Monthly Archives: August 2013

Labor Day Cocktails!

Labor Day Weekend is upon us again and we’ve got your guide to the best cocktails to serve up at all of your BBQs and parties this long weekend. Last year Cocktail Culture highlighted the best cocktails for Labor Day and the top 5 were:

1. The Bahama Mama
2. Fresh Watermelon Daiquiri
3. Mini Margaritas
4. White Peach Punch
5. The Orange Crush

To find the recipes to these delicious summer drinks (and the reasoning behind these 5 cocktails) we recommend taking a look at last year’s post HERE

Enjoy and have a safe and wonderful holiday!

KJ

 

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Friday Feature Cocktail: White Peach Punch

This weekend I am heading for a beach getaway with friends and punch is the perfect beverage choice for group gatherings. Tomorrow I plan on making up a large batch of punch and relaxing in the sand! There are many different types of punches and batch cocktails to choose from, but I’m in the mood for something sweet and fruity and have decided on White 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. Multiple servings.

Enjoy and remember, when enjoying cocktails at the beach- safety first!

-KJ

 

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Mama’s Barbados Holiday

Today is National Rum Day (as I’m sure you’ve seen all over the internet by now). Rather than feature a classic Daiquiri or Mojito, I want to feature a delicious and nontraditional rum drink: Mama’s Barbados Holiday! For those of you with the philosophy that bacon makes everything better, you’ll love this cocktail that takes your tropical rum drink and adds in a touch of savory bacon flavor (yes you read correctly, bacon!)

Mama’s Barbados Holiday:

  •     1 part Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon
  •     1 part Malibu Rum
  •     3 parts pineapple Juice
  •     Splash of grenadine
  •     Splash of orange juice

Mix in a shaker over ice. Serve in a shot glass.

Enjoy and Happy National Rum Day!

-KJ

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National Creamsicle Day

Yesterday was National Creamsicle Day…who knew? I’m a little disappointed in myself that I missed what I’m sure was a great holiday for many, but I will make up for missed celebrations by mixing myself up a creamsicle cocktail tonight! One of my personal favorite Whipped flavored cocktails is the perfect drink to celebrate with—the Whippsicle:

HW Whipped• 1 part Hiram Walker Whipped Cream Liqueur®
• 1 1/2 parts Absolut® Mandrin Vodka
• Club Soda
Shake Whipped Cream Liqueur and Vodka with ice. Strain into tall glass over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange wheel.

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Watermelon Margarita

Today’s featured cocktail is inspired by the favorite fruit of summer, the watermelon. The refreshing and sweet taste of watermelon is the perfect addition to any summertime cocktail, including the summer favorite Margarita. A classic Margarita on the rocks is always a perfect choice, but once August rolls around you may be looking to switch it up, which is where I come in with the Watermelon Margarita:

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

  • 1 part Avion® Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Watermelon Schnapps
  • 3/4 part Hiram Walker® Triple-Sec
  • Fresh lime juice

Shake with ice. Strain into glass.

If you REALLY want to shake up your Margaritas and you’re a big fan of bacon (and it seems like most people are these days) you can also give the Maplerita a try!

  • 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

Happy Friday & Enjoy 🙂

-KJ

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