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Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
I was in the mood all day today for some orange flavored jello. But I don't know how to make it, even with a box and some "add this to this and mix" instructions. I just couldn't be bothered with that. Then I thought of Orange Julius, which would be great with vodka. Yet the more I thought about it, I thought, WHY NOT MAKE SOMETHING NEW FOR A CHANGE?!?!?!?! @rodiziketan is a Vingler that is pretty much an expert in all things mixology. He practically makes a new drink every day. His liquor cabinet is loaded with at least 20 bottles of liquor. He also preaches, "USE FRESH SQUEEZED JUICES" whenever possible. I bring him up because he inspired me to think outside my LA BOX and try something new. You can visit his Cocktails Collection that he created by clicking here. If you like what you see, be sure to follow him, clip and like. He's a cool guy too, so be sure to say hello. Orange Creamsicle Ingredients 3 oz Orange Soda 1 oz Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka 1 TBSP Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream Sprinkles Directions Add ice to a low-ball style cocktail glass. Add orange soda pop, whipped cream flavored vodka, and sweetened condensed milk Stir gently. Do not over-stir or you will lose the carbonated bubbles Top with whipped cream. Garnish with sprinkles. This is what I wanted. Still has the vodka and orange, but without the ice cream and orange juice. It's got carbonated bubbles, sprinkles and that luxe creamy texture of the condensed milk. And SWEET!
Wedding Cocktail Hour - Don't Go Broke!
Not too long ago I remember giving sage advice to a mother of the bride about cocktail hour. She was so resolute in scrimping and saving on every last inch of the wedding prep that she actually over-spent. Clearly she didn't listen to a word I said. Well that was a complete and utter waste. My mouth was moving. Sounds were coming out. And what I could have been doing is what I should have been doing: pouring another glass of wine. Here's how you keep the booze flowing without going broke: 1. Partner with your favorite bar. Let them provide the beer and wine with a limited cocktail menu. 2. Limited doesn't mean cut-off. It means limited variety. 3. Keep your cocktails to three signature drinks. TIP By keeping your cocktails liquor base the same, you can reduce your booze costs dramatically. Consider doing rum cocktails or vodka cocktails. The Greyhound Cocktail Ingredients Freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (strained of pulp and seeds) Flaky sea salt or kosher salt Agave nectar Ruby red grapefruit wedges, for garnish Procedures 1. Fill a short glass to the top with ice. 2. Pour in grapefruit tarragon infused vodka ⅓ of the way. 3. Fill the remaining ⅔ with freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice. 4. Transfer liquids and ice to a cocktail shaker. Add a small pinch of flaky sea salt, then add agave nectar to taste*. 5. Shake vigorously until well chilled. 6. Pop off the top of your cocktail shaker and pour everything (drink and ice) back into the short glass. Garnish with a fresh wedge of ruby red grapefruit. Makes 1 drink. The White Lady Cocktail Ingredients ice 4 parts dry gin such as Martin Miller's or Beefeater (2 ounces) 1 part Cointreau (1/2 ounce) 1 part fresh lemon juice (1/2 ounce) Procedures 1. Add the gin, Cointreau and lemon juice to a shaker filled with ice. 2. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve. The Clover Club Cocktail Ingredients 1 egg white 1/2 oz lemon juice 1 oz grenadine 2 oz Plymouth gin Procedures 1. Combine liquids and egg white. 2. Shake vigorously (you want your egg white to get super frothy!) 3. Strain and pour into a coupe. Garnish with a couple of fresh raspberries. The Virgin Mojito Mocktail Ingredients 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of fine granulated sugar 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice 15 mint leaves 1 cup club soda Procedures 1. Combine sugar, lime juice, and mint leaves in cocktail shaker. 2. Muddle mint and add about eight ice cubes and shake well. 3. Pour mixture in glasses and top with club soda. Serves two.
Fall Wedding Must: Caramel Apple Martinis
If you're getting married this Fall and Caramel Apple Martinis are NOT ON YOUR cocktail menu, PLEASE, WHY?! Okay, let's start over. If you're wedding is this Fall, then THIS IS YOUR MUST-HAVE cocktail! The Caramel Apple Martini (or carameltini, as it's sometimes called) is a martini with October leaves, Indian Summer bliss and apple orchard nostalgia. Sounds amazing, right? Let's not delay the imbibery... Caramel Apple Martini Ingredients 2 ounces Apple Cider 2 ounces Caramel Vodka 1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps Sliced fresh apple, caramel, and / or cinnamon sugar for garnish. Rim your martini glass with caramel or cinnamon sugar. To get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the glass, dip the rim in a little apple cider, then the cinnamon sugar. Combine the apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour mixture into the rimmed martini glass and garnish with a slice of fresh apple. Simple. Delicious. Impossible not to be a favorite! It’s a little on the sweet side, so it would pair very nicely with a salty appetizer. It could also finish up a meal as a substitute for a sweet dessert. And you all remember my advice about cocktail hour, right? Don't make your guests wait around forever between the recessional and for cocktail hour to begin. Drinks and bubbly should be being poured as guests are entering. They should be reaching for a coupe or a high ball. You choose. For more cocktail fabulousness, click here.
Open Letter: Two Monday Cocktails
Dear Vinglers, Recently, (as in 90 seconds ago), I shared a card about how I learned the secret of turning Tuesday into Friday, which you can read here. However, that is not why I am writing you this card. You see, now that we discovered how to get rid of Wednesday and Thursday through Coconut Margaritas, I am MOSTLY interested in ditching Mondays altogether. I know there's a way of doing it. But how? Does anyone know? I've looked into chakras, harmonics, frequencies and even holographics...but none of that seems to work. If Ed Leedskalnin can levitate monolithic rocks to create and build Coral Castle, can't we unlock the mystery that traps us into work weeks that consistently begin with Mondays?! I apologize if I seem a bit worked up; I know the truth is out there. Perhaps if we are diligent, and listen to Coast To Coast AM, then we will be that much closer to solving this elusive conundrum. Until then, attached is the fabulous Pomelo Flush for your mouth and the Citron Soak for your sore and aching feet, that every Monday brings. Let's look both ways, hold hands, and cross the road together! Always, @MarshallEdgar Foot Cocktail 1 cup of Epsom Salt 1 cup of Sea Salt 2 cups of Baking Soda 4 cups of hot water 6-8 drops of Lavender essential oil --------------------------- 1 grapefruit sliced 1 orange sliced 2 limes sliced 2 fresh rosemary sprigs In a large, clean container, mix salts, soda, oil and water. Close with lid or cap and shake vigorously. In a pan of HOT WATER (as hot as you can stand), add sliced fruits and rosemary. Stir in 1/2 - 3/4 cup of water salt from container into pan. Save the rest for another time. Soak feet like this for 30 minutes. Try this 3 times a week for two weeks, dropping to once a week. @allischaaff @danidee @rodiziketan @buddyesd @nicolejb @alywoah @TerrecaRiley @yernaya @jeff4122 @NixonWoman @FrancheskaOrtiz @clochette30 @beywatch @britneyw @VeronicaCuevas @ElizabethSerna @AlaishaRenise @littlelegs @CorlethaTurner @alwaysdream @kclvrhse @LizArnone @MrsBaxter @Heartofgold @MargaretPearson