When I was hanging out with my dad on Father’s Day, he asked me to make him a cocktail. Actually, what he said was, “Can you make some magic happen?”
The only ingredients available to me were whiskey, ginger ale, and club soda, so I was like, no I can’t make magic with this, I need to run to the store. It being Texas, there was no liquor for sale since it was Sunday, so I picked up a few other things instead. It ended up being pretty damn tasty, so I made a batch of these for today’s Cocktail Hour.
Happy Independence Day y’all!!
- 2 ½ oz Kentucky Bourbon (I used Bookers, don’t even think about using Canadian Club, y’all, not on the Fourth of July)
- Kern’s Peach Nectar
- Ginger Ale
In a tall, ice-filled glass, combine bourbon with two dashes of bitters and three tablespoons of peach nectar, squeeze in a lime wedge and top with ginger ale. Stir, garnish with a lime.
Enjoy! And remember, it’s not 4th of July until somebody spills liquor on their flip flops.
Well hello and happy Friday y’all! It’s only May 3rd and it’s already hot as hell in Pasadena, which is fine with me – I’m ready for summer.
- 1 1/2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz 209 Gin
- 1 oz St. Germain Liqueur
- Lemon or limeade soda
In an ice-filled Collins glass, pour vodka, gin, and St. Germain, top with limeade soda and garnish with a lemon.
*Don’t forget to take a cab if you’re imbibing. Have a wonderful weekend!
Today’s happy hour cocktail is for Holly. If you aren’t reading her blog, you should be, because she’s pretty bad ass. She lives on a farm with chickens, rabbits, other assorted animals, and a husband. Holly is also a master at fixing stuff. Real stuff, like furnaces and back hoes and thingymagigs.
Anyway, for whatever reason, it seems anything with a motor is fritzing out on her lately, and I think she needs a drink. So this one’s for you.
I would suggest doing whatever hammering that needs to be done before having a cocktail.
Holly Folly’s Tea
- 2 oz Kentucky bourbon
- 1 oz peach schnapps
- pineapple juice
In a tall, ice-filled glass, pour bourbon and schnapps, then add one dash of bitters and a squeeze of lime. Top with pineapple juice, and feel free to stir with a wrench.
Happy Friday y’all! Don’t drink and drive, and don’t drink while fixing machinery either. I don’t want anyone losing a finger this weekend.
So a couple of weeks ago, Thoughtsy of Thoughts Appear informed me today is National Margarita Day (I thought that was Cinco de Mayo, but whatever, I will totally take two dedicated margarita days per year) and she fully expects an appropriate Happy Hour post. I am happy to oblige. But first, a word of caution – hell hath no fury like a tequila hangover, so be careful with these.
May I present you with Thoughtsy’s Rita?
My husband says hell yes to Thoughtsy for giving us a reason to drink some tequila.
Thoughtsy’s Sweet Tart
- 2 oz reposado tequila (I used Tres Generations)
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz Chambord
- ¼ oz Rose’s lime juice
- 3 oz Cranberry juice
In an ice-filled shaker, pour tequila, Grand Marnier, Chambord, Rose’s and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously. Thoughtsy prefers a sugar rim, so make sure to take a lime wedge and rim the glass, then dip the edge in fine granulated sugar. Pour contents into glass, and enjoy!
Happy Friday y’all – don’t drink and drive.