Danielle H.

I’m sure quite a few of you (I won’t name any names) are still nursing hangovers from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend, so I’d like to issue a friendly reminder that St. Patrick’s Day is actually this Tuesday (March 17). And with a little experimentation and a bottle of Teeling Irish Whiskey, I’ve created a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that surely isn’t for the faint of heart. I’ve added a spicy kick to the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail thanks to the addition of fresh jalapeno, and created what I’ve dubbed “The Spicy Shamrock.”

Check out “The Spicy Shamrock” recipe below, and cheers to a Lushworthy, St. Patrick’s Day!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Teeling Irish Whiskey 1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 2 oz Water 1.5 tsp Sugar 2 Jalapeno Slices

Maraschino Cherry

DIRECTIONS

Add Teeling Irish Whiskey to a shaker with no ice. Add one jalapeno slice and muddle. Add fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, and ice. Shake contents. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, using both the shaker strainer and a mesh strainer to capture any seeds from the jalapeno. Garnish with jalapeno slice and maraschino cherry.

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As a spirits writer, a handful of mismatched cocktail glasses here and there doesn’t even begin to explain my glassware struggle. I’ve got about a dozen souvenir glasses and not a single, complete set of cocktail glasses in sight. For most of us, spring cleaning usually means ditching your old threads or giving your floorboards a good dusting. Despite being a vital part of the home, glassware and any other kitchenware tends to get neglected during the spring cleaning process. Hence a plethora of chipped mugs, cloudy souvenir glasses, and other maladies hidden behind closed (cabinet) doors.

With spring right around the corner, I finally chose to give my glassware a minor makeover. First off, I ditched any glassware that’s chipped, cracked, or looks like it may be older than my nine-year-old cousin. And to add a nice amount of spring flair, I purchased a set of green, Victorian tumblers from Pottery Barn. They’re a perfect size for cocktails and their spring-friendly, green hue adds a much-needed dose of colorful flair to my glassware.

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To encourage people to use the #Lushworthy hashtag on their cocktail and booze-related pictures on Instagram, I’m giving away two pairs of Crown Royal socks as part of a new contest.

To win a pair of the beautifully boozy socks (pictured above), all you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@Lushworthy_Danielle) and use both the #Lushworthy and #LushworthyGiveaway hashtags on one or more of your cocktail pics. Simple, right? You can even add those two hashtags to older pictures to enter.

You must be 21 or over to enter and must reside in the United States. I’ll choose two winners on Friday, March 20. Good luck!

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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.

INGREDIENTS

2 Tablespoons Nutella 1.5 oz Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey 1 Cup Milk Handful of Ice Whipped Cream

Maraschino Cherry

DIRECTIONS

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.)

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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!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila 4 oz Simply Lemonade Splash Of Sprite Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice

Lime Wheel

DIRECTIONS

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.

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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.

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