Friday Signature Cocktail Day ~ Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

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Recipe

Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 12 mint leaves
  • juice of one lime, about 2 tablespoons
  • 3 ounces good rum
  • juice of one grapefruit
  • 1 cup ice, broken into large cubes
  • about ⅓ cup champagne, club soda or tonic can be substituted
Instructions
  1. I like to juice the lime and grapefruit, then cut them into wedges and muddle.
  2. To a shaker add grapefruit juice and wedges, mint, agave, ice, lime juice and lime wedges.
  3. Muddle crushing to release flavors.
  4. Add rum and shake. (do not add carbonated beverage)
  5. Spoon out the grapefruit and lime wedges.
  6. Fill 8 to 10 ounce glasses with ice and pour half full with grapefruit/mint mixture. Finish filling glass with champagne and stir to combine.
  7. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and mint stem

Resource

Recipe Author, Paula Jones, via Call Me PMC

Destination Wedding Signature Cocktail Friday ~ The Lava Flow

This recipe was found on a Squidoo lense,  Lua Summer Party Ideas 

I am all about the visual impact of the Signature Cocktail, much more so then the taste ( the shame…) this one is not only visually stunning but delicious too.

Best part of Signature Cocktails = Fun Destination Wedding Homework!

Enjoy!

Lava Flow Recipe

There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum. When Malibu® coconut rum is unavilable you can use 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream.

Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook Time: 05 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

* 1 oz. light rum
* 1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
* 2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
* 1 small banana
* 2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
* 2 oz. coconut cream

Preparation:

Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender to form a smooth paste. Pour this mixture into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Rinse the blender. Blend the banana, the coconut cream, and the pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth.

Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and paper umbrella.

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