropical Delifght:

We like Pina Coladas around here as well as caught in the rain. You will like this easy way to make, and easy to enjoy summer cocktail. Maybe you will find your tropical get away after a couple of drinks.


1) 1 ounce of Light Rum

2) 1 ounce of White Rum

3) 1 1/2 ounces of Coconut Cream

4) 3 ounces of Pineapple Juice

5) Fruit to garnish ( optional )

To Make:

In a blender, combine all ingredients with 1 cup of ice, and blend until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass with some fruit if desired, or leave the fruit out. Garnish with a straw, and enjoy one or two.

Grilled Summer Punch Margaritas:Grilled Pleasure In A Glass:

Fresh peaches and the grill, bring together two summer staples to make a refreshing frozen cocktail that you are sure to love, as well as enjoy all summer long.


1) 3 ounces of Reposado Tequila

2) 1 ounce of Mezcal

3) 2 1/2 ounces of fresh squeezed Lime Juice

4) 1/2 an ounce of Dry Orange Curacao

5) 1 ounce of Agave Nectar

6) 2 ripe peaches, pitted and halved

7) 1 cup of ice

8) 1/4 cup of sea salt

9) 1-2 sprigs of basil or mint leaves for a garnish

10) Sliced peaches for a garnish

11) Lime wheels for a garnish

To Make:

Bring a gass grill to medium heat, place the peach halves face down for about 4 to 5 minutes, until char marks develope. Carefully flip the halves over and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. set aside to allow to completely cool. While waiting for the peaches to cool, make a quick salted herb rim by pulsing the sea salt and herb sprigs in a food processoruntil well incorporated. Pour the salted herb mixture onto a plate. Prepair two cocktail glasses with the salted herb rim by running a slice of lime along the rims of the glasses and lightly dipping them into the salt herb mix. Combine the Tequila, Mezcal, Lime Juice, Dry Orange Curacao, Agave Nectar, and grilled peach halves in a blender. Without adding ice yet, pure`e the ingredients until smooth. Now add the ice, about an equal amount of volume as the pure`ed mixture. Blend until frothy, adding more ice as necessary. Pour into prepped cocktail glasses, garnish with fresh herbs, lime wheels, and peach slices. The last thing you need to do is enjoy. Cheers friends.

Blue Cosmo Beach Bag:Frozen Fun In A Bag:

This cocktail is perfect for beach day, or any day hanging out in the back yard. A frozen take on the classic cosmopolitan. Blue Curacao was added for a kick of color, along with White Cranberry Juice for a smooth hit of aweetness. This frosty drink is perfect for any hot day.


1) 3 ounces of White Cranberry Juice

2) 2 ounces of Citrus Vodka

3) 1 ounce of lime juice

4) 1 ounce of Blue Curacao Liqueur

5) Lime wheels fro a garnish ( optional, but highly reccomended )

To Make:

Combine all ingredients in a small 8 ounce zip lock bag and seal. Gently shake bag to mix. Lay flat in the freezer for 6-8 hours until frozen. When ready to serve, gently crush bag contents until you have a slush. Open bag and drop in the lime wheels. Serve with a straw. Ps. You do not a beach day to enjoy this frozen cocktail.

Frozen Rose`:Happiness In A Glass:

Here is a frozen cocktail for all you wine lovers. The summer cocktail season is in full swing. The perfect cure for the summer time blues is a frozen concoction to keep you happy and cool. This frozen rose` is sure to become one of your favorite cocktails to cool off with for years to come.


1) 1- 750 ml bottle of rose`

2) 1/2 cup of sugar

3) 1/2 cup of water

4) 8 ounces of strawberries huled and quartered

5) 2 1/2 ounces of fresh lemon juice

To Make:

Pour the wine into a large ( 13 x 9 or larger ) sheet pan with lips. Freeze for at least 8 + hours. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar, reduce the heat to low, and stir until all of the sugar is disolved. You just made a simple syrup. Add the strawberries to the simple syrup, and give it a stir. Let this mixture sit for around 30 minutes to infuse the simple syrup with the flavor of the strawberries.

Strain the strawberry syrup through a sieve, but do not mash the strawberries through, just let it flow through naturaly. Save the strained strawberries to put on some ice cream later, because that would be delicious. Oh, but the syrup, chill the syrup for 30 minutes.

Add three ounces of the srawberry syrup, 2 1/2 ounces of lemon juice, 1 cup of ice, and the frozen wine to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy.

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Remember to drink resposibly and never drink and drive, The life you save may very well be your own.                                                        Your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

The Real Cost Of A DWI: It’s not money.

Today I would like to talk about a subject that is very dear to me. In fact, I am making it my mission in life to put an end to it. That is the subject of drinking and driving. As I have said above, the real cost of a DWI, it’s not money, however you will end paying a lot out-of-pocket if you are ever charged driving while intoxicated. Don’t worry, we will get into that further down in this article. First I want to talk about the real cost of a DWI.

The Real Cost:The Shame Of It:

Yes it is going to cost you a lot of money if you ever get caught drinking and driving. That is just money, and we can always make more money. Now, if you ask me, the real cost of a DWI will be the shame that is brought to your friends and family.

This is something that you can not erase. The shame of a DWI is the one thing that will follow you around for the rest of your life. You will never be able to get away from the shame of this act.

It may even cost you some family members as well as some friends. Ask yourself is drinking and driving worth the cost of losing friends and family members? If you ask me, no it is not.

I am not saying to never have a cocktail, or a beer or two. I am saying drink responsibly. If you are going to be out in a public place while enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two, have a plan in place if by some chance you become too inebriated to drive. Make sure that you have a designated driver, someone who is not going to be enjoying some alcoholic beverages. If you do not have someone who is completely sober to drive, then make sure that you have the means to pay for a taxi, or an Uber, or lyft or some other ride share program. With all the ways to get home these days ther is absolutely no excuse for drinking and driving.

The Money:Money To Burn:

Now if the shame of getting a DWI isn’t enough for you not to drink and drive, then perhaps what it will cost you in money will deter you from drinking and driving. I know that this has stopped a few people from drinking and driving. Like my youngest son, who got caught while stationed in Hawaii.

He not only had to pay $9,000 for his lawyer, he also lost rank, plus he had to go to captains mast. So now he will not be getting a good conduct award as well. I am pretty sure that he has learned his lesson. Thankfully, he didn’t harm anyone including himself.

Now I have done a little digging as to what you can expect to pay for a DWI. $9,000 is a lot of money for just about everyone in the world. And it is on the low end of what you could end up paying for a fine. On the high end, you can expect to pay upwards of $ 30,000 for a fine.

You could also end up spending some time in jail to go along with the monetary fine. Boy, how is that going to look on a job application? What is your children going to think when they have to visit you in jail? Not to mention what their friends are going to say to them. Plus the financial stress that it will put your spouse or significant other under. Chances are, you could end up losing your job, your home, everything that you have worked hard for all your life, gone in a matter of seconds. All because you had to have that last drink, and get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. If you ask me, it just isn’t worth it.

You Killed Someone:Vehicular Manslaughter:

Well now you have done it, committed a mortal sin. You have caused a motor vehicle accident, and the driver of the vehicle that hit has died. You have caused the life of another human being to come to an end. What now?

You are definitely going to jail now, plus you will have all the fines as well. And you also have to live with the guilt of taking someone’s life. Leaving another without a husband, father, wife, mother, or a sibling. Either way, you get my point. And if you don’t, may God have mercy on your soul.

Although, it is my belief that if you have taken the life of another person, you are not granted the stairway to heaven. You are however shown the highway to hell. Maybe now you can see the real cost of a DWI and it is not money. For any of you who have been to this site before, you know how I feel.about drinking and driving. I want you to have a cocktail or two, I just do not want you to drive after having a drink or two.

please, if you are going to drink, do not drive afterwards. Even if you only have to drive a block or two, take a cab, get a ride from.a friend, walk home, anything but drive. I do not want to see you hurt yourself, or someone else. It is not worth what can happen. It is not maybe something bad will happen, it’s when something bad will happen. You can always do what I do when I want to have a drink or two, stay home and drink. That way, the only one you hurt is yourself.

You Have A Problem:

If you even think that you have a problem with drinking or drug use, you not only owe it too yourself, but to your loved as well to seek help. There are plenty of places in every single community where you can go to just talk to someone, or to simply listen.

I guarantee that there are others who are going through the exact same thing that you are going through. I don’t care where you live, there is always some place that you can go for help.

The first step in getting help, is admitting that you have a problem. And believe me, you have a problem, whether you want to admit it or not. If you decide to drive after having a couple of drinks, then you have a problem.

All you have to do is walk into alcoholics anonymous meeting, and listen to what the others there are saying. I bet you that what they are saying is going to sound a lot like your current life. Trust me with this one, if drinking is causing you to lose your job, and your family, then you have a problem, and you need some help. Please do not let this ruin what you have. Or worse yet, cause you to end up taking a life.

Get Some Help:

Bottom line my friends, if your drinking is costing you everything that you have worked hard for all your life, please pick up the phone and call someone for help. There is no shame in asking for help, only not asking for help and then hurting yourself or someone else.

I am not saying you have to not drink, just do it responsibly and ease don’t drink.and drive the life you save may very well be your own. Have a blessed day my friends. Sincerely: John D.