Cocktail Friday: Savory Parmesan Palmiers

We thought we would mix it up with this perfect holiday appetizer!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed

  • ½ c. mascarpone cheese, softened

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp. pepper

  • ¾ c. parmesan cheese

  • 3-4 tbsp  jarred pesto

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the mascarpone, garlic, salt & pepper and stir to combine. This is best done ahead of time and allowed to sit for 20-30 minutes.

  2. Lay a sheet of puff pastry flat on a cutting board and roll out gently just to even out the creases.

  3. Spread the mascarpone mixture evenly across the puff pastry. Sprinkle lightly with salt and top with parmesan cheese.  You want the filling to go to the edges of the pastry.

  4. Roll one side of puff pastry into the center. Then roll the other side into the center.

  5. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in freezer for about 15-20 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 400°.

  7. Remove plastic and cut into ¼ inch slices. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm!


Cocktail Friday: Boozy Milkshake

There is no need for an introduction for this cocktail!

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Ingredients:  

 

  • 4 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows + more for garnish
  • 1/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 graham cracker
  • 2 oz. Honey Whiskey (such as Wild Turkey)
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk, as needed

Instructions:

For the garnish: 

  1. Place the marshmallows on foil and broil until toasted, 1-3 minutes
  2. Melt the chocolate
  3. Crush the graham cracker
  4. Roll the edge of glass in chocolate and dip in crumbs.

For the cocktail: 

  1. In a blender, add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into glass with the chocolate and crumbs garnish
  3. Top the milkshake with addition marshmallows. Using a kitchen blow torch or tiki lighter toast the marshmallows until crispy. 

Please make sure the marshmallows have cooled before drinking! 

You'll never want to drink milkshakes any other way! 

Cocktail Friday: The Brandy Slushie

I love this make the night before cocktail! It's easy, fun and delicious. What else could you ask for? 

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This frozen batch makes about 25 glasses! So invite some friends over!

Ingredients: 

  • 5 cups of water, divided 
  • 3-4 Ice tea bags
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can frozen OJ concentrate
  • 2 cups brandy
  • Sprite or le Croix soda water

Instructions: 

  1. Boil the 5 cups of water. To three cups of boiled water add sugar until completely dissolved. Add the tea bags to the remains 2 cups of water and let steep. 
  2. Once sugar is dissolved remove the tea bags and combine the sugar water (simple syrup) and the tea in a large bowl. 
  3. Add the concentrate and the brandy. 
  4. Stir to combine. 
  5. Place in freezer and let freeze overnight. 
  6. Once mixture is frozen and in a slushie state add a few scoops to a glass. 
  7. Pour Sprite or Soda water over top to fill glass. 
  8. Garnish with some more slushie mix. 

Viola. Refreshing adult slushie! 

Cocktail Friday: Tropical Days

A tropical cocktail for these tropical days!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 oz. Coconut Rum

  • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice

  • 1/2 oz. lime juice

  • Top with Bundaberg Guava Soda

Instructions: 

  1. In a glass of ice add the rum, lime juice and pineapple juice.

  2. Stir until well combined.

  3. Add Bundaberg Guava Soda to  fill the glass. 

  4. Garnish with lime slice.

 

The great thing about Coconut rum is you can add it to any juice or soda and it's an instant cocktail! We love using Bundaberg Sodas because they come in a variety of unique flavors.

What's your favorite flavor to add to Coconut Rum? 

Cocktail Friday: Seaside Sully

The perfect weekend cocktail. Refreshing and easy!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
  • 1 oz Vodka or Tequila 
  • 1/2 cup chilled Mexican-style lager beer 
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice 

Instructions: 

  1. In a cup of ice pour Vodka and orange juice. 
  2. Fill the rest of the glass with Mexican style lager.
  3. Top with lime juice.

 

What is your favorite weekend cocktail? 

Cocktail Friday: Blackberry Citrus Old Fashion

Don Draper got nothing on this old fashion!

This bitter of the blackberry and citrus gives this cocktail a flavor that is bursting with sophistication. 

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 - 1 clementine 
  • 5 blackberries
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • couple drops of citrus bitters
  • 2 oz bourbon 
  • club soda 

Instructions: 

  1. In a shaker add blackberries, clementine and sugar. Meddle until the fruit and sugar have mixed well and the fruit has released it's juices 
  2. Add bitters and bourbon to the shaker. Mix to combine all ingredients
  3. Pour over ice in a glass
  4. Add club soda to fill out the drink
  5. Garnish with a slice of clementine

Cheers! Enjoy your Friday!

Mother's Day Mimosa's

This Mother's Day we're celebrating with a blood orange mimosa! 

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Ingredients: This recipe makes a pitcher

  • 1/2 cup Blood Orange Vodka

  • 2 cups Orange Juice

  • 1 can Blood Orange flavored San Pellegrino 

  • 2 bottles of  Rosè or your favorite bubbly

  • Blood orange, strawberries or the fruit of your choice

Instructions:

Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and garnish with blood oranges & strawberries!

 

Mimosa's are so much fun. You can experiment with different flavors and fruits to get the perfect cocktail for you. 

Let us know what's your favorite mimosa!

 

Cocktail Friday: Hurricane

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Sometimes when the week is a whirlwind only a Hurricane will do! This is when life imitates art or in the case a cocktail imitates life!

 

Hurricane Cocktail: 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz White rum
  • 2 oz Dark rum 
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 2 oz Passion fruit juice 
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine 
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions: 

Add all ingredients into an empty shaker. Mix until blended well. Pour into a glass with ice and add garnish for flair!

 

Hope you enjoyed this cocktail as much as we do!