Going Green – Our Favorite Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

 

Ditch the green beer and class it up this March with a Champagne cocktail! The Sparkling Shamrock is a simple combination of Midori and Champagne that will have your tastebuds singing.

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Show some respect for the Emerald Isle with this Irish Flag shooter. Sweet and smooth with a brandy kick!

 

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The Grasshopper is a minty green treat that comes to us from New Orleans, specifically a bar called Tujague’s in the French Quarter. Try adding vodka to make it a Flying Grasshopper!

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*Side Note* You may not automatically think NOLA when you think St. Paddy’s but you should! The luck of the Irish reigns for a full week and is celebrated with parades, block parties, and plenty of corned beef.

 

Delicious, light, and tropical – The Green Eyes Cocktail just screams “Kiss Me”.

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Citrusy and sweet, Emerald Rain will sneak up on you like a leprechaun searching for his pot of gold.

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And finally, the drink that will gleefully finish anyone off – The Tokyo Tea. This concoction of vodka, rum, tequila, & gin will leave you needing to be pinched!

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Completing The Grog Log ~ Day 1

The journey of 78 drinks begins with a single cherry…well, at least mine did.

Hey everyone! This is Bella, the Luna half of Pierce and Luna, and I’m going to take you along on my alcoholic adventure to completing the famous Grog Log at Tonga Hut in North Hollywood. Bradley completed his log and earned induction into the “prestigious” Loyal Order of the Drooling Bastard in March 2017. At that time I was about 5 months into my first try at the log. You are given one year from the date of sign up to finish all the drinks on the list and I, shamefully, EPICALLY, failed. I think I only got through 25 of them.

But this time will be different!

…she proclaimed, fist high in the air. This time I will be triumphant and you’re going to be with me for every drink. My second go at the Grog Log started on March 14, 2018.

I began with a Blue Hawaii because vodka is my goddess. Throw in some Blue Curacao and pineapple juice and you’ve got yourself a sweet and simple drink. Then comes the cream to laden this puppy down! Overall, it’s quite yummy, but sits heavily and is filling. Probably not the BEST way to start off a night of drinking, but lovely if you’re going for just one or looking to knock yourself out for the night! Bradley said: “S’alright. Nothing special.”

I decided to follow with dealer’s choice. With all the power at her finger tips, Lisa Marie decided to serve me up a Mango Cooler. This drink followed in the vodka vein but added Cointreau, and juices, including orange, lime, and mango nectar. It was so fresh, it asked for my number the moment it hit the table. It’s funky citrus aftertaste definitely ruins it’s chances at a second date though. Try it! You may love it, if you’re into that sort of thing. Bradley said: “Vodka!” (He may have been drunk when giving this review)

“We’ve only just begun…”

So that’s the first two off my list of 78! Well…technically three because the Mai Tai is checked off as a freebie. Let’s face it, if you’ve never had a Mai Tai, you’re a sad excuse for a tiki drink imbiber!!!! Okay, not really, but seriously, get on that ASAP because they are delish.

I’ll be back with plenty more in the weeks to come!

xo, Bella Luna

 

13 Drinks To Die For This Halloween

Let’s start with a classic that is good all-year round – The Zombie. “Like the walking dead, this cocktail packs a powerful punch!”

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Magically shimmery and sweet, The Witch’s Heart is a blend of apple vodka and blackberry which will surely enchant you.

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Halloween Cocktail

 

 

The Beetlejuice Cocktail is a fruity mix of vodka and three liqueurs which will definitely call for multiple rounds.

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Use pomegranate to add some red to your rum in this Creepy Cocktail. Spider optional.

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The Jack-O-Lantern cocktail is a treat with a trick. Its resemblance to a pumpkin is in looks alone!

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A luxurious mix of chambord, vodka, and champagne will have you wanting to sink your fangs into the Vampire’s Kiss Martini over and over.

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Chant bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble while mixing up a batch of Witches’ Brew!

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A classic piña colada takes on a sinister presentation to become the Piña Ghoulada!

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We like our drinks with a little drop of poison, especially when it comes in the form of the Sweet Poison Cocktail from New York’s Jekyll and Hyde Club.

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Let’s keep building our immunity with the Poison Appletini!

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Every ghastly ghoulie at your shindig will flock around the cauldron for a mug of this rum Pumpkin Punch.

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After a night of Trick-or-Treating with the kids, reward yourself with this Almond Joy Martini. We’re sure you’ve earned it!

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And just like any good drinking binge, we will close it out with the Corpse Reviver to get you feeling human again.

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