Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrate Independence Day in Style!

Celebrate Independence Day in Style!

This year, step away from the ordinary beverage of choice—July 4th is the largest beer consuming holiday in America—and create fun and festive cocktails for adults and mocktails that partyers of all ages can enjoy!

Red, White and Blueberry
Created by Lee Anne Wong
Serves 3
 
Ingredients

¼ part lime juice, freshly squeezed and strained
¼ part lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained
½ part orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained
4 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 part simple syrup
4 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Assorted berries: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
Splash club soda

Method


Combine the juices, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a large shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into 3 tall glasses over ice and add a splash of soda. Cut berries and mint leaves as garnish. Serve immediately.

Pisco Fireworks

Ingredients


1 part Portón
1 part of Drambuie
¼ part of Campari
¼ part lime juice

Method


Combine and chill all ingredients. Serve in a martini glass with an orange wedge and twist of lime.

The Summer Escape
Image: Linda Bergonia/FollowSpot Media 

Ingredients

2 parts Tequila Avión Reposado
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
4 One-Inch Cubes Fresh Watermelon
Squeeze Agave Nectar

Method

Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish as desired.

And for the kids…

American Mockarita


Ingredients

1 SLAP FROZEN Energy Strawberry-Frost

Method

Empty one frozen SLAP FROZEN Energy pouch into a margarita glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Raspberries and Cream


In my obsession with Chambord, I wanted needed to try a creamy version of the deliciousness of my new found love. I was seeking the more delicate side. Not that Chambord isn't delicate as is...but adding cream to anything just makes it more so. In the presences of this sweet, innocent looking cocktail you'll feel young again as it is, in my opinion, the perfect dessert drink. But be careful, because it sneaks up ya. You're dealing with a wolf in sheep's clothing.

1/2  - 1 oz spiced rum (depending on your personal tolerance)
3/4 oz Chambord
3 oz Raspberry mix (2/3 cup pureed frozen raspberries mixed with 1 cup simple syrup)
2 oz heavy cream
Fresh raspberries to garnish

Combine and serve

Oh...and if you're mind is fast forwarding and you're wondering about Strawberries and Cream? Ya...it's just as good. Although I don't have strawberry liqueur...that's my next mission.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Chambord Lemonade


I have been introduced to the new love of my life....CHAMBORD! The deliciously fantastic raspberry liqueur. If you're ever looking for that true raspberry taste in your drink, look no further.

Chambord Lemonade

1 shot Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
1 shot fresh lemon juice
1 shot vodka
1 shot simple syrup
2 shots Sprite (or other lemon/lime soda)
Lemon slice to garnish

Mix together the first 4 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake to chill, pour into glass and top with Sprite. Garnish with lemon slice.