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Show off your mixology skills and your drinking skills with this potent cocktail. Though orange juice and the blue curacao take off most of the edge, the drink still provides plenty of kick from the gin, brandy, and vodka.
Anyone who likes to entertain guests in their home should have a go-to cocktail or, if you’re really good, several go-to cocktails. Add Cobra’s Venom to your repertoire of cocktails. Just make sure that you stock plenty of the ingredients because this refreshing drink is going to be a hit with your guests.
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Gingerbread Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons mild-flavor molasses
1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail
1 oz Gingerbread Simple Syrup (2 tablespoons)
1 oz vanilla vodka (2 tablespoons)
1 oz half-and-half (2 tablespoons)
1/2 oz coffee liqueur (1 tablespoon)
1. To make Gingerbread Simple Syrup, mix sugar, water, molasses, gingerroot, cinnamon sticks and cloves in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Strain syrup into glass jar; discard spices. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
2. To prepare cocktail, moisten rim of chilled martini glass with orange wedge. Sprinkle brown sugar onto small plate, and dip moistened rim into the sugar to coat lightly. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 ounce gingerbread simple syrup, vodka, half-and-half and coffee liqueur; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass.
Tip: If you can’t find mild-flavor molasses you can use full-flavor molasses but reduce the amount by 1 tablespoon.
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Hennessy is one of the oldest and most famous manufacturers of cognac, a type of French distilled wine, or brandy. The company was born when the Irishman Richard Hennessy, who had been a mercenary for the French king, was compensated with land in the town of Cognac in France in 1765 and started a trading business, initially sending liquor back to Irish friends and relatives. His son, James Hennessy, expanded the business into the brandy production with which the town is now synonymous. The business was renamed James (or Jacques) Hennessy and Co, a name the company retains today. The company has been managed by successive generations of Hennessys (now in the eighth generation). Ownership has changed over the years, however. In 1971 Hennessy merged with Moët et Chandon. In 1987 the drinks group then merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton to create what is now the world’s largest luxury goods business: LVMH.
Hennessy currently sells about three million cases of cognac each year. Recent innovations include trying to broaden the appeal of the drink beyond its traditional base of older drinkers, by introducing new products such as "Pure White" and "Fine de Cognac" and marketing them accordingly. Cocktail recipes have also been popularized, such as combining Hennessy with Red Bull energy drink to form Crunk Juice, a cocktail popularized by crunk-artists Lil Jon, the Eastside Boyz, and the Ying Yang Twins. A drink called Sin, made popular by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, includes equal proportions of Hennessy and gin. Rappers Xzibit, DMX, 2Pac, Nas, 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Kid N’ Play, P.Diddy, Kanye West and Kano also frequently talk of drinking straight Hennessy in their lyrics, as does the group Digital Underground in its song "The Humpty Dance". Mac Dre is known for coining the popular term in relation to Hennessy, as ‘Heem’. In the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond, rescued by a St. Bernard in Switzerland, curtly dismisses the dog and tells him to bring Five Star Hennessy. It is also commonly mixed with Hpnotiq to form a popular drink called Incredible Hulk.
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Those who know me well know that that I like cars and tiki culture. So it only makes sense that I combine the two in the form of a convertible surfin’ woody VW Bug posed next to a tiki and a palm tree. When not surfing the perfect wave, we can enjoy a picnic lunch stored in the trunk. This cute little beetle is called Blue Hawaiian and was built for the Love For The Bug challenge over at LUGNuts. Now, here is a recipe for the cocktail invented in 1957 of the same name. Enjoy.
3/4 oz. Light Rum
3/4 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Combine all ingredients and mix well. If using ice, mix the ingredients in a blender. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
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Opening advert text:
"Smirnoff sets the mood and the pace. This crystal clear liquor dazzles your guests with gleaming Screwdrivers and Bloody Marys. Merrier Mules. Modder Martinis. Punchier punches. Smoother rocks. For holiday parties no other liquor makes so many drinks so well. And when you’re gift hunting, why guess the right whiskey? You know the right vodka!"
Published in Ebony, January 1968 – Vol 23, No. 3
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I’m always trying something new…Now I’m working on "MY" perfect bloody mary. I never realized how complex of a drink it really is. I’ve made quite a few and still have not made one that I think is perfect…But I digress. The real point to this images is that I was playing around with a few changes in angle and framing. One of my favorites from the "Sunday Bloody Mary" shoot via www.playeattravel.com/
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Playing the Tipsy Tuesday Game…provide a recipe of your favorite drink. Now, this is no longer my favorite drink by any stretch…I don’t drink vodka or peach schnapps. 🙂 BUT… I still love the name of the drink, and the coctails pictured above reminded me a little of what this drink looks like. And besides, how could I not think of this drink with the fantastic Tipsy shot Matt posted today? 🙂
One of the most popular cocktails, a Sex on the Beach is a delicious fruity drink that almost anyone will like. It’s a great tropical highball that is wonderful on hot summer nights or afternoons at the beach. Beginning bartenders should place Sex on the Beach on their list of drinks to know.
•1 1/2 oz vodka
•3/4 oz peach schnapps
•1/2 oz creme de cassis
•2 oz orange juice
•2 oz cranberry juice
•orange slice for garnish
•maraschino cherry for garnish
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An old favourite tonight that I learnt when working at the Waldorf Hotel, a guest gave me the recipe which they’d got from a bartender at the Four Seasons in San Fransisco.
2 parts Vodka
1 part Peach Schnapps
4 parts Cranberry Juice
Highball glass 3/4 filled with ice add all ingredients and stir.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
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