If you live in an area that experiences long winters and haven’t been able to get away on a tropical vacation this year, you are probably ready for an island-inspired adult beverage such as a Purple Squirrel. This cocktail is easily created using both light and coconut rum, grenadine, club soda, freshly squeezed lime juice and blue curacao. Simply place all the ingredients except for the club soda into a tumbler, shake well and add the club soda before pouring into a tall cocktail glass over Read the rest of this entry »
I am a regular drinker and about the only thing I enjoy more than a good drink is learning the history behind them. There are lots of specials on television if you know where to look. One special I saw on my satellitetv-hq service was talking about one of my favorite drinks.
The rum and cola, a fairly simple drink, actually has quite the complex history and the television special dove deep into the origins. It turns out the real name of the drink was the Cuba Libre which means “Free Cuba.” Not an overly complex drink it is essentially one part cola beverage (typically Coca Cola) and one part rum (typically Cuban rum). The Cola represents the American side of things while the rum represents Cuba and the blending of the two is meant as a symbolic blend of cultures.
Regardless of the history, this drink is simple and easy to make. Often served in a highball glass with a standard garnish of a lime wedge, the drink features hard liquor that goes down smooth with the help of a little cola. A great starter drink if you are new to the party or if you want to unwind a little.
Sangria is a tasty wine punch with a long history in Spain and Portugal, which then spread through the Spanish empire in Latin America. In recent years, Sangria has become a popular drink in many countries. It is easy to make Sangria, and there are many recipe variations. The kind and amount of fruits added varies. There is no such thing as a traditional Sangria recipe, as even in Spain there are different concoctions. As red wine is inexpensive in Spain, it is considered the base ingredient.
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The Malibu Breeze, also called the Malibu Bay Breeze, is a delicious perfect for days that you by the beach soaking up the sun, in a hammock under the palm trees… or just wishing that you were! Malibu rum is the most popular worldwide brand of rum, and has a long history of producing quality rum using good ingredients.
Contrary to popular belief, rum was first invented in Asia likely in India or China. It was Read the rest of this entry »
Its name might sound more appealing to vampires than to us living humans. The name might even be considered stomach turning to some. However, the Bloody Mary is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks ever created. It can be simplistic only containing two ingredients or it can be complex containing multiple ingredients. The simple method is a mix of vodka and tomato juice. That sounds good but don’t skip your morning eggs and bacon. The variations are normally other ingredients added to the main simple duo. It is a Read the rest of this entry »
Coffee is not just a morning wake-up beverage. You can have a warm, tasty coffee-based beverage in the evening, or anytime, jazzed up for adults with liqueurs. Decaffeinated coffee can be used in place of regular, to keep you from getting a jolt of wakefulness after hours.
Try this delicious, nutty chocolate-hazelnut concoction: combine hot coffee with chocolate liqueur and hazelnut liqueur. Served in a wine glass, this is a sophisticated drink to help you unwind.
The classic Irish Coffee is comforting and rich. Mix a cup of hot coffee with good Irish Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to making fruity mixed drinks, the options are endless. We can customize them to our liking and even follow simple recipes if we’d like to.
Now, if you’d like to learn how to make the perfect margarita, here are some helpful tips to take into consideration:
Alcohol: In order for your margarita to taste good, you want to make sure you don’t put in too much alcohol. Stick to a shot glass amount.
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