Category Archives: Drinks

Pink Punk Cosmo

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I had this drink last week at TGIFridays. It was so good, I had to  make it myself. I love cotton candy anyway but I like the way it adds some sweetness to the drink.  Plus, it’s just fun to pour a drink over cotton candy. 🙂

Pink Punk Cosmo

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • pink cotton candy

Directions

Shake vodka and juices in a shaker with ice.  Pour over cotton candy into a martini glass.

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Champagne Punch

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I forgot to take a picture (guess I started drinking it too early? lol) but this was really good.

Ingredients

1 can white grape raspberry frozen concentrate juice

1 can pineapple  frozen concentrate juice

1 bottle sparkling white grape juice, chilled

1-2 bottles champagne, depending on your taste, chilled

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and enjoy!

Happy Birthday-tini

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Several months ago, I saw a story on a morning show about Lolita Martini Glasses. They showed some really pretty and unique hand painted glasses. I made a mental note to buy one someday. A few months later, I was at the mall with Patrice and discovered that Macy’s had started selling the glasses. I told her about how I saw them on tv and loved them. In August, she bought me one for my birthday.  I was so excited! I finally had one. When I saw the box, I hugged her and told her I loved it before I even looked at it. She asked me how I knew I would like it and I told her I would like any of them! And I really did love it. Thanks, Patrice!

So, I decided to start collecting them. Periodically, I will buy one for myself and maybe I’ll get more as gifts for special occassions. (helpful hint to any family and friends that need a gift idea for me! 🙂 )

Cherry Limeade Martini

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Last week, I had a cherry limeade martini at Bluefin and this was my attempt to recreate it. After trying 3 or 4 different combinations of ingredients, this is the recipe that tasted the most like what I had at the restaurant. There was a cherry in my drink as well as a lime garnish so I did the same at home but you can’t see the cherry in the picture. 🙂

Cherry Limeade Martini

Ingredients

2 oz vodka

2 oz maraschino cherry flavored syrup

juice of half a lime

splash of sweet and sour

splash of lemon lime soda

lime slice and cherry with stem for garnish

Directions

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Drain into martini glass. Garnish with cherry and lime.

Grapefruit Martini

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Ingredients

1 1/2 – 2 oz Absolut Ruby Red vodka
3 oz grapefruit juice
two splashes pineapple juice

Directions

Pour vodka, grapefruit juice and pineapple juice into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a sugar rimmed cocktail glass.