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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Magnificent Mimosas with Ketel One

Mimosas #DIY. I don't need them for holidays. They're a year-round drink.

Magnificent Mimosas with Ketel One

With the holiday season upon us there are plenty of opportunities to include cranberries in our drink recipes. This particular recipe can be used for your next holiday party or brunch or even just served in a rocks glass just for you, just because. We recently used it in the dressing room of my son's wedding. All the moms, bridesmaids and bride gathered together to enjoy the time dressing for the wedding, each of us enjoying a Magnificent Mimosa. Number of servings: 1 1 ounce Ketel One Vodka 2 ounce(s) Orange Juice 2 ounce(s) Cranberry Juice Topped off with your favorite Champagne. Here we used approximately .5 ounces of Asti. How to mix Pour as listed in ingredients over ice for rocks and cocktail glasses. For a champagne flute, pour...Read More
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How to Make a Classic Manhattan at Home

#Howto #video to make classic Manhattan. #cocktail

How to Make a Classic Manhattan at Home

Whether you are looking for an easy way to impress your friends at the holiday party or if need to figure out the perfect cocktail for the whiskey you were gifted, the Crown Royal Manhattan is a great solution. With only three ingredients, it can make any home feel like a speakeasy. Number of Servings (1): 1 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe Whiskey ½ oz. sweet vermouth 3 dashes of bitters Maraschino cherries How to Mix: Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail mixer over ice. Stir and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVTXmGfrmCc&list=UUsRAPgctGS_VRL29MrdTQMQ&index=7 http://www.thebar.com/en/where-to-buy http://www.thebar.com/en/drink-recipe/crown-manhattan Disclosure: I am...Read More
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Chocolate Eggnog

#Chocolate eggnog? Yes, please! #loveit

Chocolate Eggnog

Chocolate Eggnog Makes about 12 5-ounce servings 2 cups milk 2 cups half-and-half 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used black cocoa, but use what you like) 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 6-12 ounces Ketel One vodka (to taste) Combine the milk, half-and-half, cocoa powder, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat to a vigorous simmer, stirring as needed to get the cocoa well-mixed into the milk. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks and sugar together. When the milk is happily simmering, slowly add scoop-fulls (about 1/2 cup each, but you don't need to measure) of the hot liquid into the eggs, whisking the eggs as you add the hot liquid. This keeps the eggs from curdling and keeps them smooth. Continue adding the hot liquid until you've...Read More
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Get Inspired: DIY Paper ball Ornaments

#DIY paper ball. I wouldn't use them for Christmas, but other #craft purposes.

Get Inspired: DIY Paper ball Ornaments

Change up your holiday décor with uniquely made, one-of-a-kind paper ball ornaments! Thanks to How About Orange , it’s easier than ever to build custom directions that accompany your great taste and individuality. Just follow this DIY project step-by-step to make sure that your home is ready for the holidays! What you’ll need: Variety of paper (can be patterned, colored, pictures, cardstock, etc.) Download the PDF templates here: Large ball (10") – print/cut 12 sheets Medium ball (5") – print/cut 2 sheets Small ball (3") – print/cut 1 sheet Directions: The first step is deciding whether or not you want to hang your ornament. If so, you will add a string through the center of the first flower as show above, and adhere it to the paper...Read More
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How to Make a Simple Martini (with Gin or...

Need a quick #howto on making a #martini? Be the #bartender.

How to Make a Simple Martini (with Gin or...

A martini is a nice go-to cocktail when you’re looking for a simple drink to mix up and enjoy. We break down two ways to make your own at home – either stirred or shaken! The Martini (Stirred) Number of Servings (1): 1.25 oz. Ketel One® Vodka 0.25 oz. dry vermouth 1 piece(s) lemon twist(s) How to Mix: Stir with ice in cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. The Martini (Shaken) Number of Servings (1): 1.5 oz. Tanqueray No. Ten® Gin 0.25 oz. dry vermouth 0.5 oz. olive brine How to Mix: In a shaker with ice, add vermouth, Tanqueray No. Ten®, or Ketel One® Vodka. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive brine or lemon peel. http://www.thebar.com/en/drink-recipe......Read More
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stay Warm this Christmas with a Baileys® Hot...

On the fence...

Stay Warm this Christmas with a Baileys® Hot...

Feeling a chill this holiday season? Here’s an idea: grab your softest blankets and cozy up with a Baileys® Hot Co-Co Bay! It’s a delicious twist to the traditional hot chocolate, and who doesn’t love hot chocolate? Spread the warmth to your family and friends by making cocktail recipes cards that they can take home with them. Cheers! Ingredients: 1 oz. of Baileys® Original Irish Cream Liqueur 1 oz. Captain Morgan Parrot Bay® Coconut 1 oz. hot chocolate How to Mix: Add Baileys® Original Irish Cream and Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut and hot chocolate Shake and pour into glass Disclosure: I am working in partnership with thebar.com brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my...Read More
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How to Make a Delicious White Russian at Home

Now this is a #cocktail after my own heart.

How to Make a Delicious White Russian at Home

A White Russian is a great choice for a cocktail treat, especially during the winter months. Made with only a few ingredients, you’ll be able to mix this up in no time. Number of Servings (1): 1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka 0.5 oz. Godiva® Milk Chocolate Liqueur 0.75 oz. cream (milk) 1 sprinkle(s) nutmeg How to Mix: Add cream, Godiva Mocha Liqueur, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a sprinkle nutmeg. http://www.thebar.com/en/drink-recipe... http://www.thebar.com/en/where-to-buy https://www.pinterest.com/thebar/ Disclosure: I am working in partnership with thebar.com brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. Drink...Read More
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Get Inspired: Cinnamon Stick Candles

This is a #crafty #DIY project even I could handle. #shock

Get Inspired: Cinnamon Stick Candles

Looking for a way to spruce up your holiday table for your next dinner party? With the help of Home Stories A to Z , here’s a great DIY project that will keep your guests asking where they can purchase the same candles. What you’ll need: Cinnamon sticks Candles A rubber band Some ribbon/twine Directions: Place your rubber band around your candle and then place your sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, vary the height and whether the line on the cinnamon sticks faced outwards or toward the candle. Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done! Source:...Read More
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Get Inspired: Warm Cocktails and Pairings

Perfect pairings of warm #cocktails.

Get Inspired: Warm Cocktails and Pairings

The cold weather is officially, upon us, so there's no better time to enjoy a warm cocktail and a warm treat! This month, we're whipping up less messy S'more cups, grabbing a glass of Baileys® Irish Coffee and curling up in front of the fire. Enjoy our pick using the recipes below, or show us your favorite warm drink/snack combination! Ingredients: A box of graham crackers ½ cup of powdered sugar ½ (1 stick) cup of unsalted butter (melted) 2 cups of mini marshmallows 3 to 4 breakable milk chocolate bars or 1 cup of milk chocolate chips Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside In a bowl, place graham crackers, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Using your...Read More
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How to Make an Easy Old Fashioned at Home

Interesting recipe, but it might be just a little stout for me.

How to Make an Easy Old Fashioned at Home

Looking for a simple way to add a classic cocktail to your holiday party menu? Look no further. This recipe for the Old Fashioned with Bulleit® Bourbon is a signature and easy recipe that will bring an old favorite to life. Number of Servings (1): 1.5 oz. Bulleit® Bourbon 3 dashes of bitters 0.5 tsp Granulated Sugar Lemon Peel Orange Peel How to Mix: In a rocks glass, muddle sugar and bitters. Add the bourbon and a large ice cube. Give it a quick stir, and twist slices of lemon and orange peels over the drink and drop slices in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiG3PCH1t24&list=UUsRAPgctGS_VRL29MrdTQMQ http://www.thebar.com/en/drink-recipe/bulleit-old-fashioned http://www.thebar.com/en/where-to-buy Disclosure: I am working in...Read More
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