Monthly Archives: February 2014

…Winter’s Not Over Yet

As to be expected for New England weather, the end of February does not mean the end of the cold. Just as we have experienced with the beginning of the previous few months, March is expected to begin with another round of snow. With the pavement finally showing again in my driveway, but the green grass still a distant memory, I have decided to get my fix of green through cocktails (which will also be a great prep for the lovely holiday of St. Paddy’s Day just a couple short weeks away).

Here are a couple green cocktails to chase away my winter blues…

Emerald City Martini

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Malibu®
  • ½ part Hiram Walker® Black Raspberry

Shake and serve straight up over the Black Raspberry at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Minty Sangria

(can be served as a pitcher)

  • 3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 parts peach nectar
  • 1 part Absolut Mandrin
  • Several mint leaves (for every one serving, use 8-10 mint leaves)

Directions: Slap the mint leaves between your palms to release oils, then drop into glass.  Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir.

Green Delight

  • 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Beefeater® Gin
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec

Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into Martini glass. Garnish with orange wheel.

Green Delight

Enjoy and if you’re in New England, stay warm!

-KJ

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National Margarita Day

Happy (almost) National Margarita Day! February 22 marks the great, national celebration of Margaritas, the sweet and tangy cocktail that everyone knows and loves. While it seems a tad strange to think about Margaritas while the snow is piled up 3 feet high outside of my window, I will use this holiday as a chance to (mentally) escape the winter and imagine summer days by the beach. Whether you like trying new recipes or sticking with the classic, we have a few suggestions certain to make your National Margarita Day a great one!

Maplerita

  • 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

Mini Margaritas

  • 1 part Malibu Red
  • ½ Part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
  • ½ Part Fresh Lime

Shake and strain into a shot glass

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.

The Classic- Hiram Walker Triple Sec Margarita

The Classic- Hiram Walker Triple Sec Margarita

 

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Satisfy Your Sweetie and Your Sweet Tooth This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just 4 days away, it’s time to start thinking about sweets! Even if you don’t have that someone special to celebrate the holiday with (if you even consider it a holiday) there are still plenty of chocolates and sweets that you can enjoy date free. If you’re like me, chocolate is the best part of Valentine’s Day (no offense men) so why not celebrate the holiday with some chocolate cocktails!

Mama's Boston Creme Pie

Mama’s Boston Cream Pie

Glazed Chocolate Martini

  • 1 parts Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut Liqueur
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Creme de Cacao

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass and serve

Chocolate Heart Martini

  • ¾ part Hiram Walker® Crème de Cacao White
  • ¾ part ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • Splash of Coffee

Shake, strain into a chilled martini glass.

Mama’s Boston Cream Pie

  • 1 part Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut Liqueur
  • 1-2 drops of chocolate syrup
  • .5 part cream

Add ingredients to shaker with ice, and strain into chilled shot glass.

 
Whether you’re satisfying your sweetie or your sweet tooth this Friday, I hope you enjoy!

-KJ

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