I remember a few years ago when I lived in a student dorm in Brooklyn, I went out to get an iced frappucino from Starbucks one night and everyone thought I was absolutely crazy because it was literally 20 degrees outside. That being said I have absolutely no problem drinking this very, very winter-friendly cocktail from Partida Tequila in the dead of summer because it sounds absolutely delicious. It’s called the “Heated Affair” and it’s basically hot apple cider but with a tequila kick. Oh, and did I mention there’s heavy cream involved? Yummy.
2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider
In a small warm wine glass add tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish with fresh nutmeg over cream.
In the mood for an apple crumb cake or chocolate chippy cupcake? Thanks to the award-winningCupcake Vodka you can enjoy those sweets and the rest of your favorite bakery treats, but in cocktail form. The recipes below are just a handful of the many cupcake-inspired recipes the good folks over at Cupcake Vodka have created. Cupcake Vodka comes in four different flavors including Original, Chiffon, Frosting, and Devil’s Food.
Apple Crumb Cupcake
1.5 oz Cupcake Vodka Original
1.5 oz Apple Cider
One Very Small Piece of Fresh Skinned Ginger
1.5 oz Ginger Ale Lime Wedge & Green Apple Slice
Muddle the ginger and Cupcake Original vodka in a mixing glass. Add the cider and shake with ice; strain over ice into a rocks glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a squeeze from the lime wedge and a green apple slice.
I swear one of these days I’m gonna throw an end of summer bash and have vodka-soaked gummy bears, Jell-O shots, and now Jolly Rancher vodka! Ever since I started this blog I’ve come across all kinds of creative drink recipes with Jolly Rancher vodka being the latest. Thanks to my homie Stealth I discovered this video on how to make Jolly Rancher vodka and of all the unique recipes I’ve come across in the past month this one seems like it’s the easiest and least time consuming. So now that we’ve got candy, popcorn, and Jell-O covered who wants to come up with a drink recipe involving cotton candy? If you can you will be forever praised on this blog my friend.
So while browsing the net I’ve come across a few pictures of what appears to be some new kind ofCorona. It’s in the regular Corona bottle, but instead of a yellowish hue it has more of a red one. I of course assumed that Corona was introducing some new kind of beer, but after doing a little research I found out that that’s not the case. It’s called the “Candy Corona” and it’s a regular bottle of Corona but with a splash of grenadine and vodka added to it. Apparently it’s the “new new.” I gotta be honest with you guys though, I’m sure I’ll give this a shot just to see what’s it’s about but it sounds pretty awful if you ask me.
Just the thought of Corona and grenadine is making my stomach do flips. Who came up with that? And to be honest I might feel a tad embarrassed asking a bartender to make a “Candy Corona.” I just pray that they know what it is and that I don’t have to explain to them that I want a bottle of Corona with a shot of vodka and grenadine it. That might just warrant an immediate call to AA. But I shall man up for the masses and give this very unique drink a try. Check for a review on here some time next week. And for those eager to try the “Candy Corona” check out the recipe below.
1 shot vodka
1 tbsp grenadine
1 bottle of Corona
A slice of lime
Drink your bottle of Corona a little bit past the neck. Add the shot of vodka and grenadine. Tightly cover the top of your bottle and shake to mix ingredients. Add a slice of lime.
Nothing says summer like coconut-flavored vodka. And making their way into the coconutty liquor realm is Smirnoffwho recently announced the release of their new Smirnoff Coconut. The introduction of Smirnoff Coconut is sure to shake things up in the liquor world with so many company’s already fully promoting their coconut liquors this summer.
“Coconut has taken the beverage category by storm, becoming a popular flavor that consumers are calling for,” said David Tapscott, Brand Director, SMIRNOFF Vodka. “As the world’s most awarded and best selling premium vodka, SMIRNOFF looks to deliver the best value with every liquid that joins our flavors line. SMIRNOFF Coconut follows suit, using natural ingredients that make for an authentic coconut taste.”
Once you get your hands on Smirnoff Coconut be sure to try out these refreshing cocktails.
I don’t even know how I came across this recipe on eHow.com, but I must say that you really have to be one lushworthy individual to think to combine vodka and gummy bears. But hey I’m not complaining. This is one recipe that will without a doubt be added to my growing Rolodex of drink and alcohol related recipes.
Step 1: Buy a pound of gummy bears and put them in a tall glass or mug.
Step 2: Pour vodka into the glass of gummy bears until it comes to the top of the gummy bears.
Step 3: Cover the mug with plastic wrap and put the mug in the fridge for about five days. Don’t get afraid after two days or so when there is a lot of sugary goo that is some remnants of the sugar from the gummy bears mixing with some of the remaining vodka. This will go away after the four days of soaking in the fridge, and all that will be left will be giant soaked vodka gummy bears.