A Look Back on 2020: TBPB’s Top 10 Posts

We finally made it to the final day of 2020.  As has been stated, this has been quite an interesting year.  We won’t go into all of the gory details that you have lived through and reviewed on End of Year TV specials.  There was a peaked curiosity for creating your own cocktails at home during the quarantines and shutdowns, which created an uptick in traffic at our little corner of the internet. We noticed that you like special cocktails for holidays and celebrations. Duly noted. We will be sure to bring you more of those in 2021. Join us for our yearly glance down memory lane with a look back at The Blind Pig Blog’s top 10 posts.

10. Butterfinger Bourbon Pie

We could not agree more that this delicious dessert belongs on our top list.  If you are a fan of Butterfinger candy bars, like Craig, this will be your best friend.

9. Fernet Branca Collins

The breakout cocktail of the summer. You could often see us sipping on one of these near the pool, so we are glad that you liked it too!  It is so delicious and light. Not only is it a great summer cocktail, but it is so very yummy anytime of year.  Look for this to start showing up on bar and restaurant menus!

8. Strawberry Aperol Spritz

The Strawberry Aperol Spritz was another satisfying summer cocktail that we shared with you.  The berries added the perfect amount of summer to an already classic drink.

7. Truly Watermelon Lemonade

Poolside and lakeside lazy summer days will never be the same without this easy on the go drink.  Trulys are one of the best selling hard seltzers, and we added a little more summer to the experience.

6. Red, White and Blue Smash

Celebrating the Fourth of July was a little more festive with this yummy, summer beverage. The colors were perfect for our nation’s birthday.

5. Holiday Margarita

The next three top posts were from the month of December with our holiday cocktails.  We agree with you that we found some delightful holiday cocktails to pump up the merry.

4. The Mistletoe

Yes, we couldn’t agree more that this cocktail was a great way to toast on Christmas Eve.

3. Pomegranate Paloma

This cocktail has become The Blind Pig household’s cocktail of the season.  It is so easy to drink and has just enough festive flavor for anytime of the year.

2. Boozy Peanut Butter Blossoms

Our yummy cookies were a hit at our house and in our holiday treat boxes.  We hope you and your family enjoyed this holiday classic cookie with a twist.

1. Ten Holiday Cocktails

As we said earlier, it was evident that holiday cocktails were on your mind and in your searches this year. Our top post for the year was a list of our best holiday cocktails.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful NYE.  We will be staying in and watching the ball drop from the comfort of our home.  Make sure to tell others about our blog, we would love to see our following increase in 2021!

If you are looking for some great cocktails for tonight, make sure to check out our I Can Fix A Drink page.  Happy New Year!

 

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

 

A Look Back At Summer

This post is very difficult for us to write.  We start celebrating summer around Cinco de Mayo in The Blind Pig house, and we enjoy every stinking hot, muggy minute of it.  What can we say?  We are summer people.  We like backyard barbecues, sipping cute cocktails with little umbrellas, taking a dip in the pool and the smell of sunscreen.  As we bid Summer farewell, we thought we would rewind and replay the tape of some of our summer recipes and the memories we shared with you this summer.  Let’s take a look shall we?

We kicked off our summer season with Cinco de Mayo and the Raspberry Margarita.

Then we celebrated Memorial Day with the Toffee Surprise.

We had so much fun sitting by the pool with the Just Peachy Popsicle.

June was enjoyable relaxing on the deck with the Mint Highball and our unofficial drink of summer the Fernet Branca Collins.  Craig even traveled with the recipe on a piece of paper and ordered it when we dined al fresco at restaurants around Big D.

 

Who can forget the surprise pie hit of the summer? Butterfinger Bourbon Pie! It melted our hearts almost as much as the summer heat was melting us.

July was a firecracker with the Red, White and Blue Smash and some flower power with the Hibiscus Spritz.

August was in full bloom with the Hibiscus Mule and Hibiscus Margarita.

The Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert made a spectacular summer splash.

You can’t forget about keeping our cool with the two amazing ice creams of 2020–  Boozy Berry Ice Cream and Caffe’ Toffee Ice Cream.

If you missed out on one of these amazing treats this summer, don’t worry.  You still have time to try them out.   Summer 2020 was a delicious and “unprecedented” summer. We can’t wait to see what the fall will bring.

Before we sign off, we can’t resist raising our glasses to the Dallas Stars!  They pulled off a win against the Colorado Avalanche last night in a game 7 win.  The Blind Pig household is happy (at least until the next series starts).

 

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

Save Room for Pie Part III: Butterfinger Bourbon Pie

If you’ve been around our blog long enough, you will know that it is no secret that The Blind Pig Household loves pie!!  Usually Rhonda makes Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie for Craig for Father’s Day and other special occasions, but this year we broke from tradition and tried another kind of pie: Butterfinger Bourbon Pie.

Butterfinger Bourbon Pie is made with Craig’s favorite candy bars — Butterfingers, chocolate cookie crumb crust, and a frozen whipped filling.  It has all of the characteristics of a winning dessert for our favorite dad!  It is a creamy, rich, sweet that is great for any summertime entertaining.

To make this delicious dessert you will need chocolate cookie crumbs from chocolate wafer cookies. (We have used these chocolate cookie wafers in other recipes on the blog, such as Yum Rum Balls, Cappuccino Dessert and Spirited Chocolate  Orange Bars. Remember to look for them near the sundae toppings in your grocery store.)  You will also need butter, egg white, cream cheese, granulated sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, Butterfinger candy bars, and your favorite whiskey or bourbon.

First make the pie crust.  You will need to pulse your wafer cookies in a food processor until the wafers are fine crumbs.  Next pulse in your melted butter and egg whites.  Then form into the bottom of a pie pan and bake for about fourteen minutes at 325 degrees.  After baking, remove from oven and cool.

While crust is cooling, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, and sugar until smooth.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl, beat cream and corn syrup with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  Add bourbon to the whipped cream and beat until well blended. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Crush the Butterfinger candy bars.  We usually place our candy bars in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.  Remove from freezer and pound candy bars while still in the wrapper with a mallet or rolling pin.  Open the wrapper and pour easily into a bowl.

Place half of the Butterfinger crumbs in the cream cheese/whipped cream mixture.  Save the remainder of the crumbs for the pie topping.

Spread the filling into the cooled crust.  Top with the remaining crushed Butterfinger crumbs.

Freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a printable version of the full recipe for Butterfinger Bourbon Pie.

This delicious dessert is as heavenly as it looks.  Cut pieces small, because it is quite rich and filling. (You can always go back for more!)

If you have a family full of Butterfinger-lovers this dessert will be a crowd pleaser!  Try it this weekend and let us know what you think.