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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throwback thursday – vodka tasting

This pic is from our vodka tasting at the cottage last year. This was a painful experience and something I swore I would never do again, and I like vodka! We are up at the cottage for the next 2 weeks and somehow I’ve been talked into participating in a gin tasting next week. I can hardly wait *note sarcasm here*. Maybe this experience will give me a greater appreciation for gin…or not.

To be continued…

Vodka Tasting

Vodka Tasting at the Cottage 2013

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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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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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

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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

classic cocktails: seabreeze

Having originated in the 1920’s I’m pretty sure the Seabreeze is the “original girly drink”. It has morphed a over the years from it’s conception during the day of prohibition as gin and grenadine cocktail to the recipe we are familiar with now. I love that this cocktail is more sour than sweet, but I still found that if you’re planning on having more than 2 you may want to cut the tartness with a little club soda or lemon-lime soda. Cheers!

classic cocktails: seabreeze

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  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part grapefruit juice
  • vodka
  • lime slice
  • ice
  • club soda or lemon-lime soda (optional)

Directions:

  1. Fill highball (or other tall glass) 3/4 full with ice
  2. Pour in vodka
  3. Add grapefruit juice
  4. add cranberry juice
  5. garnish with lime
  6. (Optional) The classic version of the Seabreeze does not call for it, but if you plan on having more than 1 or 2 of these you may want to cut the tartness with a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda

classic caesar

Is it Caesar O’Clock yet? Having been invented in Canada it’s no wonder that the Caesar is our country’s #1 cocktail. My rule of thumb for the classic Caesar recipe is 1,2,3,4: 1 oz vodka, 2 dashes hot sauce, 3 dashes worcestershire sauce, and 4 oz Mott’s Clamato juice. For the jumbo Mason jar version below triple each ingredient. Also, in my opinion, celery salt DOES NOT substitute for Mott’s Clamato Rimmer! Just sayin’.

classic caesar

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 dashes hot sauce (I prefer Frank’s)
  • 3 dashes worcestershire sauce
  • 4 oz Mott’s clamato
  • Mott’s Clamato rimmer (or celery salt if you’re really desperate)
  • celery stick

Directions:

  1. Rim a glass with lime juice and Mott’s Clamato Rimmer
  2. Fill glass with ice
  3. Add all the ingredients and mix
  4. Garnish with celery stick and a sprinkle of the Rimmer on top
  5. Enjoy!