Old Fashioned Apple Cider & Bourbon Milk Punch

Old Fashioned Apple Cider & Bourbon Milk Punch

If you’re not a fan of eggnog, but you want a festive, creamy drink, I’ve got you!!! A friend of mine that lives the expat life in San Miguel de Allende posted about a holiday cocktail he was drinking. It looked so good! All he knew was that it was creamy, and it had apple cider & bourbon in it. I think I figured it out!! See what you think!

Old Fashioned Apple Cider & Bourbon Milk Punch

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 12 Servings

Old Fashioned Apple Cider & Bourbon Milk Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (I used low fat)
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups bourbon (or more if you’re staying home)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • Hard ice
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients and mix until frothy.
  2. Pour the cocktail into a rock’s glass filled with ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with a dash of ground cinnamon & a cinnamon stick.
  4. You can certainly adjust the apple cider & bourbon to your taste.
  5. Variation: Instead of cinnamon use pumpkin pie spice for a Thanksgiving flair.
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/old-fashioned-apple-cider-bourbon-milk-punch/

Blueberry Butterfly

Blueberry Butterfly

I created this drink after a long day of cooking. I think it tastes darn good and I love the color. Give it a try! Cheers!

Blueberry Butterfly

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Serving

Blueberry Butterfly

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 tsp Royal Rose Blueberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Creme de Violette
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients, except blueberries, in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with some luxardo cherries.
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/blueberry-butterfly/

Peach & Orange Blossom Martini

Peach & Orange Blossom Martini

This martini is summer in glass. I used some of some of my Fredericksburg peach haul to make this yummy cocktail. Its sophisticated, refreshing and easy to make. Perfect for a summer evening on the patio.

Peach & Orange Blossom Martini

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Cocktail

Peach & Orange Blossom Martini

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Ketel One Botanicals Peach & Orange Blossom Vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 tsp Agave sweetener
  • 1/2 peach, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 shakes of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange Italian soda
  • Sliced peaches and mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place everything in a shaker, except soda & garnish.
  2. Muddle the peaches. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a martini glass. Top off with soda & garnish with sliced peaches and a sprig of mint.
  4. Enjoy!
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/peach-orange-blossom-martini/

Kentucky Derby Pie Milkshake

Kentucky Derby Pie Milkshake

WINE & SPIRITS

This light milkshake celebrating the Kentucky Derby is life changing! It’s made with light chocolate & butter pecan ice cream & fat free whipped cream. Kentucky bourbon, optional. The race is only 2 minutes, but it will take you at least 4 to drink up this shake! Enjoy. I’m off to the races!

Kentucky Derby Pie Milkshake

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Serving

Kentucky Derby Pie Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 scoop low fat chocolate ice cream (I used Breyers Delight)
  • 1 scoop low fat butter pecan (I used Breyers Delight)
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk or nut milk (I used homemade almond milk)
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Reddi Whip Fat Free Whipped Cream
  • 1/8 cup crushed pecans
  • 1/4 cup crushed butter cookies (I used Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies)
  • Chessmen Horse Cookie & straws for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place a tall glass in the freezer.
  2. Crush a few pecans and butter cookies in a baggie, until fine. Place on a plate.
  3. Rim a tall glass with chocolate syrup. Then dip in crushed butter cookies & pecans.
  4. Squeeze chocolate syrup along the inside of the glass. Set aside. This will allow the chocolate to drip all the way down the inside of the glass.
  5. Mix bourbon, ice cream and milk in the blender, until smooth. Carefully pour into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream, a horse cookie and a sprinkle of the crushed cookies & pecans. Sip with a straw and watch the Kentucky Derby!
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/kentucky-derby-pie-milkshake/

Income Tax Cocktail

Income Tax Cocktail

WINE & SPIRITS

Are you celebrating a large refund, crying over what you owe, or just a CPA that’s happy tax season is over? This is an awesome cocktail to imbibe in no matter where you fall. This cocktail dates back to the 1920s and you can find many versions of the recipe. They all have gin, vermouth & fresh orange juice. The recipe also calls for bitters, which was thought by many to be a nod to the bitterness of giving away a portion of your hard-earned cash to the government. I tested several recipes before deciding on this one from mr boston drinks ~ it’s delicious & tastes like an artisan cocktail from Hotel Emma (San Antonio’s premiere boutique hotel). Just sayin’.

Income Tax Cocktail

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Serving

Income Tax Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and then pour in a martini glass glass or coupe.
  2. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

Notes

Recipe from https://mrbostondrinks.com/recipes/income-tax-cocktail

http://michellesipsandsavors.com/income-tax-cocktail/

Strawberry Thyme Smash

Strawberry Thyme Smash

WINE & SPIRITS

You didn’t think I’d get through this strawberry extravaganza w/out posting a cocktail did you???I used my Vanilla & Thyme Roasted Strawberries as the base for this refreshing cocktail. The lemony & minty tones of the thyme was perfect for this cocktail. Just muddle a spoonful of roasted strawberries, add a squeeze of lemon, a shot of vodka & lots of crushed ice. Give it a little sparkle by topping it off w/a splash of ginger ale or bubbly. It’s berrilicious!

Strawberry Thyme Smash

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Serving

Strawberry Thyme Smash

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping spoonful of Vanilla Thyme Roasted Strawberries
  • 1 TBS roasted strawberry syrup
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Crushed ice
  • Spring of fresh thyme
  • Optional - Ginger ale or your choice of bubbly

Instructions

  1. Place roasted strawberries and syrup in bottom of a glass. Muddle the strawberries.
  2. Add the lemon juice and vodka. Mix well.
  3. Add crushed ice & garnish with a sprig of thyme
  4. If desired, splash a little ginger ale or bubbly to top it off. Enjoy!
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/strawberry-thyme-smash/

Carnival Colada

Carnival Colada

WINE & SPIRITS

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Qui, cher! It’s Mardi Gras & I’m channeling Arnaud’s with this  CARNIVAL COLADA. And, since its Fat Tuesday, I’m enjoying this La Panaderia Kings Cake Rosca with my cocktail! I love that the official colors of Mardi Gras stand for Justice ~ Power ~ Faith. By the way, this cocktail is on the healthy side. It is made with unsweetened almond milk, pineapple juice, coconut rum & Suncore butterfly pea flower super powder for the pretty purple color.

 

Moonstruck Margarita

Moonstruck Margarita

WINE & SPIRITS

Moonstruck Margarita comin’ atcha, just in time for your Oscar Party! This stunning Blood Orange Margarita (with a twist) is perfect for your awards night party or anytime for that matter! And, who doesn’t love a movie themed cocktail!

Moonstruck Margarita

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 cocktail

Moonstruck Margarita

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 blood orange
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 oz vanilla syrup
  • 1/2 tsp agave honey (or just eyeball it & squirt a tiny amount about the size of tsp)
  • 2 oz tequila reposada
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • Lime slices for garnish & turbinado sugar
  • Agave honey and Pink Himalayan salt for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place everything except the items for the garnish in a shaker
  2. Add a cup of really hard ice & shake vigorously
  3. Strain & serve in a champagne coupe that has been rimmed with agave honey & dipped in pink Himalayan salt
  4. Garnish with a floating broiled lime slice (broil lime slices on a sheet pan with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar - not much - for 2-3 minutes until slightly browned)
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/moonstruck-margarita/

Cherry Bourbon Smash

Cherry Bourbon Smash

SPIRITS

I’m loving this FIZZY CHERRY BOURBON SMASH in this tall glass. When I saw fresh sweet cherries at the grocery store, I just knew I was gonna make this! Muddle 2 TBS sugar, 8 pitted cherries & the juice of one lime in a shaker. Add 4 ounces of your favorite bourbon, 4 ounces of cherry juice & some ice and shake. Strain into 2 tall glasses & top with ice & club soda. Garnish w/some cherries with the stem on. Makes drinks. Cheers!

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

WINE & SPIRITS

I love this festive margarita! Making this classic with cranberry juice is just was the holiday season needs! 

Cranberry Margarita

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1

Cranberry Margarita

Ingredients

  • For rim - 1 TBS coarse sea salt & honey
  • Ice
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1.5 oz silver tequila (1 shot)
  • 1 oz Grand Mariner (2/3 shot)
  • 4.5 oz cranberry juice (3 shots), or more to taste
  • Fresh cranberries & lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare rim by dipping it in honey and then salt. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Squeeze a 2 lime quarters, the tequila, Grand Marnier & cranberry juice in shaker. Shake and pour over ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a lime quarter
http://michellesipsandsavors.com/cranberry-margarita/

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