As the holidays draw nearer, I’m thinking of all the delicious treats that only show up during Christmas. Along with pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies, I’ve been waiting for my favorite, the Gingerbread Cookie. Gingerbread schnapps, Kahlúa, and vanilla vodka provide the flavor on a backdrop of half and half, resulting in a glass of heaven. So grab a cup and warm yourself by the fire, as we break down how to make this gingerbread cocktail.
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It’s Spring time again. Somewhere between the rain of March and the heat of summer. More specifically, we’re between the debauchery of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish whiskey and not quite to the time where fruity drinks with umbrellas are common. Dude, Easter is right around the corner, so I guess it’s as good a time as any to discuss the Carrot Cake Shot. Most home bartenders might have all the needed ingredients lying around already. Hang around after we run through our Carrot Cake Shooter recipe and we’ll tell you how people first came up with the hare-brained idea of carrot cake in the first place.
Halloween is near, and revelers everywhere are looking for appropriate drinks to celebrate with. Recently, I discovered a tasty cinnamon flavored drink called the Flaming Pumpkin Pie. This shooter is simple to make, and perfect to serve to guests during any of the autumn or winter holidays. A typical home bar will already have the four ingredients necessary, so let’s proceed to take a closer look at the Flaming Pumpkin Pie.
Halloween has become a huge holiday. You know how I can tell? The merchandise in the stores appears two months before the holiday occurs. Every good holiday has drinks associated with it, and every good drink has at least two variations. The Ghostbuster Bomb is a far cry from the other version of this drink, but it’s just as good in many ways. Slightly stronger than it’s counterpart with the same name, this drink is a bomb shot with four kinds of liquor, mellowed out by cola.
The Grasshopper is a classic cocktail, known for its minty flavor. The Grasshopper gets its name from its green hue. Originating in New Orleans in the 1950s, the Grasshopper has stood the test of time to become part of the pantheon of iconic cocktails.
The B-52 is a layered shot, relying on specific gravity to keep the layers separated. Usually, the B-52 shot is made with Kahlúa, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier. Don’t listen to Wikipedia; I have never seen a B-52 with Cointreau. although I’m sure someone makes them that way. Read onward, and you should know how to make a B52, as well as all of the variant B52 shots. We’ll also touch on the origin story of this popular shot.
During the holiday season, sticks of peppermint are often given as stocking stuffers. Today we celebrate that tradition with the Peppermint Twist. This peppermint shot also combines the flavors of Kahlúa, and a subtle hint of chocolate to create a unique holiday shooter.