Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Corn Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

Man, this is a pretty dope cocktail. I would take a few sips of it but I would definitely let a girl have it. Seems like a great dessert for not just Halloween but for the holidays in general. Keziah also looks really sexy as Tinkerbell. Peep this recipe:

1oz (30ml) Pineapple Vodka
1/2oz (15ml) Pineapple Juice
Orange Sherbet
1oz (30ml) Milk
1/2oz (15ml) Simple Syrup

Halloween Cocktail: The Heart's Blood

This is a very thorough cocktail. A lot of different ingredients for a unique flavor.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Perfect Puree El Corazon
2 oz. Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz. Cherry Liqueur
1 oz. Jagermeister
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Top 5 Halloween Cocktails for your party!

Sup, everyone! First off, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you have a glorious day! We're going to be a bit festive today and relay into some great halloween cocktails! Some of these you have seen in the past and others are a bit new. Check it out:


Zombie Cocktail

Recipe
2oz Dark Rum
2oz White Rum
1/2oz Grenadine
1oz Pineapple Juice
1oz Orange Juice
1/2oz Bacardi 151




The Graveyard Cocktail

1oz Vodka
1oz Rum
1oz Gin
1oz Tequila
1oz Triple Sec
1oz Whiskey
1oz Scotch
Beer
Stout





Walking Dead Cocktail

Recipe
2oz Vodka
2oz Jim Beam Bourbon
2oz Scotch
2oz Wild Turkey Bourbon
2oz Irish Cream
2oz Melon Liqueur
2oz Absinthe
2oz Jagermeister
2oz Lager Beer



Ghostbuster Shot

Recipe
1 oz Melon Liqueur
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Drops of Bailey Irish Cream



Vampire Elixir

Recipe
1 1/2oz (44ml) Cherry Vodka (Raspberry works better)
3/4oz (22ml) White Chocolate Liqueur
1oz (30ml) Half & Half Cream
Corn Syrup
Red Food Coloring

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Cocktail: DramBOOie via Common Man Cocktails

This looks awesome and potent! Peep it!

Recipe
2 1/2 oz. Coole Swan Irish Cream
1 1/2 oz. Drambuie
1/2 oz. Barenjager
Dash of Ground Cinnamon

Spooky Screwdriver via Tipsy Bartender

This looks pretty creepy with the Black Vodka, but definitely worth trying.

Recipe
Orange Juice
Black Vodka layered on top

Ghostbuster Drink Recipes via TheFNDC

I posted the Slimer looking recipe sometime last week, but this time I have another cool recipe to post from FNDC that's also a Ghostbuster drink.

Recipe #1
Midori
Peach schnapps
Irish cream

Recipe #2
Kahlua
Baileys
Amaretto
Coca-cola
Crown Royal

The second one will obviously creep up on you. I think the 2nd one should honestly be called Ghost buzz. LOL.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Biter cocktail via the Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Very interesting and a bet it tastes a little bitter, too. Hmm.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz Chartreuse
1/4 oz simple syrup
dash Absinthe

Halloween Cocktail: The Vampire Bite via Common Man Cocktails

Another cool Vampire based cocktail!

Recipe
2 oz. Purple Grape Juice
1/2 oz. Chambord
1 oz. White Rum
Top with Cranberry Juice

The Vampire Elixir via Tipsy Bartender

This is a really sleek looking cocktail. Check it out!

Recipe
1 1/2oz (44ml) Cherry Vodka (Raspberry works better)
3/4oz (22ml) White Chocolate Liqueur
1oz (30ml) Half & Half Cream
Corn Syrup
Red Food Coloring


Vampire Cocktail via TipsyBartender

Ah yes, the beautiful trini gyal, Latoya Forever, has blessed us with her presence bringing that Canadian fire to di states! Check out this pretty cool and taste Vampire cocktail!

Recipe
1oz (30ml) Chocolate Vodka
1oz (30ml) Triple Sec
Dash of Grenadine
Pint of Vanilla Ice Cream

What better than to get wedding favors for your drinking connoisseurs

Do you have people that love to take a sip every now and again? Well, why not create some funny wedding favors just for them. You can post a funny message relating to their favorite spirit or alcoholic beverage. Favors don't have to cost very much, but at the same time they don't have to look cheap. You can get a nice box and have a funny card inside to let them get a little laugh. You can also take it to another level by adding some custom wine stoppers inside to really help put some decorum on their wine bottles.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tipsy Bartender and Luz YouTube Live

I effin love Luz!! LOL.

I got that drank in my cup!!! (Whatcha Drankin'?)





My question to you is what you sippin' on?!



Black Orchid Cocktail via TheFNDC

Now, I love the name of this cocktail because of it's relation to comics. Let's see what kind of taste this thing has to offer, shall we?

Recipe
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Dark Rum
Dash of Grenadine
1/2 oz of Cranberry Juice

Hilarious Hurricane Sandy Vodka Meme




This is quite funny and I'm sipping. LOL.

Pre-Hurricane Sandy Sippin'!





What up, everyone? This is just a random ass post before I go watch Style Wars. If you are into Graffiti and Hip-Hop, definitely check that out! Anyway, today...we have a bottle of Three Olives, crangrape juice, and red cup! Might have to switch it out with cranberry and lime. We'll see! Peep it! Enjoy! From up above!!! LOL. I'll also post the Tipsy Bartender YouTube stream much later!

Banana Banshee Cocktail via TheFNDC.com

Def like cocktails with 99 Bananas because of the flavor and the snap. I also like the Banshee aspect of the name; always cool. Peep the recipe:

1/2 oz white creme de cacao
1/2 oz creme de bananas
2 oz of cream

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monster Energy Killing People, Worlds Strongest Beer and Flavored Vodkas via TipsyBartender

Definitely some interesting info that you need to check out! Everything from crazy monster energy drinks to the world's most expensive and strongest beer 0_o. Enjoy

Send out great wedding invitations to make it official

Before the wedding, before the toast, before the cocktails, you definitely need to make it official by sending out wedding invitations. There’s nothing better than a formal declaration to let everyone know about your special day with the person you spend the rest of your life with in holy matrimony. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get wedding invites. A message with your invite, location, date, and an RSVP is all you need. You can have an option to vote on a specific style of food to get a good consensus of what people want to eat.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Eyeball Liquid Marijuana Punch via Tipsy Bartender

This is a very interesting and peculiar drink. I love the eyeballs in this punch and I love the dry ice effects. Check out the recipe:

Eyeballs:
Radishes
Pimento-stuffed green olives

Liquid Marijuana:
Spiced Rum
Coconut Rum
Melon Liqueur
Blue Curacao
Sweet & Sour
Pineapple Juice

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Friday Funny - What Drinking Certain Drinks Mean

This is by far one of the best drinking memes I've ever seen. And hey, I recent the vodka cranberry comment! I like mine with a double shot of vodka! LOLOL. Shoutout to LOL for this funny picture! Also, you need to check this out for you people that love to save money!



How to make Candy Corn Vodka via TipsyBartender




This is actually not a bad infusion and it's very festive, too. I think I'm going to make it with someone! Also, I like the touch of cream soda - I think Root Beer might add a bit more flavor, though. Peep the Recipe.

1/3 Candy Corn
Fill bottle with Vodka
Let Dissolve over 24 hours

Optional to mix with Cream Soda

Skittle Pumpkin Patch Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

They are definitely getting it in with all of these skittle vodka recipes. Didn't even realize they would use this for a Halloween style cocktail, either.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Orange Skittle Vodka
3/4 oz. Mango Rum
1 oz. Midori

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Punch Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Very interesting cocktail that I don't see much Pumpkin..hmm?

2 oz. Spiced Rum
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
4 Sugar Cubes
2 Whole Cloves
Pinch of Fresh Nutmeg

Black Widow Drink via TheFNDC.com

I love when ol' boy makes 2 different recipes out of one drink. Each have their own ind of presence which makes it very special.

Recipe # 1

1 oz Gold Rum
1 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Recipe # 2
1 oz Chambord
1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Black Sambuca
Splash Creme de Cassis
Cream

Pumpkin Pie Martini via TheFNDC.com





Man, this looks awesome, delectable, tasty, and just a very festive drink that I thin a lot of people need to try out! If someone has something with these particular ingredients, rest assured it's going down!

Recipe
1 oz Vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Kahlua
2 oz half and half
1 oz creme de cacao
3 table spoons of canned pumpkin
Pumpkin pie spice


Classic Martini with Bitter Orange & Fennel Walnuts - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen - Small Screen

A really cool twist on developing the classic martini. Peep the ingredients because you might be a little shocked.

Recipe
2 ounces Martin Miller Gin
1 ounce Dolan dry white vermouth
2 good dashes of Berg & Hauck Orange Bitters

Sorrentino Cocktail - Luxardo Liqueurs - More Than Maraschino feat. Francesco Lafranconi

Pretty nice and classy cocktail.

Recipe
1 oz - 30 ml Luxardo Limoncello
1 oz - 30 ml Luxardo Bitter
1 oz - 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
2 oz - 60 ml club soda
sprig of fresh thyme


What is your favorite kind of spirit and why?




Yup, I'm just posting up some really cool stuff lately on the blog and I just decided to take a poll of some sort. You know to kind of getting more people involved. I just had a very simple question to ask all of you spirit connoisseurs out there. What is your favorite spirit and why?

Are you into vodka, tequila, rum, scotch, whiskey, cognac, gin, what?


I'll tell you why I'm into a few spirits.

For me, I personally love Vodka and Rum the most out of all of them.

Vodka because you can mix into anything. Premium Vodka has a really smooth, crisp flavor. Ciroc is probably my favorite vodka for this reason. Ciroc Coconut is something I can sip neat or on ice without a problem. If I want to mix it, all I need is some pineapple juice and I can call it a day. Or I can even do an infusion with pineapple and keep it moving just like that.

As far as mixing is concerned, there are a bunch of mid range vodkas out there that do not cost a fortune such as Sobieski and New Amsterdam. You can literally get a big bottle of these for less than 20 bucks. Also, Three Olives is a great go to kind of liquor. There are a myriad of GREAT flavors that range from grape, cake, even a mountain dew flavor called DUDE (I'll show you a video of that below). These make a very dope setting to create some good shots for people. You DEFINITELY need to check this vodka out. Depending on where you are located, a 1.75 of 3 Olives may run you about 23-25 bucks.


Now, let me get into the Rum! I absolutely love Rum. I mean, I'm Caribbean for goodness sakes! LOL. Why would I not love Rum? LOL.

The thing I love the most about Rum is not only does it have a very refreshing taste, but there are different types of Rum. Dark Rum, White Rum, Aged Rum, Spiced Rum, Dark Spiced Rum. This is not even getting into the FLAVORS yet. These are pretty much standards right here! Rum is also really great for the ladies. For example, Malibu Rum is a very light sipping rum that you can make some excellent cocktails and shots with. You can even mix that with an overproof rum such as Bacardi 151 to make a Caribou Lou Cocktail!


My absolute favorite rum has to be Appleton Estate. Whether it's the normal X/V or the 12 to 21 year, all of these are really great Premium Rum. I've heard about Appleton for quite some time but did not actually try it until November 2011. The great thing about Appleton is it can be sipped finely neat. It has a very great nutmeg, brown sugar, banana peel vibe to it that you can distinctly separate from other rums. Also, it has the body of a fine cognac. If you want my personal review of Appleton, you need to check out this old post I wrote back then and other cool rum based cocktails

That's pretty much all I have for this morning. Please answer the question below, share it, re-blog. Whatever you gotta do!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Liquid Sex via Tipsy Bartender

Ok, this is a weird ass shot. Um, and the name does not fit. This literally looks like someone is having Aunt Flow. LOL. On the serious tip, change it to menstrual shot or bloody tampon (like that's even better). LOL. Peace!

Recipe
3/4oz of Vodka
2 drops of red food coloring
2 marshmallows


Dry Martini, Classic Gin Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

For you Gin Lovers, you already know this is a must.

Recipe
2 1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth


Spiders Kiss Halloween Drink via TheFNDC.com

This definitely looks like an awesome tropical/halloween drink.

Recipe
Gold rum
Pomegranate schnapps
Cointreau
Orange juice
Garnish with a chocolate dipped orange slice

5 Tips on making your own cocktail




Hey, everyone! Another cool blog post coming your way to give you a bit of insight! I've been making my own kind of drinks for the past 2 years or so just trying out different elements. I've come up with 5 ways to really develop your cocktail!

1.) Choosing your spirit

By far, this is the best thing to think about first BEFORE anything! Now, you don't have to go top shelf, but at the same time, don't be cheap and get a plastic bottle. If you really want to do some quality stuff, pick something within midrange. That way even if your mix doesn't come out right, you'll still have a bottle to mess around with for regular stuff. Also, choosing the right spirit helps to ensure a certain flavor, a certain vibe, and distinct aftertaste on your palate.

2.) Using fresh ingredients

Often times at the bar or so, there will be pre-made ingredients such as pre-made lime juice, pre-made lemon juice, sweet and sour, or whatever! No, learn to make your own! The fresher the ingredients, the better your cocktail will taste! Guaranteed! Trust me!

3.) Infusing your own liquor

This is a bit trickier, but it's satisfying. I'll tell you why. I did a nice infusion mixing pineapples and apples together to make a sort of pineapple/apple/coconut vodka. Very flavorful, but still had a great bite to it! Also, you can kind of make it into your own punch! Knowing what flavors go together, that's something that's very necessary. Some flavors definitely taste off when you mix them wrong.

4.) Pouring amounts

This is also tricky. If you have a rum based cocktail, it's already kind of sweet onto its own. Depending on your amount of liquor that you pour in, you have to get good measurements. For example, 1 1/2-2 oz of a spirit plus a certain juice could be like 1 oz or so. This way, it's not overbearingly sweet, and the alcohol is not overbearing as far as the punch you get when you start drinking it.

5.) Have fun!

Remember, whether you come up with the perfect cocktail or you make a mistake...remember, have fun! It's a process before you learn your pour amounts, what works with what...just EXPERIMENT. That's how a lot of these cocktails came about! Experimentation and knowing what flavors bring out the best in the alcohol!

Check out a few posts on my MOST popular mix that I came up with called the Tropical Storm and then look at a few of these cool creations below! Enjoy!





Italian Specialty Cocktails via HotMixmuchote

If you are trying to get acquainted with some great Italian cocktails as well as using some Italian based liquors/liqueurs, you definitely want to pay attention to these recipes! Very good for meals and add a lot of spice to your kick!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Deep Sea Diver via Tipsy Bartender

Yeah, you will fall to the bottom of the ocean with this one! This is STRONG!

Recipe
3oz Dark Rum
3oz Overproof Rum
3/4oz White Rum
3/4oz Triple Sec
1 1/2oz Lime Juice
2 Spoons White Sugar


Witches Tit Drink Recipe via TheFNDC.com

There are a couple of different recipes up on here. Definitely take a little notice to them.

Recipes
Recipe 1
A layer of Kahlua
A layer of heavy cream

Recipe 2
A layer of black sambuca
A layer of Baileys

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Developing a palate for alcoholic drinks and making them (Spirits)




Hey, everyone! I'm definitely taking a bit of a different turn right now talking about this particular subject! All right. Everyone has their preference when it comes to liquor and I'm a bit more on the Vodka and Rum side! For most people, they like to mix their drinks up so it kills the alcohol taste. Other people love the notes that certain liquors brings. Let's talk about this briefly.

Vodka - ethanol burn either with a wheat, rye, potato, grain, or grape taste. I'm more preferable to the wheat or grape taste. I can most certainly sip those or take cold shots of those with no problem. You cannot forget about the flavored ones as well. There's quite a wide range of them.

Rum - these definitely vary in flavor. You have more of the caramel, oak, banana, coconut, and other flavors. Of course, there are flavored ones as well but the ones I mentioned are more of the norm. Cannot forget spiced either!


Tequila - THIS is a category on it's own. Tequila has a very distinctive plant based taste that comes from something called Agave. The smell and the taste is very unique and it's a special category on it's own.

Cognac/Brandy - basically the same thing. A bit oaky, a bit nutmeg, and kind of reminds you have an alcoholic cola to be honest.

Scotch/Whiskey - oaky, warm, subtle notes of honey in certain cases, etc. These are two you normally sip on ice or with a coke.

Now, MOST people do not like sipping on ice, which is why mixing is so popular. However, some flavors together really do add something to the table. For example, a coconut rum and pineapple is a great trade off. All I have to say is don't be afraid to try out new stuff. Don't be afraid to try on ice or to drink it with a mixer, I'm pretty sure you'll love the results! Here are a few videos on Bar Tools and getting spirits.





Mad Dog Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

Definitely an interesting name for the right kind of shooter!

Recipe
1 oz. Vodka
1/3 oz. Raspberry Syrup
Tabasco


Sanitizer Drunk, New Direction Boozing and World's Most Expensive Cocktail via TipsyBartender





Very interesting stuff here. Especially the information regarding the most expensive cocktail out there with ingredients as old as 200 years 0_o.

Recipe
40ml 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac
20ml 1770 Kummel Liqueur
20ml 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao
Two dashes of 1900s Angostura Bitters
pour into a mixing glass, add the purest of ice and stir gently

Here's a video of Salvatore Calabrese making the cocktail called "Salvatore Legacy"





Saturday, October 20, 2012

Australian Christina and TipsyBartender LIVE on YouTube

Saturday Shooters - Cinnamon Roll via Common Man Cocktails

Check out this AWESOME RECIPE that tastes like a cinnabon or something you would get from the mall!

Recipe
1/2 oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
1 oz. Whip cream Vodka
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Saturday Shooters - Viagra Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

Yup! Crazy name, right? Probably even crazier shot! =). Peep the recipe:

1/3 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
1/3 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Amaretto

Caramel Apple Tequila Punch via Tipsy Bartender

Yo, I've NEVER seen a Tequila Punch before 0_o. Better yet, a Tequila punch that uses Apple cider??? Wow, that's pretty dayum exotic!!!!! Here's the recipe:

10oz Tequila
36oz Apple Cider
Caramel Syrup
Caramel Apples

The tequila they use in the video is Agavales Tequila. You can check them out here. The way Mallorie said "Dame duro, papi"...yeah. LOL. I have no words, but replay, replay. hahaha.

Friday, October 19, 2012

How to make a Fuzzy Navel via Common Man Cocktails

Yo, anyone that doesn't know this cocktail is sleeping. This is mos def better than a screwdriver because you get a bit of sweet and citrus all in one go and then you had the strength of 2 oz of vodka. Check out this simple but nice recipe

Recipe
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Top with Orange Juice

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Soup of the Day: Rum





LOL. This is crazy!

Hilarious Shot Comic

Now, this is funny! Two different meanings!


Green Monster Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

Woot, craziness!


1oz Vodka
1oz Rum
Splash of Blue Curacao
1oz Lemonade
1oz Lemon Lime Soda

Vegas Bomb Shot via TheFNDC.com




This definitely looks like a fun little shot you can perform for some friends. Definitely have to log this in the Bartending notebook!

Recipe
Malibu coconut rum
Crown Royal
Peach schnapps
Cranberry juice
Redbull

Preparing a Margarita in advance via Common Man Cocktails

Now, this my friends is VERY USEFUL! Margaritas have a decent prep time, so if you want to get your mixing on before all your friends come through or you go to that one spot. Take a listen and get this down.

Recipe
6 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Lemonade
1 oz. Orange Juice
2 1/4 oz. Orange Liqueur
2 1/4 oz. Agave Nectar
1 Fresh Lime

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Apple Pie Shot via TipsyBartender

Looks like a very soothing and freaky shot for the ladies. LOL.

Recipe
1 part Vodka
1 part Apple Juice
Whipped Cream
Cinnamon

Tokyo Sour Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Very cool cocktail using bourbon and puree!

Recipe
2 oz. Bourbon
2 oz Beverage Artistry Yuzu Luxe Sour

Captain Crunch Drink Recipe via TheFNDC.com

Honestly, I think he should rename this "Crunch Berries" because I think of sweet, oaty and crunchy when I hear Captain Crunch. This still looks pretty good as a dessert cocktail with the berries and what not. Peep the recipe:

Tequila Rose
Strawberry Cream liqueur
Kahlua
Vanilla Rum
Heavy cream
Touch of grenadine

Halloween Cocktail: Ghostbuster Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

I have to say this looks pretty cool! Definitely a great little shooter/treat for the ladies as well. Peep the recipe:

Midori
Peach Schnapps
Bailey's Irish Cream

"Art of the Drink" Flaming Zombie





If you haven't seen the Zombie cocktail, you can take a rain check right here. It's one of those drinks that will have you walking out of here like the Walking Dead

Recipe
1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Gold or Dark Rum
1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
Pineapple Juice
Guava Juice
Lime Juice
1/2 oz of Overproof Rum (most likely Bacardi 151)
Flame on top


Adult Halloween Cocktails and Drinks from Van Gogh Vodka

Definitely going to start posting more festive cocktails! This is a group of special cocktails from the Vodka company Van Gogh. They definitely get some points for thinking outside of the box with these here cocktails.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Red Whore Passion via Tipsy Bartender

Really nice girl drink!

Recipe
1 1/2oz Coconut Rum
1/2oz Triple Sec
1/2oz Lemon Juice
1/2oz Grenadine
1 1/2oz Pineapple Juice

Devils Playground Cocktail via TheFNDC.com

Now, this is an interesting cocktail. A few ingredients but I bet the taste is rather complex.

Recipe
Gin
dry vermouth
Cherry Heering
red chili peppers



The Fruit Bowl Bonanza Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Cool name, but I definitely just consider this a Rum Punch. Just sayin'. LOL. Loos really great with the puree, the orgeat syrup and the different rums! Peep the recipe:

4 oz. Light Rum
2 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Orgeat Syrup
1 oz. Lime Juice
4-6 oz. Pureed Strawberry/mango/pear/pineapple juice


Monday, October 15, 2012

El Diablo via Common Man Cocktails


Definitely a suitable name for this cocktail. It's just bad ass!


1 1/2 oz. Silver Tequila
3/4 oz. Creme de Cassis
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Top with Ginger Ale

The D*ck Sucker via TipsyBartender

Besides, the name it actually looks like a tasty cocktail. LOL.

Recipe
1 part Pear Vodka
1 part Grape or Blueberry Pucker
1 part Soda Water
1 part Lemon Lime Soda

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A crazy party on Saturday/trying out flavors for cocktails


As you can see, this is a very interesting set of bottles. And yes, this was a pretty insane party! Shoutout to my mellow, Boom. Now, here I want to talk a little bit about trying out flavors. I'm not the biggest fan of flavored drinks, but some people really love different flavors and how they mesh together. I will tell you about a Cocktail I made (I don't have a name for it yet), and the kind of flavors that came together into a sort of dessert.

So, there was cake vodka (more specifically UV Cake Vodka) and I saw there was some Amaretto (which has like a nutmeg kind of flavor...very savory) then I decided to put in some cream soda. At the first taste, I was like "Yo, this is mad good!" It's almost like an ice cream sundae! Then I decided to spruce it up with some 99 bananas. That really gave it a banana sundae float feel to it. It was extremely good. Not overly sweet and very soothing going down!

I'm finding out that Bartending/Mixology/Making Drinks is akin of Chemistry. You have to find the perfect measurements and the right flavors to really kind of let everything come out. Too much of one thing, too little of one thing has terrible results. Even for a strong drink like a Long Island Ice Tea, the measurements are imperative. Yes, you want your drink to be super strong, but at the same time, you want the sweetness in there to make everything come out all right. Very soothing to the taste, but packs a punch so you work in your buzz!

Another thing to note, not all flavors are created equal. Certain flavors out there taste really disgusting, others taste really good, some great with just ice, others need to be mixed to really let the flavors come out. It all really depends! That is all, yo! Hope this helps!


The Kalashnikov Cocktail Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

Now, this looks like a pretty strong shooter!

Recipe
3/4 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Absinthe
1/4 oz. Dark Rum
Slice of Lemon
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Sugar

Alcohol Enemas, Liquor Boobs, and Exploding Stomachs (Tipsy News) via Tipsy Bartender

Man, oh man! This is a really cool series that they came up with...there are so many drunk stories and lately things have been really off the link. I won't go into too many details, but you can check it out for yourself. They even post the links to these stories on the Tipsy Bartender YouTube channel. I still can't believe someone actually stuck alcohol in their butts or even ingested liquid nitrogen 0_o.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fruit Infused Ice Cubes via TipsyBartender

Man, do I LOVE fruit infused drinks but never thought of creating fruits with ice to make a crazy mix! Thank you, Tipsy Bartender for the inspiration! I gotta try this asap! When I do, you already know I'm posting it here!

Their recipe includes:

Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Fruit Juices

Let it chill until it turns to ice! And enjoy with any beverages such as a vodka or a rum! Flavored rums and vodkas may enhance the flavor once the ice starts to melt! Enjoy!

The Rusty Nail via Common Man Cocktails




Interesting name for a stiff, classic drink! I love it! More of classic style cocktails!


Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Scotch
1/2 oz. Drambuie
Lemon Twist Garnish

Party Drink of the Week: Red Tropics!

Yessir! I gotta party to go to tomorrow so I decided to finish whipping up this little batch with what I showed you from yesterday's Thirsty Thursdays and I added a WHOLE LOT of shit to the mix! Let's take a look shall we:


The main ingredients used are New Amsterdam (Vodka), Three Olives (Vodka), Cruzan Rum ,Lemonade (Simply Lemonade), Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, and Hawaiian Punch as a topper. I have pictures of some of the things I did to make it but I'm gonna show the end result right here:


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thirsty Thursdays - Cruzan Bay Breeze





So, I decided to make a nice nightcap cocktail in a nice glass containing rum, cranberry, and pineapple juice. It's definitely a good mix. Very balanced.


Mine is a bit strong and it's in a tall glass so I used:

2 1/2 oz of Cruzan Rum
1 oz of Pineapple Juice
1 oz of Cranberry Juice
Ice

It's in a tall glass, too. So yeah, you can get the bird eye's view of the drink. LOL.

Here are two examples of a Bay Breeze. One with Vodka and the other with Rum. I woulda gotten the Malibu but Cruzan was on sale and it's a much more potent rum than the 21% ALC coming from the Malibu.





Thirsty Thursdays - Cruzan Aged Rum and Pineapple




Yo, yo! Been a little since I've graced the stage with a lil something. Today, we have a little something I copped from the liquor store! It's a nice bottle (on sale for 36% off) of Cruzan Aged White Rum and some good ol Pineapple Juice. I'm going to drink a bit of it 2nite, but I mainly copped for a mix I'm finishing up for a party on Saturday. I was going to cop Malibu, but my pockets told me to go for this and it's a bit stronger! Besides, the mix is already a bit on the sweet and sour side so I think the coconut would have overdone it just a bit. However, there is always that chance I can put in some real coconut. You never know! I will definitely show the full thing tomorrow as the main section is kickin it on ice in the mini fridge downstairs. Tomorrow, I'm going to make it and I'll show you all the ingredients then! Enjoy! Happy Thirsty Thursdays sippin' my ppl!



Blonde Headed Slut via TipsyBartender



Hmm...I have to say I like the name of this drink more than the drink itself. LOL. Cool stuff and cool chick, though!

Recipe
1 Part Jagermeister
1 Part Peach Schnapps
1 Part Pineapple Juice

In Soviet Russia, Tropical Drink You! via Common Man Cocktails

Tropical and vodka? Dunno if I get that vibe from this, but hey...looks interesting and I'm sure it's very sweet.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Coconut Rum
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
Fill with Orange Soda


Banana Rum Dessert Beer with Ann Kirk - Beer Chicks

Man, this definitely looks sweet, tasty, full, and savory. Pretty much every adjective you want to describe that perfect dessert after a great meal to really create that nightcap.

Here you have a Pastry Chef by the name of Ann Kirk experimenting with the Beer Chicks creating a great dessert cocktail that almost resembles a traditional a banana rum pudding. This is definitely something to make for your lady or a nice holiday treat to kick up with a little 151. Enjoy!

Recipe
1 oz Dark Rum (Bermuda Rum)
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
Dash of Bacardi 151
Beer (Banana Flavored)


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stocking your home bar via TipsyBartender

If you are starting your own home bar, this is definitely a great one to watch. He doesn't talk about Jager (but then again I DONT CARE FOR JAGER!!!) LOL. He goes through a number of vodka, tequilas, rums (of course), and whiskeys. He even goes through a couple of brandy bottles more specifically Hennessey.

Definitely check this out. Also, you can check out his older one I posted as well as Everyday Drinkers' Derrick Schommer's philosophy on picking what you actually really like then building a bar from that base!


Fog Cutter Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit - Robert Hess

Now, this is a mean customer! 3 1/2 oz of liquor (Rum, Vodka, Gin). Yeah, there's a reason why it's called the Fog Cutter. A couple of these and you won't see ish!


Recipe
2 oz lime juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz orgeat syrup
2 oz light rum
1 oz brandy
1/2 oz gin

Jeff Berry's Beach Bum's Own Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert

Welp, if you are going to try out Indian Summer for the few days then by all means. Definitely get your tropical vibe on! Otherwise, this is the perfect summer and spring time sipping session! Enjoy!

Recipe

3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz passion fruit syrup
3/4 oz Licor 43
1 oz Demerera Rum
1 1/2 oz light Rum

The Avocado Sour Cocktail Recipe via Common Man Cocktails

More tequila! He uses a good one here! Don Julio =). Recipe is supposed to be a bit savory and complex with the agave, pomegranate, and the avocado. This mix provides an excellent balance between sweet and sour. Looks very enjoyable.

Recipe
2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
1 Avocado


Amaretto Sour - The Morgenthaler Method - Small Screen



I can definitely appreciate a cocktail like this. I mean, Amaretto is not what you call a serious drink. In my opinion, you might as well put that in the wine or triple sec category. Good for a chick (well, some that just like the weak and sweet cocktails) but not so great for a guy. This is what you definitely call a European style cocktail.

Here his recipe:
1 1/2 amaretto
3/4 oz cask strength bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
1/2 oz egg white


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Strawberry Jungle Juice on a less than $30 budget by Tipsy Bartender

If you ever made a serious Jungle Juice, you'll know it's kind of expensive with all of the ingredients like the fruits, the juices, and of course the liquors depending on what kind you get. If your party is a bit smaller, just spend under 30 bucks if you can by purchasing a bottle of Cheap Vodka and Rum. Maybe dash it up with a 1/4 of Bacardi 151 or something to kick it up a notch! Check out Tipsy Bartender and Jessica as they make their own small Jungle Juice. Also, check out other Jungle Juice Recipes here.

Recipe
1 bottle vodka
1 bottle rum
1 bottle Sour Apple Pucker
2 bottle strawberry soda
Strawberries
Lemons
Green Apples

ROOT Bourbon Old Fashioned - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen

This kind of reminds me of a Root Beer float or an old fashioned soda dispenser kind of vibe there they a parlor specifically for soda or ice cream. Definitely a great play upon some old school flavors. Check it out.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz Root liquor
1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Syrup (
dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: Carbonated Cherry


To check out the full recipe and how they made certain ingredients, check out Small Screen Network..


Guacamole in a Glass cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Now, I've seen interesting cocktails with spices, herbs, and things but never something like this. I wonder if there are going to be any more interesting infusions.

Recipe
4 1/2 oz. Tequila
1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
3 oz. Tomato Juice
Ripe Avocado
JalepeƱo slices

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Walking Dead Cocktail via TipsyBartender

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Aww man..do I even need to explain the origins of this cocktail? Let alone the significance and the fact that the THIRD season of "The Walking Dead" comes back on Sunday, October 14th? Well, if you said yes to any of this, that means you are all the way out of the loop! Seriously! You need to get your entertainment checked out! Anyway, let's forget the small diatribe and get to the drink, shall we?

Recipe is 2 oz of everything you can possibly imagine that tastes DISGUSTING all together! There is a reason why they call this shit "The Walking Dead"! Peep the recipe:


2oz Vodka
2oz Jim Beam Bourbon
2oz Scotch
2oz Wild Turkey Bourbon
2oz Irish Cream
2oz Melon Liqueur
2oz Absinthe
2oz Jagermeister
2oz Lager Beer

Now, you see that? There is no way you are going to walk anywhere if you even drink 1/4 of that! LOL. Peep the video. Oh yeah, and check out my lil Amazon joint under the video to where you can actually purchase some previous seasons of "The Walking Dead"!







Spicy Grapefruit Margarita with Alex Thomopolous - Bites & Booze

Sour and spicy? I honestly don't know how this would work. LOL.


Recipe for Spicy Grapefruit and Sweet Basil Margarita:

1 basil leaf
1/4 teaspoon jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1/2 grapefruit, juiced (about 2 ounces)
2 ounces silver tequila
1 teaspoon agave
Ice
1 splash seltzer

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Banned Sexting Tequila Commercial via Tipsy Bartender

Man, this is hilarious!!!! LOL. The whole sexting with a minor thing is pretty serious...Peep Skyy John! LOL.

Big Red Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

The crazy thing is I would think using a fireball whiskey would be the big red, but Goldschlager and Jager together? Hmm....sounds interesting. I tell you what. I'm DEF NOT drinking it! HAHAHA! Check out the recipe below:

1 oz. Goldschlager
1 oz. Jagermeister
1 oz. Monster Energy Drink

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Shots: Flaming Lemon Drop Shot via Tipsy Bartender




Not your typical Lemon Drop shot because this adds a lot of power to the punch! Enjoy! The float of 151 makes it turn up a couple notches and VERY FLAMMABLE!

Recipe
1/2 shot lemon vodka
1/2 shot Galliano
Bacardi 151
Lemon
Sugar


Saturday Shots - Sex on the Beach Jello Shots

Ladies will love these and they actually have a bit more power than the regular ones!

Recipe
2 cups hot water
2 cups cold water
1 box orange jello
3oz vodka
2oz peach schnapps
8 oranges


The Zombie Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

This is definitely a variation on the classic Zombie cocktail. Either way, you'll get completely screwed up off this thing. Trust me! All of these rums plus a nice 1/2 oz float of 151. Yeah, you will be on your booty or just having a great time. LOL.

Recipe
1 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Gold Rum
1 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Apricot Brandy
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Papaya Juice
1/2 oz. 151-Proof Rum
Dash of Grenadine

Friday, October 5, 2012

Koma Unwind Chilltini via Tipsy Bartender

Man, oh man. Gotta love the chemistry in this video. This is a pretty hilarious episode. Cool cocktail, too. I might have to try that Koma.

Recipe
1 1/2oz Citrus Vodka
1/2oz Triple Sec
1oz Cranberry Juice
3oz Koma Unwind
Splash of Sweet & Sour

Everyday Drinkers Friday Livestream with Derrick Schommer and Doug Petersen



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Best Bars in Tokyo: CAP BAR: Tokyo's Capcom Bar and Restaurant


Man, this is AWESOME! I've never seen anything quite like this. A video game based bar and restaurant? WHAT!!!! You can check out the full setup on their site.

So far from what I've seen the CAP BAR consists of cool foods and drinks from some of your favorite games like Biohazard, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, and Devil May Cry to name a few. There are even servers that will give you your drinks or serve your food in character as you will see below on the clip. This is really ingenious! I'm definitely going to be on the look out to promote more cool bars like this!

Chug Fridays - CIROC VODKA BOTTLE SLAMMED 4 DIDDY & WSHH

Man, oh man! I haven't done a Chug Fridays in a while!!!! This is definitely a good chug. I love Ciroc with a passion, but not that much to knock a whole bottle down like that! 0_o. JEEZ! I pray for this dude's liver on the serious tip! It's quite insane! If you want to see more Ciroc based recipes you can check out the Ciroc Peach Recipes posted by my homegirl DJ Makeup Box, Ciroc Recipes on my blog, and of course the one that gets the talk of the town - the Tropical Storm!


Nas ft Amy Winehouse - Cherry Wine (Official Video)

Man, I love this song. It's def one of my favorite tracks off "Life is Good". A great tribute to Amy Winehouse on the video as well. I already posted this up on one of my blog and thought it was perfect for this blog as well. I do have a nice wine recipe here. Mixing Ciroc and Wine because they do play off each other with that grape flavor and I had a some cherry juice to the mix. You can check that out here. Peep the video below:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Espresso Martini via Tipsy Bartender

This is kinda crazy because the vodka and coffee liqueur presence is actually really there. However, the espresso is much stronger and used as a wake up call that you can't even really feel the liquor until you actually really get into your drink. That's pretty bugged out. If coffee wasn't already strong, you'll get buzzed of the liquor hidden in the espresso taste. lol.

Recipe
1oz Espresso
1 1/2oz Vodka
1 1/2oz Coffee Liqueur
1oz White Creme de Cacao
1oz Milk (optional)




Hankie Pankie Cocktail Recipe via Common Man Cocktails

Yup, it's champagne week on Common Man Cocktails. Def cool with the shoutout for Drink Inc on the Hungry Channel on YouTube. . If you haven't seen it, I highly advise you to watch it! It's a great series! They have a bunch of shows on there, too.

Here's the recipe

3 oz. Lemon Vodka
1 oz. Limoncello
Top with Champagne


Top Liquors/Liqueurs to get the ladies loose for a party!


You see that drink? Now, that's what you call a nice chick drink! Let's get into some more shall we?




What up, everyone?! A Thirsty Thursdays post? Why not! I haven't sipped since September 23rd. I probably won't get into liquor until this weekend. LOL. However, I do have a good gem for all the fellas out there trying to impress that cute girl! If you don't already know, a good portion of the girls out there are very fond of sweet drinks. A lot of women cannot handle liquor on the status of a guy simply because they are built smaller. However, there are some exceptions to the rule as always. Let's get into some liquor shall we:


1.) Malibu Rum!

This has to be number one in my opinion! Ladies love Rum especially Coconut Flavor! The great thing about Malibu Rum is that they have really good flavors such as Coconut, Pineapple, and Mango. You can use these in a number of different shots such as the Scooby Snack which is part Malibu and part Midori! Um, for an even stronger drink I HIGHLY recommend the Caribou Lou. It's one part Bacardi 151, one part Malibu Rum, and a nice topper of Pineapple Juice! It's a great summer/party drink.

2.) Midori

Great color. Apparently, it means Green in Japanese (I'm going to have to get some confirmation on that one). LOL. It's a nice light melon liqueur that you can use in a Midori Sour cocktail. It looks great when mixed with different drinks and adds a lot of color.

3.) Peach Schnapps

Another good liquor that's great for the ladies. You get a little vodka, some peach schnapps, and some cranberry + orange juice - there you go. A sex on the beach! Perfect drink for a female!

4.) X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

It's a ready to made drink with a low enough alcohol content where your lady can sip but still get that buzz end after sipping for a few hours. It's mixed with vodka, orange, mango, and passion fruit all in one go

5.) Hpnotiq

Now, this is an interesting one. It has a really cool blue color and it's mixed with vodka, cognac, and some type of fruit. It kind of reminds me of Alize. If you mix equals parts of Hennessey and Hpnotiq, you'll create the Incredible Hulk (it's a green color) VERY STRONG! Be warned! LOL.

6.) Qream

As a bonus we have Qream, from all the girls I've seen - they really love this stuff. It's made by Pharrell. It actually has less calories than wine. I would consider this good for your lady to make her favorite desserts and what not. Maybe sipping on ice or something. I personally wouldn't drink it, but hey...if it's for your lady, by all means! Cop it for her.

I'm going to post a few of these cocktails/liqueurs/liquors below. Enjoy!












Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hilarious Presidential Debate Drinking Game: President Obama vs Mitt Romney


This is actually a great incentive to watch the Presidential Debate 2nite other than the fact it's really important! LOL. Don't forget too tune into tonight. It starts at 8pm EST! Peace! Oh yes! If you don't have access to a TV or if you do, PLEASE WATCH THE STREAM BELOW! ENJOY! AND ENJOY YOUR NIGHT OF DRINKING!


Spiked 7-11 Slurpee via Tipsy Bartender

Man, talk about a sugary rush! LOL. On the serious tip, I think everyone has done this quite a bit. This is ghetto but it gets the job done. What I woulda done is probably use some regular or coconut rum then put it in the mix. You could easily go to your local liquor store get a cheap bottle or a get a few minis that equals to 3-4 shots and then go crazy with all of the 7-11 flavors. Really bad for you, but if you tryna ball on a budget, then go for it! LOL. Enjoy!

Their recipe

1 pt Grape Vodka
1 pt Green Apple Vodka
Slushie (Coke, Wild Cherry, Hawaiian Punch, etc)

French 75 cocktail via Common Man Cocktails




Man, this is such a classic that I gotta post it up twice!


Recipe

1 1/2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4 oz. Chilled Champagne

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Sparkling Jolly Rancher Recipe (Jolly Rancher Vodka) via Common Man Cocktails

Funny episode and very interesting cocktail. Gotta love it.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Jolly Rancher Vodka
1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
Orange Bitter covered sugar cube
Top with champagne


Baby Guinness via Tipsy Bartender



Even I have to admit this is kinda cute. LOL. I'm not a big beer drinker, but I have to admit this does look like a Guinness. LOL. Pretty cool how the Kahlua acts as the main Guinness drink and the Bailey plays off the foam. Very ingenious. I need to try that shot ASAP!

Recipe
1oz Coffee Liqueur
1/4oz Irish Cream




Here's the Common Man Cocktails version using different creams and coffee liqueur


Green Goddess Cocktail - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen

This is AN AWESOME RECIPE. Ladies will love the color, too. Shoutout to Small Screen Network. Here's the recipe:

1 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz silver rum
3/4 oz fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 small organic egg white
dash of Bitter Truth Celery Bitters

The Guild Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

This is a pretty cool episode of Common Man Cocktails. It's more nerd, creative based. If you are into Roleplaying Games, you'll definitely appreciate this cocktail. For all the The Guild (online show) and World of Warcraft (WOW) fans, you'll love this one! If you want to look at more video game cocktails, I have a lot posted up on the site. You can check it out here

Recipe
2 oz. 4C Calorie Free Fruit Punch
1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Blue Curacao

Monday, October 1, 2012

New mix in the works


Yup, another mix in the works right here in the flesh! My friend bought me a bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka last week for my birthday. This is only a 750ML bottle. However, what I think I'm going to do is purchase a 250-300ML bottle of Bacardi 151 and another small bottle of Malibu rum and touch it up with Pineapple Juice for a party or something. We will definitely see wuz good! It might be a bit like the Caribou Lou but maybe a bit more potent and flavorful. If you don't know what that is, you can check it out below:

Oktoberfest 101...Everything you need to know! via Tipsy Bartender

This is a pretty cool short guide on Oktoberfest. I still find it interesting how it's actually in September (starts around my b-day) then goes into the 1st of October. I'm not a beer fan, but for all the enthusiasts...this is definitely one for you. Straight up. Sophia also gets properly dressed for Oktoberfest. Very cool stuff. Salute to you, Mr. Tipsy Bartender! Peep the footage.


Speed Rack Season 1 - DC Finals - Karin Stanley vs. Debbie Anday

Yo, I love competitions like this! You have to get the exact mix right and really quick! Definitely a great taste of your drink knowledge as well as your speed when making drinks! Good stuff.