Apple Pie Shooter

really wish that I could say that I came up with this drink.

apple pie top - GB

I can’t even take credit for finding it. Mr. Ginge did.

But the lovely waitress at Whiskey John’s Bar and Grill who did come up with the recipe was more than happy to send Mr. Ginge home with the it.

apple shooter - GB

Now, I’m not one to hype up a shooter. More often than not they end up being liquid heartburn. And highly expensive for two tablespoons worth of drink. But OH MY GOD this one is good. You need to go to your liquor store and get the stuff you need now.  It’s that good.

apple pie shot - GB

Apple Pie Shooter

makes 1 shooter, easily multiplied

  • 1/2 oz sour green apple liqueur
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • pinch of grated cinnamon
  1. In a shot glass, layer the sour green apple liqueur and the butterscotch schnapps
  2. Top with a dollop of whipped cream ( if desired) and a pinch of cinnamon.
  3. Send’er down the hatch.

from Whiskey John’s Bar & Grill


– Mel

*I was in no way compensated by the restaurant. They have no idea who I am. I just really liked their shot.


I linked this recipe to Strut Your Stuff Saturday and:

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Happy New Year Drink

Soo… what’s everyone’s plans for  New Year’s Eve?


Mr. Ginge and I are spending a quiet evening at home, snuggled up, munching on some of our favourite snack foods and maybe challenging each other to some competitive video gaming.

Chances are, we’ll both be passed out by 10:30! Haha.

Since neither one of us will have to drive, Mr. Ginge has a little cocktail planned for us to help  celebrate the new year.

It’s a little twist on a Kir Royale, using Chambord instead of black currant liqueur, but it’s yummy and tasty, and a wonderfully festive colour!


Happy New Year Drink

serves 1, easily multiplied

  • 1 oz Chambord, or black raspberry liqueur
  • 4 oz sparkling white wine, chilled.
  1. In a champagne flute, pour in Chambord. Top with sparkling wine. Stir gently.


– Mel

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Mr. Ginge’s Christmas in a Cup

Normally, I’m a purist when it comes to a cup of hot chocolate.  If I feel like imbibing, then my normal move is to add a splash of Irish cream in to my cup.


Not one to let me get into a food rut, Mr. Ginge urged me to try his favourite holiday time drink when I told him I had never tried it. While the “recipe” itself seems like a no-brainer, it was his description that sold me: ” You’ll like it. It’s like Christmas in a cup.” And I one sip, I knew exactly what he meant. It’s the perfect drink to snuggle up to on the couch, in a room lit only by the tree, while big, puffy Christmas snow falls outside.


Mr. Ginge’s Christmas in a Cup

makes 1 cup

  • 1 cup of your favourite hot chocolate ( I won’t lie, I use instant mix, but this would work just as well with homemade, or straight from the coffee shop)
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  1. In to your cup of hot chocolate, stir in the peppermint schnapps. Snuggle in and enjoy. 

Happy Holidays!

– Mel

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Terry’s Crown Ruby

Hope everyone’s holidays were wonderful. Thought I would bring you one last post before the year is out!

Not really a recipe, but this came from one of Mr Ginge’s hunting buddies, is absolutely delicious, and if you are looking for a last minute drink for the festivities tonight, this is a simple one.

Terry’s Crown Ruby

serves 1 but can be doubled or tripled as needed.

  • 1 oz Crown Royal or other whiskey (we like Crown Royal Black with this)
  • 4 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit juice ( if you can find it with Tangerine in it, use it!)

Mix together and serve over ice in  a rocks glass

Happy New Year!

Also, here’s a round up of this year’s most popular posts:

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Monster Cookies

Individual Bacon and Cheddar Cheeseballs

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