Holidays We Love – National Root Beer Float Day!

It seems as though every day this summer has been celebrating another food or beverage, and I for one am okay with this, as it gives me a wonderful excuse to honor these foods and beverages I don’t typically indulge in. Today we celebrate the delicious, carbonated and sweet Root Beer Float!

To make this holiday a little more festive – I’m going to share some adult versions of the Root Beer Float we all know and love:

Mama’s Old Time Pop: This cocktail may seem like a simple spiked root beer, but Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut liqueur adds a sweet new spin, sure to be like no root beer you’ve tried before!

  • 1 parts Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut
  • 4 parts Root Beer

Build in a glass over ice

Another sweet and boozy spiked Root Beer float:Root Beer Float_Hiram Walker

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Root Beer Schnapps
  • 2 parts Milk or Cream
  • 4 parts Lemon-lime Soda

Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth.

Cheers!

-KJ

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Summer Blue Lagoon

There are many reason’s to sport red, white and blue this week: the World Cup (Go USA), the 4th of July…okay so maybe there are just two reasons, but they are great reasons! Today I’ve got a delicious, frozen blue cocktail to cool you down from the summer heat while showing off your American Pride (HINT: if you pour your blue drink into a red cup with a white straw, there ya go red, white and blue!)

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Blue Lagoon

  • ¼ part Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao
  • 1 part ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice

Blend with ice and serve.

Enjoy and Go USA!

-KJ

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National Ice Cream Soda Day

On a particularly hot day in 1874, the Ice Cream Soda was invented by Robert McCay Green. Today, on this beautiful (almost) summer afternoon, I’ll be toasting to National Ice Cream Soda Day with a spiked version of this warm weather treat.

Root Beer Float_Hiram WalkerRoot Beer Float

  • 1 part Hiram Walker Root Beer Schnapps
  • 2 parts Milk or Cream
  • 4 parts Lemon-lime soda

Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth.

Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

-KJ

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National Iced Tea Month!

June is National Iced Tea Month, which I believe to be a fitting beverage for the warming weather and sunshine that comes in this early summer month. Iced tea is extremely versatile and can be sweetened, unsweetened, flavored or my personal favorite…spiked!

Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic

Refreshing Peach Tea-perfect for a summer picnic

Peach Tea

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

Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

If you’re feeling adventurous and prefer blueberry flavor over peach, I recommend substituting 2 parts of Mama Walker’s Blueberry Pancake Liqueur and enjoying a nice and sweet breakfast spin on your iced tea.

Enjoy and Happy National Iced Tea Month!

-KJ

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National Cognac Day

Today is National Cognac Day! It is only appropriate to spend this special Hump Day sipping on a smooth cognac cocktail, and what better cocktail to toast with than a classic Alexander.

Cognac Alexander

  • 1 part Martell Cognac
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Crème de Cacao
  • 1 part Heavy Cream

Enjoy and Happy National Cognac Day!

-KJ

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Punch Perfect!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! It’s the unofficial start of summer and outdoor BBQing and imbibing and I couldn’t be happier. Bring on the warm weather and picnics and bring on the punches and sangrias!

Hiram Walker White Peach Punch

Hiram Walker White Peach Punch

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.

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.

Enjoy a nice long weekend everyone!

-KJ

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Fight Slow Mondays with a Sloe Gin Fizz

The weekend is over and another work week is here. Sometimes those Monday blues creep up, intimidating and hard to shake, but the good news is, you have survived the week day and are one day closer to a holiday weekend (yay)! So rather than sulking at home after work, celebrate the little victories of today and combat your Slow Monday Blues with a bubbly and refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz.

Refreshing Hiram Walker Sloe Gin Fizz

Refreshing Hiram Walker Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

  • 1 part Hiram Walker Sloe Gin
  • 1 part Beefeater Gin
  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Simple Syrup
  • 5 parts Soda Water

Combine ingredients and serve on ice in a highball glass. 

Enjoy!

-KJ

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