These Strawberry Shortcake Martinis are refreshing and sweet just like the dessert! Fresh strawberry puree, Whipped Cream Vodka, and a dollop of whipped cream create this beautiful cocktail that is perfect for summer entertainment. This is how you do a dessert martini in the summer! Just beware……
A bucket of Whiskey Sour Slushes is perfect for serving at your next BBQ or party. Its a simple mixture of orange and lemon concentrate, brewed tea, sugar, and whiskey that gets tossed into the freezer overnight. These were a huge hit at my house for Father’s Day…the bucket was gone in minutes!
I’m not exaggerating when I say the bucket was gone in minutes! I literally had to hide one in the refrigerator for safe-keeping. I was seriously, worried that they were all going to be gone before my Dad even arrived. That will teach him to be on time…LOL! I won’t finger point as to who drank most of the bucket, but I will say that you would think it was another Mother’s Day celebration! There were initial mentions of disappointment that my Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Mimosas weren’t available.
“Oh, these are reaaaally good”
“Its not my fault, someone keeps stealing my drink every time I get up.”
“Let me just have one more, there’s plenty here.”
The takeaway from this, DOUBLE the batch and hide the other bucket for yourself! These will really quench your thirst on a hot summer day, but beware of the sneaky effects of sweet cocktails with plenty of whiskey. This drink is perfect for even the non-whiskey drinker. The sweetness of the lemon and orange concentrate practically cancels out any hint of an aftertaste. However, the leveling effects of the brewed tea and minimal amount of added sugar make this recipe pure Whiskey Sour perfection!
Be sure to check out my Saturated Saturday Page for these other great cocktail ideas to stay COOL in the summer!
- 2 C. Whiskey
- 1 Can Lemonade Concentrate; thawed
- 1 Can of Orange Juice Concentrate; thawed
- 2 C. Brewed Tea 2 C. of water heated to boiling with 2 tea bags
- 1/2 C. Sugar
- 6 C. Water
- Orange Slices
Place all ingredients in a large Tupperware container or freezer bucket and stir until combined.
Freeze for 8 hours before serving.
Serve immediately with fresh orange slices and cherries.
This Samoa Cookie Martini is the perfect solution to your Girl Scout cookie cravings year-round. It has all the essential ingredients to create creamy chocolatey goodness with hints of coconut and caramel. Roasted coconut gets added to the glass’ rim for the perfect added cookie flavor. No need to wait for the next cookie delivery with this recipe!
Yay guys…it’s Girl Scout Cookie season! I am always more than happy to order a few (or 10) boxes of Girl Scout cookies from my friend’s daughter every year. Hey…it goes towards a good cause, right? It is always complete torture waiting for what seems like months and months to get those boxes once they are ordered! My goal was to recreate my favorite Girl Scout cookie, the Samoa, in drink form so I didn’t have to wait another day! You just can’t go wrong drinking your favorite cookie after all!
I only had a slight mishap with the development of this recipe. I put the coconut on a baking sheet to toast in the oven, put it on broil, and got slightly distracted with the kids. Oh if I could count the times I have burnt or ruined something due to total mayhem in the kitchen. Anyhow, the coconut literally caught on fire and left the house in a horrible smokey state. Ha…nothing like having to open the windows when it is 20 degrees outside. I have learned my lesson…coconut is extremely flammable and only needs to be toasted for a hot minute!
Are you in a martini kind of mood like me today? Check out some of these other great options on our Saturated Saturday Page!
- 2 shots 3 oz. Caramel Vodka
- 1 shot 1.5 oz Creme De Cocoa Dark
- 2 Tbsp. Cream of Coconut
- 2 shots 3 oz. Half and Half or 2% Milk
- 1 C. Ice
- 1 C. Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Sauce
- Note: You may substitute regular vodka with 3 Tbsp. Caramel sundae sauce in place of Caramel Vodka.
Place coconut flakes spread out on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Broil for around 1 Minute until coconut flakes begin to lightly brown.
Dip rim of the martini glass in caramel sauce until thoroughly coated.
Dip rim into coconut flakes.
Add Ice, Caramel Vodka, Creme De Cocoa, Creme of Coconut and Milk to Martini Shaker.
Shake thoroughly until combined and cold.
Strain into prepared martini glass.
Garnish top with swirls of chocolate syrup.
This Eggnog Maple Martini is the perfect holiday cocktail! The Eggnog is made with the addition of pure maple syrup for an added touch of sweetness. Just add a bit of Rum Chata and Vanilla Vodka for a dreamy, creamy, martini delight! Top off your martini rim with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar and you will never want plain eggnog again!
I seriously can’t believe that it is Christmas next month and Thanksgiving is in less than 2 weeks. This may have something to do with the fact that we are still having weather in the 60’s here in the St. Louis area. I am definitely not complaining here…I will take it! It is quite the conundrum trying to figure out what the heck to wear everyday. You never know when the cold weather is going to creep up on you. Did I mention that I am also a little bit obsessed with fashion? I would seriously love to start a fashion blog someday, but for now I have my hands full with the social work job, food blog and 2 little kiddos.
Speaking of kiddos, we had another lovely incident last night. I was busy in the kitchen whipping up my favorite baked salmon with pesto and mushroom risotto, when I realized is was way too quiet. My husband peered in the living room and found 2 mini chefs hard at work. They were pouring honey everywhere…well I guess some of it did make it into a pot they stole from the kitchen! My one year old looked like she had the hairdo from “There’s Something About Mary”. My 4 year old must be having cooking withdrawals. I can’t wait to make Christmas cookies with her this year.
Are you still planning your Thanksgiving Day menus? I have a couple of desserts that will knock your guests’ socks off….Pumpkin Amaretto Crème Brulee and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Poke Cake! Mama Mia…these are SO good! I am also going to attempt to take some pictures (pending kiddo cooperation) of my Cranberry Bread Pudding with Orange Bourbon Sauce for next week’s post. May I also suggest pairing one of these dreamy desserts with a nice warm, Spiked Pumpkin Latte? 🙂
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/3 C. White Sugar
- 2 C. Whole Milk
- 1/4 C. Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Rum Chata
- Vanilla Vodka
- Brown Sugar/Cinnamon for Garnishment
To Make the Eggnog:
In a large mixing bowl; whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
In a small saucepan; add whole milk, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Stir continuously on medium/high heat until mixture begins to boil.
Remove from heat and slowly pour into the egg mixture; whisk together.
Return mixture to saucepan on medium heat; continue stirring continuously for around 5 minutes.
Strain mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours.
To Make the Martini:
Prepare martini glasses by dipping the rim in maple syrup and then a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Add around 1 C. ice to a cocktail shaker.
Add 2 parts Eggnog, 1 part Vanilla Vodka, 1 part Rum Chata.
Shake vigorously for 1 minute.
Pour into prepared martini glasses.
Lightly sprinkle top with cinnamon.