This romantic comedy-drama follows the story of a former teacher who moves back in with his parents after being in a mental institutation. He tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, but meets a girl with problems of her own and the two develop an odd friendship.
My cocktail, the Excelsior!, was inspired by a traditional drink from Philadelphia, the Philly Punch. Back in the Revolutionary War era, fisherman would gather to eat and drink, but at this time, individual cocktails were almost non-existent and punch was the customary way to drink with friends. The name for this drink comes from the main character’s mantra and the exclamation point is used to express the emotion “ever upward.”
- 3 oz. Myer’s Dark Rum
- ½ oz. peach brandy
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- top with ginger ale
- lemon wheel
Combine rum, peach brandy, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and pour into a 6 oz. wine glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lemon wheel.
- 30 oz. unfiltered apple juice
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 star anise pods
- 6 oz. Zacapa 23
- Put the apple juice in a large pot with whole cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Once the juice has cooled, add ice and rum.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
- Serve in a large vase with wine glasses on the side. Good for 6 servings.
Zacapa 23 is an ultra-premium, barrel-aged rum that is perfect for the holiday season–its rich notes of vanilla caramel and dry fruit and smooth quality make it great for this cider.
Get creative with your bowl and cups! No need for proper punch cups when you can use wine glasses, mason jars and even coffee cups.
Parrot Bay Frozen Pouches are the perfect summer cocktail! These frozen pouches are perfect for entertaining guests or simply enjoying for yourself suring the summer months. They are available in different flavor – Strawberry Daiguiri, Mango Daiguiri, and Pina Colada.
With Parrot Bay Frozen Pouches, making a frozen cocktail has never been easier. When your friends come over or you are in the mood, simply freeze overnight, squeeze the package into a cup or glass and serve!
When entertaining, the time needed to prepare frozen cocktails usually takes away from the atmosphere. Parrot Bay Frozen Pouches makes it easy to entertain friends without the hassle of prep work and clean up!
This summer, and especially as everyone prepares for the 4th of July, adults should remember to enjoy the new Parrot Bay Frozen Pouches Responsibly!!
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Starts similar to a favorite holiday side dish from which it derives its name.
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- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 cups of orange juice
- ½ lime juice
- 8 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
Like classic cranberry sauce, begin with a small pot of cranberries, brown sugar, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cardamom pods and orange rind brought to a boil. Cool the mixture to room temperature before adding orange juice and a touch of limejuice – refrigerate overnight. To serve, strain the mixture into a punch bowl then garnish with whole cloves and cinnamon sticks. Freeze fresh cranberries and orange slices in a block of ice! For an added kick add a jigger of rum to each glass as served.
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