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Shark Week Cocktail Recipes – Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka

Dad bee being attacked by inflatable sharks during shark week

Dad Bee is really getting into Shark Week

Being a Southern California lifestyle blogger, shark week is almost every week. Especially if you live near the beach like I do.

Shark Week is going strong, and now is the time to expand our Shark Week cocktail recipes. Today, I have THREE more shark themed cocktails, Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka based, for you and your friends to enjoy while watching Shark Week on TV.

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Have a few of these, add dinner on your nautical plates, and you have a party in the making! Entertaining your guests really is easy when the theme is sharks.  You can even make some tuna sandwiches, or stop by and pick up sushi, and dinner is served!

Shark Week Cocktails

Blue shark week cocktail  Sobieski Cytron Vodka hammer head

Hammer Head
I got a request for a BLUE shark week cocktail, so here it is. If you wanted to emphasize the shark fin look, you could cut the orange Wedge in half to look like a fin. Chomp!

2 ½ oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
2 oz. blue curacao
1 oz. orange juice
Orange wedge for garnish
Serve in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange wedge.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a fishbowl. Garnish with an orange wedge.

 

Lucid Absinthe shark week cocktail coffee flavor

Jaw-Va
Oh I love a good pun. This espresso martini packs a bite! (haha)

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. crème liqueur

In a rocks glass, combine Lucid Absinthe, coffee liqueur and crème liqueur.
 
 

CAMUS VSOP Cognac shark week cocktail chumtini
Chum-tini
The key to selling this one with the name is crushed ice. It will give your cocktail texture.

1 ½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Cognac
1 oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. tonic water
Mint for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir and garnish with mint and serve.

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Cocktail Recipe Thursday: Cocktails For Oyster Day

cliffidver cocktail recipe

It seems that everything has their own day now. An up side to this, is OYSTER DAY!! I love oysters, and now that I am older I can even enjoy them raw. August 5th is officially oyster day and whether you like them steamed, barbecued, raw, or in a soup this is the day for you.

But what is a celebration without a few adult cocktails to pair up with the oysters? I have two for you today: Cliffdiver made with CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac and the Sazerac with absinthe and Pendleton whiskey.

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Cliffdiver – Paired with fresh oysters, this cocktail makes a splash!
1 ¼ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
½ oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. apple juice
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Granny smith apple and fresh ginger slices for garnish
Shake all ingredients together and pour over ice cubes. Garnish with slices of granny smith apple and a sliver of ginger.

sazerac cocktail recipe

Sazerac – This classic cocktail makes a pearl of a pair!
¼ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. simple syrup
Lemon peel for garnish
Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Rim the glass with the lemon peel, twist over the surface and garnish.

I like oysters and clams made with butter and white white and garlic. This would be a pair up with some nice crunchy bread. If you are having people over you should just completely go for the theme by turning on some Blue Öyster Cult (more cowbell), and have a cocktail with friends.

Happy oyster day!

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Cocktail Recipe: Easy Bourbon Tea

pinup girl on the beach with a dog

Thank goodness for Summer and the fun it can bring. I’m doing a cocktail recipe on Monday, because I can.

My grandpa would always call his afternoon drink his “Iced Tea” so when I found this Bourbon Tea cocktail recipe, I had to jump on it. The mixture of the Four Roses Bourbon with the sweet and sour limoncello greatly compliment each other. Hve this on ice in the shade and you have got yourself a very tasty cocktail. I would suggest putting up a hammock, except I have a tendency to fall out of those even without the cocktails.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 oz limoncello
4 oz freshly brewed iced tea
Lemon wedge for garnish

Directions:

In a tall glass, add Four Roses bourbon and limoncello.
Add ice to the glass as well.
Top with iced tea and stir to make sure everything is working together.
Garnish with lemon wedge and serve.

It really doesn’t get much easier than that. And when asked, you can always just say you’re enjoying an iced tea, just like my Grandpa.

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Thirsty Thursday: Three 4th Of July Cocktail Recipes

rockets red glare 4th of july cocktail tequila

These three Fourth of July inspired cocktails are sure to send rockets flying at your barbecue. This Southern California girl will be enjoying one of these for sure, but with plenty of water in between. With your choice of vodka, tequila and absinthe there should be a cocktail recipe for you and yours to enjoy responsibly.

Rockets’ Red Glare
Tequila for the 4th of July? Why not? You can choose to blend it like the recipe suggests or just serve over ice in a tall glass. No blender necessary

1 ½ oz. Trianon Blanco Tequila
1 ½ oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. lime juice
blue sugar and watermelon star for garnish
Add all ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend and pour into a blue sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with
watermelon star and serve.

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Cocktail Recipe Thursday – Cherry Lime Mojito For Team USA #worldcup

Cherry Lime Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Team USA plays Germany this morning in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil!! Noon might be a little early to start with the cocktails (or 9AM if you are here on the West coast with me) even for those of us in San Diego area. But once you get home why not mix up a few of these cherry lime mojitos for you and your friends as you watch the delayed airing of the World Cup? Or maybe go home to celebrate a USA victory over Germany? Who knows, anything can happen, including getting bitten by your opponent and the official not doing jack squat about it. Oh sorry, did I say that? heehee

This very festive mojito recipe can also be a great refresher during the 4th of July festivities. Make it without the rum and it is just as delicious.

RECIPE AFTER THE JUMP!

 

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