boozy strawberry lemonade

Is it just me or does summer feel like it’s coming to an end already? It’s a beautiful day here today, but that fall crispness is already in the air when the wind blows. I’m ready for it though, I love fall…just as long as winter doesn’t rush in too quickly behind it.

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

boozy strawberry lemonade

  • Servings: individual
  • Difficulty: easy
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boozy strawberry lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. (heaping) Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Mix (powdered)
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. strawberry schnapps
  • lemon
  • water and ice

Directions:

  1. Cut the lemon in half and reserve one half for your second drink, or a friends drink :) Take the remaining half lemon and slice off one lemon wheel for garnish. Juice the remaining half of your lemon into a tall glass.
  2. In the same glass add 1 heaping tbsp. of Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Mix, 1 oz. vodka and 1 oz. strawberry schnapps. Stir until as much of the powder as possible is dissolved.
  3. Fill glass 1/2 way with ice and top with water. Stir until powder is completely dissolved.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and enjoy!

 

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blue & dew

Blue & Dew a.k.a. Rev‘s subtle little sister. It’s got the kick of caffeine from the Mountain Dew, but not quite the double punch of the Rev which also contains guarana to get you going. When you’re making this cocktail be sure to put the full amount of UV Blue or you don’t get the right flavour. And let’s not forget to mention the awesome colour…I wonder if it glows under a blacklight?

blue & dew

  • Servings: single
  • Difficulty: easy
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Blue & Dew - UV Blue and Mountain Dew

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz UV Blue
  • 1 can Mountain Dew

Directions:

  1. Add 3 oz of UV Blue (no less!) to a highball glass and top with mountain do
  2. Stir and Enjoy!!

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prosecco sangria

Eek! I better get this recipe out before Sangria Sunday is over! This Summer of Sangria/Sangria Sundays thing is quickly becoming my favourite tradition. And I have to say I’m pretty happy with my photography work this week :)

prosecco sangria

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Prosecco Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Prosecco
  • 1 cup of sparkling grape juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 8 mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Place mint leaves in a pitcher and press leaves slightly to release flavour
  2. Add sliced strawberries, sparkling grape juice, and orange liqueur
  3. Place in the fridge for one hour
  4. Serve by filling a white wine glass halfway with ice then fill half way with sangria mixture being sure to get mint leaves and strawberries in each glass and top with prosecco. Stir gently.
  5. Enjoy!
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dirty shirley temple

As a kid I LOVED Shirley Temples. They are very nostalgic for me, they were a special treat when I’d get to go out for dinner with my Dad to The Cat’s Caboose (super cool restaurant inside a train!). So, when I saw this recipe on Pinterest (for which the link no longer works) I had to try it. I made them on my Mom’s actual birthdate and served them in my late Grandma’s vintage glasses; we had Dirty Shirleys in Shirely’s glasses :)

dirty shirley temple

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  • Difficulty: easy
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Dirty Shirley Temple - cherry vodka, lemon-lime soda, maraschino cherries, grenadine

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz cherry vodka
  • lemon-lime soda
  • grenadine
  • maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. In a highball add cherry vodka and a splash of grenadine
  2. Add lemon-lime soda and stir gently
  3. Top with 2 Maraschino cherries
  4. Enjoy!

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IRS blues martini

Happy National Martini Day!

“…Although the exact origin of the martini is unknown, this iconic drink has earned a permanent place in the pantheon of classic cocktails. The first printed recipe for a “Martinez” cocktail appeared in a bartending manual published in San Francisco in 1887. However, historians disagree over whether the beverage actually originated on the West Coast. In 1911, a New York City bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia began serving a cocktail made with gin, vermouth, orange bitters, and an olive garnish. The martini gained widespread popularity among Manhattan socialites, and has been associated with New York ever since. Today, 50% of all cocktails are served in a martini glass. Some of the most famous (historical and fictional) martini lovers include: John D. Rockefeller, Humphrey Bogart, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, and James Bond.” – www.punchbowl.com

Martinis have always felt like a winter drink to me (so expect plenty of recipes come late fall/early winter), but none the less today is National Martini Day so in honour of that here is the a martini I had a few weeks ago at my Mom’s house. We got to be the ‘guniea pigs’ for her ‘girls martini weekend’ recipes. This one was my fave!

IRS Blues martini

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  • Difficulty: easy
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IRS Blues Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz lemon vodka
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • ice
  • lemon wedge

Directions:

  1. Combine vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade in ice filled cocktail shaker
  2. Shake then strain into chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge
  4. Enjoy!

hardcore candy bar

If you’re a lover of chocolate liqueur or Frangellico than this is the drink for you! If you’re not, than you’re going to want to just skip right on past this recipe! LOL! I really had no idea what to do with candy bar flavoured alcohol so I went right to the the UV website for this one. It has 4 kinds of alcohol in it and only calls for a splash of cola (as you can see I added a little more), so it definitely lives up to its name of being “hardcore”…try it if you dare!

hardcore candy bar

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Hardcore Candy Bar: UV Candy Bar, Vodka, Amaretto, Triple Sec, Cola

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz UV Candy Bar
  • 1 oz UV 103 Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • cola

Directions:

  1. Fill glass 1/2 full with ice
  2. Add all the alcohol
  3. Top with cola
  4. Stir and serve
  5. Enjoy!
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what to make, what to make?

I picked up these little guys on sale at the liquor store. Now to come up with a plan for them! (As you can see I already cracked the UV Candy Bar…recipe coming soon!)

UV Flavored Vodka