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Friday Feature Cocktail: Chocolate White Peach Bunny

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.

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Brighten up your Tuesday

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!

Peach Beach 

  • 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.

 

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Lucky Double

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!

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.

 

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Happy weekend & enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Pineapple Paradise

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!

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.

Enjoy!

-KJ

Vacation in a Glass

Vacation in a Glass

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Spring Madness

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!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail(s): Pie Cocktails

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.

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Mama’s Boston Cream Pie Martini

 

 

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One Week To Go!

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!

-KJ

 

irish-margarita

 

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…Winter’s Not Over Yet

As to be expected for New England weather, the end of February does not mean the end of the cold. Just as we have experienced with the beginning of the previous few months, March is expected to begin with another round of snow. With the pavement finally showing again in my driveway, but the green grass still a distant memory, I have decided to get my fix of green through cocktails (which will also be a great prep for the lovely holiday of St. Paddy’s Day just a couple short weeks away).

Here are a couple green cocktails to chase away my winter blues…

Emerald City Martini

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Malibu®
  • ½ part Hiram Walker® Black Raspberry

Shake and serve straight up over the Black Raspberry at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Minty Sangria

(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.

Green Delight

  • 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Beefeater® Gin
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec

Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into Martini glass. Garnish with orange wheel.

Green Delight

Enjoy and if you’re in New England, stay warm!

-KJ

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National Margarita Day

Happy (almost) National Margarita Day! February 22 marks the great, national celebration of Margaritas, the sweet and tangy cocktail that everyone knows and loves. While it seems a tad strange to think about Margaritas while the snow is piled up 3 feet high outside of my window, I will use this holiday as a chance to (mentally) escape the winter and imagine summer days by the beach. Whether you like trying new recipes or sticking with the classic, we have a few suggestions certain to make your National Margarita Day a great one!

Maplerita

  • 2 parts 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

Mini Margaritas

  • 1 part Malibu Red
  • ½ Part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
  • ½ Part Fresh Lime

Shake and strain into a shot glass

Classic Margarita

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
  • 2 parts Avion Tequila
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Shake & strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass.

The Classic- Hiram Walker Triple Sec Margarita

The Classic- Hiram Walker Triple Sec Margarita

 

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Satisfy Your Sweetie and Your Sweet Tooth This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just 4 days away, it’s time to start thinking about sweets! Even if you don’t have that someone special to celebrate the holiday with (if you even consider it a holiday) there are still plenty of chocolates and sweets that you can enjoy date free. If you’re like me, chocolate is the best part of Valentine’s Day (no offense men) so why not celebrate the holiday with some chocolate cocktails!

Mama's Boston Creme Pie

Mama’s Boston Cream Pie

Glazed Chocolate Martini

  • 1 parts Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut Liqueur
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Creme de Cacao

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass and serve

Chocolate Heart Martini

  • ¾ part Hiram Walker® Crème de Cacao White
  • ¾ part ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • Splash of Coffee

Shake, strain into a chilled martini glass.

Mama’s Boston Cream Pie

  • 1 part Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut Liqueur
  • 1-2 drops of chocolate syrup
  • .5 part cream

Add ingredients to shaker with ice, and strain into chilled shot glass.

 
Whether you’re satisfying your sweetie or your sweet tooth this Friday, I hope you enjoy!

-KJ

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