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Blood Orange Champagne Mule | Wild West Viking
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Blood Orange Champagne Mule

Blood Orange Champagne Mule | Wild West Viking

Blood Orange Champagne Mule

This cocktail is definitely a cause for celebration! I have finally found blood oranges at my local store so I can make this cocktail at last! This is that perfect welcome cocktail that is easy to prepare and just as (dangerously) easy to sip! This cocktail has a couple of surprise ingredients! Sugar rim your champagne flutes, add slices of blood oranges, fresh sprig of mint, and voila! A cocktail perfect for any night of the week!
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 oz vodka (I used Bogart Vodka)
  • 1 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • chilled Champagne or Prosecco to top (I used Hi!Prosecco)
  • 1 sliced blood orange for garnish
  • sprigs of fresh mint for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a shaker with ice, add blood orange juice, lime juice, vodka and blood orange liqueur. Shake to combine.
  • Evenly divide mixture into champagne flutes, top with ginger beer, and Prosecco/Champagne.
  • Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint. Enjoy!
Keyword Blood Orange, Champagne, Champagne Mule, Cocktails, Mule Cocktails, Prosecco, Vodka, Vodka Cocktails
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Italian Eggnogtini

Italian Eggnogtini | Wild West Viking

Italian Eggnogtini

It's time to toast 2021 goodbye and welcome in 2022! This Italian Eggnogtini is one of those warm, delicious and elegant cocktails perfect for our small party of two this year! Maybe these little New Years cocktails will help? These martinis are a blend of Amaretto, vanilla vodka and eggnog and a dash of nutmeg. I rimmed the martini glasses with chocolate and crushed peppermint giving a little minty bit with every delicious sip!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Disaronno
  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 4 oz Eggnog
  • melted chocolate for rimming glasses
  • crushed candy cane for rimming glasses
  • nutmeg, and candy cane for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Rimmed glasses with melted chocolate and then dip in crushed candy canes. Set to the side
  • In a shaker full of ice, add eggnog, vanilla vodka and Disaronno. Shake well for about a minute.
  • Strain contents from shaker into each glass, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Garnish with a candy cane.
Keyword Christmas Cocktails, Eggnog, Eggnog Cocktails, Eggnogtini, Holiday Cocktails, Italian Cocktail, Italian Martini, New Years Eve Cocktail
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Grinch Mimosa

Grinch Mimosa | Wild West Viking

Grinch Mimosa

WHO wants a holiday drink this year to spread some Christmas cheer? You will feel all warm and fuzzy while sipping this tasty Grinch Mimosa Cocktail! This holiday cocktail is updated for my taste with a combination of Midori, Creme de Banana, orange juice, pineapple juice, run, and then topped off with Prosecco! Every Who in your Whoville will certainly fell all toasty inside with this Christmas drink!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Midori (melon liqueur)
  • ½ cup Creme de Banana
  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • ½ cup Rum
  • Prosecco
  • red sanding sugar for rimming glasses

Instructions
 

  • Add Midori, Creme de Banana, pineapple juice, orange juice and rum in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to mix.
  • Rim cocktail glasses with red sanding sugar.
  • Add crushed ice to cocktail glasses, and fill evenly with mixture from cocktail shaker. Top off with Prosecco, and enjoy!
Keyword Apple Cider Mimosas, Christmas Cocktail, Christmas Drinks, Christmas Mimosa, Grinch Mimosa
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Pomegranate Sparkler

Pomegranate Sparkler | Wild West Viking

Pomegranate Sparkler

Holiday's are kicked off this season with this festive Pomegranate Sparkler! The holidays are in full swing here at our house and I love it! Here's a little easy cocktail option for your next holiday get together
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle Prosecco
  • 8 oz Pomegranate juice
  • 2 Rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • pomegranate arils for garnish
  • ice cube filled pomegranate arils

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 tbsp pomegranate airls to each champagne flute.
  • Add 2 oz pomegranate juice to each champagne flute
  • Top with prosecco by carefully filling the champagne flute glasses on the side of the glass.
  • Add an ice cube or two to each glass, and top with a sprig of rosemary.
Keyword Apple Cider Mimosas, Christmas Cocktail, Christmas Mimosa, Holiday Cocktails, Pomegranate Mimosa, Pomegranate Sparkler
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Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas

A sweet, delicious fall twist on the classic mimosa! These elegant Apple Cider Mimosas are perfect for your next fall gathering, and amazing for a Thanksgiving welcome cocktail! These cocktails are full of autumn flavors, so simple to make, and oh so delicious! Share this cocktail at Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
Prep Time 50 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz Apple Cider
  • 6 oz Prosecco Hi! Prosecco
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (for garnish)
  • 1 sliced apples (for garnish)

Instructions
 

Cinnamon Sugar Rim

  • Combine sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Dip champagne flutes in apple cider to wet the rim, and dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture

Apple Cider Mimosas

  • Fill champagne flutes with 3 oz apple cider, and 3 oz prosecco (or half and half), Add a cinnamon stick and apple slice for garnish and Skål!

Notes

I used Hi! Prosecco for this cocktail as it has notes of pear and golden apples, harmonious and refreshing and pairs well with the Apple Cider.
Keyword Apple Cider Mimosas, Fall Cocktails, Mimosas, Thanksgiving Cocktails
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Boozy Brazilian Lemonade

Boozy Brazilian Lemonade

This is the perfect welcome cocktail to any Brazilian summer soiree! Don't be fooled, it's not made with lemons but rather limes. And not just lime juice, but actually, the whole lime, skin and everything! With one sip, this creamy lime cocktail will make you fell like you're on vacation!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 1 pitcher

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large limes ends cut off, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 oz rum per coctail, can use Coconut Rum, or white rum

Instructions
 

Step One

  • Mix water and sugar. Place half of this into a blender, along with two of the limes. Blend thoroughly..
    Place wire strainer over pitcher, and strain mixture to catch pulp. Discard pulp.
    Repeat steps above with the other half of water/sugar/limes.

Step Two

  • Add the sweetened condensed milk to the lime/sugar mixture in the pitcher. Stir until very well mixed, and chill until ready to serve.

Step Three

  • Fill each glass with ice, and add rum. Pour drink mixture into the glass, and stir. Garnish with lime slice.
Keyword Brazilian Cocktails, Rum Cocktails, Rum Recipes, Summer Cocktails
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Spiced Vanilla Pear Cocktail

Spiced Vanilla Pear Cocktail

This cocktail has all the fall flavors and gets you nice, warm and cozy for the cooler season! While making the spiced vanilla pear simple syrup, the whole kitchen will smell of beautiful fall aromas like vanilla, cloves, star anise, ginger and orange. The simple syrup combined with pear nectar, vodka and club soda makes this cocktail perfect for sipping outside by your fire pit on a nice crisp fall evening!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4 cocktails

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups pear nectar
  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 4 tbsp spiced vanilla peark simple syrup*
  • ice
  • star anise, candied pear slices garnish

Instructions
 

Making the Spiced Vanilla Simple Syrup:

  • Combine water, sugar, diced pears, vanilla bean (include extracted seeds and pod), sliced ginger, cloves, orange peel and star anise in a small pan. Heat to a low boil, and stir until sugar has dissolved, turn off heat, cool and let rest for at least 20 minutes. Strain and discard solids.

Assembling the cocktail

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice, pear nectar, vodka and vanilla spiced simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously, strain into ice filled glasses.Garnish with star anise, and candied pear slices (click here for a how-to on how to make candied pear slices)
Keyword Cocktails, Fall Cocktails, Pear Cocktails, Vodka Cocktails
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