Friday, March 16, 2012

COOKING: Fun & Simple Cocktail Recipes

OK, so this isn’t technically cooking but it’s holiday appropriate and it takes place in the kitchen. Good? Good. 

On St. Patrick’s Day many people like to gather in crowds at local bars to drink green beers while wearing “humorous” leprechaun hats or some other kind of festive green regalia. Because of my general distaste for bars, beer and other people, I’m not one of those merrymakers, though I do enjoy a good holiday themed accessory (especially a sequined bow tie). I’m more likely to celebrate by wearing green, rocking my leprechaun socks and actively avoiding public spaces filled with drunkies. 

I’m still fun (I promise!) so for me it’s all about mixing fun cocktails at home with one or more friends (anything more than yourself counts as being social) so in honor of a holiday which encourages the use of my favorite color, I offer you these simple and fun cocktail recipes. 
These classic and modern 'tails are easy to make, require only a few ingredients and are TASTY, which is the only way I do it.



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 Creamy Cake Cocktail
2 oz. Cake flavored vodka
2 oz. Cream soda
Mix in a glass filled with ice and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream & a cherry.






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Amaretto Sour
2 oz. Amaretto
4 oz. Sour mix
Shake in a cocktail shaker & strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with 2 cherries. (I like to pour a little cherry juice in too)








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Basil Lemonade
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. Lemonade
2 Basil leaves, roughly chopped
Shake in a cocktail shaker & strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an additional basil leaf.







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Cherry Vodka Fizz
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Orange juice
2 oz. Sprite
Splash of lime juice
Cherries
Shake in a cocktail shaker & strain into a glass filled with ice.







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Shamrock Shake (non-alcoholic) 
I also found this way to make the McDonald's shake at home! 

2 C Vanilla ice cream / soy ice cream
1 1/4 C Milk / soy milk
1/4 tsp Mint extract
8 Drops green food coloring
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.




Do you have any favorite cocktail recipes?


xoxo, 
Michelle 


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