Happy National Hot Toddy Day! A Hot Toddy, also known as hot whiskey in Scotland and Ireland, is typically made with liquor, hot water, and honey. Liquors used are usually whiskey, scotch, brandy, or bourbon. The recipe below uses bourbon. Check it out, sit back and enjoy Hot Toddy Day!
An Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails that we know of. That's were the name comes from. The cocktails has gone through some changes over the years, and is still made different ways depending on what the drinker prefers. A classic Old Fashioned muddles a orange slice, a cherry, and some sugar. The sugar makes it sweet, but not too sweet. It is also traditionally made with whiskey, but a bourbon Old Fashioned has become popular as well. Whatever way you make it, an Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail, so check out our recipe below and enjoy!
Bloody Marys have an interesting history that no one can really agree on. Many different people and bars lay claim to first making the drink. It is mostly agreed, but not confirmed, that the first Bloody Mary was made in the Harry’s Bar in Paris by bartender Ferdinand “Pete” Petiot. The name is the hardest to pin down. Some say it is named for Queen Mary I of England whose nickname was Bloody Mary. Others say it gets its name from a waitress who worked at a bar named Buckets of Blood, while others say it was after the Hollywood star Mary Pitchfork.
By now you are making or have already made plans for New Years Eve. When making these plans we know you are also thinking about what to drink. We suggest you try some of these cocktail recipes to make your New Year’s Eve celebrations a little bit more fun. These cocktails are sure to get the party going.
Happy National Eggnog Day! For most Eggnog is a must have holiday drink, whether it’s store bought or homemade. It is unclear how this drink became associated with the holiday season, but now the two go hand in hand. Homemade eggnog is not hard to make, and allows you to add your own ingredients to tailor to your tastes. Eggnog can be enjoyed with or without alcohol. To celebrate National Eggnog Day we are sharing a great Gingerbread Eggnog recipe, where the rum is optional. Give it a try and tell us what you think!
Happy National Sangria Day! Sangria traditionally is a Spanish drink made with red wine, fruit, fruit juice, and brandy. These ingredients are mixed in different quantities based on how the person likes to make it. Sangria however can also be made with white wine. The fruit and fruit juices that would be mixed in to a white sangria are different than a red. The best way to go, is to add fruit who's flavors are present in the wine base you choose. Celebrate National Sangria Day with one or both of the following recipes!
We like to know what is going on around the city, especially related to bars! Themed bars seem to be very popular right now. They transport us back to another time and place, and can be a good escape for a night. Orlando is currently home to over 25 themed bars and restaurants! These themes range wildly so you will be sure to find at least one to suit your tastes. Below is just a sample of some of the amazingly unique bars you can find in Orlando.
Happy National Cocoa Day! Whether you call it hot chocolate, hot cocoa, or interchange the two, it’s a great drink to celebrate. Hot cocoa by itself is delicious, but can easily be more delicious with the addition of whip cream, marshmallows, peppermint, or alcohol! It’s true that adding a little Baileys or other cream liquors to cocoa makes it taste great, but there is so much more you can do to! Below are 3 boozy cocoa recipes to help you celebrate today.
We just wanted to say Thank You to the Runway Collection for letting us serve their vendor party Wednesday night! We had a great time with amazing people, and even better drinks. Here is a look at a great night.
Hanukkah does not have many signature cocktails, or they are well kept secrets. Either way, when you look up holiday cocktails, the holiday people seem to have in mind is Christmas. Below are some Hanukkah cocktails. Combine these four cocktails with the four kosher wines we shared last week and you have a different drink for every night of Hanukkah.