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!

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!

Halloween just isn’t as fun as it used to be. Whatever happened to the days of gorging ourselves on free candy we got from our creepy neighbors? Now we just get to watch our kids do the same thing. That is, until now! Steal some of your kids’ Jolly Ranchers (they totally won’t notice) and whip up this delicious vodka overnight.

Here’s how to make your own Jolly Rancher candy flavored vodka! We soak jolly rancher hard candies in vodka to create the perfect infusion. We have vodka in all the jolly rancher candy flavors; green apple, cherry, watermelon, grape and blue raspberry.”