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The Interview Where We Talk Cocktails, Love and Books #BrujaOnBooks

bruja on books is yolanda shoshana's radio show that explores women and writing

Earlier this week I was interviewed by the wonderful Yolanda Shoshana for her radio show, Bruja on Books. Yolanda is known as an erotica author, a spiritualist, and all around bad ass woman. On her show, Bruja on Books, we discuss how to build a great bar and what spirits to have on hand for the holidays, what my favorite cocktails are to drink at home and while I am out, and we cannot forget the best cocktails to serve when you’re feeling frisky. And since it is a show about books, I also give Yolanda my favorite cocktail books for you to enjoy.

A new episode of my radio show, ‪#‎BrujaOnBooks‬ has dropped. This episode I chat with Cari Bee from Busy Bee Blogger. We talk cocktails, love, and seduction. Me to the ow! (Yolanda Shoshana’s Google plus)

Listen to our interview and get my cocktail book suggestions after the jump

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Fall Cocktail Recipe: Werewolves Of London

This Brokers Gin cocktail will leave your guests howling with delight this Halloween.

Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Halloween is one week away. That is right, Halloween is on a FRIDAY this year! That means entertaining will be a little more relaxed knowing you will not have to worry so much about going to work in the morning. You may have your costume ready, and have eaten the first round of candy that you bought, but what about the cocktails? Do you have your Halloween drinks ready to go for your ghostly friends to enjoy?

I have a delicious gin cocktail recipe for you and yours to sip throughout the night. Festively named “Werewolves of London” after the classic fright movie, this fall drink recipe uses Broker’s Gin (get it, Broker’s is from London.) Make a batch of these and have them lined up looking pretty and your guests will howl with delight.

Werewolves of London Cocktail Recipe

  • 3 oz. Broker’s Gin
  • ½ oz. passion fruit syrup
  • 5 blackberries
  • 3 seedless red grapes
  • Dash of grenadine

Muddle the syrup and fruit together in a shaker. Add ice and Broker’s Gin and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with Halloween Cocktail Stirrers.

This is sure to become a favorite at your Halloween parties from year to year.  And it does not have to be Halloween for you to enjoy the Werewolves of London gin cocktail.  You can call it anything else you want and enjoy it any evening you like.

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Cocktail Recipe: Tickled Pink Martini (NYFW Approved)

Tickled Pink VOGA cocktail for NYFW

New York Fashion week started yesterday and my Instagram feed looks like a fabric store exploded. But it is magical in a very odd way to see all of the trends and styles that will be coming our way in the months to come.

To celebrate NYFW, let’s raise a glass of the Tickled Pink Martini!  VOGA Italia, the fashionista’s choice beverage, created a custom New York Fashion Week cocktail for renowned designer, Charlotte Ronson’s, Fashion Week after-party.

Whether you are behind the scenes, enjoying the shows, or reading event updates online, VOGA Italia is giving fans the perfect way to celebrate the fashionable week with the custom New York Fashion Week Pink Daisy Cocktail!

New York Fashion Week VOGA™ Pink Daisy Cocktail

  • 1-3/4 oz. VOGA™ Prosecco
  • 1-3/4 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Mint for Garnish

Chill pink grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice. Pour in martini glass. Top with VOGA Prosecco. Garnish with mint or fruit peel of your choice and Enjoy!

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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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