Monthly Archives: June 2013

Friday Feature Cocktail: Island Breeze

I’m officially in the swing of summer and ready to enjoy a plethora of fruity and refreshing warm weather cocktails! This summer state of mind I’m in has inspired today’s feature cocktail: The Island Breeze!

The blend of coconut, peach, pineapple and cranberry flavors screams, “summertime in a glass”!

The Island Breeze

  • 1½ parts Malibu® Coconut
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice
  • ½ part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps

Shake and serve over ice.

For a splash of blueberry flavor added into the mix, I’m going to experiment with the recipe and add in some Mama Walker’s Blueberry Pancake Liqueur!

Enjoy your weekend!

-KJ

Island Breeze: with Hiram Walker and Malibu

Island Breeze: with Hiram Walker and Malibu

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July 4th Sparklers!

4th of July is just around the corner, and when I think of the perfect way to spend the holiday I think of hamburgers, pasta salad, fireworks, sparklers, and of course, cocktails! It’s never too early to start planning your drink menu, and below are some festive “sparkler” cocktails to pair with your July 4th festivities!

Pink Berry Sparkler

  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 5 raspberries
  • 3 oz. Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rose

In a mixing glass, muddle the raspberries.  Add the pineapple juice and Moscato Rose, with ice, and stir briefly.  Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top off with extra Moscato Rose. Garnish with a raspberry

Mango Peach Sparkler

  • 1.5 oz Absolut Mango
  • .5 oz Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
  • Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rosé

Build in a rocks glass over ice or frozen mango cubes

And why not throw in a little boozy dessert?

Mama Say Mama Sa Ma-Ma-Ma-Su-Ka
• 3 parts Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon Liqueur
• 3 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
• 3 tsp Chocolate Syrup
Put all ingredients in blender and blend with ice. Pour into highball glass for this frozen treat. Add 1 or 2 sticks of bacon for garnish.

As a disclaimer, I am NOT suggesting drinking sparklers while playing with sparklers, that could get dangerous 🙂 SPARKLERS_-_sparklers_5-9-09_white_bursting_LARGE

Enjoy!

-KJ

 

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Summers with Mama

Today marks the official first day of summer! I love everything about summer, the warm sun, the long days, my birthday (but not the thunderstorms) and cannot wait for beach weather and BBQ season to be in full swing! In honor of the official start of summer, today’s feature cocktail is a Summers with Mama!

Summers with Mama:

  • 1.5 parts Mama Walker Blueberry Pancakes
  • .75 part Absolut Citron
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • Splash of club soda

Shake and strain into highball glass with ice and top with club soda

Enjoy and happy summer!

-KJ

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Picnics and Punch

Today is International Picnic Day! Get your wicker baskets and checkered blankets out and get excited for a nice picnic! Punches are always a great drink choice for outdoor activities because you can make a batch beforehand, pour it in a thermos and leave the ingredients at home. Punches can also serve as a nice way to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth with just one sip.

White Peach PunchWhite 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. Makes multiple servings.

Enjoy and happy picnicking!

-KJ

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Perfect for Summer Spiked Iced Teas

Iced Tea and summer go hand in hand. When the weather is warm and the sun is shining down a cool iced tea is a great choice of refreshment, and a spiked iced tea can be an even better choice!  Whether you’re relaxing out by the pool or hosting a BBQ, these simple iced tea cocktails are the perfect addition to your warm weather activities!

Malibu’s new low-cal spiced rum can satisfy your cocktail cravings without leaving you feeling guilty during bathing suit season —Malibu Island Spiced Iced Tea

  • 1 part (50 ml) MALIBU ISLAND SPICED
  • 1 part (50 ml) Iced tea
  • 1 part (50 ml) Lemon juice
  • 1 lemon wedge

Pour all the ingredients over cubed ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

If you’re the type of person that loves experimenting with new flavors, you won’t want to miss ABSOLUT CILANTRO this summer, this new spin on iced tea brings a minty addition to an already refreshing drink – ABSOLUT CILANTRO CHILLANTRO

  • 1 part ABSOLUT CILANTRO
  • 4 parts Mint Iced tea

Build ingredients in a tall glass with ice.

Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic

Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic

This last iced tea recipe is a classic that can’t be left out – Peach Iced Tea

• 2 parts Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps
• 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
• 4 parts brewed Iced Tea

Build ingredients over cubed ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Enjoy National Iced Tea Month!

-KJ

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Rum Runners for National Running Day!

Yesterday, as you may or may not have known, was National Running Day. While I try to be fit and active (keyword try), I am very aware that running is not enjoyable for everybody. But there is one type of runner that is enjoyable to most, and that’s a Rum Runner!

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 everyone and happy running!

-KJ

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