Just Another Tequila Sun Rise Craft Spirits: you will not find these tequila’s anywhere but here.

It seems like craft spirits are taking over the market these days, and tequila isn’t one to be left behind. I have found some marvelous cocktail recipe’s for you to make at home, with craft tequila. you wil  not find these bottles in the local liquor store, you find them here only. Here’s to hopping you enjoy these cocktails with craft tequila.Chiki Mango:

Chiki Mango:


1)1ounce of Embajador Platinim Tequila

2) 1 ounce of triple sec

3) 8 ounces of coconut water

4) half an ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice

5) half a cup of fresh cut mango cubed

6) 1 cup of ice

To Make; Scoop and place the ice cubes in a blender. Add the mango’s, and pour the rest of the ingredients on top of the ice cubes. Blend everything until you grt a smooth mixture. Pour into a margarita style glass, and garnis with some fresh mint leaves. ( Mint leaves optional )

Spirit Used; Embajador Tequila Premium

Chinco Reyas:Chinco Reyas:


1) 1 and a half ounce of Embajador Tequila Premium Blanco

2) Half an ounce of Ancho Reyas

3) Half an ounce of Agave syrup

4) Half an ounce of lime juice

To Make; Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake for 15 seconds. In a seperate glass, or a bowl, muddle ( smush up ) a peel from a grapefruit. Add the peel, add 4 drops of saline solution ( salt water ). Top off with Topo Chico mineral water. How does this one sound to you?

Spirit used; Embajador Tequila Platinum

Ambassador’s Cadilac Margarita:Ambassador's Cadilac Margarita:


1) 4 ounces of Embajador Premium Reposado

2) 1 and a half ounces of KGB Narangjo Orange Liqueur

3) 12 ounces of Margarita Mix

4) Half of a fresh lime hand squeezed

To Make; Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with the exception of the lime juice. Shake until well blended. Salt the rim of some margarita glasses. Fill with some ice, and pour. Top off with the fresh squeezed lime juice and stir one last time.

Spirits Used; Embajador Tequila Premium. Gold Tequila rested in American and French oak.

Naranjo Orange Liqueur

Tequila Corcel Margarita:Corcel Margarita:


1) 2 ounces of Tequila Resposado

2) 3/4 of an ounce of fresh lime juice

3) 3/4 ounce of simple syrup ( Boiled water and sugar in equal parts )

4) Lime wedge for a garnish ( optional )

To Make; Combine all ingredient into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a salt rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Spirit Used; Tequila Corcel Reposado

Citrus Sparkler:


1) Half an ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice

2) Half an ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice

3) 1 ounce of Embajador Premium Reposado

4) 1 ounce of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

5) 8 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice

To Make; Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake for about 30 seconds to make sure that all of the ingredients are well mixed. Garnish with a grapefruit and orange peel ( optional ). Sit back and enjoy. This one is perfect for an early morning or brunch coktail with your friends.

Spirit Used; Embajador Tequila Premium

Lavanta Muerto:


1) 3/4 of an ounce of Tequila Alde`rete Reposado

2) 3/4 ounce of Vitae Spirits orange Liqueur

3) 3/4 ounce of Young And Yonder Fellows And foregers Absinth

4) 3/4 ounce of Vitae Spirits Anistte

5) 3/4 ounce of Lemon juice

To Make; Add all of the ingredients into a glass of your choosing. Stir and enjoy.

Spirits Used: Tequila Alderete Reposado


Fellows And Foreges Absinth


Blueberry Smash:


1) 2 ounces of Embajador Tequila Supreme

2) Dash of * mint and lavender syrup*

3) Ginger beer

4) Blueberries

To Make; In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle ( smash up ) the blueberries, be careful not to bruise the fruit. Add some ice along with the tequila, and shake for thirty seconds. do not forget the simple syrup. Pour into a glass and top off with the ginger beer to taste. * Mint and Lavender simple syrup recipe* 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 and a half teaspoon of dried lavender buds. And some loosely packed fresh mint leaves. combine and bring to boil. Let the mixture completely cool before using.

Well there you have it, seven craft tequila cocktails to try and enjoy. I am very sorry that those of us who live in New York, state, or in the city, we can not get these fine craft spirits delivered to us. I know it sucks. Maybe some day we will be lucky enough to get them to deliver to us. But, for now we will just have substatute with some other brand of tequila.

With that being said, I have plenty of other articles to check out, with links to another place we can get tequila delivered to to us in New York state. So, go ahead and give them a read as well. Just another tequila sunrise craft spirits is one of many articles here on love of spirits. If you happen to have a spirit or a cocktail recipe you would like to see on here, let me know, and I will do my best to find it for you.

Remember that holidays are right around the corner. You do not want to be caught short of alcohol, so now is the time to stock up. Plus if you have someone on your christmas list that is a lover of spirits, this is your chance to cross them off the list. I am 100% sure that they would love to unwrap a fine craft spirit for the holidays, and they would probobly share a drink or two with you. It’s like gettin yourself a gift. Just a little something to think about, it would be something different to give this Christmas. Better than a bathrobe or slippers.

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 freinds.


Try Something New, Craft Whiskey: you have never heard of these whiskeys.

Today I have some new and fascinating craft whiskey cocktails for you to try. I hope that you find these to be very interesting, and I hope that you give them a try at your next gathering. Or the next time you feel like giving something new a try. And I will provide you with a link to the bottles you need for the recipes, to make it a little more easy for you. I would also like to add, that I receive a small commission on any purchase through the links provided.

Montana Bulldog:Montana Bulldog:

How can you go wrong with the flavors of coffee and whiskey?


1) 1 and a half ounces of Canadian Whiskey

2) 1 and a half ounces of coffee liqueur

3) 6 ounces of coke or any cola that you like

To make; Fill a rocks glass ( short glass ) with some ice, and combine the whiskey and cola. Add the coffee cream liqueur. An elevated after diner cocktail, or a kick start to the day.

Spirits used for this drink;

Coffee cream Liqueur

Willies Genuine Canadian Whiskey

Colonial Mint Julep:Colonial Mint Julep:

A revolutionary mint julep.


1) Half an ounce of brown sugar syrup. ( brown sugar and boiled water simple syrup )

2) 2 ounces of Roundstone Rye

3) 6 mint leaves, plus some additional leave for the garnish ( optional )

4) Crushed ice, ice cubes will work as well if you do not have crushed ice.

To make; Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a rocks glass ( a short glass) muddle means to crush up. Add the brown sugar syrup and the whiskey. Stir, and add the crushed ice and a mint leaf for the garnish

Spirit used: Roundstone Rye

Colorado Chile Bloody Mary:Colorado Chile Bloody Mary:

This is Colorado’s take on the bloody Mary, so enjoy.


1) 1 and a half ounces of Colorado Chile White Whiskey

2) 4 ounces of tomato juice

3) Worcestershire sauce

4) Tobasco sauce

5) Tajin seasoning

6) Ice cubes

7) Celery stalk and lemon wedge for the garnish ( optional )

To make; Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper into a highball glass ( tall glass ). Then pour all the ingredient into the highball glass with ice cubes. Stir gently, and garnish with the celery stalk, and lemon wedge.

Spirit used: Colorado Chile White Whiskey

Campfire Sour:

This one will add a little extra warmth to your next campfire.


1) 3 ounces of Bad Dog Rye

2) 1 and a half ounces of fresh lemon juiceCampfire Sour:

3) 3/4 of an ounce of maple syrup

4) 1 sprig of rosemary ( plus 2 for the garnish )

To make; Add rye whiskey, lemon juice, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Light the sprig of rosemary on fire, add it to the shaker ( smoking side up ). Cap and seal the shaker, let stand for about 30 seconds to infuse the cocktail with smoke. Add ice and shake for 30 seconds. Strain over ice, and add the remaining rosemary sprig for the garnish.

Spirit used for this cocktail: Grandpa’s Rye Whiskey

Blackeyed Rye:

The perfect combo of tart and spice.


1) 2 ounces of Xplorer Bourbon Rye

2) 1 oz. of Pratt standard BlackBerry mint simple syrup

3) 3 ounces of ginger beer

4) 1 oz. Of fresh lime juice

5) 1 mint leaf for the garnish

to make; Combine all ingredients into a highball glass ( tall glass ) Stir briskly until well mixed. Add some ice, and enjoy with some friends or family.

Spirit used for this one: Xplorer Bourbon Whiskey

Orchord Buzz:Orchord Buzz:

If you are a fan of orange, Then you will love this cocktail.


1) 1 and a half ounces of Orchord Buzz Whiskey

2) 4 ounces of orange Red Bull

3) 2 dashes of orange bitters

4) one squeeze of a lemon

To make; Stir Orchord Buzz Whiskey, Red Bull, orange bitters, and the lemon juice together in a mixing glass. Then pour over ice into a rocks glass ( short glass ). You have now added the buzz. Like I said, if you like orange, you will love this cocktail.

Spirit used: Sui Generis Orchord Buzz Whiskey

The Bounty Hunter:

The original Hatfield Family Moonshine, a delicious cocktail form West Virginia’s finest.


1) 2 ounces of truckers Blackberry Whiskey

2) 1 ounce of Devil’s Anse single barrel bourbon

3) 1 ounce of Walnut Maple Ratafia

4) a splash of grenadine

5) 2 lime slices

6) Ice, cubed or crushed. Doesn’t matter as long as you get the cocktail cold.

To make; Mix whiskey, bourbon, and ratafia together and pour over some ice. Float a splash of grenadine on top with a twist of lime. Garnish with the slice of lime. Share this cocktail with friends and family at your next get together. They will love this drink steeped in a long family tradition. If it’s from the Hatfeilds, you know it has to be good.

Spirits used for this West Virginia gem, Devil Anse’s Single Barell Bourbon Whiskey

Trucker’s Blackberry Whiskey

Walnut Maple Bourbon Ratafia

I hope that you decide to try something new craft whiskey today, all of these fine spirits that are listed here, are made by small independent distillers. You will not find these craft spirits in the local liquor store. You can use any of the links at the end of each recipe. If you want something that is out of the ordinary, then this is the place to find it. I try very hard to find these bottles for you, my friends. For those of you who live in New Hampshire, Craft Spirits will now ship to your state. So, hurry and get your order in now. The holiday are fast approaching, you do not want to be without any liquor, for when unexpected company shows up, do you?

I always try to keep something special in my liquor cabinet for just those moments when someone shows up out of the blue. And someone is always showing up on my doorstep.

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

Craft Spirit Cocktails For The Fall: Or anytime of the year.

In this article, we are going to discuss craft spirits. You know, the alcohol that is made by the little guys. You can not go to the local liquor store and buy the alcohol that is used to make these cocktails. You can however, purchase the bottles used in these recipes right from here. I will provide a link for the alcohol used for each of the drinks, to make it easier for you to find the alcohol. It is always better to support the small business people. We are the ones that keep the world turning.

Habanero Honey Margarita:Habanero Honey Margarita:

If this cocktail does not warm you up on a chilly fall night, then nothing will. I’m sure this one will take the chills out of your bones.


1) 4 ounces of Mr. Tom’s Habanero Hone Whiskey

2) 4 ounces of margarita mix

To Make; Add some ice into a salt rimed glass. Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake until everything is well mixed. Strain into the salt rimed glass, and enjoy.

Spirit used for this cocktail Mr. Tom’s Habanero Honey Whiskey.

Apple Crisp:

If mom’s warm apple crisp doesn’t say fall, then I don’t know what does. This cocktail is perfect to serve for Sunday night football, or any gathering that you have at the house this fall, or winter.

Ingredients;Apple Crisp:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Apple Cider,

2)1 and a half ounces of whiskey,

3) 2 ounces of ginger beer, another great drink for the fall season.

4) one twist of a lime.

To make, pour cinnapepper whiskey into a glass filled with ice, top off with the apple cider, and ginger beer. Add the lime twist. Then garnish the drink with an apple wedge and a lime wedge as well. Pretty darn easy if you ask me.

Spirit used to make this drink, Backstage Cinnapepper Whiskey

Mulled Cider Storm:

This is perfect for those cold nights, around a fire snuggled up under a blanket with your loved one. I think that you will love this one.


1) 2 ounces of Stormbringer spiced rum,

2) 6 ounces of fresh apple cider,

3) Cinnamon sticks and orange slices, for the garnish

To make, heat the apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the cider is warm, pour into your favorite mug. Add the Stormbringer rum, garnish with the cinnamon stick and orange slice. And warm up your heart.

Spirit used for this cocktail: Stormbringer RumMulled Cider Storm:

Merry Meeting Highball:

Just the name of this cocktail brings a sight of joy to the air, perfect for those small gatherings with friends or family.


1) 2 ounces of Merrymeeting Spiced Rum,

2)4 ounces of soda water,

3 Orange slice to be used for the garnishment.

To make; Pour the two ounces of Merrymeeting Spiced Rum into a highball glass ( a tall glass ) over ice. Add the soda water, stir, and garnish with the orange slice. Easy enough for you?

Spirit used for this cocktail Merrymeeting Spiced Rum

Pumpkin Pie Martini:

Pumpkin pie definitely says that the fall and winter season has arrived. If you are one of those who love anything pumpkin, then you are going to go crazy for this cocktail. Just wait until you see what spirit is used for this one peeps.


1) 1 Teaspoon of light brown sugar,

2) 2 Shots of Half and Half,

3) 2 Shots of Pumpkin Pie Moonshine,

To make; This one is so simple that a two-year old can make it. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with some ice. Shake until everything is well mixed and chilled. Strain into a martini glass, and enjoy.

Spirit used for this cocktail; Pumpkin Pie Moonshine Pumpkin Pie Moonshine:

Autumn Warmer:

This is another warm one for those chilly nights, or you can make this one for game night. It’s a crowd pleaser.


1) One gallon of fresh apple cider,

2) 1 Tablespoon of whole cloves, in a meshed bag,

3) One half of an orange sliced up,

4) Five cinnamon sticks,

5) Rye Whiskey,

To make; Use your crock pot to warm up the gallon of apple cider. Add some orange slices, and mulling spices. You can find mulling spices premade, or you can make your own if you know how too. Ladle about 3 ounces of the mulled cider into your favorite mug or heat- proof glass, add 1 ounce of John Jacob straight Rye Whiskey. Garnish with an orange peel, or cinnamon stick, or both depending on how crafty you feel. Then simply enjoy the warmth of this cocktail along with friends and or family.

Spirit used for this cocktail, John Jacob Rye Whiskey. Automn Warmer:

Are You Ready For The Fall:

Well, this is all that I have for you today. I hope that give some of these craft spirit cocktails for the fall a try. By the way, you can have these cocktails at any time of the year that your little heart desires. However, since we are already into the fall season, it is the perfect time to give these recipes a try.

Remember that in the beginning of this article, I told you that you will not be able to find any of these craft spirits in your local liquor store. The spirits mentioned here today are made by small independent distillers.

The only place to get these craft spirits for the fall is here on this site. And, as I promised, I provided with easy links for you to use. Any purchase that you make is greatly appreciated. And just so you know, I make a small commission from your purchase.

If you are looking for something different and out of the ordinary, then craft spirits is exactly what you are looking for. Like I said, you will not find these bottles of spirits in your local store. So, go ahead and click any of the links above to try these fantastic made craft spirits. The distillers of these craft spirits, work hard every day to create something that is special and out of the ordinary for us to enjoy. If by chance you happen to try any of these, please let me know how it was for you.

Remember to always 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.

The Best Gift For Whiskey Lovers:

Do you have someone in your life that loves whiskey or bourbon? Are you struggling to find the best gift for whiskey lovers? Then struggle no more my friends, I have the perfect solution for you right here, right now. Read on to find out my recommendation.

Whiskey Dreams:Whiskey Dreams:

You may find this hard to believe, but the whiskey lovers in your life have dreams of a Flaviar Membership dancing in their heads. Anyone who is anyone, knows that a gift from the number one alcohol delivery club is the best gift for whiskey lovers.

A Flaviar Membership is so much more then just getting some alcohol delivered to the front door every quarter. Club members have so many more benefits, and we will touch base on each one of them throughout this article. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail, while I tell you about the benefits.

Benefit Number One:

The first benefit is anyone with a membership, gets a tasting box delivered to them every single quarter. They can also choose a full size bottle of their liking, the tasting box is unique in its self, that you get to try the product before you buy.

There is no other alcohol club or delivery service that offers a try before you buy program. If, you ask me, that is well worth a membership price. I would have loved to have had a service like a Flaviar Membership When I first started drinking alcohol all those years ago. Then I would not have wasted a ton of money figuring out just what I liked the best.

For those of you who have been to this site before, and have read the majority of the articles, you know that my favorite alcohol to drink is Jim Beam’s Kentucky straight Bourbon. Give me a bottle of this any day, and I am in my glory. It does not matter what it is mixed with, I love it. I will even drink Jim Beam straight, or on the rocks. ( over ice ) My favorite way to drink it, is to add some to 7-up with a bit of ice. I do not like room temp whiskey, I prefer it served cold.

Benefit Number Two:

The second best benefit of a Flaviar Membership, is the social events that the club hosts throughout the year. Members get a chance to go mingle with distillers, the people behind all the alcohol that we love so much. Meet the master craftsmen who make the whiskey, there is no extra charge for this.

Then they have tasting events, where you get to go and actually taste the whiskeys that you love, or perhaps discover new and exciting alcohol. That can become a new favorite of yours. And, again there is no extra charge for this tour as well.

Once you check this club membership out, I am positive that you will see the incredible value that there is to offer those who are brave enough to join the club. There is no other whiskey club like Flaviar, absolutely no other. In fact, this is the only whiskey club that I would recommend. There is so much that Flaviar has to offer, we could be here all day telling you about them. We just do not have enough time in the day to get through everything. If, you want to know more, check out my article get a head start on your Christmas list. Don’t worry I have it set, so you won’t lose your place on this article. You can come right back to this spot when you are done with that article.Build Your Bar:

Build Your Home Bar:

With the ability to order a full size bottle every quarter, it gives you as a member to build up your own home bar. I know, you’re saying that you can do this by simply going to the liquor store. you are absolutely right. But, the store is not going to have the members only exclusive releases. The owner of Flaviar works closely with independent bottlers to bring new whiskeys to his club members.

Whiskeys that you will never see in any stores. This gives you the chance to find something new, that no one else in the world will have in their home bar. Just one more benefit to having a Flaviar Membership.

Now, you can stress out, and run from store to store, looking for what you hope is the perfect gift. Or, you can skip stress, and the running around. The best gift for whiskey lovers is right here with a Flaviar Membership.

I promise you, that if you get this club membership for the person in your life, that loves whiskey, or any kind of alcohol. They are going to love the heck out of you. This year, break from tradition from getting them a tie, or a bathrobe. Get adventurous, and give them the gift that keeps on giving for the whole year. When they receive that package on the doorstep every quarter, they will have no choice but to think of you. If it were me getting this gift, I would be running out the door to get you something in return every quarter.

You know that your whiskey lover will do the same thing. Or at least find some other way to show their gratitude to you. If, you follow what I’m saying.

Be A Hero:

This year, be their hero. Instead of getting the same old, same old. Give those whiskey lovers you know, a Flaviar Membership. This way, with how the times are right now, you can stay home and stay safe from this virus that is still hanging around. Plus your loved ones will not have to run out to the store to buy alcohol, and they too can stay safe. I would hate for any of you to end up sick with this virus.

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

Three Day Sale Starts Today: have your alcohol delivered.

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

What Is On Sale:Booze

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

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

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


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

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

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

Stay safe:

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

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

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

How to Keep Going:

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

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

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

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

Have A Spirited Weekend:

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

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

Cocktail Recipes Made With Cognac : For A Smooth Life.

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

Hennessy Ginger Cocktail:Ginger Cocktail:

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


1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) 3 and half ounces of ginger-ale

To Make:

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

Between The Sheets:

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


1) 1 ounce of Hennessy very special

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

3) 1 ounce of orange Curacao

4) Half an ounce of fresh lemon juice

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

To make;

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

French 75 Cocktail:

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


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

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

3) 3/4 ounces of fresh lemon juice

4) Sparkling wine or champagne

5) Lemon twists to be used for a garnish

To make;

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

Big Apple cocktail:Hip Hop Icon NAS:

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


1) 1 and a half ounce of Hennessy very special

2) Half an ounce of calvodose apple brandy

3) 1/4 of an ounce of herbal liqueur

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

5) Half of an ounce of fresh lime juice

6) 2 dashes of aromatic bitters

7) 1 dash of cherry bitters

8) a pear fan for the garnish.

To make;

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

Step 2) Shake until well chilled

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

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

Fleur De ” Lees “Fleur De ' Lees '


1) 1 and a half ounces of Hennessy very special

2)1/4 of an ounce of suze

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Pineau Charetes

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

To make;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eggnog Recipe: Eggnog:

Ingredients that you will need:

4 egg yolks;

4 egg whites;

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

1 pint of whole milk;

1 cup of heavy cream;

3 ounces of bourbon;

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

Directions To Make:

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

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

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

For Cooked Eggnog:

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

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

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

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

Side Note From The Cook:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have A Safe Time:

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

Five Must Have Fall Cocktails For The Home Bartender:

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

Cranberry Spice Cocktail:

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


1 orange wedge:

13 cranberries:

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

2 ounces of Aperol:

1 ounce of lillet Blanc:


4 ounces of hard cider:

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

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

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

Gaelic Punch:

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

Ingredients:Gaelic Punch

A pinch of fresh grated nutmeg, for the garnish:

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

40 ounces of boiling water:

One 750-ml-bottle of Irish whiskey:

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

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

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

Frenched Hot Chocolate:

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


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

6 ounces of yellow chartreuse ( Honey herbal liqueur ):

4 ounces of Calvodos:

2 ounces of chopped dark chocolateHot Chocolate:

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

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

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

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

Concord Grape Gin Fizz:

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

Ingredients: Concord Grape Fizz:

5 concord grapes:

2 ounces of concord grape juice:

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

Half tablespoon of fresh lemon juice:

1 large egg white:

1 teaspoon of super fine sugar:


Cold soda water:

1 lemon twist for the garnish:

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

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

The Bartender’s Breakfast:


.75 ounces of coconut milk:

.75 ounces of Nutella:

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

.75 ounces of Pierre Ferrund 1840 cognac:

.25 ounces of demrara syrup:

2 dashes of Angostura bitters;


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

In Conclusion:

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

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

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

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving A Flaviar Membership:

Do You know someone special, and would like to give them a special gift? If so, this is the perfect place for you to be at now. I have the perfect gift for you to give them.

The Best Gift:

Do you have a special friend, or a significant other that enjoys a cocktail now and then? Are they getting tired of the same old thing? Would you like to give something different, other than flowers and a card. Perhaps they have a birthday coming up, or an anniversary. Or maybe you just want to say thank you for all that they do for you.

Give a gift that keeps on giving, a Flaviar membership. you have never heard of them, that’s crazy. Let me tell you a little bit about them. Flaviar is a free spirited company that believes the exploration of fine crafted spirits should be made available to everyone. Especially to those that have a love of alcohol. There are a lot of companies that offer this same service, but they do not come close to Flaviar.

Flaviar offers their members the best possible craft spirits that are out there. You do not get the same run-of-the-mill alcohol, like a bottle of gin, or a bottle of vodka. Now when you sign up for a Flaviar membership, you get so much more then the average bottle that is on the shelf at your local liquor store. And, to top it off, you do not even need to leave the house to enjoy these fine crafted spirits that you will not find anywhere else.

What You Get:

First things first, when you first sign up, you take a short survey. This is to help determine what types of spirits best suits you or the person you are getting the membership for. Do not skip the survey, it is very helpful. Now that’s out-of-the-way let us get into what you will get with your membership.

Now, you are probably asking yourself, what exactly am I going to get when I sign up. This is the fun part, every quarter ( every three months) you will receive in the mail one tasting box and a premium bottle of your choosing. The tasting boxes which you get to choose contains three 50ml.bottles. That is a darn good deal if you ask me. Plus let us not forget that you also get to choose a full size bottle as well. Remember that these spirits can not be found at your local liquor store.

The founders of Flaviar go above and beyond to curate fine crafted spirits from all around the world for you to try to enjoy. That right there is the value in the membership alone. Then we have to add up all the extra’s that you will get when you sign up. Makes this the best spirits club to join

Full Size Bottles

The Extra’s:

When this spirits club first started out, they did not offer full size bottles. However, due to the ever-changing world of fine spirits they recently improved on the club. you can now order a full size bottle of your choice every quarter. That is four full size bottles and four tasting boxes’s of three 50mi. Bottles a year.

As an added bonus they give you new entertainment from time to time. As well as invitations to members only tasting tours. See how the value just keeps growing? I have not found another spirits club that offers anything close to what Flaviar offers you. If you can find a better value, please feel free to leave me a note in the comments section, and I will revise this article.Flaviar Tours:

Distillery Tours:

To add even more value for being a member, Flaviar offers, free of charge, tours of the distilleries where the craft spirits are born. Plus you get exclusive tastings at the distillery. Do you want even more value? Then they have it, with exclusive live tasting events at the distilleries and bars. Meet the people behind the scenes of your favorite drinks. And discover new spirits that are sure to become your favorites.

There is so much more to come, as the founders continue work hard for you. They simply want the spirit lover in you to have the best experience that you possibly can have. Before I leave you today I have one more thing to share with you. And this could quite possibly be the best value of this membership.

Special Releases:The Vault:

Access their special releases, private bottlings, rare finds and drinks created exclusively for members. Once a month they open the vault and give you access to their private collection of vintage and rare finds, sourced from Kentucky to Tokyo.

Private bottlings, they are always on the hunt for rare inaccessible and elusive barrels. Once these barrels are found, Flaviar then bottles them, and makes them available to all members of this great spirits club. On the last note for today, I will leave you with this. Flaviar offers two membership periods. One to try, and one for those who dare to live life on the dangerous side. Which one are you?

First you have the quarterly membership $31.67 per month. Billed quarterly ( $95.00 )

Second you have the annually membership $ 25.00 per month. Billed annually ( 300.00 )

I sincerely hope that you found this article to be of some help for you. I have been around for a long time, and this spirits club is by far the best one that I have come across. If you are like me, and you have a love for fine crafted spirits. I am sure that you will absolutely love this club. If you have a special person in your life or just a really good friend, those are hard to find. I strongly’ recommend getting them a membership for this club. Or if you want, you can keep it for yourself and enjoy all the benefits that a Flaviar membership has to offer. So, go ahead and give a gift that keeps on giving a Flaviar membership.

Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive. I love all of you.

Sincerely John D.


Moonshine, The Original Craft Alcohol:

MoonshineIn today’s article I hope you gain a certain amount of respect for the process that it takes to legally make moonshine. Remember it is illegal to produce moonshine without a permit.

The First Step:

MASHING IN; Mashing in the process of prepping the ingredients for making the alcohol. You will need cracked corn, water, the amount of water will determine how much alcohol you end up with. You will also need some yeast. The yeast is important, this is what causes the corn to break down. Now you still have not made alcohol. Some people even add sugar for the yeast to feed on.

Now that you have all the ingredients, we are ready to start. Add all the ingredients to the water in a clean container. This help insure you get a clean flavor from the finished product.

Stir everything together, so that it gets mixed well. And the sugar and the yeast does its job the way it should. Continue to stir for one hour and a half, in thirty minute increments. At the end of the hour and a half, it is now time to heat up the mixture. You want to bring the mixture to 150 degrees ferenhight. Also, you should keep stirring the mixture while it is heating up.

Once the mash reaches the 150 degree mark, you want to turn the heat off. The mixture needs to cool down to around 70 degrees. Keep in mind, that you should still stir the mixture every once in a while, as it is cooling. Now that you have the mixture has cooled, it’s time to cover and let it sit for at least two weeks. This is not a quick process, do you have some respect for the distillers yet? I know that I certainly do. By leaving the mixture sit for two weeks, we are allowing the fermentation take place. This is the time that the mixture is making the alcohol, that we all love, and enjoy so much.

The Fermentation:Fermentation Tanks

The tanks shown here are professional tanks, used by legal distillers. If you are making this at home yourself, you probably will not have fancy tanks. You will more then likely be using a bucket or a barrel. At this point I would like to add, that I do not condone the making of moonshine in your home. Or out in your backyard.

Like I said in the above paragraph, fermentation is where the mixture is turning to alcohol. You will know that the process is complete by the froth on top of your container. This will most likely be ready in about two to three weeks. At this point it is time to cook the mixture.

For this step you are going to need a still, and no, I do not sell stills here. If you want to purchase a still, I am pretty sure you can get everything you need at Amazon. I just give you the information about how alcohol is made. You can however get a finished legal product here. ->->-> Click Here <-<-<– There are also plenty of other fine crafted spirits to try.

Cooking The Mixture: Fancy Still

Once the mixture, or mash has been properly fermented, you can start to cook it. transfer the mixture to your still. Obviously your still will not look like this fancy one, which is a professional still used to make bourbon. Now that you have the mixture in your still, turn on the heat. Not to high though, you don’t want to burn the mixture. No one likes burnt whiskey.

After some time you will start to see liquor come out, when it starts to drip 4-5 drops per second, you want to turn down the heat. I personally do not know how long this step takes. I have never made moonshine myself.

The reason being that I have never made moonshine, is that it is not legal to make without a permit. And, if I ever did make some, I would probably use it for fuel in my vehicle. Seeing as how my car can run on, ( E85 ) ethanol, or corn fuel. This is a derivative of alcohol being made.

That’s right ethanol is a by-product of alcohol, and you need be aware of this. It is the first product to come out of the still. Ethanol has been known to cause blindness, as well as some stomach discomfort. You will know what it is by its smell, it has an odor like nail polish remover. You do not want to drink this part of what comes out of the still.

Enjoying The Fruit’s Of Labor:

About thirty percent of what come out of the still is not drinkable. You will know by the smell and taste of the product, and this will take some time for you to learn. The good news is that, once you make it enough times, you will get better at it. Practice makes us perfect. As with anything else in life, the more we do it, the better we get at it.

Making alcohol is a very dangerous process. There are many thins that can go wrong, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Remember I told you that making alcohol is not legal. There are serious consequences if you are caught in possession of unregulated alcohol. You can be hit with high fines, plus you can end up spending some time in jail.

So, if you decide to try to make your own alcohol, don’t say that I did not warn you. You are the one that made the decision to break the law, and you are the one that will have to pay for it. If you would like, you can try moonshine that has been legally made. And you can get it right from here, if you would like. I have provided a way for you to get it delivered to your home. Skip the hassle of trying to make it yourself, unless you are trying out for your own television show.

What Did You Think?

Today’s article, moonshine the original craft alcohol, we talked about how to make your own moonshine. And, yes, I left some things out. I will not be responsible for you breaking the law. How do you think I did explaining the process for you? I would like to hear from you, good or bad. I know that some of you will blast me for this, and some of you will love me for it. Get in touch with me, let me hear your thoughts on the subject, unless you are chicken.

Remember to drink responsibly and please do not drink and drive.

With love: John D.