Saturday, January 31, 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Iced Cocoa Rum

Okay, here's another cool creation I've done using the Salvadorian cocoa

What I did was take a shot and a half silver rum (Castillo) and I took a few pieces of a big oatmeal raisin cookie. I let it sit in the rum for a couple of hours.

After I let it soak for a while, I muddled it up a bit and the shot and let it simmer. I began making fresh cocoa. I let it cool down for a while then poured it into the glass with ice and stirred it well. I splashed some fresh nutmeg on top and bam!

1.5 oz of Infused Oatmeal Raisin Rum
1 cup of freshly made hot chocolate
Splash of Nutmeg

As you can see below, it came out beautifully.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Jungle Juice via Tipsy Bartender

Gotta have a great jungle juice for your Super Bowl!

1 bottle Vodka
1 bottle Tequila
1 bottle Rum
1 bottle Peach Schnapps
3/4 bottle Blue Curaçao
2 Bottles White Cranberry Peach Juice
2 Bottles White Grape Peach Juice
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Oranges

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Superbowl Beer Tower via Tipsy Bartender

This is a pretty awesome setup! Can't expect anything less from Tipsy Bartender.

No recipe needed other than beer and coupe style champagne glasses!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Blueberry Lemonade via Tipsy Bartender

Funny thing is in the past, I've most definitely made something like this. Mine is a bit different but I do like the use of Stoli.

1 oz Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz Lemon Vodka
4 1/2 oz Lemonade
Splash of Blueberry Syrup

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Master Distiller John Georges of Angostura Rum Talks with Rumfest

Always great to hear from the person behind the product. As one of my Caribbean friends likes to say, "Brains o' di operation!"

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Lick Her Right Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

Lolol. I love the name. Looks mad tasty and I love the layering.

1 oz Orange Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
6 oz Pineapple Juice
Top with UV Blue Vodka

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rainbow Sangria via Tipsy Bartender

This adds some real color to your everyday Sangria.

1 Bottle White Wine
3 Tbsp Honey
2 oz Brandy
10 oz Soda Water

Monday, January 19, 2015

You Deserve a Drink - Happy Hour: January 2015

I love this woman! So witty and hilarious and holds no punches! Lolol. Enjoy the craziness!

Electric Kiwi Margarita via Tipsy Bartender

This looks incredible!

1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Midori
1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Splash Blue Curaçao
Blue Sugar Rim

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Chat with Don Q European Ambassador, Alex Mouzouris

Check out this short chat with this brand ambassador for Don Q.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Strawberry Birthday Cake Shots (Tipsy Bartender)

This is def a cool shooter recipe and I'm sure the chicks would def dig it!

1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 oz Vanilla Liqueur
1 oz Half and Half Milk
1 tbsp cake mix
Whipped Cream

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Crouching Tiger Shot via Common Man Cocktails

I haven't drank too many lychee-based things but I would definitely give this a whirl just because I know it has a unique taste.

1/2 oz Lychee Liqueur/Vodka
1/2 oz Blanco Tequila

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White Cyclone with Royal Rose Simple Syrup (Common Man Cocktails)

It's always interesting to see a sweet and sour or a sweet and spicy cocktail. You never know how different flavor profiles will either clash or mesh well in a cocktail. Here's the recipe:

2 oz White Rum
1/2 oz Royal Rose Three Chile Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Half Dropper Bittermens Xocolatle Mole

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31 Shot Glass Rainbow Shot Challenge (Tipsy Bartender)

Rainbow shots are always a fun little party vibe.

Sweet and Sour
Orange Juice
Blue Curaçao

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Mangoneada via Tipsy Bartender

This is a very unique mix with sweet and spicy. I might have to try this one day!

1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Mango Puree
1 oz Lime Juice
2 Dashes Tabasco
2 Dashes Tajin Chili Powder
Mexican Mango Lollipop

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Caliente Salvadorena Tropical Cocktail

This is a special drink that I came up with after a friend of mine decided to make me some Salvadorian hot chocolate. Kudos to u :). As you can see, it starts from freshly handmade cocoa balls (don't bother looking for this in the United States because it comes straight from El Salvador). However, if you got a connect (someone that got the beans), by all means cop it from 'em or let 'em make it for you :).

Anyway, let's go into the drink!

To make the cocoa, follow these instructions and ingredients:

Take a couple of balls of cocoa and put it in the pot. Pour in about 1 1/2 cups or so of water. Add 3 tablespoons of raw sugar.

Put the stove on high and let it melt and simmer for 15 mins.

Continue to stir to help the cocoa fully dissolve.

After that, you can pour some into a mug. Here's the recipe:

4 oz Hot Cocoa

1 oz of rum (I used Haitian Rum -- Barbancourt Rhum)

1/2 oz of 99 Bananas

1/4 oz of Brandy Extract



This is by far the perfect winter cocktail! You'll have extra on hand for a couple of friends so you can change the portions as needed. Very nice taste with a lot of richness and dynamics of a strong, fruit flavor (99 bananas) and a darker and stern flavor brought on by the rum. Enjoy!

If you thought this was great, you can check out the Rumchata and Fireball Shot (cinnamon toast crunch shooter) and of course, you can peep how to make your own Rumchata

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Pineapple Mai Tai via Tipsy Bartender

This is an awesome remix to the original Mai Tai.

1 oz White Rum
1 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash Orange Juice
Splash Grenadine

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tropical Fishbowl Margarita via Tipsy Bartender

This looks effing amazing!!!! Def a party punch you can share with a few friends! Nikki Limo always looking good ;)

6 oz Tequila
3 oz Coconut Rum
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz Lime Juice
6 oz Pineapple Juice
Orange Juice
Orange Slices
Lime Slices
24 oz Corona Bottle

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Classic Daiquiri (Common Man Cocktails)

This is definitely a solid recipe. Just like a margarita -- less is more. You don't need strawberry and all of these other ingredients to make a good daiquiri. I've never had a daiquiri with salt added to the mix, but I figure it's worth a try. Here's the recipe:

2 oz Light Rum
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Punch of Salt

I like how they go into a brief history of the cocktail. I actually read about the history in a small bartending book a few years. Pretty cool stuff. Enjoy!

UK Rumfest: A Chat with Shervene Shahbazkhani

This is a nice interview with a brand ambassador from Bacardi. I must say some of the flavors of Bacardi lately have been stellar. However, I'm still a fan of their Castillo brand because it takes a bit better for silver and spiced rum and typically half the price.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Purple Alluring Lullaby Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

This drink looks gorgeous but you can tell it packs some punch!

2 oz Viniq
1/2 oz Hpnotiq
1/2 Grape Vodka
Top with Lemon Lime Soda

Friday, January 2, 2015

Everyday Drinkers LiveStream January 2 2015

Live video from your iPhone using Ustream

Peach Princess Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender

This is def a great drink for a female

1 oz Orange Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Creme de Bananas
3 oz Peach Mango Juice
Top with Lemon Lime Soda
Garnish with Peach Rings

12 Days of Ciroc - Ciroc 75

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Malibu Red Sunrise

This was an NYE recipe I came up with right on the fly. I haven't drank Malibu Red in who knows how long so I just decided to create a cocktail right there. Seeing as Malibu Red is coconut rum and tequila infused together, I saw the orange juice and grenadine and said why not?


1.5 oz of Malibu Red
Orange Juice
Top with a nice float of Grenadine

Depending on your taste, you can let it naturally sink or just use a spoon and stir. It turned out pretty good.