I'm not doing anything for Easter this year because I'm lame, but here are some Easter cocktails you should probably make.
Did you guys hear? It's totally National Chocolate Mint Day. It's a thing. Just like pancake week is a thing. Seriously, I must keep better track of all of these things. I am severely missing out in life. I am a huge (I mean -h-u-g-e) fan of all things chocolate mint. If you remember, Mr. T even added a little mint to the truffles he made from me. And every winter/Christmas I always want to make and buy all of the chocolate mint things. So, what better way to honor this day than to talk about booze and chocolate mint? Here are some delicious boozy chocolate mint recipes.
Chocolate Mint Mojito
Normally I am not a huge mojito fan. I like my drinks to be nice and smooth (it's a texture thing). And I totally hate when a big glob of mint gets stuck in my straw. Sorry, I'm not really making this sound very appetizing am I?!? But, really, I think I would be totally cool with chocolate mint in my drink. So let's all make this immediately. Here's how.
This is actually a Christmas recipe. But I say you can totally make it anytime you want. There are no rules when it comes to chocolate mint. This sounds so easy -- it only takes like three ingredients and it goes in the crockpot. And we all know how much I love my booze in the crockpot. Here's how to make it.
Adult Mint Float
It's a float with booze and mint. Need I say more?? Here's how to make it.
And on the sixth day of Christmas, I'm bringing you ideas for some tasty holiday booze. Clearly we all knew that a holiday booze post was coming, right? I mean, have you seen all the booze we have in our apartment? Technically it's not all of our fault, but Mr. T and I do like having a good stocked bar. And we also enjoy mixing up some fun and tasty cocktails for ourselves and our friends. Here are some good ideas to make your own tasty cocktails this holiday season.
Side note: this article took me the longest to write because there are so many ideas all over the interwebs. I searched Pinterest and fell in a black hole of all of the cocktails I want to make. This is only a tiny little handful of all of the options there are. So now I am going to get my booze on and you should probably too.
Boozy Apple Cider
Make my boozy apple cider. Yes, this is totally a fall recipe, but that doesn't mean it can't work for other chilly holidays and seasons. Throw this in the crockpot and serve with dessert and anyone will be pleased.
Boozy mint cocoa
This one is totally easy. All you have to do is make cocoa like normal and throw some mint Baileys in it. You can also do it with coffee as well. Add a candy cane and some marshmallows and you are all set. If you want some other, more elaborate ideas check out this article.
Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer
I found this idea over on Southern Living. All you need is orange juice, lemon-lime soft drink, cherry juice, and vodka. I'd say garnish it with a cherry so you can really make it look like Rudolph.
Christmas Cranberry Mojito
Because nothing says holidays like mint and cranberries all mashed and muddled together in a tasty drink. Check out this recipe over here to make it.
One of my all-time favorite Christmas movies is the Grinch. I seriously don't know why I didn't put it on my holiday must dos. But regardless if there is a drink in honor of it, I am there. This recipe sounds both delicious and easy (my two fave things when it comes to booze)
Confession time! I honestly don't know if I've ever had eggnog. Every time I watch Christmas Vacation I think to myself that maybe I should try it. But then every year I don't actually do it. Maybe it's fear because I've only heard bad things about it. If you're a fan though, boozy eggnog is definitely a holiday pleasure. This recipe over here sounds amazing. I'm thinking I should actually try it this year (or maybe next year).
So I've told you how to be creative with kitchen storage and with coffee mugs and such, but what about all of your alcohol and related necessities? Well, it's actually pretty easy to get creative with that too. I wouldn't say that Mr. T and I are boozers, but we do like to have a drink sometimes with dinner or while we're hanging out at home (watching movies like Coyote Ugly and SciFi. Don’t judge. That's why we need the booze!). So we enjoy having a variety of alcohols, glasses, accessories etc. at home. That way we don't always have to go out. And obviously that's a good idea since we live in New York and it's expensive to go out all the time here.
The problem is that living in New York also means we have a limited amount of space (as I've mentioned a few times before). Our living room is also half dining room and library so we really don't have room for some big cabinet to house all of our boozy items in.
So we decided to get smart and utilize our wall space. Technically I had already done this project before he moved in, but we changed it up some. I like it because it sort of doubles as art. It's also easy to add to or take away from. And, we can easily find use for the shelves if we decide to do something different.
All we did was hang four shelves. We put all of our glassware, shakers, cocktail recipe books, etc. on the shelves. You can also buy a rack for your stemware that goes under the shelf. It adds a little space and looks cool. We just decided not to do that.
Originally we had the alcohol on one of the shelves. It looked really cool, but as we added more mixers and things to our collect it started to become really heavy. We were afraid it was too much so we put it on this cool table that used to be in our living room. You could really do any small table or a cute little bar cart.
We wanted to give it some personality so we added this awesome bottle opener that we found at Target. It hangs on the wall and there is a little basket like thing for the bottle caps to fall into.
We also put a chalkboard sign that says "the bar is open!" because, well, it almost always is. The chalkboard sign was actually left over from our engagement pictures. Then we also hung the bottle cap art I made for Mr. T while we were dating.
And all of the above is really what makes this idea so great -- the possibilities are endless. You can add to or take away from. You can make it a little more fancy or less fancy. You can really do whatever you want to.
So there you have it. A homemade "bar" that looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself.
Just a typical casual Saturday afternoon with cocktails (and Match.com, Single Edition, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton; Dr. Helen Fisher - Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com; Leading Sex Expert Dr. Emily Morse; and Cosmopolitan's Sex & Relationship Editor Anna Breslaw.
Let me start by saying how strange that this post mightsound. I thought it was strange when I first heard about it. Though apparently it’s a whole thing that I never knew about. And, as a lover of pickles and whiskey, I’m not sure why I never heard about it. What’s that you say? Pickles and whiskey? Yes, that’s right my friends – a little something called a pickleback.