As delicious as Nutella and whiskey are as separate entities, it’s almost shameful that the two aren’t paired together more often. What gives, people?! For my latest Lushworthy Creation, I did what’s right and combined both Nutella and Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey for a boozy shake that’s out of this world. Seriously, it’s so out of this world, I’m certain that at this very moment, E.T. is sipping on my Boozy Nutella Shake while G-chatting with Elliott.
Anywho, enough extraterrestrial talk, cheers to warmer days ahead and plenty of boozy shake-sipping in the near future! The full Boozy Nutella Shake With Pecan Pie Whiskey recipe can be found below.
2 Tablespoons Nutella
1.5 oz Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey
1 Cup Milk
Handful of Ice
Combine Nutella, Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey, milk, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a mason jar. Garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. (Note: Ice cream can be used instead of milk and ice.)
I hate to choose favorites, but I will say that the margarita is definitely top five as far as cocktails are concerned, in my opinion. With that being said, I’m pretty amped for National Margarita Day next week. It takes place on a Sunday (February 22) this year, so… “Mimosa who? Bellini what??” If you plan on celebrating National Margarita Day during a brunch with friends then I’ve got the perfect drink recipe.
I recently received a bottle of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila to create a unique National Margarita Day recipe with, and since I love the combination of tequila and lemonade, I chose to jazz it up a bit and create a Sparkling Lemonade Margarita. In addition to lemonade and tequila, this particular margarita also calls for fresh lime juice and lemon-lime soda. And it is oh-so-delicious.
You can find my Sparkling Lemonade Margarita recipe below. Cheers!
1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
4 oz Simply Lemonade
Splash Of Sprite
Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice
Combine Casa Noble Crystal Tequila and Simply Lemonade in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top off with a splash of fresh lime juice and Sprite. Garnish with lime wheel.
It’s no secret that STK Atlanta can be a little on the pricey side, but if you aren’t planning on going all out with a steak dinner and a bottle of bubbly, then you may be surprised to hear that you can enjoy both cocktails and small bites at an affordable price.
Late last year, the Midtown Atlanta steakhouse launched their B.A.D.A.S.S. specialty cocktail menu. I’m guessing this is the part where you need a little help with that acronym. Well, B.A.D.A.S.S. is an acronym for $7 Belvedere All Day And Saturday, Sunday. Among the Belvedere cocktails featured on STK’s specialty cocktail menu are the Midtown Elixir, Blueberry Collins, and Orange Noir.
I had the opportunity to try the Midtown Elixir and it was both tasty and refreshing. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure it’s a champagne and vodka-based cocktail (one of my favorite boozy combinations). And if you happen to venture outside of STK’s B.A.D.A.S.S. menu then I highly suggest their Strawberry Cobbler cocktail (pictured above). Yeah, it’s $14, but the graham cracker rim is well worth it. The vodka and fresh strawberries too.
In addition to $7 cocktails all day, everyday, STK also offers a $7 Small Bites Menu from 5 to 7 P.M., Monday through Friday. In regards to that menu, my favorite is the Lil’ BGR with truffle fries.
Cupid must have had a serious affinity for cocktails because Valentine’s Day is easily one of the most Lushworthy of holidays. Whether you and your boo plan on having an at home date night this Valentine’s Day, or if you plan on turning up at a V-Day house party (*slowly raises hand*), the cocktails are sure to be flowing. Stumped on ideas for V-Day inspired dranks? Fret not, I’ve compiled a list of nine Valentine’s Day cocktails for both the sweethearts and the love-haters. Check ‘em out below!
D’USSE Devotion (Pictured Above)
1.5oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac
¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
¾ oz House made Cinnamon Simple Syrup*
1 oz Hard Cider
Dash Angostura Bitters
Combine the D’USSE, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, and Angostura Bitters in Shaker. Shake and serve up in a coupe glass. Finish with Hard Cider and a little stir.
The Cinnamon syrup is made by adding cinnamon sticks to boiling water until the water begins to take on a brownish hue, then adding equal parts sugar to the water to create a 1 to 1 syrup.
The Hotel Lobby
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka
2 parts club soda
Fresh lemon twist to garnish
Muddle raspberries in a glass and add ice. Pour ingredients and stir. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist.
Now that we’re well into the month of February, the countdown to find a boo, bae, sweetheart, etc. by Valentine’s Day is officially on and popping. If it appears that cupid’s letting you down, no need to worry. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to link up with friends and swoon over Idris Elba, Chris Hemsworth, and other boos-in-your-head while enjoying a V-Day-inspired cocktail. In fact, save any saltiness for that cocktail. Wait, what? Bear with me here, people…
As a member of The Bar Insiders, I was recently challenged with creating a Valentine’s Day cocktail using Baileys Salted Caramel Irish Crème. My cocktail creation is the “My Salty Valentine,” a decadent combination of Baileys Salted Caramel, Ketel One Vodka, and Caramel Frappuccino (the bottled kind). And to add some extra V-Day vibes, I topped the cocktail off with a dash of maraschino cherry juice.
You can find the “My Salty Valentine” recipe below. And for added cocktail inspiration this Valentine’s Day check out my Pinterest board for the special occasion. Cheers!
1 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel Irish Crème
0.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
1 oz. Bottled Caramel Frappuccino
Maraschino Cherry Juice & Cherries
Add Baileys, Ketel One Vodka, and caramel frappuccino to a glass with ice. Stir and add a dash of maraschino cherry juice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or two.
Let’s face it, any Super Bowl party without Lime-A-Ritas really isn’t much of a party. But if you find that serving Lime-A-Ritas, SOTC (straight out of the can) is a little boring, then boy have I got the fix for you. What’s this fix, you ask? Lime-A-Rita Punch! And yes, it’s just as amazing as it sounds. It combines three different Lime-A-Rita flavors (Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Raz-Ber-Rita) and receives an added kick thanks to the addition of fresh lime juice and tropical punch.
It’s super easy to make, so no need to be cooped up in the kitchen all day when the New England Patriots get their behinds handed to them on Sunday. Also, the recipe below is big batch-friendly (just add extra lime juice), so you can make a bunch at one time if you’re short on time. Enjoy!
1 Part Lime-A-Rita
1 Part Raz-Ber-Rita
1 Part Straw-Ber-Rita
1 Part Minute Maid Tropical Punch
Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice
Build all ingredients in a glass (all three Lime-A-Ritas and Minute Maid Tropical Punch). Add a splash of lime juice. Stir and add ice. Garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.