Cocktails

Today’s cocktail: Mint Chocolate Birthday Martini!

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This Martini is not very much different from my other Chocolate Martini, I just thought it looked pretty and fun with its little candle in it 🙂

Ingredients:

1.5 oz vanilla vodka

.5 oz Baileys or other creme liqueur

.5 oz Rumpleminz

whipped cream

chocolate syrup

candle

Mix all of the liquors and a small amount of whipped cream and chocolate syrup in a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously

make a fun design with chocolate sauce a chilled martini glass

strain martini into the glass and add a dollop of whipped cream

add candle and sing!

This martini tastes just like a mint chocolate cookie and its pretty too! you can’t be sad on your birthday drinking this martini!

I made this one in honor of a girl who just started bartending for me whose birthday is today. Tasty!

Cocktails

Tonights Cocktail: The Irish Wake

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The Irish Wake

1 oz Bacardi Superior

1 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Orange Juice

.5 oz Blue Curacao

.25 oz Bacardi 151

This is the signature cocktail at my Irish bar. First, you fill the glass with ice, then you put the rum and OJ in. Then, swirl the blue curacao around the top so it will evenly sink to the bottom. Float the Bacardi 151 on top and garnish with a lemon. This drink packs a serious punch. If done correctly, it should appear green. It took me a few tries to get the green color to show through, the trick is not putting too much blue curacao in, and making sure that it disperses evenly before floating the 151. I have learned through experience that it does not work with pineapple juice, though it does taste good.

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Well tonight took a turn for the weird

So John eventually did text me back. He said that he and his friend Danny were at Dennys and they were supposed to be waiting on the guy whose birthday it was and his girlfriend and some of their other friends, but the couple had gotten into a fight downtown after this guy openly said some drunken racist things in front of black people. His girlfriend and their other friends were thoroughly embarrassed by his behavior obviously, so John told me they probably weren’t going to show up so he would just get some food to go for me. About an hour later John called me back to tell me that the guy whose birthday it is flipped shit and kicked a shop window downtown, shattering it. He was arrested and is probably going to be charged with major damage. Hopefully it doesn’t end up being a felony, because this guy is supposed to go to medical school in the fall. John asked me to come to Denny’s and help calm this guys girlfriend because she was freaking out and everyone else was drunk. I took care of it, then went home. We don’t know yet whats going to happen, but I find it hard to care very much about anyones problems when they bring it upon themselves like that. After being at home for maybe 30 minutes, Johns dad calls him and says he is outside (this was about 45 minutes ago, and it is now 4:30am.) He is pretty drunk and had lost a bunch of money at the casino and wanted to borrow some from John. John is still drunk and decides to have an intervention with him about his lifelong gambling problem. Right now. Outside of our apartment. I would like to take Tiki out and go to bed, but I don’t want to walk in the middle of it. So here I am, blogging about it. This is one of the big problems that John has with his life, the fact that his parents were both irresponsible self-obsessed assholes.Oh well, it could be worse. I am very grateful that my father never had a drinking or gambling problem, he actively scolded people like that. He taught me that those people have addictions and addictions will destroy you. He also hated cigarettes, but I started smoking when I was 18. I quit as of like, 3 weeks ago, but its hard. The only vice my dad has is smoking pot, but that is because he was a child of the 70’s. He was a hippy and he sees the benefits of marijuana. He taught me from an early age that it is OK to smoke weed, once I was old enough. He told me that no one under the age of 18 should smoke, however. I definitely agree with this, and I plan on doing the same for my children. I know that everyone has their vices, and I don’t judge anyone. I want everyone to know that I will always be there for them, because I know how hard it is to walk away from your addictions.