With a hint of spring weather upon us and March Madness in full swing, this weekend will hopefully consist of a mix of outdoor activities combined with a healthy amount of time spent glued to the tournament games on TV… a combination I like to refer to as Spring Madness.
Spring Madness also consists of cocktails (surprising I know) including
White Peach Blossom (for the spring aspect)
- 1 part ABSOLUT® Mandarin 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. Garnish with an orange slice.
Root Beer Fling (for the madness watching aspect)
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Root Beer Schnapps
- 1 part Kahlua® Coffee Liqueur
- ½ part ABSOLUT® Vodka
- 5 parts Cola
Serve in a tall glass filled with ice.
Happy Spring Madness everyone!
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 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!
In November 2012 Kahlua introduced its newest innovation, Kahlua Midnight. Kahlua Midnight is a 70 proof mix of rum and black coffee liqueur intended to be served chilled as a shot for a night out on the town or at home with friends. I’ve been known to be somewhat of a night owl, I have been for as long as I can remember, but everyone has been in that position before when you’re out at a bar or club and the night is starting off a little slow (if you say you’ve never been there before, I’d like to come to your next party). With its sweet smooth taste, and a little jolt from the coffee, Kahlua Midnight is the perfect choice to take your party or night out to the next level, and celebrate what night owls like myself love: midnight!
Midnight Birthday Party
Shake with ice and strain into shot glass. Top with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles.
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is already the first day of December! December means snowfall, the holidays, and my favorite-Peppermint Mocha Lattes. I am not normally a latte drinker, if you hand me a regular coffee from any diner I will enjoy it just as much as a fancy coffee brewed from any ‘must go-to’ café, but once the holidays roll around I crave Peppermint Mocha Lattes! I blame this addiction on my college days when I would be up all night writing papers and cramming for finals before the holiday break (don’t be fooled, I was not an over-achiever, I just had a horrible problem with procrastination), and these lattes were my secret weapon for staying awake.
Now when December is here I can relax, sip happily and toast to the holiday season with my favorite holiday combo of Peppermint and Mocha mixed together in a cocktail.
Peppermint Mocha Martini
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for at least ten seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Another delicious way to make a boozy twist on the Peppermint Mocha Latte is by adding Kahlúa’s holiday limited edition, Peppermint Mocha, to your coffee or hot chocolate. Their Peppermint Mocha offering is amazing and I highly suggest stocking up on it before it’s gone!
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 🙂
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.
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!
With only two weeks until Tales, Cocktail Culture has finalized all travel arrangements and is officially going to TOTC! While Stephanie is a seasoned vet, this will be my first year attending and I couldn’t be more excited!
For the next two weeks I have made it my duty to prepare myself for the upcoming events as best as I can, and I’m going to start by brushing up on my morning booze consumption (haven’t done this since college) in order to ensure that I can handle my cocktails first thing in the morning, and still make it to all the exciting events that go all night long!
As a coffee lover, coffee cocktails sound like the perfect way to ease into my morning cocktail conditioning, and I am definitely looking forward to attending Kahlua’s ‘Coffee Cupping Education for Bartenders’ event on Thursday July 26 at Tales!
Combine ingredients and serve in a coffee mug.
The recipe calls for hot coffee, but if you’re like me summertime means iced coffee and I’ll be drinking this one on the rocks!
Enjoy and I hope to see you at the Kahlua event 🙂