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Tgi friday's long island iced tea recipe. 15 New Drinks to Thrill Your Taste Buds. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka. A couple weeks ago I posted a Strawberry Basil Mojito and it started me on a beverage kick.

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

I wish I hadn’t waited until the end of summer to start thinking about creative, fruity and refreshing drinks, but being the procrastinator that I am, I did! Sweet drinks are tasty, and they’re a simple way to liven up a party. A random Friday night with friends and a deck of cards is fun for sure… but add in a sweet vodka drink and SNAP! The night instantly got better.

Cocktail Hour - French Martini. The French Martini is a great beginner's Martini.

Cocktail Hour - French Martini

Like the Appletini, it's fruity and a little bit on the sweet side. That can often be your downfall though, as the bite of the vodka gets hidden away and you don't realise how potent they are until you've had a few and then get dizzy when you stand up. Summer Sangria. A party is not complete without booze.

Summer Sangria

I still remember the drink I prepared for my first house warming party was a Bellini, prepared with peach puree and champagne. I was not totally into cooking then but still managed to wow my guests with curry chicken and beef rendang prepared with Prima pre-mixed paste.... it wasn't difficult because most of my friends and colleagues do not cook so any sort of reasonably decent culinary effort was sufficient to impress. As the years went by and as I started to dig deeper into recipes, premixes started to feel like a cheating easy way out... the party dinner preparations became more frentic and tedious as I insisted on making everything from scratch.

Raspberry Splash on the Rocks. It’s not very often that a cocktail is mixed up in our house.

Raspberry Splash on the Rocks

After all, it’s my cousin, Mark, who is the cocktail expert in my extended family. By the way, he has a fabulous cocktail blog which you should definitely check out. Anyway, every now and then, my husband feels like making something a little extra special. Enter “Raspberry Splash on the Rocks”. Gin, Berry Juice, Raspberries, 1/2 lime, ice, water Start with the gin.

This is about 2 ounces on ice. Squeeze the 1/2 lime into the glass. Add the berries. Muddle the berries with the gin & lime. Almost there! Add the berry juice. Add water, if desired. Delicious! Raspberry Splash on the RocksAn original from my husband 2 oz gin juice from 1/2 of a large lime 6 raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup berry juice water, to taste Pour the gin over ice. Serves 1. Twisted Strawberry Lemonade. Last week, David Leibovitz’s blog had a delicious-looking guest post on strawberry vodka.

Twisted Strawberry Lemonade

Soon after that, TasteSpotting and FoodGawker exploded with entries showcasing different fruit-infused vodkas. Since everyone else was doing it… Yeah, I hopped on the infused vodka train. Ripe strawberries smell so good! Pomegranate-Champagne Rum Punch. “Today I don’t feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in bed.

Pomegranate-Champagne Rum Punch

Recipes from The Nest. A Very Merry Cocktail Recipe: The Spiced Pear Margarita. 5 Holiday Cocktails That Use Booze You Already Have Holiday Guest Post from Chris Gardner of Curbly. I love discovering new cocktail recipes and original ways to experience different, unique flavors with classic spirits.

5 Holiday Cocktails That Use Booze You Already Have Holiday Guest Post from Chris Gardner of Curbly

But, these days, discovering "new cocktails" on the internet usually means "new fandangled drinks that use a bunch of specialty liqueurs and spirits you don't have and aren't gonna buy a whole bottle of to try a new drink. " So, with that in mind, I decided to come up with five tasty, holiday-ish cocktails using stuff you can find in an average liquor cabinet. These'll work for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and, frankly speaking, Tuesday afternoons if you're feeling festive. These are all tested and approved recipes from the ManMade kitchens and friends...that was a fun day at the office. Arsenic Sauce For consumption with a three-decker toadstool sandwich. 1 1/2 oz. gin1/2 oz. sweet vermouth1/2 oz. homemade grenadine3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice3 dashes angostura bittersSoda waterGarnish: Lemon twist, wedge, or pomegranate arils Sparkling Pomegrita 2 oz. silver tequila1 oz.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita Recipe. I’m pretty sure you worked super hard this week.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita Recipe

You deserve me. Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey's Marshmallows. Hi.

Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey's Marshmallows

I’m dying to tell you about this boozy hot cocoa, but I drank my way down a few mugs and am currently trying to crawl my way out. Like everything else this week, it wasn’t my idea… a bunch of you [like Allison] looked at me [virtually] as if I was insane for not putting the marshmallow vodka in hot chocolate. I’m so glad I have smart invisible internet friends! No more words. Except… GET IT. Print Save Grown Up Hot Chocolate Yield: serves about 6 Total Time: 15 minutes (without marshmallows) Ingredients: 3 cups whole milk 1 1/2 cups cream or half and half 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark) 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt 4-6 ounces of marshmallow (or vanilla, cake, whipped cream) vodka Directions: In a large bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.

Remove from heat and whisk in vodka, or add to each glass right before serving. That up there? The 10 manliest cocktails (and how to make them)