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Her Shot: Cocktails for Candy Lovers

Her Shot / October 22, 2016 / No Comments.

giphyIf candy and booze are your two favorite things, this post is for you. We thought why not put the two together and make some bomb-@ss drinks. With Halloween fast approaching, that means there’s going to be candy around every corner. Might as well drink up if you’re gonna eat up! Let’s adult-ify your favorite sweet treats!

For Cotton Candy lovers, try a Magic Cotton Candy Martini. Combine cotton candy with grape juice and vanilla vodka and you’ve got a deliciously sweet treat. You can also make a kid-friendly version (drop the vodka obviously). Watch the cotton candy disappear as you pour the liquid mixture over it in a martini glass! Recipe

For Twizzler lovers, try a Cherry Bulldog. Bing cherries, star anise, gin and port mixed together encompasses everything you love about Twizzlers. Pro tip: use a Twizzler (or Red Vine) as a straw! Recipe

For Reese’s lovers, try a Chocomole. We know you dig for these bad boys in every candy assortment bag. A chocomole is just as delicious, it combines a Mexican chocolate mixture that uses peanut butter, as well as chile powder and tequila. Recipe

For Tootsie Roll lovers, try a Tootsie Roll. Rye whiskey, Pedro Ximenez sherry and chocolate bitters spell sophisticated indulgence- even if you have one of the classic mini chocolate logs on the side. Recipe

For Sugar Daddy lovers, try a Hot Caramel Buttered Rum. This caramel laden take on a Hot Buttered Rum is as delicious as it sounds. It’s got rum, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and honey. Recipe

For Airhead lovers, try a Basil Watermelon Cooler. Ditch the artificially flavored candy and try this delicious cocktail instead. Watermelon, ginger and basil come together with vodka and lime juice for a perfectly refreshing drink. Recipe


Cereal Cocktails

Cocktails / March 23, 2015 / 1 Comment.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why should we only enjoy it in the morning? A recent trend has our favorite sugary, childhood cereals making appearances in our after-work drinks. Whether you’re in Boston, Chicago, or LA you’re likely to find at least one bartender serving up their own cereal-inspired cocktail.

Some concoctions don’t include the actual cereal as an ingredient, but you’d never guess by the taste. Others go so far as to infuse cereal in milk or alcohol, then strain it into the glass to keep the flavor without the soggy remains. Sound like an idea you can get behind? Here are a few recipes for you to impress your friends with… or just to enjoy on your own during some Saturday morning cartoons. No judgment here.


Reese’s White Russian (makes 1)

2 oz vodka

1 oz Kahlua

2 oz Reeses’s Puff-infused cream

Infuse for 45 minutes. Combine in a glass. Garnish with more Reese’s Puffs, obviously.


Trix Martini (makes 4)

1 cup vodka

1 cup Trix cereal

½ cup whipping cream

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

¼ cup lime juice

¼ cup lemon juice

2 egg whites

2 cups ice

Let ½ cup cereal sit in vodka for 15 minutes in a bowl. Put other ½ cup cereal in cream for the same amount of time in the fridge. Boil sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Stir in strained vodka and cream after water cools. Throw away the cereal unless you’re really brave. Mix everything together and shake. A lot. Pour in a martini glass and enjoy.


Sips For Your Sweet Tooth

Beer / October 27, 2014 / No Comments.

It’s almost Halloween. Whether it’s to hand out to kids or to add to your own private stash, you’ll be buying candy in bulk this week. But all of those sweets can make you pretty thirsty for something… alcoholic. After some exhaustive field research we’ve determined the best booze to compliment your excessive sugar intake.

Reese’s – Malbec How do we eat our Reese’s? All in one bite and washed down with red wine. Why… is that not normal?

Twizzlers – Champagne It’s like champagne and strawberries only better. Class it up by using the Twizzler as a straw.

Butterfingers – Bock (try Tröegenator Double Bock) The only way to free those pesky pieces of candy that get stuck in your teeth is by sipping on a cold beer.

Milky Way – Maker’s Mark Caramel and bourbon. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

Starburst –Rosé The fruity, chewy goodness will make even the cheapest Rosé taste high class.

*Note: We are not responsible for any cavities or bellyaches that may result from these pairings. But we will take credit for the fun.


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.