Happy Hour @ 1102

Cran-Apple Cobbler

Libra (September 22-October 22)
Libras are diplomatic, sensuous, romantic, and charming. You like balance, as evidenced by your symbol of the Scales. Venus rules you and others like you including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Truman Capote and Friedrich Nietzsche. A simple and delicious cocktail like the Smirnoff Cranberry-based Cran-Apple Cobbler is ideal for you.

Libra - The Scale

Cran-Apple Cobbler

1 ½ ounces Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka
Apple cider

Combine ingredients in a shaker full of ice, strain into a chilled martini glass with a crushed graham cracker rim.

Published in: on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Sunset

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

Well it April, Easter has come and gone – and no matter where you live the weather is getting warmer.  Here is an interesting cocktail that those of you who like beer will have to tell me what you think.  I may have to give this one a try, it just looks so fresh and fruity.  Berries are in season – so go for it.

Raspberry Beer Cocktails


3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish: lemon and lime slices and fresh berries
Stir together first 4 ingredients.  Serve over ice.

Serves 6
via MyRecipes.com

Published in: on April 20, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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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 – Candy Cane Cooler

 

Ingredients

For Infusion:

  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves, de-stemmed
  • 1 bottle quality vodka

Directions

Thoroughly wash mint leaves and place in a decanter or jar. Empty vodka into container and muddle slightly to release the essential oils. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 3 days – longer if you want a stronger taste.

For cocktail:

  • 1 tbs. crushed candy cane or peppermint candy
  • 1 1/2 oz. mint-infused vodka
  • 1/2 oz. B&B (Benedictine and brandy)
  • 1/2 oz. half-and-half
  • Ice
  • Peppermint stick
  • Mint sprig for garnish
Published in: on December 23, 2011 at 9:00 am  Comments (1)  

Happy Hour @ 1102 – Candy Cane Martini

 

Ingredients

  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.
Published in: on December 9, 2011 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102 – Pumpkin & Apple Cider Cocktail

Well Halloween is over, Fall is still here and Thanksgiving is on the way.  Happy Hour @ 1102 will be focusing on Holiday Cocktails to the end of the year, so I thought I’d kick it off with a fall choice.  It is a combination of Pumpkin and Apples, flavors that are abundant this time of year. 

I’m staying on my Ginger Beer theme, Apple Cider is still readily available.  I’m not big on pumpkin so I would suggest you adjust the puree to your level of taste.

Ingredients

Ice
1 1/2 ounce pumpkin purée
1 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 ounces apple cider
1 1/2 ounces spicy ginger ale, or a ginger beer

Procedures

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the pumpkin purée, vodka, and apple cider. Shake for 10-15 seconds.

Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.

Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment