Saturday Night Sips – Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cocktail

Given my obsession with pumpkin flavored booze (aka Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka), I am kind of embarrassed to say I had never tried Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie liqueur.  Until a few weeks ago, when my life changed forever…

Ok, so maybe it wasn’t that dramatic but this stuff is DAMN TASTY!  Definitely good enough to drink on its own, right out of the bottle a shot glass.  Which I did.  But then you know me, I had to mix it with some other stuff too.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cocktail - a creamy, drinkable version of the classic cookie, with an autumn inspired twist!

The inspiration for this drink was a recipe I saw (where else?) on Pinterest – White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  All of Sally’s recipes are completely drool-worthy, you should definitely check out her blog!  Back to the drink though…

I had the pumpkin pie liqueur, I had the lovely cinnamon infused Rumchata AND I had white chocolate liqueur.  Those cookies were just begging to be turned into a cocktail.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cocktail - a creamy, drinkable version of the classic cookie, with an autumn inspired twist!

Ingredients

2 oz Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie liqueur
1 oz white chocolate liqueur (I used Drillaud’s Creme de Cacao Blanc)
.5 oz Rumchata
3 oz milk (I used almond milk and it was delicious! I wouldn’t use half & half though – it would be way too heavy combined with the super creamy pumpkin pie liqueur.)
ice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.  Shake until chilled, pour and serve!

 

This drink was every bit as delicious as I hoped it would be, and it is so easy to make.  The Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cocktail is definitely a drink to add to your rotation of fall cocktails.  I’m not the only one with a “rotation” of cocktails, right?  Just agree with me.  : )

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and an extra special thanks to Krissie and Barbara for so generously giving me a bottle of Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie!  You guys are awesome!  Cheers!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cocktail - a creamy, drinkable version of the classic cookie, with an autumn inspired twist!

 

 

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Saturday Night Sips – Fizzy Candy Lemonade

Hi everyone!  Sorry for being MIA for the most part this summer – I started grad school and it’s kicking my ass very time consuming.  However, after a long day of slogging through lease accounting homework I decided I needed a cocktail.  I whipped up something new and had to drop in to share it.  So this post is going to be short and sweet, just like the ingredient list for my Fizzy Candy Lemonade!

Fizzy Candy Lemonade | Shake Bake and Party

Fizzy Candy Lemonade

Ingredients:

Sparkling Lemonade
Sprite
Pinnacle County Fair Cotton Vodka
Grenadine
Ice

Directions:

Pour as big a shot of the vodka as you want into a glass.  Fill the glass almost the rest of the way with half sparkling lemonade and half Sprite.  Give it a stir, add some ice and then pour in a splash of grenadine.

Fizzy Candy Lemonade | Shake Bake and Party

That’s it!  Totally simple – no measuring required.  And look, it’s ombré!  Is ombré still in, or am I too late?  I have been out of the loop the past few months… Oh well, it’s pretty, pink, summery, and tastes awesome.  What are you waiting for?  It’s Saturday night – drink up!Fizzy Candy Lemonade | Shake Bake and Party

 

Saturday Night Sips – Classed Up Creamsicle

I think I may have found my go-to summer cocktail!  It is super easy to make and even easier to consume.

Classed Up Creamsicle | Shake Bake and Party

A few weeks ago I was feeling rather fancy so I picked up a bottle of blood orange soda at the grocery store.  Never had it before, but any kind of orange soda can’t be bad.  It’s a swankier version of good old Orange Crush.  So of course, when you mix it with some Moscato and a splash of Pinnacle Whipped you get a Classed Up Creamsicle.

Classed Up Creamsicle | Shake Bake and Party

Classed Up Creamsicle

Ingredients

Moscato (I used Flip Flop Left Coast Moscato)
Blood Orange Soda (got mine at Wegmans)
Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

Directions

Pour a splash of Pinnacle Whipped into a champagne flute.  Fill the glass half way with Moscato, and top off with the blood orange soda.  Try not to make everyone jealous with how fabulous you look while sipping this down.

Classed Up Creamsicle | Shake Bake and Party

This would make a great brunch cocktail, an al fresco lunch cocktail, a lounging on the patio cocktail, after dinner cocktail… I think you get the hint.  Make it.  Drink it.  Enjoy!

Classed Up Creamsicle Cocktail from Shake Bake and Party

 

 

Easter Cake Cocktail

You didn’t think I’d let Easter come and go without giving you at least one holiday-appropriate cocktail, did you?  Despite the fact that Mother Nature has obviously lost her flipping mind it is in the 80s today here in Jersey (after being cold enough for winter jackets last week) I am trying to stay in the Spring/Easter spirit.  This cocktail definitely put me in the right frame of mind!!

Easter Cake Cocktail | Shake Bake and Party

Cocont, lemon, white chocolate…. Hmmmmm.  Kind of sounds like a liquid version of my Lemon Coconut Magic Bars, doesn’t it?!  They were a hit, and I am sure this will be too!

Easter Cake Cocktail | Shake Bake and Party

Easter Cake Cocktail

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1 oz Drillaud White Cocoa Creme de Cacao (or any white chocolate liqueur)
.5 oz Limoncello
2 oz half & half/milk/coconut milk
2 tsp white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
ice
Whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, creme de cacao, limoncello, half & half and cake mix.  Stir to incorporate cake mix into the liquid before adding ice and shaking till cold.  Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.  You could also use coconut flakes as a garnish instead of sprinkles.

* Please note that for these photos I doubled the recipe to fill the mason jar.

Easter Cake Cocktail | Shake Bake and Party

Even though I have named this drink after the upcoming holiday, it would make a lovely summer drink as well.  You could even blend in some vanilla or coconut ice cream to make a Lemon Coconut Cake Shake!

Easter Cake Cocktail | Shake Bake and Party

Do you have a favorite Easter cocktail?  Leave a comment letting me know what it is!  I am always looking for holiday themed drink recipes!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Drink Your Pie ~ Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

As some of you may remember, last fall I might have had a slight obsession with Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka.  I made a Caramel Pumpkin Pietini, a Kahlua Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini, a Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino, a Pumpkin Mudslide AND a Cran-Pumpkin Pop.  I was just a teensy bit out of control, but come on – pumpkin pie flavored vodka?  How could you not have tons of fun with that?

And now, Pinnacle has done it again with their new flavor – Caramel Apple.  I stalked the hell out of this stuff.  I checked the online product locator, I called all the local liquor stores to see if they had it, I’d casually “drop by” Total Wine & More every week hoping to run into it in the vodka aisle.  Then finally last week, there it was.

Two bottles sat on the shelf.  I bought one.  I should have bought them both.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail ~ Shake Bake and Party

I had this recipe planned out in my mind as soon as the new Caramel Apple flavor was announced and just as I suspected the vodka, RumChata and apple cider all blend perfectly in this quintessentially Fall cocktail.  In a case of finding exactly what you need when you didn’t even know you needed it, I happened across a bag of Kraft Jet Puffed Caramel & Vanilla SwirlMallows on a toilet paper run to Dollar General.  I couldn’t have found a better garnish for this drink if I had been looking for one.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail with Caramel & Vanilla Swirl Marshmallows ~ Shake Bake and Party

This is some seriously good stuff.  It doesn’t even taste like there is alcohol in it.  It tastes like liquid caramel apple pie with a little bit of vanilla ice cream mixed in.  Is there an award for Cocktail of the Year?  Cause this should win it.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail - #pinnacle #rumchata #cider

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

Ingredients

1 cup apple cider*
1 oz Pinnacle Caramel Apple vodka
1 oz RumChata
ice
* Since there is dairy in RumChata, it can curdle if combined with a liquid that has a high citric acid content.  Try to get apple cider that does not have citric acid listed as an ingredient.

Directions

Combine cider, vodka and RumChata with a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and strain into a glass.  If you wish, garnish with Caramel & Vanilla SwirlMallows.  You could also rim the glass with caramel, cinnamon sugar, or both!

The cider does start to separate if you let the drink sit too long, so you might want to have a cocktail stirrer handy.  However, this cocktail is so absolutely delicious that it sitting too long really shouldn’t be an issue. 🙂

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail ~ Shake Bake and Party

If you give this one a try (and believe me, you should!) stop back to let me know what you think!  And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and all that other good stuff!  The links are at the top right of my page!

Cheers!

~ Angela

The Cocktail at the End of the Rainbow

Today I bring to you a multipurpose libation.

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I am sure many of you are looking for a good green cocktail.  Usually if an alcoholic drink is green it contains one of two things: green creme de menthe, or melon liquor.  I have nothing against either flavor, but if you are looking for something a little different you have come to the right place!

Whipped Popsicle 1

Remember Little Hugs?  Tiny barrels of sugar laden “fruit drink”…ahhh, childhood.  Well, the lemon-lime flavor is the perfect shade of green to make a lovely St. Patrick’s day drink while steering clear of the usual suspects.  I mixed it up with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka and some Sierra Mist.  Before I tried a sip, I named it the Whipped Leprechaun.

After I tried a sip, I realized I had something on my hands that transcended March 17th.  This thing tasted like one of those popsicles that I spent my summers slurping down as a kid. You know, the ones with the cream inside?   I renamed it the Whipped Popsicle.  Don’t want to box myself in you know.

whipped popsicle 2

This drink is perfect to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with or to sip by the pool come summertime, and I know from all the Facebook and Pinterest posts I’ve been seeing lately that a bunch of you are already thinking summer.

whipped popsicle 3

Whipped Popsicle

2 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
Lemon-lime Little Hugs drink
Lemon-lime soda of your choice

Add vodka to glass.  Fill 3/4 of the glass with the lemon-lime Little Hugs drink, and then top off with lemon-lime soda.  Stir, add ice, consume (unless you are under 21 – in that case just go eat a popsicle and come back when you’re old enough!)

whipped popsicle 4

The 12 Daze of Christmas

Today I got a little break from the pre-Christmas running around madness.  Presents are all wrapped, cookies are baked, make-ahead mashed potatoes for Christmas Eve dinner are made…ahead.  What better way to enjoy some downtime than with a cocktail?

chocolate caramallow cocktail

This drink was inspired by those chocolate covered marshmallow and caramel santas that you can buy at the drugstore this time of year.  I love those things!

While I was whipping this up, I thought of a Christmas song called The 12 Daze of Christmas by Fay McKay.  It’s not something they ever play on the radio – I’m not even sure how I ever heard it in the first place – but they should, because it’s freaking hilarious.

So if you too could use a little drink and some music to unwind this evening, play that and make this:

Chocolate Caramallow 2

Chocolate Caramallow Cocktail

1 oz Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka
2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
splash of half & half
ice
caramel sundae syrup, chocolate syrup and marshmallows for garnish (optional)

Combine marhsmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur, half & half, and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until frosty.  Drizzle caramel sundae syrup inside martini glass, then pour in drink.  Garnish with marshmallows and chocolate syrup.