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Cocktails / April 2, 2016 / No Comments.

anigif_original-grid-image-18700-1426800872-12Today’s the day we celebrate our favorite age-old classic, PB&J. To commemorate a sandwich we all know and love, why not booze it up? Here are a few recipes to help up your PB&J game.

Grown Up Peanut Butter and Jelly

Cabernet Jelly
1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
½ cup lime juice
4 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 package powdered pectin


  • In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring wine and lime juice to a boil.
  • Once the wine comes to a boil, add the sugar and the pectin.
  • Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  • After 1 minute, remove pan from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the wine jelly into freezer containers.
  • Cool to room temperature and store in the freezer.

After you’ve made your Cabernet Jelly, grab two slices of bread, slather 1 tablespoon of the jelly on one piece, a tablespoon of Nutella on the other – and enjoy!

Boozy Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart

3 cups peanut butter cookie crumbs (14-16 medium-sized cookies)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
8 oz. mascarpone, softened at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ cups heavy cream
5-6 tablespoons hazelnut flavored liqueur
3 tablespoons raspberry jam
2 tablespoons raspberry/blackberry liqueur
2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 ½ inch tart pan, place it on a baking sheet and set aside.
  • Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium-sized bowl. Then, press the mixture firmly into the bottom and sides of the tart pan. Bake for 7-10 minutes, then allow to cool.
  • For filling – beat together the mascarpone, peanut butter and powder sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add in the liquor and beat until incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until it’s whipped and soft peaks have formed. Add in the peanut butter mixture and gently fold the two together.
  • To begin assembling the tart, spread the creamy peanut butter mixture into the crust.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, combine the jam and berry liquor. Stir continuously until the jam has melted down and the sauce begins to thicken. Once the sauce starts to bubble and boil, you will want to cook it for only about another minute.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and quickly drizzle the sauce on top of the tart.
  • Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and eat up!!!

PB&J Martini

1 shot raspberry vodka
1 shot hazelnut liqueur
1 shot purple grape juice
Fresh grapes for garnish


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients and shake vigorously – strain into chilled martini glass and get drinkin!




Let’s Get Nutty

Cocktails / September 13, 2015 / No Comments.


Of all the nuts out there, peanuts are one of our favorites. And for good reason too: peanuts gave way to peanut butter, baseball culture, and a whole new perspective on allergies. Now, in honor of National Peanut Day, let’s show our appreciation in the best way we know how. You guessed it, with booze.

Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Take a second and let that sink in. Peanut. Butter. Beer. This godly creation from Belching Beaver Brewery combines the aromas of chocolate and peanut butter with a creamy body that’s sure to give you peanut buttery dreams.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Martini

Can you think of a better dessert cocktail? We thought not. Here’s what you’ll need for this masterpiece.

1 shot Vanilla vodka
1 shot Peanut butter syrup (recipe below)
1 shot Cream or half & half
2/3 shot Chocolate liqueur
1/3 shot Creme de cacao
Chocolate syrup for garnish

Peanut butter syrup

1/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup smooth peanut butter
Pinch of sea salt
Combine the sugar and water in a pot over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the peanut butter and top it off with a pinch of salt.

Combine the vanilla vodka, peanut butter syrup, cream, chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao in a shaker with ice. Shake to your heart’s content, and pour into a chocolate rimmed martini glass.


If you’re looking to satisfy that boozy peanut butter craving sooner rather than later, this flavored vodka may be just right for you. Proud of not having a salty aftertaste, you can go for shots, or mix it with chocolate milk for a dessert drink. Just remember their slogan: WE LIKE IT NUTTY™




Booze News Weekly

Beer / August 19, 2015 / No Comments.

HT_Black_Bottle_Brewery_mar_141021_4x3_992Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:

Jim Beam Apple: Jim Beam released a new apple flavored 70 proof bourbon-based spirit just in time for the summer-to-fall transition. A blend of apple liqueur and Kentucky straight bourbon, Jim Beam Apple smells of crisp granny smiths with notes of oak complete with a sweet and grainy after taste. Drink alone or mix with club soda and lemon for a quick and easy cocktail—either way you’ll love what this juicy option has to offer.

Cerealiously Count Chocula: Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado has some tricks (or should we say, Trix) up their sleeves. After basically buying all of the boxes of Count Chocula cereal within a 10-mile radius, the brewery created a Count Chocula flavored beer. Cerealiously Count Chocula has chocolate and marshmallow undertones (naturally) and will be released October 30th as Black Bottle’s limited edition Halloween brew.

Stray Cat Gin: Copper & Kings American Brandy Company has strayed (pun intended) from their natural habitat to bring you Stray Cat Gin, a small batch artisanal spirit. After being aged in a Serbian juniper barrel for 12 months, the gin is double distilled until it reaches perfection. Having an “Old Tom” style profile, a creamy mouth feel, and a cloudy appearance, this apple-brandy based spirit is nothing to be trifled with. Only 750 bottles have been released, so if you’re seeking some Stray Cat Gin, we suggest you start moving!

Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter: Pawtucket’s Foolproof Brewery has partnered with neighboring company Nuts ‘N More to introduce Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter. Made with malted barley, hops, and Nuts ‘N More’s famous powdered peanut butter, this brew is sure to be a tasty treat, as it utilizes actual peanut butter as opposed to only an extract, spice or flavoring (like other brewers use). The company coins their creation—due to be on shelves near the end of September—is a pumpkin beer “disruptor,” as it offers a different yet delicious flavor for fall’s arrival.

Last Snow by Funky Buddha Brewery: Tasting similar to a Mounds candy bar, this dark-colored porter is an easy to drink treat for anyone who’s a fan of rich beers. Brewed with coconut and coffee, Last Snow also contains strong chocolate notes, making it perfect to drink with a dessert or by itself. In the past, the brewery only released Last Snow once every February; now, they will release a batch every August. As of noon yesterday, Last Snow is available and ready to be enjoyed.


Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Cocktails / April 2, 2015 / No Comments.


The taste of childhood at its finest. Today is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, and we would like to take this opportunity to make a toast to the perfect pair. PB+J, thank you for filling our bellies with softy, sticky goodness, you will always be a warm hug at the end of a long day. And to properly celebrate the most classic combo of all time, we’d like to introduce you to Van Gogh’s Nuts & Berries Cocktail.

This recipe is made to perfection, with the crusts already removed, of course.

Nuts & Berries
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh PB&J
3/4 oz. Berry Cream Liqueur
3/4 oz. Milk or Cream

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Recipe found on: vangoghvodka.com


Hershey Candy Bar Cocktails

Cocktails / September 13, 2014 / 1 Comment.

Let’s talk about chocolate—that rich, sweet substance that takes away every stress with a single bite. We understand that some of you may be bigger fans of say, Twizzlers or a handful of Sour Patch Kids, but we still stand tall alongside any cocoa confection.

For this reason, we want to raise a glass to today’s birthday boy and business extraordinaire, Milton Hershey. The man loved chocolate more than we do, and for that we propose a toast. Since the opening of Hershey’s beloved chocolate plant, he has provided the world with a broad selection of sweets. So to celebrate this chocolate connoisseur, we’ve chosen four cocktails that represent Hershey’s most classic candy bars.

Hershey Highway Cocktail (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz. crème de cacao
  • chocolate milk
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate shavings/sprinkles for garnish
  • Ice

Coat the bottom of a glass with chocolate syrup. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Mix in the Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream and crème de cacao. Pour chocolate milk into the glass until filled. Shake or stir. Sprinkle on your garnish.

Almond Joy Martini (1 serving)

  • 1/2 oz. amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. crème de cacao
  • 1/2 oz. coconut-flavored rum
  • 1/2 oz. heavy cream
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup to garnish

Pour all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake mixture for around 30 seconds and then strain into a glass. Drizzle the chocolate syrup on top and serve.

York Peppermint Pattie Cocktail (1 serving)

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. white crème de cacao
  • Chocolate shavings/sprinkles

Mix ingredients together and shake in an ice filled cocktail mixer. Strain into a glass and garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini (2 servings)

  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 1/4 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

(This will make 2 ½ oz. Reese’s Peanut Butter infused Vodka)

  • 4 oz. milk
  • 1 tsp. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • 4 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter for garnish

Combine vodka and Reese’s cups in a sealed container and store in a cool dry place for a few days, shaking it a few times a day. Once the infusion is complete, strain into another container and put in a cool place or the freezer. To prepare the martini, mix the vodka, milk, and chocolate syrup over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds and serve. Garnish with the mini Reese’s cups.


So here’s to Milton Hershey–the man, the legend, and the genius behind edible happiness.


5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend

Our Stories / October 26, 2012 / No Comments.


We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing, that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

1. Peanut Butter & Pickles – We must have missed the memo that replaced jelly with pickles. We are going to need more than a few drinks to wash that combo down.

2. Frankenstorm – Forecast shows that Sandy is on her way. Forget canned food and batteries, we’re stocking up with a six-pack…or four.

3. Political Insanity – No matter your political party we can all raise a glass to the madness that is election season. Plus, cheers to Hillary Clinton and Teddy Roosevelt who have birthdays this weekend.

4. Haunted Houses – Last weekend before the 31st means a final showing for many of these spooky tours. Grab your friends, have some drinks and enjoy the scare.

5. National Chocolate Day – With Halloween fast approaching could there be a more perfect way to prepare than with more chocolate? We couldn’t have planned it better ourselves. Celebrate this national holiday with some chocolate cocktails.

Let’s Drink to Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Our Stories / June 12, 2012 / No Comments.

Today, June 12th, is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Unless you have a peanut allergy, this is awesome news because here are two cocktails you might not usually order up.


Try them tonight for a little something different.


Peanut Butter Cup Martini

• Chocolate syrup
• 1.5 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
• 1 oz Castries Crème Peanut Rum
• .75 oz Chocolate liqueur
• .5 oz Cream

Garnish: Peanut butter cup

Glass: Martini

Preparation: Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of a chilled Martini glass and place the glass in the refrigerator. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a peanut butter cup.


Peanut Butter and Jealous Cocktail

• 1 tablespoon honey mixed with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
• Handful raspberries
• Ice
• 2 oz raspberry vodka
• 1 oz raspberry liqueur
• 4 oz cranberry juice

Garnish:1 triangle peanut butter sandwich for perching on the rim