Sippin’ Saturday!

MARGARITA

There’s a reason this is the one that started it all. Made from premium Blue Agave Silver Tequila (yes, please) and lightly sweetened with agave nectar, the original Skinnygirl® Margarita is STILL delicious and low-calorie (really?). Yes, really. Serve this refreshingly light low-calorie Margarita in a fun glass rimmed with salt, and you and your girls are good to go! YUMMO!  Happy Weekend from Kloset Monkey!

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Thirsty Thursday~ Chocolate Covered Cherry Sangria!

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Chocolate covered cherry sangria, the perfect sangria for valentines day!
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bottle Chocolate Red Wine (one that is a red wine with notes of chocolate…good options are “Red Decadence” or “ChocolatRouge”
  • 2 cups Black Cherry juice (I found this at the regular grocery store. If you’re doesn’t have it, you can substitute pomegranate juice)
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • ½ cup chocolate flavored vodka (optional)
  • 1 cup whole black cherries
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. mix all of the liquid ingredients together and stir, stir, stir!
  2. garnish with cherries
  3. enjoy!

Spooky Scary Cocktails

Just for grown-up goblins: Serve up a little black magic — in the form of cocktails made with vodka that’s as dark as night.
Ghost in the Graveyard
Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
Screwed-Up Screwdriver
Serves 1
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving
Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.
Berry Scary Martini
Serves 1
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish
Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.fae708b7a177b06b6df7c50cf2f9337c

Thirsty Thursday!

Thirsty Thursday!

Cherry Mojito

8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
6 to 8 fresh cherries, pitted
1 T. sugar
juice of half a lime
1 1/2 to 2 oz. white rum
4 ice cubes
sparkling water

In a sturdy glass or a cocktail shaker, combine the mint leaves, cherries and sugar. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients to release their flavors and dissolve the sugar a bit. Add the lime juice and rum.

If using the shaker, add a few ice cubes, cover the shaker and give it a good long shake. Then, pour the mixture through the strainer into a glass with more ice and top with some sparkling water.

If you’re preparing the drink in the glass, just give it a stir and add the ice cubes. Top with some sparkling water.

Garnish with some additional mint leaves, fresh cherries or lime slices.

Thirsty Thursday~ Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Thirsty Thursday~ Pumpkin Spiced Latte

1½ cup milk

¼ cup pumpkin pie puree

2 tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp. sugar

½ cup strong brewed coffee

Whipped topping

Directions: Combine milk, pumpkin pie puree and sugar in a small saucepan and cook on medium heat until it begins to boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Pour the pumpkin mixture into two mugs and add the strong brewed coffee to each. Top your drink with whipped topping.