Venus Trapped in Mars

02 January 2014

Cocktails Oh My!

Happy 2014 folks! Based on the heaping amount of traffic I faced this morning, it appears that all of the Dallas work force is back in, well, full force today! I had a low key New Years Eve, but I thought I would share it with you anyways because I cooked and made specialty cocktails and I'm really really darn proud of myself. (Warning, these are not weight watcher approved cocktails, but that is why they give you extra weekly points, right?!)



I went to Party City on New Years Eve, in other related news, I'm an idiot. I grabbed the 4 items they had left on the shelf which included a bag of 100 party noise blowers (what will I ever do with 100 of these?), two light up bow ties, one for each pup, and the only party hat I could find that wasn't crushed to death. 











If there is anything I've learned about cooking, it's that you get much better after a martini or two (or 3 or 4). But, that could be why I set the fire alarm off. Ah well, when in Rome!

 So here are the cocktails I whipped up to ring in the new year!












The French Pear Martini: 

What you need:
1 1/2 ounces St. Germain
1 1/2 ounces Pear Vodka
Champagne (ice cold of course)
If you want a prettier martini than mine you can add a sugar rim and pear slice as a garnish! 

Instructions: 
In your cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the St. Germain and Pear Vodka and shake what yo mama gave ya for about 20 seconds. No pansy shaking, burn some of those calories you're about to drink. Strain into your martini glass and top with champagne. Dang is this drink good, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! 



So I guess I was really into French stuff? This is called the French 75 and I got it out of my favorite cocktail book Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook which I feel every girl should have on her bar cart!

The French 75:
What you need:
1 1/2 oz Gin (my favorite of course)
Half oz simple syrup
Champagne
The juice squeezed from one lemon
1 sugar cube
1 maraschino cherry

Place sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. In your cocktail shaker, combine gin, simple syrup and lemon. Shake shake shaaaaaaaaaaaaake. Strain into your champagne flute, then fill up the rest of your flute with Champagne. Top with your cherry, sip and smile!


Happy 2014 Loves! 

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36 comments :

  1. I feel like anything with St. Germain and champagne has to be delicious!! Also- love the bowties on the pups.

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  2. did you know that st germain is my favorite drink ever- just put it in anything and i drink it. second you are looking hot and i love your outfit. in related news we need a date.

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  3. Love that pink skirt! What fun and creative drinks! I thought I was fancy with my Champagne but there you go add St. Germain....delicious! How long did the doggies keep the bows on for? Adorable!

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  4. That french pear martini looks amazing! But I am loving your dogs with their light up bow ties. What cuties! Happy New Year!

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  5. That french pear martini looks delish! I love anything with St. Germain in, it makes me feel all special and sparkly ;)

    xoxo

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  6. The French Pear Martini sounds amazing! I love your outfit and the bow ties are too cute!

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  7. Your pictures are gorgeous; as are you! Those drinks sound so good!

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  8. Um. YUM. And I love your dress. I'm coming to your house next year.

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  9. Those bow ties are to die for! Those pups are troopers. My dog would have probably ate it. Love the cocktail recipes, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Those bow ties are too cute! I love that they light up.
    I couldn't help but laugh about you setting the smoke detector off :)
    Those drinks sound delicious!

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  11. yum these both sound great. and love your fancy shaker! my doggies need those bowties as well. hope you had a great new years!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  12. I LOVE when there is a drink with a sugar cube in it at the bar. It makes your champs all extra bubbly. Looks like a good time to moi!

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  13. These are two of my favorites!!! Yum!!! Great job and you looked so cute!

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  14. This calls for a trip to the store! And you and the fur babes look stunning. Love the pink dress!

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  15. Um FYI I can totally tell you've been working on your fitness. You look great.

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  16. Looks like a good night to me! Anything that involves dressed up pups, a cute outfit & yummy drinks is a good time! I'm going to HAVE to try that second drink... my mouth is watering just thinking about it. But, alas, it's only 12:45 in the afternoon so it will have to wait.

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  17. Girl, you know how to drink! Those look amazing. I've been so neglectful with making yummy drinks.
    I love those glowing ties! They're adorable!

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  18. You look gorgeous and make amazing cocktails. Let's be together?

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  19. That french pear martini sounds delicious! x

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  20. YUM! I also rang in the new year with a pear martini, but mine didn't have any champagne. Guess I'll just have to make them again!

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  21. ohhh i had a french 57 at dindin on NYE great choice!

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  22. cocktails and cooking are my two fav things to combine! that and my mp3 player :)

    happy new year!

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  23. Seriously loving those bow ties!!! We made the simple pineapple juice with coconut rum, an oldy but a goody. Then for the Fiesta Bowl I whipped up some Peppermint Mocha Mudslides, yum!

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  24. I bet that you'll find something stellar to do with the party noise blowers. I'm looking forward to it, actually. Happy New year!

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  25. What beautiful photos and I love your skirt!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  26. These cocktails sound so yummy, perfect way to continue celebrating the new year and lets face it January is a boring month that requires fun cocktails to spice it up. Love the light up bow ties for the pups, so cute:)

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  27. Love the martinis! I would be that last minute person too. It's not just you!

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  28. I love anything with Champagne, but even more so when there are light up bows included. Happy New Year!!

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  29. Floyd NEEDS that bow tie!
    And I need that pink skirt. And one of those martinis.

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  30. You look great! I love those little bow ties on your dogs! Sooo cute! Looks like you had a great party :)

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  31. Love the bow ties! And you are adorable my friend. I'm hopefully done being MIA and can't wait to see what 2014 brings... Happy New Year! xo

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