It’s no secret that the fall season tends to welcome a bevy of tasty, new recipes and with the arrival of Halloween in a few weeks we’re sure to be treated to drink recipes for a number of spooky, adult-friendly sips. Among those sips is Licor 43′s Mini Beers. This shot created by Licor 43 is perfect year-round, but with the addition of a little orange food coloring they become an ideal addition for Halloween. So, be sure to get your hands on a bottle of this yellow-hued, Spanish liqueur as you find that perfect Halloween costume (check out this BuzzFeed post I’ve been eyeing for inspiration) and good times will sure to be had once October 31 rolls around!
Licor 43 Mini Beers
2 Parts Licor 43
1 Part Heavy Cream
Orange Food Coloring
Begin by chilling a bottle of Licor 43 and some shot glasses. You can also prep the cream prior to your guests’ arrival by dropping food coloring into the cream until the desired shade of orange (note that the Licor 43 will serve as the yellow of the Candy Corn so the orange will need to be pretty vibrant). When you are ready to serve, simply pour the chilled Licor 43 2/3 of the way up in the chilled shot glasses. Top with one part of the orange-colored heavy cream. The cream will float to the top, resulting in a layered effect that looks just like traditional candy corn.
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Confession time…So, I’m about 82 percent sure that “The Great Gatsby” is one of a handful (just a handful!) of novels I bought the Cliffs Notes for during high school. Sorry F. Scott Fitzgerald, but you weren’t quite my cup of literary tea. At this moment you’re probably wondering what exactly is so Lushworthy about “The Great Gatsby.” Well, in honor of the film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” Moët, which is featured throughout the film, has introduced a new cocktail inspired by “The Great Gatsby.” Described as “a twist on the classic champagne cocktail,” the “Moët Imperial Gatsby” combines Moët Imperial and Green Chartreuse. And in case you can’t get your hands on any Green Chartreuse, you can always find the Jim Meehan-crafted cocktail at New York City’s The Plaza Hotel.
“The Great Gatsby” will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 10.
Moët Imperial Gatsby
5 oz. Moët Imperial
1 sugar cube soaked in .25 oz. Green Chartreuse
Combine in a champagne flute and garnish with a spiral lime twist.
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With Spring only a matter of hours away, I think we can finally grant an official welcome to those refreshingly fruity cocktails that are very much prominent during the warmer months. Among the most popular spring cocktails is the daiquiri, the rum-based concoction that typically calls for rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Like many standard cocktails, the daiquiri has of course had its fair share of remixed versions with the newest daiquiri creation coming courtesy of Cruzan Rum. Created by Jesse Card, Cruzan Master Mixologist, the “Cruzan Passionway Daiquiri” is a perfect spring cocktail thanks to a combination of fresh lime, grapefruit juice, and Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum. You can find the full recipe for the “Cruzan Passionway Daiquiri” below.
Cruzan Passionway Daiquiri
2 parts Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum ½ parts Fresh Squeezed Lime ¼ parts Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice ¼ parts DeKuyper® Cherry Liqueur ¼ parts Rich Simple Syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
Thin Lime Wheel
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a thin sliced lime wheel.
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I briefly tapped into my not so Lushworthy side last week while attending a media dinner at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Midtown Atlanta when I had absolutely no idea what a “Black Velvet” cocktail was. For the record, it’s a simple albeit surprising cocktail that’s made using champagne and Guinness extra stout. Interesting combination, right? I still have yet to get my hands on one so I’m curious to know if anyone’s ever had one of these bad boys and if so, what were your thoughts? Hit me up in the comments section!
Oh, and here’s a short video from the folks at the Guinness Storehouse on how to make a “Black Velvet” cocktail.
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I’m sure you’ve had it marked on your calendar ever since you bought that planner for half-off at Barnes & Noble, but in case you’ve somehow forgot, National Margarita Day is this Friday, February 22nd. I’ve come across a ton of margarita recipes in honor of the Lushworthy holiday and Tequila Don Julio’s “Metate Margarita” is one drink recipe that truly caught my eye. This particular margarita calls for your standard agave syrup and fresh lime juice, but the unique addition to the “Metate Margarita” is the Tequila Don Julio Blanco that’s infused with peanuts, sesame seeds, Chipotle, Ancho Chile, and Valrhona Cacao Nibs. The directions are pretty intense so you may want to have a backup margarita ready if you plan on whipping this bad boy up for National Margarita Day.
1 1/2 ounce Metate* infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
Combine infused Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass (salted rim optional).
I hardly ever post any of the plethora of drink recipes I come across while browsing Facebook because there’s just way too many of them, but this cocktail looked so absolutely delicious that I couldn’t pass on sharing it with you guys. I came across Smirnoff’s “Iced Cake Shakes” drink recipe while scrolling through my FB timeline yesterday and while I love a great craft cocktail, I for one know that it’s pretty impossible to pass on any drink that combines both vodka and ice cream. It’s just not gonna happen. Smirnoff you have surely awakened my sweet tooth with this one.
Smirnoff Iced Cake Shakes (Makes Four Servings)
8 oz Smirnoff® Iced Cake Flavored Vodka 3 Cups Vanilla ice cream 3 Cups Strawberry ice cream Red Food Coloring (optional)
In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream and vodka. Add a drop of red food coloring, if desired. Blend until smooth. Divide among 4 glasses and top with whipped cream.
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