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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