No matter what holidays you may or may not be celebrating this season, the chocolate that surrounds the aisles in every grocery store and pharmacy should be enjoyed by all. If you’re already thinking about your summer beach body (you rock) here’s a liquid way to enjoy chocolate without feeling as guilty (if you drink the calories they don’t count right?) Or if you’re like me and you just want to enjoy as much chocolaty goodness as you can, you can pair this cocktail with the real thing.
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.
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and I could not be happier. After a VERY snowy winter, and a spring that has left much to be desired, I am embracing the summer season with open arms. Memorial Day is the beginning of BBQ season and outdoor drinking, and I love to explore new recipes to share with family and friends during the holiday weekend.
One way to impress guests is by adding new products to old favorites. Sangrias and Punches are a good place to add in unexpected flavors such as Mama Walker’s new breakfast flavored liqueurs, including Blueberry Pancake or Maple Bacon.
Another way to get your friends and family excited about your cocktail offerings is to mix them into the dessert menu, because who doesn’t love dessert?
Malibu has recently released Malibu Sundae and Malibu Swirl, two dessert-flavored offerings that are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth after the hot dogs, hamburgers and salads! According to the company release, “Malibu Sundae combines the brand’s signature coconut taste with the tempting flavor of chocolate ice cream while Malibu Swirl pairs the flavor of coconut with the delightful taste of strawberries and cream.” Find out more about Malibu’s new offerings at: www.malibu-rum.com
Another refreshing and sweet dessert cocktail is the adult spin on the summer favorite orange cream popsicle: The Whippsicle
Shake Hiram Walker Whipped Cream Liqueur and Vodka with ice. Strain into tall glass over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange wheel.
Hiram Walker Pumpkin Pie Martini, perfect for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I for one am extremely excited! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and while I do love Christmas and the ‘season of giving’, how can you beat a holiday that is comprised of eating, drinking, watching football and then napping when all of those activities become too strenuous?! The answer is you can’t…
Here are 3 cocktail recipes that fit in perfectly with the activities of the holiday:
The Pumpkin Pie Martini: You all know the joke…and especially on Thanksgiving it’s completely acceptable to ‘have your cake (pie) and drink it too!’
Combine ingredients in shaker w/ ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Garnish and serve.
The CosmoWHIPolitan: If pumpkin isn’t really your thing, this sweet treat is the perfect drink to accompany a day of feasting.
- 1 part Hiram Walker Whipped Liqueur
- 1.5 parts Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- 1.5 parts Cranberry Juice
- .5 part fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients in shaker and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
The Pumpkintini: If pumpkin is your thing, but you need to save more room for the actual dessert, this martini is a little less sweet than the Pumpkin Pie Martini…but still delicious!
- 1 part Absolut Vodka (Regular or Vanilia)
- 1 part Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Shake and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
Enjoy and happy feasting/drinking/napping everyone 🙂