Cupid’s Kiss

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. dark creme de cocoa
1 oz. amaretto
Hot chocolate
Whipped Cream
Hershey’s Kiss

Instructions:
Pour all of the alcohol in a mug and top with hot chocolate. Add whipped cream to the top and garnish with the Hershey’s Kiss

Old Rose Daiquiri

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 Dark rum
1 tsp. sugar
Lime juice
Strawberry syrup
2 Strawberries

Instructions:
Pour all ingredients and ice into a blender and blend till ice is crushed. Serve in a daiquiri or martini glass.

Chocolate Old Fashioned

This is not a girly choco-tini! It’s full on Old Fashioned with a chocolate Cocoa twist.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces Pricahrd’s Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar in an Old-Fashioned glass. Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the bourbon. Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with a sliver of chocolate.

Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey from Prichard’s Distillery

Prichard's Double Chocolate Bourbon WhiskeyAt the end of December a wonderful thing happened, Tennessee based Prichard’s Distillery and Nashville, TN based Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company released their collaboration Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey. At first you may be thinking that this would be a sacrilegious experiment trying to make bourbon into a vodka for girly chocolate martinis, let quickly calm your nerves to know that this is pure heaven. Instead of going for the creamy smooth rich chocolate taste that would ruin a great bourbon, they grasped for more of the cocoa bean essence which blend wonderfully with the bourbon.

The Double Barreled Bourbon normally has a toffee, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit flavor to it that when adding the cocoa bean flavor makes it pop to the perfect sipping whiskey. For around $55, it’s a bit steep but a nice whiskey to add to your collection and have around the house. Next up, I have to see how it tastes in a Manhattan!

Happy drinking!

 

Spicy Harvest

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Ginger liqueur
Muddled watermelon
Ginger beer
Watermelon wedge

Instructions:

Muddle watermelon in a tall glass, pour in bourbon and ginger liqueur and add ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a small watermelon wedge.

Peach Tea

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
4 1/2 oz. unsweetened iced tea
2 1/4 oz. ginger syrup
1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps or peach nectar
Juice of lime wedge
1 fresh peach slice

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mix. Fill a tumbler up with ice and fill with cocktail. Garnish with a peach wedge and enjoy.

Citrus Manhattan

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
3/4 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
1 pinch ground cloves
Dash of bitters

Instructions:

Fill a Boston shaker with ice and add the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Lemon Twist

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Bourbon
Fresh-squeezed Lemonade

Instructions:

Fill a tall glass with ice and add the ingredients. Stir well and garnish with lemon slice.

Snow Cap

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 oz Kahlua Peppermint Mocha
1 oz Vanilla vodka
1 oz hot chocolate

Instructions:

Mix ingredients together in tall glass coffee cup, top with whipped cream.

Cranberry Ginger Margarita

Cocktail Ingredients:

3 oz of cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 oz of tequila
1 1/2 oz of ginger liqueur
juice of half a lime

Instructions:

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice & pour into a salted martini glass. Garnish with chopped cranberries & a sliver of crystalized ginger.