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.