Category: Cocktail

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Wonder Woman Piña Colada

Here is a delicious and festive piña colada recipe inspired by Wonder Woman and voice actress Susan Eisenberg with strawberries, pineapple, and Blue Curacao. Plus an easy 3-ingredient version of this cocktail too!

Ingredients

3 Ingredient Piña Colada
1 pound frozen pineapple
cup white rum
cup coconut milk
Wonder Woman Piña Colada
2 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
cup white rum, divided
cup coconut milk, divided
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons Blue Curacao

Directions

3 Ingredient Piña Colada

Blend together the pineapple, rum, and coconut milk until smooth. Enjoy!

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Add the 2 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks, ⅓ cup white rum, and ⅓ cup coconut milk to a blender and blend until smooth.

Fill 2 pint glasses ⅓ full with the blended Piña Colada and place them in the freezer. Place the remaining Piña Colada in a separate container in the freezer.

Add 2 cups of frozen strawberries, ⅓ cup white rum, and ⅓ cup coconut milk to a blender and blend until smooth.

Divide the strawberry mixture between the two pint glasses and place them back in the freezer.

Add 2 tablespoons of Blue Curacao to the leftover Piña Colada and mix well.

Remove the pint glasses from the freezer and divide the blue mixture between them. For extra credit, you can make star ice cubes out of coconut milk the night before for the star-spangled undies.

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Clementine & Marjoram Paloma Cocktail with The Lincoln Project’s Mike Madrid

Join me for a politically-charged interview with one of the founders from the Lincoln Project, Mike Madrid, plus a delicious paloma cocktail recipe inspired by the chat, made with fresh clementine juice. We talk Trump, getting rid of Trump, and more.

Ingredients

2 ounces tequila silver
3 ounces clementine juice
2 inch sprig of marjoram
¼ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon lime juice
Crushed ice

Directions

Add the 2-inch sprig of marjoram to an old fashioned cocktail glass along with the sugar and the lime juice.

Muddle the ingredients.

Fill the glass with crushed ice.

Add the tequila silver, clementine juice, and stir. Top off with a lime wedge and sprig of marjoram.

Enjoy!

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Spicy Pineapple Aperol Spritzer with Valerie Bertinelli

Join me for a fun, candid interview with actress and Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli plus a delicious pineapple and Aperol spritzer cocktail recipe inspired by the chat. We talk about food, recipe development, Trump, battle of the network stars, and so much more!

Ingredients

2 slices of jalapeño
5 sprigs of fresh cilantro
¼ teaspoon sugar
5 dashes of orange bitters
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces Aperol
2 ounces Añejo tequila
Crushed ice

Directions

Add the jalapeno slices, fresh cilantro, sugar, orange bitters, and a splash of pineapple juice to a 16 ounce mason jar.

You probably won’t use up all the cilantro you purchased for this recipe, so here is how to easily store it. This will keep it fresh for weeks. Make sure the herb is completely dry. Then roll it up in a paper towel and store it in a plastic bag with all of the air removed. You can see the full instructions on storing cilantro here: How to store Cilantro for Weeks

Muddle the fresh cilantro and jalapeno by pressing down on it with a muddler and giving it a few turns. You don’t want to over work the herb.

Also, if you purchased jalapenos just for this recipe, check out my Quick Pickle recipe as an easy way to use the rest of them up.

Now fill the jar up with crushed ice. BTW, this recipe is easily scalable. This is just for one cocktail.

Add the pineapple juice, Añejo tequila, and Aperol. You can really use any tequila you have on hand. Because Añejo is oaked, it is sweeter and a bit more rounded than tequila blanco. I find those notes work really well with the cilantro, jalapeno, and pineapple. The vanilla from the oaking gives the drink a nice tropical spin.

Mix the drink and then serve. You can garnish it with leaves from a pineapple crown like I did or just fresh pineapple.

Enjoy!

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Blood Orange & Rosemary Margarita

A delicious blood orange-based margarita made with a homemade rosemary cinnamon simple syrup and Añejo tequila.

Ingredients

2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
1 ounce Rosemary Cinnamon Simple Syrup
½ fresh lime, juiced
2 ounces Añejo tequila
1 blood orange slice
1 small sprig of rosemary

Directions

Rosemary Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Add fresh rosemary, a cinnamon stick, sugar, and water to a small pot over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved. When the liquid comes to a low simmer, cover the pot, and remove the pan from the heat.

Let steep for about 3 minutes, longer if you want a more intense flavor, up to 10 minutes. Strain out the rosemary and cinnamon, reserving the liquid. It should make ¾ cup of syrup.

Transfer it to an airtight container. The syrup keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks. This syrup is great for teas, homemade sodas, and cocktails.

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Blood Orange & Rosemary Margarita

Fill the mixing glass of a Boston shaker ⅓ full with crushed ice.

Add the blood orange juice, the rosemary cinnamon simple syrup, the fresh lime juice, and the tequila. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with fresh rosemary and a slice of blood orange.

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Blood Orange Margarita

Here’s a bloody good cocktail! Made with Añejo tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave, this mixed drink is the perfect way to celebrate blood oranges.

Ingredients

2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
2 ounces agave syrup
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces Añejo tequila
1 blood orange slice
Crushed ice

Directions

Fill the mixing glass of a Boston shaker ⅓ full with crushed ice.

Add the blood orange juice, agave, the fresh lime juice, and the tequila. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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Best Mimosa Cocktail

A mimosa cocktail is a fairly simple drink but if you want to make the best mimosa you’ve ever had, here is the recipe and all the tips and tricks you need to do that.

Ingredients

1 (750 mL) bottle of Brut Champagne
2 cups orange juice
1 cup triple sec

Directions

Sparkling wine terminology can be a bit confusing with respect to the rest of the wine world. Sec Champagnes, also noted as Dry, are on the sweeter side. Typically a dry wine means it is not sweet but not in this case. Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature wines all have less sugar.

I recommend using Brut or Extra Brut Champagne for your mimosa.

Of course, if you like a sweeter mimosa, then Extra Sec, Sec, and Demi Sec Champagnes might be better for you. Avoid Doux Champagne for a mimosa.

Prosecco is a great low-cost alternative to Champagne, but it doesn’t quite bubble the same. That said, it is much easier on the wallet.

Both the sparkling wine and the orange juice should be very cold.

Add the bubbly to the glasses first. This allows the Champagne to bubble up but not cause a mess. If there was OJ in the glass, the bubbles could cause it to spill over.

Next add in the orange juice and then add in the triple sec.

Never stir your mimosa. The addition of the orange juice to the bubbly is more than enough to mix the ingredients. Stirring will only flatten the cocktail.

Never make a pitcher of mimosas ahead of time. It’s just another way you will lose those precious bubbles. #savethebubbles

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Classic Mimosa Cocktail

Want to learn how to make a mimosa the traditional way? Here are some tips and tricks for crafting the perfect classic mimosa cocktail every single time. Oh, and what about making a pitcher of mimosas? Learn everything here.

Ingredients

1 (750 mL) bottle of Brut Champagne
3 cups orange juice

Directions

Use Brut or Extra Brut Champagne. Sparkling wine terminology can be a bit confusing with respect to the rest of the wine world. Sec Champagnes, also noted as Dry, are on the sweeter side. Typically a dry wine means it is not sweet but not in this case. Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature wines all have less sugar.

Of course, if you like a sweeter mimosa, then Extra Sec, Sec, and Demi Sec Champagnes might be better for you. Doux Champagne for a mimosa is basically a soda pop.

Prosecco is a great low-cost alternative to Champagne for mimosas, but it doesn’t quite bubble the same. That said, it is much easier on the wallet.

Both the sparkling wine and the orange juice should be very cold.

Add the bubbly to the glasses first. This allows the Champagne to bubble up but not cause a mess. If there was OJ in the glass, the bubbles could cause it to spill over.

Never stir your mimosa. The addition of the orange juice to the bubbly is more than enough to mix the ingredients. Stirring will only flatten the cocktail.

Ix-nay on the itcher-pay too. That is, never make a pitcher of mimosas ahead of time. It’s just another way you will lose those precious bubbles.

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Cranberry & Pineapple Sherbet Punch

In this recipe, it’s champagne punch meets sherbet punch in a delicious and easy batch cocktail for your New Year’s Eve party, or just any day ending in Y. No judgment. This holiday cocktail is a yummy party punch for any time of year.

Ingredients

1 (750 ml) bottle brut champagne
4 cups ginger ale
1½ cups pineapple juice
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup triple sec
1 cup cranberries
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 pint raspberry sherbert

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the raspberry sherbet onto the parchment, spacing the scoops apart. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour.

In a large punch bowl, mix together the pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and triple sec. Slowly add the champagne and the ginger ale. This will preserve the bubbles, but is not necessary if you are a master at pouring.

Add in the cranberries and the pineapple chunks. While the chunks are easier, you can also cut the pineapple stars into slices of pineapple using a cookie cutter.

Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and add the scoops of sherbet to the punch bowl; carefully.

Enjoy!

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