This has obviously been my favorite challenge so far. (Also, July was my birthday month, so more reasons to celebrate).
I’ve got two cocktails for you in one post!
Lately, my friend Liz has been on a Colorado Bulldog kick. I’m not sure what started it, but she’s been drinking them all summer long. Sometimes I join, sometimes I pass. To me it’s not the most summery of cocktails, but it’s super yummy and very easy (almost too easy) to drink.
- 1 shot of Kahlua
- 1 shot of Vodka
- 1 shot of Half & Half (or cream)
Pour the shots over ice & top it off with Coca-Cola! The cocktail might be something that would benefit from a martini shaker just to get everything really well mixed. Though it could also make a big mess.
It’s a 1:1:1 ratio, so if you want to up the ante a little, just make sure you double the Kahlua, Vodka, & Half & Half in equal measure!
I def want to whip one up in the fall some time, or maybe toss in a scoop of vanilla ice cream? This is a cocktail that is designed to be doctored.
Recommendation; don’t drink through a straw, it goes down waaaaaay too easy!
I was looking for something a little more fruit-based for my second cocktail, and I stumbled upon this post: Hawaiian Mimosas. It has 3 things I love: Prosecco, Pineapple, and Malibu.
(I’ll confess, 22 year-old me spent a summer drinking Malibu + Pineapple cocktails at crappy dive bars).
- 1 shot Malibu
- 2 shots pineapple
- Top with Prosecco
- Garnish (if you’re so inclined)
Chad & I were both so excited to try this one, it sounded delicious.
It was just, too sweet! It might’ve been different if all the ingredients were well chilled (only the Prosecco was). But I still think the Malibu & pineapple combo was just a little too much sugar. You know something is sweet when you can feel it in your jaw.
I loved the kismet element of both these cocktails being state themed.
Any bartenders out there have tips on how to make these even more delicious?!
I’ll be back soon-ish with some red sauce. In the meantime check out Lisa’s 10-ish minute red sauce recipe!