Thirsty Thursday: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Thirsty Thursday: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

With the most romantic day of the year (for most people at least) closing in it seems fitting to make the next couple Thirsty Thursday’s dedicated to swoon worthy cocktails. I thought I’d kick it off by giving you a few cocktail recipes I’ve found across the web. This week we were working with Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon whiskey – check out our recipe below. Before we go there though, here are 14 Valentine’s Day Cocktails for you to try with your lovah.

14 Valentine's Day Cocktails

  • For the non-alcohol drinking bunch this Raspberry Limeade Mocktail from The Socialite’s Closet is a perfect drink to start hearts fluttering.
  • If a box of chocolates just isn’t your style, surprise your Valentine with this luxurious Mississippi Mudtini Cocktail from Snappy Gourmet. Yum!

and some more…

Now it’s time for our own special V-Day drink that we like to call “Hearts on Fire”. It sounds a little scary, but tempting, right? Such a bold name, the drink just has to live up to it and it does. The burn is there but it’s a smooth burn, if that makes sense. The best part is it is a flaming shot!

Flaming Hearts Shot with  Jeremiah Weed Whiskey

There is a super popular cinnamon flavored whiskey out that I’m sure you’ve heard about, tasted, worshiped. What would you say if I said I found the mature version of that? A version with a smoother finish and less burn. That’s exactly what everyone has described Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey as. A grown-up version of {that other cinnamon whiskey}.

To make this Hearts on Fire shot use the recipe below. Be sure to let me know what you think and remember to drink responsibly!

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Check your local ABC store for Jeremiah Weed (if they don’t have it, request it!). They are sold at a suggested retail price of $18.99 for a 750 mL bottle.

Thirsty Thursday: Apple Pie a la Mode Shots

Thirsty Thursday: Apple Pie a la Mode Shots

Did the a la mode part of the title make you think I’m crazy? It’s not what you think, I promise! I’m not taking shots of ice cream, I’m taking shots of Apple Pie Piehole Whiskey, hazelnut liqueur, and heavy cream. That is what makes up the Apple Pie a la Mode shots – there is no ice cream involved but the flavor is – woohoo – awesome.

Apple Pie a la Mode Shots with  Apple Pie Piehole WhiskeyI told you about Piehole Whiskey (they sent us cool stuff for editorial consideration) a couple Thursdays ago when I shared the Cherry Pie Cola drinks we were downing testing. This week we are experimenting with the Apple Pie Piehole Whiskey and what’s the first thing you think of when you hear apple pie? Well, for me it’s America. You know, you’ll hear Bratwurst and think of Germany, Soda Bread – Ireland, Pizza – New York (or Chicago… if you’re weird.) Apple Pie makes me think of America – George Washington – and vanilla ice cream.

I don’t think I have ever eaten apple pie without vanilla ice cream. It’s like religion for me. It didn’t take me long – I’m talking seconds – to decide I wanted to make an apple pie a la mode shot. Even in the dead of winter I love it!

Here’s how I did it.

Fill the bottom of a tall shot glass 1/3 the way up with [cold] heavy cream.

Add a splash of hazelnut liqueur on top of that.

Fill the shot glass the rest of the way with Apple Pie Piehole Whiskey.

Drink straight down!!

Apple Pie Piehole Whiskey

I swear it’s the closest drinkable thing to apple pie a la mode. I had friends lining up for the apple pie a la mode shots and that’s what makes it this weeks Thirsty Thursday winner! Well, until next week (when we’re creating with PIEHOLE Pecan Pie Whiskey… oh my goodies y’all!

Thirsty Thursday: Piehole Cherry Pie Cola

We recently received several additions to our Thirsty Thursday arsenal; among them were the incredibly awesome Piehole Whiskey. Each flavor (Cherry, Apple, and Pecan Pies) is spot on in flavor comparison to its pie counterpart. I have never tasted anything like them and would be lying if I said I wasn’t blown away. We did a taste testing of each flavor and the opinion was unanimous – WINNER!Piehole

Inspired by Grandma’s favorite pie recipes, this new-to-world product line features pie liqueur flavored whiskeys aged between four to eight years and bottled in Canada.

The bottles are insanely cute with antiquified pin-up girls donning the labels. Each pie flavored whiskey has its own pin-up girl. Is it bad that I’m just as excited about the bottles as what’s inside?

This week for Thirsty Thursday I wanted to keep it simple. A two ingredient drink that is scary good. We simply mixed cola with the Cherry Pie Piehole Whiskey. It tastes like Cherry Soda but better. The cherry flavor definitely shines through without the overwhelming alcohol taste that is present with many whiskeys. That can make this a very dangerous combination so be sure to drink responsibly!

Thirsty Thursday: Piehole Cherry Pie ColaSo, creating this drink is super simple. First fill a glass with ice (you want the ice to prevent the drink from being overly sweet.) Fill 2/3 full with your preferred cola and mix in 1 shot of Cherry Pie Piehole Whiskey. I just use a spoon to stir it up well and serve. You can garnish with a cherry or just drink it plain – the point is the drink is delicious and despite the lack of alcohol flavor, pretty potent. Piehole Whiskey is 70 proof/35% Alcohol by Volume!

Be sure to join us for next weeks Thirsty Thursday when we’ll be taking on the Pecan Pie Piehole Whiskey to see what we can come up with to wow the tastebuds. Happy drinking!

Thirsty Thursday – Lucid RaspFairy Tonic

Thirsty Thursday – Lucid RaspFairy Tonic

For 95 years the United States went without a real Absinthe due to a ban in 1912. After a 95 year prohibition, genuine absinthe has now been reintroduced to the States. Using centuries old techniques, Viridian Spritis’ creates Lucid – the first genuine absinthe made with real Grande Wormwood since the prohibition to be legally accepted in the United States. Lucid is distilled in the historical Combier Distillery in Saumur – located in France’s Loire Valley. It is created using original antique copper absinthe stills, many of which were designed by Gustav Eiffel in the 1800s.

Thirsty Thursday - Lucid RaspFairy Tonic
The taste profile of Lucid is characterized by upfront flavors of anise and fennel. These flavors are followed by mild mid-palate earthy textures attributable to the absinthe. The herbs round out the flavor with additional spice and grassy notes, which linger in a moderately long finish.

The traditional method of absinthe consumption is called “louching”.  In this method, cold water and a sugar cube are dissolved into the absinthe, turning it a cloudy white color. Lucid can also be consumed in a variety of classic and modern cocktails and shooters. It is 124 proof (62% alcohol/volume). Lucid is available in 750 ml and 375 ml bottles ($59.99 & $34.99 respectively.)
Given the amount of herbs found in Lucid Absinthe I thought mixing it with sweet tea would be a great start to Thirsty Thursday. But we couldn’t stop there – we had to take it to a whole new level. The sweet, fruitiness of raspberry nectar was just what we needed to bring this drink front and center. The flavors play off of each other giving us a sweet and savory drink that isn’t overly potent. In fact the flavors play so well together that the alcohol is almost unnoticeable. You know what that means – time to drink responsibly!

Thirsty Thursday – Lucid RaspFairy Tonic
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lucid Absinthe
  • 1.5 oz raspberry nectar
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 3 oz extra sweet tea

Instructions

Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a pint glass. Garnish with raspberries and serve.

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For even more great recipes using Lucid Absinthe be sure to check out the Lucid website.

Tainted Love Cocktail

Tainted Love Cocktail

So Thirsty Thursday is a day late. Not because we forgot it but because the drinks were SO good we might have had a few more than we should have. No one drove though, so we drank responsibly!

Tainted Love

This is Grace’s invention and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it, hence the drinking more than originally planned, *wink, wink*. The drink is called Tainted Love and I totally get it. The amount of alcohol in it might be a little scary at first and the fact you cannot taste it at all is a double edge (edged?)  sword.

Tainted Love

I asked her how to make it and she insists that I tell you parts instead of measurments. She’s the bartender and my bestie so I do as she says 🙂

So, the recipe for Tainted Love is as follows:

Ingredients

  • 1 part Malibu Rum
  • 2 parts Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1 part Triple Sec
  • 1 part Peach Schnapps

Fill with equal parts of the following juices

  • Cranberry
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Splash of Sprite

DirectionsTainted Love

Mix all the ingredients together with ice. Strain into glasses and enjoy

… and enjoy we did! It was absolutely amazing times had yesterday and I wish you all were here to enjoy it with us.

Tainted Love Cocktail
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Ingredients

  • 1 part Malibu Rum
  • 2 parts Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1 part Triple Sec
  • 1 part Peach Schnapps
  • Fill with equal parts of the following juices:
  • Cranberry
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Splash of Sprite

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together with ice. Strain into glasses and enjoy

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