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I believe you have an inner “cocktail barista” who’s ready to wow your party guests with tasty, awe-inspiring drinks.
This month’s featured drink is the Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots
Absolutely the best tasting Sweet Tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots! What is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day? A glass of ice-cold aromatic Sweet Tea. I don’t know who invented it, but I’m sure glad they did. Now you can enjoy that Sweet Tea flavor in Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots. The South never tasted so good!
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6 Easy, Delicious and Vibrant 4th of July Cocktails Your Guests Will Love!
It’s easy to setup a bar for your 4th of July party. You’ll need Vodka, Coconut Rum for the Creamy Coconut Mojito, Blue Curacao for the License to Chill, Tequilla, plain Rum, Gin (I have a strawberry Gin), Green Apple Vodka and Peachtree Schnapps for the Jolly Rancher and Whiskey. Mixers can include cranberry juice, sour mix, coconut water, cream of coconut, club soda & tonic water.
I also have a pitcher of lemonade, and a beverage dispenser of Melon Mixers. Ice should be kept in a cooler next to the bar. A small scoop comes in handy, so people don’t pick up the ice with their hands.
Other essentials are a shaker, jigger (for measuring), fresh fruit (mint, lemons, limes), a knife, small cutting board for slicing the fruit, glasses, and napkins.
My newest addition to the blog is a travel twist with drink recipes from around the world! Here you can watch bartenders from different cities mix their unique cocktails and demonstrate how to make them! Check in often for my exclusive features: drink of the week and appetizer of the month!
Headed to Charleston?
I’m a creature of habit; if I’m in town for just one night, this would be my routine: Halls Chophouse for dinner, Proof for drinks, and last but not least, Carmella’s for dessert. You can’t go wrong with any of these downtown Charleston establishments.
Halls Chophouse Charleston is my favorite location — always friendly people and staff. Even if you dine alone, the bar will entertain you, and your bar neighbors will offer you a taste of their expensive wine! Or maybe I just got lucky.
If walking down King Street towards Calhoun, check out the Marion Square Fountain.
Across the street from Halls is Proof, an intimate craft cocktail bar where BB will mix up one or more of the best cocktails in Charleston. Try the Bourbon Gold Rush; it’s fabulous. You won’t be disappointed.
Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar Charleston
Have a sweet tooth? I do. Then you’ll love Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar. Need help? Just ask Jason.
With locations on Main Street in Greenville and in the heart of downtown Charleston, Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar combines generationally tested, gourmet recipes with a regional flair. We have a vast array of continually changing desserts, gelato, and sorbet, as well as fresh, organic coffees, sandwiches, pizza, wine, beer, and cocktails.About | Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar (carmellasdessertbar.com)
More Popular Drink Recipes
This blog will give you everything you need to know about making great-tasting drinks. From quick and easy drinks, seasonal favorites, holiday classics, traditional staples, and many of the most popular drinks today! I’ve compiled an extensive list of the most popular, best tasting, people-pleasing cocktails, all with step-by-step quick, and easy recipes. Just click here to get started! Soon you’ll be pouring like a pro and enjoying the best-tasting cocktails EVER!
The featured appetizer healthy Roasted Eggplant
Need a quick people pleaser? This healthy Roasted Eggplant is sure to delight! If you like Eggplant, then you’ll LOVE this recipe. The best appetizer ever, healthy Roasted Eggplant, is served with pita chips, naan bread, or pita bread. Mix it up for your besties when they drop in for their favorite cocktail.
Appetizers for all occasions!
Now that you’re off to mastering the drink-making process with my simple and easy-to-make drink recipes, it’s time to add an appetizer or two to go along with those tasty drinks! My easy appetizer recipes will satisfy everyone’s craving. From traditional holiday delights, and seasonal goodies, to game day favorites, most recipes use just 4 ingredients! Click here to find a bunch of easy appetizer recipes.
8 Exotic, Amazing and Effortless drinks from the British Virgin Islands
Travel and photography have always been my passion. Now I can share my travel stories and photographs with you, along with the best exotic cocktail recipes the BVIs offer. Click here to check out the videos of local Bartenders mixing some of the best exotic tropical drinks the BVIs have to offer. Enjoy!
Bar Setup for your next party
It’s easy to set up a bar for your next party. You’ll need Vodka, Rum, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequilla, White & Red wine and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.
Mixers should consist of cranberry juice, sour mix, club soda, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprint and tonic water.
Make in advance carafes of Ransom Note Martinis, Pomegranate Martinis, Pumpkin Pie Martinis and Oreo Cookie Shooters. I placed them in 32- ounce carafes in the large beverage bucket for convenience. The Cranberry Jello Shots should be kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
A cooler with ice is next to the bar. A small scoop is handy, so people don’t pick up the ice with their hands.
Other essentials are a shaker, fresh fruit (lemons, limes, and oranges), some mint, a knife, a small cutting board for slicing the fruit, glasses, straws and napkins.
5 Easy, Amazing and Unique Drinks from Nashville, TN
Recently my friends and I traveled to Nashville for a 50th Birthday celebration. While in Nashville, I found 5 great-tasting, easy drink recipes that I know you’ll love to try. Check out the local Bartenders sharing their recipes for these easy drinks. You can also read about our trip and check out the pictures of the most fun people in Nashville! Click here for the recipes and story.
The Best Ever Chocolate Martini, from The Vault, Cleveland, Ohio
Planning a trip to Cleveland, check out The Vault, and order the best tasting Chocolate Martini ever! Brooklyn shows you how to make this delicious cocktail!
NCAA College Football Jello Shots! 9 Flavors! Team Colors!
Are you ready for NCAA College Football season! Now’s the time to get a head start and prepare for the new season so that you can support your favorite football team like a pro. Check out these recipes for NCAA College Football Jello Shots. There are 9 different flavors of Jello Shots to choose from, and all you have to do is use your Team colors as the food coloring in the recipe.
Who’s your favorite Team? Check out the NCAA College Football Jello Shots. If your Team isn’t listed, leave me a comment, and I’ll create a Jello Shot recipe just for you.
While traveling in Ireland I learned how to make 5 Traditional Irish Drinks to serve on St Patrick’s Day
On a trip to Ireland, I learned how to make 5 Traditional Irish Drinks. I serve them on St Patrick’s Day and any day that I want to feel the luck of the Irish. If you want to read about the trip, check out the story here.
Easy Seasonal Drink Recipes
Navigate a beautiful balance between the tart lime and sweet nectar in the astonishing Mango Margarita!
Imagine mixing a sweet, citrus, melon flavor with the tart sour taste of a Margarita? Voila, the Mango Margarita. Mango Margaritas are refreshing and the perfect drink to serve at your next summertime cookout! One of my favorite summertime cocktails. Whether at the lake, beach, pool, or a family cookout, this Mango Margarita cocktail will…
The Sensational icy cold Melon Mixer cocktail. Delicious as a slice of watermelon!
What can be more refreshing than a Melon Mixer cocktail at your next summertime cookout? The sweet, juicy, refreshing flavor of watermelon makes this easy cocktail unforgettable. Whether at the lake, beach, pool, or a family cookout, this Melon Mixer cocktail will cool you off and chill you out! This post may contain affiliate links….
Pineapple Upside Down Champagne – Happiness in a glass!
Exhilaration awaits you in this refreshing tropical bubbly blast called the Pineapple Upside Down Champagne cocktail. Easy and delicious, this cocktail has just a hint of sweetness from the pineapple. You’ll encounter sensory pleasures even before the first sip of the champagne cocktail. First, the sound of the pop of the cork. Then the tiny…
The Most Excellent Cocktail Shakers, You’ll Wish You Tried Them Sooner
Most likely, I’ve been mixing cocktails since before you were born. I’ve had dozens of cocktail shakers, some good, some ok, some really bad. But these two cocktail shakers are the best! Do you need another cocktail shaker? That is the question I ask myself whenever I see a cocktail shaker on an internet shopping…
Guaranteed to find pure gold and exhilarate your senses: the Bourbon Gold Rush!
I discovered this Bourbon cocktail recipe at Proof in Charleston. Simple yet delicious, the Bourbon Gold Rush is made with just honey and lemon. Absolutely Fabulous! You’ve got to try the Bourbon Gold Rush and experience the gilded promise. Recently in Charleston for dinner, I headed to Proof, an intimate craft cocktail bar, to check…
Absolutely the best tasting Sweet Tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!
What is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day? A glass of ice-cold aromatic Sweet Tea. I don’t know who invented it, but I’m sure glad they did. Now you can enjoy that Sweet Tea flavor in Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots. The South never tasted so good! Did you…