The Classic Martini With A Twist:

Who does’nt love a good Martini? I mean this classic cocktail used to be a household staple. You would come home from work, head over to the liquor counter and whip up one for yourself, as well as one for your spouse. Or perhaps your spouse would meet you at the front door with one in their hand for you. Those were the good old days. Ask your grandparents about it some day, provided that they are still with us. Nowadays, the cocktail has evolved into spectacular drinks that we once again crave. The classic martini with a twist will be theme of today’s recipes. I hope that you find something that will intrigue you, and make you want to visit this classic cocktail once again. The next time that you are out to lunch with a client or just a friend or coworker, go ahead and ask the bartender for a martini. Stay home and save money by making these yourself. Plus if you use the code SPRINGTIME7 at checkout, you can save 7 dollars on any order of 30 dollars or more.

Lemon Drop Martini:Lemon Drop Goodness:

This is the adult version of one of our favorite childhood candies. Tart yet sweet, the Lemon Drop is typically drank as a shot or straight up in a martini glass. Add a sugar rim to your glass for an added kick of sweetness.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of vodka

2) 1/2 an ounce of cointreau

3) 1/2 an ounce of fresh Lemon Juice

4) Sugar to rim the glass ( optional )

To Make; Pour all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake for 10- 15 seconds or until cold. Srain the liquid into two shot gasses, or a martini glass. And enjoy.

The 50/50 Martini:Perfect Martini:

The cocktail we know as the martini, has a muddy origin story. It’s name has changed over the years, as have its contents. But by the early 20th century, what we now refer to as the martini was codified as a mix of London Dry Gin and dry vermouth, garnished with a lemon twist or an olive or two. Since then, it has permeated the American culture and become an unrivaled symbol of sophistication.In its famous conical glass, the martini is a visual currency the world over, on millions of menus and neon signs. In many ways the martini is THE cocktail.

Our take on the perfect martini consists of half Botanist Gin and half dry vermouth. This is the lighter variation, making it the perfect cocktail for spring and summer weather.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Botanist Gin

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Dry Vermouth

3) A dash of Orange Bitters

4) Lemon peels or olives for the garnish ( Not Optional )

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice cubes, and stir until outside of the glass becomes frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or a couple of olives.

French Martini:Flavorful Martini:

Originally created for Chambord’s worldwide promotion, the key ingredient to this cocktail is the Chambord Liqueur. The unique feature for this drink is that it was created specifically for a liqueur, which means substituting it would leave a bland taste.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka

2) 1/4 of an ounce of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Pineapple Juice

4) 1 Twist of a Lemon peel to garnish

To Make; Pour all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake vigorously for 5 – 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy.

Olivette:Light Martini:

In this lighter version of the classic Gin Martini, St.Germain provide the perfect balance of flavors: the botanicles of the Gin, the wine notes of the vermouth, and the fruity notes of the St.- Germain.

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 an ounce of St.-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

2) 1 ounce of Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth

3) 1 ounce of Oxley Dry Gin

To Make; Add ingredients into a chilled mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well to combine and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a green olive or two. Enjoy.

The Churchill Martini:A True Classic:

A quirky and complicated man, Winston Churchill was known for his love of livations. when, asked how he would like his Gin Martini prepared he replied ” I would like to observe the vermouth from across the while I drink my martini”. Served chilled and neat, this cocktail contains nothing more than gin and ice in proximity to a bottle of vermouth. Wacky and unique just like its name sake.

Ingredients:

1) 2 1/2 ounces of Plymouth Gin

2) 1 scoop of ice

3) 1 green olive to garnish

To Make; Add gin to a mixing glass full of ice cubes and stir until well chilled. While stirring, glance occasionally at a bottle of vermouth from across the room. Srain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a single green olive. Enjoy

Martinique:Variation Of The French Martini:

A variation of the French Martini, this recipe replaces the pineapple juice for the more exotic Caribbean flavor of mango. Chambord is one of our favorite cocktail additions– when we restock our bar, we always make sure a bottle of this is on the list.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Chambord

2) 1 ounce of Vodka

3) 1/2 an ounce of lemon juice

4) 1/2 an ounce of mango juice

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes, and shake until frosty cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass, then enjoy. No garnish needed.

Apple Cider Honey Jack Martini:Apple Jack For Adults:

This cider honey martini is fall in a glass, but works just as well for the spring and summer months. The perfect balance of sweet and tart. Thanks to yummy ingredients like apple cider, fresh lemon juice, Honey Jack, and a pinch of cinnamon. Doesn’t this sound sophisticated?

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey

2) 1 ounce of unfiltered apple cider

3) 1/2 an ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice

4) Fresh ground cinnamon to taste*

5) Sliced apples for the garnish ( optional )

To Make: Combine Honey Jack, lemon, and cider in a cocktail shaker with some ice and a pinch of cinnamon, shake until well chilled. Rim the martini glass with a mixture of ground cinnamon and sugar. Strain the liquid into the martini glass, then garnish with the apple slices if you choose to do so. Enjoy any time of the year.

Try these classic martini with a twist and please let me know if they made you feel a little more sophisticated or not.

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

A List Cocktails: Start with the letter A.

A list cocktails, start with the letter A. we start with the letter a, the first letter in the alphabet, the cocktails that I have for you today, are quite interesting. There are a lot of recipes that start with the letter a, I happen to have eight of them for you to try. Don’t worry, I have plenty more A list cocktails to share with you, so be patient, and I will get them out to you. What do you like to drink, when it comes to cocktails? I would love to hear from you, That way I can search for recipes that would be of great interest to you. So, how about it, will you let me know what you like? Hearing from you is the best way for me to help you find the perfect cocktails, that are just right for you.

Absolut Juice Strawberry Spritz:Spring In A Glass:

Spring is finally here, now is the time for picnics in the park under a shade tree. the perfect time for an adult fresh, fruity spritz.

Ingredients:

1) 1750 Ml. bottle of Absolut Juice Strawberry

2) 3 cups of Ros`e Sparkling Wine

3) 3 cups of soda water

4) 1 carton of sliced strawberries

5) Ice cubes

To Make; In a large pitcher, add Absolut Juice, soda water, and the sparkling wine. Gently stir to combine. Pour into ice filled glasses and add in sliced strawberries for a touch of class. Enjoy with someone special.

Absolut Pears Mule:American Mule:

Mellow out your mule with the sweetness of pears. The Absolut pears mule. Sit back sip, and repeat.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Absolut Pear

2) 3 ounces of Ginger Beer

3) A splash of fresh lime juice

To Make; In a mule mug ( a copper mug ) filled with ice, add in the Absolut Pear, Ginger Beer, and fresh lime juice. Give it a stir to combine all ingredients. Garnish with a fresh pear slice or two. This one is perfect for sitting by a campfire with friends. And we all need that after the year we have had. Don’t you think so?

Alabama Slammer:Refreshing Highball Drink:

This fruity yet nutty highball cocktail is said to have been created at the university of Alabama. The Alabama Slammer gets its name from the fact that the cocktail can be served on the rocks or slammed as a shooter. I prefer it on the rocks, I’m more of a sipper than a shooter these days.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Southern Comfort Liqueuer

2) 1 ounce of Sloe Gin

3) 1 ounce of Amaretto

4) 2 ounces of Orange Juice

To Make; Add all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, and shake until the mixture is cold. Use a hawthorn strainer to strain mixture into a highball glass, filled with fresh ice. Then garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry. There is no need for a garnish if you are going to use the mixture for shooters. And as always the garnish is optional. Do you prefer a garnish when you are home, or not?

All American Lemonade:Boozy Lemonade:

Lemonade for adults, This easy to make drink is perfect for summer sipping. Make a whole for a backyard so`ree or a roof top gathering.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2) 3 ounces of lemonade

To Make; Add some ice to a Collins glass or a mason jar, and pour in Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Fill the rest of the glass with lemonade and stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wheel and sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy one or two and relax for a change. After all, you deserve it, don’t you?

American Mule:

An American take on a classic cocktail, the American mule is a simple drink with a little bite.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Classic Cocktail:

2) 3 ounces of Ginger Beer

3) 1/2 ounce of Fresh Lime Juice

To Make; Fill a chilled mug with ice. Add fresh lime juice and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Add Ginger Beer and stir lightly. Garnish with a lime wedge if you so choose to.

American Sour:

This liquor is great on its own- even better in a mixed cocktail. American Honey is as versatile and approachable as the good company that you surround yourself with,

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Wild Turkey American Honey

2) 1 1/2 ounces of sour mix

3) Club Soda

4) A slice of orange

To Make; In rocks glass filled with ice, add American Honey and sour mix. Top off with the club soda and garnish with a slice of orange. So easy to make, your friends will not believe you made this. Enjoy the cocktail as well as the good company.

Drinking Buddies:

Americano:

This classic cocktail was first served in creator Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caff`e Campari, in the 1860s. The Americano is refreshing with a light and bitter taste.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Campari

2) 1 ounce of sweet vermouth

3) Splash of club soda

4) Orange peel

To Make; Pour Campari, and Sweet Vermouth over ice in rocks or a highball glass, the choice is yours. Add a splash of club soda, stir to combine the ingredients. Garnish with an orange peel.

Americano Classic:

American Harvest:

You will want to make this cocktail in a pitcher, in advance of company arriving.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 cups of American Anthem Vodka

2) 1/2 a cup of lemon juice

3) 1/2 cup of honey

4) 1/2 a cup of cinnamon syrup

5) 1 apple

6) 20 cranberries

To Make; Reserve some apple slices and cranberries for the garnish. Place apple slices and cranberries in a pitcher, and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients with some ice. Stir until chilled and srain with a Hawthorn strainer into coup glasses. Garnish with the apple slices and cranberries that you reserved. A perfect cocktail far any get together at any time of the year.

Any Occassion Cocktail:

For the cinnamon syrup:

Boil one cup of water with one cup of sugar, and add in cinnamon spice to taste.

 

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

 

 

 

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It: Let’s drink.

As you all know, we have a new leader of the free world, well a free world for now. That may not be the case if the democrats get their way. It seems to me, that they want to do away with the republican party, maybe it’s just me, what do you think about the way the democrat party is going? This is not something that just sprung up out of no where, the democrats have been trying to infringe on our rights for a good many years. The sad part is that the majority of the American people have been blind to this for a long time. I say that it is time for us as Americans to take a stand against them. However, this past election just shows you how oblivious we all are to what it is happening in this country. Now, with our new leader, it’s the end of the world as we know it. let’s drink.

Usually I give you a couple of cocktail recipes in my article, today I thought that I would just keep things simple, and give you a few classic drinks that we all know and love. If you have never had them, then please give them a try tonight. Before I forget, you can get all the alcohol you need with a $10.00 discount . Just use code LUV at checkout.

Bourbon And Seven:Jim Beam & 7-UP:

For those of you who have been here before, you know that Jim Beam holds a special place in my heart. What you may not know though, is my favorite way to drink it is. So, let me share this with you today. I hope that this becomes one of your favorite ways to enjoy a glass of Jim Beam.

First you will need a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) fill the glass with some ice. Add about 2 ounces of Jim Beam Kentucky Sraight Bourbon Whiskey. Top off the glass with chilled 7-UP, then gently stir to combine the ingredients together. Sit back and enjoy.

The pure beauty of this cocktail is that there are only three ingredients Jim Beam, 7-UP, and ice cubes. Can you tell what the theme of today’s article is going to be now?

Spirits used:

Jim Beam

Jack And Coke:Jack And Coke:

This is probably the most iconic cocktail in the world, you go anywhere in the world and ask the barkeep for one of these, and chances are that they know exactly what you are asking for. Take it from me, I have been all around the world, and have been able to order a Jack and Coke no matter where I was at.

Add ice cubes to a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) then pour an ounce or two of Jack Daniels over the ice. Top off with the glass with Coca Cola, and gently stir to combine the ingredients together. Sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening with this three ingredient cocktail.

Spirit’s used

Jack Daniels

Screwdriver:

This classic cocktail is even easier to make then the two above, it only needs two ingredients to make. Just about everyone has had a screwdriver at time or another during their adult life. And if you haven’t, well then you have been living a very sheltered life. Have you had a screwdriver yet? If not, then this will be a simple cocktail for you to make. So, let’s’s get right to it shall we?

In a glass of your choosing, add an ounce or two of Vodka to the bottom of the glass. Then all that you need to do is top off the glass with some ice-cold Orange Juice. Use a long, or a bar spoon to stir the two ingredients together. And enjoy this classic cocktail after a long day of whatever you were doing. Now, I have to warn you about this drink, the sweetness of the orange juice can trick you into thinking that you are only drinking orange juice. You may forget that you added Vodka to it, and end up drinking more then you ha intended on. Before you know it, you are completely stoned out of your mind, and can longer walk a straight line. So please be careful with this one, it has come back to bite me in the backside a couple of times in my life.

Spirit’s’s Used:

Absolute Vodka

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Gin And Tonic:Breakfast Of Champions:

This one is another favorite of mine, it reminds of a time of friendship and brotherhood. But, that is another story that you can read in an earlier article. That is why I refer to gin and tonic as a breakfast drink. Now, don’t get me wrong here, this classic cocktail can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night. You can have one of them on your daily lunch break. But, don’t tell your boss that I said you could do that, I will deny everything.

In a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) add some ice about half the way up. Pour about an ounce or two of Gin over the ice. Then top off the glass with tonic water, carbonated water. If you would like this drink to be a little bit more sweet, you can add a simple syrup to the cocktail. All that is equal parts of water and sugar brought to a boil, then left to cool.

You can add some lemon or lime wheels for a garnish if you would like to, but it is not necessary to garnish. Garnishing is for fancy people who like to say hey, look at me, I’m fancy. And I know that’s none of you, am I right?

Spirit’s Used:

Tanqueray London Dry Gin

Have A Blessed Weekend:

I hope that you enjoy these cocktails this weekend. It’s the end of the world as we know it. Let’s drink. Maybe we can then find a way to get along with everyone in the world, including the democrats.

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

 

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

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

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Orange Dreamcicle:Dreamcicle Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 3 cups of ice cubes

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

3) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

4) Whipped cream and orange slices for the garnish

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

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

Dreamcicle Martini:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

2) 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice

3) 1 ounce of cream or half and half

4) 1 ounce of Triple Sec

5) Orange slices for the garnish

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

 

Orange Dreamcicle Floatini:

Ingredients;

1) Vanilla ice cream

2) UV Cake Vodka

3) 1 12 ounce can of orange soda

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

Dreamcicle Floatini

Liber Tea:

Ingredients:

1) 4 black tea bags

2) 4 cups of lemonade

3) 1 cup of fresh basil

4) 1/2 a cup of Jim Beam Bourbon

5) 1 1/2 cups of honey liqueur

6) Lemon wheels for the garnish

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

Freedom Mule:

Ingredients:

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

2) 7 whole pink peppercorns, muddled

3) 3 chucks of watermelon muddled

4) 1/4 ounce of bitter orange liqueur

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

6) Half an ounce of agave syrup

7) 3 dashes of house made tincture

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

Freedom Fros’e:

Ingredients:

1) 1 bottle of ros’e

2) 1 bag of frozen raspberries

3) 1 cup of simple syrup

4) 2 lemons

5) 4 drops of red food coloring

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start The New Year With Diet Friendly Cocktails: New craft spirits.

First off, congratulations, you made it through the year of 2020. Now that we are in 2021 it is time to get down to the brass taxes. Have you gotten your gym membership yet? Yeah, I have not done so as well. Was one of your new years resolutions to lose some weight? Want to get that flabby body of 2020 back into shape, and ready for the beach this summer? Think that you have to give up all those cocktails that we love so much? You know that they are loaded down with a ton of calories as well as carbohydrates. I don’t know about you, but I for one am not willing to give up my cocktails. This article will be dedicated to bringing you a few drinks that are keto friendly, as well as sugar free. This way, you can still have a cocktail or two, and still keep on track for your weight loss goals. You can get back in shape, and still drink with these new year diet friendly cocktails.

Keto Spicy Margaritas:Keto Spicy Margarita:

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of Swoon Margarita Mixer

2) 1 ounce of Jaun More Time Tequila Blanco

3) 1 ounce of Swoon Simple Syrup

4) 1/2 of a jalapeno sliced

5) 1 ounce of lime juice

To Make; Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker, add the Swoon Margarita mixer, Swoon Simple Syrup, and the tequila. Shake well. Strain into a margarita glass with some ice. Add jalapeno rounds to the glass and stir. Sit back and enjoy after a hard workout. You deserve it.

Spirits Used:

Swoon Simple Syrup

Swoon Margarita Mixer

Jaun More Time Tequila

Paleo Margarita:Paleo Margarita:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jaun More Time Tequila

2) 1 ounce of lime juice

3) 1 ounce of Swoon Simple Syrup

4) 1 ounce of orange juice

To Make; Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a margarita glass filled with some fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. And enjoy. Do not skip the garnish, trust me on this one.

Spirits Used:

Jaun More Time Tequila Blanco

Swoon Simple Syrup

Low Carb Tom Collins:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Sugar- Free Gin

2) 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

3) 8 ounces of Seltzer

4) 1 Packet of Stevia low calorie sweetener

5) Lemon slices

To Make; Mix gin, lemon juice, and the Stevia low calorie sweetener in a glass. Add club soda to taste, and then add ice cubes. Garnish with the lemon slices. Since the traditional garnish of cherries is two grams of carbohydrates each, you may want to skip them. Lemon or lime slice are lower in carbs. Plus they can add a little zing to the cocktail.

Spirits Used:

Mr. Tom’s Certified Sugar-Free Gin

Keto Rum Punch:Low Carb Rum Punch:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Coconut Rum

2) 8 ounces of Diet V8 Splash Tropical Blend

3) 1/8 teaspoon of Tropical Punch Kool-Aid ( unsweetened )

4) Ice cubes

To Make; Combine the V8 Splash Tropical Blend, Tropical Kool-Aid mix, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and shake for 20 seconds, or until the powder mix is fully dissolved. Pour into a glass with fresh ice cubes. Serve immediately with a fruit garnish of orange wedges, and a little umbrella. For the ambiance.

Spirits Used:

Wicked Dolphin Coconut Rum

Vegan Whiskey Sour:

Ingredients:

1) 1 Tablespoon of Aquafaba

2) 3 ounces of Koval Bourbon Whiskey

3) 2 ounces of lemon juice

4) 2 ounces of Swoon Simple Syrup

5) 2 Maraschino Cherries

To Make; Shake the Aquafaba in a cocktail shaker for 30 seconds until frothy. Add in the whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice to the shaker. Shake all the ingredients together thoroughly. Strain into a rocks glass ( short glass ) filled with fresh ice. Then garnish with the maraschino cherries. This one is sure to impress your friends.

Spirits Used:

Koval Bourbon Whiskey

Swoon Simple Syrup

Low Sugar Vodka Soda:Sugar Free Vodka:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Sugar-Free Vodka

2) Half an ounce of Swoon Simple Syrup

3) 1 ounce of lemon juice

4) A splash of club soda

5) Orange slices

6) Maraschino cherry

To Make; Pour the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a Collins glass, or a highball glass ( tall glass ) with some ice cubes. Stir thoroughly. Top off with a splash of club soda. And garnish with a cherry as well as an orange slice. And enjoy.

Spiced Bourbon Toddy:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Fire Oak Texas Bourbon

2) 3 cups of spiced Cranberry Toddy Mixture

3) 1/4 cup of Maple Syrup

4) Orange slices and cinnamon sticks

To Make; In a mug or a short cocktail glass, rim with some light brown sugar. Add bourbon and fill with the toddy mixture. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

For the spiced toddy mixture: In a saucepan add 2 cups of cranberry juice with half an orange, sliced, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 teaspoon of ginger, 2 anise stars, 5 teaspoons of whole cloves. Bring juices to a simmer, add spices and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup and combine well. Strain out spices. For a time saver you can put all the spices in a cheese cloth ball. Then all you have to do is remove the ball and discard the spices.

Spirits Used:

Fire Oak Texas Bourbon

Time Traveler:

Drink a couple of these and you will feel like you traveled in time.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Ghost Coast Bourbon Whiskey

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Ghost Coast Carthusian Bitters

3) 1/2 an ounce of Ghost Coast Chalmers Cherry Almond Liqueur

4) 1 Dash of Aztec Chocolate Bitters

To Make; Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir. Strain over a double rocks glass with a large format ice cube. And enjoy.

Spirits Used:

Chalmers Cherry Almond Liqueur

Third Release Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Carthusians Bitters

I truly hope that you decide to start the new year with diet friendly cocktails, and give a few of these recipes using craft spirits a try.

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.

 

 

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

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

French 75:French 75:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Gin

2) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

3) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup

4) Ice

5) 4 ounces of chilled Brut Champagne

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

Hat Trick:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Amontillado Sherry

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

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

5) 1 1/2 ounces of chilled prosecco

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

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

Cork County Bubbles:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 ounce of Irish Whiskey

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Yellow Chartruse

4) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

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

6) 1 ounce of chilled Champagne

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

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

Marasca Fizz:

Ingredients:

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

2) Superfine sugar

3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

4) 2 brown sugar cubes

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

6) 4 ounces of chilled Champagne

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

Southside Royale:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 3/4 ounce of simple syrup

3) 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice

4) Champagne

5) A sprig of fresh mint

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

Platinum Sparkle:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka

3) 1/2 an ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

4)1/2 an ounce of Lillet blanc

5) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

6) 1/2 an ounce of Brut Champagne

7) 1 brandied or maraschino cherry for the garnish

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

Classic Champagne Cocktail:Festive Champagne:

Ingredients:

1) 1 sugar cube

2) Angostura Bitters

3) Sparkling wine

4) Lemon twist for the garnish

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

To Finish The Year:

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

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

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

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

Bloody Mary A Classic With A New Twist: Revamping A Classic Cocktail.

The bloody Mary has been around for many years, probably since most of us were even born. In the past couple years there has been a resurgence of the older cocktails. What was old is now new, I wonder what is behind this phenomenon. I wonder if it just because history repeats its self or some young person going through their grandparents recipe books. Whatever the case may be, you will not hear any complaints from this guy. I am a lover of the past, and love when someone breathes new life into an old favorite. In today’s article I thought that we could take a look back at the Bloody Mary A Classic With A New Twist. I have the original, as well as a few new twists that I think are going to become some of your favorite cocktails to share with your friends and family members.

Bloody Maria:Bloody Maria:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Blanco Tequila

2) 2 ounces of a spicy Tomato Mix

To Make; Combine both ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until cold. Pour mixture into a spiced rimmed glass and garnish this cocktail with a lime wedge, celery stalk, bacon, or olive’s. It’s your drink, have it however you want.

Classic Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of a vodka of your choosing

2) 1 and a half cups of tomato juice

3) 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

4) 3/4 teaspoon of horseradish

5) 3/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

6) Hot sauce to taste

7) Salt and Pepper to taste

8) Lemon wedges and celery stalks to garnish

To Make; Place all ingredients into a pitcher and mix to combine. Stop and taste the mix before you serve, adjusting things like heat, and horseradish levels as you go. Divide evenly between three glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and some celery stalks, and enjoy.

Carrotini:Carrotini:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Spa Infused Vodka

2) 2 ounces of carrot ginger orange juice

3) Carrot

4) Cucumber

To Make; Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until cold and the outside of the Shaker is covered in condensation. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with carrot and cucumber and enjoy.

For the spa infused vodka; In a clean glass jar pile lemon peels, fresh mint leaves, and cucumber slices ( cut in half and seeds removed) about one third of the way up. Add 4-8 ounces of plain vodka. Seal with lid and let sit on the counter for two to three days. Lightly turn and shake the jar a couple of times a day. Once done, strain the vodka to remove the pieces of lemon peels and cucumber slices. Pour the vodka back into the jar, and store in the refrigerator.

Food And Wine Zee Spotted Pig Bloody Mary:

It is suggested by the bartender Anna Vonderzee, to make this mixture one day in advance, to allow the spices and the horseradish to marry with the tomato juice.

Ingredients:

1) Half a cup of finely grated peeled fresh horseradish

2) 2 ounces of Worcestershire sauce

3) 2 ounces of sriracha Chile sauce

4) Finely grated zest of one small lemon

5) 2 teaspoons of celery salt

6) 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper

7) 32 ounces of tomato juice

8) 16 ounces of vodka

9) Lime wedges

To Make; In a pitcher, combine the horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, sriracha, lemon zest, celery salt, kosher salt, and the teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper. Add the tomato juice and stir well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least two hours. Overnight would be better if you can wait. Pour the tomato juice mixture into 8 ice filled rock glasses. ( short glasses ) Add 2 ounces of vodka to each glass and stir. Garnish each drink with a pinch of fresh ground black pepper and a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

Garden Gazpacho Mary:garden Gazpacho Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of vodka

2) 1 and a half pounds of Plum Tomatoes

3) 3/4 of a cup of tomato juice

4) 1 large English cucumber

5) Half a cup of red bell peppers

6) 1/4 cup of chives

7) 1 small halapeno

8) Half a cup of cilantro

9) 1 small garlic clove

10) 2 tablespoons of olive oil

11) 1 and a half tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

12) 1 teaspoon of salt

13) 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

To Make; Seed, skin, and crush the tomatoes, passing the pulp through a fine mesh strainer until you are left with 3/4 a cup of juice. Next seed both of the peppers, making sure to wash your hands immediately after working with the jalapeno. Drop all ingredients except the vodka into a blender, and blend until the vegetables look roughly chopped and combined. Pour your mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate overnight to fully integrate the flavors. To serve, place half a scoop of ice into the bottom of five pint glasses, and pour 1 and a half ounces of vodka into each glass. Fill the remainder of the glasses with your gazpacho mix, and slowly stir to combine. Serve with a fresh lemon wedge and a fresh vegetable garnish.

Ketel One Bloody Mary:Ketel One Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Ketel One Vodka

2) 3 ounces of Ketel One Bloody Mary Mix

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice, Garnish with a celery stalk, olive’s, lemon wedge or bacon. This is a breakfast cocktail after all.

 

UV Silver Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of UV Silver Vodka

2) 3 ounces of Bloody Mary Mix

3) Olives and or celery stalks for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; Combine the Vodka, and the Bloody Mary Mix in a highball glass ( tall glass ) and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh olive’s celery stalks, and anything that heart desires.

That is all that I have for you on this stop by, I hope that you find something interesting to give a try. If you do happen to give one or more of these cocktails a try, please let me know how they were for you.

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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