From October until New Year’s Day, the holidays seem to rush along in one giant blur of events, shopping, and things we do just because we’re expected to. One constant throughout the holidays is the ever-delicious pumpkin pie. Noticing that the holidays are just about here, I thought it would be fitting to share my own Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe.
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The 4th of July is the apex for summer parties here in the States. Barbecues, beergaritas, fireworks; and of course, the red, white and blue. Since tomorrow is Independence Day, and we’ve been doing so well with layered shots recently, we felt it was a good time to break out the Red White and Blue Shot. This pousse-cafe style shooter is the most common red, white, and blue drink that I know of, so let’s go over how to make it.
One of my most vivid Christmas memories was receiving a 2 pound Candy cane for a stocking stuffer. In remembrance of nostalgia such as this, I’m pleased to bring you the Peppermint Stick recipe. For this shooter, we combined cream, crème de cacao, and peppermint schnapps to make a smooth and mellow peppermint cocktail. Read on and start making some holiday memories of your own.
I might have never known how great this version of the Easter Egg Cocktail is if my friend Michelle hadn’t said, “Let’s go to the Townhouse Lounge”. An underappreciated, dark, loud, hipster bar in the heart of Midtown Sacramento, ToHo is also where Bartender Brian works. Michelle and I got far beyond wasted that afternoon, but one of the drinks that Brian made for us that day stuck out in my mind as one of the best drinks I’ve ever tasted. Although his version wasn’t this version, or even the popular version of this drink, I remember wondering what he was making with cream of coconut and blue curacao. Later, I would find out that this delectable drink was a variation of the Easter Egg Cocktail. I knew I had to find the recipe that was somewhat close to that shot, but it took time to find this particular recipe.
When we think about the modern Easter holiday, most of us envision Easter egg hunts and pastel colors. Some of us picture a huge scary anthropomorphic rabbit like something out of Donnie Darko, but that’s another story. The Easter Bunny drink is for people who enjoy munching down on a chocolate bunny, only this time, it’s coming in a cocktail glass.
It’s getting deep into the holiday season; what do you serve your guests? I would suggest a drink that reminds people of Christmas and leaves them satisfied (and hammered). Without further ado, we are proud to give you our Candy Cane Cocktail recipe.
Christmas is near, and many people are thinking about making peppermint mixed drinks for their parties. Inspired by other shot recipes, I decided to combine white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and crème de cacao in a shooter I like to call the Peppermint Kiss. This shot is smooth, reminiscent of Hersheys white chocolate kisses. So bundle up for the winter, and gather your liquor– it’s about to get festive!