There are many reason’s to sport red, white and blue this week: the World Cup (Go USA), the 4th of July…okay so maybe there are just two reasons, but they are great reasons! Today I’ve got a delicious, frozen blue cocktail to cool you down from the summer heat while showing off your American Pride (HINT: if you pour your blue drink into a red cup with a white straw, there ya go red, white and blue!)
Blue Lagoon Cocktail
- ¼ part Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao
- 1 part ABSOLUT® Vodka
- 1 part Pineapple Juice
Blend with ice and serve.
Enjoy and Go USA!
On a particularly hot day in 1874, the Ice Cream Soda was invented by Robert McCay Green. Today, on this beautiful (almost) summer afternoon, I’ll be toasting to National Ice Cream Soda Day with a spiked version of this warm weather treat.
Root Beer Float
- 1 part Hiram Walker Root Beer Schnapps
- 2 parts Milk or Cream
- 4 parts Lemon-lime soda
Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth.
Cheers to a wonderful weekend!
June is National Iced Tea Month, which I believe to be a fitting beverage for the warming weather and sunshine that comes in this early summer month. Iced tea is extremely versatile and can be sweetened, unsweetened, flavored or my personal favorite…spiked!
Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic
- 2 parts Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 parts brewed Iced Tea
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
If you’re feeling adventurous and prefer blueberry flavor over peach, I recommend substituting 2 parts of Mama Walker’s Blueberry Pancake Liqueur and enjoying a nice and sweet breakfast spin on your iced tea.
Enjoy and Happy National Iced Tea Month!
Today is National Cognac Day! It is only appropriate to spend this special Hump Day sipping on a smooth cognac cocktail, and what better cocktail to toast with than a classic Alexander.
- 1 part Martell Cognac
- 1 part Hiram Walker Crème de Cacao
- 1 part Heavy Cream
Enjoy and Happy National Cognac Day!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! It’s the unofficial start of summer and outdoor BBQing and imbibing and I couldn’t be happier. Bring on the warm weather and picnics and bring on the punches and sangrias!
Hiram Walker White Peach Punch
White Peach Punch
- 2 cups ABSOLUT Citron® Vodka
- 2 cups Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps
- 1¼ cups Cranberry Juice
- 1¼ cups Pineapple Juice
- 2½ cups Fresh Sour Mix
- 2½ cups Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 Scoop Rainbow Sherbet
Combine ingredients in Punch Bowl ¾ full of ice. Scoop sherbet into balls and float on top or float entire quart of sherbet. Multiple servings.
(can be served as a pitcher)
- 3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
- 3 parts peach nectar
- 1 part Absolut Mandrin
- Several mint leaves (for every one serving, use 8-10 mint leaves)
Directions: Slap the mint leaves between your palms to release oils, then drop into glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir.
Enjoy a nice long weekend everyone!
The weekend is over and another work week is here. Sometimes those Monday blues creep up, intimidating and hard to shake, but the good news is, you have survived the week day and are one day closer to a holiday weekend (yay)! So rather than sulking at home after work, celebrate the little victories of today and combat your Slow Monday Blues with a bubbly and refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz.
Refreshing Hiram Walker Sloe Gin Fizz
Sloe Gin Fizz
- 1 part Hiram Walker Sloe Gin
- 1 part Beefeater Gin
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 part Simple Syrup
- 5 parts Soda Water
Combine ingredients and serve on ice in a highball glass.
Happy National Moscato Day! To celebrate this special holiday, rather than just pouring a glass of your favorite Moscato, I recommend mixing up a delicious cocktail that is sure to impress all of the guests at your National Moscato Day Party (because everyone hosts a Moscato Day Party right?)
This sweet and bubbly cocktail is refreshing and enjoyable for all springtime gatherings:
Mango Peach Sparkler
- 1.5 oz Absolut Mango
- .5 oz Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
- Fill with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé
Build in a rocks glass over ice or frozen mango cubes
Enjoy and Happy Moscato Day!
I know you’re all probably thinking, come on, you’re a day late to the party. However, I am sure a lot of you were like myself and unable to fully celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this lovely holiday falling on a Monday night. Or, maybe you love Mexican food and Margaritas, but wanted to avoid the large crowds of rowdy people in sombreros shaking maracas. Or maybe you had such a good time celebrating last night that you’re ready for round dos. Whatever the case may be, I have provided some delicious Margarita recipes that are refreshing and satisfying no matter the occasion!
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
- 2 parts Avion Tequila
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
Shake & strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass.
- 2 parts Avion Reposado Tequila
- 2 parts Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- .5 part simple syrup
Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Strain over ice in highball glass and serve
It has been one cold and rainy week, but luckily the forecast is showing sunshine for Saturday! What goes better with the warm weather and sunshine than lemonade? Not much! Here are some fun boozy lemonade recipes to brighten up your sunny Saturday after a gloomy week!
- ½ part Saneman Founders Reserve Porto
- 1 ½ parts Absolut Citron
- 2 parts Lemonade
- Ice cubes
Prepare and serve in a long drink glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add the ingredients and stir well. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
- 2 parts Mama Walker’s Blueberry Pancakes
- 4 parts Lemonade
Build over ice in a Collins glass
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.