The Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Soda Float is both a cocktail and a dessert, which is brilliant. I love multitasking.

Can’t wait to try it? I don’t blame you. Here is your grocery/liquor list:

Ingredients:
1 pint of dark chocolate ice cream
2 to 4 shots (to taste) of Bourbon
2, 12 ounce bottles of dark cherry soda

Directions:
Scoop the dark chocolate ice cream into some fancy highball glasses and pour the bourbon over top. (You may want to try 1 shot in each at first; add more if you want them a bit stronger). Next pour the dark cherry soda over the ice cream, top with a straw and slurp away. No one will blame you. Cheers!

Images via www.howsweeteats.com

Spring has finally sprung where I live; how about in your neck of the woods? If not, you can close your eyes and pretend while you sip this Spring Fling Cocktail.

Now this one does step out of my comfort zone, just a bit. I’m normally not a gin girl but I’m easing my way in by trying it with ingredients I already know I like. Join me, won’t you?

Ingredients:
– 2 ounces of dry gin
– 2 ounces of lemon-lime soda
– 2 ounces of cranberry juice
– lemon or lime for garnish

Directions:
Pour gin into a tall glass filled with ice. Add the cranberry juice and then top with the soda. Stir with a straw and then place your lemon or lime wedge on the rim. Raise your glass and toast to a Happy Spring! Cheers!

So? Do we like cocktails with gin?

In the first few months of the year, I always feel this dreary kind of lull wash over me. So when I set out in search of a new cocktail, I had one thing in mind; it needed to be bright and cheerful. The cocktail I stumbled upon at Two-Tarts was JUST what I was looking for … it is called The Winter Sun Cocktail.

Ingredients:
– The juice of 4 clementines (about 1/2 of a cup)
– Juice of 1 small lemon (1 ounce)
– 1 oz of Triple Sec
– 3 ounces of vodka
− 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
− Lemon zest
− Sugar

Directions:
Moisten the rim of your glass with some fruit juice. Combine zest and sugar in a shallow bowl or plate. Turn the glass over onto the plate and coat with sugar. Pour the juices, triple sec, and vodka into a shaker with ice, shake well and then pour into a tumbler glass over ice. Garnish with rosemary sprigs – makes 2. Isn’t it gorgeous??? Cheers!

Images via www.two-tarts.com

Happy Friday, Flicka Friends! This week I have another winter-themed cocktail ready for you to try. I found it on Pinterest and it is just perfect for this time of year.

Ingredients:
– 
4 ounces of vanilla vodka
– 4 ounces of Malibu Rum
– 4 ounces of Coco Lopez Coconut Milk
– 1/2 an ounce Blue Curacao

Directions:
Prepare your chilled martini glasses by rimming them in honey and then, dip into shredded coconut. Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker with ice. Shake well and carefully strain into 2 martini glasses and toast to the end of the first month of 2013.

Cheers!

It’s the 4th and it’s time to celebrate this great country’s birthday! Why not do it in style with the layered cocktail the 4th of July? It’s perfect for sipping while watching the fireworks show.

To make this drink you will need the following:

1/2 oz. of Grenadine
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 1/2 oz. of chilled Vodka

When making this drink it is important to remember to pour the ingredients in order. First you will add your 1/2 oz or Grenadine. Next, with a spoon turned over so that the round side is up, slowly pour your Blue Curacao over the spoon into the glass. It will be approximately 1 oz. or the same width as your 1/2 or Grenadine. Finally, pour your chilled Vodka, the same way you did the Curacao, into the glass. This will be approximately 1 1/2 oz. or the same width as your Curacao. And there you have it, The 4th of July Cocktail!

Just because summer is long gone doesn’t mean you have to drink like it is! Enjoy this delicious and spicy margarita recipe even on the most blustery of winter days! Bring a little bit of the beach into your home, cozy up, and enjoy!

Recipe/Instructions:

Lime
Chile Powder
Jalapeños

Muddle!

Add ice

Add spicy lime margarita mix

Stir

Garnish

Enjoy!