Are you ready for some football?

After last week’s post are you really surprised that this week centers around preparing for your Superbowl Party?  You know that we can’t resist this opportunity for featuring a drink that will help you with all of your festivities!  Since we are long awaited Chiefs’ Fans, we present to you Arrowhead Punch!

Arrowhead Punch is a fun party drink.  It is not too boozy and not overly sophisticated, but it is a delicious, easy drink to create for a party of 2 or 20!  To make Arrowhead Punch you need only a few simple ingredients: apple flavored vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice.  Don’t have apple flavored vodka handy?  You can easily substitute regular vodka.  We used diet cranberry juice to cut down on calories and to keep the drink from tasting too sweet.  Go with your individual preference.

To make our beverage extra festive, we made red cherry ice cubes to add to the drink and of course, our own Chiefs flags from  a garnish pick.  Whatever it takes to make the game more fun for you and your guests!

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at to get the full printable recipe for Arrowhead Punch .

If you are true Chiefs Fan, you don’t want to spend time constantly shaking drinks for your guests. You need to be watching the game!  No fear.  We figured out the large batch recipe for you.  To make a large batch recipe of Arrowhead Punch use 1 1/2 cups of vodka (about 1/2 of a 750 ml bottle), 3/4 cup of Peach Schnapps, and 6 cups of cranberry juice.  Place in a large pitcher and stir.  Serve over ice.  Yields 12- 8 ounce drinks.

We made our Arrowhead Punch with some Baked Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese Dip in honor of Pat Mahomes’ homeland.  You can find the recipe for the pimento cheese here.

Whether you are cheering on the Chiefs or supporting that other team, we hope you have a great Superbowl Weekend.  Let us know if you serve Arrowhead Punch at your party.  We would love to hear about it! Go Chiefs!!!!

Don’t forget that we want to hear from you!  What do you want to see more of on The Blind Pig Blog?  Give us feedback here!



Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Mocktails Anyone?

Are you having a dry January?  We are not referring to the precipitation outside, but to the trend that many Americans choose to follow in January.  A dry January is when one  chooses to abstain from alcohol and alcoholic beverages for the month of January.  Some choose this route to help jump start healthy habits and new diets for the new year.  Others choose to participate in dry January to give their bodies a reprieve from all of the imbibing and rich foods that were enjoyed throughout the holiday season. This week, you will see something that The Blind Pig Blog has not previously done.  We are sharing a recipe for a non-alcoholic beverage — a mocktail!

We were quite surprised with how delicious this little beverage turned out. Rhonda expected it to taste just so-so, but it was refreshing and delicious.  The Orange Basil Spritzer would be a perfect beverage to offer if you have friends at your gathering who are abstaining from alcohol for a variety of reasons.  Why should all of the alcohol drinkers have all of the fun with the festively garnished drinks?  Offer this as an alternative and everyone can enjoy the festivities!

This post is finally highlighting two of Rhonda’s Christmas gifts. First the coup glasses were high on her list.  We had so many recipes we wanted to share with you and we didn’t have the right glasses.  Coup glasses are great for classic cocktails and for cocktails where you need a wide mouth for the garnish.  Don’t these look great?  Secondly, she finally got a chance to light her torch!  She asked for a glazing torch, so she could glaze garnishes and desserts.  She used her torch for the first time to glaze the blood orange slices used for garnish.  Just sprinkle a little sugar over the orange slices, light the torch and glaze!

Creating the Orange Basil Spritzer is an ease.  You need only a few basic ingredients: orange juice, basil simple syrup, club soda, sliced blood oranges and fresh basil for garnish.

If you are reading this post via email, visit us at for a printable version of The Orange Spritzer recipe.

We made the orange spritzer with regular orange juice, next time we would purchase extra blood oranges so we could make it with blood orange juice to give it that pretty red color.

To make the basil simple syrup, follow our simple syrup recipe.  If you are going for a recipe with lower calories, you can also use our Stevia simple syrup recipe.  When placing the simple syrup in a container to cool, add two to three basil leaves.  Let the basil and syrup infuse for 24 hours before serving.

This beverage is an ideal beverage to serve at any gathering, but perfect for a baby shower or brunch! The basil simple syrup adds a delicious flavor to the orange juice base. Try out the Orange Basil Spritzer this week and let us know what you think!

We cannot close out this post with rejoicing with all of Chiefs Kingdom across the US!  It has been a very long time coming, but we all stayed true to the red and gold and now we are going to the SUPER BOWL!  Don’t worry, we are already concocting some recipes to share for your super bowl celebrations!  GO CHIEFS!!!!!



Sip On This: Espresso Menta

We got a pleasant surprise in Texas yesterday!  It snowed.  We know our friends up North are thinking, “Big deal,” as they roll their eyes, but the people who live south of the Mason Dixon line don’t always get to experience the fluffy white stuff as often as you, so it is quite a newsworthy event.  At The Blind Pig Headquarters we did not get much more than a slight dusting, and to be quite honest, we received more sleet than snow.  However, in Denton, Texas, just a mere 45 minutes west of us, they had enough snow to go sledding and make respectable snowmen.  Of course we had to take full advantage of the opportunity to have snow in our Blind Pig Photos for the week, so make sure to take note.

We would love feedback from our readers, so don’t forget to click on our survey link at the bottom of our post!

This week we are sharing an easy delightful little cocktail called the Espresso Menta.  It has two of our familiar ingredients, Caffe’ Borghetti and Branca Menta.  Yes, we use these ingredients a lot.  We assure you it is for two good reasons.  Reason #1:  Both Borghetti and Branca Menta are excellent liquids.  They are superior to other liquors in their respective categories.  We won’t give you all the details here, but trust us.  Others do not have the same craftsmanship or quality.  Reason #2:  We try to give you multiple recipes that can be made with the same ingredients.  No one wants to purchase a whole bottle of something and only use 1 ounce.  By sharing multiple recipes with the same ingredients, you are able to see the versatility of the ingredients and recipes that we share on TBPB!

The Espresso Menta is a versatile cocktail that can be used as an after dinner drink, a sipping cocktail with appetizers, or even served as a brunch cocktail.  The espresso and mint flavors pair nicely with chocolates and sweets for a dessert cocktail.  The coffee flavor makes it a wonderful brunch beverage, and the combination of the two produce a fantastic cocktail to sip slowly.

The Espresso Menta is made with only 2 ingredients — Caffe’ Borghetti and Branca Menta.  We added a sprig of mint for garnish, because you’ve got to accessorize!! To make the Espresso Menta, place your Branca Menta bottle in the freezer for about an hour to chill.  Next pour 1.5 ounces of Caffe’ Borghetti and 1 ounce of Branca Menta over a cup of ice in a shaker.  Shake until the shaker becomes chilled.  Pour into a small sipping cocktail glass.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.  Sip and enjoy.

The Espresso Menta is a great cocktail to serve when entertaining, because there is little prep. The flavors will have your guests wondering how you found this gem of a cocktail.  You can tell them about us, or maybe you want to keep your source a secret?

We would love to hear from you and get your feedback on what you would like to see on The Blind Pig Blog.  Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.  Thanks!


Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.


Top Posts of 2019

The holiday haze is almost clearing around The Blind Pig household.  Everyone will be back to school and work next week.  We had such a wonderful holiday season.  In early December we visited Blind Piglet #1 in NYC.

Later in December we were with family and friends in Missouri.  Our niece got married, and we took in a KC Chiefs football game.

We came back home to Dallas and lucked into some tickets to go to the NHL Winter Classic.  No one can ever accuse our family of not making the most out of time off of work and school.

This week we wanted to take a look back at 2019.  We were busy around The Blind Pig Blog, and we are taking some time to reflect on all that we shared with you this past year.  We broke it down into two categories — Your Top Posts and Our Top Posts.  Take a scroll down the page with us as we reminisce.

Your Top Posts for 2019

Savannah Special

This wonderful concoction was dreamed up to celebrate Blind Piglet #1’s graduation from MIZZOU and into the big, big world to seek her fortune. It is a great large batch drink for any spring or summer soiree.

Italian Negroni

We brought this one to you because Negroni’s originated in Italia.  It is almost sacrilegious to create a Negroni without all Italian ingredients.  Enjoy this cocktail the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Life Is Short Make It Sweet

This yummy Prosecco twist on traditional strawberry shortcake is a showstopper.  It is the perfect spring and summer dessert to serve.

Fall All Over

This yummy autumnal cocktail is simple and refreshing.  It is just right for when the cool Fall days start to hit.

Spiked Pecan Bars

We agree with you that these are delicious!  Every once-in-awhile a recipe really surprises you and we agree that this one hit it out of the park.

Our Top Posts for 2019

Day Drinking

This beverage has become our go-to drink when we just want something light and not too powerful.  We order it often at our local neighborhood restaurant, Spazo’s.

Espresso Ice Cream

How could we have a top ten list without a minimum of one ice cream recipe?  This ice cream is as smooth to make as it is to taste.

Reverse Manhattan

Just like the Italian Negroni we featured above, the Reverse Manhattan is a great way to experience a classic cocktail with a different twist.

Easy Espresso Cake

We sure featured a lot of espresso recipes on TBPB this year.  We don’t see that slowing down anytime soon. (Hint, hint) This cake is a winner no matter where you take it or who you serve it to.

The Moon Walk

Our history buff family could not let this opportunity slide without one more nod to the lunar landing.  Besides, it is a great cocktail too!

Stick around to see what great recipes and posts 2020 will bring!


Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.