Seeing Red

You may have noticed that our fav NFL team, the red-wearing Kansas City Chiefs are in the Super Bowl again this year? Since our beloved Chiefs are in the super bowl, and February is the month of love. We decided to celebrate with posts that are all about seeing RED!

To start you off on a red streak we are sharing a magnificent red cocktail today.  The pomegranate martini.  Do you remember when we mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we realized that there were some favorite recipes of ours that we had not shared with you in the past?  This pomegranate martini is one of those recipes. This yummy, citrusy cocktail is the basic pomegranate cocktail recipe with a few slight Blind Pig adjustments.

Unlike most martinis, we made ours with gin instead of vodka.  To make it taste even better, we used the Malfy Con Arancia Gin, which is blood orange flavored.  This gives the martini an extra citrusy pop!  If you want your martini to bubble a bit, you can also add a splash of sparkling water to the glass.

To make our version of the Pomegranate Martini you will need Malfy Con Arancia Gin. You also need cointreau, pomegranate juice, fresh lemon, fresh orange and pomegranate seeds.

Fill a shaker of ice and add the gin, cointreau, juice and squeeze lemon.  Shake for 20 seconds.  Pour into a martini or coup glass.  Garnish with a slice of orange and some pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top.

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This red cocktail is the perfect sipper for cheering on the Chiefs or mixing for your love on Valentine’s…or both!  We would love to hear if you try it out.

Look for our post next week.  We will be sharing another red cocktail with you while we are watching our CHIEFS!!!!!


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The World’s Best Selling Classic Cocktails

Drinks International updated its list of 50 of the World’s Best Selling Classic Cocktails, and we couldn’t help but notice that we have shared recipes for many of the drinks that made it onto the list.  These unprecedented times have spurred many individuals to learn to make some delicious drinks at home that they used to enjoy at their corner bar or favorite restaurant. Let’s take a look and see what cocktails rank at the top of your list and ours.

#38 Tommy’s Margarita:  Although we don’t call ours Tommy’s Margarita, our Skinny Agave Margarita is very close to the same recipe.  We can’t enjoy a margarita prepared any other way!

#22 Paloma: This refreshing tequila beverage is a favorite of ours, especially during the summer months.

#21 French 75: We shared this eloquent cocktail with you during the last World Cup.  Like a beautiful string of pearls it is classic and never goes out of style.

#18 Boulevardier: Since the roaring 20’s this has been a classic cocktail that is enjoyed by many.  Our past post has directions for making a barrel aged version or a single serve cocktail.

#15 Dark and Stormy: Want a classic cocktail that is easy to fix and easy to drink? With basically two easy ingredients, the Dark and Stormy may be the cocktail for you.

#11 Bloody Mary: This is the cocktail choice of breakfasts and brunches everywhere.  Who doesn’t love a good Bloody Mary with over the top garnishes?

#10 Mojito: We have two different mojitos to share with you.  We have the classic mojito made with rum and simple syrup, and we also have an Italian mojito made with Branca Menta.  You chose!

#9 Aperol Spritz: One of Rhonda’s favorites, the Aperol Spritz has just the right amount of bitter with the perfect amount of fizz.

#8 Manhattan: The Manhattan is Craig’s classic cocktail of choice.  You can never go wrong with a well made Manhattan.

#6 Espresso Martini:  Last week’s post was a huge hit.  The Espresso Martini has recently jumped to the top of the best selling cocktails.  Make it with Caffe’ Borghetti, which is the only espresso liqueur that is made from real espresso coffee beans.

#5 Margarita:  Shocked?  We aren’t. All restaurants and bars have a classic marg on the menu.  We have several variations of this extremely popular drink.

#4 Dry Martini:  Although the martini isn’t at the top of our love list,  we can’t deny it is popular.  We shared a post about this with you during quarantine.

#3 Daiquiri: We are not fans of overtly sweet cocktails, but apparently the daiquiri has never lost its spot near the top of the popularity poles. Our Menta Daiquiri focuses more on the Menta and less on the sugar.

#2 Negroni: Another one of Craig’s favs, this alcohol forward drink is quite satisfying. Our version is an all Italian cocktail with Italian gin.

#1 The Old Fashioned:  Apparently the World’s Best Selling Cocktail is not as out of fashion as its name may suggest.  Our recipe is a Rose Old Fashioned try it out and enjoy!

Choose your number. Which classic ranks at the top of your list?


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

We Love the Espresso Martini

We were looking through past posts reflecting on cocktails that we have shared with you.  We realized that one of the cocktails that has been on our favorites list for the past several years we have never shared with you.  Crazy, but I guess other ideas and recipes have beat our Espresso Martini recipe out. Not sure how this has happened, but in 2021 we are looking through our files and making sure we share some of our top recipes with you.

The Espresso Martini has been around for a few years, but has recently reached an all-time high in popularity.  Currently it ranks at #6 on Drinks International list of best selling cocktails.  Wondering how to make this delicious cocktail at home?  Well, we’ve got you covered.

Our recipe includes our favorite espresso liqueur, Caffe’ Borghetti, vodka, vanilla syrup and a couple splashes of milk.  Shake these ingredients together to form a nice froth and you are good to go!  We garnished ours with a few espresso beans and some cocoa on the top to give it a nice presentation. We make our Espresso Martini with Caffe’ Borghetti, because it is the only espresso liqueur made with real espresso beans.  It is delicious!

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The Espresso Martini is a great dessert drink, but can also hold its own as an anytime cocktail.  Caution: this is not a cocktail to sip on right before bedtime.

We would love to hear from you if you try out our Espresso Martini.  We love it and hope you will too!


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Keep Warm with a Fernet Hot Chocolate

It’s snowing in Dallas, Texas today!  To our Northern friends, this snow was beautiful, yet brief.  As we were running errands today and the beautiful, big, fluffy snowflakes were falling, we realized why Southerners love snow.  What Southerners know of snow is glorious, large flakes that float through the air and rest on your shoulders briefly and then disappear into a mini puddle. What isn’t there to like about that kind of snow?  There is no hassle, no stress, no change to your normal routines.

We had planned to share a different cocktail with you to start your 2021 off on the right foot, but our research and development team, a.k.a. Craig, did not make sure we had the appropriate supplies on hand.  Fate saved us with the snow, which found us more in the mood for a comforting cup of hot cocoa instead.

We shared three great hot chocolate recipes with you in the past during the 3 Hot Chocolates with a Twist post.  Today we are sharing a Fernet Hot Chocolate.  This drink is simple as pie and can be made on the spot.  Choose your favorite hot cocoa recipe.  (We made ours with cocoa from the Kerig.) Then add an ounce of fernet.  Top off with marshmallows or whipped cream, and sprinkle some shaved chocolate.  Yumm-o!  Rhonda was supposed to share hers with Craig and accidentally drank the whole mug! Oops!

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Grab that bottle of Fernet out of the cabinet, pour some in your hot chocolate, light the fireplace and relax with a good book.  I think we all need to pamper ourselves a bit after this week, don’t you?


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