Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to

by Dinah Wulf
Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to

Ah! There is nothing more relaxing to me than spending summer vacation on the beach. OK, well, maybe there is ONE thing more relaxing. That would be spending summer vacation on the beach with a margarita in hand. Lucky me; I had the privilege of spending four days and three nights at the gorgeous Villa […]

Lychee Martini Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
Lychee Martini Recipe

A few years ago, I was at a fancy bar in Newport Beach and I saw a Lychee Martini on the drink menu and ordered it immediately. It was fantastic! Since then, I always order one if there is one available. With my Mom visiting, I thought she would enjoy trying one so I attempted […]

Jelly Bean Martini Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
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Today, my friend and cocktail expert, David Edessa is sharing a sweet and tasty Jelly Bean Martini Recipe. Written by: David Edessa Ingredients: 3 oz. Jelly Bean Infused Vodka (recipe below) 1 oz. Triple Sec ½ oz. Sparkling Wine Brut 1 lemon wedge Cocktail Shaker Glass Preparation: Add sugar along the rim of the martini […]

Vodka or Rum Gummy Bears Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
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Today I am excited to share a party cocktail recipe, Vodka or Rum Gummy Bears Recipe, developed by David Edessa.  These are great additions for adult parties for graduation, spring break, or summer barbecues to add a fun and fruity twist to the bar selection. Written By David Edessa: Ingredients: 1 (750 ml) bottle Banana […]

5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf
5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes

With the holidays just right around the corner, I thought I’d put together 5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes.  These are all original recipes written and concocted by David Edessa.  For all of David’s fun cocktail party recipes check out his Cocktail Corner! Apple Cranberry Cider Ingredients: 2 quarts (8 cups) Apple juice 2 cups cranberry […]

Eight Tasty Cocktail Recipes for Summer Entertaining

by Dinah Wulf
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My regular guest author and contributor, David Edessa works really hard at coming up with his own unique cocktail recipes exclusively for DIY Inspired.  Since it is officially summer, I thought I’d put together a round-up of eight amazing tasty cocktail recipes for Summer that you must try this season while entertaining at home. Cucumber […]

Infused Tequila and Cocktail ideas for Cinco de Mayo

by Dinah Wulf
Jalapeno Pineapple Collage

Written By David Edessa Infused tequila is very simple to make and needs just a few ingredients.   Today I want to share how to make a roasted pineapple and jalapeno tequila recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Then, I will share four cocktail recipes that include your freshly made infused tequila!  These recipes are: […]

Jala-Piña Margarita Cocktail

by Dinah Wulf
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Jala-Piña Margarita Cocktail, Written by David Edessa {Via} Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. It’s time to reacquaint ourselves with tequila. Last year I wrote a post called Save the Water and Drink Tequila. I shared some fun tequila facts and also some tips for making the perfect margarita.  Today, this recipe, Jala-Piña Margarita […]

March Madness Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf
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Written By David Edessa March Madness is almost over!  Tomorrow is the big day so I decided to create something fun and slightly different. This is a drink that I decided to promote at the bar. I personally never enjoyed the Car Bomb shot, so here are some great alternatives for your March Madness party […]

Cucumber Lemon Spritzer

by Dinah Wulf
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{Via} Today’s recipe is Cucumber Lemon Spritzer made with fresh cucumber water and homemade basil simple syrup.  Be sure to check out all of David’s cocktail party recipes over at Cocktail Corner. Written By David Edessa: Cucumber Lemon Spritzer 1½ oz. Gin ½ oz. St-Germain Liqueur 1 oz. Cucumber Water ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice […]

Fun and Fruity #LiptonGirlsNight Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf
Lipton Tea Cocktails (3)

I am a very lucky girl to have a core group of girlfriends I’ve known for many years!  Now that we are all busy moms, it is vital for us to schedule a girls night out every once in a while to catch up on the latest gossip and take a break from the kiddos. […]

The Old Fashion: A Classic Cocktail

by Dinah Wulf
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This week, David has two Old Fashion cocktail recipes, the Classic Old Fashion recipe and the Mediterranean Old Fashion recipe.  Perfect for a sophisticated evening cocktail party, both recipes are no fuss, easy to make, and can be quickly prepared.  Enjoy! {Via} Written By: David Edessa •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~> Classic Old Fashion recipe: Ingredients: 2 oz. Rye […]

Apples and Oranges Cocktail

by Dinah Wulf
Apple and Orange Cocktail

This week’s recipe is a refreshing fruity apples and oranges cocktail with homemade ginger syrup written by David Edessa. •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Apples & Oranges Cocktail Recipe: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Belvedere Unfiltered Vodka ½ oz. Ginger Syrup ½ oz. Cranberry Juice 2 oz. Organic Apple Juice 2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters Garnish: Orange Peel Instructions: Add all […]

Peach Zinger Cocktail Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
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This week’s party cocktail recipes from David are a tasty Peach Zinger Cocktail Recipe including the recipe for Ginger Simple Syrup, a sweet cocktail perfect for serving at a winter party.  Enjoy! Written by David Edessa •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Peach Zinger recipe: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vodka ½ oz. Ginger Syrup ½ oz. Peach Schnapps  2 oz. White […]

Rhum Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
Rhum Apple-Cranberry Cider Recipe

Happy New Year…. It’s time to get use to writing the year 2013. Where did the time go?  I hope it’s been a good year for everyone and it continues into the New Year…. It’s been a cold December and it has not warmed up yet in January. It’s time to enjoy a glass of […]

Puerto Rico’s Eggnog Coquito Punch Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
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If you would like to try something different from the Christmas eggnog that you prepare every year; I suggest you try the Coquito. Puerto Rico’s eggnog and it is delicious. Traditionally it is served in Puerto Rico during Christmas, New Year and The Three Kings Day. However, it’s also a great celebration drink for any […]

Pumpkin Maple Toddy

by Dinah Wulf

Pumpkin Maple Toddy, Written by David Edessa Happy Holidays!!! {Via} I was asked at work to come up with a hot toddy recipe for the holidays…. After tasting the Crown Royal Maple Finish Whiskey I insisted in combining it with pumpkin butter!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Pumpkin Maple Toddy recipe: Ingredients: 2 oz. Crown Royal Maple Finish Whiskey […]

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes {Via} Pumpkin flavored pie, muffins, bread pudding, lattes, beer, and cocktails!!!! I love this time of year!!! •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• White Pumpkin Cocktail recipe: Ingredients: 1¼ oz. Vanilla Rhum ¾ oz. White Crème de Cacao liqueur 1½ oz. Pumpkin Butter ½ oz. 2% Whole Organic Milk Instructions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, […]

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