20210719

BANANA DAIQUIRI Cocktail Recipe

Banana Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Most references claim the Banana Daiquiri was created by Capt. George Soule in 1953 at Mountain Top, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. It is still featured as the signature drink at the bar at Mountain Top today. However, there are some references to the originator being the legendary Tiki Cocktail genius Harry K. Yee of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

Don't know for sure, don't really care. A Banana Daiquiri is a pleasantly balanced rum Cocktail that everyone should try. Once you do you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

It is traditionally served frozen in a Hurricane glass and garnished up like a Tiki drink.

Recipe Tip: If you freeze your banana ahead of time it will make the drink smoother and stay cold longer.

Banana daiquiri cocktail with Ingredients and Instructions

The
BANANA
DAIQUIRI

Ingredients
1 Oz. Cruzan Rum
3/4 Oz. Banana Liqueur
1/2 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
1 Banana, sliced
1 Cup Ice

Garnish
Slice of Banana, Cocktail Cherry

Directions
Blend all ingredients until smooth.


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Fun Little Doctor Who connections for fellow Whovians: A Banana daiquiri was a cocktail that the Tenth Doctor claimed to have invented a few centuries too early after returning from 18th century France in The Girl in the Fireplace.

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SPICED BANANA DAIQUIRI


ALL MY DAIQUIRI RECIPES

National Banana Day is April 20th and National Daiquiri Day is July19th.


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20210714

The NUDE Martini

NUDE MARTINI Cocktail Recipe

The
NUDE
Martini

Ingredients
3 Oz. Chilled Vodka
1/2 Oz. Dry Vermouth


Directions
 Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Enjoy.

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National NUDE Day is on July 14th and National Send A Nude Day is May 19th.

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20210711

The Classic MOJITO Cocktail Recipe

The MOJITO, A Classic Cuban Cocktail

The Classic Cuban Cocktail.

A Mojito is a classic Cuban beverage made with white rum, sugar, traditionally sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. It's a tall, lightly alcoholic drink perfect for warm climates and hot summer nights.

Simple, refreshing and delicious.

Mojito Cocktail Recipe INGREDIENTS & DIRECTIONS

El
MOJITO

INGREDIENTS
6 - 8 Fresh Spearmint Leaves
2 Teaspoons of Sugar
1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1-1/2 Oz. Of White Rum
6 Oz. +/- of Club Soda

Garnish
Mint Sprig
Lime Wedge

Glass
Collins or Highball

Tools
Muddler, Bar Spoon, Straw

DIRECTIONS
  Muddle the mint leaves, sugar and fresh lime juice in the bottom of your glass.
Fill the glass with ice.
Pour in the rum and stir.
Top off with club soda.
Garnish and serve

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National Mojito Day is every July 11th.



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20210625

The STRAWBERRY PARFAIT MARTINI Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Parfait Martini Recipe

I have so many strawberry cocktail recipes that I rarely bother to create a new one these days. June 25th is Strawberry Parfait Day but I felt that recipe would be too close to several of my other Strawberry Cocktail Recipes and never bothered.

Then I was given a bottle of Bailey's Strawberries & Cream. Now, I'm not a huge proponent of having a bunch of specialty liqueurs in my bar. It's expensive, space consuming and more often than not these oh-so-specific flavored spirits just sit and gather dust. I prefer a bar stocked with high quality basics, a couple of my personal faves and my ability to be creative enough to achieve any flavor profile desired. But there it was, a specialty blend of one of my bar basics, the original Bailey's Irish Cream - just in time for Strawberry Parfait Day and just begging to become a cocktail.

So turn it into a cocktail I did, and it turned out pretty tasty and I made 2 each for 4 friends and, bingo, nothing left to gather dust in my bar. Would I buy Bailey's Strawberries & Cream? No. Is it good, yes, but not deserving of a permanent spot in my bar line-up. 

If I want to recreate this cocktail? I'll do it by replacing the specialty Bailey's with my bar standard regular Bailey's and substitute a strawberry ice cream for the vanilla.

BUT if you're searching for a delicious, pink, strawberry dessert cocktail and happen to have a bottle of Bailey's Strawberries & Cream, here you go:

Strawberry Parfait Martini Cocktail Ingredients with Instructions

The
STRAWBERRY PARFAIT
MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
1 Oz. Bailey's Strawberries & Cream Liqueur
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
2 Oz. Strawberry Puree

GARNISH: Whipped Cream, Strawberry Half

DIRECTIONS
Blend the strawberry ice cream with the Bailey's Strawberries & Cream until just mixed. Do not overblend.
Pour or spoon into chilled cocktail glasses.
Shake the strawberry puree, whipped cream vodka and Peychaud's Bitters together with ice in a cocktail shaker.
Strain this gently over the ice cream mixture.
Top off with the whipped cream and strawberry half and serve with a small espresso spoon and half a straw.

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National Strawberry Parfait Day is June 25th.


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20210620

The PEACHES & CREAM SHOOTER, A Dessert Cocktail Shot

The PEACHES & CREAM SHOT

A friend brought over a bottle of Crown Royal Peach as a gift. I'm not really a huge fan of pre-flavored whiskey, if I want a particular flavor I prefer to control that myself but - hey - I also don't turn down free booze.

I popped the seal and poured us both a nip to check it out. Right off the bat I knew what to do with it.

The PEACHES & CREAM Cocktail Shot

PEACHES & CREAM
SHOOTER

A Dessert Cocktail Shot

Ingredients
1 Part (Oz) Crown Royal Peach
1 Part (Oz) Whipped Cream Vodka

Garnish: Whipped Cream, Peach Slice

Directions
Pour equal parts (about an ounce each) of both spirits into a shot glass.
Top with whipped cream and serve with a small slice of peach.

Boom. Mic Drop. Done.

Enjoy!

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If you're  not a shot person try my
PEACHES & CREAM MARTINI

National Peaches & Cream Day is June 21st.

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20210617

Homemade TOMATO VODKA Recipe

How to make Homemade TOMATO VODKA

Once upon a time you could buy several different brands of tomato vodka. Now you kinda have to make it yourself.

Have no fear, it's pretty darned easy!

Recipe for TOMATO VODKA

Homemade Heirloom
TOMATO VODKA

INGREDIENTS
1 Pound Heirloom Tomatoes
1 Fifth (750 ml) Bottle of Good Vodka

DIRECTIONS
Cut the tomatoes into eighths.
Add these to your infusion jar.
Pour in the vodka.
Close lid.
Gently shake
Store in a cool, dark place a week, shaking every day.
After 7 days, strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth and discard the solids.

To store, pour tomato vodka back into its original bottle, and keep in a cool, dark place.




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20210616

The HOT FUDGE COCKTAIL Recipe

Hot Fudge Cocktail Recipe

I love fudge. I love hot fudge. But I'm REALLY fussy about my fudge and my hot fudge, no grainy dry fudge or faux fudge chocolate syrup will do. I make my own fudge and I buy only one brand of hot fudge and that's Mrs. Richardson's. And, no, I'm not getting paid to say that. It's just the only commercial hot fudge that tastes like actual (good) fudge, you can literally eat it with a spoon right from that jar. When I'm too lazy to actually make fudge that's exactly what I do.

That's why I knew it had to be used as the main flavor ingredient in my new cocktail for National Fudge Day. The only problem with Mrs. Richardson's as a cocktail ingredient is the fact it doesn't come in a liquid state. You have to turn it into a liquid without heating it because once it cools down again it reverts back to its semi-solid state. My answer to this was to dilute it, and since this was for a cocktail, to dilute it with booze.

The obvious spirit to use would be vodka but I already have a Hot Fudge Sundae Martini that used vodka so I went with another alcohol that goes great with fudge and that's rye whiskey. I took some Mrs. Richardson's and stirred it into some rye until I got a syrup and I was ready to go.

Hot Fudge Cocktail with Ingredients and Instructions

The
HOT FUDGE
Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
2 Teaspoons Mrs. Richardson's Hot Fudge mixed into
2 Oz. Rye Whiskey until dissolved.
1/2 Oz. Coffee Liqueur
2 Dashes Coffee Bitters
Pinch of Smoked Salt

Garnish: Piece of Homemade Fudge

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Nick & Nora

DIRECTIONS
Chill your glass.
Add ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker.
Shake until chilled.
Pour into your chilled glass.
Garnish with the homemade fudge.

That's it, a rich and decadent fudge cocktail to celebrate National Fudge Day on June 16th - or whenever you're in the mood for fudge.

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