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Smoky Maple Old Fashioned | Bjorn Bites & Booze
Drinks, Recipes

Smoky Maple Old Fashioned

Smoky Maple Old Fashioned | Bjorn Bites & Booze

Smoky Maple Old Fashioned

This Old Fashioned is made with Barrel Proof’s new Bourbon Dust!
As if Barrel Proof didn’t already bring us enough with their amazing Smoking Bourbon Chips – now they bring us, Bourbon Dust! What’s more perfect with bourbon than more bourbon!! This cocktail brings sweetness from the maple syrup, a medley of bitters, an amazingly smooth bourbon from Woodford Reserve, and then the Bourbon Dust! Bring it!! Skål and enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Pure maple syrup
  • 3-4 drops Angostura
  • 2-3 drops Orange Bitters
  • 2 oz Bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve)
  • 2 orange zests
  • 2 bourbon cherries

Instructions
 

  • Add maple syrup to the whiskey glass, and add bitters, and bourbon. Add 1 large ice cube, and stir to mix for 30-60 seconds.
  • If you have a smoker for cocktails, use this now to add smoke flavor to the glass.
  • Express orange zest into glass, and rim the glass with the orange.
  • Garnish with orange zest and 2 bourbon cherries.
Keyword Barrel Proof, Bourbon Chicken, Bourbon Cocktails, Bourbon Dust, Old Fashioned, Smoke Your Bourbon, Smoked Cocktails
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Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz | Bjorn Bites & Booze
Drinks, Recipes

Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz

Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz | Bjorn Bites & Booze

Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz

Heading into Autumn with this fall cocktail! Homemade pear vanilla simple syrup, Kendrick's Lunar Gin, topped off with club soda and garnish with a thinly sliced pear. This is the way to welcome Fall! Skål and enjoy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

Pear Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • 1 Bartlett pear, finely chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Syrup (I used Torani)

Assemble Cocktail

  • 2 oz Kendrick Lunar Gin
  • 2 tbsp Pear Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • ¾ cup Club Soda
  • Crushed Ice
  • turbinado sugar to rim glass, and thinly sliced pear for garnish

Instructions
 

Pear Vanilla Syrup

  • Combine water and sugar in a sucepan, heat to boil, add chopped pears and vanilla syrup. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Strain syrup from pears into separate bowl. Let syrup cool to room temperature.

Assemble cocktail

  • Add gin, pear vanilla syrup, and ice into cocktail shaker. Shake until well combined and cool. Strain into sugar-rimmed glass glass with ice, top with club soda. and add a thinly slice of pear.
Keyword Fall Cocktails, Gin cocktails, Gin Fizz, Gin recipes
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Smoky Blackberry Halloween Margarita | Bjorn Bites & Booze
Drinks, Halloween

Smoky Blackberry Rosemary Margarita

Blackberry-Rosemary-Margarita

Smoky Blackberry Rosemary Margarita

I'm giving you all the spookilicious vibes heading into this Halloween season. A concoction of tequila, lemon juice, orange bitters and honey, mixed in with muddled fresh blackberries and rosemary leaves, smoked for that eerie look, giving off a subtle smoky flavor. Skål and enjoy!
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3-4 dash orange bitters
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, plus sprig for garnish
  • 11 blackberries

Instructions
 

  • Muddle 8 blackberries, and 2 tsp rosemary leaves together in a cocktail shaker until broken down and fragrant
  • Pour tequila, lemon juice, bitter and honey into cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake. Strain and pour into glass with ice.
  • Use your favorite cocktail smoker. Smoke into glass, and garnish with fresh blackberries and a sprig of rosemary.
Keyword Blackberry Margarita, Halloween Cocktails, Halloween Drinks, Margarita Recipes
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Nordic Summer Cocktail | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking
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Nordic Summer Cocktail

Nordic Summer Cocktail | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking

Nordic Summer

The Nordic Summer cocktail is exactly the drink you want to enjoy during Sankt Hans, a Danish Midsummer tradition, or really, at any point during the summer! This cocktail is an elegant trifecta with a combination of Aquavit, Aperol and fresh lime juice. This unexpectedly refreshing cocktail has notes of crispy fruit, and unique herbal flavors. This cocktail is enjoyed around the bonfire as we bake the "snobrød" or Twisty Bread, baked over hot coals. The bonfires are lit all over Denmark on Sank Hans evening, where hygge and songs are enjoyed with family and friends.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz Aperol
  • 2 oz Aquavit
  • 2 oz Lime Juice

Instructions
 

Directions

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 20 seconds or until well combined. Strain into champagne coupe or martini glasses. Serve with a fancy orange garnish.
Keyword Aperol, Aperol recipes, Aquavit, Aquavit recipes, Cocktail recipes, Cocktails, Nordic Summer, Sankt Hans
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Pineapple Elderflower Martini | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking
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Pineapple Elderflower Martini

Pineapple Elderflower Martini | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking
Pineapple Elderflower Martini | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking

Pineapple Elderflower Martini

Three simple ingredients to create this amazing cocktail. Homemade pineapple infused vodka, St. Germaine Liqueur and pineapple juice, shaken vigorously until chilled and frothy, then strained in a martini glass! A refreshing, sweet, and delicious cocktail for any night of the week!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Pineapple Infused Vodka (purchased or homemade)
  • 1 oz St. Germaine Liqueur (elderflower liqueur)
  • 3 oz Pineapple juice
  • Pineapple wedge, mint for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and frothy (for 30 seconds at least). Strain into martini glasses, garnish with pineapple wedge and mint and serve!
Keyword Cocktail recipes, Martini, Martini Recipes, Pineapple Cocktails, Pineapple Elderflower Martini
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Pineapple & Mango Raspberry Swirl Frozen Margarita

Raspberry Swirled Pineapple & Mango Frozen Margarita | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking

Pineapple Mango Raspberry Swirl Frozen Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in full style with this delicious, sweet and tangy frozen margarita. The frozen cocktails are perfect for casual parties or lazy Sunday afternoons! Making them with frozen fruit is even easier!
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

Margaritas

  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • cup orange juice
  • cup simple syrup
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 8 oz Tequila (or more if you like your margaritas stronger)
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 2 tbsp raspberry sauce

Raspberry Sauce

  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Instructions
 

Make Raspberry Sauce

  • Clean and dry raspberries. Add to a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Strain mixture through a sieve into a sauce pot.
  • Place sauce pot over medium heat, and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a low boil, and cook for about 15 minutes, until mixture has reduced about half and thickened.
  • Cool completely, and store in fridge until ready to use.

Assemble Margaritas

  • Add frozen fruit, orange and lime juices, simple syrup and tequila to blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add ice, and blend until smooth and frothy.
  • Take raspberry syrup and swirl the inside of margarita glasses.
  • Fill margarita glasses with the pineapple-mango mixture. Top with pineapple wedge and a fresh raspberry.
Keyword Cinco de Mayo, Frozen Margaritas, Mango Cocktails, Margarita Recipes, Margaritas, Pineapple Cocktails, Pineapple Mango Margarita, Raspberry Swirl Pineapple Mango Frozen Margarita
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Aperol Gin Sour | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking
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Aperol Gin Sour

Gin Aperol Sour | Bjorn Bites & Booze | Wild West Viking

Aperol & Gin Sour

A refreshing and bright spring cocktail with bold citrus notes, slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness. It's the perfect cocktail to serve with appetizers or even just enjoyed during a simple get together. This vibrant orange-red cocktail is refreshing, bright and citrusy. A truly, easy to sip, and simple to make spring cocktail you are sure to keep on your spring beverage rotation!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
  • Strain and serve in a cocktail glass.
Keyword Aperol, Aperol Gin Sour, Gin recipes, Spring cocktails
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Elderflower & Gin Spritz
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Grapefruit & Elderflower Gin Spritz

Elderflower & Gin Spritz

Grapefruit & Elderflower Gin Spritz

This cocktail could very well be one of my new favorite spring cocktails! This fresh, floral, delicious and easy to make cocktail is perfect for a springtime happy hour! The perfect balance between the fresh grapefruit juice, added punch from the Elderflower liqueur, sweetness from the Elderflower syrup and a little sparkle from the Elderflower lemonade.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 6 oz Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower syrup
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade or club soda

Instructions
 

  • Combine everything in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake, serve in cocktail glass filled with ice.
Keyword Cocktails, Elderflower, Gin cocktails, Gin recipes, Spring cocktail
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Drinks, Holiday, Recipes, Valentine's Day

Love Potion Cocktail

Love Potion Cocktail | Wild West Viking

Love Potion Cocktail

This Love Potion Cocktail is perfect, easy to make and just in time for Valentine's Day! Channel your inner love witch and concoct a couple of these beauties for your loved one! You simply can't go wrong with Champagne, Aperol,, simple syrup, Cointreau and fresh raspberries! Happy Valentine's Day everyone! <3
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 1 tbsp muddled raspberries (fresh)
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • Champagne to top off glass
  • Fresh blueberries and mint for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add muddled raspberries and simple syrup to champagne flute. Add ice.
  • Pour in Aperol on the side of the glass so it flows to the bottom.
  • Top off with champagne carefully.
  • Garnish with blueberries and mint.
Keyword Aperol, Champagne, Champagne cocktails, Love Potion, Raspberries, Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day Cocktails
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Blue Moon Jello Shot | Wild West Viking
Drinks, Recipes

Blue Moon Jello Shot

Blue Moon Jello Shot | Wild West Viking

Blue Moon Jello Shots

These Blue Moon Jello Shots can be made just in time for Super Bowl Weekend! This is a fun, albeit dangerous way of drinking a Blue Moon but also super delicious! Made with orange jello, Blue Moon beer, vodka and topped off with some cool whip. One could almost say its a dessert shot! Top it off with the traditional slice of fresh orange! Enjoy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3-oz packages orange Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup Blue Moon beer
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • ½ orange, sliced into tiny slices

Instructions
 

  • Empty jello powder into heat proof bowl or measuring cup. Pour boiling water over jello, and whisk until powdered is completely dissolved (about 2 minutes)
  • Stir in Blue Moon and vodka
  • Pour jello mixture equally into plastic shot cups, and refrigeration until firm (about 2-3 hours)
  • Top off with Cool Whip for foam (I used a piping bag) and garnish with a tiny orange slice. Enjoy! (responsibly)
Keyword Blue Moon, Blue Moon Jello Shot, Jello Shot, Super Bowl drinks
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