Today was the first day of school for my four kids.
Normally, I’d be dancing around the house, blasting music and yet reveling in the kind of silence that only being home alone can provide.
Nope, not today.
Instead of inviting my friends over for a midday cocktail toast, I spent 6 hours at the local medical center bringing my daughter to various appointments. She has some unexplained fluid in her knees that we’ve been trying to figure out the cause of since February.
Anyway, hopefully after today’s tests we’ll get an answer soon.
Enough about that. Let’s Drink!!
I love to try new cocktail recipes. Here are a few different ones that I’ve tried recently and really liked. The Classic Martini is not new. But, it just might be the go to drink after a day like today!
I really liked this Raspberry Lager. Beer goes remarkably well with berries. Who knew?
2 cups raspberries, fresh and chilled
1 1/2 cups Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
8 (12 ounce) bottles dark lager beer, chilled
Fresh raspberries to garnish (optional)
1. Freeze eight 16 oz beer glasses or mugs for at least 2 hours.
2. In a large pitcher combine 2 cups raspberries and the Chambord and muddle with a wooden spoon.
3. Pour beer over raspberry mixture. Stir gently to combine.
4. Serve in the frosted glasses. If desired, thread additional raspberries onto small picks or skewers and place into drinks as a garnish.
Recipe from Better Homes And Gardens Grilling Magazine
1 1/2 oz gin (I’m a Bombay Sapphire girl, myself)
1/2 oz dry vermouth
Jalapeño stuffed olives
1. Pour gin and vermouth into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well, and then strain into a cocktail glass.
2. Garnish with an olive or two or three.
Have you been to the Vodka section in the liquor store recently? Holy Russian Water!
There are so many different flavors of vokda out there. I’ve been meaning to try the Whipped Cream variety forever.
1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour, and drink.
Recipe from Grin And Bake It
Here’s another sweet recipe. Kind of like an Oreo Mudslide. Wowza!
1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz vodka
1 oz heavy cream
1/2 oz of Baileys Irish Cream
1. Crush oreos in a plastic bag.
2. Rim martini glass with Kahlúa and coat with Oreo crumbs.
3. Add Kahlúa, vodka, cream, and Baileys to martini shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour and garnish with dollop of whipped cream and cookie crumbs.
Recipe from Grin And Bake It
I saw this Birthday Cake Martini on Pinterest and immediately added it to my Must Make This Board. Must make this again!
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce champagne (I used a mini bottle since I only needed such a small amount. Photo below.)
Sprinkles or non-pareils to rim glass
2. Combine vodka and cranberry juice in an ice shaker, half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into glass.
3. Top with Champagne. Drop in cherry.
Recipe from Let Me Entertain You
Have one of each of these drinks in one sitting and you might find yourself in this situation.
Nouvelle Vague-Too Drunk To Fuck
Check out Nouvelle Vague on the band’s Website, where upcoming Paris and London shows are listed. You can also buy the music there.
(one for each drink…or maybe at this point we’re seeing in quintipilet)