JBlaze’s Specialty Drinks

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When developing Jessie Blaze’s character (a law student and popular mixologist), I asked my street team to help me come up with specialty drink recipes that would reflect her JBlaze persona. They sure didn’t let me down!

Read on for some exciting new spirits you can try at home. 😀

SCORCHED EARTH (Based on the club name, TERRA, by Terri Anne Stanley)

  • Cinnamon schnapps
  • Kahluha (that’s kind of earthy, right?)
  • A shot of bourbon

BLAZIN’ APPLE MARTINI  (by Hollynd Hatcher)

  • Vanilla vodka
  • Sour apple schnapps
  • Goldschlager (spicy cinnamon with gold flakes)

Top with sprite and add a dash of grenadine. Serve over ice with a red sugared rim on the glass.

BLAZES OF PASSION (by Hollynd Hatcher)

  • Goldschlager
  • Passion fruit juice

Serve over ice or frozen as a daiquiri. Garnish with an edible gold flake. A golden-yellow colored drink with a cinnamon taste and a tart, sweet undertone.

The LEGAL BRIEF (by LuAnn Anglo)

  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
  • 3 parts diet cola
  • Cherries

Mix vodka and diet cola over ice. Add cherries as a garnish.

PARALEGAL SPLIT (by Laura Akers Collins)

  • banana liqueur
  • Irish cream
  • strawberry liqueur

Drizzle/swirl the chocolate in the drink when serving it.

MISCELLANEOUS FUN STUFF

Author Josie Matthews and a friend of mine from high school also thought it would be fun for JBlaze to bootleg her own “Blazin’ Heat Moonshine” and serve shots at TERRA. According to Josie, “moonshine is homemade whiskey…corn is sprouted, then mashed and fermented, and then distilled and aged into homemade whiskey. It’s really good and reeeeaaally potent. Some people even do flavors.”

My high school friend (who shall remain anonymous! 😀 ) related a fun story about this bootleg spirit:  “I actually have experience with moonshine—at least in Minnesota. Most public places will not let you bring in homemade liquor. My dad made a bunch of wedding schnapps for my wedding reception. My brothers were going around giving people shots, and the woman who owned the place we’d rented said they couldn’t do that or she could lose her liquor license. So they started dragging people out to the trunk of my dad’s car and serving them shots there. Yes…just a few blocks down the street from the Governor’s Mansion! I wouldn’t go out because I could only imagine what kind of attention I’d draw standing in the street in a wedding dress taking shots out of the trunk of a car!”

LOLOL! Sound like something you’d try? What about any of the other drinks? Cheers everyone!