Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday

We are doing a special edition of Beverage Tuesday this week. We are celebrating tonight's Mardi Gras celebrations with some themed cocktails.
Mardi Gras Martini3 ounces Absolut Citron Vodka
Glass Coated with Chambord
Lemon Twist

Pour the chilled Vodka into a chilled martini glass coated in Chambord and serve with a twist of lemon.

To coat the martini glass or rocks glass with Chambord, pour Chambord into the glass, swirl around the glass until coated (to your liking), pour out any remaining Chambord.

1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
grapefruit juice
pineapple juice

Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve.
Mardi Gras Flasher
2 oz dark rum
6 oz ginger ale
1 tsp grenadine syrup

Stir ingredients together in a highball glass with/without ice. Add more grenadine if desired, stir again and serve.
Creole2 oz Light Rum
3 oz Beef Bouillon
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper
1 dash Tabasco Sauce
Lemon Wedge

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.
Have fun tonight and don't over do it. Promply at midnight the streets close in New Orleans since lent starts tomorrow.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beverage Monday

Love Cocktails

Today we are featuring Love cocktails, since we all know what next Sunday is....

Wild Passionate Love
1 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
Fill with pineapple juice

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake & strain into Cocktail Glass

Love in a Glass
1/2 oz Grey Goose® vodka
1 1/2 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
2 dashes Amaretto Di Saronno® liqueur
1 oz sweet and sour mix

Pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with with ice. Shake and strain into two Cocktail Glasses. Great for couples.

Love Byte
1 oz Bacardi® gold rum
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz Amaretto Di Saronno® liqueur
1 oz Malibu® pineapple rum
3 oz pineapple juice
1 oz grenadine syrup

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour the contents into a highball glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.



Monday, February 1, 2010

Beverage Monday

Since this coming Sunday is the BIG day why not celebrate with some drinks named after the cities that are sending their teams there and the city that is hosting the event.

Hurricane, New Orleans Style
1 oz white rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
3 oz orange juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
crushed ice

Combine all ingredients, mix well (shake or stir). Pour over crushed ice in a Hurricane Glass. Best enjoyed through a small straw. Garnish with fruit wedge if desired.

Indy Car
1 oz apricot brandy
1 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz passion-fruit juice
3 oz lemon-lime soda

Pour the ingredients in order into an ice-filled Highball Glass, and serve.

Miami Beach
1 oz vodka
1 oz 1800® Tequila
1 oz rum
1 oz gin
1 oz triple sec
1 oz sweet and sour mix
1 splash peach schnapps

Mix ingredients together, over ice, in a Collins Glass. Pour into a shaker. Shake a couple times and pour ingredients back into glass. Garnish with lemon.