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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Bubbles & Fizz Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Mother's Day Flutes

Mother’s Day Cocktail Recipes Written By: David Edessa Mother’s day is celebrated throughout the world on different days of the year, furthermore, we all agree in the celebration and appreciation to these angels that brought us into this world and raised us (not always both). However, more times than few these women came to us […]

Cinco De Mayo Cocktail Recipes Two

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Cinco De Mayo…. To the Revolution!!!! The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout […]

Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Cinco de Mayo DIY Inspired

Written By: David Edessa Fiesta Paper Fan DecorationsTime for a Siesta or Fiesta!!! The upcoming month of May is the best time to work on drink utilizing the following fresh fruit at their peak: Bananas, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Strawberries and Mangoes. However, with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner…. I say we work on the […]

Agua Fresca Cocktails and Booze Free Drinks

by David Edessa

Written by David Edessa Growing up in California I remember summers playing ball tag with the neighborhood kids and my mother having a pitcher of cold Agua Fresca (fresh fruit drinks, tea infused and other non-alcoholic flavored coolers). Agua Fresca is excellent by itself or as a mixer for a cocktail. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hibiscus (Jamaica) Agua […]

Cranberry Sauce Leftover Cocktails

by David Edessa
SavorySweetLife Cranberry Sauce

Every week, David writes amazing and unique recipes to help make our cocktail parties fun, tasty, and talked about.  This week, he has outdone himself again by concocting recipes using leftover cranberry sauce!  Earth Day is coming up this month and one way we can help, is reducing our waste! What better way to use […]

Easter Themed Cocktails Part Two

by David Edessa

Written By: David Edessa More Easter Themed Cocktails! Easter White Peanut Butter Egg Martini Recipe Ingredients: 1¾ oz. Peanut Infused Vodka (recipe below) 1¼ oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur ¾ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 teaspoon Smooth Peanut Butter ½ oz. Simple Syrup Martini Glass Prep: Coat the rim of the glass with crunchy peanut […]

Easter Themed Cocktails

by David Edessa

David has definitely outdone himself this week with some FABULOUS Easter themed cocktails, including a Jelly Bean Martini, a Carmel Cadbury Egg Martini, and …wait for it… a PEEP-A-TINI!!! Plus, at the end there is a bonus recipe for the perfect April Fool’s Day shot!!! Written By: David Edessa Happy Easter!!!…Felices Pascuas!!!Feliç Pasqua!!!Joyeuses Pâques!!!Buona Pasqua!!!Beannachtaí […]

Introducing David Edessa

by Dinah Wulf
David Edessa DIY Inspired

Over the past three months, you may have enjoyed reading some tantalizing alcoholic drink recipe posts like Shake, Rattle, & Roll or Make Your Own Infused Flavored Alcohol by David Edessa. I think it’s about time that I formally introduce you to David! It is LONG overdue! David Edessa spent over twenty years managing night […]