As Negroni Week continues, I thought I’d bring you another tasty treat. This time in cupcake form! I deconstructed the classic Negroni and made gin and sweet vermouth cupcakes with a Campari buttercream. I really have tons of fun thinking of ways I can turn cocktails into sweets and so far I’ve been pretty successful. They aren’t too complicated to make and if you’ve already been mixing up this cocktail at home, you’re halfway there with having all the ingredients. If you are anything like me, I usually have a full pantry, so I didn’t have to run out for much to whip these up just in time for hump day!…
Have any of you ever had an Irish Car Bomb before? Admittedly, I am so terrible at taking bomb style shots. I’m awful at chugging, and frankly, I’m way too old to be pounding beers in under 10 seconds. This particular bomb shot needs to be taken at a speedy pace or else the stout and cream start curdling, and who wants that? GROSS! With that being said, I do truly appreciate the flavor profile the creator of the Irish Car Bomb was trying to accomplish, even if the name of the drink is offensive. Stout, cream, and some Irish whiskey is a winning combination, and that’s why I’ve created these Chocolate Stout Mini Cupcakes. No chugging required, I promise! Unless you want to. :)…
Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I’m sure you’re all excited for tonight and tomorrows festivites. I spent all day Friday baking, wrapping presents, finally finished decorating my cactus, and listened to all my favorite Christmas records. Woo hoo! Christmas Eve was always a big celebration with my family growing up. If you came from an Italian family (my father was Italian) you know The Feast of the Seven Fishes, and thats what we did. That was our day to spend together before the rest of the family came Christmas Day. For my whole life holidays were hosted at our house, up until my parents sold the house and flew south for retirement. So if you host, you know Christmas Day and any major holiday is filled with stress, prep, and lots of clean up (and also joy)….
Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day Weekend! I decided to make these pops last minute, I’ve been wanting to make boozy popsicles all summer but just never got around to it. TADA! This was my last chance to make it happen and they are quite delicious and will be the biggest hit at your BBQ or party. They are quite easy to prepare and even easier to devour. What’s everyones plans? I worked last night and also tonight, so I’m just going to stay local on Sunday and Monday. I got to sleep at 5am (bartender problems), so this post is going up later than expected. Also, I had a wifi disaster so I’m writing this from a coffee shop, where it also took me like an hour to get connected to their wifi. What the wifi? Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!
Pineapple Rosé Popsicles
Half a bottle of Rosé (about 1 3/4 cups)
2 tsp. Raspberry Liqueur or Syrup
1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
About 1 cup fresh fruit. I used strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, and pineapple.
Make simple syrup with your sugar and water. Boil water on the stove or in an electric kettle and add to sugar, stir till all sugar has disolved, let cool. Combine Rosé, Raspberry Liqueur or Syrup, pineapple juice, and simple syrup in pitcher or bowl. Drop fruit into popsicle molds and pour the wine mixture in. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.