rodiziketan
500+ Views

Bowla. What? Why? When?

Making cocktails can be super busy and sometimes, when you host a party, maybe celebrating your birthday, making them while drinking a lot is a no can do. That is why we use "bowla". Choose you cocktail, but be careful, if you and your friends are about to drink a lot, do not choose too of a sweet cocktail. I usually make more than one bowla, and on of them is always gin based Tom Collins. It is so refreshing, not too sour not too sweet, it's kind of an alcoholic lemonade. And if you have a dancing kind of party, Tom Collins is great for your thirst. My next bowla is always something with Blue Curacao, usually Blue Lagoon. Friends are always amazed by its blue color and dancing with a glass of blue lagoon is always great seen on photos. This is not the best tasting cocktail out there, so serve this bowla after your friends already had something to drink (when they won't be all about how good it is, but how good it looks). My third, and usually last bowla of the night is actually a non-alcoholic version, so a mocktail of some cocktail. I don't go around telling friends it does not contain alcohol, I only say it is an easy drink, so we will all be able to sleep. A sweet non alcoholic Sex on the beach comes in handy now. So that way your friends get to experience a really great tasting and refresing cocktail (Tom Collins and similar cocktails), a really great looking cocktail that will make a night worth remembering (Blue Lagoon or any other Blue Curacao cocktail) and some sweetner (Sex on the beach, etc), which will help them sleep and wake up with some less hangover. A tip: prepare all your ingredients in advence. After you have had some drinks, you might confuse some ingredients, so squeeze your lemons, make your ice, get your alcohol and juices somewhere together... etc Another tip: making ice - don't put ice cubes, crashed ice, ice-maker ice in bowla. This is way to small for a bigger amount of liquid. Just take some clean empty container of ice cream or something with at least 1 liter hold, pour in cold water and put in in freezer for a night. You can add some cut lemons and oranges for a better look. I have a 8L bowla and I use big ice cube of 2L ice cream container.
Comment
Suggested
Recent
Cards you may also be interested in
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
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.
Japanese Sake Has Amazing Benefits For Your Skin
No worries, you won't get tipsy. If you enjoy a few shots of sake every now and then, you'll be excited to know that the warm drink actually has some amazing benefits when it comes to your skin. Yes, you read that correctly. A Japanese rice wine you usually pair with your sushi can have you waking up like Beyonce. Flawless, honey. According to our favorite girl Chrissy Teigen, she informed viewers on her daytime talk show Fab Life, that the popular skincare brand SK-II's is inspired by none other than sake. While most of us are probably wide mouthed with surprise, for the Japanese, using sake for your skin has been a tradition for years. They even go as far as bathing in the wine on New Year's Day to rid themselves of evil spirits. According the SK-II's, they use an ingredient in their skincare line called pitera ["derived from a strictly controlled natural fermentation process"] which is a strain of yeast found in the sake. How amazing and interesting is that? It's becoming a trend to find skincare products that happen to be infused with this all natural ingredient and the results happen to be amazing. So, grab yourself a shot glass, throw one back and keep scrolling to see a few products that will give you the skin you've always drank -- oops, I meant dreamt of. Fresh® Sake Bath [get yours here] SK-II Pitera Essence Set [get yours here] boscia Sake Balm [get yours here] Would you give any of these sake infused products a try?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, here is a deliciously fun way to get your chocolate chip cookie fix during happy hour: Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses! And in case you think I am making this holiday up, you can find it , and a ton of other national holidays that will blow your mind at National Day Calendar online. This 4 1/2 star recipe comes from All Recipes user, Nicole Faust Hunt, called "Absolutely The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies." To make the shot glasses, you will need a 'popover' pan. Otherwise, you can make these using small cupcake pans. However, the shape of the glass will not look like a shot glass. Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavored shortening (not butter) 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extrac t2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips Chocolate candy melts (for later) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla .Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Press the cookie dough into the popover pan bottom and sides. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Separately, melt the chocolate candy melts in a microwave or a double boiler. Once the cookie shot glasses have cooled, spoon in the candy melts, covering the bottom and inside cookie walls. This will harden relatively quick, or you can put it in the fridge. This coating will prevent liquids from being absorbed into the cookie. After this is all done, fill these with milk for the 20 and younger crowd or click here for imbibery goodness that you can fill your chocolate chip cookie shot glasses with!