Drink Recipes: Diddy’s Latest Ciroc Concoction

If you follow Diddy on Twitter chances are you’re very, VERY familiar with the fact that he’s the celebrity spokesperson for Ciroc Vodka. I actually unfollowed Diddy on Twitter awhile back, he was just a little too on the annoying side. But thankfully though one of my followers ReTweeted this interesting Ciroc cocktail recipe Diddy came up with. It’s called “The Diddle Skittle” and according to Diddy it’s like a “rainbow explosion in yo’ mouth.” Don’t worry, he of course threw in a necessary “pause” after that description. Check out the ingredients below in the Tweet posted. I would have posted an exact recipe, but this cocktail concoction already sounds a little sketchy so you guys are going to have to guess when it comes to the amounts for each ingredient. Good luck, I feel like you might need it lol. 

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4 Reasons Why You Should Try Courvoisier Rosé

It’s Not Your Average Cognac – A lot of people are turned off by the strong taste of cognac and I won’t name names, but a lot of people can’t handle their cognac either. But unlike most cognac’s Courvoisier Rosé offers a much more smooth, refreshing taste. And if you’ve yet to try cognac before this would be a great starting point.

It’s Easy On The Wallet – At only $24.99 for a 750ml bottle Courvoisier Rosé really is a steal. So feel free to spend that extra dough you saved on some snackage.

Mixer? What Mixer? – Courvoisier Rosé is one of few liquors that can really be enjoyed by itself or on the rocks. With notes of blackberry, black currant, and a touch of cherry as well as vanilla, honey, and vine-peach flavors you can see why Courvoisier Rosé can easily be enjoyed sans the mixers.

Appease The Picky – I’m sure we’ve all had that moment when you found yourself feeling overwhelmed in the liquor store because you have absolutely no idea what to buy for a friends dinner/house party. Since Courvoisier Rosé is made from both Courvoisier cognac and premium French red wine grapes it really is an ideal choice. You’ve got both your wine lovers and cognac connoisseurs covered with just one product.

If you find yourself wanting to give Courvoisier Rosé a shot feel free to check out one of the recipes below. I feel like the “Pink Slipper” has my name written all over it.

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Drink Recipes: Surprisingly Summery Canadian Club Whisky Cocktails

Now when I think of whisky there honestly isn’t anything summery that comes to mind. When you think of summer cocktails the types of liquors that you’re reminded of are usually rums or fruit-flavored vodkas. But believe it or not there’s actually quite a few refreshing whisky cocktails that are more than perfect for beating that summertime heat. Canadian Club Whisky in particular boasts quite a few fruity drink recipes. Check out a few of their summer drink recipes below.

Black Cherry Tea

INGREDIENTS

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part Cruzan Black Cherry Rum

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Lemon wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.

Peach Tea

INGREDIENTS

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part DeKuyper Peachtree

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Lemon wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.

Mango Tea

INGREDIENTS

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part Cruzan Mango Rum

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Lemon wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.

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Drink Recipe: “Whippet” And Whip It Good

Every now and then you come across a drink recipe that you just know is gonna be amazing. Take for instance the extremely easy to make “Whippet.” Created by the makers of Whynatte the “Whippet” is so good that it’s said to cause pure madness in those who drink it.  Now I’m not sure about all that, but it does sound quite tasty. I wasn’t able to find a “Whippet” recipe online, but I do know that you just combine Whynatte and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka. I’m just unsure of the exact amounts so feel free to add however much you like (just don’t get too carried away folks).

INGREDIENTS

2-parts Whynatte

1-part Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

DIRECTIONS

Combine both Whynatte and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka in a small glass, mix, and ice (optional).

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Tired Of Your Standard Sangria Recipes? Kick Things Up With Gekkeikan Sake

I’m a big fan of sangria. I mean who isn’t? But I’ve found that your standard sangria recipes have become a little boring. Fortunately for all you sangria lovers out there I came across some very unique and hopefully delicious sangria recipes thanks to Gekkeikan Sake. Sake? Plum wine? And fresh fruit? Sounds like you’ve found the ideal recipe for your next summer shindig.

Peach And Plum Sake Sangria

INGREDIENTS

28 oz Gekkikan Sake

14 oz Kobai Plum Wine

2 Fresh Peaches, sliced

2 Fresh Plums, sliced

2 oz Soda Water

DIRECTIONS

Muddle the fruit, add the sake and plum wine and let infuse. Add ice and stir well. Top with soda water.

Summer Sake Sangria

INGREDIENTS

24 oz Gekkeikan Sake

12 oz Gekkeikan Plum Wine

¾ cup fresh watermelon, cubed

1¼ cups fresh honeydew melon, cubed

DIRECTIONS

Muddle ½ cup watermelon with 1 cup honeydew melon. Add the sake and plum wine and let infuse. Add the remainder of the melon, ice and stir well. Top with ginger ale.

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Drink Recipe: Say Farewell To The “Harry Potter” Series With A Batch Of Butterbeer

In honor of the closing of the epic “Harry Potter” series of movies this weekend (sniff, sniff…wipes tear) I decided to search the net for a Harry Potter-based recipe. I didn’t really find any cocktail recipes, but what I found was even better. I found the recipe for butterbeer! And if you’ve seen the “Harry Potter” movies and/or read the books you know Potter and his friends were pretty big fans of the drink. The recipe I found is of course non-alcoholic, but if you want to spice it up a bit feel free to throw in a little rum. I know I will.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup light or dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons water

6 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

3/4 cup heavy cream, divided

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

DIRECTIONS:

In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.

Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.

To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

Recipe found on HuffingtonPost.

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