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What’s the craziest Bloody Mary Garnish you’ve seen?

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This classic Sunday morning  drink can be a great thing on a Saturday night  too if you may need a little hair of the dog, or you simply want a little kick with your tomato juice. But more than that, it’s a formula can add a tequila or gin in you Bloody Mary. With tequila it’s called Bloody Maria and with gin Bloody Bulldog.

The point is, Bloody Marys are like vacation photos- everyone thinks theirs are the best. But the one thing no one will ever argue with is that the more crazy garnishes you can stack on top, the better. Here is some great  and some crazy Bloody Marys , featuring everything from foie gras to bacon cheeseburger sliders!

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Irish Cream – Fresh & easy

Irish Cream Liqueur  

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 INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 oz Heavy cream
  • 1 (14-oz) can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 oz   Irish whiskey (or other whiskey)
  • 1 tbsp Instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate syrup (such as Monin)

PREPARATION: Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend briefly until fully mixed. Pour into clean bottles, seal and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months

Apple Pie Sangria

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As a whole. all of us  like to eat our feelings when it gets cold outside, so this recipe of Apple Pie Sangria will work for dessert and a yummy drink at the same time.

Instruction: 

  • Chop up 4 honey crisp apples and 3 pears and place in the bottom of your pitcher
  • Then add all the rest of the ingredients to the pitcher: 2 bottles white table wine, 5 cups fresh apple cider, 2 cups of club soda, and 1 cup Stoli caramel vodka.http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=95111 
  • Stir well. Put the sangria in the fridge overnight (or at least for a couple of hours) and about 4 hours before serving, throw in 2 cinnamon sticks. Stir some more and serve.

   Cheers!

BACON & BLOODY MARY

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Bacon isn’t really the first thing that comes to mind when someone starts talking about liquor, but it should be no surprise that the culinary masterpiece that is bacon also brings the awesomeness to drinking as well. So, today as we celebrate those glorious strips of meat, we reflect upon the wonderful ways that bacon has made drinking alcohol so much better: Three words for you: Bacon. Bloody. Mary. Bloody Marys are a classic brunch staple and so is bacon.  

No matter how you choose to incorporate bacon into your drinking schedule, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be disappointed in any way.

SEAN COMES ” DIDDY” BUYS DELEON TEQUILA

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Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has it all – a music career, a clothing line, two restaurants, a vodka brand. And now the hip-hop mogul is putting his name on bottles of DeLeon Tequila. DeLeon Tequila was founded in 2008 and hit the U.S. on Cinco de Mayo 2009. Since it’s debut, the ultra premium tequila has been winning awards and gained quite the reputation.   

Diddy celebrated the new partnership with a few hundred of his closest friends who sipped DeLeon Tequila all night long. A bottle can cost anywhere from $110 to $825.http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=29&search=deleon*

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DO YOU NEED TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIQUOR CABINET

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Starting this year could mean a lot of different things to people, but for us, we love that it’s “Get Organized” month. If you ask us, spring is not the ideal time for cleaning and organizing because by that point, it’s so nice outside that you don’t want to sit in your house and clean out your junk drawer. January, however, is typically the crappiest month in every state. This is prime time to hide from the polar vortex and get your organizing on. 

After the holidays, one of the most disorganized parts of our house is the liquor cabinet. Between digging through it for last minute hostess gifts and trying to whip up impressive cocktails for our countless holiday parties, our liquor cabinet has certainly seen better days. 

If you are in the same boat as us, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Try organizing your liquor cabinet using the following steps and it’ll be back in drinking shape in no time.

 

  • Don’t keep all of your glassware and bar tools in the same cabinet as your bottles. Yes, it’s fun to show off all of your fun drinking things in one location, but they’re just creating a lot of clutter and building a roadblock between you and drinking.

 

  • Remove every single bottle from that cabinet and create an inventory of what you have. Take note of any bottles that are especially low (or noticeably missing) and make a shopping list. Tape the inventory on the inside of the cabinet so when you’re looking for something, you can easily check the list and see if it’s in there and how much you have.

 

  • You know that inventory? You should also categorize by liquor type, and then put the brand names under each type.

 

  • Before you put anything back in the cabinet, just wipe each bottle down with a damp rag. Bottles can get sticky and/or dusty and there’s nothing worse than a gross bottle when you’re trying to make a cocktail.

 

  • Some people say to put the tallest bottles in the back row and the shortest bottles in the front – we say that probably looks better, but it’s not necessarily as practical. You know that there are just certain liquors you drink more than others…put them closer to the front so you don’t have to dig around any more than necessary.

 

  • Behind your favorite liquors on the front lines, group the remaining bottles all by their liquor types again. This just makes everything easier to find.

 

This is how we organize our liquor cabinet, but we know there are also other great ways to do it. How do you organize yours? Any tips or tricks?