Gear Up For St. Patricks Day, What To Drink:

As you all know, the end of February is here, that can mean only one thing. March is next in line, with the month of March comes that one holiday that we all just can’t wait for. The day when everybody gets to be Irish, St. Patricks day. So, I ask you, do you plan celebrating St. Patricks day this year? If so, how do you plan on doing so? are you going to stay home and cook corned beef, and cabbage, and potatoes? Perhaps you are planning on hitting the bars this year, I propose that we take extra precautions and stay home to drink this year. And, why would’nt you when you can get everything you need to get the luck of the Irish in you delivered right to your door? Why not try some of these great recipes that I have for you in today’s article?

Pickleback Shots:Pickle brine drink:

Here is something fairly new to the market of shots. I say new even though it has been around since 2006. Created by Reggie Cunningham, a bartender at the Bushwick country club in Brooklyn New York. When a customer requested a drink of pickle brine, Reggie suggested a shot of whiskey first, then followed by the shot of pickle brine. This unusual combination has since become a favorite in bars across the nation. Is this something that you would give a try?

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Irish Whiskey

2) 1 1/2 ounces of pickle brine juice

To Make; Pour a shot of Irish whiskey, and a chilled shot of pickle brine juice. ( The original was made with McClures spicy pickle brine ) Take the shot of Irish whiskey first, then chase it down with the pickle brine. And, there you have a pickleback shot. A few of these, and you have the luck of the Irish in you for sure.

Spirits Used:

Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey

Shamrock Shake Smash:

An adult version of an ice cream float, made with that favorite shake that we wait all year for. The McDonalds Shamrock Shake. Paired with, a stout beer made by Guinness. This just may be your pot of gold, no rainbow required. Although, you may see a rainbow after a few of these drinks.

Ingredients:

1) 1 Bottle or can of Guinness Beer

2) 2-3 scoops of McDonalds Shamrock shake

To Make; You can make your own Shamrock Shake if you are feeling crafty, all you need is some vanilla ice cream, a little bit of milk, whole or 2 percent will work just fine for this recipe, you will also need some mint extract, and 4-6 drops of green food coloring. May as well get some use out of it after coloring some Easter eggs with the kids. Make them a milkshake as well, just don’t give them the beer with their shake.

If you are using the McDonalds Shamrock Shake, Place in the freezer to harden up for about 30 minutes. In a pint glass, or a mason jar, my favorite way of making this, pour in the Guinness Beer about 3/4 the way to the top of the glass, this is to prevent the ice cream from making a big mess. Take your Shamrock Shake out of the freezer, and use an ice cream scoop, or a large spoon to scoop two scoops into your beer. And enjoy. Remember to leave the beer out for the children.

Spirits Used:

Guinness Draught Adult Shake:

Dublin Drop:

No longer politically correct to call this one an Irish car bomb, a reference to a dark past of Ireland s rich history, this bomber style shot is still very popular state-side, especially on St. Patricks day. It is recommended that you drink this cocktail quickly, before your left with a curdled glass of beer, whiskey and Irish Cream.

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 an ounce of Irish Cream Liqueur

2) 1/2 an ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey

3) 1 can or bottle of Guinness Beer

To Make; Add Irish Cream Liqueur, and Jameson Irish Whiskey to a shot glass, layering the Irish Cream on the bottom. Pour Guinness into a pint glass 3/4 the way up, and let it settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and drink quickly. Don’t be too aggressive with the tilt, you don’t want the shot glass hitting your teeth.

Spirits Used:

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Baileys Irish Cream Original

Guinness Drought

The New Irish Breakfast:

This unusual cocktail will remind you of fresh baked banana bread. And is great on the rocks ( over ice ) or as an unexpected addition to any classic whiskey cocktail. We have decided to keep thing simple, by adding a few ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice. Hence, the reason why I call this a breakfast cocktail. Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday brunch, as well.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of banana- infused Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 1-2 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice

To Make; Combine the Irish whiskey with the orange juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until the liquid is good and cold. Strain over a large format ice cube in an old- fashioned glass. Garnish with a pinch of black sugar sprinkles.

To infuse the whiskey with banana flavor- slice two ripe bananas and put into a clean jar, with an airtight lid. Pour half of a 750ml. Bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey into the jar and close tightly. Let it sit on the counter in a dark spot and turn gently once a day. After 4-5 days, strain the banana slices out, using a fine mesh strainer and pour the whiskey through a coffee filter back into the jar. Refrigerate for up to one month.

Spirits Used:

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Orange Juice

Morning Wake Up Call


Irish Flag Shot:

Everything you want in a festive drink. This one just may leave you wanting more. It may look difficult to make at home, when in fact it is quite easy to pull off.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Green Creme de Menth

2) 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream Original

3) 1 ounce of Orange Liqueur

To Make; Pour the Creme de Menth into a shot glass. Slowly float the Baileys Irish Cream over the Creme de Menth by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. Using the bar spoon again, float the orange liqueur over the Baileys Irish Cream. A perfect salute to all of those Irish heroes.

Spirits Used:

Baileys Irish Cream Original

Grand Imperial Orange Liqueur

DeKuyper Creme de Menth Green Liqueur

Jameson Whisket Sour:

This is an old classic, you can’t go wrong with. One that knocks it out of the park every time it is served. Try it at home for yourself, and see if I’m steering you wrong.

Ingredients:

1) 60 ml. of Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 4 dashes of freshly squeezed lime juice

3) 1 bar spoon of granulated sugar

4) 1 splash of sparkling water

To Make; Dissolve the sugar with lemon juice and sparkling water in a mixing glass. Add whiskey and fill with ice, stir well. Strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with a cherry.

Spirits Used:

Jameson Irish Whiskey

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

Classic Cocktails Made With Moonshine: Hand crafted, just for you.

In today’s article, I am giving you some classic cocktails that are made with moonshine. You can not get these fine hand crafted spirits at your local liquor store. The only place that you will be able to get your hands on any of these hand crafted spirits, will be here for as long as this article is still up. Also, keep in mind that the company that distributes these fine hand crafted spirits, does not ship to every state.

The only states that they ship too, are, Illinois, North Dakota, Nebraska, and New Hampshire. I know, it’s a big bummer, hopefully in the near future they will expand the states that they will ship to. Otherwise, they are missing out on a lot of good revenue. I try all the time to get them to expand their shipping territory, but, I get no response. I often use this company because I love the spirits that they are able to get their hands on.

Southern Sunrise:Hand Crafted Moonshine:

This sweet classic will quench your thirst for sure.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Strawberry Moonshine

2) 6 ounces of Lemonade

3) Fresh Strawberries

To Make; Add Moonshine and Lemonade to a glass, and stir. Garnish with a fresh strawberry, and sit back and reminisce about the days that were a little bit simpler. You know, the days we got to sit on the front porch telling stories to our grandchildren. As well as sharing with our neighbors.

Spirits Used:

Twin Stills Srawberry Moonshine

Raspberry Moonshine Smash:

If you like raspberry, you are going to love this cocktail. If you are not a fan of raspberry, you will be after sipping on this one.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Raspberry Moonshine

2) 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice

3) Club Soda

4) Fresh raspberries

To Make; Add some ice to a rocks glass ( short glass ) Pour in the lime juice and the moonshine over the ice. Top off with the club soda, stir gently. And enjoy.

Spirits Used:

TwinStills Raspberry MoonshineRaspberry Moonshine

Moonshine Mojito:

A classic cocktail brought to life using this well crafted moonshine, made just for you.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Blueberry Moonshine

2) 6 ounces of soda water

3) Mint leaves

To Make; Muddle some mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass. ( tall glass ) Add some ice to the glass, then add the Blueberry Moonshine, and soda water. Stir gently, so the soda water does not fizz up too much. The only thing left to do is enjoy this hand made cocktail with a friend or two.

Spirit Used:

Twin Stills Blueberry Moonshine

Mixed Berry Moonshine Margarita:

A classic margarita cocktail made with moonshine instead of Tequila.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Mixed Berry Moonshine

2) 1 ounce of Orange Liqueur

3) 1 ounce of simple syrup

4) 1 ounce of Lime Juice

To Make; Add some ice to a margarita glass. Add in all the ingredients and stir. Garnish with some mixed berries, strawberries, black berries, and raspberries. The last step for this cocktail made with moonshine, is to sit back and enjoy.

Spirits Used:

Twin Stills Mixed Berry Moonshine

Swoon Simple Syrup

Spicy Watermelon Moonrita:Spicey Margarita:

I hope you like it a little spicy, we are kicking things up a notch with this frozen cocktail.

Ingredients:

1) 2 shots of Hook & Ladder Watermelon Moonshine

2) 2 shots of Organic Sweet & Sour Mix

3) 1 shot of Lime Juice

4) 1 shot of Natural Organic Simple Syrup

5) 2 cups of watermelon chuncked

6) 2 cups of ice cubes

7) Diced jalapenos to taste

To Make; First rim a Margarita glass with taijin, if you don’t have this, a rim of salt will work just as well. Wet the rim of the glass with some juice from the jalapenos, then roll the glass in salt. Second, add all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until you reach your desired consistency of ice. Garnish with a couple of watermelon chunks on an umbrella. Perfect after a hard day. Enjoy.

Spirits Used:

1) Salted Watermelon Moonshine

2) Natural Organic Simple Syrup

3) Real Organic Sour Mix

4) Margarita Glasses- Set of 4 just in case you need a set

Strawberry Lemonade Mojito:

Ingredients:

1) 1 3/4 ounces of Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine

2) 2 Mint sprigs

3) Club soda to taste

4) 1 Lemon

5) 1 Lime

6) Lemonade to taste

7) 2 Strawberries

To Make; Muddle one strawberry, and one mint sprig in the bottom of a mason jar. Fill with some ice cubes, or crushed ice, whatever you prefer and add the moonshine. Fill your glass 3/4 of the way with lemonade and top off with the club soda. Squeeze in the fresh lime juice from half of a fresh lime, then stir. Garnish with a lime wheel, and a lemon wheel, as well as a sprig of mint, and a strawberry on top. Enjoy this cocktail with friends at your next gathering. Better yet, have a gathering today to enjoy this classic cocktail.

Spirits Used:

Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine

Crystal Whiskey Tumblers- set of 2

Moonshine Sparkler:Black Berry Sparkler:

This is a great cocktail for those of you who enjoy a sparkling wine, once in a while.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Palmetto Blackberry Moonshine

2) Champagne

To Make; Add the black berry moonshine to a champagne flute, then top off with the champagne. Garnish with a single black berry to float on the top of the cocktail ( optional ) and enjoy.

Spirit Used:

Palmetto Blackberry Moonshine

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope that you have found something here to enjoy today. Please feel free to let me know if there is something in particular that you are looking for. And, I will do my best to find it for you. I hope you try some of these classic cocktails made with moonshine.

Please remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Plus, having a DWI or a DUI on your record can be devastating. Not to mention, if you kill someone, how that will affect you for the rest of your life. Have a blessed day my friends.

Sincerely: John D.

Cocktails That Get You Thinking About Warmer Weather:

I don’t know about you, but I am so over winter and all of this snow. Today as I look out the window where I sit and work, seeing the snow fall down once again, I have decided to start thinking about cocktails that get you thinking about warmer weather. Hang on for just a little while longer, I promise you that spring is just around the corner. Soon it will be time to push our clocks one hour forward. We are already seeing longer days now. We just be a little patient, and soon we can sit outside with the sun apon our faces, and enjoy a cocktail or two with friends, family, and neighbors. Perhaps, by the end of this article, you will be thinking about warmer weather yourselves. I know we all can’t wait to get outside and start mowing the lawns right? I am already starting tofeel warmer, so, I am going to make things heat up with a sale.

Now, through Sunday you can save $8.00 off any purchase of $30.00 or more. Use code CHILL8 at checkout, that’s all you need to do.

Brandy Alexander:Ultimate Adult Milkshake:

The ultimate adult milkshake. You can use brandy for this cocktail, or you can use gin, as they did in early versions of this cocktail. Serve this drink to anyone, and they are sure to become a new friend.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Hennessy V. S. Cognac

2) 1 ounce of Creme de Cacao

3) 1 ounce of heavy cream, or whole milk

4) Fresh Nutmeg and Cinnamon for the garnish. Highly reccomended.

To Make; Add all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, and skake for 10- 15 seconds. Strain the liquid into a chilled highball glass, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, as well as freshly grated nutmeg. Al  that is left to do is sip and enjoy. What a perfect way to end a buisy day. Don’t worry, all the links are made to open in a new window, so you will not lose your place in the article. You will be able to come right back to where you left off.

Chronic Iced Tea:Not Your Mothers Iced Tea:

A specialty drink that will elevate your bartending skills, and astonish your friends. Tastes more like iced tea then the iconic Long Island Iced Tea. This is a recipe that you will want to keep in your cocktail arsenal for years to come. Maybe even passdown to the grandkids.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac

2) 1 ounce of Berenger Honey Liqueur

3) 1/2 an ounce of lemon juice

4) 3-4 ounces of your favorite iced tea

To Make; Add all ingredients, with the exception of the tea to a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour the ingredients into a pint glass, and top off with the tea, and garnish with a lemon wedge. I think this cocktail would be perfect for lunch on a warm day, or perhaps warm you up on a cold day.

Re`my Ginger:

Can you tell that I’m starting to lean towards warmer weather? This cocktail is perfect for a warm spring Saturday afternoon. Have one to celebrate getting the lawn mowed. I know that I will.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of R`emy Martin VSOP

2) 4 ounces of Ginger Beer, you can substitute the ginger beer with ginger ale. Not everyone likes ginger beer.

3) 1 Lime wedge

4) 1 Pineapple ring, between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick

5) Cinnamon

6) Black pepper

To Make; Season the pineapple ring with cinnamon and black pepper. Grill for aproximately 6-8 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Cut into larger pieces that can used as a rim- garnish for the drink. Pour 2 ounces of the Re`my Martin VSOP over ice in a highball glass, and top off with the ginger beer or ginger ale. Squeeze a little lime juice into the cocktail, stir, and garnish with the spiced, grilled pineapple wedges. A perfect cocktail to celebrate getting the lawn mowed, or the driveway shoveled, if you decide to have one today.Your New Saturday Afternoon:

Spiked Lemonade:

Another cool, refreshing cocktail to welcome the arrival of warmer weather, Add in some friends, a roof-top, or a backyard and you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic gathering.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Liqueur

2) 3 ounces of lemonade

To Make; Add all ingredients into an ice filled highball glass. Pour in the Grand Marnier along with the lemonade. Garnish with a lemon wheel. Get some friends together for a BBQ and make this drink by the pitcher.

 

The Re`my Sidecar:

A classic cocktail to turn any home into a castle, feel like a king as you sip and enjoy this smooth cocktail.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Re`my Martin 1738

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Cointreau

3) 3/4 of an ounce of lemon juice, freshly squeezed is best

To Make; Comobimne all of the ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake for about 10 seconds, and strain into a champagne coup glass. you can garnish with a peel from an orange, but this is optional, and only for show if you want to be fancy.

Just so that you know, I make a small commission from any purchase that you make by using any of the links here in this article, or any other article that you may be on. And I appreciate your patronige. If you have any questions about ant of the recipes on this site, pleas feel free to leave me a comment and I will get back to as soon as I can. I try my best to find interesting and easy to make cocktails. I hope that you are enjoying them as much as I do. If you happen to give any of them a try, please stop back and let me know how you liked them. I answere all comments, good, or not so good. Usually with in the first 24 hours of them being posted.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life that you save mat very well be your own. I hope that you all have a safe and blessed weekend                                                                                                                                                                Sincerely: Your friend John D.

Celebrate National Wine Day At Home This Year:

Lately it seems like there is a national day for everything under the sun. National hot dog day, national cheeseburger day, and national you get my point day. Now, when I heard that there is a national wine day, well, you know this is something that I can get behind. What about you, can you get behind national wine day? Since this is a day set aside for enjoying a glass of your favorite wine, I thought that I might share my favorite wine with you. We will get into that a little further down in this article. First, you are probably wondering, when is national wine day? that is a very good question, and I am going tell you when it is. Since we are still in the middle of a pandemic, it is best to celebrate national wine day at home this year. Don’t you think so?

When Is National Wine Day?Wine For Two:

National wine day is February 18 this year, that makes it this Thursday. That is only two days from now. Lucky enough for you guys that I have a way for you get your favorite wine delivered straight to your door, usually in about one hour time, depending on the area that you live in.

All you have to do is decide is what wine you would like to purchase. As well as who you would like share that bottle of wine with. A glass of wine is always made better when we are in good company. I hope that you have someone to celebrate national wine day at home this year with. If you don’t have someone to share it with, you can have a glass with me.

Why Celebrate:Good days Aheasd:

You ask me why should we celebrate this day? I’ll tell you why, this past year has been a struggle for a lot of people. Not just financially, but emotionally as well. Things are starting to make a turn around now.

Even though the infection rate is starting to drop in numbers, this is no time to let our guards down. We should still wear a mask when out in public. And there is still some restrictions on how long the bars and resteraunts can stay open. If you ask me the best thing that we as a country can do, is to stay home and do our celebrations with close family members and friends, keeping the group size down to a few people.

I still say that we should celebrate national wine day at home this year. There is still plenty of reasons to have a celebration. You survived the year 2020 did you not? Plus with the winter weather that we are having across the country, we need a way to keep warm. For me, the best way to keep warm is with a nice bottle of wine, or some other alcoholic beverage. How do you like to keep warm when it is cold outside?

The Best Place For Wine:Confusion Solved:

Now you want to know where is the best place to buy your wine at is, am I right? Well, you want some place that has a large selection, as well as a place that will deliver it rights to you while you sit in the comfort of your home. Boy, are you lucky that you stumbled on to this site today.

You can now stop the search for the best place to get your wine, or other alcoholic products. The reason for this is simple, you found the best place to get all of your wine needs, as well as any other alcohol. I have taken all the guess work out of the equation for you, and provided you with all of your needs to have a good time, without you having to leave the comfort of your home.

That’s right, you get everything you need to celebrate national wine day at home this year, and be able to stay home and drink as much as you would like. The best part of this deal is, you do not have to worry about getting a DWI or a DUI, how does that sound to you? I tell you, I wish that there was a service like this back in the day when I was drinking a lot. Now, let’s get down to the brass tax ->->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<-<- for all your wine, alcohol, and party needs. That’s right, you can get everything you need to have a good time delivered to you at home now. Including snacks, soda, and even ice, to keep your drinks nice and cold.

Think Spring:Think Spring Time:

I know what your saying, how can I think spring with all of this crazy weather that is happening across the globe? We are in the third week of February now, so spring is right around the corner. Just another two weeks of winter left for this year.

The calendar has the first day of spring set for March 2nd. And, soon after that I believe that we spring the clocks ahead as well. Check your calendars, it seems like everything is early this year, like Easter and the days before it, like, ash Wednesday, and good Friday. I think the people that make the calender, are trying rush this year.

Maybe, they think that it will help to push this pandemic out of the way. Either way, I am looking forward to spring, and sitting on a shore line with a fishing pole, and an ice-cold beer. Hopefully one or two of my sons will find some time to join me on the shore this year. That will be a great day to mark on the calendar. I know that finding time to enjoy the simple things in life can be trying at time. Hopefully we make this one thing happen this year. Do you have any special plans for this year? Or are you just playing it by ear, and waiting to see what happens? I have already made plans for the wife’s birthday this year. Since last year this pandemic hit right around her birthday, a weekend in Lake George with her sister and her husband as well. Her idea, not mine, Happy wife, happy life. There is a winery close by that area, so maybe we can visit that while we are there. We will have to see next month, if they are open for tours. Keep your fingers crossed for me, won’t you?

Before I forget, I promised to tell you my favorite wine. So here it is, this may surprise you a little, it isn’t a fancy wine by any means. This is one for everyone to enjoy Woodbridge Merlot I hope you give this one a try, not bad for it’s low price.

Looking Ahead:

Maybe, you think that I am crazy for making plans ahead of time. You would be right, I am crazy. Otherwise, why would I have started an online business in the middle of a worldwide pandemic? The short answer to this question is, I simply wanted to bring a home delivery service of alcohol to you good people. Keeping all of you safe from this nasty virus. And, yes, I make a small commission from any purchase that you make from any of the links on this site.

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 friends.

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It: Let’s drink.

As you all know, we have a new leader of the free world, well a free world for now. That may not be the case if the democrats get their way. It seems to me, that they want to do away with the republican party, maybe it’s just me, what do you think about the way the democrat party is going? This is not something that just sprung up out of no where, the democrats have been trying to infringe on our rights for a good many years. The sad part is that the majority of the American people have been blind to this for a long time. I say that it is time for us as Americans to take a stand against them. However, this past election just shows you how oblivious we all are to what it is happening in this country. Now, with our new leader, it’s the end of the world as we know it. let’s drink.

Usually I give you a couple of cocktail recipes in my article, today I thought that I would just keep things simple, and give you a few classic drinks that we all know and love. If you have never had them, then please give them a try tonight. Before I forget, you can get all the alcohol you need with a $10.00 discount . Just use code LUV at checkout.

Bourbon And Seven:Jim Beam & 7-UP:

For those of you who have been here before, you know that Jim Beam holds a special place in my heart. What you may not know though, is my favorite way to drink it is. So, let me share this with you today. I hope that this becomes one of your favorite ways to enjoy a glass of Jim Beam.

First you will need a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) fill the glass with some ice. Add about 2 ounces of Jim Beam Kentucky Sraight Bourbon Whiskey. Top off the glass with chilled 7-UP, then gently stir to combine the ingredients together. Sit back and enjoy.

The pure beauty of this cocktail is that there are only three ingredients Jim Beam, 7-UP, and ice cubes. Can you tell what the theme of today’s article is going to be now?

Spirits used:

Jim Beam

Jack And Coke:Jack And Coke:

This is probably the most iconic cocktail in the world, you go anywhere in the world and ask the barkeep for one of these, and chances are that they know exactly what you are asking for. Take it from me, I have been all around the world, and have been able to order a Jack and Coke no matter where I was at.

Add ice cubes to a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) then pour an ounce or two of Jack Daniels over the ice. Top off with the glass with Coca Cola, and gently stir to combine the ingredients together. Sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening with this three ingredient cocktail.

Spirit’s used

Jack Daniels

Screwdriver:

This classic cocktail is even easier to make then the two above, it only needs two ingredients to make. Just about everyone has had a screwdriver at time or another during their adult life. And if you haven’t, well then you have been living a very sheltered life. Have you had a screwdriver yet? If not, then this will be a simple cocktail for you to make. So, let’s’s get right to it shall we?

In a glass of your choosing, add an ounce or two of Vodka to the bottom of the glass. Then all that you need to do is top off the glass with some ice-cold Orange Juice. Use a long, or a bar spoon to stir the two ingredients together. And enjoy this classic cocktail after a long day of whatever you were doing. Now, I have to warn you about this drink, the sweetness of the orange juice can trick you into thinking that you are only drinking orange juice. You may forget that you added Vodka to it, and end up drinking more then you ha intended on. Before you know it, you are completely stoned out of your mind, and can longer walk a straight line. So please be careful with this one, it has come back to bite me in the backside a couple of times in my life.

Spirit’s’s Used:

Absolute Vodka

A little side note for you before we move on to the next drink, all of these links are made to open in a new tab. This means that if you click on the link, you will not lose your place here on this page. You will be able to come right back where you left off. Also, I want you to know that I make a small commission on any purchase that you make. Alright, let’s get to our fourth and final classic cocktail for today, shall we?

Gin And Tonic:Breakfast Of Champions:

This one is another favorite of mine, it reminds of a time of friendship and brotherhood. But, that is another story that you can read in an earlier article. That is why I refer to gin and tonic as a breakfast drink. Now, don’t get me wrong here, this classic cocktail can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night. You can have one of them on your daily lunch break. But, don’t tell your boss that I said you could do that, I will deny everything.

In a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) add some ice about half the way up. Pour about an ounce or two of Gin over the ice. Then top off the glass with tonic water, carbonated water. If you would like this drink to be a little bit more sweet, you can add a simple syrup to the cocktail. All that is equal parts of water and sugar brought to a boil, then left to cool.

You can add some lemon or lime wheels for a garnish if you would like to, but it is not necessary to garnish. Garnishing is for fancy people who like to say hey, look at me, I’m fancy. And I know that’s none of you, am I right?

Spirit’s Used:

Tanqueray London Dry Gin

Have A Blessed Weekend:

I hope that you enjoy these cocktails this weekend. It’s the end of the world as we know it. Let’s drink. Maybe we can then find a way to get along with everyone in the world, including the democrats.

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

 

Make Sure You Have Plenty Of Wine This Valentines Day:

Well as most of you know, Valentines day is right around the corner, boy did it get here quick this year. This year Valentines day falls on a Sunday, this coming Sunday as matter of fact, are you prepared for it? Have you gone and got everything you need to let your lover know, how much you love them? Have you gone and bought them a box of chocolates and a card, or perhaps a stuffed animal? You know, that I’m talking to you men out there right? Well you only have five more days to get the job done fellas, otherwise you will end up in the proverbial dog house. And don’t forget to make those dinner reservations, or if you are planning on cooking dinner for a romantic night at home. We are still in the grips of a pandemic after all. Either case, make sure you have plenty of wine this valentine’s day.

Otello Highball:Otello Highball:

This is a very simple cocktail to make, you can not mess this one up, no matter how hard you try too. The perfect cocktail for lovers.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco

2) 1 ounce of Bourbon of your choosing

3) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

4) 1-2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

To Make; Add all the ingredients into an ice filled Collins glass. Stir together to combine and chill. See I told you this was an easy one to make, not to mention that it a little something for the both of you.

Spirits used:

Otello Sparkling Lambusco

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth

Regans Orange Bitters

This is everything you need in order to make this enticing cocktail all in one stop. If you can’t score some points with your lover with this cocktail, well, then you must have really screwed things up buddy.

Otello Merry Manhattan:Merry Manhatten:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco

2) 1 ounce of Buffalo Trace Bourbon

3) 1 ounce of Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth

4) 1-2 Dashes of Regans Orange Bitters

To Make; Here is the good news, you already have all of these ingredients ordered. They are the same as for the above cocktail. Add all the ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass, stir together to combine, until chilled. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne coup glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries, Wow, what a sexy cocktail this one is. What do you think?

Spring Sangria Slush:

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of Absolute Elyx

2) 4 ounces of Pineapple Juice

3) 2 ounces of Fresh Lemon Juice

4) 1/2 a cup of Frozen Raspberries

5) 1/4 of a cup of Frozen Pineapple Chunks

6) Half of a 750 ml Bottle of Grenache Wine

7) A pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg

To Make; Combine the wine, fresh lemon juice, nutmeg, half of your pineapple juice in a quart freezer bag and zip closed. Squeeze the bag gently for a couple of seconds to thoroughly combine the contents, and then lay flat inside of the freezer overnight ( or 8 hours ) until frozen. Once frozen remove the bag from the freezer, and use your hands to break up the contents inside the bag until they resemble a slush. Use a large spoon to scoop out the mixture into wine glasses, fill 3/4 the way with your wine mixture. Next combine remaining pineapple juice, Vodka, and the frozen fruit chunks in a cocktail shaker and shake to mix. Pour the juice and Vodka mixture over the frozen wine into your wine glasses. Garnish with additional frozen fruit and serve with a straw, Maybe this cocktail can help to usher in spring. If not, at least you will be plenty warm enough for the night.

Spirits Used:

Absolute Elyx

Grenache Wine

I have to apologize, we are currently out of the Grenache Wine, so the link will bring you to another red wine that will work just as well for this recipe.

Thinking Spring:

Rojo Whiskey Sour:

Ingredients:

1)2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix

3) 1/2 ounce of Red Wine

To Make; Mix Whiskey and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until mixture is cold. Strain into a rocks glass with some fresh ice. Then top off with a floater of the red wine. Serve as is and enjoy. So, make sure you have plenty of wine for valentine’s day.

Spirits used:

Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

To A Happy Valentines Day:

I sincerely hope that all of you have a great valentine’s day. Hopefully these cocktails can arm you with a way to show the person you love the most, that you truly do love them. That you are going out of your way to treat them to a good night. While, most other bloggers are trying to sell you a bunch of jewelry that just ends up in the back of the drawer.

I am just trying to help you spread a little love in the world. Alcohol has been helping people fall in love since the first day that it was produced. And thank goodness for that, or this ugly man would have never gotten laid without paying for it. That is actually how I got with my wife back in the day. The night that I decided to call and ask her to go out with me, she was down in her basement with her older brother doing shots of Jack Daniels. So it’s no wonder why she said yes before I could finish asking her out. Just in case you are wondering, no Jack Daniel’s is not my favorite brand of alcohol, that would be reserved for Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Well I won’r bore you anymore.

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

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What Your Man Wants For Valentine: A whiskey club membership.

For many years men like myself have been going out of the way to make February 14 a special day for you ladies. We drive ourselves mad, looking for the perfect way to show you how much we love you. Yes there are the cards that have a tender heart saying on the inside. But, I am talking about the heart shaped box of candy, the stuffed animal, the jewelry, AMD of course the night out to dinner. We as men do these things because we love you, and we want you to be happy.

We never expect much from you in return, but, did you know the deep down we men secretly want something from you to show us just how much you love us in return. And, no, it is not that thing in bed that you ladies always say no too. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? What your man wants for valentine is a whiskey club membership.

Valentine Day:Valentine Day:

This year to show how much you love your man, may I make a suggestion as to what to get for the man that you love for valentines day this year? Something that is sure to set you apart from all the other women out there.

A gift that will continue to bring joy to the love of your life every month of the year. A gift that he will be able to share with you, as well as his friends, and yours as well.

I know, by now you are champing at the bit, wondering what could this perfect gift for the love of my life be. Well fear not for I am going to tell what this gift is. Plus I am going to let you know where to get this gift for your man. Not only will I tell you where to get tins gift, I will provide you with the way to get this perfect gift for your love. How does that sound to you?

After all, we go out of our way to make the day special for you gals. Don’t you think this year, after how rough last year was, and your man was the glue that held everything together, doesn’t he deserve a little something special for valentines this year? Do I have you on the hook yet? Good, hang in there for a little longer, and I will let you know what this fantastic gift is, do we have a deal?

The Gift:Whiskey Club Membership:

What your man wants for valentines day, is a whiskey club membership. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The best place that I have found to join is a little place by the name of Flaviar.

Many other memberships are out there as well. None of them can hold a candle to a membership of Flaviar. Trust me in this, I have Checked them all out. I have done the legwork for you.

All you have to do, is decide what plan you would like to go with. You can go with a monthly plan, or you can be a real adventurous, and go with the yearly plan. This is one that I would recommend, this way will save you some money versus the monthly plan. See, I am looking out for your finances.

Remember that I told you this gift may be for him, but, it is like buying a gift for yourself as well. He will be more than happy to share his liquor discovery’s with you. After all you are the love of his life. Now, do you see why I say getting him this gift, is like getting a gift for yourself? You can not go wrong with a Flaviar Whiskey Club Membership. I myself would be thrilled to receive a club membership from my wife.

What You Get:

When you purchase a membership, the recipient will receive a tasting box of their choosing. That is not all that they will get with their membership. They will also get one premium bottle every quarter that they remain a member. Now, that adds up to four premium bottles a year, plus four tasting boxes a year.

They will also get live tasting experiences at no extra charge. This is where they get to meet the people behind the spirits, as well as taste what the distiller has cooked up. But wait, that is not all that you get with a Flaviar membership. You also get to go on tours to all the distilleries that craft the fine spirits that are hard to get in the liquor stores.

That alone is worth the price of a yearly membership. You would think that would be the end of it, and you would be wrong my friends. As a member, you also get exclusive access to the vault opening that happens from time to time. This is where they release never before seen alcohol. You get to get in on the fun of having a bottle of liquor that no one else will ever have in their own home bar. How exciting does that sound to you? I bet now you would like to know what the cost of all this will run you, would’nt you? Well, this will probably surprise you, but it is not going to break the bank. Besides what factor does price have to do with it when it comes to the love of your life, who loves their whiskey?

What You Pay:

You have two options when it comes to payment. First you have the per month program. Second you have the annual program, the best value for your money in my opinion. And, I am not just saying that to get a bigger commission. I get the same amount no matter which program you decide to go with. Yes I make a small commission from your purchase.

For the monthly program your price is $31.67 per month, billed quarterly. For a total of $95.00 this is a pretty good deal, don’t you think?

For the yearly program your price is $25.00 a month, billed annually for a grand total of $300.00 like I said the best deal in my opinion. What do you think.

I know you think that is a little expensive, and I do not blame you for thinking that. But, who can put a price on love and happiness? If you would like to know more about this club membership, click on the banner to the right. You can browse everything that the club has to offer.

Remember I said buying your man a gift of a Flaviar Whiskey Club Membership, is like buying a gift for yourself. Trust me, when I tell you what your man wants for valentine is a whiskey club membership. If you have any questions about the club membership, don’t be afraid to reach out, and I will do my best to answer any questions that you have.

For The Guys:

Gentlemen, if you are struggling to come up with the perfect gift for your special lady, and she happens to be a fan of whiskey, or any other type of alcohol, then, this year give her a gift of a Flaviar whiskey club membership. It sure beats a box of chocolates and a stuffed bear. Seriously if you get her this club membership, do not forget the chocolates as well.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save, may very well be your own. One last thing before I leave you, have a blessed day my friends. Sincerely: John D.

Cocktails For Coffee Lovers:Hot or cold.

Are you a coffee lover? Then I have the perfect cocktails for you too try. Whether you like your coffee hot, or cold you are sure to love these cocktails. With the weather getting colder by the day, nothing is more satisfying to warm up with than a pipping hot cup of coffee. So, I have gone out found some cocktails for coffee lovers, hot, or cold, I’m sure that you will want to cozy up to a warm fire and sip the cold away. For the last recipe that I have, is perfect for those of you that have a sweet tooth. The next time you are out to dinner, reach for one of these, and skip dessert. Keep an eye out for recipe number eight.

Remember that every ingredient that is listed for these recipes is on sale, you can save $8.00 on any order of $30.00 or more. I love bringing these sales to you every weekend. The more we can stick it to the man, the happier I am.

DRINKS21 is the code that you need at checkout to get this discount. That is it my friends.

Kentucky Bourbon Stout:Kentucky Bourbon Stout:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Bourbon

2) 1 ounce of coffee liqueur

3) 6 ounces of chilled stout beer

To Make; Pour the bourbon and coffee liqueur into a highball or tulip glass. Slowly pour the stout beer into the glass that you chose. Serve immediately, and enjoy. If you want this one warm, do not chill the beer. Or try a different recipe, sorry, stout beer is not that good warm if you ask me.

Spirits Used:

Bulleit Bourbon

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee

2) 1 ounce of bourbon

3) 1/2 an ounce of cold brew coffee

4) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup

5) Ground cinnamon for the garnish ( optional ) but recommended

6) Whole coffee beans for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; Add Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee, Bourbon, cold brew coffee, and the simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Add some ice to the shaker as well, and shake until well combined. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Fill a mason jar, half full of with heavy cream, shake until thick and frothy. Float the shaken heavy cream on top of the cocktail, garnish and enjoy.Jager Martini:

Spirit Used:

Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee

Bushmill Irish Coffee:

Ingredients:

1)1 ounce of Bushmills Original

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Rich Demerara Syrup

3) 3 1/4 ounces of Sumatra coffee

4) Fresh whipped cream

To Make; pour all the ingredients into a 6 ounce Georgian Irish coffee glass. Leaving half an inch of room for the cream. Top this cocktail with freshly whipped heavy cream.

Spirits Used:

Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Pumpkin Russian:

Ingredients:

1) 1 tall Pumpkin Spice Latte

2) 2 ounces of Vodka

3) 1 ounce of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

4) 1/2 an ounce of whole milk or heavy cream

To Make; Order a tall pumpkin spice latte however you like it. Sneak a few sips just to tide you over, then pour the rest into an ice cube tray, enough to make four or five cubes. Once, frozen put the ice cubes into a rocks glass. Add in the vodka and Kahlua. Finish with the whole milk, or heavy cream. Ps. Heavy cream will add richness to the drink. Stir and enjoy.

Spirits Used:

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Iced Latte:Belvedere Iced Latte:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Belvedere Vodka

2) 2 ounces of your choice of milk

3) 2 ounces of cold brew coffee or espresso

4) 1/2 an ounce of natural maple syrup

5) A few ice cubes

6) A pinch of sea salt to balance it all out ( optional )

To Make; Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and serve in a highball glass over ice. You can also enjoy this cocktail warm. Just lightly heat the coffee or the espresso, and leave out the ice cubes. Maybe hold onto a couple of the ice cubes, in case you got the coffee or the espresso too hot. Plus you can use a shortcut and go to sonic, and buy an espresso shake to make the process a little easier. It will be our little secret.

Spirits Used:

Belvedere Vodka

Bushwhacker:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Dark Rum

2) 1 ounce of Coffee Liqueur

3) 1 ounce of Creme de Cacao

4) 2 ounces of cream of coconut

5) 2 ounces of whole milk

6 Chocolate Syrup to garnish ( do not skip ) you will be sorry if you do.

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup of ice, and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass and drizzle the chocolate syrup over the top. And enjoy.

Spirits Used:

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Myers’s Dark Rum

Buttery Nipple:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Buttershots Liqueur

2) 1/2 ounce of Irish Cream Liqueur

To Make; Pour 1 ounce of Buttershots Liqueur into a shot glass. Gently pour the Irish cream Liqueur over the back of a bar spoon to layer the two ingredients. This important for the visual effect.

Spirits Used:

Baileys Irish Cream

Dekuyper Buttershots

Grasshopper:Dessert In A Glass:

Instead of dessert, ask for one of these the next time you are out to dinner.

Ingredients:

1) 3/4 of an ounce of Creme de Menthe Liqueur

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Creme de Cacao Liqueur

3) 1/4 of an ounce of heavy cream

To Make; Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until well combined, then strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Enjoy.

Spirits Used:

Leroux Cordila Flavored Creme de Cacao White

Marie Brizzards No. 32 Menthe Verte

Remember that everything listed above is all on sale.

Please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Plus I am tired of going to funerals. So, do not make go to another one. Before I leave you tonight, I want to remind you of my last article, the one about alcoholism. Like I said I am an alcoholic, but I still enjoy a cocktail or two once in a while. If you think that you have a drinking problem, like explained in my last article. Please seek help from a professional that has experience in handling that type of situation.

Once you get a handle on your drinking problem, and learn not to go overboard with it, you too can enjoy a cocktail or two once in a while. Have a blessed weekend my friends. Sincerely John D.

Different Degrees Of Alcoholism: alcohol use disorder.

Normally I write an article and include a few cocktail recipes. Today I am want to talk about the abuse of alcohol use and the affects it can have on a person. Now, there are different degrees of alcoholism, and everyone has a different definition of what an alcoholic is. The program that I attended while in the navy ( NADSAP ) navy alcohol drug and substance abuse program. This was a mandatory class that everyone in the navy had to take, whether we had a problem. They defined an alcoholic as anyone who drinks alcohol, even if you only drink one night a year. In other words, if you drink alcohol, you are an alcoholic. Another definition is someone who’s drinking is out of control, like if you lose your job, car or house due to your drinking, then you are an alcoholic. ->->->CLICK HERE<-<-<- for all your alcohol needs.

Alcohol Disorder:Alcohol Abuse:

This is a level that includes the term alcoholism. It is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking. Being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems. Having to drink more in order to achieve the same affects, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease, or stop drinking all together.

Unhealthy alcohol use includes any alcohol use that puts your health or safety at risk, or causes other alcohol-related problems. This also includes binge drinking- a pattern of drinking where a male consumes five or more alcoholic beverages within a two-hour time period. Or for females who consume at least four alcoholic beverages within a two-hour time period. Binge drinking causes a wide range of health and safety risks.

If your pattern of drinking results in repeated significant distress and problems functioning in your daily life, you more then likely have alcohol use disorder. It can range from mild to severe. However, even a mild disorder can escalate and lead to serious problems, so early treatment is very important.

Symptoms:Serious Problems:

Alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe, based on the number of symptoms that you experience. Signs and symptoms may include:

1) Being able to limit the amount of alcohol you consume.

2) Wanting to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink, or making unsuccessful attempts do so.

3) Spending a lot of time drinking, getting alcohol or recovering from the use of alcohol

4) Feeling a strong craving or urge to consume alcohol

5)failing to fulfill major obligations at work, school, or home due to repeated use of alcohol

6) continuing to consume alcohol even though you know that it’s causing physical, social, or interpersonal problems

7) Giving up or reducing social and work activities, as well as any hobbies that you normally enjoy doing

8) Using alcohol in situations where it is not safe, such as driving a motor vehicle or when swimming

9) Developing a tolerance to alcohol so you need to more to feel it’s affects or you have a reduced effect from the same amount

10) Experiencing withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, and shaking, when you do not drink, or drinking to avoid these symptoms

Alcohol use disorder can include periods of alcohol intoxication and symptoms of withdrawal

* Alcohol intoxication results as the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream increases. The higher the blood alcohol concentration is, the more impaired you become. Alcohol intoxication causes behavior problems and mental changes. These may include inappropriate behavior, unstable moods, impaired judgment, slurred speech, impaired attention or memory, and poor concentration. You can also have periods called ” Blackouts”, where you do not remember current events. Very high blood alcohol levels can lead to coma or even death.

* Alcohol withdrawal can occur when alcohol use has been heavy and prolonged, and is then stopped or greatly reduced. It can occur in several hours to four to five days later. signs and symptoms include sweating, a rapid heart beat, hand tremors, problems sleeping, nausea and vomiting, hallucinations, restlessness and agitation, anxiety, and occasionally seizures. Symptoms can be severe enough to impair your ability to function at work or in social situations.

What Is Considered 1 drink?One Drink:

The national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism defines one standard drink as any one of these.

1) 12 ounces of regular beer ( about five percent alcohol content)

2) 8-9 ounces of malt liquor ( about 7 percent alcohol content )

3) 5 ounces of unfortified wine ( about 12 percent alcohol content)

4) 1 and a half ounces of hard liquor ( about 40 percent alcohol content)

Prolonged use of these can cause major health problems. The biggest problem being damage to your liver. The liver is the organ that filters out the impurities in our bloodstreams. Once the liver fails, you can end up with jaundice, ( yellowing of the skin and eyes ) Also you can end up with hepatitis. When our liver does not function properly, other organs in our bodies start to fail as well. In other words drinking too much is killing us.

When To See A Doctor:

If, you feel that you sometimes drink too much alcohol, or your drinking is causing problems as mentioned above, or your family is concerned about your drinking, Chad, talk with your doctor. Other ways to get help include talking with a mental health professional or seeking help from a support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or a similar type of self-help group.

Because denial is so common, you may not feel like you have a problem with drinking. You might not recognize how much you drink or how many problems there are in your life that are related to alcohol use. Listen to relatives Chad, friends or co-workers when they ask you to examine your drinking habits or to seek help. Consider talking with someone who has had a drinking problem, and was able to stop, someone like me. Although, I have not completely stopped.

I am an alcoholic, I still have a drink every once in a while. I now have my alcohol use under control, and am able to enjoy a cocktail or two once in a while. No longer do I start to drink, and not stop. And I never drink and drive a motor vehicle of any type. That includes ATV’S. And motorcycles.

If Your Loved One Needs Help:

Many people with alcohol use disorder hesitate to get treatment due to the fact that they do not recognize that they have a problem. An intervention from loved ones can be of some help. This does not work for everyone, it can actually cause them to drink more. Some people who use an excessive amount of alcohol. Realize that they have a problem, and except the fact, and that they need professional help. If, you are concerned about someone who drinks too much, ask a professional who is experienced in alcohol treatment for some advice on how to approach that person.

* Causes of alcoholism:

Genetics play a big factor. Children who have parents that drink too much are very likely to grow up and have the same problem, psychological, social and environmental factors can impact how drinking alcohol affects your body and behavior. Theories suggest that for certain people drinking, has a different and stronger impact that can lead to these different stages of alcoholism. Over time drinking too much alcohol may change the normal function of the areas of your brain associated with the experience of pleasure, judgment, and the ability to exercise control over your behavior. This may result in cravings for alcohol, in order to restore good feelings, or reduce negative ones.

If, you feel like your loved one needs help with a drinking problem. Do not hesitate to talk to someone who is capable of dealing with this type of situation. Alcoholism can destroy life as well as hurt the people around you. Do something about the problem, before the problem takes care of you.

I Have A Dream, Cocktails For Freedom: In light of Martin Luther King day.

Many years ago, before a lot of us were even born, one man had a dream of equality. A day when people of all color and races could walk down a street hand in hand. To this day, that has not happened, some people are still filled with hate in their hearts. I have a dream, cocktails for freedom. Perhaps we can sit down at the table and enjoy a drink or two together, no matter what color our skin is. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a man of prejudice. I just do not understand why we still have all this hate in the world. Maybe one day we as a one race will be able accept one another. And be able to put aside all the animosity t words one another. That is my goal in life, even if it just to sit and have a cocktail or two.

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Orange Dreamcicle:Dreamcicle Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 3 cups of ice cubes

2) Half a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice ( no pulp )

3) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

4) Whipped cream and orange slices for the garnish

To Make; Add ice cubes, fresh orange juice, and the Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka into a blender. Blend until the ice is completely crushed, and the mixture is thick and smooth.

Pour the mixture into a glass mug or a Mason jar. Garnish with an orange slice and some whipped cream. Serve immediately with a straw. And enjoy.

Dreamcicle Martini:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

2) 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice

3) 1 ounce of cream or half and half

4) 1 ounce of Triple Sec

5) Orange slices for the garnish

To Make; Add the Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka, orange juice, and cream, with some ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. You should see condensation on the outside of the shaker. Pour the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Serve with a slice of orange or two.Orange Martini:

 

Orange Dreamcicle Floatini:

Ingredients;

1) Vanilla ice cream

2) UV Cake Vodka

3) 1 12 ounce can of orange soda

To Make; Mix the can of orange soda with one or two ounces of UV Cake Vodka, it all depends on how boozy you want your drink to be. Top off a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.

Dreamcicle Floatini

Liber Tea:

Ingredients:

1) 4 black tea bags

2) 4 cups of lemonade

3) 1 cup of fresh basil

4) 1/2 a cup of Jim Beam Bourbon

5) 1 1/2 cups of honey liqueur

6) Lemon wheels for the garnish

To Make; In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add 4 black tea bags, let the tea bags steep in the hot water for eight minutes, then discard the tea bags. Add the lemonade, and add two more cups of water to the mixture. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher and let chill for a couple of hours. Stir in the basil and crush with a spoon until fragrant. Stir in the bourbon as well as the honey liqueur. Pour the drink into a highball glass ( tall glass ) filled with some ice, and garnish each glass with a lemon wheel.

Freedom Mule:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/4 ounces of Guillotine Heritage Barrel- Aged Vodka

2) 7 whole pink peppercorns, muddled

3) 3 chucks of watermelon muddled

4) 1/4 ounce of bitter orange liqueur

5) 3/4 of an ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice

6) Half an ounce of agave syrup

7) 3 dashes of house made tincture

To Make; In a cocktail shaker, shake all the ingredients, and fine strain into a rocks glass ( short glass ) and garnish with a piece of banana leaf and Chile threads.

Freedom Fros’e:

Ingredients:

1) 1 bottle of ros’e

2) 1 bag of frozen raspberries

3) 1 cup of simple syrup

4) 2 lemons

5) 4 drops of red food coloring

Garnish: 4 packs of Pop Rocks and 1 Granny Smith apple.

To Make; Pour the bottle of ros’e into a glass baking dish. The larger the surface area, the faster the ros’e will freeze. When the ros’e is mostly frozen, begin preparing the berry mixture. Blend one bag of frozen raspberries, one cup of simple syrup, 4 drops of the red food coloring, and the juice of one lemon using a blender until the mixture is smooth.

Add the frozen ros’e to the berry mixture in the blender, and pulse lightly to combine. Pour the mixture back into the baking dish and place back in the freezer for one hour. At this time, prepare the serving glasses while the fros’e solidifies. Open one pack of pop-rocks and pour onto a small plate. Use a lemon slice to wet the edge of each glass, and dip into the pop-rocks. Work quickly as the pop-rocks stick better when the glasses are moist. Open more packets of pop-rocks as needed.

Vertically slice the Granny Smith apple into1/4 inch thick rounds. Using a star shaped cookie cutter, cut apple stars from the slices. Cut a slit from the stars center to one outer point. Use this slit to wedge the Apple star onto the rim of the glass.( To prevent the apple slices from browning, sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice on them immediately after cutting them. )

Remove the ros’e from the freezer and scrape into a pitcher. Stir. Evenly distribute the frozen drink between all the garnished glasses, and enjoy. I have a dream, cocktails for freedom has come to an end. I hope that you give some of these a try with some friends. If you do please stop back and let me know if you liked them. I truly wish for equality on this earth, hopefully before I pass away.

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