Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chocolate Egg Shots

After Easter dinner, surprise your guests with one more treat. A chocolate egg shot! We used Cadbury chocolate creme eggs which hold about a ½ ounce of your favorite spirit or liqueur, but any hollow egg will do (anything larger than … Continue reading

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Easter Cocktails with…Carrots!

It’s Easter! So using carrot juice in a few drinks seems highly appropriate. Carrot juice is naturally sweet and of course, very healthy. When you’re experimenting on your own, try to think of this ingredient more as a fruit juice. … Continue reading

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Easter Cocktails with Peeps

These holiday treats are waaaay too irresistible not to use in cocktails. It’s silly and strange and an Easter tradition. We started with a batch of vodka infused with Peeps, and here are the cocktails that were hatched. Bird Bath 1.5 … Continue reading

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How to Make Peeps Infused Vodka

It wouldn’t be Easter if you didn’t make yourself a batch of vodka infused with Peeps. Not all candy infuses well – some dissolve into a sugary mess that ruins the vodka and makes your cocktail undrinkable. Peeps works well … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Cocktail Menu #1: Breakfast

This Easter Jocelyn and I will be gathering with our parents, kids, cousins, aunts, and uncles for a couple of Easter Sunday meals. Therefor, we’ll have a cocktail menu planned for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Today let’s focus on breakfast, … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Thursday Threads: Easter

What to wear on Easter Sunday By Sara Neal Candito As I sat down to write this post, my mind was flooded with fond memories of beautiful dresses that my grandma sewed for me to wear on Easter Sundays in … Continue reading

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Desert Cocktails: Prickly Pear Margarita

During my stay in Arizona I have discovered the sweet juice of the Prickly Pear Cactus. I took this photo of the cactus on a morning desert walk and was only waiting until the bar opened to try how it … Continue reading

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Natural Cocktail Ingredients from the Desert

One of the nicest aspects of being in the cocktail business is that work is play and play provides material for work. Early yesterday morning during my guided tour of the Arizona desert, our group passed bushes, plants, and cacti … Continue reading

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Easy Cocktails! Vodka Grapefruit Soda Cocktail Recipe

It’s Friday and I’m guessing that by the end of the day you may not want to lift a finger. This is an incredibly good and easy-to-make cocktail, made with ingredients you will feel good about. Happy weekend!! Vodka Grapefruit … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

The Moscow Mule has resurfaced in a big way. If you haven’t made one for yourself yet it’s time to jump on that band wagon. But first, two secrets to an amazing drink. #1 Choose a high quality ginger beer … Continue reading

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This Girl’s Book Club: Edible Cocktails

Edible Cocktails: From Garden to Glass – Seasonal Cocktails with a Fresh Twist by Natalie Bovis is a beautiful cocktail book, brimming with mouth-watering recipes, gorgeous photos, and dozens of insider tips for mixing delicious drinks in your home. Ms. Bovis, … Continue reading

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Look What We Found: The Mason Shaker

We have discovered one of the most amazing cocktail shakers on the planet. It’s imaginative. It’s aesthetic. It works. And once we had the chance to sample this little piece of genius we decided that everyone on the planet who … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Frozen Leprechaun

The Frozen Leprechaun is one of the St. Patrick’s Day drinks we created for BevMo! this week and I’m embarrassed/proud to say that our entire bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream is gonzo. Clearly a lot of recipe experimentation happened in … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Leprechaun Trap

What seems like yesterday, I built a Leprechaun trap in elementary school to celebrate a day that I still don’t entirely understand other than you wear something cute that’s green and arrange for transportation home.  Jocelyn and I are ¼ … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Thursday Threads: St. Patrick’s Day

How to Rock St. Paddy’s Day Without Looking Like a Leprechaun By Sara Neal Candito St. Patrick’s Day is a love it or hate it holiday. I find myself a little torn. I love a festive celebration as much as … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Frozen Clover Cocktail

You would not believe how well Hagen-Däz’s Green Tea ice cream tastes with Irish whiskey. But it makes perfect sense that the grassy notes of the green tea (think clovers) and the earthy malted barley in whiskey would make for … Continue reading

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Irish Whiskey in an Old Fashioned

To kick off a week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities (meaning awesome cocktail recipes), let’s begin with an old classic made with an old Irish Whiskey. For those readers who shy away from drinks with a bolder or more pungent … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Irish Eyes

This drink meets aaaall the requirements for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities: ♣ It’s a green drink ♣ It uses Irish whiskey ♣ It actually tastes amazing Find out how to make Irish Eyes using Irish whiskey, creme de menthe, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail: The Jello Shot

Regardless of how many years you’re beyond 21, nothing brings a smile, smirk, or eye-roll to the face like a green jello shot. St. Patrick’s Day brings out the ridiculous side in all of us (unless you live in Boston … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Video: The Bloody Maebh

In this video, I teach Amanda how to make my Irish version of the Bloody Mary, which I call the Bloody Maebh. The ingredients are very similar except for the Irish Whisky. It’s truly the best drinks to start St. … Continue reading

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March Wedding Cocktails with Licor 43

If you plan to get married this month, plan to serve two cocktails that will reflect the sophistication of your event. To save time, pre-make (or ask your bartender to) the spirits and fruit portion of the drink. When it’s … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Irish Bling

The key to this drink is the itty bitty ice cubes that look like diamonds. Okay that’s not the key at all because no matter what size ice cube you use it will still taste AWESOME. But it does look … Continue reading

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Cocktail News 2013: March Issue Week 1

March 4th: The Macallan | The Flask The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky joined forces with Oakley to create a flask “made of food grade steel” and “wrapped in carbon fibre composite” to protect the 22 Years Old liquid inside. … Continue reading

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Caliche Rum at Caña Rum Bar

The star of the bar last night was Caliche Rum, a white Puerto Rican rum that has been aged and distilled five times to produce a taste so smooth you forget that the artisan cocktail you’re rapaciously holding is built … Continue reading

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