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Friday Feature Cocktail: Lucky Double

This Friday I’m feeling in need of some luck. After the cold and wet weather of last weekend, I’m crossing my fingers (and hoping for luck) for some sunshine and springtime temps! I’m also hoping for some luck as my home state basketball team takes on the number 1 seed in the Tournament this Saturday night. So with luck in mind, today’s featured cocktail will be a Lucky Double!

Lucky Double 

  • 4 parts ABSOLUT® Mandrin Vodka
  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
  • 4 Lemon Quarters

 Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon.

 

triple-sec-lucky-double

Happy weekend & enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: 1/2 Marathon Rum Runner

Happy Friday everyone! Tomorrow is a big day for me, as I will be running my first (and most likely my only) ½ marathon! For those who don’t know, a ½ marathon consists of 13.1 miles…straight…and I will admit to you all that I am very nervous. So I’ve decided to settle my nerves tonight and toast to my big day tomorrow with a cocktail! To keep the theme of marathons and running, I’ve decided this Friday’s Feature cocktail will be a 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 and wish me luck everyone!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: The Chicago Cocktail

I’m heading off to the Windy City tonight to spend the weekend with some friends. Since this will be my first time visiting Chicago, I plan to be an extreme tourist: Navy Pier, the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower?) the Bean, you name it I plan on seeing it!

Okay, so in reality I only have one day for sightseeing so I may not get to everything, but I am very excited to explore a new city. This excitement about my trip has inspired me to make this week’s featured cocktail the Chicago Cocktail. Recipes for the Chicago Cocktail can vary, but below is one variation:

Chicago Cocktail

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: White Peach Blossom

Well guys, I don’t want to jinx things, but I think we may have finally found spring up in the Northeast! With the sun shining outside of my office window, and the snow mounds in the parking lot (almost) completely melted, I’m ready to toast to the weekend with a light and sweet spring cocktail.

Perfect for spring White Peach Blossom Martini

Perfect for spring White Peach Blossom Martini

White Peach Blossom

  • 1 part ABSOLUT Mandrin Vodka
  • 1 part Hiram Walker White Peach Schnapps
  • ½ part Pineapple Juice

Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

The White Peach Blossom contains the sweet and fruity flavors associated with warmer weather, and I for one welcome this season with open arms.

Enjoy and have a wonderful (and warm) weekend everyone!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Candy Cane Martini

Christmas is just around the corner and I am getting very excited! I’m also very excited for a little vacation (hence the length of this post). Inspired  by the bucket of candy canes sitting on my desk, this Friday’s Feature Cocktail is a Candy Cane Martini!

peppermint-schnapps-candy-cane-martiniCandy Cane Martini

  • 1 part ABSOLUT® Vodka
  • 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Pomegranate Schnapps
  • 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Peppermint Schnapps
  • ¼ part Simple Syrup

Shake and strain into martini glass, garnish with mini candy cane or mint leaf.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday and that Santa brings you everything you ask for this year 🙂

Enjoy!

-KJ

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Whipped Russian

Every once in a while Friday rolls around and there is nothing I look forward to more than a night of doing absolutely nothing. Today is one of those Friday’s, and I have decided that a Whipped Russian is going to be my cocktail of choice tonight. This sweet twist on the White Russian is the perfect drink to accompany me as I cozy up under a blanket on the couch, where I’ll most likely spend my night watching my DVDs of Friday Night Lights.

Hiram Walker’s sweet twist on the White Russian using Hiram Walker Whipped Liqueur.

Whipped Russian

Shake well with ice.  Strain over crushed ice and serve

The coffee flavor of the Kahlua and cream, spiked with the sweetness of Hiram Walker Whipped Liqueur provides a delicious combination of flavor for a crisp autumn night. The Whipped Russian is also a tasty treat after dinner if you prefer liquid desserts like I do!!

Also, a reminder to those interested in winning an iPad, there are still a few days left to submit your photos of Hiram Walker Whipped to the ‘Whip Things Up!’ Contest! All photos must be submitted by October 31, so this weekend is a great opportunity to have some fun whipping up your best photos! Check out more information HERE or HERE!

Enjoy 🙂

-KJ

 

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Friday Feature Cocktail: Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Shooters

Experimenting in the office kitchen to create the perfect seasonal Hiram Walker Cocktail

This Friday I am back in New England and back in the fall mindset. In a couple of weekends I will be getting together with some friends from college for our annual pre-Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving  Feast, and this year  I was put in charge of making “festive cocktails”. While I am much more qualified to play bartender than Iron Chef, there is still a lot of pressure that comes with providing party refreshments. To ensure I don’t ruin the whole fun of the evening, I have forced my co-workers to be my guinea pigs for the next few weeks while I test out a variety of “festive” cocktails to prepare at pre-Thanksgiving.

This first creation was inspired by one of my college roommates who is an avid baker. We all have her to thank for the wonderful desserts at pre-Thanksgiving (and for those last 5 pounds I could never shed at school).  One of her most beloved baked goods is her secret family recipe for “Fluffy Pumpkin Pie”. I am told that a Fluffy Pumpkin Pie becomes “fluffy” when some sort of whipping takes place (like I said, I’m not the baker) and this inspired me to do some “whipping” of my own to create a “Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Cocktail”.  After playing around with some recipes, I decided that this creation was better off as a shooter (it’s a little too sweet to be served as a martini), and with my co-workers’ approval I will be serving these shooters at pre-Thanksgiving.

Fluffy Pumpkin Pie Shooter (created by KJ)

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into shot glass.

Enjoy and Happy Friday 🙂

-KJ

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