Mary’s Morning After Green Bloody Mary

it’s time to get your Green Mary on! Fresh cucumber and cilantro blend beautifully in this delicious spicy green frozen Mary's Morning After Bloody Mary.

Mary’s Morning After Green Bloody Mary – Get your green on!

Yes, it’s green! And yes, it does taste great! The spice is a real kicker, too. After a weekend with a little too much imbibing, a little spice and a lot of fresh veggies is a good thing.

Since green smoothies are all the rage, it’s time to get your Green Mary on! Fresh cucumber and cilantro blend beautifully in this delicious spicy green frozen Mary’s Morning After Bloody Mary. I won’t go so far to say that alcoholic beverages are healthy, but this green Bloody Mary with fresh veggies blended in are one small step in the right direction. You will truly be drinking fresh. Take fresh a step further by substituting peeled fresh tomatoes for the tomato juice.

Mary’s Morning After Green Bloody Mary Recipe

it’s time to get your Green Mary on! Fresh cucumber and cilantro blend beautifully in this delicious spicy green frozen Mary's Morning After Bloody Mary.

Mary’s Morning After Green Bloody Mary

Mary’s Morning After – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-1/2 ounce Shellback Silver Rum

4 ounces Tomato Juice

1/4 ounce Lemon Juice

2 teaspoons Green Olive Juice

2 long dashes Worcestershire Sauce

2 long dashes Tabasco (1 for less spicy)

7 – 1/4 inch slices Fresh Cucumber – Peeled

20 Fresh Cilantro Leaves

1 cup Ice

Celery Stalk, Cilantro Sprig, Cucumber Slice, Tomato

Place rum, tomato juice, lemon juice, green olive juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, cucumber slices, cilantro leaves and ice in a blender. Blend on high until mixture is completely smooth. Pour into a large rocks glass (no ice) or tall glass. Garnish with a celery stalk, cilantro sprig, cucumber slice and fresh tomato.

This Mary’s Morning After green Bloody Mary recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Halloween Party Shots & Small Bite Pairings

36 Halloween Shots & Shooters - Shots are miniature tasters to pair with small bite appetizers. Download eBook and take recipes on the go.

Do you know what I love about Autumn? Halloween! I am not a huge fan of scaring myself silly, so no haunted houses and clown horror movies for me. But I do love decorating for Halloween and throwing a big Halloween party. It’s just super fun. I’m also all about planning ahead.

Introducing 36 Halloween Shots & Shooters eBook

36 Halloween Shots & Shooters eBook contains 36 original, adapted and popular shots ideal for scaring up a devilish Halloween party. A full color photo of the exact drink is included with every recipe. Photography and text: Cheri Loughlin Design: Concierge Marketing

This year I’m even more excited about Halloween, because I get to introduce my new Halloween recipes book, 36 Halloween Shots & Shooters. The eBook is filled with 36 drink recipe with matching full color photos so you know exactly what the drink looks like. Each drink has been tested and has a short flavor description.

Why shot recipes for parties instead of Halloween cocktails? Plain and simple; they’re fun! They also make terrific miniature tasters to pair with appetizers and small bites. Perfect for parties! Shots are no longer reserved for the younger set. Shot tasters are for the young at heart who enjoy sampling lots of flavors.

Party Shots and Small Bite Pairings

Pumpkin Pie to Die for pairs wonderfully with Pie Crust Cookies sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar - 36 Halloween Shots & Shooters by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC

Pumpkin Pie to Die for pairs wonderfully with Pie Crust Cookies sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar

The Pumpkin Pie to Die for shot pairs deliciously with easy pie crust cookies sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Check out The Ultimate Pie Crust Guide for an experimental journey toward the perfect pie crust.

My adaption of the Banshee shot pairs nicely with miniature waffle cones filled with an assortment of diced fresh fruit and pecans. The Cupcake Project has a terrific Waffle Cone recipe if you’d like to try your hand at making your own.

Poison Apple and Spiked Caramel Apple both pair deliciously with Crunchy Pecan Granola - 36 Halloween Shots & Shooters by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist LLC

Poison Apple and Spiked Caramel Apple both pair deliciously with Crunchy Pecan Granola

The Poison Apple and Spiked Caramel Apple shots are both totally yummy paired with Crunchy Pecan Granola from PinchOfYum.com.

Pair either the Blood Shot or Vampire Killer shots with a fresh mozzarella ball, cherry tomato and fresh basil leaf on a miniature kabob. Provide a small dish with mixture of olive oil or chili oil and aged balsamic with salt and pepper for dipping. I’m also a fan of the Caprese Bites with cheese tortellini and basil pesto from GarnishWithLemon.com.

These are just a small handful of shot recipes and small bite food pairings that would make the perfect serve at your next party. But you don’t have to wait for a party to start sampling these delicious recipes. Download 36 Halloween Shots & Shooters today and start sampling! Don’t forget to take your eBook with you on the go so you can be the life of the party.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch

Multiply the Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch ingredients by 10 for pitcher size & take to your next tailgate party.

Multiply the Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch ingredients by 10 for pitcher size & take to your next tailgate party.

Don’t you just love liquor holidays?! September 20 is National Rum Punch Day. That means this year Saturday morning begins with a holiday and continues on with tailgating and football. Does it get any better than that?

The flavors in this Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch weave together nicely. It is light cider flavor with tart lemon and hints of warming ginger thyme. Don’t let the Ginger Thyme Syrup scare you away from making this drink. The syrup only takes a few minutes to make and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for quite a while. It’s so delicious. I have more recipes to share with it, too, so stay tuned.

Easily multiply each ingredient measurement by 10 for pitcher or punch bowl size and take this rum punch to your next tailgate party.

Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch Recipe

Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch for National Rum Punch Day with Dark Ginger Thyme Syrup, Shellback Spiced Rum and Apple Cider - September 20 is National Rum Punch Day

Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch – September 20 is National Rum Punch Day

Ginger Thyme Cider Rum Punch – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Shellback Spiced Rum

2 ounces Cider

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Dark Ginger Thyme Syrup*

2 ounces Club Soda

Apple Slice

Thyme Sprig

Place spiced rum, cider, lemon juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake briefly to blend and dissolve syrup. Strain into a double old fashioned glass over a large cube of ice or into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an apple slice and thyme sprig.

Use 1 ounce of club soda for sharper flavor. Use 2 ounces club soda for softer flavor. Sharper flavor lends itself more toward cooler temperatures with more warming notes. Softer flavor lends itself more toward warmer temperatures with lighter notes, bringing more citrus to the forefront.

Dark Ginger Thyme Syrup is easy to make and adds delicious flavor to many cocktail recipes

Dark Ginger Thyme Syrup is easy to make and adds delicious flavor to many cocktail recipes

*Dark Ginger Thyme Syrup

2 cups Brown Sugar

10 – 1/4 inch thick by 1 inch round medallions of fresh Ginger

15 to 20 sprigs of fresh Thyme

1 cup Water

1 ounce Vodka – optional (acts as preservative)

Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously. Bring to a boil. At the boiling point the aroma is that of caramel, vanilla and butterscotch. Boil for exactly 3 minutes and remove from heat. Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a heatproof glass container with lid. Allow to cool. Once liquid is cooled, add 1 ounce vodka as preservative. Seal container. Keep syrup in the refrigerator when not in use. Yields approximately 1-1/2 cups.

This rum punch drink was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Just Peachy Punch

Just Peachy Punch is sweet with light lemon notes. Ginger peach tea weaves gentle fruit and spice flavor into this delicate autumnal punch.

Just Peachy Punch – Make ahead for fall gatherings

Tea is a traditional addition in vintage punches. The ginger peach tea in this delicate autumnal punch weaves in nicely with gentle flavor. There is no biting bitterness one usually experiences with more abrasive, pungent teas. Just Peachy Punch is sweet with light lemon notes. Honey adds a nice cider spin to the flavor profile. The flavor fuses a delicate balance between the Riesling’s lilting apple notes and the punch’s sweet citrus flavors.

Just Peachy Punch serves six. It is excellent for fall gatherings. Make this recipe ahead of time, refrigerate and serve when ready.

Just Peachy Punch Recipe

Just Peachy Punch is sweet with light lemon notes. Ginger peach tea weaves gentle fruit and spice flavor into this delicate autumnal punch.

Just Peachy Punch

Just Peachy Punch – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

serves 6

16 ounces Barefoot Riesling Wine

12 ounces Ginger Peach Tea*

4 ounces Lemonade

4 ounces Honey

Lemon Wheels Garnish

Place all liquid ingredients in pitcher. Stir until honey is completely dissolved. Pour into 6 large rocks glasses or decorative glasses over a large cube of ice. Garnish with two floated lemon wheels.

*Ginger Peach Tea – Use Ginger Peach Tea or Peach Tea from the tea bag aisle. Prepare according to package directions using two tea bags instead of one for double strength tea.

This autumnal Just Peachy Punch recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate is made with common kitchen ingredients and tastes fabulous with or without rum, so it's perfect for the entire family. Single serve or multiply recipe to serve to many.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate

Amazing! This is easily among one of my favorite hot chocolate recipes. The Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate is made with common kitchen ingredients, so there is no need to go on an extravagant shopping spree. What I really love about this hot chocolate recipe is its versatility. This Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate is delicious without the rum, so it’s perfect to serve to kiddos, too. That makes this recipe perfect for just about everyone.

Make this recipe for individual serve or multiply it to serve many people. Tailgate parties, Saturday mornings and holidays just got a little easier and tastier!

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate is made with common kitchen ingredients and tastes fabulous with or without rum, so it's perfect for the entire family. Single serve or multiply recipe to serve to many.

Multiply recipe for tailgate parties, Saturday mornings and holidays.

Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-1/4 ounce Shellback Silver Rum

3 ounces Half & Half

1-1/2 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream

2 tablespoons smooth Peanut Butter

1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips

French Vanilla Whipped Cream*

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Candy – unwrapped

Place rum in a heat resistant coffee mug. Set aside. Place half & half, heavy whipping cream, peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave safe glass container such as a two cup measuring cup. Microwave mixture on high for 30 second intervals, stirring until mixture is completely heated and smooth. The completed microwave time should take approximately 3 to 4 minutes depending on individual microwave ovens. Once mixture is heated thoroughly and completely smooth, pour into coffee mug over the rum. Stir briefly. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with peanut butter cup on top.

*French Vanilla Whipped Cream – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 Pint / 16 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream

2 Tablespoons French Vanilla Flavored Syrup – Torani or Davinci brands found in coffee aisle

I use a whipped cream whipper (iSi Gourmet Whip from Williams-Sonoma) with cartridges to instantly “whip” my whipped cream. Whip this recipe up by hand if you are so inclined.

This Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com