Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday Feature Cocktail: The Chocolate Peach Bunny Martini

To continue with my theme of chocolate cocktails from earlier in the week, today’s featured cocktail is a drink that pairs well with the chocolate bunnies you may or may not be enjoying this weekend. The chocolate and vanilla flavors are the perfect amount of sweetness, and the peach flavored brandy adds in a refreshing springtime touch (so hopefully it won’t snow this weekend)!

The 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

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy 🙂

-KJ

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No Better Combination Than Chocolate and Bacon!

This time of the year chocolates wrapped in pretty pink, purple and blue pastel colors are at the front of every store aisle, tempting you to break your diet and buy a bag (or four) of candy.  While I love buying chocolate as much as anyone, when holidays come around I prefer to get my chocolate fix through cocktails! Drinking your chocolate instead of eating it allows for some delicious combinations that don’t seem to work as well in solid form, for example: Chocolate and Bacon. These are two of America’s favorite flavors, and while eating a handful of Hershey’s with some crispy slices of bacon may float your boat, mixing the two flavors in a cocktail tastes much better (and is much less messy)!

Mama Walker's Maple Bacon Liqueur brings the smoky and maple flavors bacon enthusiasts crave!

Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon Liqueur brings the smoky and maple flavors bacon enthusiasts crave! Find out more at Mama’s Facebook Page!

Mama’s Maple Bacon Choco-martini

Add all ingredients to shaker and shake with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass

If you prefer a less extreme combination of chocolate and bacon you can mix up a chocolate martini while you eat sizzling bacon hot off the frying pan!

Chocolate Martini

Shake, strain into a chilled martini glass.

Cheers to Chocolate and Bacon!

Enjoy

-KJ

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Exciting news from Pernod Ricard USA!

Pernod Ricard USA has been full of innovation recently, from ABSOLUT TUNE to Oddka, Pernod Ricard USA has been adding exciting new brands and products to its portfolio. Pernod Ricard’s newest innovation is Mama Walker’s Liqueurs, a breakfast inspired, retro looking line of three savory flavors that will make your mouth water just looking at them. Here is an excerpt from the company press release and for more information on these delicious liqueurs visit www.mamawalker.com or www.facebook.com/MamaWalkers

Mama Walker's!

Mama Walker’s!

PERNOD RICARD UNVEILS NEW “MAMA WALKER’S™” LINE OF BREAKFAST-FLAVORED LIQUEURS

New Brand Inspired by Mama and her Homemade Goodies

 

New York, NY (March 20, 2013) – Pernod Ricard, the premium spirits and wine company, is expanding its portfolio this spring with the debut of Mama Walker’s, a proprietary new line of three delicious and breakfast inspired liqueurs. Available in Maple Bacon, Blueberry Pancake and Glazed Donut flavors, Mama Walker’s is designed to inspire the nostalgia of homemade breakfasts.

“Mama Walker’s delights with home-style, made-from scratch goodness in flavors consumers want,” said Juli Falkoff, Brand Director for Mama Walker’s, Pernod Ricard USA. “Breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Consumers are more and more adventurous, seeking flavors across a variety of categories,” Falkoff added. “Comfort food, sweet & savory flavor combinations and retro-inspired flavors are among three of the hottest trends today. Mama Walker’s taps into all three of these current trends with retro-inspired 70 proof liqueurs that are great anytime – at brunch, happy hour, or an evening out – straight up or in cocktails.”

Mama Walker’s line includes:

  • Mama Walker’s™ Maple Bacon – somewhat woodsy with a faintly burnt smokiness on the nose followed by a textured body that’s slightly crispy and smoky. The finish pairs savory flavor with understated maple sweetness.
  • Mama Walker’s™ Blueberry Pancakes – fresh on the nose with an instant and inviting aroma of blueberry. The subtle sweetness on the palate is followed by lingering hints of maple syrup and butter pancake that mellow towards the end.
  • Mama Walker’s™ Glazed Donut – offers the warm aroma of fresh-from-the-oven glazed donuts. For the nose, a nice bit of vanilla. For the palate, a sweet bread sensation and a finish that leaves a lingering trace of subtle sweetness.

 

The Mama Walker’s package incorporates a retro look that perfectly complements its taste profile, including an image of an oven mitt holding a martini glass displayed on the neck of the bottles. POS materials, also designed in the retro theme will be available to support the launch of Mama Walker’s Liqueurs at retail and on-premise. In addition, sampling events (where legal) will help spread the word and engage consumers with this distinct new line of cordials – along with digital outreach through Facebook and a dedicated website.

Mama Walker’s Liqueurs (35% ABV) will hit retail in March of 2013, and will be available in 1L, 750ml and 50ml bottle sizes. The suggested retail price is $12.99/750ml.

 

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Springtime Whippsicles

It’s the first day of spring! While it definitely does not feel like spring (yes, CT got MORE snow yesterday) I’m ready to enjoy some springtime in my mind! I don’t care if it’s 32 degrees outside, bring on the springtime cocktails!

The Whippsicle cocktail tastes just like the deliciously perfect for springtime treat: an orange cream Popsicle!

Shake Whipped Cream Liqueur and Vodka with ice. Strain into tall glass over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange wheel.

If you still haven’t given Hiram Walker Whipped a try (where have you been?!) you should go check out how Drinking in America thought HW Whipped compared to Pinnacle, the results may surprise you! Find the review HERE!

Enjoy and Happy Spring!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: The Galway Girl

Happy Friday and almost St. Patrick’s Day! The St. Pat’s drinks continue this week as we approach March 17. While I am unfortunately not from Galway, I can say that I have been there and it is just as gorgeous as you would imagine. While there, I got to see the flags of the fourteen Tribes of Galway in Eyre Square, and Joyce was one of them (that’s my last name for those of you that don’t know).  A Joyce was also the creator of the Claddagh Ring in Galway, so as far as I’m concerned my last name allows me to call myself a “Galway Girl” on St. Patrick’s Day 😉

My dad and I in Galway under the Joyce flag!

My dad and I in Galway under the Joyce flag!

The Galway Girl

  • 2 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec Liqueur
  • 1.25 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1.25 part Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 Dash Sugar Syrup

Shake and strain.

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

Slainte!

-K.Joyce

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Daylight Saving’s Coffee Cocktail!

With Daylight Saving’s Time just a few days ago, I have found myself dragging through the days this week. While taking a mere hour away doesn’t seem all that bad, I am the type of person that needs every minute of sleep I can get! My sleepiness has me craving coffee, and Honey Bee’s Recipes has a delicious way to spike your cup of Joe using Hiram Walker Whipped. Check out her Coffee Cocktail with Hiram Walker Whipped Cream Liqueur and while you’re there I recommend taking a look at the other delicious recipes she has on there as well!

Fabulous drink shot from Honey Bee's Recipes!

Fabulous drink shot from Honey Bee’s Recipes!

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Irish Margarita

St. Patrick’s Day is now less than 10 days away and the pub crawls and parades will be in full swing this weekend (at least they will be where I am)! As I mentioned in my first St. Pat’s post, I want to share some fun and festive drinks that don’t include the ingredients: beer & green food coloring. Today’s featured cocktail puts an Irish spin on a classic party favorite:

 

Irish Margarita recipe featured on Pernod Ricard USA Drinks Database

Irish Margarita recipe featured on Pernod Ricard USA Drinks Database

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.

Slainte!

-KJ

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