I’m back with another cocktail. I guess you guys can just go right ahead and name me “Queen of Cocktails”. I just love the stuff. I hardly go out these days because I’m saving for something BIG. So every now and again we have date night at home. I much prefer those because we can buy a bottle of liquor for about $25 and make 15 different cocktails from that one bottle. Where as you go to a bar or restaurant and $12 gets you one drink. Besides, I love that when my head get really tipsy, I don’t have to drive but I can walk ourselves to the bedroom and fall asleep. This cocktail was requested by the Marine. He is a big Remy Martin fan and ever since they launched the Remy V (a vodka like liquor) he has declared it to be one of his favorite liquors. This cocktail came from the Remy V website. It’s smooth and definitely tasty! Be careful though, it will creep up on you.
Happy December all! Tis to season to be merry, jolly and fine. I have been gone for forever and a day it seems. Life, I tell you, can get so busy. I have missed posting on here but have not slowed down on cooking, baking and making cocktails at all. My blog celebrated its 1st anniversary on November 9th and did not get a chance to post that sooner. I’m proud that I made it to a year and hopefully when things slow down a little, I’ll be able to post more and more. Today I’m sharing with you guys, this super easy to make and tasty cocktail. The gimlet is a classic cocktail that contains just lime juice and gin. In this instance I decided to spruce it up a bit by adding the lovely elderflower liqueur. Yum-O!
Summer is officially over in two days. It went by so fast. There were some unbearably hot days and some nice cool, breezy ones and there were even days with storms that left us without power (twice). I enjoyed it all though. I made a lot more cocktails than food (a bad thing, I know) but this made for a more fun summer! This sangria right here is a twist on the traditional one that uses red wine. I’m not a big red wine fan but there’s always white wine in my house so instead of making a “hard liquor” cocktail, one hot summer day, I decided to make this sangria early in one weekend morning so my PIC and I could sip on it later that afternoon. It was definitely a light, yummy drink. A big hit with us both.
Oh my goodness my darlings! I’m alive, I’m well but I’m just so busy. Life is passing me by. I so miss blogging and catching up with the many wonderful bloggers I’ve met in the past few months. I’ve made so many summery food and summery cocktails and just haven’t had the time to write about all these goodies. Today, I’m sharing this totally delightful strawberry basil bourbon cocktail. The strawberry goes so well with the herby basil and the addition of the smooth but nutty bourbon makes this drink absolutely perfect!
In these scorching hot summery days, refreshments are always welcomed. This iced tea is simple and easy to make and the addition of fresh mint to it just makes it even more yummy. I initially started out to make “Southern Sweet Tea” and thought “what the heck, let me just switch it up a bit”. I even added the juice of a few limes and that made it all the better.
I promise I haven’t forgotten about my blog. Life just gets busy sometimes. I know you all understand. Honestly I really have to try to get back on track. I have recipes from February (food and drinks) that I still have not posted. There are about 37 posts I still have to write up. No lie. I will get around to them. Promise. Anywhoos, this recipe came directly from the Jameson website. I initially wanted to say that this was basically a twist on the classic Amaretto Sour BUT it isn’t (did you get that shameless plug?). It’s just a way to kick up the classic Old Fashioned a notch or two. I didn’t have but a sip of it and it was good. Next time though, I’ll be making my own glass of the stuff.
This weekend was so-so. Nothing spectacular except for a little mall trip on Sunday morning. I hate crowds. So instead of going to the mall on Saturday when every Tom, Dick, Harry, Mary, Jane and Sue is there, I decided to go as soon as it was open on a Sunday morning. 10 am I was in the parking lot, waiting to go in and get a few things before all the people got there. Anywhoos, Friday’s dinner consisted of salmon, medley of roasted potatoes (red, gold and purple)… oh yeah, I threw in some green beans too. This salmon recipe is coming to you highly recommended from How Sweet Eats. It’s a crispy bourbon glazed salmon filet. Geese, it was sooooooo appetizing!
I love wings! And I especially love any type of spicy wings. Buffalo wings were my favorite until I discovered chipotles in adobo sauce…But then I came up with this combination and I think this might just be the flavor of the week. (Can’t wait to see what’s next). Sriracha, I’ve had in the house for a while but I just don’t find any depth or excitement to it so I barely use it. That is until I came across this recipe that called for garlic chili paste/sauce and I decided to substitute the Sriracha. OH goodness gracious. The sweet chili sauce combined with the hot sriracha is just divinity in its best form.
Well, let me tell you that I had no idea that having no Coca Cola could result in such a beautiful drink. It all started when I decided to make a Long Island Iced Tea. It was the first time in forever I had had almost every type of liquor in my home bar. Soooo…..with that being the case, I was determined to make some classic drinks that called for 2 or more types of liquor. The first thing that came to my mind was Long Island iced tea. I got up and began assembling the liquors and other ingredients when lo and behold, I realized there was no coca cola. I started panicking. I went to the laundry room of my apartment complex (because there’s a vending machine there). “Good thinking Tia”, I thought as I pushed in my $1 bill and then my quarter. No Coca Cola at that machine but there was Pepsi. Pepsi would do. So I hit the appropriate button to beckon my Pepsi to come to me. “SOLD OUT” were the words I read. I rolled my eyes, collected back my money and walked back to my apartment a bit dejected. I pouted for a good five minutes….THEN, I decided to Google “Long Island Iced Tea without cola”. Tada! All sorts of variations came up. This was the one I went with. Isn’t it purtttyyyy? Happy Friday guys!
Last year November, I posted this divine Berry sauce for French toast with instructions on how to make said sauce. I’ve only recently realized that a recipe for the french roast was never included. Although, I’m of the belief that almost everyone knows how to make french toast. No matter to me. I just wanted a reason to make the stuff, again. So today we have some delicious french toast using french baguette instead of the more traditional bread that french toast would call for. These bite size treats are super yummy and easy to make
A fruity, light, summer drink!
When I made my delicious Strawberry Chipotle BBQ sauce in May, I was so excited to try it out with an actual dish. I mean, I had tasted the stuff using a small food but I needed a canvas, if you may, that would really allow the sauce to shine. I decided to go with some some chicken kabobs. Let me tell you how the marinade that I used with this chicken worked perfectly to make really juicy, flavorful bites. Added some BBQ sauce on the side and it was pure bliss!
I’m sipping this cocktail as I write. Haha. Just kidding. But I did make it a few nights ago (approximately 13 nights ago) and must say I was very impressed with how refreshingly delicious it was. As you might know by now, I’m a ginger fan in drinks. See my Caribbean Ginger Beer, Dark and Stormy and Moscow Mule just to name a few. After my PIC tried the Virginia Gentleman, I’ve been on a mission to somewhat make similar drinks (with the same flavors) but using other types of liquors. This drink is a result of my experimentation. It’s very gingery as you can read in the ingredient list and it’s strong because of that dark rum. There’s the hint of citrus with the lemon juice and fizz of the beer makes for a truly enjoyable and tasty drink.
As someone who makes cocktails all the time, having simple syrup on hand is imperative. However, the basic simple syrup can get to be a little boring sometimes. So, to add a little kick to a few of my cocktails, I started making flavored simple syrups. This ginger simple syrup is by far one of my favorites. It adds so much depth of flavor to my cocktails, lemonade, teas…basically anything you might add a sweetener to. Something about the kick of ginger in a drink just screams “Refreshing” to me.
I first spotted this recipe about 3 months ago on To Food With Love and fell in love with it. I seriously drooled. I decided to make it. I’ve made it twice since my first time and must say that this is one of the more flavorful and delicious chicken dishes I’ve had in a while. I highly recommend this one readers!