So, something different on the blog today. The Mister and I have been really enjoying spending time at home recently. It’s been so hot and as much as we love going to our local establishments for Happy Hour, it’s hard to leave the air conditioning! Happy to say that The Mister has gotten pretty adept at whipping up some tasty cocktails! And we wanted to share just a couple of our favs to show you guys how easy it is to make your own cocktails at home.
For me, I’m all about Gin or Vodka and I love my cocktails served up. Up cocktails just look so sophisticated but I like my cocktails with a kick so the Mister makes a mean spicy Gimlet.
Here’s what you’ll need :
1 Lime cut into half
1 green chili and 1 red chili sliced
Gin or Vodka
He starts with some freshly squeezed Lime juice (half the lime and a little bit of water), the blackberries and a liberal amount of chili peppers. For me, he does 6 slices(like I said, I like a kick!) He muddles everything down and then throws in some ice, a half shot of St Germain and a shot of Gin before giving it a shake. He then strains the cocktail into a chilled glass and garnishes it with even more chili peppers! I can’t tell you guys enough how tasty it is so you have to try it for yourselves! But maybe cut back on the chilis if you’re not feeling the spice as much.
And at some point, you will have seen that the Mister is a fan of a good Old Fashioned on my Instagram Stories. He almost never drinks anything else but he customizes his drink when he makes it himself.
Mister Old Fashioned ingredients :
Lime or Orange peel
He throws about 8 – 10 drops of Bitters into a mixing glass, a half shot of Triple Sec, and a double shot of Rye Whiskey and stirs it all in before adding ice, a little water and stirring again. That’s right, no sugar cube or syrup for the Mister. Strains right into his cocktail glass with a garnish of the lemon or orange peel and happy hour is officially good to go!
Now I know this is a lot of info but I have some good news people! By the time you’re reading this, I will have uploaded an IGTV episode where the Mister shows you how to make these drinks so check it out and let us know what you guys think, and what are your fav cocktails. Maybe we’ll feature one of yours next time!
Have a great weekend and don’t to check out our 1st episode together HERE