Posts Tagged ‘Cocktail Recipe’
Cheers to the start of spring! It’s officially the first day of spring and the long-awaited days of hanging out on the patio and soaking up the sun can finally begin! And I’ve got a cocktail recipe that’s a perfect way to toast and welcome the change of seasons.
Bring out the cocktail glasses and serve a delicious Limoncello-Cake Martini that has a velvety lemon-flavored texture. Inspired by my love for limoncello cake, I simply took 3 ingredients and shake, shake, shake! Check out the recipe below and enjoy!
- 1 part, Limoncello
- 1 part, Cake Vodka
- 2 parts, Half and Half
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 Vanilla Nilla Wafers, crushed and honey, used to rim the glasses with
- Ice cubes
- Crush your Nilla wafers by placing them in a sandwich bag. Seal it and with a rolling pin, roll forwards and backwards until you made crumbs.
- Dip the rim of your glass with honey then dip the rim in the crushed cookie crumbs.
- Fill martini shaker with ice.
- Add Limoncello, Cake Vodka and Half and Half
- Shake. Pour. Garnish with lemon zest.
- Serve & Enjoy
Recipe + Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
With Valentine’s day just around the corner, stores are already stocked with festive decor and chocolate galore! Yesterday, I stopped at Target and I couldn’t resist picking up Lindt Lindor limited edition Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles! If you follow me on instagram, you may have caught my story where I shared my chocolate-filled bowl that I house on top of our bar cabinet. My newest addition of Lindt’s just-introduced flavors are ‘Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffles’ and ‘Red Velvet White Chocolate’ .
Inspired by these richly gourmet chocolate flavors, I decided to pair them with a decadent chocolate martini that is just as smooth and creamy as the truffles. After all, isn’t Valentine’s day a great excuse to indulge in chocolate and more chocolate?!
With 4 ingredients (heavy whipping cream, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka), this martini is easy to make, it’s smooth, creamy with a hint of sweetness. It’s a delicious way to toast Valentine’s day with the one you love or to toast your besties at a Galentine’s day party! I used festive tissue tassel cake picks that I picked up from JoAnn fabrics to hold fresh raspberries and a Lindt chocolate truffle. It was easy to feed the cake pick through the chocolate, since each truffle has a circular indentation – just insert slow and steady.
My round brass enamel tray in pink and gold is a pretty way to serve these Chocolate Raspberry Valentine’s Martinis to your favorite girl pals!
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s day this year? Do you prefer to stay at home and prepare a dinner for two, host a Galentine’s soiree, or head out on the town for a romantic dinner? Let me know in the comments section below!
- 2 ounces, Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 ounces, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 ounce, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 ounce, Vanilla Vodka
- Chocolate syrup to rim glasses (honey or agave to have the chocolate syrup adhere to the rim)
- Raspberries and chocolate truffles on a party pic to serve alongside
- With a plate or shallow bowl, pour honey or agave (your preference). On another plate or shallow bowl, pour some chocolate syrup. Next, you will want to evenly dip the rim of your glass with the honey first, then dip the rim in the chocolate syrup, until evenly covered.
- Add ice to a shaker, pour all ingredients and shake. Strain into a martini glass.
- Serve cold and enjoy!
-Photos + Recipe by Rose Angel Lopez
An adult Halloween party just isn’t complete without a signature cocktail. In the spirit of halloween, we created a libation fueled with mulled blackberries and blueberries for a delicious halloween cocktail! Find the recipe at the end of this post.
To evoke a halloween holiday vibe, craft a batch of this wicked cocktail, I named ‘Violet Haze’. Pour the chilled cocktail in a traditional, yet sophisticated black glassware. Add to the ambiance and set your pre-made cocktails on an old silver tray and attach your hand designed label so when your guests arrive, they can self-serve.
Speaking of ambiance, did you catch my Halloween tablescape inspiration from last week’s post?
Enchanting Hallows’ Eve magic is ready for any moonlit masquerade or bewitching bash.
Cheers and have a Happy Halloween!
-Photos + Recipe by Rose Angel Lopez
- 4 fresh Blackberries, plus more for garnishing
- 6 fresh Blueberries
- 2 oz. Chambord
- 1 oz. Blueberry Stoli Vodka
- ½ oz. Grand Marnier
- Ginger Ale
- Ice Cubes
- Fill a drink shaker with muddled blackberries and blueberries. Then fill with ice cubes; add next 4 ingredients. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass. Top off with a splash of Ginger Ale, gently stir. Garnish with blackberries, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
Whether you’re enjoying your evenings by the fire pit or building the first fire of the fall season, savor the cozy moment with this S’mores Cordial cocktail recipe!
This weekend was the first time we uncovered our new fire pit. Now mind you, we had our fire pit for a year now but never had the chance to use it. Starting this weekend, we are expected to feel much cooler temps and a nice way to cozy up by the fire is with a warm S’mores cordial! If you love S’mores, I’ll bet you may just enjoy this cordial that has all the ingredients that makes for a tasty drink.
I adapted this recipe from Mrs Lilien’s Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook. The recipe calls for bourbon but I substituted it with Rum Chata instead and for a bit of sweetness, I added sweetened condensed milk. We loved the warm and creamy flavor of this cocktail! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 Cups of Whole Milk
- 2 TBSP of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Hershey's Bar, break out 3 individual squares
- 4 ounces of Rum Chata
- 2 medium-sized Marshmallows (use jumbo size if you will be using a large cup or mug)
- 3 Graham Crackers, crushed
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the chocolate pieces to a simmer and stir until the chocolate is melted.
- Carefully dip the rims of your cup/mug into the hot chocolate mixture and then onto the Graham Cracker Crumbs.
- Torch the tops of the marshmallows. If you don't own a torch - turn your oven to broil. Place a piece of Parchment Paper on a baking sheet then place your marshmallows on top and place baking sheet on the top rack. Depending on your oven, it should only take 1-2 minutes to brown.
- Pour 1 cup of hot chocolate into each cup and add 2 ounces of Rum Chata in each cup and stir.
- Top each cup with a marshmallow and serve warm.
-Pictures by Rose Angel Lopez
I’m a sucker for picking out bottles with pretty labels…from candles and wine bottles to champagne and liqueur bottles. Baileys knocked it out of the park with the branding for their recently launched Almande Almondmilk Liqueur that is not only dairy free but gluten free too. Have you tried it yet?
For your convenience, Baileys added three recipes on the back of each liqueur bottle for you to try. I decided to mix two of their recipes that included coconut water and blended for that frappé taste. The blended combination of nutty, vanilla and coconut flavors, tasted deliciously light and refreshing! This liqueur is perfect for adding to certain cocktails… I’ll be testing out different recipes for the holidays this year!
Grab a bottle and make hosting a breeze with this simple cocktail recipe for your next girls night-in or weekend brunch!
3 oz. Baileys Almande
3 oz. Coconut Water (I used Goya brand)
1/2 cup of Ice
Blend and Serve
Double up on ingredients to make 2 servings
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez / *This is NOT a sponsored post.