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.

Easy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes:

Now that the world has been starting to re-open, do you have a busy day? Do you find yourself needing a little help when it comes to dinner time? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then stick around for a while, I have the perfect solution for you. Easy chicken crock pot recipes. Some of these recipes will require some preparation time, but don’t worry, you can do all the prep work the night before. Then in the morning all you need to do is throw everything into the crock pot before you head out to work. The best part of this is, once you get back home, dinner is done and ready to be served. The beauty of crock pot recipes is the work is being done while you are at work, or somewhere else out of the house.

Chicken And White Bean Cassoulet:Crock Pot Dinner:

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 a pound of gigante or white Lima beans

2) 6 chicken drumsticks

3) Kosher salt

4) Freshly ground black pepper

5) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

6) 2 medium leeks, washed and chopped

7) 4 carrots, cut into rounds

8) 4 cups of chicken stock

9) 2 cups of water

10) 2 bay leaves

11) 2 tablespoons of flat leaf parsley

To Make:

Step One:

Soak the beans in a large bowl overnight with water covering the beans by three inches.

Step Two:

Season the chicken with one teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper. In a 5-6 quart crock pot, heat the oil over high heat until hot. Place the chicken in the crock pot and sear the chicken, turning until browned on all sides. About six to eight minutes total.

Step Three:

Stir leeks and carrots into the crock pot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are softened, about four minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, water and bay leaves, as well as the reserved beans, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Simmer on low, covered, until the meat beans are very tender, about five hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve, sprinkled with the parsley. Do all the prep work the night before while the beans are soaking, then throw it all in the crock pot before you leave in the morning, When you get home, you have a hearty and healthy dinner for the family.

Serve with a glass of white wine and enjoy

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatori With Linguine And Caper Berries:

Boy oh boy, that is a mouthful to say, and an even better mouthful to eat. This one will require a little work when you get back home.Perfect Pasta Dinner:

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 teaspoon of unsalted butter

2) 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil ( plus some more for drizzling )

3) Six skinless chicken thighs bone- in fat trimmed

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1/2 a cup of white wine

7) 1 1/2 yellow onion finely diced

8) 6 large garlic cloves, finely minced

9) 1/4 cup of sweet paprika

10) 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

11) 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth

12) 14 ounces of crushed tomatoes ( 1 can )

13) 12 caper berries in vinager, stems removed and halved lengthwise

14)1 pond of linguine pasta

15) Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving

16) Coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley ( for the garnish )

To Make:

Step One:

In a large skillet, heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook until seared and golden brown, about four minutes per side. Add the white wine to the chicken and deglaze the pan. Transfer the chicken and juices to the slow cooker.

Step Two:

Return the skillet to the stove and set over medium heat. Pour in a half a tablespoon of olive oil and add the onions, garlic, paprika, and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Cook until the onions have lightly browned, about four minutes. Add in the spiced onion mixture to the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth, and crushed tomatoes, stir to combine. Cover and cook for three hours on high, until the chicken is tender.

Step Three:

Transfer the chicken to a work surface and, using two forks shred the chicken and discard the bones. Stir the shredded chicken into the sauce, add the caper berries, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step Four:

To serve, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Pro tip, add the salt to water after it comes to a boil, this will prevent the bottom of the pot from staining. Cook the pasta until al dente. ( firm to the tooth ) Drain water from the pot, reserving 1/2 a cup of the pasta water. Transfer the pasta to a large skillet set over medium heat and add the chicken cacciatori and pasta water to the noodles. Toss until the linguine is thoroughly coated. Transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with chopped parsley. Remember you should still have some of the White wine to serve with this. Get two bottles to be on the safe side.

Slow Cooker Sweet Paprika Chicken Tacos:Tasty Chicken Tacos:

I do not know a single person who does not like a good taco. And now you can have a healthy version.

Ingredients:

1) 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

2) 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

3) 6 skinless bone- in chicken thighs, fat trimmed

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1/2 a cup of white wine

7) 1 finely diced sweet yellow onion

8) 6 finely minced large garlic cloves

9) 1/3 cup of sweet paprika

10) 1/2 a teaspoon of chili powder

11) 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

12) 1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes

13) 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime- juice

14) 3/4 of a cup of coarsely chopped cilantro leaves packed

15) 12 warm 6 inch flour tortillas

16) Shredded red cabbage for serving

17) Sour cream for serving

18) Sliced avocado for serving

19) Cotija cheese for serving

To Make:

Step One:

In a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium- high heat. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook until richly seared and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Pour in the white wine and deglaze the pan. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.

Step Two:

Return the skillet to the stove and set over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, paprika, and chili powder, and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the spiced onion mixture to the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth and crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Cover and cook for two hours on high, or for four hours on low heat, until the chicken is tender.

Step Three:

Remove chicken from the sauce and transfer to a work surface. Using two forks, shred the meat and discard the bones. Stir the shredded chicken back into the sauce and add the lime juice, and the chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step Four:

Using a slotted spoon, spoon the pulled chicken onto the warm tortillas and top with shredded cabbage, sour cream, avocado and cotija cheese, or whatever it is that you like to put on your tacos. Serve right away and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie:Dutch Oven Pot Pie:

Ingredients:

1) 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2) 2 medium-sized chopped onions

3) 1 chopped celery stalk

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1 tablespoon of all- purpose flour

7) 8 cups of chicken stock

8) 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes.

9) 3/4 pound of pot pie noodles, or wide egg noodles

10) 2 fresh thyme sprigs

To Make:

Heat the slow cooker on high until hot. Stir in the butter until melted, then stir in the onions, celery, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6- 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, chicken, noodles, and the thyme, then reduce the heat to low. Cook until chicken is very tender and the noodles are falling apart, about 6-8 hours. Season the pot pie with salt and pepper to taste. Then serve, and enjoy

Make Ahead Of Time:

You want to make things easier for yourself, am I right? Well, this is easy chicken crock pot recipes that you can make ahead of time, the night before. Then all you have to do is add everything to the crock pot in the morning and plug it in, and let the appliance do its job. Then you get home from work or from running all those errands, dinner is done and ready to serve a hungry family, or just for yourself.

Make sure that you have an extra bottle of white wine to wash down all the chicken. 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.

Turning Water Into Wine Craft:

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

Wine For All Occasions:Pizza And Wine:

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

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

Wine For Easter:

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

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

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

White Wines:

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

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

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

Drink What You Like:

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

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

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

Have A Happy Easter:

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

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

Beef It’s Whats For Dinner: Plus my suggestion for pairing.

Normally I give you cocktail recipes, this time I am giving you some recipes for dinner and give you my suggestion for what to drink with these recipes. Beef it’s what’s for dinner. I would really like for you to leave me a comment on how well or how you do not like these recipes. I know that I am trying something different this time around, and I would really like your feedback on this article. Let me know if you want more food recipes, or should I stick to giving you cocktail recipes? You would be doing me a huge favor by letting me know. Don’t worry, you will still be able to get alcohol from this site. After all that is the main purpose for this site. I am just trying something new for this article. Please let me know what you think.

Cuban Beef Casserole With Corn Scallion Biscuit Topping:

Ingredients:Cuban Beef Caserole:

1) 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

2) 1 onion finely chopped

3) 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch dice

4) 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch dice

5) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

6) 4 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced

7) 4 tomatoes-halved crosswise, seeded and diced

8) 2 teaspoons of ground cumin

9) 2 teaspoons of dried oregano

10) 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

11) Pinch of ground cloves

12) 1/2 a cup of pitted pimento- stuffed green olives, halved

13) 1/2 a cup of golden raisins

Topping:

1) 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

2) 3/4 cup of finely ground cornmeal

3) 2 teaspoons of baking powder

4) 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

5) 2 tablespoons of kosher salt

6) 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

7) 3/4 cup of whole milk, plus more for brushing

8) 1 cup of thinly sliced scallions ( about 6 scallions )

To Make:

Step One; In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, and the red, and green pepper, cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about eight minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned and most of the liquid is evaporated, about eight minutes. That’s a total of sixteen minutes to complete step one.

Step Two; Add the tomatoes, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, and cloves and cook over moderate heat until the tomatoes just start to soften, about five minutes. Stir in the olives, raisins, and 1/2 cup of water, and season with salt and pepper. Scrape the mixture into a 9-by-13 inch casserole dish.

Step Three; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, wisk the flour with the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Using a pastry blender, or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea- sized pieces remaining. Stir in the 3/4 cup of milk and scallions just until a raggy dough forms.

Step Four; Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead just until comes together. Using your hands, press the dough into a 1/2 inch- thick circles and stamp out three even rounds. Gather the scraps together and press the dough together, and stamp out three more rounds. Arrange the biscuits on top of the meat mixture and brush the top of the biscuits with milk. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the biscuits are risen.

Macaroni And Beef Casserole:Macaroni And Beef:

Ingredients:

1) 1 pound of elbow macaroni

2) 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, plus more for tossing

3) 1 finely chopped onion

4) 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch dice

5) 2 pounds of ground beef

6) 2 teaspoons of ground cumin

7) 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

8) One 15- ounce can of crushed tomatoes

9) 1/2 a cup of chicken stock or low sodium broth

10) 1/2 cup of heavy cream

11) 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

12) 6 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( 2 cups )

13) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

14) 1/3 cup of Panko bread crumbs

15) 3 scallions thinly sliced

To Make:

Step One; Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot of boiling and salted water, cook the macaroni until al Dante. ( Firm to the tooth ) Drain well and transfer the macaroni to a bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil and toss well.

Step Two; Meanwhile in a large, deep skillet, heat the three tablespoons of olive oil. Add the bell pepper and onion, and cook over moderately high heat, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cumin and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned and any liquid has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Add the flour and Cook until no floury taste remains. Stir in the tomatoes and stock, and simmer until thickened, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, about 3 minutes.

Step Three; Remove from the heat and stir in the macaroni, cream, parsley and one cup of the cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Step Four; Transfer the mixture into a large ceramic baking dish about 2 inches deep. Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese and the panko bread crumbs on top. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the casserole is bubbling, and the cheese is melted. Let stand for five minutes. Scatter the scallions on top and serve. Your family is going to love this one. They will be asking for it every week.

Natchitoches- Style Meat Pies:

Ingredients:

1) 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2) 1/2 pound of lean ground beef

3) 1/2 pound of ground pork

4) 1/4 pound of chicken livers, trimmed and finely chopped

5) 1 onion finely chopped

6) 1 small green pepper finely chopped

7) 4 large garlic cloves, minced

8) 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

9) 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cloves

10) 1/2 a teaspoon of chopped thyme

11) Salt and freshly ground black pepper

12) 1/4 cup of low- sodium chicken broth

13) 16 empanada wrappers, thawed. Yes you can buy these already made to save some time. Look for the Goya brand in your grocers freezer section.

14) Vegetable oil for frying

15) Ranch dressing mixed with chopped cilantro for serving

To Make;

Step One; In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the beef, pork, and chicken livers and cook over moderate heat, stirring until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, cayenne, cloves and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Tilt the pan and pour off the fat. Add the broth and scrape up any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Scrape the filling into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, until chilled.

Step Two; Arrange the 8 empanada wrappers on a work surface. Lightly brush the edges of the wrappers with water, and spoon half of the meat filling into the centers. Fold in half, pressing out any air, and seal, crimp the edges with a fork. Transfer the pies to a wax paper- lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

Step Three; Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place a rack on top. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 375 degrees. Fry the meat pies in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about five minutes. Drain on the rack and serve with the ranch dressing. This is a good one to keep on hand in the freezer, makes a great after-school snack.

All Time Favorite Hamburger:Best Burger:

Ingredients:

1) 3/4 pound of ground chuck, about 80 percent lean

2) 3/4 pound of ground sirloin, about 90 percent lean

3) Vegetable oil

4) Salt and freshly ground black pepper

5) 4 Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted

6) Grilled Chile relish

To Make; Light a grill. In a bowl, mix the ground meats and gently form into four- 4 inch patties, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Make a 1/2 inch indentation in the center of each patty, then lightly rub with the oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Hamburger loves salt and pepper. Grill the burgers over high heat turning once, about 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to the toasted buns, top with relish and serve. To make it a complete meal, serve with a side of french fries, or a potato salad. Beef it’s what’s for dinner, plus my suggestion for a pairing.

Woodbridge Cabernet Merlot by Robert Mondavi This is the perfect red wine to pair with any of these beef dinners, I hope you enjoy.

Have Fun:

I hope that you enjoy and have some fun with these recipes. Remember, please let me know if this direction is a good way to go. Or if I should stick with cocktail recipes.

Remember to drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day.

Celebrate National Wine Day At Home This Year:

Lately it seems like there is a national day for everything under the sun. National hot dog day, national cheeseburger day, and national you get my point day. Now, when I heard that there is a national wine day, well, you know this is something that I can get behind. What about you, can you get behind national wine day? Since this is a day set aside for enjoying a glass of your favorite wine, I thought that I might share my favorite wine with you. We will get into that a little further down in this article. First, you are probably wondering, when is national wine day? that is a very good question, and I am going tell you when it is. Since we are still in the middle of a pandemic, it is best to celebrate national wine day at home this year. Don’t you think so?

When Is National Wine Day?Wine For Two:

National wine day is February 18 this year, that makes it this Thursday. That is only two days from now. Lucky enough for you guys that I have a way for you get your favorite wine delivered straight to your door, usually in about one hour time, depending on the area that you live in.

All you have to do is decide is what wine you would like to purchase. As well as who you would like share that bottle of wine with. A glass of wine is always made better when we are in good company. I hope that you have someone to celebrate national wine day at home this year with. If you don’t have someone to share it with, you can have a glass with me.

Why Celebrate:Good days Aheasd:

You ask me why should we celebrate this day? I’ll tell you why, this past year has been a struggle for a lot of people. Not just financially, but emotionally as well. Things are starting to make a turn around now.

Even though the infection rate is starting to drop in numbers, this is no time to let our guards down. We should still wear a mask when out in public. And there is still some restrictions on how long the bars and resteraunts can stay open. If you ask me the best thing that we as a country can do, is to stay home and do our celebrations with close family members and friends, keeping the group size down to a few people.

I still say that we should celebrate national wine day at home this year. There is still plenty of reasons to have a celebration. You survived the year 2020 did you not? Plus with the winter weather that we are having across the country, we need a way to keep warm. For me, the best way to keep warm is with a nice bottle of wine, or some other alcoholic beverage. How do you like to keep warm when it is cold outside?

The Best Place For Wine:Confusion Solved:

Now you want to know where is the best place to buy your wine at is, am I right? Well, you want some place that has a large selection, as well as a place that will deliver it rights to you while you sit in the comfort of your home. Boy, are you lucky that you stumbled on to this site today.

You can now stop the search for the best place to get your wine, or other alcoholic products. The reason for this is simple, you found the best place to get all of your wine needs, as well as any other alcohol. I have taken all the guess work out of the equation for you, and provided you with all of your needs to have a good time, without you having to leave the comfort of your home.

That’s right, you get everything you need to celebrate national wine day at home this year, and be able to stay home and drink as much as you would like. The best part of this deal is, you do not have to worry about getting a DWI or a DUI, how does that sound to you? I tell you, I wish that there was a service like this back in the day when I was drinking a lot. Now, let’s get down to the brass tax ->->->-> CLICK HERE <-<-<-<- for all your wine, alcohol, and party needs. That’s right, you can get everything you need to have a good time delivered to you at home now. Including snacks, soda, and even ice, to keep your drinks nice and cold.

Think Spring:Think Spring Time:

I know what your saying, how can I think spring with all of this crazy weather that is happening across the globe? We are in the third week of February now, so spring is right around the corner. Just another two weeks of winter left for this year.

The calendar has the first day of spring set for March 2nd. And, soon after that I believe that we spring the clocks ahead as well. Check your calendars, it seems like everything is early this year, like Easter and the days before it, like, ash Wednesday, and good Friday. I think the people that make the calender, are trying rush this year.

Maybe, they think that it will help to push this pandemic out of the way. Either way, I am looking forward to spring, and sitting on a shore line with a fishing pole, and an ice-cold beer. Hopefully one or two of my sons will find some time to join me on the shore this year. That will be a great day to mark on the calendar. I know that finding time to enjoy the simple things in life can be trying at time. Hopefully we make this one thing happen this year. Do you have any special plans for this year? Or are you just playing it by ear, and waiting to see what happens? I have already made plans for the wife’s birthday this year. Since last year this pandemic hit right around her birthday, a weekend in Lake George with her sister and her husband as well. Her idea, not mine, Happy wife, happy life. There is a winery close by that area, so maybe we can visit that while we are there. We will have to see next month, if they are open for tours. Keep your fingers crossed for me, won’t you?

Before I forget, I promised to tell you my favorite wine. So here it is, this may surprise you a little, it isn’t a fancy wine by any means. This is one for everyone to enjoy Woodbridge Merlot I hope you give this one a try, not bad for it’s low price.

Looking Ahead:

Maybe, you think that I am crazy for making plans ahead of time. You would be right, I am crazy. Otherwise, why would I have started an online business in the middle of a worldwide pandemic? The short answer to this question is, I simply wanted to bring a home delivery service of alcohol to you good people. Keeping all of you safe from this nasty virus. And, yes, I make a small commission from any purchase that you make from any of the links on this site.

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

Make Sure You Have Plenty Of Wine This Valentines Day:

Well as most of you know, Valentines day is right around the corner, boy did it get here quick this year. This year Valentines day falls on a Sunday, this coming Sunday as matter of fact, are you prepared for it? Have you gone and got everything you need to let your lover know, how much you love them? Have you gone and bought them a box of chocolates and a card, or perhaps a stuffed animal? You know, that I’m talking to you men out there right? Well you only have five more days to get the job done fellas, otherwise you will end up in the proverbial dog house. And don’t forget to make those dinner reservations, or if you are planning on cooking dinner for a romantic night at home. We are still in the grips of a pandemic after all. Either case, make sure you have plenty of wine this valentine’s day.

Otello Highball:Otello Highball:

This is a very simple cocktail to make, you can not mess this one up, no matter how hard you try too. The perfect cocktail for lovers.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco

2) 1 ounce of Bourbon of your choosing

3) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

4) 1-2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

To Make; Add all the ingredients into an ice filled Collins glass. Stir together to combine and chill. See I told you this was an easy one to make, not to mention that it a little something for the both of you.

Spirits used:

Otello Sparkling Lambusco

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth

Regans Orange Bitters

This is everything you need in order to make this enticing cocktail all in one stop. If you can’t score some points with your lover with this cocktail, well, then you must have really screwed things up buddy.

Otello Merry Manhattan:Merry Manhatten:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Otello Sparkling Lambrusco

2) 1 ounce of Buffalo Trace Bourbon

3) 1 ounce of Cinzano Rosso Sweet Vermouth

4) 1-2 Dashes of Regans Orange Bitters

To Make; Here is the good news, you already have all of these ingredients ordered. They are the same as for the above cocktail. Add all the ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass, stir together to combine, until chilled. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne coup glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries, Wow, what a sexy cocktail this one is. What do you think?

Spring Sangria Slush:

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of Absolute Elyx

2) 4 ounces of Pineapple Juice

3) 2 ounces of Fresh Lemon Juice

4) 1/2 a cup of Frozen Raspberries

5) 1/4 of a cup of Frozen Pineapple Chunks

6) Half of a 750 ml Bottle of Grenache Wine

7) A pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg

To Make; Combine the wine, fresh lemon juice, nutmeg, half of your pineapple juice in a quart freezer bag and zip closed. Squeeze the bag gently for a couple of seconds to thoroughly combine the contents, and then lay flat inside of the freezer overnight ( or 8 hours ) until frozen. Once frozen remove the bag from the freezer, and use your hands to break up the contents inside the bag until they resemble a slush. Use a large spoon to scoop out the mixture into wine glasses, fill 3/4 the way with your wine mixture. Next combine remaining pineapple juice, Vodka, and the frozen fruit chunks in a cocktail shaker and shake to mix. Pour the juice and Vodka mixture over the frozen wine into your wine glasses. Garnish with additional frozen fruit and serve with a straw, Maybe this cocktail can help to usher in spring. If not, at least you will be plenty warm enough for the night.

Spirits Used:

Absolute Elyx

Grenache Wine

I have to apologize, we are currently out of the Grenache Wine, so the link will bring you to another red wine that will work just as well for this recipe.

Thinking Spring:

Rojo Whiskey Sour:

Ingredients:

1)2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix

3) 1/2 ounce of Red Wine

To Make; Mix Whiskey and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until mixture is cold. Strain into a rocks glass with some fresh ice. Then top off with a floater of the red wine. Serve as is and enjoy. So, make sure you have plenty of wine for valentine’s day.

Spirits used:

Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

To A Happy Valentines Day:

I sincerely hope that all of you have a great valentine’s day. Hopefully these cocktails can arm you with a way to show the person you love the most, that you truly do love them. That you are going out of your way to treat them to a good night. While, most other bloggers are trying to sell you a bunch of jewelry that just ends up in the back of the drawer.

I am just trying to help you spread a little love in the world. Alcohol has been helping people fall in love since the first day that it was produced. And thank goodness for that, or this ugly man would have never gotten laid without paying for it. That is actually how I got with my wife back in the day. The night that I decided to call and ask her to go out with me, she was down in her basement with her older brother doing shots of Jack Daniels. So it’s no wonder why she said yes before I could finish asking her out. Just in case you are wondering, no Jack Daniel’s is not my favorite brand of alcohol, that would be reserved for Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Well I won’r bore you anymore.

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

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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.

Wine Lovers Rejoice You Have Mixers: wine cocktails.

Normally you would go the wine rack, pick out a good bottle of wine, and pour a glass or two. Did you know versatile your favorite wine? That you can use wine to make a fancy cocktail? Well, you can, and we are going to be giving you just a few recipes to work with in today s article. So, I hope that you will stick around, and have a drink or two with me. I think that you are going to really like these cocktails. I know that I do, and will most likely serve some to my guests this holiday season. So, wine lovers rejoice you have mixers.

Pomegranate- Ginger Spritz:Ginger Spritz:

Ingredients:

1) 1 tablespoon of pomegranate arils

2) 2 dashes of angostura bitters

3) 2 tablespoons of chilled pomegranate juice

4) 3/4 of an ounce of brandy ( or amber rum )

5) Half an ounce of ginger liqueur

6) 8 ounces of chilled sparkling white wine

7) Splash of club soda ( optional )

8) Thin lemon slices for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; Fill a large wine glass halfway with some ice, add the pomegranate arils as you add the ice. Add the bitters, pomegranate juice, brandy, and ginger liqueur. Top off with the sparkling wine, and club soda, and gently stir, stirring to briskly will cause the sparkling wine and soda to over fiz and spill out of the glass. Then we have a mess to clean up.

Mulled Red Wine With Muscovada Sugar:Mulled Wine:

Ingredients:

1) 2750 milliliters of a fruity red wine, such as a Z infidel or a Merlot

2) 1 orange

3) 1 and a half cups of muscovado sugar or some other dark brown sugar

4) 2 teaspoons of black peppercorns lightly crushed

5) 1 cinnamon stick, broke into pieces

6) 2 bay leaves

7) 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds lightly crushed

To Make; Put the peppercorns and fennel seeds in a large tea ball, or wrap them in cheese cloth, and secure with kitchen string. In a large saucepan, combine the aromatics with the wine, bay leaves, and the zest of one orange. Cover and simmer over low heat for ten minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand covered, for thirty minutes. Remove the aromatics and orange zest strips. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Serve warm in wine glasses or in mugs.

Make ahead; Once the mulled wine is cooled, the mixture can be poured into a pitcher, and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to serve, pour into a saucepan and heat gently.

Everything Is Comming Up Ros`e:Party Pitcher:

Ingredients:

1) 8 ounces of chilled dry ros`e

2) 4 ounces of Lillet ros`e

3) 4 ounces of chilled hibiscus tea

4) 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice

5) 2 ounces of simple syrup ( equal parts of water and sugar boiled)

6) 1 ounce of Aperol

7) Ice cubes

8) 4 ounces of chilled club soda

9 Grapefruit wheel halves, lemon wheels and strawberry slices for the garnish.

To Make; In a pitcher, or a punch bowl, combine the ros`e, lillet, lemon juice, simple syrup, and aperol. Fill the pitcher or punch bowl with some ice and stir well. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the fruit. Serve in chilled wine glasses.

Earl Grey- Aquavit Spritz:Earl Grey Spritz:

This is one that you have to make ahead and in two parts so, keep that in mind before deciding to have with dinner.

Ingredients:

1) 1 750 milliliter bottle of Aquavit

2) 1-3 inch lemon peel strip, from one lemon

3) two tablespoons of earl grey tea leaves

4) 3/4 of a cup of fresh lemon juice

5) 3/4 cup of honey simple syrup ( combine honey with water until well combined

6) Half a cup of water

7) 8 dashes of pear bitters

8) 1 750 milliliter bottle of sparkling wine or champagne

9) Lemon and pear slices for the garnish

To Make; Step 1, Stir together the aquavit, lemon peel strip, and tea leaves in a bowl or a large measuring cup. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for twenty minutes. Pour mixture through a fine wire strainer into another large measuring cup or bowl, discard the solids. Repeat the straining procedure. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three months.

Step 2; Add two cups of the earl gray infused aquavit to a pitcher ( reserve the remaining infused aquavit for another use). Stir in lemon juice, honey simple syrup, half cup of water, and the pear bitters. Refrigerate until well chilled, about two hours, or overnight. Just before serving, stir in the sparkling wine, or club soda for a mock tail. Serve over crushed ice in a rocks glass. ( short glasses ) Garnish with lemon and pear slices. This one is perfect for the midnight toast on new year’s eve. So, hurry and get started on it now.

Golden Spritz:Golden Spritz:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Salers Aperol

2) 1 ounce of Italian Bianca Vermouth

3) Ice

4) 2 ounces of chilled club soda

5) 2 ounces of chilled Prosecco

6) One lemon twist for the garnish

To Make; In a large mixing glass, combine the Salers and Vermouth. Fill the glass with some ice, and stir well. Strain into a large chilled flute glass, stir in the club soda and top off with the prosecco. Pinch the lemon twist over the cocktail, and add to the flute.

Are you still here with me? Good, I have two more cocktails to share with you.

Spiced pear Spritz:

Ingredients:

1) 2 dashes of Peychard’s Bitters

2) 1 ounce of pear flavored vodka- Grey Goose La Poire

3) Half an ounce of Velvet Falernum, or a simple syrup ( Equal parts water and sugar boiled )

4) 1 whole star anise

5) Thin pear slices

6) 2-3 ounces of chilled sparkling white wine

7) Club soda

To Make; Fill a large wine glass halfway with some ice cubes. Add the bitters, vodka, liqueur, and the star anise. Add a few pear slices, and top off with the sparkling wine and club soda. Stir gently and serve.

Babbo Natale Spritz:Natale Spritz:

Ingredients:

1) Half a cup of prosecco

2) Half an ounce of cranberry liqueur

3) Half an ounce of Contralto Aperitif

4) 1 rosemary sprig for the garnish

To Make; Stir together the Prosecco, cranberry liqueur, and the Contralto in a small wine glass. Fill with some ice, and garnish with the rosemary sprig. Want to add a little smokey flavor? Light the rosemary sprig on fire and douse out in the cocktail, punches up the flavor a little bit for you.

Please remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. with all my love John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year For Alcohol: Three Day Sale.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for alcohol. Friends and family will be stopping by to say hi, as well as see how you are doing. This is the perfect time for you to stock up on all the alcohol that you know your friends and family love to drink. For the next three days, Friday- Sunday you can stock up for less. Yes you heard me right, we are having another weekend sale, just for you. You know that everyone will stop by, and you know that they love to have a cocktail or two. However, they do not need to know that you got their favorite beverages on sale. This will be our little secret.

Blood Orange Scotch And Soda:Blood Orange Scotch:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of scotch

2) Half an ounce of rich blood orange syrup

3) Half an ounce of strained lime juice

4) A pinch of salt

5) Club soda

To Make; Combine all ingredients except for the club soda, into a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour over ice in a champagne flute. Top off with the club soda and garnish with a blood orange slice. And for extra flair this holiday, and to add a little sweetness, use a cardamom sugar rim. ( Optional )

For the blood orange syrup: Slice one blood orange crosswise into 1/4 inch rounds. In a saucepan combine with half a cup of water, half cup of sugar, 15 peppercorns, and 15 all spice berries. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool, and strain into a jar. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

Glen Groni:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

2) Half an ounce of Campari

3) Half an ounce of simple syrup ( water and sugar in equal parts boiled )

4) Half an ounce of sweet vermouth

5) 3/4 an ounce of lemon juice

6) 1 ounce of club soda or sparkling wine

To Make; Add all ingredients except the club soda and sparkling wine into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake for about ten seconds, strain into a highball glass ( Tall Glass ). Then top off with the club soda, or the sparkling wine, and enjoy.Glen Groni:

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Nimrod The Ice Breaker:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Shakelton Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

2) Half an ounce of preserved citrus peel syrup*

3)2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

To Make; Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with some ice. Strain over one large fresh ice cube in a rocks glass ( short glass ). Garnish with preserved citrus peel.

* preserved citrus peel syrup: Using a vegetable peeler, peel segments of an orange or other citrus fruit, being careful not to cut too deeply into the pith ( white underlayment of the fruit ). Muddle the peels with sugar, add hot water to melt the sugar. Store for at least 48 hours for the citrus peels to preserve.Nimrod Ice Breaker:

Rusty Nail:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Drambuie Scotch Iqueur

2) 1 ounce of Scotch Whiskey

To Make; Pour both ingredients into a rocks glass ( short glass ). With a large format ice cube. Stir gently and enjoy. ( Garnish with a twist of lemon optional )

Sparkle Spumante:

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of Barefoot Bubbly Muscato Spumante

2) Half an ounce of Peach Schnapps

3) 1/4 ounce of raspberry syrup

4) Half an ounce of orange juice ( optional )

5) Frozen raspberries

To Make; IMPORTANT chill all ingredients before assembling. Add peach schnapps, syrup, and juice to a champagne flute. Top off with the Barefoot Bubbly Muscato Spumante. Garnish with floated raspberries. ( optional )Sparkling Spumante:

Berry Merry Christmas:

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of Barefoot Bubbly Berry

2) 1 ounce of chilled pomegranate juice

3) Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

4) Pomegranate seeds, or frozen berries

To Make; Place the pomegranate seeds or berries in the bottom of a chilled champagne flute. Add the chilled pomegranate juice and vanilla extract to the flute, and top off with the Barefoot Bubbly Berry. And enjoy.

Citrus Mint Pinot Grigio:

Ingredients:

1) 1 Liter of Naked Grape Pinot Grigio

2)1Lemon thinly sliced

3) 1 Lime thinly sliced

4) 1 Handful of fresh mint leaves

To Make; Combine all the ingredients into a large pitcher. Let chill for 2-4 hours, or overnight if you can wait that long! Serve chilled or over ice in a rocks glass ( Short Glass ).

Chambord Spritz:

Ingredients:

1) 4 and a half ounces of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

2) 1 ounce of Chambord Liqueur

3) Club Soda

To Make; Fill a large wine glass with some ice. Add the Chambrod Liqueur, white wine, and the club soda. Give it a stir and enjoy. Have this one at your next gathering with friends and family.White Wine Spritz:

Well I hope that you can enjoy one or two of these holiday cocktails. If you ask me that is what the holidays are for, spending time with our friends and our family. All the ones that we hold near and dear to us. With the way that this year has gone, we can all use a little time with the people that we love.

And there is no better way to celebrate than to have some delightful cocktails to serve are loved ones. Be a gracious host and stock up on some of your favorite alcohol beverages. Remember that this is a sale. You are going to get $8.00 off any purchase of $30.00 or more. All you have to do is use the code HOME8 at checkout. Thanks for hanging out with me today.

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

Your friend John D. Have a blessed weekend my friends.

Big Holloween Sale Of Alcohol:

Once again we are at the end of another week, and I have another three day sale for you this weekend. Just in time for your Halloween party. And the best news is that you can have all of your alcohol delivered to you in about one hour.

Black Bold Vodka:Black Bold Vodka:

. Perfect cocktail for a Halloween party.

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of vodka, any vodka will work.

2) 3 ounces of a coffee liqueur

3) 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

To Make; Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some cracked ice. you can also use a blender if you do not have a cocktail shaker. Pour into a chilled old fashioned glass ( a short glass ) and serve and enjoy.

Black Cuban Cocktail:

Another simple drink to impress your guests.

Ingredients:

1) Coffee liqueur

2) Chocolate flavored milk

3) Three table spoons of Vodka

To Make; Mix the coffee liqueur and Nesquick until roughly blended. Stir in the Vodka and pour over ice in a rocks glass ( short glass ) Serve and enjoy.Black Cuban Cocktail:

Cinnamon Apple Wine Chiller:

This one is for all you wine lovers out there, like me.

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half cups of boiling water

2) 6 Cinnamon Herbal Tea bags

3) 1/4 cup of sugar

4) 1 and a half cup of cold water

5) 1 cup of white wine

6) 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

7) Club soda as needed

8) 8 pieces of cinnamon candies

To Make; Pour boiling water over the tea bags, cover, and brew for five minutes then remove the tea bags. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon candies, if you are using them. Allow to cool. Stir the mixture to completely dissolve the candies. In a pitcher, combine the cooled tea mixture with cold water, lemon juice and the wine. Serve in ice filled glasses with a splash of the club soda and garnish as desired with lemon slices. Serve and enjoy.

Pomegranate Blood Red Wine:

Doesn’t this one sound perfect for Halloween?

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of white wine you can use red wine if you like that better. I will not judge you.

2) 8 teaspoons of lime juice

3) 4 teaspoons of pomegranate syrup

To Make; combine all ingredient with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a lime twist, and serve and enjoy.

Dark Rummy Drink:Dark Rummy Drink:

I chose this one because it rhymes with mummy.

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of a light rum

2) 2 ounces of almond liqueur

3) 2 ounces of triple sec

4) Sweet and sour mix

5) Pineapple juice as required

6) 2 ounces of a dark rum

To Make; Pour the light rum, almond liqueur, and triple sec into a Collins glass ( Tall Glass ). Fill it with equal parts of sweet and sour mix, and the pineapple juice. Then serve and enjoy.

I am going to make this a short article, I really hope that you enjoy these cocktails. They will make a great addition to your Halloween party this weekend. Remember that all the alcohol listed for these cocktails is on sale until the close of business on Sunday.

you have to us this code at checkout HALOWEEN8 This will allow you to get $8.00 off any order of $30.00 or more.

Enjoy your Halloween weekend, and remember to drink responsibly. Never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed weekend my friends.