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Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail

Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail could easily skip the crushed cookie chocoloate rim for easier serve, less mess. Skip garnish all together or garnish with cookie on the side or candy kiss speared on cocktail pick. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail could easily skip the crushed cookie chocoloate rim for easier serve, less mess. Skip garnish all together or garnish with cookie on the side or candy kiss speared on cocktail pick. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake is a most appropriate bakery treat for Halloween party season. It is dark, decadent and devilishly delicious. But in my opinion, the cake is the bones of the treat. So in this case, the cake is the cocktail. The heart of what I like about dessert.

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail uses flavor inspiration from the cake and whips up a little liquid magic. It is sweet and scrumptious like the dark and delicious chocolate cake. But this Devil’s treat takes minimal preparation time and no time wasted waiting on the oven to preheat. Pour, shake and enjoy. That’s no trick. Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail is pure treat.

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail Recipe

Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail: Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut and Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cacao and crushed chocolate cookie garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail: Chocolate and Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut and Coffee Liqueur, Creme de Cacao and crushed chocolate cookie garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1 ounce Three Olives Chocolate Vodka

1/2 ounce Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

1 ounce Bols Brown Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur

1/4 ounce Kahlua Especial Coffee Liqueur

Crushed Oreo Cookies Garnish

Crush cookies and cream cookies to fine texture. Lightly moisten outside rim of cocktail glass with hazelnut or coffee liqueur. Dip rim in crushed cookies. Set cocktail glass aside. Place vodkas, crème de cacao and liqueurs in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared glass.

Creamy Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail Variation

Take the Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail on into the winter holiday season by adding heavy whipping cream to the recipe for a white creamy cocktail version. Serve martini style or opt for on the rocks serve with cacao nib garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Take the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail on into the winter holiday season by adding heavy whipping cream to the recipe for a white creamy cocktail version. Serve martini style or opt for on the rocks serve with cacao nib garnish. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Make this Devil may care cocktail work for you during the entire winter holiday season. Add 1 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream to the recipe above. Shake with ice along with the vodkas, crème de cacao and liqueurs. Strain into a chilled martini glass (crushed cookie rim optional) or strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with sprinkle of cacao nibs for a little bitter chocolate bite to the sweetened cocktail.

The creamy white texture and snowball color pair perfectly with wintry holidays. This variation of the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail makes a great holiday party cocktail. It could also be garnished with a mint leave rather than cacao nibs to add a hint of festive green!

Add heavy whipping cream to the Devil's Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail and serve martini style or on the rocks variation and creamier cocktail. Garnish with cacao nibs. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

Add heavy whipping cream to the Devil’s Double Chocolate Cake Cocktail and serve martini style or on the rocks variation and creamier cocktail. Garnish with cacao nibs. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Three Olives Vodka, Smirnoff Vodka, Bols Liqueur, Frangelico, Kahlua, Oreo Cookie and Hiland Dairy brands while creating this cocktail. Use the brands you have on hand and are the most comfortable using when recreating this recipe at home. The taste results should be close to the same.

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After the Storm

After the Storm Vodka Recipe 016 - Vanilla Vodka, Guava Nectar, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Lemon Juice - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

After the Storm – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

When a few stormy days blow through my work week, there’s nothing like enjoying the calm after the storm. Some weeks are a little more grueling than others. Monday roars in like a ravenous tiger. A stiff Martini or two is in order. Tuesday squares off like two boxers battling to take one another down in a total knock out. Straight tequila or bourbon, please.

Wednesday is full of promise. Just a little more effort and we will finally soar past midweek with weekend in sight. Wednesday is like the little engine that could. If we just keep reminding ourselves, “I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can,” then we will make it through to Thursday. We’re almost there. Pour me a glass of wine and leave the whining at the door.

Thursday the reins feel a little looser. The week begins to weave together as if chaos and results are cohesive synonyms for organization. The stormy week is nearly at its end. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some calm to settle into my week.

After the Storm Drink Recipe

After the Storm Vodka Recipe 066 - Vanilla Vodka, Guava Nectar, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Lemon Juice - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

After the Storm Vodka Recipe – Vanilla Vodka, Guava Nectar, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Lemon Juice – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

After the Storm is light, fresh, easily gulp worthy. But take your time. Sip like you have all day to enjoy your drink. It has been a long day already. Cocktails are meant for the pure flavor of enjoyment. So sit back. Linger a moment. Enjoy the calm after the storm. Tomorrow is yet another day.

After the Storm – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounce Vanilla Vodka

2 ounces Guava Nectar

3/4 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/4 ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Cream of Coconut

Sweetened Shredded Coconut Garnish

Hammock on the Beach – optional

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into Poco Grande glass or goblet. Garnish with sprinkling of shredded coconut. Settle into that beach hammock if you’re lucky enough to have found one and relax.

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Easy Cherry Vodka Drinks for Game Day

Cherry Kicker - Cherry Vodka Recipes - Football DrinksWhat makes football drinks so special? Seriously; is it really the drink or is it the activity and friends that carry the moment? My guess is people first, game second, what’s in that glass a far third.

Preparation is key for successful tailgating. Choose one or two base liquors and build three or four variation drinks around them. This way you will have a variety of drinks without bringing the entire bar with you. Keep the drinks simple with little mixing or shaking necessary.

Easy Cherry Vodka Drinks

Cherry Kicker is an easy build drink created specifically for football and tailgating season using Cherry Vodka, Vanilla Vodka and Coconut Juice with optional cherry garnish. It is one of four basic, quick build cherry vodka drinks in a series. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Cherry Kicker is an easy build drink created specifically for football and tailgating season using Cherry Vodka, Vanilla Vodka and Coconut Juice with optional cherry garnish. It is one of four basic, quick build cherry vodka drinks in a series. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Cherry Kicker– recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Cherry Vodka

1 ounce Vanilla Vodka

2 ounces Coconut Juice

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Build in rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Cherry Kick Return is a variation on the Cherry Kick football drink. This cherry vodka drink uses cream soda in 3 ounce portion in place of coconut juice in 2 ounce portion. This mixes up the taste experience just a little while keeping tailgating fun and easy. The Cherry Kick Return is one of four basic, quick build cherry vodka drinks in a series. - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Cherry Kick Return is a variation on the Cherry Kick football drink. This cherry vodka drink uses cream soda in 3 ounce portion in place of coconut juice in 2 ounce portion. This mixes up the taste experience just a little while keeping tailgating fun and easy. The Cherry Kick Return is one of four basic, quick build cherry vodka drinks in a series. – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Cherry Kick Return – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Cherry Vodka

1 ounce Vanilla Vodka

3 ounces Cream Soda

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Build in large rocks glass or highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Cherry Champion

1-1/2 ounce Cherry Vodka

4 ounces Lemon Lime Soda

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Make the Cherry Champion a winner in your book by using a carbonated beverage of your choice such as grapefruit soda {Fresca}, Orange Crush, Dr. Pepper or cola. Champion your drink!

Cherry Screwdriver

1-1/2 ounce Cherry Vodka

4 ounces Orange Juice

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Build in highball over fresh ice. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Cherry Vodka Drinks Stock Photo Availability

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Espresso Cocotini

Creamy Sumatra Cocktail 025

Espresso Cocotini – created by Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 ounce Vanilla Vodka

1/4 ounce Espresso Vodka

3/4 ounce Chocolate Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur

Chocolate Syrup, Ground Nutmeg & Chocolate Shavings Garnish

Swirl chocolate syrup inside chilled cocktail glass. Place in freezer to chill chocolate. Combine vodka and liqueurs in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chocolate swirled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and chocolate shavings.

Optional Garnish: Instead of chocolate swirl inside glass and chocolate shavings on top, place cocktail pick through bottom of unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss candy. Place inside cocktail or across top of cocktail.

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Ski Lift

Ski Lift – created by Cheri Loughlin

Bavarian Coffee 104 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 measure Coffee Liqueur

1 measure Vanilla Vodka

Hot Chocolate

Whipped Cream & Chocolate Curls Garnish

Place liqueurs and vodka in heat resistant mug. Top with fresh hot chocolate. Stir. Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

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