Trick Or Treat For Adults: Spooktacular Cocktails.

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

Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy:Spiced Hot Toddy:

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

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of Bulleit Boutbon

2) 1 cup of Apple Cider

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

4) 8 caramel candies

5) 1 splash of water

6) 1 cinnamon stick

7) Star Anise

8) 8 whole cloves

To Make:

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

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

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

Pink Starburst Martini:Strwberry Martini:

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

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of vodka

2) 1 ounce of Strawberry flavored seltzer or sparkling water

3) 1 ounce of strawberry kiwi juice

4) Pink Starbursts to garnish

To Make:

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

Winking Witches Brew:Put A Spell On:

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

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of blackberry juice

2) 1 ounce of simple syrup

3) 2 ounces of Tito’s Vodka

4) Ice

5) Blackberries for a garnish ( optional )

6) Black licorice Twizzlers ( Three per cocktail )

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

To Make:

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

 

Frankenbride Bellini:

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

Ingredients:

Ghouls Delight:

1) 1/2 ounce of Vodka

2) 1/2 ounce of Kiwi puree

3) Proseco

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

To Make:

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

Ghostly Gin and Tonic:

Spooky Gin and Tonic:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 Lt, Bottle of Tonic water

3) Ice, we like our cocktails cold around here

4) 1 bag of mini gummy worms

To Make:

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

 

Ghoulish Gin- Ger Ale:Spooky Ginger Ale:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 4 ounces of Ginger Ale

3) 1 ounce of Grenadine syrup

4) 2-3 Dashes of Cranberry Bitters

To Make:

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

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

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

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

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

Reason Number One:Number One:

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

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

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

Reason Number Two:Number Two:

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

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

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

Reason Number Three:Number Three:

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

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

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

Reason Number Four:Number Four:

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

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

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

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

Have A Drink With Me:Drink With Me:

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

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

Cocktails With Tequila: Some May Surprise You.

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

Berry Margarita:Berry Margarita:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Cointreau

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Blanco Tequila

3) 1/4 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

4) 3-4 Blackberries

To Make:

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

Beso Caliente:Fall Warmer:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of DeLeon Tequila Resposada

2) 1/2 ounce of Lemon Juice

3) 1/2 ounce of Simple Syrup

4) 3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters

To Make:

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

Blue Margarita:

Team Blue:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Sauza Silver Tequila

2) 1 ounce of DeKuyper Triple Sec

3) 1/2 ounce of DeKuyper Blue Curacao

4) 2 ounces of Lime Juice

5) Lime slices and Blueberries to garnish ( optional )

To Make:

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

Blackberry Patio Crusher:Endless Summer:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Sauza Signature Blue Silver Tequila

2) 1 ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice

3) 1 ounce of Simple Syrup

4) 5 Blackberries to muddle

To Make:

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

Daylight Saver:Holiday Cocktail:

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

Ingredients:

1) 3/4  ounce of Patron Silver

2) 3/4 ounce of Patron Citronage Orange

3) 3/4 ounce of Lillet Blanc

4) 3/4 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

5) 1 bar spoon of Absinthe

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

To Make:

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

Endless Summer:summer Is Not Over:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tequila

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Fresh Orange Juice

3) 1/2 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

4) 1/2 ounce of Cointreau

5) 1/2 ounce of Creme de Cassis

To Make:

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

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

Have a blessed day. Sincerely your friend John D.

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

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

Jack Apple Fizz:Jack Apple Fiz:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

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

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

To Make:

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

Tennessee Apple:

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

Apple Crisp:

Ingredients:

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

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

To Make:

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

Jack Apple Spritz:

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

Ingredients:

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

2) 3 ounces of Prosecco

3) Club soda or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

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

Jack Apple Chilled Shot:Chilled Apple Shot:

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

Ingredients:

1) Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

To Make:

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

Jack Apple Rocks:

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

Jack On The Rocks:

Ingredients:

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

2) A couple of ice cubes

To Make:

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

Jack Apple Mule:A New Classic:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) Ginger Beer

3) Fresh Lime Juice

To Make:

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

Winter Jack Mimosa:Jack Mimosa:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

2) 1 ounce of Apple Cider

3) 1 ounce of Corbel Champagne

To Make:

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

Jack Rye And Ginger:Jack And Ginger Highball:

This one is self explanatory.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tenessee Rye

2) Ginger Ale soda

To Make:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Mermaid Punch:Party In A Jug:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 cup of sugar

2) 1 cucumber

3) 24 ounces of Gin

4) 4 whole lemons

To Make:

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

Limoncello Gin Collins:Summer Cooler:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of mint simple syrup

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Gin

3) 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice

4) 2 ounces of club soda

5) 2 ounces of limoncello

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

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

To Make:

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

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

Petite Conniption:The Perfect Night Cap:

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

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 1 ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

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

4) A dash of lavender bitters

5) Orange Bitters

6) Petite Sirah to float

To Make:

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

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

Wild Hayride:Perfect For Fall:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Premium Gin

2) 3 ounces of apple cider

3) 1-2 dashes of Orange Bitters

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

To Make:

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

Red Snapper:The New Bloody Mary:

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

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 ounce of lemon juice

2) 2 dashes of black pepper

3) 2 dashes of celery salt

4) 2 ounces of Gin

5) 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

6) 4 ounces of tomato juice

7) 6 dashes of Tobasco Sauce or to taste

8) Lime wedges for the garnish ( optional )

To Make:

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

Venetian Martini:

Perfect Martini:

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

Ingredients:

1) Premium Dry Gin

2) Lemon twist

3) Sweet Vermouth

To Make:

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

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

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

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

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.