Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Holidays... Happy 2012!!

Hello everyone...., here I am again after a long period of time away from my own blog but just back before this year is over and I am really looking forward for a better 2012 and with everything it may have in store for all of us. Personally this year was an amazing year, some bumps and obstacles ahead but I had more ups than downs and for that I praise this a very good and amazing year! Despite a bad economy I hope everybody was able to manage somehow under tight budgets to have a good holiday. Hope you all got what you wished for and if not I do hope this new year you will be able to fulfill all of your dreams and achieve most of your goals and resolutions. With all those good wishes said and ( I really hope for the best )I think we should put all the champagnes and proseccos to chill as well all the chardonnays so we can toast at midnight and welcome 2012 with happiness, peace and much love and hope for the whole world. Have the best of the New Years...., have fun and be safe, Cheers! Champagne alone or Champagne cocktail is a must everywhere at New Year's celebrations, so be sure to pick your favorite brand and pop that cork and let the bubbly fizz up. Champagne & Chambord; It's simply a mixed drink of the two ingredients, nothing else, but it's so flavorful. Amore Frizzante; This recipe calls for a clear Vodka, Triple orange liqueur (Triple Sec) will do it, and a Prosecco - 1 oz Vodka - 1/2 oz Triple Sec - 1/2 oz peach juice - Fill all the ingredients with ice into a shaker - shake well, strain into a flute glass and top with Prosecco. Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July, 2011.

I've been MIA for quite some time, but this mini blog lives on still, and I'm back just in time for Independence Day.
Republican presidential candidates hit the campaign trail and the rest of the smart people like me and you rather hit the beaches and all the BBQ parties, bloc parties and all the backyard picnics, with lots of burgers, hot dogs and beers and all the good times with family and friends and it's good to share a tall glass of fruit punch on a hot summer day too!
Here it is a very easy and "sparklinglicious" fruit punch!

3(11.5 oz) cans of peach nectar
1(6 oz) can of frozen orange juice concentrated
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/2 peach schnapps or (peach brandy) your choice.
1/4 cup of grenadine syrup
1(32 fluid ouce) bottle of carbonated water
3(750 ml) bottles of champagne - brand of your choice, but does'nt have to be expensive ones.

Chill all ingredients in a large punch bowl, mixing peach nectar, concentratde orange juice, lemon juice, peach schnapps and grenadine.
Mix well for three minutes and pour the carbonated water and champagne.
Cheers everyone and have lots of fun!
Happy 4th of July..., happy suumer time!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here we are again, December comes to an end....,one moment is celebrated all over the world; the arrival of a New Year, with something different to everyone, but new dreams and hopes we all share the same along the pledge for world peace, health, love
and joy.

One of the most important things is to decide who to spend the night with,and where and what happens at midnight? Kisses, hugs, cheering and blowing of horns and party favors, noise makers....., and of course, the clinking sound of champagne glasess!

Yes....., Happy New Year everyone, because this is one of the biggest party nights of
the year and such anuual occasion is perfect for serving exquisite drinks, champagnes and champagne cocktails.

A simple, tasty, inexpensive and nice prosecco cocktail: Amore Frizzante.

1 oz Vodka (of your choice)
1/2 oz Gran Gala Triple Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz Peach nectar (peach juice)
Sliced peaches and raspberry for garnises.

Just pour the champagne for last and slowly.
Cheers everyone and A Very Happy New Year.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Piña Colada Day.

Who wouldn't like some pure frozen bliss on these hot, hot,hazy and lazy summer days?
Smoothies and chillers simply wont do it!
That's why we all should celebrate National Piña Colada Day this Saturday.
Here's the recipe of the original Piña Colada:
2 oz of rum (dark or white)
1/2 cup of pineapple cubes or pineapple juice.
Blend all ingredients with 2 cups of ice.
Strain into a hurricane glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a pineapple wedge.

With Piña Colada you can use your imagination when it comes down to the wide variation of flavors.
Cheers everyone and have yourself a Happy Piña Colada Day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July

For those who live in the US...., the biggest holiday of the summer is here.
Happy Fourth of July! - Let the freedom ring!
It's sizzling outside, the humidity is brutal, but we are all out enjoying a cookout, somewhere with friends lots of beers, light cocktails.
So far on the TV we are getting near the end of the World Cup of Soccer in South
Africa and the Tour de France has just started in the Netherlands, the same country
who eliminated "my Brazil"..., the power house of soccer!
I was upset for a little while, but an iced cold beer and some Cape Codders did the
trick and I just moved on.
A Cape Codder is a very American drink, and I think it can compliment the occasion.
The easiest of all cocktails;
Cape Cod:

1 oz or maybe 1 1/2 oz of vodka.....(if you want a little stronger)
Fill it up with cranberry juice
A lime wedge for garnishing.
Cheers! - Have a happy 4Th of July everyone and don't forget the fire works later on!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's summer 2010!

It's summer and it's hot and it's fun to enjoy the outdoors activities, BBQs, and besides an air conditioning...., a cold and refreshing drink is a must, especially frozen drinks and blended cocktails.
Peach Daiquiri:
1 oz Rum
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Lime Juice
1 tsp. Sugar
1/2 Peach sliced
Blend it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

World Cocktail Day

Cheers to world cocktail day!
The right definition of the cocktail;
is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.