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 […]

Save the Water drink the Tequila

by David Edessa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]