Save the Water drink the Tequila

by David Edessa
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Written By: David Edessa Save the Water drink the Tequila!!! Fun Margarita Facts: The refreshing margarita- National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22nd There are many claims to the invention of the Margarita, but the prevailing credit goes to Margaret “Margarita” Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite. …………….……………………… Sugar, Salt, or Naked: How to Rim […]

Make Your Own Infused Flavored Alcohol

by David Edessa
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From apple to whipped cream, alcohol seems to come in so many different flavors.  Ever wonder how liquor companies make these flavored spirits? This week, David is going to show us how to Make Your Own Infused Flavored Alcohol!  Infused alcohol is perfect for serving at parties and also makes great DIY gifts as well. […]

Alcoholic Milk Shakes

by David Edessa
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Alcoholic Milk Shakes, Written By David Edessa Shake, Rattle and Roll I love milkshakes and it only made sense to do a blog post on milk shakes for adults. Shamrock Mint Shake 2 oz. Vanilla Rum 2 oz. milk 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream 1 tsp. pure mint extract Whipped Cream as garnish Preparation: […]

Dessert Martinis

by David Edessa
Cookie Martini

Dessert Martinis, Written By: David Edessa The Death of a Pastry Legend: After Dinner Dessert Martinis Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author Unknown I enjoy dessert as much as the next person and my personal favorite are those reminiscent of my childhood. What a better childhood dessert than a Twinkie. And know […]

Famous Martini Recipes

by David Edessa
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This week’s cocktail recipes will sure make you feel like a star!  Check out David’s famous martini recipes with a bonus sweet and savory dessert martini. Written By: David Edessa Shaken…. Not Stirred! Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you’re hungry. ~ Johnny Carson This is a martini that I enjoyed a […]

Martini 101

by David Edessa
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This week’s post, Martini 101, includes helpful tricks and tips to the perfect martini and recipes for a Dirty Martini, Strawberry Vinegar Martini, California Pomegranate Martini, and last but DEFINITELY not least, the Raspberry Cheesecake Martini. Check out all of David’s FANTASTIC cocktail party recipes!  Find the perfect one for any occasion. Written by David […]

Popular Martini Recipes

by David Edessa
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Written By: David Edessa The Martini: The Good, the Bad, and Ugly! Traditionally, a martini is gin up and dry vermouth served in a martini glass with olives or lemon twist. The industry definition of a Martini is an alcoholic beverage without ice served in a cocktail glass most often the ingredients are added to […]

David’s Favorite Bourbon Recipes

by David Edessa
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Before I share this week’s Cocktail Corner, David’s Favorite Bourbon Recipes, I have to share this awesome YouTube video he sent me last week. Enjoy! Written By David Edessa Bourbon whiskey is a unique liquor with a great history, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. The French have cognac and in the US we have bourbon. […]

Kiwi Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
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It’s time for more tasty cocktail recipes by David Edessa.  This week, Kiwi is our inspiration. He also threw in more coffee classics.  If you missed any of David’s past posts, be sure to check out his Tangerine Recipes, Specialty Syrup flavored recipes, and his delicious New Year cocktail recipes that are good any time […]

David’s Cocktail Corner: Tangerine Two

by David Edessa
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Written By David Edessa October to April is the season to utilize such great citrus like the tangerine. You could certainly substitute the cognac for vodka or Tuaca for Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. Tangerine Cosmos 1/2 oz. White Cranberry Juice 1 /2 oz. Tangerine Juice 2 oz. Citrus Vodka 3/4 oz. Triple Sec Put […]

David’s Cocktail Corner: Tangerines

by David Edessa
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Written By David Edessa The season is here for Tangerines! Don’t worry on the first three drinks if you have pieces of mint floating around it’s meant to be what I call a dirty drink that’s just part of their charm. Tangerine Mojito 2 oz. of silver rum 3 To 4 slices of Tangerines (try […]

New Year’s Specialty Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
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Recipes by David Edessa I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Can you believe it’s already over?  It’s time to celebrate the New Year! What better way than with a great cocktail? Here are some more delicious New Year’s Specialty cocktail recipes by David Edessa for your upcoming New Year’s party!  I hope you enjoyed […]

Holiday Martinis

by David Edessa
Holiday Martinis

One of my long time best friends, David Edessa is the best Mixologist I know! He can create a tasty libation like no other! Because I am such a lucky gal, David has agreed to share some of his cocktail recipes on DIY Inspired (I can’t contain myself!).  This post is his first, a collection […]

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