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Drink Recipes

Whether you’re planning a large party, an intimate get-together, or a girls’ night in, you’re sure to be inspired by our great drink recipes. You’ll easily find the wines and liquors you need for them right at Bremer’s Wine & Liquor. Browse through them all and get ideas for your next get-together!


Mardi Gras King Cake Jelly Shots

Mardi Gras King Cake Jelly Shots

Bring the festivities of Mardi Gras to your home! Serve these fun and delicious Mardi Gras shots during your Fat Tuesday celebration. Are you looking for an idea for a themed party? Think “Mardi Gras” and serve these! These shots are bound to taste as colorful and lively as they look! This recipe will take about 10 minutes to prep and 3 hours to make. Serves 12.

Ingredients
12 glass or plastic shot glasses (2 oz.)
1 3/4 cup prepared lemonade
4 envelopes plain gelatin
1 1/4 cups cake-flavored vodka
2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk (up to 4 tablespoons can be used to sweeten to taste)
3 bowls (one for each color)
1 Gushers™ candy (optional*)
Liquid food coloring
1 tube Betty Crocker™ ready-to-spread vanilla frosting (for rims)
Decorating sugars in purple, yellow and green (for rims)
Edible silver glitter (for between layers — optional)

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French Kiss Martini

French Kiss Martini

Bremer’s is always looking for hot, new drinks to share with our customers and this drink sounds too delicious to not share. We stumbled upon this great recipe from the blog of Mr. and Mrs. P. for the French Kiss Martini. They way we see it, with a name like “French Kiss”- it must be unforgettable! This recipe makes 2. So you can make one for yourself, and one for yourself…or you can share the second. You decide!

Ingredients
1 oz vodka
1 oz Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
1/2 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)

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Snow Day Hot Chocolate

Snow Day Hot Chocolate

It’s appropriate to have a go-to drink for a blustery Northern New York snow day; one for the children that can easily be modified for the parents. Of course, for the children you will substitute the Whipped Caramel, for ole’ fashion Reddi Wip. This drink is warm and delightful, when the weather is a tad frightful!

Ingredients
1 winter snow day
1 packet of hot chocolate mix or
[2 1/2 c. whole milk
2 c. half and half
6 Tbs. cocoa powder
10 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
dash salt
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate morsels]
1 to 1 1/2 c. Whipped Cream Vodka (add more or less depending on taste)
Whipped cream (optional)
Mini marshmallows (optional)
1 Tbs. shaved chocolate (optional)

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Korbel Holiday Honey

Korbel Holiday Honey

When you combine Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey with this sparkling wine, the combination is one for even the “bubbly” nay-sayers to change their ways. Mixing this dry sparkly, with the sweet, heavy flavor of Jack’s Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is a simple way to add a little natural finish and “sting” to your average glass of wine.

Ingredients
1 oz. Jacks Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey
4 oz. Korbel Brut

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Maker’s Mark Eggnog

Maker’s Mark Eggnog

Let’s talk Eggnog. It’s a family favorite during the Holidays. Think of the memories you have made while sitting in front of your tree, snuggled up tight with the children, with a glass of eggnog in hand. It’s a classic holiday drink that everyone can enjoy. It’s rich, smooth and creamy and can be served warm or cold, non-alcoholic or  with a splash of your favorite bourbon or whiskey. Make your mark this holiday with one of our favorite adult Eggnog recipes from our friends at Maker’s Mark!

Ingredients
1 liter Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 quart milk
1 quart heavy cream
2 dozen eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
Nutmeg for garnish

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Root Canal Float

Root Canal Float

Despite the name, enjoying this drink is far less painful than a root canal – in fact, it’s pretty delightful!

Ingredients
1 can root beer, cold
2 shots or more of Jack Daniel’s
1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream

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Dragon’s Bite

Dragon’s Bite

You’ll feel positively medieval when you enjoy a Dragon’s Bite cocktail courtesy of Bacardi and Bremer’s. Fruity but with the fiery kick of flavored rum, this is a great drink to serve at your next party or get-together with friends. Find the full lineup of Bacardi rums at Bremer’s Wine & Liquor in New Hartford.

Ingredients
1 oz Bacardi I Dragonberry Rum
4 Fresh Strawberries (muddled)
1 oz Vanilla
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Splash of soda water
1 T of Fresh Mint leaves

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Lynchburg Lemonade

Lynchburg Lemonade

Picture yourself on a front porch with friends on a warm summer evening. Maybe someone is playing the guitar, and everyone is relaxing and having a great time. You serve your guests a round of Lynchburg Lemonades, served in frosty glass mugs and filled with citrus delight. It’s easy to make this perfect evening with friends a reality – stop by Bremer’s in New Hartford for all your wine and liquor needs.

Ingredients
1 part Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
1 part triple sec
1 part sour mix
4 parts lemon-lime soda

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007 Vesper

007 Vesper

You don’t need to be an international spy to relax like one – all you need to do is stock your liquor cabinet at Bremer’s Wine & Liquor in New Hartford. There, you’ll find everything you need to create 007’s favorite drink – the Vesper. Combining Beefeater Gin, the vodka of your choice and Lillet Blanc, serve this drink well-chilled, and shaken – not stirred.

Ingredients
3 parts Gin
1 part Vodka
.5 parts Lillet Blanc

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Spiced Absolut Pears

Spiced Absolut Pears

Ready for dessert? Nothing says fall quite like a delicious pear tart – and if you want one in a glass, with a little kick, try the Spiced Absolut Pears cocktail. You’ll enjoy the fresh taste of ripe pear blended with citrus, and then sweetened with vanilla syrup. Perfect for a quiet fall afternoon in Utica, you’ll find the entire line of Absolut vodkas at Bremer’s Wine & Liquor.

Ingredients
3 Parts Absolut Pears
1 Part Orange Juice
1 Part Lemon Juice
2 Splashes Vanilla Syrup
1 Slice Pear

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