Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby

30 04 2014

Both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby which fall on the same day this year, the fifth of May, offer the perfect opportunity to bring friends and family together to celebrate and salute both occasions…

We all know the burst of fresh flavor that comes from fresh mint pummelled into a mint julep or mojito, but have you ever tried DTD Herb Infusions Balls? It’s all in the DTD blend and getting the ball ice trays…

All You Need…
•DTD Herb Infusion Blend (Lime Zest- Candied Mint- Hints of Sea Salt and White Cane Sugar
•Bottled Water
• Fresh Lime Juice
•3 Pack- Ice Cube Tray Mini Ball Shape, Each Tray Makes 60 Ice Balls

http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Cube-Shape-Makes-Balls/dp/B00BWA143E#

The Ice Cube Mix…
•6 oz. of Fresh Lime Juice
•42 oz. Bottled Water
•1 oz. of DTD Herb Infusion Blend
•3 Ice Cube Tray Mini Ball Shape -180 small balls

The Ice Cube Blend…
In blender combined first 3 ingredients andd blend on med speed for 1 minute. Than pour into mini ball shape ice cube tray. Place into freezer until frozen…

Giddy Up… Jarre!





DTD Valentine’s Vodka Recipes With Love…

11 02 2014

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with some great vodka based cocktails from Dress The Drink’s Signature V Cocktail Collection.

VBlues by Dress The Drink

The Mix…
2oz. PINNACLE VODKA
2oz.Ocean Spray Cran-Blueberry Juice
¼ teaspoon Simple Syrup
¼ teaspoon Lime Juice
Garnished with Dress The Drink (DTD) Blueberry infused Rose Petals dusted in Edible Silver Flakes.

The Blend…
Shake up all ingredients in a chilled shaker for 30 seconds. Place in very chilled martini glass and top off with Dress The Drink (DTD) Blueberry infused Rose Petals dusted in Edible Silver Flakes.

Raz Her…

The Mix…
2 oz. Stoli Razberi ®Vodka
1/2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
½ oz. Club Soda
½ oz. Fresh Orange Juice
2 Fresh Raspberries
1/2 teaspoon of white sugar
Choose from…
DTD Raspberry Orange Zest Mint Cluster, garnish
DTD Crushed Raspberry Orange Zest Mint Sugar Blend, rim
DTD Raspberry Orange Zest Crystalized Mint Sprig, garnish
Martini Glass

The Blend…
Muddle berries with 1/2 teaspoon of white sugar in chilled shaker. Once berries are muddle add, Stoli Razberi Vodka, Raspberry Liqueur and Orange Juice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Half rim one very chilled martini glass with DTD Crushed Raspberry Orange Zest Mint Sugar Blend (if that is your selection). Strain into glass and top off with Club Soda. Garnish with your choice of, DTD Raspberry Orange Zest Mint Cluster or DTD Raspberry Orange Zest Crystalized Mint Sprig.

XOXO…





12 DAYS OF SPIRITS… By Dress The Drink

11 12 2013

Pairing Master Mixologist, David Brogan with Dress The Drink, gives you a brilliant spirited collection of signature cocktails to share for the holiday count down.

Ho Ho Ho – This cheery season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. Frothy, pink and absolutely delightful, the Ho Ho Ho is a fabulous signature cocktail for those little indulgences we allow ourselves during the spirited holidays.

1 1/2 oz. BACARDI Oakheart Rum
1 oz. White Godiva Liqueur
1 oz. Cheribundi Cacao-Cherry Juice
1 1/2 oz. Light Half and Half
Dress The Drink White Chocolate Crushed Cherry Blend
Dress The Drink White Chocolate Crushed Cherry Mini Marshmallows

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake until frothy. Strain into a into the half rimmed martini glass. Garnish with Dress The Drink White Chocolate Crushed Cherry Mini Marshmallows.

Angelic – A simply dreamy dessert drink for the holidays. This is a super smooth, creamy drink with the flavor of sweet & spicy with hints of sea salt. The Angelic signature cocktail is the perfect way to revamp a holiday classic without the fuss.

1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 oz. Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka
1 oz. Egg Nog
3/4 oz. Frangelico
1 large scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream
Dress The Drink Carmel Nutmeg Blend
Dress The Drink Edible Carmel Sea Salt Stirrer

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake. Pour into the half rimmed rocks glass and sprinkle with Dress The Drink Carmel Nutmeg Blend. Garnish with Dress The Drink Edible Carmel Sea Salt Stirrer.

Sparkle – As the days quickly approach try a simply decadent festive champagne style cocktail to round out the holiday season count-down with fruity bubbles of joy.

2 oz. Fizz 56 Sparkling Brachetto Spumante
1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
1 1/2 oz. Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
½ oz. Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice
Dress The Drink Lemon Pomegranate
White Sugar Blend
Dress The Drink Edible Very Berry Stirrer

Put ingredients, except the Fizz 56, in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into the half rimmed chilled Champagne Flute and top with the Fizz 56. Garnish with Dress The Drink Edible Very Berry Stirrer.

Noella – Tequila may not be the first liquor you think of when it comes to holiday cocktails, but it is actually quite fitting because of drinks like this.

1 1/2 oz. Kraken Black Spiced Rum
1/2 oz. 1800 Silver Tequila
1 oz. Coco Lopez Coconut Milk
1/4 oz. Licor 43
1/2 oz. Frangelico
Dress The Drink Toasted Coconut Citrus-Vanilla Blend
Dress The Drink Toasted Coconut Banana Sippable Edibles Straw

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake. Pour into a half rimmed rocks glass and sprinkle with Dress The Drink Toasted Coconut Citrus-Vanilla Blend. Garnish with Dress The Drink Toasted Coconut Banana Sippable Edibles Straw.

The Blizzard blends vanilla vodka, Irish whiskey, peppermint liqueur, Kahlua French vanilla and butterscotch. A totally unique signature cocktail for those holiday moments.

1 oz. Stoli Vanil Vodka
½ oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
½ oz. Bols Peppermint liqueur
½ oz. Kahlua French Vanilla
½ oz. Bols Butterscotch Liqueur or Monin Butterscotch syrup
2 oz. Half & Half Cream
Dress The Drink White Crushed with Butterscotch Blend
Dress The Drink White Chocolate with Butterscotch Swizzle Stick

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into added half rimmed chilled martini cocktail glass. Sprinkle Dress The Drink White Crushed Butterscotch Blend on top. Garnish with Dress The Drink White Chocolate Butterscotch Swizzle Stick.

This drink is soothing and a delight for the holidays. Whether you’re using it as a drink special or hosting a party in your home, Dress The Drinks Gingertini’s signature cocktail presentation makes it a perfect holiday signature cocktail for any gathering.

Decorative candle

1 oz. Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
1 oz. Bols Vanilla Liqueur
1 oz. Coffee Flavored Rum
1 oz. Half & Half Cream
1 teaspoon of Honey
Dress The Drink Ginger Liqueur Crushed Gingersnap Blend
Dress The Drink Honey Crushed Gingersnap Apple Chip

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the half rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with Dress The Drink Honey Crushed Gingersnap Apple Chip.

Dress The Drinks Golden Halo is a variation on the classic Sidecar cocktail. Because they are so refreshing, they are good any time of the year, but especially perfect for holiday get-togethers.

1 1/2 oz. Apple Brandy or Calvados
1 oz. Grand Marnier
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon
1/2 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
Dress The Drink Hazelnut and Chestnut Golden Sugar Blend

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini cocktail glass rimmed with Dress The Drink Hazelnut and Chestnut Golden Sugar Blend.

Holiday blues? Don’t you think it’s time you switched up your holiday cocktail of choice? Yes we thought so too. Refresh yourself with this simply elegant and very easy to make delicious signature cocktail.

1 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Bols Blue Curacao
1 oz. Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice
1 teaspoon of Lime Juice
Dress The Drink Edible Silver Flakes
Dress The Drink Silver Cranberry Edible Stirrer

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the half rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with Dress The Drink Silverdusted Cranberry Edible Stirrer.

Three Kings – Raise a toast to the holidays with this festive holiday cocktail, whose magic ingredient is sparkling Fizz 56 Brachetto Spumante. Fit for a King!

2 oz. Fizz 56 Sparkling Brachetto Spumante
1 1/2 oz. Herring Cherry Liqueur
1 oz. Brandy
Dress The Drink SweetGlazed Edible Sparkling Voila

Combine black cherry liqueur, brandy, and crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute, and top with Fizz 56 Brachetto Spumante. Garnish with Dress The Drink SweetGlazed Edible Sparkling Voila.

Blitzen – What’s the holiday without a little bubbly! To add to your celebrations here is one of Dress The Drinks favorite signature holiday cocktails, perfect for such a merry season.

1 oz. Ciroc Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Top with Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne
1 oz. Pear Nectar
1/2 oz. Tart Cherry Juice
1/2 oz. Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Simple Syrup
Dress The Drink Cherry Tart Diamonds

Put all liquid ingredients, except champagne, in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously, strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with 2 Dress The Drink Cherry Tart 3 Caret Diamonds.

Mistletoe – This beautiful emerald green signature cocktail not only brings out the color of the season, but a few of the favorite flavors. It is a delectable mix of vodka, crème de menthe and peppermint liqueur making a stunning drink for the holiday season.

1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
1 oz. Bols Green Crème de Menthe
1 1/2 oz. Bols Peppermint liqueur
Dress The Drink Fluffy White Coconut Crushed Peppermint Blend
Dress The Drink White Chocolate Coconut Peppermint Swizzle Stick

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake until frothy. Strain into the half rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with Dress The Drink White Chocolate Coconut Peppermint Swizzle Stick.

Whoville – Go green with this cocktail named for Dr. Seuss’ classic town of Whoville. Even the snarkiest Grinch will have a smile on their face when sipping this delightful signature cocktail.

1 1/2 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz. Bols Green Creme de Menthe
1 oz. Bols White Creme de Cacao
1 1/2 oz. Half & Half Cream
Dress The Drink Sippables Edible Honeydew Mint Straw

Put all liquid ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with Dress The Drink Sippable Edibles Honeydew Mint Straw.

Cheers To All…





Dress The Drink Halloween Collection of Garnishes and Blends…

31 10 2013

Dress The Drink Halloween Collection of Garnishes is suited for cocktails, mock cocktails, beverages, food pairings and Tantalizing Treats. Devilish and delicious, Dress The Drink Halloween Collection of Signature Cocktails created by Dress The Drink’s Premier Mixologist would make any witch rethink how she blends and mixes her potion of persuasion. The Halloween Collection offers a munchy medley of berries, fruits, and blends to ignite the fire of festivities for your guests. Goblins and Ghosts will be your party crashers just to taste the liquid treats you are serving.

BEWITCHING

The Blend…
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1.5 oz Gold Rum
1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
1/2 oz Dark Rum
DTD Black Sea Salt Sugar
DTD Pineapple Slice

The Mix…
Bewitching’s glow is a ray of sunlight peeking through the cobwebs. Beware of the Werewolves and Mummies who are lurching in the shadows with their eyes on the DTD Pineapple Slice garnish. Rim half of martini glass with DTD Black Sea Salt Sugar. Combine all ingredients in ice shaker shake till mixed and pour into glass. Top of with the DTD Pineapple Slice.

SCARY MARY

The Blend…
1.5 oz Pepper Vodka
1 oz Vodka
2 oz V8 juice Splash of Lemon Juice
DTD Bacon Blend
DTD Tomato Basil Chip

The Mix….
No party at your House of Horrors could be complete without Scary Mary! A very tasty signature Bloody Mary vexed with a ghoulish twist. Rim half of martini glass with DTD Bacon Blend. Combine all ingredients in ice shaker shake till mixed and pour into glass. Top off with the DTD Tomato Basil Chip.

SCREAMING SPIRITS

The Blend…
2 oz Sparkling Wine
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Blavod Vodka
DTD Tangerine Sugar
DTD Black Sugar DTD Orange Chip

The Mix…
Screaming Spirits will leave your Halloween guests screeching for more. So refreshing and so very easy to make. For the full effect make sure you use Blavod Vodka! DTD Tangerine and Black Gourmet Rimming sugars double the flavor experience and the DTD Orange Chip will be gobbled up for an added taste sensation. Rim half of martini glass with DTD Tangerine Sugar the other half with DTD Black Sugar. Combine all ingredients in ice shaker and shake till mixed. Pour into glass. Top off with the DTD Orange Chip.





Dress The Drink All Star 4th Signature Cocktail & Games…

1 07 2013

DTD Revised Strawberry’s & Honey Please… Final

Strawberry’s & Honey Please…
Dress The Drink

The Blend…
2.5 oz. Vodka
2 Fresh Strawberry’s
½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 /2 oz. Honey Syrup
Dress The Drink Strawberry Lemon Honey Mint Fan

The Mix…
In a chilled shaker muddle strawberry’s, together with the vodka lemon juice and honey syrup. Pour into rocks type of glassware with cubed iced. Garnish with Dress The Drink’s Strawberry Lemon Honey Mint Fan topped with fresh mint.

The 4th of July and drinking games…
As with any drinking game, please remember to stay safe. Always use the buddy system, set specific limits, arrange sober transportation in advance, and never leave your drink unattended. If you can’t drink without causing problems or getting into trouble of any kind whatsoever, then don’t drink at all. Otherwise, responsible drinkers can have a blast with these July 4th drinking games.

beer-pong

The 4th of July and drinking games are practically synonymous with each other, considering that the consumption of alcohol is intrinsically tied to this patriotic holiday.In this special Independence Day piece we’ll detail 6 beer games and other games involving alcohol and the all-American date of July 4.

This includes games involving sparklers, a beer pong variation, political darts, fireworks, an all-too-familiar movie starring Will Smith, and a game that makes use of the most common U.S. coins. So fill your cup and let’s get it started!

American Flag Beer Pong
This game is basically beer pong but with red, white (or clear) and blue Solo cups instead of just red. These colors are used to line up 35 cups of beer total and create an American flag. Marcos Colon of Club Planet describes exactly how to set the cups up:

“Row 1: First three cups should be blue, and the rest lined up should be red.
Row 2: First three cups should be blue, and the rest lined up should be white.
Row 3: First three cups should be blue, and the rest lined up should be red.
Row 4: All white cups
Row 5: All red cups” (1)

Other than lining the cups up, the rules are basically identical to regular beer pong, except the cups aren’t re-filled and setup again – the game is played until one team wins, then the re-rack occurs. Otherwise, setting up the whole flag deal would kind of be a pain in the ass. Of course, you’re talking 3.5 times more alcohol per game than the regular version of beer pong, so you probably won’t need to play as many games.

Independence Day Drinking Game
One of dozens of games involving TV, movies or other popular media, the Independence Day drinking game is based on the movie of the same name. You can create your own rules if you want, but generally most people play with the following requirements to take a drink while watching this movie:

*When there’s an explosion
*When someone (in the movie) says “President”
*When Jeff Goldblum scrunches his face and acts awkwardly
*When Will Smith says a one-liner (plenty in this gem of a film)
*When an alien is shot, captured or killed
*When David’s (Jeff Goldblum) relationship with his ex wife is mentioned
*When an attack fails
*When Will Smith breaks out a cigar, you must finish your entire drink

U.S. Politics Dartboard Drinking Game
This game is also a variation, only with a dartboard instead of Solo cups. It’s pretty simple: print out a picture of a U.S. politician that your group of drinking buddies generally does not like, and pin it to a dartboard, a piece of plywood, or even the wall if you don’t mind drunk people who miss the target by as much as 3 feet. Scoring is based on where the darts land on the picture.

You can make up your own rules according to the politician in question, but many people play this game with the following requirements:
*Make all players drink when you hit the lips
*Take a drink when you hit the forehead
*Take 3 drinks when you hit an eye
*Make any other player drink when you hit the nose
*Player to the right of you drinks when you hit the right cheek
*Player to the left of you drinks when you hit the left cheek
*Take a drink when you land in the hair or scalp area
*If you miss the target completely, finish your drink

U.S. Coins Drinking Game
This coin drinking game is very easy and requires 8 shot glasses and two sets of every major US coin; a penny, nickel, dime and a quarter. Line up two rows or 4 shot glasses full of beer or liquor. Game play is identical to the Quarters drinking game, where the object is to bounce the coins progressively off the table and into the glass.

If you make a shot, drink it and quickly move on to the next. But be quick about it, because your opponent is doing the same thing with his or her 4 shot glasses and coins.
First person to finish all 4 glasses wins.

The July 4 Fireworks Drinking Game
This is a game that we created here at DrinkingGames.ME. You’ll need a fireworks show and some beer to participate. Here are the rules, but feel free to make this game your own by changing it up or adding to this list.

Consume during the following:
*When the crowd says “oooooooh”
*2 drinks when the crowd says “aaahhhh”
*Finish your drink if there are sirens in the background while the fireworks are going off
*1 drink for red fireworks
*1 drink for white fireworks
*1 drink for blue fireworks
*1 Entire, full, new drink if the show launches a volley of red, white and blue fireworks

The 4th of July Sparklers Drinking Game
Notice the pattern of really simple games here? This one probably takes the cake for ease-of-use. Gather your drinking buddies, and everyone lights a sparkler from a central fire at the same time. Once lit, consume your drink before the sparkler goes out. Yup. That’s it.

http://drinkinggames.me/4th-of-july-drinking-games/





Dress The Drink Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe

28 06 2013

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Dress The Drink Cocktail Recipe!

Passion Cherry

The Mix…

1 oz Black Cherry Vodka

1 oz Passion Fruit Vodka

3 oz White Cranberry Juice

DTD Dragon Fruit Cherry Cranberry Icicle Stick

The Blend…

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with DTD Dragon Fruit Cherry Cranberry Icicle Stick.

 

 

 





Happy Summer 2013 From Dress The Drink

24 06 2013