Seis de Mayo

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!

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.

Maplerita

  • 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

Cheers!

-KJ

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!

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!

Sandeman Lemonade

  • 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.

Mama’s Lemonade

  • 2 parts Mama Walker’s  Blueberry Pancakes
  • 4 parts Lemonade

Build over ice in a Collins glass

Enjoy!

-KJ

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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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