20180811

The BOURBON PEANUT BUTTER CUP COCKTAIL


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The
BOURBON
PEANUT BUTTER CUP
COCKTAIL
for
National Peanut Butter Cup Day

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20180804

CHOCOLATE CHIP MARTINI Cocktail Recipe


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Because I could.
 
The
CHOCOLATE CHIP
MARTINI


INGREDIENTS

2 Oz. Dark Creme de Cacao
1 Oz. Chocolate Vodka*
1 Oz. Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
Pinch of Smoked Salt

Garnish: Cocoa Powder and Sugar Rim, Chocolate Chips

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Martini Cocktail

DIRECTIONS

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice then add the ingredients and shake until well chilled.
Strain into your chilled glass then place a few chocolate chips on the rim and serve.

How to make your own Chocolate Vodka.

National Chocolate Chip Day is August 4th.

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20180801

COLORADO BULLDOG COCKTAIL



On August 1st, 1876 Colorado was admitted into the Union as the 38th state. Known as the Centennial State, it was named after the Colorado River (Rio Colorado) and has the highest median elevation in the United States.

It also has its own cocktail, the Colorado Bulldog, which is a variation of a White Russian. How it got the Bulldog attached is up for debate, but I did notice there are a large number of sports teams in Colorado named Bulldogs.


The
COLORADO BULLDOG
COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS
2 Oz. Vodka
2 Oz. Kahlua
2 Oz. Cream
2 Oz. Cola

DIRECTIONS
Combine the vodka, Kahlua, and cream in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes, top off with cola.

Fun Colorado Facts

Colorado Day is August 1st.

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20180713

POMSICLES - FROZEN BOOZY POMEGRANATE ICE POP COCKTAILS


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Once upon a time, on a very, very hot summer day I wanted a cocktail so cold that I joked I needed a Cocktail Popsicle. I liked that idea so much I made myself some Pomsicles. It was pretty easy since I had a huge bottle of Pom Wonderful in the fridge as well as Pama Pomegranate Liqueur and Pomegranate Vodka.
 
I took the opportunity to dip a few in chocolate "magic shell", an ice cream coating that solidifies when it hits something very cold, like ice cream or popsicles. I love chocolate and fresh fruit together, I wasn't going to miss that opportunity.

POMSICLES
Frozen Pomegranate Ice Pop Cocktails


INGREDIENTS
For 1 ice pop - (For 6 standard 4 ounce ice pops)
2 Tbsp. (6 Oz.) Pomegranate Vodka
1 Tsp. (1 Oz.) Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
5 Oz. (30 Oz.) Pom Pomegranate Juice
1/2 Oz. (3 Oz.) Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. (6 Tbsp.) Pomegranate Arils (Seeds)

OPTIONAL GARNISH:  Magic Shell Chocolate Coating

TOOLS:  Pitcher with a spout

DIRECTIONS
Mix all the ingredients together in a large pitcher.
Pour mixture into the molds, leaving a little room at the top for expansion as the liquid freezes.
Wipe off any spills or drips so they won't cause the ice pop to stick in the molds.
Pop in the freezer overnight. (If you are using molds that require adding wooden popsicle sticks, freeze the pops until partially frozen - about three or four hours - then slide the stick gently into the center of the pop. If the stick stands on it's own you can then continue to freezing the pops overnight.
To remove the pops from the molds simply dip them in a bowl of warm water or just let them sit out for a few minutes before removing the ice pop from the mold.

Just before eating or serving, if you like the chocolate coating idea, pour some of your Magic Shell into a glass then dip in the tops of your Pomsicles.

STORAGE TIP
I like to remove my Boozesicles™ from the molds, pop them in individual plastic baggies and refreeze for an hour before serving. They seem to solidify a bit better and they can be kept in the baggies for several weeks as well.
 
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20180707

Best CHOCOLATE MARTINI of them all!



This is it, the MAC DADDY of designer martinis,
THE CHOCOLATE MARTINI.
There are many variations on this classic and you can find most of them in my Chocolate Cocktails page, but this is the very first Chocolate Martini I ever had and it's still in my top ten favorites because there is something so soothing about chocolate. We women have known this forever and finally the world has come around to our way of thinking. You no longer have to feel guilty about your chocolate obsession. Just be prudent, this is a powerhouse of a cocktail and it tastes so good it's very easy to overindulge.
 
CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOU!
There are over 300 chemicals contained in chocolate, someday someone had to find some that were good for us and they did. One study has shown that the smell of chocolate might relax you by increasing theta waves in your brain. Chocolate contains small amounts of a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) which is a mood elevator, but we knew that already, didn't we?
 
According to the Mayo Clinic studies, the stearic acid in chocolate is a neutral fat that does not increase bad cholesterol. The cocoa butter in chocolate has oleic acid which is a mono-unsaturated fat - the same type of fat found in olive oil which might actually raise good cholesterol. Chocolate also contains proteins, rivoflavin, calcium and iron.
 
What more can you ask from a cocktail?


 
The
Best
CHOCOLATE MARTINI
Recipe Around

INGREDIENTS

3 Oz. Chocolate Vodka
1 Oz. White Creme de Cacao
Splash of Kahlua
Optional:  For a creamy, less aggressive cocktail add 1 Oz. Half & Half

Garnish: Chocolate Sprinkles Rim

DIRECTIONS
Dip your glass rim in some of the Kahlua and then into the chocolate sprinkles.
Chill the glass in the freezer to cool.
Pour the vodka, white Creme de Cacao, Kahlua and the half & half (if you opt for a creamier martini) into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles." - Anonymous


NOW there's five basic food groups - just add Chocolate Martinis.

 
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20180706

MAI TAI COCKTAIL RECIPE ART, POSTERS, HOME DECOR & GIFTS


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MAI TAI COCKTAIL RECIPE ART

A full color illustration of the famous double rum Tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai. The drawing shows a rocks (old fashioned) glass filled with ice and each ingredient portioned out according to the cocktail recipe ratios. The cocktail rendering includes garnishes of a Maraschino cherry, an orange slice and a pineapple wedge.

The drinks name Mai Tai, curves across the top, the recipe ingredients are alongside the cocktail glass. The background is a graduated deep rust to lime green with white polka dots.

Primary colors: deep red, rust, peach, orange, cream, chartreuse, lime green.

Perfect for happy hour entertaining, cocktail parties and events, bar decor and family entertainment rooms as well as birthday, bachelorette and bachelor parties.

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