Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Blizzard of 2015 Libations

Snowed-in on this chilly Tuesday? Warm-up with these winter-inspired cocktails! These blizzard libations will help you forget the storm outside. So grab a blanket and cheers to the blizzard of 2015!

The Bayside Blizzard

Possible signature cocktail at my January wedding - a Bayside Blizzard - coffee, kahlua, skim milk, vodka,  godiva liqueur and whipped cream! Yumm!!

To create this delicious concoction at home, mix equal parts: freshly brewed coffee, kahlua, and heavy cream (or skim milk to reduce the calorie count). Then add a dash of Vodka and Godiva Liqueur to your liking, stir, top with whipped cream.

The Purple Blizzard

Purple Blizzard -alcoholic snow cone; blue coracao, bubblegum sours, grenadine, water, granita syrup YUM

The Blizzard Cocktail

The Blizzard - Rum, Frangelico, Bailey's, and hot coffee. Perfect for cold winter nights!

1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey or rum
1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
1/2 ounce Irish cream liqueur, such as Bailey's
Hot coffee
Dollop of Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

In a glass coffee mug, stir together whiskey, hazelnut liqueur, and Irish cream; top with coffee. Garnish cocktail with whipped cream and serve immediately.

The SNOWmaretto Cocktail

Snowmaretto Cocktail ~ A fun cocktail for when it snows... Amaretto, snow & heavy cream.

3 cups snow or ice that has been crushed in a blender
¾ cup amaretto liqueur
¼ cup heavy cream

Place all ingredients in a pitcher. Stir well to combine.

The Hawaiian Blizzard

Fresh pineapple, coconut milk, banana, honey & ice: a healthy Hawaiian blizzard ... you could also add rum ;)

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 wedges pineapple
1 cup of rum
1 cup light coconut milk
1/2 banana, peeled
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 lime, juiced
2 cups ice
2 cherries, long-stemmed, for garnish
1 spritz whipped cream, for garnish
1 sprinkle shaved coconut, for garnish
2 sprigs mint, for garnish
2 drink umbrellas, for garnish
2 fun straws, for garnish

Add frozen pineapple, rum, coconut milk, banana, honey, lime juice and ice cubes into the carafe of a blender. Blend for 1 minute.
Pour into 2 fun glasses and top with a wedge of pineapple, whipped cream, a cherry, shaved coconut, mint and a drink umbrella for garnish.

Drink up and devour the details of the blizzard of 2015 with these 5 fine libations!

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