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.

 

Ten Holiday Cocktails to Make Everything Merry and Bright

Christmas Eve is upon us and you are most likely wrapping your final gifts and delivering special goodies to friends and family.  Craig is going to play Santa this afternoon and deliver our family holiday goodie baskets to friends and neighbors.  As you are making your final holiday plans we thought this would be a great opportunity to remind you of some special holiday cocktails.  Any of these spirited drinks pair nicely with a fire and some Christmas cookies, or make a great after dinner drink on Christmas day.

Christmas at The Blind Pig household has been pared down this year.  We are not traveling to see family, nor are we gathering with big groups, but these cocktails can help to make our celebration a little brighter as we look toward 2021 with hope and anticipation.

  1. Midnight Spice: This cocktail is one that we shared with you several years ago, it makes a delicious dessert cocktail.  It is also great for sipping on a little something around the fire.
  2. Spiced Manhattan was introduced to you as a Fall drink, but its bold flavor holds its own with rich holiday foods.  It’s the perfect cocktail for an evening toast.
  3. Punt e Mes Margarita: Margaritas are always a crowd pleaser.  This recipe has a robust flavor from the Punt e Mes. What better way to toast to Feliz Navidad!
  4. Punt e Mes Sangria: Are you making cocktails for a crew? The rich, bold flavor of the Punt e Mes Sangria will not only please your guests, but it will also keep you from mixing drinks as you entertain.
  5. Jingle Gin Punch: One of Rhonda’s all time favorites from The Blind Pig. How can you celebrate the holidays with out a little punch?
  6. Holiday Margarita: We took the popular margarita and added a little holiday to it.
  7. Merry Margarita: Another one of The Blind Pig Blog’s favs, this margarita is so easy to make, and yet so festive!
  8. Holiday Aperol Spritz: If you are a fan of the Aperol Spritz, this is fun way to spruce up the spritz as you celebrate.
  9. Pomegranate Paloma: This cocktail has been our house go to during the holiday season.  It is so pretty and festive and easy to mix.
  10. The Mistletoe: Another winner gin-based cocktail that has few ingredients and requires little prep.  You may even be able to earn an extra kiss from your sweetie if you mix up this beverage.

What are your plans for Christmas and New Year’s?  If you try out one of our cocktails, we would love to hear from you.

Our Blind Pig Family had a difficult time getting a good family pic this year for our Christmas cards. We did manage to find this one for the back of our card.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2021.

 

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

Holiday Margarita

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? It’s that wonderful time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas that we love to get that holiday feeling. How do we like to celebrate this time of year at The Blind Pig Blog?  Through recipes of course!  We have several fun holiday recipes lined up for you this season, and our first is going to be the Holiday Margarita!  Though the title is not the most original, we think you will love the cocktail to toast your merriest during the season.

This fun little festive drink is made with premium silver tequila. (We used Espolon.) Like all of our other signature margaritas, we have included fresh lime juice, cocktail ready agave nectar and our secret ingredient in this beauty is Carpano Botanic Bitter.  We have shared Carpano Botanic Bitter with you in the Hibiscus Mule.

We chose to garnish our Holiday Margarita with a festive sprig of rosemary and a few frozen cranberries.  The rosemary brings out the botanic notes in the Carpano Botanic Bitter, and frozen cranberries are great to keep on hand during the holiday season for quick garnishes for beverages, appetizers, and meat and cheese boards.  Who doesn’t like a festive little berry on their plate or in their glass?

Unlike most margaritas, which are loaded down with a syrupy, sugary flavor, the Holiday Margarita is more bitter than sweet. The bitterness makes it a great cocktail to serve with rich holiday foods.  It won’t leave you with the feeling that you are on sugar overload, and the Carpano Botanic Bitter gives this cocktail its beautiful festive color.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a full printable recipe for the Holiday Margarita.

We spent the past few days putting up our holiday decor. Now we are ready for the holidays. Stay tuned for the rest of December when we will share more holiday cocktails and treats with you!

 

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