Snowed In?

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Let us just start by saying that we planned this post a few weeks ago.  At that time we had noooo idea that the Midwest would be under a winter storm warning.  Currently there is close to a foot of snow on the ground for many of our Midwest followers.  When we created this recipe and came up with the name, we did not realize that the universe was listening so closely.  We apologize.  However, we are sharing a delicious, chocolaty drink with you that we aptly named  Snowed In.  We felt that reflected the weather in much of the country for this time of year. (Yes, parts of Texas did receive some snow two weeks ago.) It has a little chocolaty goodness, a little bit of coffee and a lot of yum!

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There are three main ingredients in Snowed In: Crystal Head Vodka, Cafe Borghetti, and Kerrygold Irish Cream.  Put them together and shake with a little ice, and presto you have a fabulous cocktail to drink next to the warm fire.

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We used chocolate syrup, semi-sweet chocolate shavings and a few espresso beans for garnish.  We showed you our trick for garnishing with chocolate syrup last year when we made Who Needs Half Price Shakes Before 8?

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We’ve made this tasty little drink a couple of times now, and we think we like it more and more every time we make it.  It would be perfect to serve to guests as a dessert drink.  We would love to hear what you think!

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The next time you are snowed in or not, shake up this cocktail to keep you warm on the inside as you cuddle up next to the fire with your honey.

  

Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

 

Happy Anniversary, Blind Pig

The Blind Pig Blog has made one trip around the sun!  Yes, this week marks our one year anniversary of The Blind Pig Blog.  What an adventure this year has been! We are so grateful to our faithful subscribers who have joined us in this fun adventure. Each post has had its own special flare and flavor.  At the end of 2017 we posted our Top Ten most popular posts for the year.  This week, we want to take you on a trip down memory lane and share our personal favorites with you.

10. Spiked Honey Watermelon Limeade

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We first shared this delicious beverage with you during our Watermelon Wars.  Not only is the drink fun to make, but it is a great drink for summer cookouts or pool parties.

9. The Royal Hurricane

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The Royal Hurricane is one of the newer members of The Blind Pig cache, but will most likely be a crowd favorite at our household this summer.  It’s an excellent beach or lakeside drink.

8. Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls

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No one makes rolls like Grandma Ruth, but these are a great substitute when Grandma is not near.

7.  Kerrygold French Toast

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This recipe is a must-have at your next brunch.  By the way, Mother’s Day is just right around the corner.

6. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn

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This post is one our favs because it was so darn easy to make, and was such a delightful surprise!

5. Zaya Banana Bread

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Zaya Banana Bread is hands down the BEST banana bread we have ever had.  It even tastes better after a day or two.

4. Kerrygold Ice Cream

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This post was probably our most overlooked post, and it was definitely one of the best recipes we shared with you.  It is such an easy way to make homemade ice cream, and it is delish!  The chocolate sauce is a dream, too.

3. Caffe Borghetti Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie

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Six words: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie.  Need we say more?

2. Mary Ann or Ginger?

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This fun, easy drink is a crowd pleaser and one of our favorites to serve at get-togethers and gatherings.

1. The Skinny Agave Margaritathe skinny agave margarita

This post started it all.  Not only does The Skinny Agave Margarita taste great, it is a versatile crowd pleaser for any social gathering.  Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a good margarita every now and then?

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We are closing out this post with a shout out to Blind Piglet #1.  She turns 21 years old today!  Happy Birthday. XOXO

Disclaimer:  The beverages shared on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking. Never drink and drive.

 

Espresso Your Love

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Make this delicious treat with Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur.

Hello, Lovebugs! This week we are sharing an easy and delicious treat you can make for any of the honeys in your life.  This recipe combines two delicious chocolates and the taste of espresso coffee with the only espresso liqueur made from real espresso coffee beans.  We first shared our love of Caffe Borghetti with you when we made Caffe Borghetti PBIF Pie. The hint of espresso coffee intertwined with two kinds of chocolate will have you looking for love in all kinds of places.

We found this recipe on Pinterest from http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com.  Of course, we put our own Blind Pig twist on it.  We promise, if your sweet ones like fudge they are in for a treat!

Place a layer of wax paper or aluminum foil in a 9×9 inch pan.

Next, place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for bursts of 15-30 seconds.  Remove from the microwave and stir.  Return to microwave again for a short burst. Remove and stir. Continue until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth.

Place a container of chocolate frosting in the microwave for 1 minute.  Pour into chocolate chips and stir until smooth and creamy.  Add 2 ounces of Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur to the chocolate mixture.  Pour mixture into 9×9 inch pan.

We let our chocolate bottom layer cool and rest for about 15 minutes before starting the next layer.

Melt white chocolate chips with the same process as you melted the chocolate chips.  Heat and add white frosting to the white chips. Stir until smooth.  Pour over the top of the chocolate layer.  Let fudge set until firm.  We placed ours in the refrigerator to solidify overnight.

Prior to serving, cut into squares or thin slices.  Store in a sealed container.

Yes, it really is that easy!!

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