Low Calorie Cocktails For Mother’s Day: Or for any day.

Today I want to talk about someone very special to each one of us. Can you guess who that is? That’s right MOM, in just a few short weeks mother’s day will be here, and I know that you will be taking mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or perhaps all three. This year we are doing something a little different, my son and I are going to my sister in laws for a back-yard barbecue. Now I plan on bringing the alcohol to picnic. So the plan is to serve low calorie cocktails for mother’s day, maybe you could join in on this plan of mine. Stay home and make some of these cocktails for your mother, and grill some burgers and hot-dogs. Invite all of your siblings and maybe a neighbor or two. Just remember to keep the gathering small. If, you use this code MOTHEREARTH you can save ten dollars today through Sunday April 24th. Use the code when you check out.

Ketal Botanical Grapefruit And Soda:Low Calorie Vodka:

For a deliciously fresh taste experience, and a drink that has 40% fewer calories than a glass of white wine, try Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose with soda.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose

2) 3 ounces of club soda

3) Slice of grapefruit

To Make;Fill a wine glass of your choosing with some ice. Mix in Ketal One Botanicl Grapefruit and Rose and soda. All that is left to do is add a slice of grapefruit to garnish, and sit back and enjoy guilt free. Garnish is optional. For an extra pop of grapefruit, use a sparkling beverage that is grapefruit flavored.

Carrotini:Carrot Martini:

Want to try a funky alternative to the brunch bloody? Give this vegetable juice and infused vodka cocktail a taste. The bright orange color and refreshing vodka flavors make for a drink that’s a definite departure from your typical Sunday brunch order.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of spa infused Vodka

2) 2 ounces of Carrot Ginger Orange Juice

3) 1 carrot

4) 1 cucumber

To Make; Place all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until everything is good and cold, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with carrot and cucumber peels on a pick. Are you going to give this different cocktail a try?

Skinny Margarita:Low Calorie Margarita:

Enjoy your margarita guilt free. This skinny margarita is less then 200 calories, and includes all the fresh flavors you would find in a classic margarita.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Blanco Tequila

2) 2 ounces of fresh lime juice

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Agave Necter

4) A splash of club soda ( optional )

To Make; Combine all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until good and cold. Condensation will form on the outside of the shaker, then the mixture is good and cold. Pour the mixture and ice into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

Strongbow Artisinal Blend Mojito:Easy Mojito:

The semi- sweet taste of Strongbow Artisinal Blend and basil leaves balance the traditional sweetness of mojitos for the perfect party cocktail.

Ingredients:

1) 8 Mint leaves plus a few extra for the garnish

2) 5 Basil leaves

3) 1 teaspoon of sugar

4) 1 tablespoon of lime juice

5) 2 ounces of white rum

6) 3 ounces of Strongbow Artisinal Blend and some to top off

7) Lime sugar to rim the glass

To Make; Dip the top of the glass in the lime- sugar mixture. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint, basil, sugar, and lime juice. Add some ice and the White Rum, Sake well. Strain into an ice filled, rimmed glass and top off with the Strongbow Artisinal Blend. Garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy in good company.

Cranberry Mint Sparkler:Cranberry Spritzer:

Looking for a light refreshing cocktail that mom, or anyone else will love? Try this amped up version of a classic vodka soda. Swapping plain club soda for a cranberry spiked seltzer adds a boozy kick of flavor that pairs well with the fresh cranberry and mint ice cubes. Fizzy, tart and a perfectly balanced way to mix up cocktail routine any time of the year.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Vodka

2) 6 ounces of Cranberry Spiked Seltzer

3) 1/2 a cup of fresh Cranberries

4) 1 bushel of mint leaves

To Make; Place one cranberry mint ice cube in the bottom of a rocks glass. Pour in the Vodka and top off with the spiked seltzer. Mix gently, and enjoy.

Cranberry Mint Ice Cubes; Evenly distribute fresh cranberries and mint leaves throughout a silicone ice cube tray mold. Place filled mold into your freezer and allow to set up for up to six hours. Once frozen completely cubes can be stored in a zip lock freezer bag for up to six months.

Cleanse- A- Rita:Clean Margarita:

This easy take on a margarita combines one of the most popular juice cleanse recipes with Tequila for a drink just under 120 calories. See we can drink, and watch our weight at the same time. The spicy cayenne pepper and tart lemon compliments tequila’s bite for a balanced beverage you can enjoy almost guilt free.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tequila

2) 2 ounces of fresh Lemon Juice

3) 1 ounce of water

4) 1 teaspoon of Agave Syrup

5) Cayenne Pepper

6) Salt

7) Lemons

To Make; In a cocktail shaker, combine Tequila, lemon juice, water, agave syrup, and a small pinch of cayenne pepper with some ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Pour into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon wedge dusted with salt and cayenne pepper. Enjoy

Lemonade Spritzer:Spiked Lemonade:

A light low calorie cocktail, this lemonade spritzer has less than 120 calories. Ideal for daytime drinking, this recipe is quick and easy to make up a large batch for entertaining.

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of White Wine

2) 2 ounces of club soda

3) 1 ounce of lemonade

To Make; Fill a wine glass 1/4 of the way up with ice cubes. Add white wine, soda, and lemonade. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge. It is alright to use a store bought pre- made lemonade mix, or a powder mix. We won’t judge you for it.

Paloma:Better Than A Margarita:

The bitter flavor of grapefruit mixed with the bold flavor of tequila equal a surprisingly easy- drinking cocktail. In Mexico, the paloma is actually preferred over margaritas! A traditional Paloma is made with grapefruit soda, bur I like this version that calls for grapefruit juice. You will not be let down, I promise you that my friends.

Ingredients:

1)2 ounces of Tequila Blanco

2) 4 ounces of Grapefruit Juice

3) Pinch of salt

4) 1/2 ounce of lime juice

5) Club Soda ( optional )

To Make; Add all ingredients to an ice filled Collins glass ( tall Glass ) and stir to combine. Top off with some club soda ( optional )

That is all the low calorie cocktails for mothers day that I have for you. What do you think, will you try some and serve a drink or two to mom next month? Remember to use code MOTHEREARTH to save $ 10.00

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

Can This Be The End Of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey?

I don’t know if you follow the news about every little thing that goes on in the world. But, have you heard that some parts of the United Kingdom have pulled Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey from the shelves of stores? Now you may be asking yourself why, and we will be getting to that a little bit latter on in the article. So, stick around for a little while and we be talking about more on this subject. This may be causing some concern here in the United States as well. Forcing the food and drug administration to take a closer look at why the UK has decided to pull this favorite whiskey of a lot of people from the shelves. I for one am hoping that the whiskey does not end up getting pulled from the stores here in the US. I just recently discovered how good this whiskey is in cola as a mixed drink. Can this be the end of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey? I sure hope not.

Why Is It Going Away?Last Call:

I am not saying that this popular whiskey is going to disappear from liquor stores here in the United States. With a few parts of the United Kingdom removing the product from its stores, may cause the FDA to take a closer look at why the UK did remove it from sales.

So, why exactly did the UK remove this much liked whiskey from being sold? well, they found that the product contained an ingredient that is commonly found in antifreeze. Ethelyn Glycol. I know, that sounds bad, but, this ingredient is in a lot of things other than coolant for our cars.

In small quantities, it is not harmful when ingested. The amount of the ingredient that is in Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is so minuscule that you have no reason to be afraid of drinking it. I myself just had a drink with it on this past Thursday, and I feel 100% fine. Granted that I am not having a bunch of drinks of this liquor, Like I said small amounts will not harm you.

Don’t Be Afraid:Fear:

I bet, that if you take a look at some more popular products on the market, you will fin some funky ingredients in them as well. We are talking about items that you use on a day to day basis. Go ahead, I dare you to take a look at some every day products in your home that you use on a daily basis. Look at the ingredients that are in the deodorant that you use every morning. Some of them contain aluminum.

Did I shock you with that one? Are you going to stop using deodorant now, and go around stinking all day? I certainly am not going to stop using it. and why should I? For the same reason that I am not going to stop drinking Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. As long as they keep it on the shelf, I will continue to buy, ans consume the product.

Before I forget to mention it, if you use any of the links in this post, and purchase this fantastic whiskey before they decide to get rid of it, you can save 17% off the regular price. Just my way of trying to help you save some money, What do you think of that my friends? I am more than happy to help you save money.

Live Your Life:Life To It's Fullest

Sorry, but you can go through life worrying about what might kill you. You can walk out your front door this morning and be shot down. Or perhaps, god forbid you end up in a car accident on the way to work or on the way home from work. Maybe you slip in the shower and hit your head on the water spicket. No, I am not wishing ill will on you, all I am saying is that anything can happen at any time.

If we spend our lives thinking of what could happen to us, we never end up leaving the house. Who wants to live like that? I certainly do not, do you? Life gave me a second chance a few years back.

When I was at the young age of 37 I ended up having a heart attack, the widow maker is what the doctors said. Today I am 53 years young. So, I know a thing about wanting to live, and this was not my first brush with death. The first time was on the USS Midway, I got blown by the exhaust of an F18 fighter jet. If it were’nt for an aircraft maintenance person that was on the fantail of the ship who reached out and grabbed me by my float-coat, I would have been shark food. Thank God he was there at that time.

Stop worrying:despair:

 

you can go through life wondering what will kill you, because we have no idea when our time here on earth is going to end. This is why I say live life to it’s fullest. Stop worrying about every little thing that can go wrong. Go get out there and have some fun. Take a trip, go see some friends or family members.

The country is starting to open up a little bit here and there. We have a vaccine now, did you get your yet? I myself, my wife as well as my son who lives with us went and got our shots this past Thursday. The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can all get back to a more normal life.

I do not know what a normal life is going to look like after two years of being quarintened, but they say that the country is on the brink of an economic recovery, with more jobs being available, and less travel restrictions to follow. I don’t know about you, but all of this sounds pretty darn good to me. How does it sound to you? Can you wait for things to get back to normal?

Be Safe:Safety First:

It has been an uphill battle for just about everyone in the world lately, even though we have vaccines now, now is not the time to start going downhill. Do you want end up right back at square one, like we were last year? Yes go out and get a vaccine, but, please remember to continue to wear a mask when you are in public.

No matter how safe you think a place is, there is always the possibility that someone has not gotten their vaccine shot, and can pass the virus on to you. The vaccine does not make you ten feet tall and bullet proof. That’s what the whiskey is for. Can this be the end of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey? I do not have the answer to that question at this moment. I will let you know the moment that I find out.

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

Beer Cocktails For The Ages:

Recently there has been a new trend in cocktails, beer has been a favorite drink for a lot of people, so, naturally we gravitate to making cocktails with our beer. Today, I have nine recipes that all use beer, and I think that you are going to enjoy at least one or two. The last two are especially a favorite of mine. I don’t want to give it away, but number nine is a tic toc trend. We will let you think about that one for a minute or two. Some of these recipes are a new take on some old classics. We all need to be a little bit adventurous with our cocktails, and step out of our comfort zones. Hopefully beer cocktails for the ages will be just what you need, after the past year, where the world got turned upside down. All of this is made better by a sale of eight dollars off of any thirty dollars or more. Use code HUNNYBUNNY at checkout.

Peroni Negroni:New Take On A Classic:

Try this unique take on a traditional Negroni.

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 an ounce of bitter Italian Apertitif

2) 1/2 ounce of Hendricks Gin

3) 1/2 ounce of Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth

4) 6 ounces of Peroni Beer

To Make; Add all ingredients into a pint glass filled with ice, and give it a light stir to combine. Garnish with an orange twist. Simple yet elegant. Enjoy.

Bullet Boilermaker:

It’s time to go old school on a favorite beer and whiskey drink.

Ingredients:

An Old Favorite:

1) 1 1/3 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon

2) 12 ounces of Guinness Blonde American Lager

To Make; Pour Bulleit Bourbon into a shot glass. Pour the Guinness beer into a pint glass. Serve as compliments to each other. You can do this in two ways. First is the traditional way, drop the shot of Bourbon into the glass of beer, and chug away, just be careful to keep the shot glass from hitting you in the teeth. The second way is to simply do a shot of the Bourbon and chase it with a drink of the beer.

 

Mezcal Michelada:#Brunch Cocktail:

Looking for a way to take your brunch game to the next level? Give the Mezcal Michelada a try. This spicy, smokey, and tangy beer cocktail is the compliment to any breakfast. Beer, lime, hot sauce, and mezcal. What more do you need?

Ingredients:

1) 8 ounces of Corona Beer

2) 2 ounces of fresh lime juice

3) 1 ounce of Mexican hot sauce

4) 1 1/2 ounces of Mezcal

5) A pinch of kosher salt

To Make; Fill a pint glass with ice, Pour in the lime juice, Mezcal, and hot sauce. Fill to the top with the Corona Beer. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with a pinch of kosher salt and a lime wheel. Ps. For some extra heat, rim the glass with a mixture of equal parts kosher salt and chili powder.

Cerveza Preparda:Prepared Beer:

Cerveza preparda ( meaning prepared beer ) is a term used in Mexico when referring to a beer mixed, or prepared to include ingredients like hot sauce or tomato juice. For this version, we chose to use clamato juice because of the distinct briny flavor it brings. This combination of beer and clamato juice may seem odd at first, but the distinctly tangy and refreshing drink will hook you from the first sip.

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of Corona Beer

2) 2 ounces of Clamato Juice

3) 1 ounce of fresh lime juice

4) 1 1/2 ounces of fresh lemon juice

5) Hot sauce to taste

6) Spice mixture to rim glass

To Make the spice mixture; Combine 1 tablespoon of coarse ground salt, 1/2 a tablespoon of coarse ground black peppercorns, and 1/2 a teaspoon of chili powder. Blend together and store in an airtight container for up to a year.

To Make Drink; Pour spice mixture on a plate wide enough for the rim of a glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and roll the edge into the spice mixture until evenly coated. Fill glass with ice and pour in the clamato juice, and the juice from both the lime and lemon juice. Fill the remainder of the glass full with the Corona Beer. Add hot sauce and additional lemon juice to taste. Garnish with a lemon wedge, serve and enjoy. I apologize, but I am not able to provide links for the ingredients to make this drink.

Michelada:Perfect For Street Tacos

A Mexican -style beer cocktail with a little kick and a dash of lime. A perfect sipping drink for street tacos or a Sunday brunch.

Ingredients:

1) 1 12 ounce bottle of Corona Beer

2) 2 dashes of Tabasco Sauce or other hot sauce

3) 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

4) Freshly ground black pepper

5) Celery Salt

To Make;Rim an empty pint glass with equal parts of black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and celery salt. In the same chilled pint glass, combine all ingredients except the beer, including the hot sauce to your liking. Add beer slowly and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge, or spicy chocolate.

Black And Tan:

Half And Half:

The black and tan is a classic beer cocktail where a pale ale and stout beers are layered in a pint glass to show the light and dark combination this drinks name suggests.

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of Bass English Pale Ale

2) 6 ounces of Guinness Stout

To Make; Pour 6 ounces of the pale ale into a pint glass. Over the back side of a large spoon gently pour 6 ounces of the Guinness Stout into the glass. This is how you get that perfect layered look.

Shark Bite:Summer In A Glass:

This take on a classic snake bite beer cocktail combines two summer favorites. A light beachy beer and a dry sparkling cider. Typically, half-and-half, you can play with the ratios until you get the flavor profile that suits you best. Remember to use ice-cold ingredients straight from the cooler. Fins up my friends.

Ingredients:

1) 8 ounces of Land Shark Lager

2) 8 ounces of Dry Sparkling Cider

To Make; Pour both ingredients into a pint glass. And sit back and enjoy the day.

 

Flaming Dr. Pepper:

The flaming Dr, Pepper shot tastes just like the soda, but combines the extra thrill of fire brought to you by the 151 proof rum floated on top of this shot. It’s quite strong due to the rum, so we don’t suggest tipping back more then one of these a night. Remember to blow out the flame before drinking the shot, you don’t want to set yourself on fire do you?

Ingredients:

Hot Shot:

1) 3/4 of an ounce of Amaretto

2) 1/4 of an ounce of Bacardi 151 Rum

3) Light Beer

To Make; Fill a shot glass with Amaretto Liqueur and top off with 1/4 ounce of 151 proof rum. Put the shot glass in an empty pint glass, then fill around the shot glass up to the rim with light beer. Light the rum with a lighter or a match. Blow out the flame and shoot back the cocktail.

Rye Whiskey The Future Of Cocktails:

In the past there has only been a handful of alcohols for us to use to make our favorite cocktails with. In the more recent years there has been a new trend in the cocktail world. Even though these whiskeys have been around for many years, many of us, myself included, have ignored them. Now with the new trend in high gear, I say that rye whiskey is the future of cocktails. Do you want to jump on this band wagon with me? For years I have been a bourbon lover, and I am ready to try something new. It has taken me thirty years to get to this point, however, I hear that drinking bourbon is very close to drinking rye whiskey. So I guess that it is not that far of a leap, I am all about baby steps when it comes to trying something new.

Sparkling Boulevardier:Rye Whiskey Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Dry Sparkling Wine

2) 1 ounce of Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey

3) 1 ounce of Campari

4) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

To Make; Add rye whiskey, campari, and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until well chilled. Strain into a champagne coup, then top off with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig to add a touch of class.

Rojo Whiskey Sour: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 the whiskey and the sour mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice, then top off with a floater of the red wine. Serve as is, no garnish needed for this special cocktail. For this one I gave you a choice of rye whiskey, or bourbon, break free and try the rye,

Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

2) 1/2 ounce of maple syrup

3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

4) Orange rind for the garnish

To Make; In a focks glass combine 3 dashes of bitters and maple syrup. Add in the whiskey with a large format ice cube and give it a stir. Garnish with a twisted orange rind and serve. Enjoy.Bourbon Old Fashioned:

Rojo Rye Do:

Balance is key in every relationship, and just as important in a good cocktail. The smooth rich flavors of a summery red sangria balances out the tang of a whiskey sour in this better- together combonation. The perfect harmony of flavor in this cocktail is a match made in mixology heaven.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Rye Whiskey

2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix

3) 1 cup of Malbec ( Red Wine )

4) 1/2 ounce of Brandy

5) 1/2 ounce of Orange Liqueur

6) 2 ounces of Pink Grapefruit Juice

7) 2 ounces of Pineapple Juice

To Make; Fill a highball glass with some ice, and begin to pour in the whiskey sour. Leave at least an inch of room at the top of the glass. Next slowly pour the red sangria to layer on top of the whiskey sour. Do not stir or mix, simply garnish with luxardo or dried cherries.

For the whiskey sour; Combine whiskey and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for up to a minute or until frothy. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with some cherries.

For the sangria; Combine wine, fruit juice, orange liqueur, and brandy in an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake well to combine. Strain into a wine glass full of ice and garnish with fresh fruit slices.Layered Cocktail:

Rye And Ginger:

This one is so simple that my eight year old grandaughter could make one.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Rye Whiskey

2) Schwepps Ginger Ale

To Make; Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add the rye whiskey and top off with the Schwepps Ginger Ale. You can garnish with a lemon wheel, but it’s not neccesary. Enjoy

 

Rye Ball:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye

2) 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice

3) 1/2 ounce of simple syrup

4) 2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

5) Soda water or lemon lime soda

6) Lemon wheel for a garnish ( optional )

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with ice half the way. Add all the ingredients except the soda and shake vigorously for 15- 20 seconds. Fill the highball glass with fresh ice cubes, and strain the liquid into the glass. Top off with the mixture with your soda water or soda of your choosing. Add the lemon wheel to garnish and enjoy.Jack Rye And Soda:

I hope that you enjoy one or two of these Rye whiskey the future of cocktails, I know that I am going to. There are at least a few of these recipes that have my interest.

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

Before I leave you, I want to let you know that there is a sale going on this weekend. Save $8.00 on any order of $30.00 or more.

Turning Water Into Wine Craft:

We have all heard the story of Jesus turning water into wine. Some people say that story is a farse, not true. Do you believe it to be true? The making of wine is a long process, good wine takes even more time. While I was growing up, my family and I attended church on Sundays, and, yes, I went to conformation class as well as Sunday school. The story about Jesus turning water into wine was one that was told to us. I for one believe that took place, as far as miracles go, that is a pretty good one in my book. Now, we don’t have Jesus here on earth, so we need to make our own wine from water. This all starts with a simple seed, and what do seeds need to germinate? That’s right, water. So, it not so hard to believe that we can turn water into wine after all. Remember, that all alcohol is still on sale now until the 22nd. use code LUCKY7 at checkout.

Wine For All Occasions:Pizza And Wine:

Having a glass wine should not be reserved for special occasions, or fancy meals. You can drink wine with any meal that you are having. Planning on having a pizza night? Stop off and grab a bottle of red wine.

Red wine is not just for beef dishes, it pairs really well with pizza and pastas as well. And, remember, red wine is better for your heart health. Some doctors say that a glass of red wine a day is good for your arteries. You will thank me for this later. Here is my favorite red wine to serve my friends and family, Woodbridge Merlot by Robert Mondavi. Grab a bottle or two today, it’s not expensive at all, around $10.00 a bottle.

Wine For Easter:

Wine at the dinner table has been a long-standing tradition in my home. Especially for easter dinner, and this tradition goes as far back to days when Jesus was here with us. At the last supper, he broke bread, and said eat,this is of my body, drink, this is of my blood, as long as you do this I will always be in your hearts.

Churches all around still do this tradition every Sunday during the services. Now, if you believe in the father, the son, and the holy ghost, drinking wine keeps us closer to the son who sits at the right hand of the father. Just one way I can help you to justify drinking a glass of wine in the middle of the day, you can always say it’s for religious reasons. This way no one will judge you. Besides, the only one to judge you is the all mighty creator God.

What wine should you have for easter dinner? That depends on what you are going to be serving, if you are like most people, a ham is probably on the menu. Keep in mind that ham is not a white meat, no matter what they say pork is not the other white meat. Ham and other pork products are a red meat, therefor, you should serve a red wine with this. Jesus died for our sins, drink some red wine of his blood to keep him in your hearts.The Crucifiction Of Jesus:

White Wines:

Now, we are all done with the lessons in religion. Let’s talk about white wine. Typically, white wines are on the sweeter side. They also have more carbohydrates in them. Being on the sweeter side is what makes them more atractive to a lot of people, myself included. I do like to have a glass of white wine from time to time.

White wines pair real well with white meats, like chicken, as well as fish. White meats tend to be the dry side, so, with this the sweetness of the white wine brings out the nuances of the white meats. Plus, it makes the white meats more palatable. Meaning, easier to eat. The sweetness make it easier to tolerate the dry meats and fish.

Yes, I have a favorite white wine, and I will absolutely share it with you. I will even give you a link, so you can try it for yourself. How does that sound? Maybe I can help to make life a little bit easy for you. Help to take some stress out of your day. This is one white wine that both, my wife and I like, our son that lives with us also likes this one. Risata Moscato d’Asti We will most likely be taking a bottle or two of this with us for our weekend get away in Lake George, this weekend. Wait till you try it, it will quickly become a favorite of yours as well. So don’t wait pick up a bottle or two today.Perfectly Sweet:

Drink What You Like:

That’s right, drink whatever it is that you enjoy drinking. It does’nt matter if it’s white wine or if it’s red wine. As long as you have Jesus in your hearts, everything will be fine. The two wines that I have listed here for you, are both a reasonable price.

I am not trying to break the bank here, just trying to help you by giving you what I like to drink. Of course, if you don’t like what I have, you can always shop for something that you have in mind. The links will get you there, you do not have to purchase those products. These two wines are simply the wines that my family and I enjoy drinking.

Perhaps you do not like to drink alcohol, that is perfectly fine. There are plenty of non- alcoholic beverages on the market today. Welches sparkling grape juice is a good one. I have bought that to serve to kids, so they thought they were getting the same as the adults. Here is another good non-alcoholic wine to try. Fre Alcohol- Removed Chardonnay

Have A Happy Easter:

I want each and every one of you to have a blessed and happy easter, no matter how you decide to celebrate. I hope that you teach your children the true meaning of easter. At least when they are old enough to understand. For now let them enjoy being young and believing in the easter bunny, that brings candy to them. Hopefully you enjoyed turning water into wine craft with me today.

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

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Home This Year: And save $7.00

I know, we were all looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s day in the bars with all of our friends. Well, we are still in the grips of a global pandemic, and large gatherings could prove to be very deadly. I for one do not want to be responsible for anyone gets sick, or worse yet, dyeing, do you ? This is why I say celebrate St. Patrick’s day at home this year. We can still have a great time with a few friends in the comfort of our own homes. So, with that being said, I have found you seven cocktails that are sure to be a hit with anyone that comes to your house to have a few drinks in order to celebrate the day that we are all Irish. Plus, as a bonus you can save $7.00 on any order of $30.00 or more. And you can have your entire order delivered right to your front door. Now you do not have to get in the car and drive to the liquor store, we come to you.

Single Barrel Old Fashioned:Old Fasioned #7

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel

2) 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup

3) 2 dashes of Bitters

4) Orange slice

To Make; Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass and muddle. Add ice, and stir. Garnish with a slice of an orange.

Spirits Used:

1) Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey

2) Angostura aromatic bitters

Single Barrel Rye Boulevardier:Old #7 Does It Again:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Campari

2) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

3) 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye

4) 1 orange peel

To Make; Fill a rocks glass with some ice. Add the Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Add the orange peel for a garnish.

Spirits Used:

1) Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye

2) Campari

3) Martini and Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth

The Suburban:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of rye whiskey

2) 1/2 ounce of dark rum

3) 1/2 ounce of port

4) 1 dash of orange bitters

5) 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

To Make; Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into an old- fashioned, or a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel, and serve and enjoy.

Spirits Used:

1) Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey

2) Goslings Black Seal Rum

3) Angostura aromatic Bitters

Touchdown Boilermaker:Boilermaker Like A King:

I know, football season is over, but who does’nt love a good boil maker? This one will have you drinking like a king. Add some green food coloring to celebrate St. Patrick’s day at home this year.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Crown Royal Deluxe

2) 6 ounces of your favorite beer

To Make; Pour Crown Royal into a shot glass. Pour your favorite beer into a pint glass. You can do this two ways. 1st. You can the shot and sip the beer. 2nd.You can do this the traditional way, and drop the shot in the glass of beer, then drink the beer in its entirety. The way it was originally intended to be drank.

Spirit Used:

Crown Royal Fine Deluxe Blended Canadian Whiskey

The Last Word:Last Word:

Ingredients:

1) 3/4 of an ounce of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Tanqueray London Dry Gin

3) 3/4 of an ounce of Green Chartreuse

4) 3/4 of an ounce of fresh lime juice

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content/edit/764045#5) Maraschino Cherry

To Make; In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add in the Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, the Tanqueray London Dry Gin, and the Green Chartreuse. Shake well, about 10- 20 seconds should work just fine. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. ( champagne coup ) Garnish with a maraschino cherry, serve and enjoy.

Spirits Used:

1) Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

2) Chartreuse Green Liqueur

3) Tanqueray London Dry Gin

White Lady:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Cointreau

2) 2 ounces of Tanqueray London Dry Gin

3) 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice

4) Egg white ( optional )

To Make; Combine all ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a champagne coup. Garnish with a lemon twist, and enjoy the taste of days gone bye.

Spirits Used:

1) Cointreau

2) Tanqueray London Dry Gin

Green Beer:

For the last cocktail recipe that I have for you, let’s keep it real simple.

Ingredients:

1) 12 ounces of your favorite beer

2) Green food coloring

To Make; Pour your beer into any 12 ounce glass or a mug. Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to the beer. The amount of drops will determine how green you want your beer to be. This is exactly how the bars make green beer for you. The beer companies are not making green beer just for one day of the year.

Since we are still in the grips of a global pandemic, it makes perfect sense for you to celebrate St. Patrick’s day at home this year. Yes I know, some stares are starting to open up, and relax restrictions. Do you want to be the one to cause a spike in the virus for your state? Do yourself a favor, and stay home and drink. Think about it, you won’t need a designated driver, or have to call and pay for a taxi or Uber. I am just trying to look out for you. We are all good friends here. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk or buzzed. Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Whatever you decide to do, please be careful. We do not need to lose anymore friends.

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

Cocktails 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.

Cocktails For Coffee Lovers:Hot or cold.

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

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

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Kentucky Bourbon Stout:Kentucky Bourbon Stout:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Bourbon

2) 1 ounce of coffee liqueur

3) 6 ounces of chilled stout beer

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

Spirits Used:

Bulleit Bourbon

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee

2) 1 ounce of bourbon

3) 1/2 an ounce of cold brew coffee

4) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup

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

6) Whole coffee beans for the garnish ( optional )

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

Spirit Used:

Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee

Bushmill Irish Coffee:

Ingredients:

1)1 ounce of Bushmills Original

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

3) 3 1/4 ounces of Sumatra coffee

4) Fresh whipped cream

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

Spirits Used:

Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Pumpkin Russian:

Ingredients:

1) 1 tall Pumpkin Spice Latte

2) 2 ounces of Vodka

3) 1 ounce of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

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

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

Spirits Used:

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Iced Latte:Belvedere Iced Latte:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Belvedere Vodka

2) 2 ounces of your choice of milk

3) 2 ounces of cold brew coffee or espresso

4) 1/2 an ounce of natural maple syrup

5) A few ice cubes

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

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

Spirits Used:

Belvedere Vodka

Bushwhacker:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Dark Rum

2) 1 ounce of Coffee Liqueur

3) 1 ounce of Creme de Cacao

4) 2 ounces of cream of coconut

5) 2 ounces of whole milk

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

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

Spirits Used:

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Myers’s Dark Rum

Buttery Nipple:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Buttershots Liqueur

2) 1/2 ounce of Irish Cream Liqueur

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

Spirits Used:

Baileys Irish Cream

Dekuyper Buttershots

Grasshopper:Dessert In A Glass:

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

Ingredients:

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

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

3) 1/4 of an ounce of heavy cream

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

Spirits Used:

Leroux Cordila Flavored Creme de Cacao White

Marie Brizzards No. 32 Menthe Verte

Remember that everything listed above is all on sale.

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

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

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

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

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Orange Dreamcicle:Dreamcicle Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 3 cups of ice cubes

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

3) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

4) Whipped cream and orange slices for the garnish

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

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

Dreamcicle Martini:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

2) 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice

3) 1 ounce of cream or half and half

4) 1 ounce of Triple Sec

5) Orange slices for the garnish

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

 

Orange Dreamcicle Floatini:

Ingredients;

1) Vanilla ice cream

2) UV Cake Vodka

3) 1 12 ounce can of orange soda

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

Dreamcicle Floatini

Liber Tea:

Ingredients:

1) 4 black tea bags

2) 4 cups of lemonade

3) 1 cup of fresh basil

4) 1/2 a cup of Jim Beam Bourbon

5) 1 1/2 cups of honey liqueur

6) Lemon wheels for the garnish

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

Freedom Mule:

Ingredients:

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

2) 7 whole pink peppercorns, muddled

3) 3 chucks of watermelon muddled

4) 1/4 ounce of bitter orange liqueur

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

6) Half an ounce of agave syrup

7) 3 dashes of house made tincture

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

Freedom Fros’e:

Ingredients:

1) 1 bottle of ros’e

2) 1 bag of frozen raspberries

3) 1 cup of simple syrup

4) 2 lemons

5) 4 drops of red food coloring

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

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

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

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

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

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

Champagne Cocktails To Toast The New Year: For Good Luck.

Well here we are at the end of another year, and what a year it has been. We started the year 2020 with a good start, then in the third month everything got turned upside down on us all. We are Americans, and we persevere. We get stronger and keep going. We find ways to keep this country of ours that we love going and make it stronger than it was before. They can kick us down, but they can’t keep us down for long. As we close out this year, let us reflect on the positive, as well as look forward to a new beginning. Last year hit us with a bomb, but we fought and are now in the winners circle. Now that there is a vaccine, perhaps this year will see brighter days. To close out the year, we here at love of spirits are having one last sale. This sale is live as of today, and will remain in affect until this Sunday the third. You can get $10.00 off of any purchase of $30.00 or more.->->-> CLICK HERE<-<-<- FOR MORE DETAILS. And remember to use code NEWYEAR10 at the checkout.

French 75:French 75:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Gin

2) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

3) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup

4) Ice

5) 4 ounces of chilled Brut Champagne

To Make; In a cocktail shaker, combine the Gin, lemon juice, and the simple syrup. Fill the cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne flute and top off with the Brut Champagne.

Hat Trick:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Amontillado Sherry

3) 1 ounce of Aperol ( Bitter orange Itailian Aperitif )

4) 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Rhubarb bitters, or orange bitters, plus one dash for the garnish ( not optional )

5) 1 1/2 ounces of chilled prosecco

6) 1 lemon twist wrapped around a pick for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; First fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the sherry, aperol, and 2 dashes of bitters, and shake well, for about 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top off with the prosecco, and garnish with a dash of bitters and the lemon twist.Hat Trick:

Cork County Bubbles:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 ounce of Irish Whiskey

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Yellow Chartruse

4) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

5) 1 teaspoon of honey mixed with 1/2 a teaspoon of warm water

6) 1 ounce of chilled Champagne

7) 1 lemon twist preferably spiral cut for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients with the exception of the Champagne, and the garnish. Shake well, for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute, stir in the champagne, and garnish with the lemon twist.

Marasca Fizz:

Ingredients:

1) 3 maraschino cherries, plus3/4 of an ounce of syrup from the jar

2) Superfine sugar

3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

4) 2 brown sugar cubes

5) 1/2 an ounce of Cherry Heering, or Cherry Liqueur

6) 4 ounces of chilled Champagne

To Make; Moisten the outer rim of a champagne flute with 1/2 ounce of the maraschino cherry syrup and coat with the superfine sugar. Sprinkle the bitters over the brown sugar cubes. Add the Cherry Heering or Cherry Liqueur, maraschino cherries, and the remaining 1/4 ounce of maraschino cherry syrup to the flute. Top off with the champagne, and add the brown sugar cubes.

Southside Royale:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 3/4 ounce of simple syrup

3) 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice

4) Champagne

5) A sprig of fresh mint

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add in the gin, simple syrup, and the lime juice. Shake until well chilled. You should see condensation on the outside of the shaker. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and garnish with the fresh sprig of mint.Southside Royale:

Platinum Sparkle:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka

3) 1/2 an ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

4)1/2 an ounce of Lillet blanc

5) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

6) 1/2 an ounce of Brut Champagne

7) 1 brandied or maraschino cherry for the garnish

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the vodka, liqueur, lillet and lemon juice, shake well for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass or a champagne flute. Then stir in the champagne to top off. Garnish with the cherry.

Classic Champagne Cocktail:Festive Champagne:

Ingredients:

1) 1 sugar cube

2) Angostura Bitters

3) Sparkling wine

4) Lemon twist for the garnish

To Make; Put the sugar cube into the champagne flute. Lightly sprinkle the sugar cube with the Angostura Bitters, and pour enough sparkling wine to fill the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist before serving.

To Finish The Year:

I truly hope that the new year brings you some good luck. Lord knows that we all could use some. Try these Champagne cocktails to toast the new year for good luck. Remember that all the alcohol listed in these cocktails is all on sale. That is not even the best part, depending on where you live you could get everything delivered to your home in about one hour. That means that you do not have to run out to the store for supplies.

Plus if you have other party needs such as snacks, or even ice you can have this delivered to you as well. I know, hard to believe is’nt it? It is much safer to stay home with a small group of friend and or family, and have a couple cocktails. Then to go out to a bar or a club this year. Plus most states still have restrictions in place, so bars are closing at 10 pm.

You then have to rush home to have a toast with what you have on hand. So, why not just click the link, stay home and have the party there. Much safer this way No worries about getting a DWI or a DWUI.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Have a safe and happy new year my friends. Sincerely: John D. Have a blessed new year.