RED Meat; Red Wine, Seafood; White Wine:

Have you ever wondered what type of wine to serve with the meal that you have made? If this is new to you, it can be a little intimidating, so I would like to help clear this up for you in today s topic. Red meat, red wine, seafood white wine. I hope you find this article helpful.

Red Meats:Steak And Red Wine

When you are having red meat with dinner, steak burgers, meatloaf, any red meat, typically you would want to serve a red wine with this meal.

Now if you are new to drinking wine, I would suggest that you start with a Merlot. Try to stay away from a Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot will offer you much better drinking experience. This is due to it’s low tannin levels, what causes the drying effect in the mouth. The Cabernet Sauvignon has a high level of tannins. This usually causes people to stop drinking wine.

I myself would love for you to continue to drink wine, and explore some different one from time to time. Our lives are too short to get stuck on the same old things.

Seafood:

Now, we are getting to the sweeter side of life. When you are planning on having a seafood feast, it is best to offer a white wine to your guests. For me it does not matter what white wine you choose. All the ones that I have tried have had a sweet taste to them. I take that back, I have had one that was on the dry side. And for the life of me, I can not remember which wine it was. When it comes to white wine, I tend to go with a muscoto.

Seafood And White Wine:

A muscoto for me, brings out the briny flavor of the seafood. And helps me to enjoy the seafood a lot better. If you are not into a sweet wine, then you can explore other white wines to have with your seafood feast. After all, there are a ton of wines on the market. I am not trying to be pushy, but, did you know that you purchase wine from this site and have it delivered to front door. Depending on where you live, you can get it delivered within about a one-hour time frame.

By the way, if you want to know more about the effects of tannins in red wines you should check out my article buying wine you don’t need to be an expert. Keep in mind that if you happen to purchase anything from this site, I do make a small commission from the sales.

Surf And Turf:

For those of you who do not Know what surf and turf is, this is a term used to describe when a combination of meat and seafood is paired together. Now, this where things get a little tricky when choosing a wine to have. I say it is your lucky day, you get to have a glass of both, red and white wine.

You can always do what I do when I’m having a surf and turf meal. That is to have a whiskey cocktail, and forget the wine all together. A few years ago, the wife and I went to Main for a weekend. While we were there, one of the nights we decided to have dinner at the Weathervane seafood restaurant. I love seafood, and the wife can not stand it. So, when we ordered our meals, I decided to order a margarita with my meal. I believe that I ordered a fisherman s platter, and was not in the mood for a glass of wine. Both of us, my wife and myself did not want wine with our meals that night. Don’t ask me what she had for the meal, or for her cocktail, I can’t remember.Surf And Turf:

Your choice:

You can whatever type of wine that you like, with whatever meal that you like. It was my intention to clear up the basic pairing of food and wine for you. It all comes down to your personal preference. If you like red wine better than white wine, then by all means drink red wine with seafood, and vise versa, drink white wine with red meats.

Lets no forget about chicken, and pork products. These are meats that I typically serve white wines with. You don’t have to follow what I do, you can do what you want. It is just my opinion on what wines to pair with what meals. Pizza is defintely one of those foods that you can have either white wine, or red wine with it. Generally speaking, when I am having pizza, like tonight, I will have a beer with it. That is just what I like to have with my pizza. Beer or a red wine, is my prefference with pizza.

Red meat red wine, seafood white wine, is the standard for those food pairings. However, this is America, and we can do whatever we want, within reason. Alwaye keep what you do within the right side of the law. Again trhis is your choice, but  remember, if you break the law and get locked up, you will not be able to enjoy a cocktail whenever you would like. Although, i am pretty sure that bubba would”nt mind sharing his toilet water with you. As long as you share something with him.Pizza:

Well it is getting time for me to say goodbye for now. I hope that you found this article to helpful for you in some way or another. All that I want to do is help you find the perfect cocktails to enjoy for every ocassion in your life. Knowing what alcohol to pair with what foods can help you when planning a dinner party. or when planning an every day run of the mill party for friends and family members.

Remember that the holidays will soon be here, and this is the time to plan those dinner parties. As well as those holiday family get togethers. Get ready now, before it”s too late.

With Love:

Please, remember to drink resonsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own.

Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a blessed week my friends.

Three Day Sale Starts Today: have your alcohol delivered.

Just in time for the weekend, we are having another sale. Anything that you purchase between today and Sunday, you will get an $8.00 discount, on any orders of $30.00 or more. This is for new customers only, to get the discount all you need to do is use code SEPT8 at the checkout. It is that simple my friends.

What Is On Sale:Booze

I know this sale comes at a short notice, I just found out about it myself today. You want to know what is on sale, sometimes when we have these short notice sales, there are a limited amounts of items for sale. Not this time.

Everything on the site is for sale. Beer, Wine, Whiskey, Bourbon, you name it, it is on sale for this weekend only. So, do not delay after Sunday the deal will be gone and the sale will be over.

Everybody likes to save, I know that I do. And, I also know that you as well like to save. Let’s do both of us a favor, and get stocked for the holidays. I make it easy for you too.

Convenience:

What do I mean by convenience? Here is what I mean, I do not know if you know that you can have any alcohol on the site delivered to you at your home. That’s what I said, you get the alcohol delivered right to your front door.

Did you ever think that one day alcohol delivery would be possible? I know I did’nt, I never thought that in a million years that we could get alcohol delivered to me at home. I mean geese, back in the 80s we could’nt even get a pizza delivered to our house. We did however live out in the sticks, way out in the boonies as some people like to say.Alcohol Delivery

In today s time of unrest, with this pandemic still in the balance, you are better off staying home, and friends and family come over the house for some cocktails, and some food. Now you do not have to worry about going to the store, and wondering, am I going to catch this virus from someone, or something that they touched.

Stay safe:

With the uncertain time that we are living in, it is better to be safe than sorry. This is the reason why I am trying to help you, by promoting this sale. I do not want see you get this nasty virus, this thing is causing people to die. And, yes that is still happening. People are still dying from this pandemic, you may not seeing it on the news every night now. But every once in a while the media tells us that numbers are decreasing, and that some are still dying.

Believe me or not, just because the death rate is at a low, does not mean that we are out of the woods just yet. I do not want to see you get sick and die. I want you to stick around and party for a long time. I like to party, and want the party to continue, long after I have left God’s green earth. I plan on continuing the party even when I get to heave, or maybe when I fall to hell.

So, who wants to keep the party going with me? Heaven Can wait:Like I said even when I’m dead and gone, I will still be having a party no matter where I am. Can I get an AMEN?

How to Keep Going:

You think that I am going to tell you how to live longer, no. I will say this, happy people tend to live longer than people who are grumpy all the time. Those of us who drink on a regular basis tend to be on the happy side of the fence.

I don’t know about you, but those of you who have visited this site, have come to know me a little bit. You know that at the end of a long day, I like to kick back with a nice cocktail and relax with the family. Anyone in my family knows that I do not like to go out in public that much. My family pretty much has to drag me out of the house most days. Once they get me out, they know that I like to have a cocktail or two, as long as I do not have to drive. I am usually the designated driver on most family outings. That would be the reason why I do not like to leave the house.

I firmly believe that this pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for me. Now I get to stay home being safe from the virus, and being able sit back and relax with a cocktail or two. All that I want to do is keep you safe, and help you to have a good time. Life is too darn short to not enjoy ourselves once in a while, don’t you think so? all that you need to do to get this deal is to ->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<- choose whatever you like to drink. You can also order snacks from here and have them delivered along with your alcohol. It just does not get any easier than this for you. Don’t worry, when click any of the links on any of the articles on this site, they open a separate tab and you can return here where you left off, I have made sure of this for you. While you are here, you should check out some of the other article. There are some really great cocktail recipes for you to try with any of the alcohol that you may purchase from here.

I am not saying that you have to get stinking drunk, you can have one or two and still be the life of the party. After all we are not kids anymore are we? I know I’m not, I no longer drink to get drunk, I drink to have a good time and still know I go to bed with. I hope that you are the same way. Remember to get the deal this weekend only all you have to do is spend $30.00 or more to get the $8.00 off. And remember to use code SEPT8 at the checkout.

Have A Spirited Weekend:

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend, Remember to drink responsibly and to never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own,

Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed weekend friends.

Baileys Irish Cream, A Perfect Treat: My Favorite For The Holidays.

Baileys Irish cream has been a long time favorite of mine, particularly around the holidays. There is just something about the richness that it has, that makes me crave it on a cold winter night. Bundled up in a blanket, holding a hot cup of coffee with a splash of Baileys Irish cream. It does’nt get any better than that for me.

Baileys Irish Coffee:Original Irish Cream:

Ingredients;

1) 2 ounces of Baileys original Irish cream:

2) 6 ounces of hot coffee:

3) 1 ounce of Irish whiskey:

4) 1 dollop of whipped cream, this is optional for the garnish.

To Make;

Combine Baileys Irish cream, coffee, and the Irish whiskey in a tall coffee mug. Top off with the whipped cream, serve, and enjoy. This recipe makes one serving, so if you are having guests, just repeat the recipe for the number of cocktails that you need. If you would like, you do not to add the Irish whiskey, but why would you leave it out? This is one of those cocktails that you can get away with at work, especially if you leave the Irish whiskey out. Something to ponder on.

Baileys Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate:Cramel Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys sated caramel

2) 1teaspoon of hot chocolate powder

3) 3 ounces of whole milk, trust me you want the whole milk, none of the low fat stuff for this cocktail.

4)Whipped cream

5) Salted caramel sauce

6) Popcorn, and pretzels for the garnish. This makes one serving, so follow for the number of cocktails that you need.

To make;

Step 1) Gently heat the 3 ounces of milk along with the hot chocolate powder.

Step 2) Pour into a tall mug or heat-resistant glass, and then add the wow, with the 1 and a half ounces of Baileys Irish cream, salted caramel.

Step 3) Pile on the whipped cream, a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, and some marshmallows, or some popcorn, or chocolate dipped pretzels. Why choose just one? They all go great with this cocktail. This is another great way to end a cold long day during the fall, winter or any time that you need a little warming up. Make one for spouse as well, that way the two of you can snuggle up under a blanket together. You never know, something else may develop to warm you both up after you finish the cocktails of course.

Baileys Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:Baileys Red Velvet Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys limited edition red velvet Irish cream

2) 8 ounces of whole milk, USE THE WHOLE MILK, not the low fat crap, you deserve a treat now and then. So, go ahead and splurge a little. Your worth it.

3) Half a cup of dark chocolate, none of the powdered mix for this one. It to special.

To make;

Gently heat the dark chocolate and the 8 ounces of milk until all the chocolate is combined with milk, add the Baileys limited edition red velvet. Pour into a good sized mug or heat-resistant glass, and add a bit of whipped cream for that dazzling look.

Baileys Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounces of Baileys original Irish cream

2) 1 teaspoon of hot chocolate powder, you can add more powder if you like your hot chocolate more chocolaty

3) 3 ounces of whole milk

4) A dollop of whipped cream

5) Chocolate sprinkles, chocolate brownies, chocolate fingers, chocolate sauce, anything chocolate to garnish is alright with me. What the heck, anything chocolate is great with any of the Baileys Irish creams. And who does’nt like chocolate?

To make;

Prepare the hot chocolate like you normally would, pour into your favorite mug, add the Baileys original Irish cream, and enjoy.

The Many Products Of Baileys:

It has come to my attention that Baileys has come out with several flavors for us to sample and savor. Do not worry, we are going to talk about them today, starting with,

1) Baileys chocolate cherry, a luscious black cherry aroma is quickly followed by the bold roasted taste of decadent chocolate, and lightly toasted nutty notes, more dark chocolate than milk chocolate impression. This would be a great choice to add to your next bowl of ice cream, for a decadent and flavorful dessert.

2) Baileys Vanilla cinnamon, imagine the flavor of melting vanilla ice cream with a cinnamon swirl bun fresh out of the oven, my mouth is watering just writing about this one. Smooth and rich, this is a decadent treat that is suitable for savoring in your favorite specialty coffee.

3) Baileys Apple Pie, just in time for fall, apple pie is a timeless dessert. Loved all across America for its heart warming nostalgic taste. This fall Baileys invites you to gather around friends, and family and enjoy the taste of freshly baked apple pie a la mode, blended with Irish dairy cream. Baileys apple pie is the perfect autumn treat to enjoy as a cocktail over ice, or in a chai tea, or over some ice cream. This sounds fabulous, wish I had some right now, what about you? A classic flavor for a modern adult treat.

4) Baileys Red Velvet, this is a drink that tastes like a cupcake. It is what dreams are made of. swirled with Irish cream for a chocolaty treat straight out of the bakery. Enjoy over some ice, as a shot, or add some into your next baking project. Imagine using some in your next batch of chocolate-chip cookies.

5) Baileys Espresso cre`me; A delicious combination that was meant to be. Real coffee flavor, and other natural flavors meet yummy Baileys original Irish cream for a big bold hit of wonderful. Perfect for when you need to concentrate on the important things in life; coffee, chocolate, and creamy Baileys. Enjoy neat, or over the rocks, or in any coffee cocktail that your little heart desires. Or you can simply add a splash to a piping hot cup of coffee for some extra wow, at the end of a long day.

6) Baileys strawberries and cream; Just the dreamy flavors of ripe strawberries and vanilla, mingling with Baileys original Irish cream. Float away in a strawberry bubble of pure pleasure, we won’t tell anyone on you, it will be are little secret. Splash over some ice, swirl into your favorite desserts, and cocktails. Or drizzle over ice cream for a delicious grown-up treat. This one is sure to hit the sweet spot.

Don’t want to go to the store to shop, then ->->->CLICK HERE<-<-<- and stay in the comfort and safety of your home. Have these or other alcoholic beverages delivered to you.

That’s All I have Folks:

I hope that you have found something helpful here today, if you like any of these recopies feel free to give them a try. And by all means, please get back to me and let me know how they were for you. I respond to all comments, good, or bad.

And as always; Please 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.

Cocktail Recipes Made With Cognac : For A Smooth Life.

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping today. Today we have a few cocktail recipes made with cognac, you find that all the recipes are made with Hennessy VS ( very special ) you do not have to use Hennessy. You can use whatever cognac that you prefer. Hennessy is just my preference, has been since I had a boss that would come around and pour out shots at night when we were working together. It was his favorite cognac, so, now I drink it out of nostalgia.

Hennessy Ginger Cocktail:Ginger Cocktail:

Hennessy and ginger is the perfect drink for any time of the day, or night. The spice of ginger ale, brings out natural spice of Hennessy VS” ( very special )

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) 3 and half ounces of ginger-ale

To Make:

Pour the Hennessy cognac into a highball glass ( a tall glass) add ice cubes to fill the glass. Top off with the ginger ale, and garnish with a lime wedge, or slices of fresh ginger. That’s not so hard to make, is it? all you need is two ingredients and a tall glass. Your guests will think you spent all day preparing this for them. The best part is, you do not have to tell them otherwise.

Between The Sheets:

Inspired in 1930 by Harry MacElhone, head bartender at the eponymous, Harry’s New York bar in Paris France. The rum adds to the complexity and elegant balance. Plus you have to admit, it is a pretty cool name for a cocktail. Ranks right up there with sex on the beach.

Ingredients;

1) 1 ounce of Hennessy very special

2) 1 ounce of rum, any rum will do the job, I suggest Bacardi 151 rum, it’s a clear rum so it will not darken the cocktail up on you.

3) 1 ounce of orange Curacao

4) Half an ounce of fresh lemon juice

5) Some lemon twists to be used for the garnish, you can even use lemon zest in place of the twist if you prefer.

To make;

Add all the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until chilled, strain into a coupe or martini glass. Then garnish with the lemon twist or zest. Drink enough of these, and you will end up between the sheets. Between The Sheets:

French 75 Cocktail:

The combination of Hennessy very special and champagne is always a tasteful marriage. Learn how to make this time-tested recipe with Hennessy master mixoligist Jordon Bushell. Follow this link for the video.

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special.

2) Half of an ounce of simple syrup ( boiled water and sugar )

3) 3/4 ounces of fresh lemon juice

4) Sparkling wine or champagne

5) Lemon twists to be used for a garnish

To make;

Build directly in a flute glass, top with the sparkling wine or champagne and garnish with the lemon twist.

Big Apple cocktail:Hip Hop Icon NAS:

This cocktail was inspired by Hip-HOP icon NAS, this faceted drink is powerful yet smooth. As is, NAS in everything that he does. Personally, I do not know much about the man, I am more of rock and roll, or country and western type of guy.

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) Half an ounce of calvodose apple brandy

3) 1/4 of an ounce of herbal liqueur

4) 1/3 of an ounce of agave nectar for sweetness.

5) Half of an ounce of fresh lime juice

6) 2 dashes of aromatic bitters

7) 1 dash of cherry bitters

8) a pear fan for the garnish.

To make;

Step 1) Add all the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2) Shake until well chilled

Step 3) Strain into a rocks glass ( short glass) with crushed ice.

Step 4) Garnish with a pear fan. Now before we go, I have one last cocktail recipe made with cognac, to keep life on the smooth side. So, bear with me for a couple more minutes, you will not be disappointed.

Fleur De ” Lees “Fleur De ' Lees '

Ingredients;

1) 1 and a half ounces of Hennessy very special

2)1/4 of an ounce of suze

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Pineau Charetes

4) Grapefruit twist for the garnish, you can substitute grapefruit zest if you like.

To make;

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled wine glass, and garnish with the grapefruit twist or zest whichever one you like better

I sincerely hope that you give some of these recipes a try, and if you do, please come back and let me know how they were for you. I am trying very hard to find interesting cocktails to share with you. If there is something that you would like for me to find for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I will do my best to find it for you. If you need any of the alcohol that has been listed here, all you have to is->->-> CLICK HERE<-<-<- and you can get whatever you need to make any of these fabulous cocktails.

You should know, that anything that is purchased through any of links on this site, I receive a small compensation of each sale. I just thought that you should know this information. I am just trying to help you get through this pandemic and keep you safe. Even though a lot of the bars in the country are open, they all have time restrictions. Most of them can not serve you alcohol after 11pm, and you have to be out of the bar by 12 am. who wants to stop partying at midnight on a Saturday night? You are better off getting the alcohol delivered to you at home, and then you can party with your friends until the wee hours of the morning. As long as you keep things to low roar, the police won’t show up and shut down the party.

Remember to drink responsibly, and please never drink and drive. The life you save may be your own.

Sincerely: your friend John D. Ps. Have a blessed day.

Alcohol Sale 8%Off Of$30.00 Or More For New Customers:

As of yesterday 9/18/2020 a sale of anything purchased from here is on sale, this sale will be going on until 9/21/2020. This sale is for new customers only, once in checkout use code drink8. It is just that simple to do, place your order and use the code, done.

What Is On Sale:

What is on sale during this sale? Good question, and the answer is everything on the site. The only catch is you have to be a new customer in order to get the deal.Whiskey Bottle: I know it is not fair for returning customers. But we are trying to get new people to try out our service. I am sure that a reward promotion in the near future.

So, please do not be to upset with us for this sale. It does not matter what you like to drink. It can be a bottle of Jack Daniel’s or you can get some beer, or some seltzer. Whatever it is that you like to drink you can purchase and have delivered to you in about one hour, depending on where you live. One hour deliveries are not available in all areas.

How Much Do You Need To Buy:

Another good question, man you guys ask a lot of questions, Lol. It is very simple, all you have to do to get this great deal is spend a mere thirty dollars or more. Then you use the code drink8 at checkout then you are all set. New customers are getting this sale courtesy of our returning customers. All in the hopes that the new customers will become returning customers.

You know that a $30.00 purchase is not a big deal for most of us. That means that buying one bottle of alcohol can qualify for the 8% off. It all depends on the alcohol that you buy. If you are anything like me, you will buy more then one bottle to get through the week. So, it won’t take much before you qualify for the discount. Do not worry we are a judge free zone around here.Judgement Free Zone

Spend as much as you like, just do me one favor please, spend only what you can afford. I do not want to be the reason that you go bankrupt. We here at loveofspirits.com we care about you. And we appreciate all the business that you send our way.

Why Do We Do This:

This one is a simple one to answer, we do this because we love you, and we appreciate you. We know that the holidays are just around the corner. And we want to help you celebrate and enjoy them better this year.

Let’s face it, this has been one heck of a lousy year so far. And we want to help by having this sale. So go ahead and splurge a little bit on some fancy gifts for the family. Then splurge a little bit on the alcohol for the friends that you will be inviting over for a small gathering during the holidays. Any little bit that we can help you save on the alcohol, is all the better.

Life is way to short to not have some fun with the friends and family. Especially at the holidays, this is the best time to have everyone over. Just make sure that everyone is doing alright. With everything that has been going on this year I think that our friends need a welfare check. So, what better way to do that, then to have them over to the house for some cocktails.

Keep It Fun:Party Time:

Just because you have a few friends over for some drinks, does not mean that our friends need to know that it is for a welfare check. All they need to know is that we miss them and that they are loved.

Keep in mind that this sale will not last for long. So hurry up and get stocked for those holiday parties that you are planning. It is always a good idea to have some alcohol on hand during the holidays. You never know if, or when one or two of those friends of ours may show up just to say hi. This alcohol sale8% of 0.00 or more for new customers is the best way to get stocked up for the upcoming holiday season. ->->->CLICK HERE<-<-<- and be transported to this awesome sale.

I can not make this any easier for you then this. All that I am trying to do is give you a helping hand. And, I figure the best way for me to this is to offer this sale of all alcohol on the site. This is a limited time offer, so do not delay, Click the link above and you will have your choice of anything on the site for 8% off the regular price of any purchase of $30.00 or more.

Like I said this is a limited time offer. So, you need to hurry or you will be left out in the cold. I am not trying to push you, I just do not want you to miss this great deal. I do not know when a sale like this will roll around again, so take advantage of this for as long as you can. This sale will not be here forever, hurry before it is too late and you miss out. Whenever,there is an alcohol sale it is always best to take advantage of it. Sales like this do not happen every day. We have an overstock of alcohol. We bought more then we should have for memorial day weekend. And we are passing the savings along to you. Take advantage of us now while you can. Just in time for the holidays. Do not be left out in the cold, remember that this sale will be over on the 09/21/2020 that is this Tuesday. Once that day come and goes, so does this sale. If you love to drink, then this is the sale that you have been waiting for.

Have A blessed Day:

Please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Your friend John D.

Make Your Own Eggnog This Holiday Season: And Don’t Forget The Alcohol.

The holiday season is fast approaching, what better way to get the season started then making your own eggnog. Once this time of year comes around we crave that luscious treat, that is all so decadent. I have found an eggnog recipe that I believe you will enjoy very much. And is not too difficult to make. Add a splash of alcohol and make it an adult drink.

Eggnog Recipe: Eggnog:

Ingredients that you will need:

4 egg yolks;

4 egg whites;

1/3 cup of sugar, plus one tablespoon of sugar;

1 pint of whole milk;

1 cup of heavy cream;

3 ounces of bourbon;

1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg; save some for a garnish.

Directions To Make:

1) In a bowl of a stand mixer, you can also use a hand beater as well. Beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon, and nutmeg, and stir to combine.

2) In the bowl of a separate stand mixer, or hand mixer, place in the egg whites, and beat until you have soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the teaspoon of sugar, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.

3) whisk in the egg whites into the mixture, chill then serve.Stand mixer:

For Cooked Eggnog:

Follow this procedure for cooked eggnog; 1) In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a hand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is completely dissolved. Set the mixture aside.

2) In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream, and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture. ( stir in slowly ) Into the eggs and sugar mixture that you made earlier. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

3) Remove from the heat, and stir in the bourbon. Pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.

4) In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites into soft peaks. With the mixer still running, gradually add the teaspoon of sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture. Let this mixture chill overnight for optimal flavor.

Side Note From The Cook:

Consumption of raw or uncooked eggs, shellfish, and meat may increase the risk of food borne illness. When working with any of these ingredients, it always best to cook them properly. Meaning to the recommended temperature. As a rule of thumb, most foods should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. This will make sure that any bacteria in the food gets killed off.

Nobody wants to become sick from eating or drinking something. Not only does it look bad for chef, but it can lead to legal action from the person or persons that became ill after consuming your creations. So, always play it safe.Hand Mixer

Once you become comfortable making fresh eggnog, you may never want to buy store bought eggnog again. When you make it yourself, you know exactly what is in the product. You do not know what is in the cartons that you get from the supermarket.

Now if you happen to not like alcohol, then you do not have to add the bourbon to this recipe. Also, if you have children at the party or gathering you can make a separate batch of the eggnog just for them. Without the alcohol, serving alcohol to minors ( someone under 21) is illegal.

If you are someone that does not prefer bourbon, there are two other forms of alcohol you can use to make your eggnog this holiday season. The first one is rum, rum pairs well eggnog. The second alcohol that pair well with eggnog is brandy.

You can purchase any of these types of alcohol here on this site, all you have to do is ->->->CLICK HERE<-<-<- this way you can skip the hassle of going to the liquor store, and stay safe from the virus. Have the alcohol delivered right to your front door. Or the back door, so the neighbors won’t know what is going on.

But, who cares what the neighbors think, it is none of their business any ways. Chance are that you have invited them to the party. This way you can let them know how you were able to get all the alcohol delivered to your home. Then they will know how to get the same deal.

All that I want to do is help you stay safe from this virus that is still hanging over our heads. Even though the bars are starting to open back up, are you going to feel safe being around all the people in there who are not wearing a mask? I know that I feel safer staying at home, having a cocktail or two with my wife, or a couple of close friends. Until they say that they have a working vaccine, I, personally am going to stay out of the line light. I do not feel comfortable out in the public at this time. I do not care what anyone else thinks, I am not willing to risk my life, or the life of anyone in my household. Anytime that I am out in the public, going to work or going to the store, I wear a mask, and you should as well. We all need to pull together and do our part to put a stop to the spread of this virus. Thank you for letting me get that off of my chest.

Lastly, I would like to let you know that the recipe for this eggnog is brought to you by the courtesy of the food network, and Mr. Alton Brown. This is not my own recipe, just thought that you should be aware of this.

Have A Safe Time:

It is my hope that you try this recipe out. And if you do, please let me know how it went for you. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Love your friend John D.

Let’s Get The Party Going This Weekend: Don’t Run Out Of Booze.

Today is Monday the 14th of September, this means that the weekend has passed us by. I don’t know about you, but for me it went by way to quick. And I just wanted to keep the party going. Like so many of us, when Monday rolls around, it is time to get back to work. I know it sucks, but we all need the money to buy more alcohol. Now, before you know it Friday will be here, and we can get the party going for the weekend once again.

Stock Up:Party Time:

Even though it is Monday, you can still start to plan for the weekend. Think about it, why wait until Friday to start your party plans for the weekend? Let’s get the party going this weekend, starting with today. This is a simple task to care of, and you will not have to worry about it when Friday rolls in.

Talk to your friends, find out what they like to drink, this can save you the hassle of what to buy as far as the cocktails are concerned. I know, you are probably saying to yourself, I do not have time to run around and get all the alcohol for all of these various cocktails. And do not even get me going on the food that has to be picked up for a party.

Don’t stress about, I have you covered my friends. I am here to help you with this little delema, everything that you need is here, all in one stop. Whatever you need, from the booze to the party snacks, and lets no forget about the ice that is needed to keep those beverages cold. Nobody likes a warm cocktail, unless the cocktail is meant to be hot. Are you still wondering how I am here to help? Just ->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<- and all of your worries will melt away.

The Bars Are Still A Risk:

In some states, the bars are starting to re open for business. The problem with this, is that we are still in the grips of a pandemic. I don’t know if you have been paying attention to the news, but there is still a large number of people who are getting the virus. Take it from me, I recently went on a trip to New Jersey. The wife and I went to Wild Wood for the weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Just about everyone that was on the boardwalk, was not wearing a mask or face covering.

I myself was guilty of the same thing, unless I was entering a shop or dining place, I was not wearing a mask. Now I may have to kick myself in the butt for it. That remains to be seen in a day or two. It may take a week or longer for any symptoms to show up. All I can do now is pray that I did not get exposed to the virus while the wife and I were there.Crowded Boardwalk

Even though some states have relaxed the face covering order, we are still at risk. I am not telling you that you have to stay home, however, what I am saying, is that it is much safer for us to socialize at home with close friends and family.

Stay Responsible:

This may sound a little bit harsh, or like I am preaching. It is our civic duty to help stop the spread of the covid 19 virus. The best way that we can do this is to limit our contact with people that we do not know. At least for now, wear a face covering when you are in public. I do not want to see you get sick or cause someone else to become sick.

Make no mistake about it, this virus is killing people. We hear about it in the news all the time, people are still dying from this. This was not a fake news story to get people to stay home. This was a direct attack from a foreign country to get back at us for pulling out of trade deals. That’s right, you heard me, I said it. We all know that it is the truth. Not that the government will tell you that.

Especially now that we are in an election year, and all the politicians want your vote. Now, we are not going to get into politics. There is a time, and a place for that, and here is not that time, or place. Here we keep things light, and talk about good times. As well as the all important alcohol.

Wear A Mask:Face Coverings:

This is the absolute best thing that we can do to help stop the spread of this virus. If you must go out into the public, please wear a mask or a face covering of some sort. As long as it completely covers your nose as well as your mouth, then you are in pretty good shape. I tell you this, because I care about you.

I do not get paid to sell masks, I just thought that you should know that. Just in case you are wondering if that’s why I am saying to wear a mask. There may still be some of you who do not want to go outside of the house. This is alright, I do not blame you. You are much safer by staying at home with the people that you care most about. Staying home does not mean that you have to stay sober. Did you know that you can now have alcohol delivered right to your home? Well, you can, and you can order it from this site. In most areas, it can be delivered in about one hour. Depending on where you live of course. I just happen to be able to promote a company that does just that. Drizly is a company that has all types of alcohol. Do you like to have a glass of wine to unwind at the end of a long day? No problem, you can order it here and have it delivered. The same thing if you like to drink something a bit stronger, or you just want a beer, or perhaps a seltzer is more your taste. It doesn’t matter, you can order it all on here. Just use one of links that I have provided for you.

All the experts say that this virus is not over yet. If you ask me, we are all better off staying home and having some cocktails with our close friends or family members. At least this way we will be a bit safer during these uncertain time that we are living in.

Stay Safe Friends:

I will leave you with this final note. Please drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Love your friend John D.

Get A Head Start On Your Christmas List This Year:

I know that we have not hit Halloween yet, and I am already talking about Christmas. Well, the way this year has been so far, I figure that we should get a head start on Christmas this year. Who knows what is around the corner these days?

The Perfect Gift:Christmas Time:

This is going to sound a bit strange but, do you have someone that loves alcohol? Then you have found the right place to be at.

I just may have a way for you to cross off everyone on your list this year. Yes, that is right I said everyone, at least the ones that enjoy a cocktail from time to time.

Lets face it we are still in a pandemic through out the entire world. So, your better off doing all of your shopping on-line this year. Now you do not have to rush around from store to store.

Let me help you, and together we can take care of all your alcohol loving friends and family members. You know who they are, and I am sure that they would love a gift of this nature.

What To Give Them:

Do I have you all excited about what to get them? Yes, then I suppose that I should stop beating around the bush and get right to it. This is the perfect gift to give those alcohol loving people on your list. A Flaviar membership.  Now you ask me why a membership from Flaviar, let me tell you.

I have done the research for you, and this is by far, the absolute best club membership that is out there on the market. You get so much more then alcohol delivered to the door. They have recently done an upgrade to their membership program.

In the past,when you became a member, all they sent you were tasting boxes. Now, you get the tasting boxes every quarter, plus you can get a full size bottle of your choosing sent along with the tasting boxes. Plus there is so much more that they get included with the membership.Flaviar Membership: So, I hope that will stick around for a little while longer, and let me tell you a little bit more.

What You Get:

Besides the above mentioned, included with the membership, you get to attend live tasting events. Flaviar organizes engaging live experiences directly with their network of distilleries, bars, and brands. Exclusively for members. there is also live tastings and blending events. members get to interact directly with brands that they love, as well as discover ones that they do not love. Meet the people behind the drink.

Members also get exclusive invitations to distillery tours.Where they can visit the network of the distillers free of charge. VIP treatment, plus special pricing on products, as well as a unique tasting experience at the distillery. This alone is worth the price of a membership. You will be hard pressed to find another spirits club that offers anything like the experience that is offered from a Flaviar membership..

Believe me, I have checked around myself. And I have not found a better spirits club any where. I spend a lot of time doing research on the internet. I do this so that I can save you some time, as well as some money. And, for everything that you get in a membership at Flaviar, the cost is down right reasonable, if you are asking me any ways.

Who To Give This To:

This is a pretty self explanatory, however, if you need some help deciding, I am here for you. Do you have a father or a father- in-law? Perhaps there is a brother or a sister on your Christmas list this year. Maybe a husband or a wife happens to be on that list. Look I do not know,who is on your shopping list. It does not matter who you are shopping for, if they like to drink, even if it is only once in a while that they like to drink. You owe it to yourself to give them a gift that will keep on giving for the whole year.

Why bother going from store to store, when you can stay at home,where you are perfectly safe from the outside world and this pandemic that is  still hanging on like a sore thumb. Flaviar Whiskey:Everything that you need for a happy holiday is right here in front of you.

I can even make this easier for you ->->->CLICK HERE<- It does not get any easier then this my friends. Now, here is the best part of this whole topic. If you get your friends and family a membership to this awesome spirits club, you know that they will share the alcohol with you.

Simply due to the fact that you were the thoughtful one that spent the time and money for their wonderful gift. It is like giving the gift to yourself. There is absolutely no way that you can go wrong with a gift like this one. whoever is lucky enough to receive this from you, will be bragging about it forever.

In Conclusion:

Lets do a quick recap on the benefits of this membership, shall we? This is what you will get every single quarter for as long as they are a member.

1: Tasting box

1: Full size bottle of their choosing

Free shipping for the lifetime of the membership

Free live tasting events

A generous refer-a-friend program

They can cancel the membership at any time, but why would they when you have already paid for the year?

There are two different membership periods that are available for you to choose from, one for them to try, and one for those who dare to be bold and walk life on the wild side. which one are you? I hope you are like me and are the one who walks on the wild side of life. We only have on to life to live, why not make it a flaviar full life to live.

Here are the prices of the two memberships

The first one: One quarter, 31.67 per month billed quarterly ( $ 95.00 )

The second one: One year, $25.00 per month billed annually ( $ 300.00 )

Remember to always drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Love your friend John D.

Five Must Have Fall Cocktails For The Home Bartender:

Cranberry Spice Cocktail:Well as of today, it is official, summer has come to a close. The time has come to close the pools, put away all of our white outfits, and break out the long sleeves. Now there is some good news here, we can look forward to cool fall nights by the fire pit. And while we are snuggled up with a loved one next to a cozy fire, we need a cocktail to warm our insides. Today, I have five must have fall cocktails for the home bartender.

Cranberry Spice Cocktail:

Whenever I think of the fall season, thanksgiving comes to mind, then I start thinking of those sweet red berries that grow in a bog. Cranberries of course, so it is only right that we start with a cranberry cocktail to kick start the fall season.

Ingredients:

1 orange wedge:

13 cranberries:

Three 1 inch crystallized ginger- 2 minced and one whole for garnish.

2 ounces of Aperol:

1 ounce of lillet Blanc:

Ice:

4 ounces of hard cider:

4 dashes of cranberry- anise bitters, or Peychoud’s bitter.

To Make This Cocktail; In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedge with 10 of the cranberries, and the minced ginger. Add the Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters and ice. Shake well, double strain the drink into an iced filled Collins glass, and top off with the hard cider. Garnish with the remaining 3 cranberries, and the slice of ginger skewered on a toothpick.

Not only will this cocktail look great on your thanksgiving table, it will have all of your friends and family impressed with your cocktail making skills. They will be talking about this one for the next year. And, probably want to come back for next year.

Gaelic Punch:

This is a hot punch, so a young Irish whiskey should be used to make it. The older Irish whiskey is more tannic, ( causes a drying effect in the mouth ).

Ingredients:Gaelic Punch

A pinch of fresh grated nutmeg, for the garnish:

3/4 cup of demerara, or another type of raw sugar:

40 ounces of boiling water:

One 750-ml-bottle of Irish whiskey:

Strips of zest from 6 lemons, plus 6 thin slices of lemon, each studded with cloves for garnish.

To Make This Cocktail; In a heatproof bowl, muddle the lemon zest with the sugar, and let it stand for 1-2 hours. Muddle again, add 8 ounces of the boiling water, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Strain into a warm heatproof bowl, and stir in the whiskey. Add the remaining 32 ounces of boiling water and garnish with the studded lemon wedges, and the nutmeg meg.

This cocktail is perfect for a large gathering of friends and family, especially for a Halloween party, or a backyard fall cook out. you can’t go wrong any time that you add Irish whiskey to a punch bowl. This one will definitely liven up any party that you have this season.

Frenched Hot Chocolate:

Chartreuse and chocolate are among the worlds most underatted combinations. Follow this recipe as we meld these two ingredients into a boozy adults hot chocolate. Do not make this one while the children are still up, keep this one for yourselves.

Ingredients:

12 ounces of whole milk, you want the fat in the whole milk, so do not use a skim or 2% milk:

6 ounces of yellow chartreuse ( Honey herbal liqueur ):

4 ounces of Calvodos:

2 ounces of chopped dark chocolateHot Chocolate:

One vanilla bean, split lengthwise, and the seeds scraped out.

One three inch cinnamon stick, plus freshly grated or ground cinnamon for a garnish.

To Make; In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, chartreuse, Calvodos,chocolate, vanilla bean and seeds, as well as the cinnamon stick. Stir constantly over moderate heat until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean, it has served its purpose. Wisk the hot chocolate until it is frothy. Ladle the cocktail into warmed mugs or heatproof glasses, then garnish with the grated cinnamon.

The perfect cocktail on those chilly nights by the fire place, snuggled up with a good book, or a good lover. Whichever one you choose, I will not judge you.

Concord Grape Gin Fizz:

This vibrant purple cocktail, made with concord grapes, gin, port and lemon is frothy, fruity and refreshing. Plus, it has gin in it, and you can’t go wrong with a cocktail that has gin in it.

Ingredients: Concord Grape Fizz:

5 concord grapes:

2 ounces of concord grape juice:

1 and a half ounces of a good gin, not the cheap stuff for this one friends:

Half tablespoon of fresh lemon juice:

1 large egg white:

1 teaspoon of super fine sugar:

Ice:

Cold soda water:

1 lemon twist for the garnish:

How to Make; In a cocktail shaker muddle the grapes until they have released a deep purple juice. Add the grape juice, port, lemon juice, egg white and sugar. And shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add the ice and shake for an additional minute. Strain into a chilled Collins glass ( A tall glass ) or any type of cocktail glass that you have available is fine. Top off with the soda water, and garnish with the lemon twist. Serve with some ice.

This one you can serve to the children, just remember to leave the alcohol out for their cocktail. It lets the little one think that they are enjoying the same drink that mom and dad are having. They will figure it out as they grow older, and may even appreciate the fact that you tried to include them in your party all those years ago. Before I leave you, I have one more must have fall cocktail for you home bartenders.

The Bartender’s Breakfast:

Ingredients:

.75 ounces of coconut milk:

.75 ounces of Nutella:

1 ounce of milk:.75 ounces of Eldorado 12 year old rum: Bartender's Breakfast

.75 ounces of Pierre Ferrund 1840 cognac:

.25 ounces of demrara syrup:

2 dashes of Angostura bitters;

Nutmeg:

To Make this one; Combine coconut milk and Nutella in a blender, blend until the mixture is smooth. Poor into a cocktail shaker with the rest of the ingredients. Shake with crushed ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with the shaved nutmeg, and a red striped straw.

In Conclusion:

There is no reason to feel bad about the ending of the summer season. Especially when we have five reason to start enjoying the fall season. Embrace the cooler weather, at least now you have five reasons to celebrate the beginning of the fall season.

Please remember to drink responsibly, and please not drink and drive. Love your friend John D.

PS. for any of the alcohol you need ->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<- and if you try any of these fall cocktails, let me know what you think of them. Have a blessed day friends.

Sam Adams Not Your Average Beer: The Best Craft Beer Today.

There is a lot of craft beer on the market today, in this article I would like to focus on one specific brand, as well as a few of their craft beers. Sam Adams is not your average beer, they many crafts of beer, and we will be discussing a couple of them today.

October fest:Sam Adams Octoberfest

As we start to transition into cooler nights, as summer begins to come to an end. We start to look for a warmer beer, Sam Adams October fest beer delivers that warm feeling we look for on those short, cool fall afternoons.

In 1810 the October fest tradition was born, when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding, with a special beer and a sixteen-day party. Can you imagine a sixteen-day party? My longest party was three days, and that was my graduation and going away party.

Sam Adams version of this classic beer style blends hearty malts, for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel, creating a brew that is perfect for fall. Or whatever you are celebrating. Perfect all by its self, or with food.

Food pairings: Small plates, French onion soup, crab cakes, and mac and cheese. Entrees, Sausage, roasted chicken, pot roast, as well as burgers on the grill. So, pick some up today, and invite some friends over for a backyard barbecue.

Jack- O

This is a new beer for Sam Adams and is available for a limited time of the year August – October. Just one more reason to love fall. So, get this one while you still can. Jack-O’s cinnamon and nutmeg aromas remind you of a time when mom was in the kitchen, baking fresh pumpkin pie.

This craft pumpkin ale goes perfectly with the transition of summer into cooler days, and nights. A pure shandy ale, that tastes like pumpkin pie, with a subtle note of fresh citrus. If you are like me and love a good slice

Jack-O Pumpkin Ale

of pumpkin pie, then I am sure that you are going to love this craft beer from Sam Adams.

Jack-O is super by its self and also pair well food, appetizers; baked brie, and bacon wrapped dates, that sounds like fall to me. Entrees; Meatloaf, who doesn’t love a good home made meatloaf? do no forget about dessert, apple cider doughnuts and sweet potato pie. Now that sounds inviting to me.

White Christmas:

Another nice seasonal craft beer for Sam Adams. An unfiltered white pale ale, with a festive twist. Sorry I could not find a release date for this on yet, I am guessing around thanksgiving time though, we will have to keep our eyes open for this one.

This ale is hazy, crisp, and bright in flavor. This unfiltered white ale has a unique and festive twist. It’s crisp wheat character combines with the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel, for a flavorful and refreshing brew that is perfect for the season.

This craft beer is perfect for drinking all by its self or paired with food. Small plates; dried cranberry and goat cheese salad, mussels, and Gorgonzola cheese. For the entrees, we have duck,baked ham, risotto, seared scallops, and white fish.

I know, it is sad that the summer is coming to an end. Soon we will be all bundled up, and complaining about the cold. Everyone but me, I will be all stocked up on plenty of Sam Adams craft beers. I pretty sure this will help keep me warm on those long cold winter nights. Along with my beautiful wife. Wink, Wink.

Cold Snap:

A white ale brewed with a blend of exotic spices. Crisp with a smooth finish, golden, and lively. The crisp character of this lively unfiltered white ale gets a kick from a bright blend of spring spices. Orange peel, and plum add a subtle sweetness, while coriander contributes a peppery bite. Creating a refreshing flavor that signals spring is soon on its way.

After enduring a long cold winter, there is nothing better than a clean, crisp, refreshing brew. To wake up the body soul from a long hibernation. Like bears emerging from a cave, we venture outside foraging for food. We uncover the grill, and get it cleaned off from the last meal that was cooked on it. We shed our winter coats, look for some meat, and throw it on the grill.

After which we want something light and refreshing to wash the meat down with. Since I have brought up the subject of food, here are a few morsels to pair with this brew, if you choose to have it with food. Appetizers; smoked salmon, pork empanadas, and my least favorite, sushi. For the entrees, we have Indian food, lamb curry, and pad Thai. I have no idea of what pad Thai is so please do not ask.Sam Adams Cold Snap If by chance you do know what pad Thai is, please, by all means leave me a reply in the comments section of this article. I would greatly appreciate it. Let’s not forget about dessert; Orange-ginger ricotta tart, spiced cake with vanilla ice cream, and panna cotta.

Keep In Mind:

On a last note, I would like to remind you that all of these craft beers from Sam Adams not your average beer, are all a seasonal brew. Meaning, that they are not available all year round. I suggest that if you find one that you like. Stock up on it, to make sure you have enough until they come back out with it.

Or, if you are more like me, you will enjoy the flavor of the season, and move on to the next seasonal brew and keep up with the seasons as they happen. It just so happens, that every year during the winter, I can not wait for Sam Adams summer ale to hit the shelves. Of all the craft beers that Sam Adams brews, the summer ale is my absolute favorite brew. Let me know which craft beer is your favorite, don’t be shy, I won’t bite. I hope you find something here that piqued your interest.

If you happen to like the sound of either of these craft beers, you can ->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<-. Thank you so much for stopping by today. And remember to always drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Your friend forever John D.