As much as people love green tea, the green-hued beverage often gets overlooked as a mixer for cocktails. Who would think that your morning staple would make for an amazing martini? I’ve done some cocktail experimenting of my own using green tea as a mixer, but there’s a ton of cocktails that take their cue from one of the trendiest cocktail ingredients this spring.
There’s the “Kinky Tea,” which is a simple combination of green tea, BULLDOG Gin, Splenda syrup, and fresh lemon. If you like your cocktails with a little added flair, the “Green Tea Mojito” is a green tea cocktail that draws inspiration from the classic mojito.
You can find recipes to both the “Kinky Tea” and “Green Tea Mojito,” below. Cheers!
1 bag green tea
3 ounces BULLDOG Gin
2 lemon slices
1/4 ounce Splenda syrup*
Put tea bag into a glass with gin and heat for 30 seconds. Remove tea bag, squeeze one lemon slice into gin, and add simple syrup. Transfer to an ice-filled shaker, shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with remaining lemon slice.
*To make Splenda syrup, heat two parts Splenda and one part water over low heat in a saucepan, stirring until Splenda fully dissolves.
With 4/20 serving as Weed Day, Soltado Tequilahas come up with a cocktail recipe that is sure to help with any Weed Day-induced munchies. In addition to featuring Soltado Tequila, the “Soltado Cookie Monster” is also made using a cannabis flavored vodka, which serves as an added bonus for those of you who prefer your Mary Jane in liquid form. And the addition of vanilla ice cream and Kahlua takes this cocktail to decadently delicious levels. You can find the recipe for the “Soltado Cookie Monster,” below. Cheers!
Soltado Cookie Monster
1 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila
Vanilla ice cream
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
.5 oz cannabis flavored vodka
Dash of chocolate bitters
Chocolate cookies, crumbled
Garnish: whipped cream and chocolate syrup
Pour Soltado tequila and coffee liqueur into a tall glass, add vodka, ice cream and cookies, top with chocolate bitters. Stir gently. Garnish as desired.
With the announcement of his new Virginia Black Whiskey, Canadian rapper Drake serves as the latest Hip Hop artist to try their luck in the world of spirits. Details on this Lushworthy venture have gradually been revealed through Drake’s social media accounts and on the Virginia Black Whiskey website.
Most recently, Drizzy posted a promo video for the whiskey on Instagram. In a caption for the teaser, Drake revealed that the whiskey is “good for your soul.” That’s pretty much most whiskeys, sooo…yeah. Regardless, I’m quite intrigued by Drake’s boozy venture, which is described as “a personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old bourbons finished with a decadent profile.” Yummy.
A release date and a price point for Virginia Black Whiskey remain unknown, but I’m sure we’ll receive that info in the very near future.
Check out Drake’s Virginia Black Whiskey teaser video, below.
When you’re wedged between two people on a cross-country flight, a free cocktail can be a godsend. But wait, how does one acquire this free drink? Well, there’s actually a number of ways to score a free drink on your next flight. Check out my personal tips for getting you hands on a free drink while flying the friendly skies. Cheers!
Hope For The Worst
This may seem a little backwards, but I’ve scored several drinks on flights because of ill circumstances. Both incidents were on Southwest flights. The first was because our flight was delayed by about an hour. And I’m pretty sure the second was a pity drink. A friend and I found ourselves seated in the second to last row on our flight. Trust me, you never want to find yourself in the second to last row. That’s where they seat toddlers accused of murder and other hooligans. Okay, not really, but it is pretty rough. You do highly increase your chances of a free, pity drink though.
Join A Rewards Program
While it may seem like eons before you can score a free flight through a rewards program, working your way up to a free drink or two isn’t nearly as hard. Rewards programs do differ depending on the airline, so be sure to ask your preferred airline about any boozy perks linked with their rewards program.
If you’re short on time or just don’t have the effort needed to craft a cocktail that calls for more ingredients than your last dinner, these three-ingredient cocktails are a must. They’re also perfect for Spring, thanks to the addition of fruit-flavored spirits, fresh juice, and colorful hues. Check out Spring-inspired, three-ingredient cocktails from Cruzan Rum, Soltado Tequila and more, below. Cheers!
A few days ago, I was invited to attend a really cool event hosted by Crown Royal Apple. For St. Patrick’s Day, select bloggers and influencers watched the Atlanta Hawks play the Denver Nuggets from a private suite hosted by Crown Royal Apple. We took part in a guided whiskey tasting held by Master of Whisky, Ryan Ross, enjoyed Crown Royal Apple cocktails, and thankfully, watched the Hawks beat the Nuggets.
We also walked away with our very own bottle of Crown Royal Apple and a handful of other goodies. If you’ve ever purchased a bottle of Crown Royal Apple, you’ve likely noticed that its contents don’t last too long. It’s that tasty. So, I wanted to quickly knock out a cocktail recipe before my bottle was tapped out.
I wanted something super simple and also spring/summer-friendly. The end result is one of the tastiest, boozy lemonades I’ve ever laid lips on. Since boozy lemonade is rather common, I upped the ante a bit by adding a cinnamon-dusted lemon wheel as my garnish.