Cocktails for National Hot Chocolate Day

January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day.  Of course you can whip up some hot chocolate and fill it with tiny marshmallows and be happy.  Or you can add some tasty adult beverages and be really happy.  So stoke the fireplace and mix up these delicious cocktails. Drambuie ‘s Cocoa Buie II 2 parts Drambuie 9 parts Hot Milk 3 tbsp Hot Cocoa mix 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt Optional Garnish with miniature marshmallows In a saucepan combine all ingredients and warm over medium heat. Stir slowly until simmering. Serve hot. Drambuie is made from a delightful … Continue reading Cocktails for National Hot Chocolate Day

Nieto Senetiner, Blend Collection, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

Nieto Senetiner, Blend Collection, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina. This special blend from Nieto Senetiner is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Franc. The wine is dark ruby red with violet highlights. The nose has strong aromas of cassis and black cherry baked by baking spices, minerals and perfumed wild flowers. The full palate is alive with plenty of upfront red and black fruits. The malbec shows plenty of backbone and power that is softened with the fruit of the Cabernet Franc. The long finish shows a great balance between fruit and acidity. Nieto Senetiner, Blend Collection, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina … Continue reading Nieto Senetiner, Blend Collection, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

National Hot Toddy Day, time to defrost, January 11, 2017. Here’s how!

As Winter continues to pound the United States, it is even a chilly 75 degrees in Miami.  Sorry I couldn’t help myself about the temperature in my paradise.  Anyway, just in time to warm the soul, National Hot Toddy Day is here.  So here after a frigid day battling the elements, Drambuie and Monkey Shoulder Whisky off a solution to take the chill off, enjoy! Drambuie’s Broadford Toddy a 1 ½ parts Drambuie ½ part Hudson Manhattan Rye ¼ part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram 3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters 2 Orange wedges 2 lemon wedges 1 small pinch grated nutmeg 4-5 … Continue reading National Hot Toddy Day, time to defrost, January 11, 2017. Here’s how!

Bubbly Cocktails for National Bubble Bath Day, January 8

It seems this day there is a national day for just about anything.  So January 8, 2017 is National Bubble Bath Day, so why not make the best of your bubble bath.  While the tub is filling up up mix up these cocktails featuring Q Drinks sparkling mixers and relax in a warm bubble bath. Q Winter Citrus Sangria 12 oz Q Club Soda 12 oz Q Tonic 6 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur 8 oz Cocci Americano Italian White Vermouth 12 oz Dry White Wine 2 cups sliced winter citrus (pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges, Cara Cara, lemon) 1/2 cup … Continue reading Bubbly Cocktails for National Bubble Bath Day, January 8