Cocktails – Grown Up Hot Chocolate

Winter is here.  I know I know, we would all rather be on some tropical island laying on a beach with a Pina Coloda in hand.  Alas for those of us who live with seasons, we are in the midst of winter, so may I suggest my version of hot chocolate to help you on those cold winter nights.  This is not for the kiddies!!!

You can make whatever flavor that floats your boat.  I prefer coconut.  Your have as many choices as there are chocolate candies out there.  I use 2-3 Lindt Coconut balls, mixed with a dash of vanilla I bought when I was in Mexico and a splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and hot milk.  Heat milk, add chocolate balls, vanilla and stir until smooth, then add splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and enjoy!!!

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Cocktails – The Georgia Peach Martini

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The Georgia Peach Martini
2 oz coconut rum
2 oz peach schnapps
2 oz vodka
4 oz ginger ale
Fresh peach slices

Pour all ingredients, except for the ginger ale, into a cocktail shaker filled with…what else? ICE! Shake well, strain and pour into 2 chilled martini glasses. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a sweet and juicy peach slice.

recipe courtesy of whattheflicka.com

Cocktails – Xtreme Rainbows

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XTREME RAINBOWS

All layers blended with ice and liquor of choice
Green Layer: Midori Sour Mix
Blue Layer: Blue Curacao Simple Syrup Sour Mix
Yellow Layer UV Orange Orange Juice Sour Mix
Red Layer: Cherry Syrup Sour Mix
Garnish: Extreme Warhead Candy
recipe courtesy of The Tipsy Bartender

Cocktails – Butterscotch Liqueur

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BUTTERSCOTCH LIQUEUR – 1 Quart

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup brandy
1 cup 100 proof vodka
1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavored extract

Directions:
Bring sugar and water to boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat stirring constantly. When the sugar water mixture turns clear, remove from heat. Cool to room temp. Add brandy, vodka, and extract. Pour the mixture into a 1 quart container and cover. Set aside for at least 30 days. Shake the bottle each day. Keep tightly closed.

Cocktails – Kahlua Liqueur

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KAHLUA – Makes 1/2 gallon

Ingredients:
2 cups boiling water
3 cups sugar
1/3 cup instant coffee
1 fifth 100 proof vodka
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (very important not to use imitation vanilla)

Directions:
Combine boiling water with instant coffee. As soon as the coffee dissolves, add sugar. Allow to cool to room temp. Add vodka and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a big bottle (at least 1/2 gallon jug) and cover. Set aside for at least 30 days. Shake the bottle each day. Keep tightly closed.

recipe courtesy of weefolkart.com