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Tipsy Tuesday: Big-Batch Holiday Cocktail

The holidays bring people together to gather and be merry, finding that perfect cocktail to serve a large crowd is not always an easy task.  Thanks to the Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch, your holiday festivities are  not only festive but seriously merry. The flavors get you in the mood  for the holidays and your guests ready to celebrate the season.

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Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch
Serves 3 to 5

Ingredients:
3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice or store bought 100% blood orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole star anise
1 cup  dry white wine
1 (500ml) bottle brut champagne, chilled

Directions:
1. Place the blood orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and star anise in a small pot and bring to a boil, over medium-high heat.
2. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium/medium-low and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, 30 to 40 minutes.
3. While the mixture is still hot, stir in the white wine until completely combined. Allow to cool before placing in the refrigerator to chill, at least 2 hours.
4. When ready to serve, place 3 tablespoons of the blood orange mixture into the bottom of each glass and top with chilled champagne (about ½ way to 2/3 of the way full). Serve!

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Tipsy Tuesday: Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots

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Thanksgiving preparation is in full swing.  We went on a hunt to find the most unique cocktail to get your Thanksgiving  drunk on and this one took the cake! Thank you Cookie Rookie for this nifty recipe that will impress your guests and get your party started.  Just think of it as dessert before dinner with a little tipsy twist.  Spice up your family get-together this year and try this fall festive recipe, just keep them away from the kiddos.
Author: The Cookie Rookie
Serves: 20-25
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 packages Pillsbury premade pie crust
  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin powder (I used Knox brand)
  • 1 ¼ cup water, divided
  • ⅓ cup spiced pumpkin pie mix (or unspiced canned pumpkin + 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice)
  • ½ cup white rum or vodka (She used Pearl Vodka, her fave!)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • Whipped topping for garnish (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Unroll pie dough and cut into small circles (She used the top of an ice tea glass to get small circles. Place circles in small muffin/cupcake tin and bake according to package instructions. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Pour 1 cup water into a medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin packets over water. Let sit for 2 minutes before turning on heat.
  3. Turn stovetop on medium-high heat and add pumpkin and sugar, stirring as you add. Allow to simmer and then turn off heat and set aside to allow to cool.
  4. Add rum or vodka, heavy cream, and additional ¼ cup water to mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Pour gelatin mixture into pie crusts and place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours
  6. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
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Pomegranate Orange Sangria

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As soon as the calendar turns November, its all about the pomegranate! Anything pomegranate makes us smile.  Combine a little orange, wine and cinnamon and you have the beginning of holiday spirits! So let’s kick off this holiday season with a Pomegranate Orange Sangria that will be sure to get you in the festive mood.

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We love the bright seasonal colors of this holiday treat.

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Add a splash of Brandy and you will be singing FA LA LA LA LA

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup (237 ml) brandy
  • 1 cup (237 ml) pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup (237 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 pomegranate, arils removed
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the wine, brandy, pomegranate juice and orange juice. Add orange slices, pomegranate arils, cranberries and cinnamon stick. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Serve with ice cubes.

 

Cheers to the Season!

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Tipsy Tuesday: Apple Cider Moscow Mules

The trendy Moscow Mule just got a little hipper. Try your hand at this fancy fall cocktail that will get your guests tipsy and in the fall spirit.  We LOVE the presentation of the Moscow Mule, the copper mug sings the holidays and a festive way to serve up a taste of the fall.

 

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Ingredients:

Apple Cider Moscow Mule Recipe (serves 1)

2 ounces ginger flavored vodka
2 ounces apple cider (store bought or homemade)
Juice of 1 small lime wedge
Good quality ginger beer to top off (about 1/2 cup or so)
Cinnamon to sprinkle

In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, then top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Cheers!

 

 

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Tipsy Tuesday: Mary Meets the Beach

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Mary has met the beach! The classic Bloody Mary has a new twist, the sea! We were missing the cool breezes and the delicious smells of the ocean so we went looking for a recipe that would put a little vacation into our Tuesday. We found it. Kick up your feet, lay in a hammock, open up your book because your Tuesday just got a whole lot better.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces fresh tomato juice chilled
  • 2 ounces good-quality vodka, chilled
  • 2 ounces bottled clam juice, chilled
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon horseradish
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon twist
  • Celery stick
  • Cherry and Sunglow tomatoes, skewered onto decorative picks for garnish

The Details:

  1. Place tomato juice, vodka, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and horseradish in a shaker, shake and pour over crushed ice.
  2. Top with a lemon twist and serve with a celery stick, tomatoes skewered and a straw.

Instructions

  1. Place tomato juice, vodka, clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and horseradish in a shaker, shake and pour over crushed ice.
  2. Top with a lemon twist and serve with a celery stick, tomatoes skewered and a straw.
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Tipsy Tuesday: The Drunken Pumpkin Pie

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This is the perfect cocktail to serve for your next Halloween party.  The name says it all, “The Drunken Pumpkin Pie” drink a few of these and you might find yourself drunken in a pumpkin patch. He He. :)

Here’s the Details:

Before your friends arrive, rim several martini glasses and shooter glasses with cinnamon and crushed graham crackers, and line them up on your bar. Then just scatter a few plastic spiders around and let your friends shake up their own bewitching cocktail.

Drunken Pumpkin Pie
Makes 1

½ cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. powdered cinnamon
½ cup graham crackers, finely crushed
2 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. coffee-flavored rum
.75 oz Irish cream

1. Bring sugar and ½ cup water to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and drop in a cinnamon stick. Set aside, and let cool. (Once cool, discard the cinnamon stick.)

2. Combine the powdered cinnamon and graham cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl or saucer. Dampen the rim of a martini glass with water, and dip it into the graham cracker mixture.

3. In a shaker with ice, mix the vanilla vodka, coffee-flavored rum, Irish cream and .25 oz. cinnamon simple syrup. Shake and strain it into the rimmed glass.

 

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Tipsy Tuesday: Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria is the perfect combination of the fall season – in a cup! We suggest that you let it sit in the fridge for a day after mixing it all together, as it will draw more delicious flavors from the fruit. Cheers to Fall!

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  • 3 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 3 clementines
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 6 oz triple sec or cointreau
  • 2 bottles of red wine (something fruity works best)
  • optional: fresh cherries

Directions:

1. core and cube all fruit and put into a pitcher or carafe
2. add 2-3 cinnamon sticks & 2 honey, stir
3. add liquor and wine, stir and let sit.

 

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Tipsy Tuesday: Spiced Apple Cider Margs

This extremely fall appropriate twist on on your typical margarita is sure to wow friends and fam. Use it for parties or a casual drink with dinner. We love that you can dress this margarita up or down for the right occasion. This delicious recipe is from the very hilarious chef from Domesticate Me!

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Ingredients

    • 5 ounces spiced apple cider (If you can’t find spiced cider, you can always spice your own.)
    • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
    • .5 ounces Grand Marnier
    • 1.5 ounces mescal or gold tequila
For garnish: (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Apple slices

Instructions

  1. Start by rimming the glass. In a small bowl, combine the raw sugar and cinnamon. Pour a splash of Grand Marnier into a separate bowl. Dip the rim of the glass in the Grand Marnier to moisten it, and then immediately dip the glass in cinnamon sugar. (You’ll have enough cinnamon sugar for about 4-5 cocktail glasses.)
  2. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well combined. Pour over ice into your rimmed cocktail glass and serve. (Garnish with an apple slice, a cinnamon stick, and a dash of ground cinnamon if you like!)
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Tipsy Tuesday: Pear & Thyme Mimosa

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This recipe throws a twist on the classic mimosa! We’ve never come across anything quite like it. Thanks to the Glitter Guide for the awesome recipe. This is the perfect drink for any kind of celebration :)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 chilled bottle of Prosecco or Champagne
  • 12 oz. pear nectar
  • 4-6 sprigs of Thyme

Fill each glass with 3 ounces of pear nectar and a sprig of Thyme. Top with Prosecco or Champagne and add an additional sprig of Thyme to garnish!

Happy Tipsy Tuesday!

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Tipsy Tuesday: Pineapple Sangria

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This recipe for pineapple sangria is fresh, light and perfect for parties! Triple this recipe to make as much seen above ^. :) Happy tipsy tuesday!

What you’ll need:

3 cups pineapple juice
1 bottle dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup brandy (pear brandy or apricot brandy will work)
1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup pineapple soda
1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped
1 orange, sliced

In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple, and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wineglasses and garnish with the mint and orange.