Happy Hour @ 1102


Happy Birthday to all my Leo Children (Jazz, Anaya, Lumpy, and Andre), and all my Leo Friends (Darryl, Lynn, Ray, Chad)

Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos are bold and confident like their symbol, the Lion. With the sun as your ruling planet and fire your element, the Sunset, crafted with French grape-based Ciroc Vodka, was especially designed with you in mind. Madonna, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Lopez are all Leos, and so are literary greats Alex Haley and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The Sunset

1 ½ ounces Cîroc Vodka
¾ ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
Splash of triple sec
Splash of champagne

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a wine glass. Top with splash of champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Published in: on August 3, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

April  Showers

Crisp and Clean like the rain of spring – Here is our April/Aries Zodiac Cocktail for the Month!

Aries (March 21-April 19) 
For the ambitious, headstrong Aries, appropriately defined by the Ram as your symbol and fire as your element, a refreshing cocktail like the April Showers is a good choice for you. Smirnoff’s Citrus Vodka, crisp with lime and orange flavors, is the base of this delightful cocktail. Sharing in your tenacious spirit are Tom Clancy, Bob Woodward, Eddie Murphy, Hugh Hefner and Sarah Jessica Parker.


April Showers 

1 ounce Smirnoff Citrus Vodka
½ ounce champagne
2 lemon wedges (for muddling)
½ ounce simple syrup
3 fresh mint leaves

Muddle the lemon wedges and mint leaves, then discard the wedges. Mix in vodka, champagne, and simple syrup. Serve in a highball glass over ice.

Published in: on April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

With Valentine Day right around the corner – I thought this pretty red drink made with Champagne was just perfect for this weeks Happy Hour.  So try it today,  see if you like it, make any adjustments and surprise your valentine on Tuesday evening by meeting them at the door with a glass of this in your hand.  Happy V Day – Enjoy!

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail


1  ounce chilled pomegranate juice or chilled cranberry juice (2 tablespoons)

ounces chilled champagne (6 tablespoons)


Pour the pomegranate juice into a champagne flute.  Slowly add champagne.  Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.

Published in: on February 10, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Ginger Champagne  Cocktail

Just because the Holidays are over there is no need to put away the Champagne.  I like this bubbly wine, and you can  usually get a decent bottle relatively cheap.  Plus any good mix master always has at least 1 bottle of champagne around for special occasions.  So try this one for your @ Home Happy Hour.  Enjoy!

Twinkling Ginger Champagne Punch


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light-color corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons finely snipped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 750 milliliter bottle champagne, chilled


1.  In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and candied ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vodka; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight. Strain the vodka mixture to remove the candied ginger; discard ginger.

2.  Pour vodka mixture into a large bowl. Slowly pour the champagne down side of bowl; stir gently with an up-and-down motion to mix.

3.  To serve, ladle punch mixture into champagne glasses or punch cups. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.

nutrition facts:  Calories 150, Carbohydrate 16 gm, Sodium 13 mg

Published in: on January 13, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment