A fantastic whiskey cocktail

A gorgeous drink for the whiskey lover. It has a combination of berries, oranges, and the oak taste of the whiskey to get your senses going and to cool you off on these hot summer nights.

A gorgeous drink for the whiskey lover.

It has a combination of berries, oranges, and the oak taste of the whiskey to get your senses going and to cool you off on these hot summer nights.

It’s Friday!

Grab a cocktail, relax, and get ready for the weekend!

What are you guys doing this weekend?

I got invited to the J-Pop Summit, so I’m thinking of going there either tomorrow or Sunday and doing a blog post on it after.  I think that sounds so fun, especially tasting and photographing all of the Japanese Cuisine that they have to offer.

I’m trying to convince G that all of us can go, because I can bring a guest… and well, B would be attached to him.

My best friend left for China yesterday, I’m really sad about that.  But I’m glad that her and her little one get to explore a new country and meet family together.

And, I’m putting together a menu for my other best friend’s baby shower.  I’m super excited about it because I get to use my creativity with colors as it’s Wes Anderson themed.

B started teething really bad, he’s had a fever, wanted to sleep, and be on me all day, so I haven’t gotten much done.  But that’s okay, because sometimes you really just have to live in the moment and give it your all.  However, I made this amazing salad for lunch that he wolfed down.  (Teething makes him not hungry)

One of my favorite drinks when I used to go out was a Tequila Sunrise, but I wanted to do a twist on that.  And add whiskey instead of tequila.  So, I created a “MomNom Sunrise” which you drink afterdark!

The colors turned out perfect.  Instead of the usual grenadine, I wanted more flavor.  I whisked together carbonated berry water and strawberry preserves.  It goes well with the whiskey and the orange juice.

I took a sip of it and the first thing I said was, “Man, if you’re a whiskey lover.” And then I said, “I don’t really drink hard liquor anymore.”  So least to say, I drank ½ and feeling pretty toasty.

MomNom Sunset

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs Strawberry preserve 
  • 1/4 cup berry carbonated water
  • 2 shots of whiskey

Direction

  1. Pour orange juice into tall glass
  2. Whisk preserve, water, and whiskey together
  3. Pour over a spoon on top of the orange juice

 

I suck at taking photos of drinks, does anyone have any tips that they could throw my way?  I always feel that they look so blah.

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