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Mixed Berry Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz blue raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz white rum
  • Mixed berry juice 
  • Fresca
  • Fresh raspberries

After a delightful canyon drive in the jeep and a small nature hike, we got home and started making dinner and I just whipped this together. It’s really tasty!

I added the liquors and ice first, then filled about 3/4 of the way up the glass with that mixed berry juice. Top it off with Fresca and some fresh raspberries! Enjoy 🙂

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Orange Peach Lemonade


I just threw this together, but it turned out to be quite refreshing! A delightful way to start the evening after work, while Danielle cooks us a delicious meal! 

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz peach schnapps
  • Equal parts orange juice and lemonade 
  • Top off with Fresca

Get a highball glass and fill halfway with ice. Start adding liquids with the vodka and peach schnapps, then add orange juice, lemonade, and the finish with Fresca. 

Enjoy!

Untraditional Long Island Iced Tea

This is not your traditional Long Island Iced Tea, but it’s close! As you know, there is no actual tea in this, but it looks like Tea and some say it tastes like tea as well. It has a lot of alcohol so it’s not a beginners drink by any means. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz gold rum
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 drops angostura bitters
  • 1 splash simple syrup
  • 3 oz limeade
  • 1-2 oz cola
  • Lemon wedge

Prepare a highball glasses with ice. Next mix your ingredients except the cola in a shaker and shake on ice for about 30 seconds. Strain into your prepared glass and add the cola to top it off. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy! 

Patriotic Summer Cooler Cocktail


With Independence Day just a few days away we wanted to have a fun patriotic themed drink. This drink is very simple and tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Lime Rum
  • 1 oz Tropical Punch Liqueur
  • Sprite, fill the glass
  • Raspberries for garnish

You can definitely alter the proportions, I usually eyeball everything, but it’s close to one ounce each of the liquors and liqueurs when I mix drinks. Enjoy and happy Independence Day!

The “Spring Breaker” Cocktail

  

Here’s a fun one!

  • Tropical punch puckers – 1 oz
  • Tropical punch juice – to fill 
  • Tropical punch vodka – 1 oz
  • Blue Curaçao – dash

This drink is pretty tasty and very cool looking too! I added the ingredients in a different order this time with the blue being on top when normally it’s on the bottom. It made for a cool pic! It’s very tropical that’s for sure! 

New Year’s Mimosa

  
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016 everyone 🙂

Today we wanted to start off 2016 with a delightful breakfast of cinnamon swirl pancakes, scotch eggs, and mimosas. We had champagne leftover from our New Year’s toast and orange juice so it was very easy to make mimosas. 

We got these really cool champagne flutes earlier this year just for our New Year’s toast (and other fun occasions) and we made a slight twist to the classic mimosa. 

Ingredients:

  • Champagne 
  • Orange juice
  • Peach schnapps
  • Grenadine 

I first poured about two thirds of the glass full wit champagne and then added the schnapps and orange juice to fill to the top. I added just a splash of grenadine last as it sinks to the bottom and makes for a beautiful looking mimosa!

Cheers to 2016 all!

-Levi

Orange-berry Refresher

  
I got a book called the “Bar Book” from a friend at work a while back and it has a lot of great information about all types of alcohol and the tools and skills needed to make delicious cocktails. One of the drinks in that book is this delightful concoction. It’s called the Pink Fetish, but I like to call it the Orange-berry Refresher. This drink has a simple recipe but a complex taste. To make this drink you will need a shaker, something I don’t often use, but really should.

Ingredients (makes two servings)

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 3 oz peach schnapps
  • 6 oz cranberry juice
  • 6 oz orange juice
  • Lime wedges

Mix all the liquids in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously (for my shaker I had to split the recipe in half). Fill a glass with as much ice as you’d like, I usually like at least half of the glass filled with ice. Once you’re done shaking the liquids, strain it into your glasses. This helps get rid of the foam on top, at least a lot of it. Squeeze a like wedge on top and drop it in. Garnish with another lime wedge if desired and enjoy!

Blue Frost Cocktail

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Hello and happy new year! I’ve been on a hiatus from blogging (Levi here) because for a long while my laptop was broken, like physically cracked and irreparable. I got a new laptop on Black Friday, don’t worry I managed to get out completely unscathed haha. The plan was to blog more after I got my new laptop, but I still didn’t because let’s face it I was lazy. Even now I’m writing this on my phone Haha. However, it’s a new year (I know “new year new me” blah blah) and I truly want to be more active in the blogosphere alongside my dearest friend and co-blogger Danielle, who took this idea and ran with it and has been very successful I must say.

This drink we just something I came up with, as most are, but turned out to be delicious!

Here is how to make it:

Ingredients:
2 oz raspberry rum
1 oz blue curaçao
Sprite

First I always start with 4 cubes from ice from a regular plastic ice cube tray and put them in a highball glass; you’ll see why in a moment. Then I pour the hard liquor over the ice. Next I add the blue curaçao. At this point the ice is floating and covering the majority of the surface of the liquid with a nice flat surface of ice since the cubes have a large flat surface. Now I pour the sprite over the ice slowly as not to disturb the mixture too much whilst aiming to hit the surface of the ice and not the liquids already in the glass. This helps ensure you have a nice ombre affect as seen above.

I hope you enjoy your Blue Frost!

-Levi

Caramel Apple Sangria

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Ah yes…..fall is in the air! And it is time for all things apple and cinnamon!!!!

This sangria is amazing on it’s own or it would be fantastic with an Apple Crisp (recipe soon to come!) We just had this for dessert last night over a rousing dice game! Thanks Alanna 🙂 This recipe makes a pitcher so you can share with a group of friends or family.

750 mL Bottle of Moscato (we used Naked Grape)

3 cups Apple Cider

1 cup Sprite

1/2 cup Caramel Vodka

2 Apples~ Use the sweeter variety. We used some from our strange little tree, we don’t really know what kind they are but I think that Fuji or Pacific Rose would be great.

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1 pear

1 cup of frozen green grapes (use this instead of ice when serving)

Mix everything but the grapes and the soda in a pitcher. Put it in the fridge for at least an hour. Add the soda, pour into glasses and add grapes…..then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!!

I’m not sure, but I have a feeling that this would also be incredible heated up to enjoy during the super frigid winter 🙂

Fruitacular! Fruitacular!

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This drink was a bit of a hodge podge of fruit from a whim; however, it turned out to be delicious! We have made a few drinks from frozen watermelon already, and today when we were shopping we decided to get a pineapple and mix them together. We had to stop by Danielle’s parents’ house and while we were there we got a half of a watermelon and a banana. It was decided to add the banana to the drink as well. At first I thought this was kind of crazy, but was up for the challenge!

The drink is made of the following:

Liquor:
Pineapple rum
Coconut rum
99 Bananas

Fruit:
Frozen watermelon chunks
Fresh pineapple
1 banana

Other:
Ice

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All ingredients are mixed in a blender at your desired portions and blended to a smooth consistency. We garnished with a fresh watermelon slice, pineapple slice, and maraschino cherries. Enjoy! We sure did!