We're not a very religious family. Instead of sitting down for a prayer before dinner we toast "Cheers!" to each other. Asher will quickly remind us if we've forgotten to do it or if you didn't take a sip of your drink. What can I say, we enjoy a good glass of wine or a cocktail after a long day. So to honor a good cocktail I'm sharing some of my favorite bars. But, bars that you can enjoy from your own home.
You obviously don't need a ton of space to have a bar that has all the necessities. Let's be honest, the bare basics, alcohol, a glass, and a koozie from a friend's long ago wedding. But if you want something a little more than the basics, keep reading.
If you have a small nook or a closet that you can convert to a bar and make special, I promise the drinks will taste that much better! It's kinda like when you were a kid and your friend's pb&j tasted so much better.
If you can find a small nook, that would be the perfect place to put a bar cart. They are petite, and lots of them have wheels on them so you can move them easily. What's better than the booze coming to you?!
Brad makes a hell of a Bloody Mary. I used to not like any Bloody Mary, but something with my pregnancies, my taste buds change so much afterwards. I now love a good Bloody Mary, but nothing can beat Brad's. Who doesn't love a good brunch drink? So keep this in mind on Saturday and Sunday.
Brad's Bloody Mary
1/2 Zing Zang
Touch of Worcestershire
Salt and Pepper
Touch of Horseradish
Celery Seed (optional)
Shot and a half of vodka
*Shake well and pour over ice. And don't forget your condiments, celery, pickle, olive, mini burger, whatever.
Sangria (A version of Bobby Flay's)
2 bottles Red Spanish Table Wine
1 cup Blueberry Brandy
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1 cup Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
-Mix all ingredients together
-Add chopped apples, oranges, and frozen blueberries
-Let stand in tightly sealed container for at least 24 hours in refrigerator
-Freeze Orange Juice in ice cube trays
-About 20 minutes before party put orange juice cubes in pitcher with sangria
Lindsey and Tucker's Special / Easy Cocktail
Chambord and Sprite (on ice)
Yep, it's that easy. This is a special drink one of my closest sorority sisters and I love to drink together. Try it ladies, it's a delicious mix of black raspberry liqueur with some bubbles.
I also LOVE LOVE Verve Cliquot champagne. Brad surprised me with a bottle on the night I Iaunched The Berkshire House. I swore I would never post a non makeup photo or video, but here I am doing it. I promise, normally I'm better with opening champagne than this video shows.
Thanks for reading!
PS: It's almost the weekend, you should try out a new cocktail. I'm sure Jimmy Buffett would approve.