I consider myself somewhat of a fan of the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, but I’m becoming less and less pleased with the sour mix that’s primarily used when making a Whisky Sour. Far too many times the sour mix is just entirely too tart. It’s almost as if the mix was made using Pixie Stix and Lemonheads. Not cool…not cool at all. So for my latest Lushworthy Creation I decided to remix the classic Whisky Sour by using Crown Royal Black and adding my own little twist to the recipe.
Instead of sour mix I opted for lemonade, Simply Lemonade of course. Lemonade is pretty similar to sour mix, but it’s way more smooth in my opinion. And to kick things up a bit more I topped the entire drink with a splash or two of Sprite. I also added both slices and cubes of lemon to make for a fun garnish. The “Whisky Sour Remix” is pretty deelish, but also quite potent so just be aware of that when downing these bad boys. Check out the ingredients and directions for this drink recipe below.
What’s New Years Eve without a Lushworthy, sparkling wine cocktail? Well it’s merely December 31st, just another day on the calendar. Everyone knows New Years Eve just isn’t the same without champagne or sparkling wine. So with 2011 slowly coming to an end and the New Year upon us I knew I wanted to create either a champagne or sparkling wine cocktail that’d be perfect for New Years Eve. So I present to you the “Lemon Sparkler!” Ta-Da!
For this latest “Lushworthy Creation” I used lemonade, grenadine, Yellow Tail Bubbles, and U’Luvka Vodka. I’m usually a Simply Lemonade kinda gal, but the Minute Maid lemonade is what happened to be in the fridge so there ya have it. But if you’re ever creating a cocktail with lemonade you should definitely give Simply Lemonade a shot. It’ friggin’ delicious! And I promise they didn’t pay me to say that.
In the past month or so I’m sure I’ve posted close to five drink recipes that are all made using warm apple cider. So for my next “Lushworthy Creation” I figured I’d put my own spin on the spiked apple cider recipe. I wanted to get a little daring with this one so I chose to use two different spirits: Smirnoff Whipped Cream and Conjure Cognac. As you may have guessed I was somewhat at a loss when it came to creative drink names so in the end I went with “Lush Cider” which I actually kinda like. It’s short, it’s sweet, and to the point.
I obviously chose to use an already made apple cider, but if you’re feeling a little on the creative side there’s tons of apple cider recipes online. And I’m sure a homemade apple cider would make for an even tastier drink.
I have a feeling that I’ll be saying this a lot, but the “Chocolate Monkey” really is my favorite “Lushworthy Creation” yet! And I’m awfully proud of myself for creating a drink recipe that’s pretty close to the best drink I’ve ever had. The combination of chocolate and banana really is amazing. I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say my mouth never left the straw when I was drinking this latest Lushworthy concoction. Check out the ingredients I used below.
I highly suggest you turn up the heat, put on your favorite pair of flip-flops, and imagine you’re relaxing on a beach in The Bahamas while sipping on the “Chocolate Monkey.” It’s definitely a summer drink, but you have my permission to enjoy it during these cooler months. 😉
2 oz. Godiva Chocolate Vodka
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Handful Of Ice
Combine two scoops of vanilla ice cream, Godiva Chocolate Vodka, half a banana, and a handful of ice in a blender. Add chocolate syrup, the amount you add really depends on how chocolate-y you want your drink. Blend ingredients, then pour into a tall glass, and top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
As soon as I received my bottle of Stoli Chocolat Razberi I knew it would be an absolute perfect match for Godiva’s chocolate liqueur. And I have to say that even though this was the easiest “Lushworthy Creation” I’ve created thus far it might just be my favorite. The combination of both chocolate and raspberry makes this drink quite the deliciously decadent cocktail. Below are the ingredients I used to create my “Chocolate Razz’tini.”
And shout out to my brother for coming up with the mint garnish idea. With a raspberry/chocolate cocktail of course the first thing that came to mind as a garnish was either a piece of chocolate or some raspberries. I didn’t have either so I planned on leaving my drink garnish-less until the bro came up with the mint leaf idea. On top of making the drink pop look wise it also gives it a very subtle kick of mint flavor which is a nice touch.
2 oz. Godiva Liqueur
1 oz. Stoli Chocolat Razberi
Combine Godiva Liqueur and Stoli Chocolat Razberi in a shaker with ice. Shake ingredients and then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf.