Showing posts with label Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friday. Show all posts

Friday, March 30, 2012

{Friday Cocktail} Fancy Gin Cocktail

If you read my post from earlier you know that I have been in need of several yummy cocktails lately. Last night my roommate KJ and I headed to a local bar/coffee shop/restaurant in our hipster-hood called The Big Bear Cafe. Each of us selected a yummy sounding cocktail from their list of hand crafted concoctions. I ordered what Big Bear deems the "Fancy Gin Cocktail" It was SO good. If y'all live in DC you need to seek out this joint and treat yourself. For anyone else, you need to make this at home!

In a shaker muddle 1.5 oz Genever with some orange peel and 1 tsp cane sugar. Add 3 shakes of aromatic bitters and top off with ice. Enjoy!

If you try one let me know what you think! Hope y'all have a great weekend! I'm heading to Williamsburg, VA for some much needed R and R.

Friday, March 23, 2012

{Friday Cocktail} The Cherry Blossom-tini

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom here in DC and the annual cherry blossom festival gets started this weekend!!! With the Cherry Blossom Festival starts the annual tourist season in DC. While I love living in a city where people want to come visit (only confirming how awesome DC is),  I hate all the traffic, noise and general congestion that comes with them. But I digress. It's FRIDAY!!!

I found this yummy looking cocktail over on A Glossy Life and I just HAD to share it with you. Enjoy :)
  • 1 part cherry brandy
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1/2 part grenadine
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • Cherry and assorted berries for garnish
What do you have planned for the weekend? Anything exciting?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Here's to the Weekend

Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! I want to celebrate Fridays by posting a cocktail recipe to help you get your weekend started. In honor of my favorite drinking holiday I am going to post my favorite Irish cocktail. I was doing some googling this morning to find you all some kind of green drink and stumbled upon this recipe, who knew my favorite drink (at least this week) had a name. I present to you the Irish Buck.

The Whiskey Buck
  • Take 1.5 oz or 1 shot of good Irish Whiskey (I prefer Jameson, soley for the fact I toured the Jameson factory when I was in Dublin)
  • Pour over ice in a Tom Collins glass
  • Top with 2 oz of gingerale
  • Garnish with fresh lime wedge
Enjoy! Hope you have a great St. Patty's day weekend! I will be drinking a few of these on Saturday I'm sure. Plus the Cherry Blossoms are peaking on Sunday, so you will find me on the mall with 20 million tourists!

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