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Desiree's Weekend Mixer

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Join Desiree each week as she shares some great drink recipes for your weekend (or anytime) get-togethers.

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Damon's Beveragewith locations in Augusta, Bangor, Skowhegan and Waterville.

Irish Cola

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey (Jameson)
  • 1 ounce Bailey’s
  • 4 ounces cola

What to Do:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in the Irish whiskey and Bailey’s.
Shake until chilled.
Strain into an old-fashioned glass.
Fill the glass the rest of the way with cola.

Honeydew Martini

What You Need:

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Midori
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec

What to Do:

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with crushed ice. Pour all your ingredients in with it. Shake it up well and strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Samoa Martini

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 oz creme de cocoa
  • 1 1/2 oz coconut vodka
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1 tbsp chocolate sauce
  • 1/2 cup cream see note
  • Toasted coconut agave nectar, and whip cream (optional)

What to Do:

Very carefully, rim a martini glass with agave nectar and then dip in toasted coconut, set aside.

Add the first five ingredients to a martini shaker full of ice. Shake to combine, and strain into the martini glass.

Top with whip cream and more toasted coconut.

Note: For the cream in this recipe, just use whatever cream you have on hand. I use fat-free half and half in my coffee in the morning, so that’s what I tossed in, and it was perfect. You could also swap out some of the cream for a scoop of ice cream and make it more of a boozy float, yum!

The Hurricane

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry
  • Garnish: orange slice

What to Do:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, squeeze the juice from half a lime.
Pour the remaining ingredients into the shaker.
Shake well, until the outside of the shaker tin becomes frosty.
Strain into a hurricane glass.
Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
Serve and enjoy!

Ski Lift

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 6 ounces hot chocolate
  • Garnish: whipped cream
  • Garnish: coconut (shredded)

What To Do:

Gather the ingredients.
Pour the peach schnapps and coconut rum into a pre-heated Irish coffee glass or mug.
Fill the glass with hot chocolate.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
Serve and enjoy!

Frisky Whiskey

What You Need:

  • 1 oz Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • 1 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 1⁄4 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

What to Do:

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.

Spicy Grapefruit Martini

What You Need:

  • 2 oz of grapefruit + jalapeño vodka
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup

What To Do:

In cocktail shaker filled with ice combine vodka, grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Shake well and pour into sugar rimmed glass.
Garnish with jalapeño ring and grapefruit.

Sideline Slammers

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 splash 7-up (or similar)

What To Do:

Fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and pour in all ingredients. Shake until chilled and strain the mixture into a collins glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Salted Caramel White Russian

What You Need:

  • 25ml (one shot) Salted Caramel Irish Cream
  • 25ml Amaretto
  • 75ml (3 shots) of half & half
  • Salted caramel sauce
  • Ice
  • Salt flakes (optional)

What to Do:

Take the caramel sauce and use a teaspoon to slightly drizzle it in the glass, while slowly turning the glass so you get a nice swirled effect. Fill the glass with ice.

Next, add your liquid ingredients to your cocktail shaker, along with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and strain in to the glasses. Sprinkle on a little salt flakes to complete the taste sensation!

(Makes one drink)

Beergarita Punch

What You Need:

  • 1 liter vodka
  • Three 12-ounce bottles beer (we recommend Corona)
  • Three 6-ounce containers frozen limeade, thawed
  • Three 1-liter bottles club soda
  • 3 limes, sliced into wheels
  • Ice, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

What To Do:

Add the vodka, beer, limeade, and club soda to a large serving container and mix well.
Add lime wheels and pour into tall tumblers filled with ice.
Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.