Sunday March 12, 2017
Change things up this St. Patrick’s Day by making a decadent chocolate cake made with Jameson Irish whiskey! It’s the perfect way to end a day of beer guzzling and whiskey shots, and may also prove to be an excellent morning after hangover cure.
Chocolate Chip Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cake
¾ cup Jameson Irish whiskey
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
1.5 cups espresso roast coffee
1 cup super fine white baker’s sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups cake flour
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Dusting of powdered sugar for decor
Before you begin, butter a circular baking pan, and heat the oven to 325°.
Combine the warm melted butter with the room temperature coffee, room temperature Jameson Irish Whiskey, and cocoa powder. Stir will to mix.
Add the white and brown sugars to the whiskey chocolate mixture and stir until the sugar dissolves.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, pepper, and cloves, and set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs until combined, then slowly add them to the whiskey chocolate mixture.
While stirring the whiskey chocolate mixture, slowly add the flour. Stir until smooth. Add the vanilla extract.
Add the chocolate chips and stir to mix. The chocolate chips will likely sink to the bottom of the bowl.
Pour the batter into the baking pan. With a spatula, distribute the chocolate chips evenly around the pan. They will sink to the bottom.
Bake for 50 to 70 minutes, depending on your oven. Don’t over-bake! Once the toothpick comes out moist, remove the cake and allow to cool.
Once the cake has cooled, dust the top with a layer of powdered sugar and serve.
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Is there anything better than having a legitimately frivolous reason to make a green drink? St. Patrick’s day allows us to let down our hair, set aside the pretense of drink-making, and have some fun by creating ridiculously good green cocktails.
A Frozen Leprechaun is probably best enjoyed as a dessert drink unless you don’t care about ruining dinner, or making it your main course. And feel free to change up the ice cream choices. We’ve tried it with mint chip and coffee ice cream to rave reviews, and have dolce de leche next on our list. Questions? Ask us on Twitter or Instagram @GirlWalksIn2Bar ♥.
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2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 ounce Dekuyper crème de menthe
1 ounce Amaretto di Saronno
1 ounce Baileys Irish Crème
1 ounce Baileys Hint of Coffee
Whipped creme topper
Combine all the ingredients in a blender except for the whipped cream and cherry. Blend until smooth and greeeeeen. Put as much whipped cream on top as you can and serve!
Thursday February 23, 2017
If you had told us in 2010 that we’d be launching a bartending company in seven years, we would have laughed. Hard. Our first book, written to help women get bartending jobs, was about to hit the shelves and we were trying to wrap our heads around how to even start a blog. We never imagined that our company would grow into a thriving multi-faceted business, or that one day we’d not only be helping women to prepare for work behind the bar, but hiring women to work behind the bar. Needless to say, this new development is a natural fit for us. After years of making drinks for private events across the country, we’re excited to send out a staff of beautiful, talented, and friendly bartenders as our ambassadors to your next party. Just click on the bartending tab above to get started, or email us through our contact page.
Jordan & Jocelyn
Thursday February 16, 2017
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How many times have you eyed that giant bottle of wine in the store but talked yourself out of the purchase because you didn’t want to come across as a cheap and greedy drinker? Even if it’s just to the checkout guy? Unless you’re shopping in a specialty wine store, most extra large bottles sold in supermarkets are the low-budge labels, and no one wants to show up to a party looking cheap. Well, imagine the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine in a cool big bottle!
Meet Vaso di Marina, the wine in a milk bottle. Most wine bottles hold 750 mL of liquid inside (about 25 ounces) but this one holds an additional third for a full liter! How fabulous is that?! So when you’re sharing a bottle with a friend, you can go ahead and fill up your glass without worrying that someone will get gipped on their second glass.
This bottle travels really well and proves easy to open with its chunky twist-open cork. If you watch a few of their videos on their Facebook page, you’ll also notice that the bottle is easy to wash and reuse. Fill it up with your favorite red or white for your next trip to the beach or outdoor concert. And if you’re a bride with an outdoor weddings coming up, how lovely would each table look with a cluster of these in the middle? Visit their website if you’re interested in purchasing or learning more.
Monday February 13, 2017
Which category do you fall into for Valentine’s Day?
Category One: Hopeless Romantic
Rose petals on the bed, a bath drawn with pink bubbles, a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and a gift that may or may not include something lacy are all musts. Anything less from your sweetheart and you’ll not only hold a grudge for the next 364 days, you’ll expect a couple of diamonds thrown into the next V-day gift exchange. It’s not that you’re high-maintainence, you just think that this is the one day that your love for one another should be demonstrated in tangible, edible, or wearable ways. Once a year you like to feel just a little bit more special than every other day and are perfectly comfortable dropping multiple hints to make it happen.
Category Two: Meh
You definitely believe that Valentine’s Day has been manufactured to sell cards and candy but if one of those items landed in your hands you wouldn’t complain. Little lacy numbers and long love poems have never been your thing but you’d take a good bottle of wine with a romantic comedy (and a cuddle) any night of the week. If your sweetheart brings you jack (not the alcohol), you’re OK with a simple “I love you.”
Category Three: February 14th is Dead to Me
Valentine’s Day is the worst day ever created. Cupid is evil, romance is dead, and love sucks. The sooner that stores can purge their cheesy red, pink, and white displays you can start shopping again, and if you hear one more engagement ring commercial on the radio you’re going to pull the car over and vomit. Your heart isn’t permanently broken, but you’ll bitch-slap anyone who dares to ask ONCE AGAIN if you’re dating anyone. No, you’re not and yes, leave it alone.
Regardless of which category you fall into, we are sending you some love in a recipe. You might drink it with someone you love or you might drink it by yourself on another day. Just know that 1) it tastes good and 2) we ♥ you.
I. Love. You.
¾ ounce 100 proof bourbon
¼ ounce cranberry liqueur
¼ ounce black raspberry liqueur
Squeeze of lime juice
Start will chilled ingredients!
Fill a martini shaker with ice and add each ingredient. Shake to chill, then strain into a shot glass and serve. Double, triple, and quadruple for additional shots.
Saturday February 4, 2017
If you’re a fan of the Long Island Iced Tea, or the Long Beach Iced Tea, then you’ve just discovered your new favorite drink. Created specifically for @BevMo’s blog Thirsty Times, this cocktail is a winner on game day no matter who wins the game! Click here for recipe.
Long Bay Iced Tea
1 ounce Tito’s Vodka
1 ounce Patrón Silver Tequila
1 ounce Bacardi White Rum
1 ounce Distillery No. 209 Gin
½ ounce Chambord
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Combine all of the ingredients in a martini shaker and add ice. Shake several times, then strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.