Yvette’s Monthly Mixer: Loopy by Three Olives

So Three Olives has this new vodka called Loopy that tastes just like Fruit Loops! It was the colorful Fruit Loop like bottle that drew me in. Liquor that tastes like one of my favorite childhood cereals!? Where could this go wrong, right? They had some recipes with the bottle that were just weird to me, one involved milk and it freaked me out. I just decided to go with a standard vodka and soda.

Drink Ingredients:
1 oz Loopy
Sprite
Ice

Drink Preparation:
Fill glass with ice, add Loopy and fill with Sprite. Garnish with Fruit Loops!

Servings: 1

The Hangover:
When I followed my nose it smelled just like Fruit Loops! My first impression was you could probably mix this with almost anything and it would be delicious! I thought I would be getting day drunk drinking this all day long. Boy was I wrong! After a short while the novelty of it all wore off and in the end it was just too fruity for me. I normally don’t mind fruity drinks but this ended up being overkill. I would prefer to have this as a shot. I think it’s a great conversation starter and fun to introduce people to but I could never stick to this all night long. Kudos to Three Olives for making their new vodka smell and taste like the real deal!

Yvette’s Monthly Mixer – Blue Snowflake

Yvette's Monthly Mixer Blue Snowflake

Christmas is coming!!!! In light of the holiday spirit try this tasty Hpnotiq concoction. Now the original recipe calls for 2 oz of Hpnotiq but I thought it was a bit much so we made it with only 1. Turned out really good! But I will leave that up to you, either way it’s gonna be amazing!

Drink Ingredients:
1 oz Hpnotiq
1 oz Vodka
Pineapple Juice
Ice

Drink Preparation:
Fill glass with ice. Add Hpnotiq, Vodka, then fill glass with pineapple juice. Give it a lil stir or shake it up in a shaker and enjoy! I garnished with a lemon but you could get crazy and use some rock candy sticks.

Servings: 1

The Hangover:
This tiny cocktail is packed with a punch! Hpnotiq & Vodka!? This is gonna get you all warm and fuzzy inside in no time! I know it probably doesn’t sound very appealing, personally I would have never thought of mixing Hpnotiq and Vodka together but this was delicious!

Enjoy & let me know what ya think of the Blue Snowflake!

Yvette’s Monthly Mixer – Madras

Yvette Monthly Mixer Madras

Every year around this time my family & friends really get into brunches. I don’t know if it’s cause the change of the season or maybe cause there are tons of fall birthdays…..I don’t really know! But I always find myself ordering up a mimosa. It’s fitting. Brunch = Mimosa right! Well let me tell you I’m getting a little tired of them…..so I found a drink that is similar with a slight difference…..Madras! It’s pretty much a mimosa but with cranberry juice. Here’s how ya serve it up!

Drink Ingredients:
½ Orange Juice
½ Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Vodka
Ice

Drink Preparation:
Fill glass with ice, fill half with Orange Juice and the other half with Cranberry Juice. Add 1 oz of Vodka.
I used Apple, Kiwi, Strawberry Juice and Smirnoff’s Passion Fruit Vodka. So good!

Servings: 1

The Hangover:
Oh my goodness I think using different variations of juice and a flavored vodka is key! This was super delish and will be added into my cocktail rotation for a while!

Yvette’s Monthly Mixer – Jolly Goose

Jolly Goose

Welcome to my very first Monthly Mixer! Every month I will be highlighting a tasty beverage for your enjoyment. Some of these drinks are personal concoctions I have made up or my own twist on some of your all time favorites.

Just in time for spring we have come up with a drink I like to call the Jolly Goose. Now this is just a prototype, the final touches are still in the works. All you need is a blender full of ice, about 30-40 Jolly Ranchers – depending on how sweet you like it, and some regular vodka (I prefer the ” Goose”). Mix them all together and serve.

Drink Ingredients:
Jolly Ranchers (30-40 pieces)
Grey Goose Vodka (1 cup)
Ice

Drink Preparation:
Mix ingredients in blender with ice and enjoy!

Servings: 2

The Hangover:
I thought this was going to be a pretty harsh drink considering the limited ingredients but the potency was to a minimum. I found it to be quite tasty. And of course the more Jolly Ranchers you use the sweeter it is. We were making them pretty tart which was great at first but after a couple of these my tummy said otherwise. Overall it was a great drink to try at least once or for your first drink of the night!

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