No matter what holidays you may or may not be celebrating this season, the chocolate that surrounds the aisles in every grocery store and pharmacy should be enjoyed by all. If you’re already thinking about your summer beach body (you rock) here’s a liquid way to enjoy chocolate without feeling as guilty (if you drink the calories they don’t count right?) Or if you’re like me and you just want to enjoy as much chocolaty goodness as you can, you can pair this cocktail with the real thing.
Chocolate Peach Bunny Martini
- 1 part ABSOLUT® Vanilia Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Peach Flavored Brandy
- ¾ part Hiram Walker® White Crème de Cacao
- 1 part Light Cream
Shake and strain into martini glass, garnish with chocolate drizzle.
It’s a dark and rainy Tuesday, which seems even gloomier after the beautiful weekend weather we just had (and maybe for some even gloomier because of Tax Day). In hopes of brightening up this dreary afternoon, I will be mixing up a bright and fruity Peach Beach cocktail!
- 1 ½ parts Light Rum
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Peach Flavored Brandy
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ teaspoon Sugar/simple syrup
- 4 parts Orange Juice
Mix ingredients with ice in a rocks glass.
This Friday I’m feeling in need of some luck. After the cold and wet weather of last weekend, I’m crossing my fingers (and hoping for luck) for some sunshine and springtime temps! I’m also hoping for some luck as my home state basketball team takes on the number 1 seed in the Tournament this Saturday night. So with luck in mind, today’s featured cocktail will be a Lucky Double!
- 4 parts ABSOLUT® Mandrin Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
- 4 Lemon Quarters
Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon.
Happy weekend & enjoy!
The warmth of spring has yet to arrive, but the rain that comes with spring is making its way in and looking to stay all weekend. Yay! (complete sarcasm) One of these days I will be able to enjoy the fresh air outside of my house, but in the meantime I will be daydreaming of a tropical getaway. The best way to really get in the mindset of a paradise vacation is to drink like you’re on a paradise vacation… so tonight I will mix myself up a Pineapple Paradise!
- 1½ parts Malibu® Coconut Rum
- ¾ part Pineapple Juice
- Splash Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
- Splash of Coconut Cream
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.
Vacation in a Glass
With a hint of spring weather upon us and March Madness in full swing, this weekend will hopefully consist of a mix of outdoor activities combined with a healthy amount of time spent glued to the tournament games on TV… a combination I like to refer to as Spring Madness.
Spring Madness also consists of cocktails (surprising I know) including
White Peach Blossom (for the spring aspect)
- 1 part ABSOLUT® Mandarin Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps
- ½ part Pineapple Juice
Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Root Beer Fling (for the madness watching aspect)
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Root Beer Schnapps
- 1 part Kahlua® Coffee Liqueur
- ½ part ABSOLUT® Vodka
- 5 parts Cola
Serve in a tall glass filled with ice.
Happy Spring Madness everyone!
Happy Friday and Happy Pi Day! Today, 3.14, is referred to by many as “Pi Day.” While math is definitely worth celebrating (according to some) I would much rather take today to celebrate the goodness of the lovely baked good… pie.
Since this Pi(e) Day falls on a Friday, I’ll be washing down my
homemade store bought pie with nice, refreshing liquid pies!
Key Lime Pie Martini
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
- 2 parts ABSOLUT Vanilia® Vodka
- Splash Hiram Walker® Amaretto
- 1 part Lime Juice
- 2 parts Cream
Garnish with a lime.
Mama’s Boston Cream Pie
- 1 part Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut
- 1-2 drops of chocolate syrup
- .5 part cream
Add ingredients to shaker with ice, and strain into chilled shot glass.
Mama’s Boston Cream Pie Martini
With one week to go until St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to start planning what green beverages are going to be showing up at your festivities. While you could just buy some green cups and call it a day, where is the fun in that? There are lots of delicious green drinks for you to choose from (see my previous list of green cocktails from the other week here) but one of my favorite festive cocktails is the Irish Margarita:
- 1.25 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
- .5 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- 2 parts Margarita Mix
- 1 part Water
Shake vigorously and strain into glass with ice.
Enjoy and Happy one week ’til St. Patrick’s Day!