Happy Friday everyone! Tomorrow is a big day for me, as I will be running my first (and most likely my only) ½ marathon! For those who don’t know, a ½ marathon consists of 13.1 miles…straight…and I will admit to you all that I am very nervous. So I’ve decided to settle my nerves tonight and toast to my big day tomorrow with a cocktail! To keep the theme of marathons and running, I’ve decided this Friday’s Feature cocktail will be a Rum Runner!
- 2 parts Malibu® Tropical Banana
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Blackberry Flavored Brandy
- 2 parts Orange Juice
- 2 parts Pineapple Juice
- 2 parts Cranberry Juice
Serve over ice in a tall glass, garnish with fruit.
Cheers and wish me luck everyone!
Happy Friday and Happy National Vodka Day! In honor of such a lovely holiday, I want to feature two vodka cocktails (try to contain your excitement here) one classic and one new cocktail!
The first cocktail is the classic, but still delicious, Cosmopoliton:
•1½ parts ABSOLUT® Vodka
•½ part Fresh Lime Juice
•½ part Cranberry Juice
Shake & strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge.
This second cocktail is definitely not your classic cocktail, this mixes savory and smokey bacon flavor with spicy jalapeno flavor, all mixed up in one sizzling cocktail- The Mama Sizzle!
• 1 part Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon Liqueur
• 1 part Absolut Vodka
• 1 part fresh lime juice
• dash of Angostura Bitters
• 4 jalapeno slices
Add all ingredients to shaker with ice, shake. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass
Enjoy and happy celebrating!
With everybody posting Facebook statuses and Tweets about going apple picking this weekend, I’ve decided that rather than joining in on the apple picking fun (a hobby I have never found too appealing) I’m going to stick with a hobby I do enjoy- drinking cocktails- and will sip a nice spiked Apple Cider instead. The Original Cinn schnapps is the perfect addition to the appley goodness of the cider, and creates a nice apple pie taste in liquid form!
- 2 parts Hiram Walker® Original Cinn Cinnamon Schnapps
- 5 parts Apple cider
Serve over crushed ice or try it warm. Garnish with apple slice.
I hope you all have a wonderful fall weekend!
Sunday marks the official beginning of fall and I will be toasting to the change in season with a sparkling cranberry cocktail!
Rosé Cranberry Sparkle
- 1 oz Absolut Vodka
- .75 oz Cranberry Juice
- .25 oz Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- Squeeze of Lime
- Fill with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé
Add Absolut, cranberry juice, Hiram Walker Triple Sec and squeeze of lime to a mixing glass, and shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass, and top with Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and happy fall!
As I was catching up on exciting daily happenings, as provided by Twitter this morning, I realized that St. Patrick’s day is only 6 months away from today! As someone who is just about half Irish, I find it fully acceptable to celebrate the halfway mark to such a great holiday! Tonight after work I fully intend to open up some Jameson and mix myself up a (or maybe two) delicious whiskey cocktail(s).
First up, will be a perfect cocktail to accompany the fall weather and autumn mindset:
Apple Crumble Martini
- 1.5 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
- .75 part Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps
- 1.5 parts Pressed Apple Juice
- .5 part Lime Juice
- 1 part Sugar Syrup
Shake and strain.
Next up will be a fun drink from Mama Walker’s breakfast flavored liqueurs: Mama said WHAT?!
- 2 parts Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon Liqueur
- 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey
Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice, strain into chilled shot glass and serve
The perfect for fall Apple Crumble Martini with Jameson and Hiram Walker Butterscotch
In classic New England fashion the weather has drastically changed from just yesterday and it once again feels like the warm, humid mid-summer months outside. I am not one to complain about warm weather so I am going to whip myself up a nice summer cocktail (for possibly the last time) and enjoy a nice evening cocktail outside! Something light and fruity is definitely what I need to toast to summer one last time before fall moves in for good, so I’ll be enjoying a nice Citron Long Board!
Citron Long Board
- 2 parts ABSOLUT® Citron Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
- 1 part Cranberry Juice
Fill a chilled highball glass with ice cubes. Add ABSOLUT Citron and triple sec. Topup with cranberry juice. Garnish with lime.
Cheers to another night of summer
So I’m sure you’re thinking, “It’s only the first week of September, slow down with the fall recipes!” and normally I would agree, but it definitely felt like an autumn afternoon here in New England so I feel inclined to imbibe accordingly. What says fall more than a nice golden delicious apple? That’s right, nothing. So this week’s featured cocktail is the Golden Delicious.
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Caramel Apple Liqueur
- 1 part ABSOLUT® Citron
- 1 part Sour Mix
Shake well with ice and serve up.
This recipe will also be Sunday’s feature cocktail and will serve as a toast to the Big Apple and the New York Giants! Go GMen!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!