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.


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Booberry Martini

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This week’s post is all about Halloween and fun! If you are planning an adult Halloween party, then you need a great signature cocktail to serve to your ghouls and goblins.  We created the Booberry Martini. This martini is a sweet drink with a blueberry flavor.  If blueberries are not your favorite, you can substitute cranberry juice or pomegranate juice.  However, the blueberry pomegranate juice gives the beverage a nice dark purple tone which is perfect for Halloween.

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In our martini we are featuring Crystal Head Vodka. Crystal Head is not only the perfect vodka for Halloween because of the skull bottle, but it is also fitting because it is owned by Dan Aykroyd, former Ghostbuster!

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Our purple potion is created with simple ingredients. Use 1 1/2 parts vodka, 1 part blue curacao, 1 part pomegranate blueberry juice, 1 part pineapple juice, 1 part grenadine and  a splash of fresh lime juice.

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Pour all ingredients over ice into a shaker.  Shake for 30 seconds.  Strain and pour into serving glass. Top off with a splash of fresh lime juice.  The splash of lime juice helps to soften the sweetness of the fruit juices.  We made one batch with lime juice and one without.  We preferred the flavor of the lime juice batch.

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No Halloween party is complete without the perfect serving glasses.  We happened to own a few of these Crystal Head martini glasses, but I found some other festive serving glasses you can purchase through Spirit Halloween and Oriental Trading Company.

Booberry Martini

  • 2.5 ounces Crystal Head Vodka
  • 1 ounces Blue Curacao
  • 1 ounces Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 ounces Grenadine
  • splash of fresh lime juice

Pour all ingredients over ice into a shaker.  Shake for 30 seconds.  Strain and pour into serving glass. Top off with a splash of fresh lime juice.

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Are you having friends over for Halloween?  Have you thought about a signature cocktail?