My latest cocktail art is a playful illustration of a bar full of the various cocktail glasses filled with a party full of
drinks in a rainbow of colors in a whimsical and colorful style. Three
Variations of the design give you a multitude different choices, you can have just the glasses or just the "cocktail up" text or a combination of both.
You can have just the saying "Cocktail Up" or just the cocktail glasses or both on a wide variety of products for wardrobe, office, home and gifts! From posters and canvas prints, tees & hoodies, fashionable bags & totes, computer cases & skins, fun home and kitchen products like pillows, coasters, napkins and pitchers (which are perfect for stirring up some of my Martini Recipes!), glasses and cups, all variety of business and personal stationery items and even some playing cards or a dart board!
The panel below shows a preview of all the fun items you can get "Cocktail Up!" on:
Today is Carbonated Caffeinated Beverage Day. To me and most of the soda drinking public this means Coke, Pepsi, RC or some generic cola. For some reason (probably branding), my friends, myself and my family all called every cola a "coke", but I digress.
Back in the "olden days" soda jerks (yes, this is what the dispenser of our goodies was called) got creative with what was originally a medicine and added flavored syrups to our soda fountain "cokes". My favorite of these was the cherry syrup and I thought it might be fun to make a cherry and Coke cocktail. My recipe can't be easier, check it out here:
Once upon a time this syrup and soda combo would have been handed to us from a genuine soda fountain - where the soda met the syrup and bubbly sweetness burst forth in a glass. These days we get it from a bottle or a can or a plastic container but anyway you look at it, you have a carbonated, caffeinated beverage in your hand. Happy Carboated Caffeinated Beverage Day!
Fall is firmly in place, Halloween has come and gone, there's a decided nip in the air and that all means it's time to start planning and drinking Thanksgiving libations. I don't know about you, but when I think about Thanksgiving, I think about the Fall flavors of pumpkin, cranberries, apples and pomegranates.
Seasonal fruits and produce bring with them specific nourishment and nutrients that the human body requires at that time of year. Even though we can often get this produce from other parts of the world at other times of the year, it's the things that grow locally during each season that are the most beneficial for you health wise. This is why I like to create cocktails that incorporate those locally sourced and seasonal products.
Below you will find my recipes that make use of the seasonal flavors. Though not all are necessarily crafted specifically for Thanksgiving, most can be tweaked for Turkey Day events and celebrations by simply adding a holiday garnish or maybe a seasonal spice or two. Many can also be served heated and/or batched to enjoy as punch.
What's more appropriate for National Pickle Day then a Pickle Martini or a Dirty Pickle Martini? After all, they're just a classic Martini made with pickles and pickle juice, instead of olives and olive juice!
Like Mikey says, "Try it, you'll like it." - especially if you're fond of dill pickles.
and so I have gathered together all of my Peanutty Martinis for you to enjoy!
One of the best liqueurs for you peanut butter lovers is Castries Peanut Rum Creme - a rum based, peanut infused alcohol that is the epitome of peanut happy hour enjoyment! This is a somewhat difficult liquor to get. If you cannot find it you may substitute Frangelico, but it's not quite the same thing as Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur. It will, however, do in a pinch!
The reverse applies also - some of these recipes used Frangelico and you can replace that with the Castries for even more peanut-ty flavor!