Salted Butter Pecan Martini

by David Edessa

Salted Butter Pecan Martini, Written By David Edessa Check out all of David’s FANTASTIC cocktail party recipes!  Find the perfect one for any occasion. Many years ago a friend turned me on to dipping salted potato chips into soft pecan ice cream. I was reluctant to try at first, however, the salt and sweetness of […]

Iced Java Cocktails

by David Edessa

Iced Java Cocktails!!!! Coffee Cocktail Time!!! Written By David Edessa It’s been a hot summer and this September there has been both hot and temperate days. Therefore, I thought it would be a great idea to work on some cold after dinner drinks. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Iced Nutty Jamaican Coffee Cocktail: Ingredients: ½ oz. Tia Maria liqueur […]

Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails

by David Edessa
Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails

Written By David Edessa Many moons ago when I first turn 21, a bartender friend turned me on to these two Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails. There those that will substitute the Frangelico liqueur on both drinks with an Amaretto liqueur. That combination also will create a delicious cocktail.  Also, I made one drink as a […]

Java Cocktails

by David Edessa
java cocktail recipes

Java Cocktails!!!! I love coffee. The flavor leaves me wanting another. I enjoy coffee flavored ice cream and enjoy it as an after dinner cocktail. “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” Talking about coffee, French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838). ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Espresso Cocktail Martini Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vodka 1½ […]

Cocktails Inspired by Pears

by David Edessa
Pear Inspired Cocktails

Pear of Aces: Cocktails Inspired by Pears I’ve always enjoyed pears. In fact the pear had been on my top ten favorite fruits. <•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•> Canned Pear Purée recipe: In a blender, purée the entire can of pears including the syrup and two ounces of Marsanne wine (Pinot Gris will also do). Set pear purée aside […]

Frozen Summer Fun Day Part Two

by David Edessa
Frozen Drink Recipes

Written by David Edessa Frozen Summer Fun Day Part Two You do not always have to use fresh fruit to make a delicious cocktail. Canned fruit are a great substitute if fresh is not accessible or if unripe fruit is the only produce to your grocery store currently carries.  In fact I find more often […]

Summer Fun Day

by David Edessa
Lemonade cocktail

Written By David Edessa Summer Fun Day! Just in time for Sunday Fun day!!! Watermelon & Strawberry Juice recipe (non-alcoholic Agua Fresca): Ingredients: 1 lbs. Strawberry 3 cups Watermelon 3 oz. Fresh lemon juice 2-3 cups of drinking water. 4 tbl. Organic Honey (I like to warm honey…. Not hot) 1 tsp. Sea Salt Instructions: […]

Frozen Summer Fun Day Part One

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Part One The original daiquiri was a mixture of rum, lime, and sugar, served over ice. The name Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine that is near Santiago, Cuba. The drink was a local favorite of the area. However, an American mining engineer by the […]

Going Bananas

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Going Bananas!!! Most mornings I wake up to a nutritional breakfast of a banana and cup of coffee…. I know… I should have better meal to start the day. Well, I thought it would be fun just to keep it simple and use the banana as the main ingredient in this […]

Sour Drink Recipes

by David Edessa

Sour Drink Recipes, Written By David Edessa Sour Hour!!!! Bar is open  This weekend I tried my hand once again on sour drink recipes.  Also, I gave a recommendation on beer (great even if you think you do not like beer… Take a chance Sour Peach Sweet Tea (non-alcoholic): Ingredients 5 individual tea bags 4 cups […]

Strawberry Shortcake Shake and Almond Joy Martini

by David Edessa

Written By: David Edessa This weekend I had two treats at a friend’s dinner party. First, a 1988 Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky with two ice cubes just to chase that burn away and let the flavor of the whisky surface…… It was delicious!!!  The second treat was an IPA from Full Sail Brewery.  I […]

Cocktail Desserts and After Dinner Drinks

by David Edessa

Cocktail Desserts and After Dinner Drinks The first one is reminiscent of my mother’s favorite candy bar… The Milky Way.   Milky Way Cocktail Martini: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vanilla Rhum ¾ oz. white crème de cacao ¾ oz. Irish cream liqueur Hersey’s chocolate syrup Instructions: Place a martini glass in a freezer till cold. Place […]

Pistachio Infused Whiskey Cocktails

by David Edessa
pistachio shake

Written By David Edessa Two weeks ago I posted how to create a delicious Pistachio Infused Bourbon. Today, we will put that infusion to work with after dinner Pistachio Infused Whiskey Cocktails. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Here are some great party recipes for after dinner cocktails Pistachio Shortbread Martini: Ingredients: 1/3 cup Light cream 1/4 cup Pistachio Infused […]

Happy Father’s Day Cocktails

by David Edessa
Old Fashion

Written By David Edessa Happy Father’s Day Cocktails Who’s the Boss? While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up at her father and asked, “Daddy, you’re the boss in our family, right?” The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, “Yes my little princess.” The girl then continued, “That’s […]

Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Pistachios 1

  Prep for Father’s Day by making him Maple Bacon Infused Bourbon. WARNING BACON IS NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST ANYMORE!!! When creating an infusion I like to choose a good and reasonable priced brand. There is no need to waste your money on expensive bourbon. However, avoid buying rot gut booze… NOTHING IN A PLASTIC […]

Gummy Bear Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Gummy Bear Cocktails

  There is always room for Jell-O!!! Last week I mentioned that I was going to infuse Gummy Bears for a trip down the river, and a wonderful mistake happened. I will be giving both Gummy Bear Cocktail Recipes. It proves there are no mistakes!!!! Just Jell-O •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Drunken Gummy Bears: Ingredients: 1 (750 ml) […]

Memorial Day Cocktails

by David Edessa
Mint Julep

Written By David Edessa   Memorial Weekend is filled with celebrations via picnics and barbecues. Why not celebrate with an American classic liquor….. Whiskey!!!  Here are some refreshing Memorial Day cocktails using whiskey/bourbon. •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Mint Julep Cup – 10 fl oz Mint Julep Punch Recipe: Ingredients: 2 cups Water 2 cups Sugar 1 cup Peach […]

How to Make Candy Infused Alcohol

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Candy Infused Booze- Cause the Candy Man Can!!!   This is great for Memorial Weekend… Especially since infusion has to be made at least two to three days prior. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• How to Make Candy Infused Alcohol WARNING- Not for the under aged!!! Or the completely immature!!! Infusing alcohol candy and creating […]