Stoli Cocktails Featuring Dress The Drink For The Oscars And Fat Tuesday…

28 02 2014

Morning Extra: Stoli Cocktails Featuring Dress The Drink For The Oscars And Fat Tuesday… Created By Signature David Brogan… Looking dapper my friend…

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The Perfect Gourmet Thanksgiving Signature Cocktails By Dress The Drink…

4 11 2013

Thanksgiving comes but once a year. But when it comes it brings good cheer! So if you’re seeking the perfect gourmet Thanksgiving signature cocktails? Look NO further.

Surprise your guests with some unique and flavorful signature cocktail options this Thanksgiving.

Warm up your guest this year with favorite classics like a Manhattan with an urban twist by DTD’s Master Mixoloist, David Brogan

Sweet Blessings…

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The Blend…

3 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
3/4 oz Pomegranate Citrus Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
A touch of Orange Blossom Honey
Dress The Drink Bacon|Horseradish|Cocoa Blend
Dress The Drink Cranberry|Orange|Clove Chip

The Mix…

Pre-rim chilled martini glass with Dress The Drink Bacon|Horseradish|Cocoa blend. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the cocktail glass. Top of rim or float into signature cocktail.

Cranberry|Orange|Vanilla Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12 oz fresh Cranberries (you can also substitute frozen)
Peel of one orange (ripped into small pieces)
1 tbsp. Vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat. Strain contents through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl mashing the cranberries to get the remaining juice out of them and to remove the orange peal. Refrigerate remaining simple syrup. This should be enough to fill a medium sized squeeze bottle.

Simply perfect for any Holiday gathering. The Pumpkin Smash is the ultimate guest pleaser with its visuals, scents and flavors.

Pumpkin Smash…

The Blend…

1 oz of Stoli Elite Vodka
1oz of dark Rum or Tequila
1 large dollop of Pumpkin Puree
3/4 oz of Vermont Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 oz of Fresh Lemon Juice
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Dress The Drink Gourmet Roasted Pumpkin Seed dusted with Cranberry and Cinnamon

The Mix…

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a very chilled martini glass. Top it off with Dress The Drink Gourmet Roasted Pumpkin Seed dusted with Cranberry and Cinnamon they even float!

The Pumpkin Spice Signature Cocktail Dress The Drink was inspired by the intensity of Fall colors, textures and flavors.The Cranberry| Pumpkin Garnish brings a new dimension to holiday beverages and cuisine. Cranberries, pecans, pumpkin, herbs and spices are the flavor intensifiers for our Pumpkin Signature Cocktail offers a perfect accented to your Thanksgiving gatherings.

Pumpkin Spice….

The Blend…

1/2 oz Cream Liqueur
2 oz Vanilla Vodka or Carmel Whiskey
1/2 oz Pumpkin Liqueur or Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Dress The Drink Cranberry|Pumpkin Blend
Dress The Drink Cranberry|Pumpkin Swizzle Stick

The Mix…

Rim half chilled martini glass in dark chocolate. Over chocolate rim accent Dress The Drink Cranberry|Pumpkin Blend. Top with Dress The Drink Cranberry|Pumpkin Swizzle Stick.

If you enjoy ginger bread and cinnamon espresso then get ready to experience an explosion of flavors with Dress The Drink Coffee Snap Signature Coffee Drink.
It’s the perfect hot toddy with a twist!

Coffee Snap…


The Blend…

1.5 oz ginger liqueur
1 tsp sugar
Cinnamon espresso
Heavy whip cream
DTD Ginger Bread Blend
DTD Ginger Bread Blend Chocolate Swizzle Stick

The Mix…

Pour the ginger liqueur and sugar into a clear glass coffee mug. Fill with cinnamon espresso. Stir well. Top with heavy whip cream. Sprinkle with DTD Ginger Bread Blend.
Garnish with DTD Ginger Bread Blend Chocolate Swizzle Stick.

Happy Gulp & Gobble…





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.

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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.

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