Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Blue Ocean

Looking for something Blue?

Nothing says blue like  a Blue Ocean Signature Cocktail!

Blue-Ocean-cocktail

This is the classic tropical cocktail, a spectacular bright blue, a hint of sweet and sour and a it has a bit of a kick.  Perfectly suited to sipping by the pool or on the beach as the sun goes down.  It also has that color that make it perfect to dress up with paper umbrellas, wax flowers or wedges of fruit on the side.  You really can’t over dress this drink.  The recipe is easy to scale up but do be careful as it is pretty strong.  You could also lower the alcohol a bit by increasing the amount of grapefruit juice, but you would want to also increase the syrup to balance the sweet and sour elements.  You may also want to add a little more blue curacao.  This would allow you to fill a small brandy balloon that you could savor as you unwind.

Ingredients:

1 oz. vodka

1/2 oz. blue curacao

1/3 oz. grapefruit juice

1-2 splashes simple syrup

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice; shake, then strain and serve either straight up in a martini glass or over ice. Garnish with an orange slice & tropical flowe

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Stars and Straws

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1-1/2 parts Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon vodka
Splash of DeKuyper triple sec
Splash of diet lemon-lime soda
Raspberries or lemon slice for garnish

Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Top with diet-lime soda.

Garnish with raspberries and a lemon

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Friday ~ Signature Cocktail Day

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Autumn Punch ~ Signature Cocktail Friday

Ingredients
teaspoons whole cloves
1/2 of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
64 ounce bottle apple-cranberry juice
medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
1  750 milliliter bottle Gewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine
*Ice cubes
Directions
1.Place cloves and vanilla bean in center of a double-thick 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners of cloth together; tie closed with clean string. Pour apple-cranberry juice into a large container or pitcher. Add plums and spice bag. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
2.Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Stir in Gewurztraminer. Serve beverage and plum slices over ice. (Or omit the ice and heat the juice mixture and wine in a 4-quart Dutch oven until hot. Serve in heatproof mugs.) Makes 10 to 12 servingVariation
*Nonalcoholic Option: Substitute two 12-ounce cans chilled ginger ale for the Gewurztraminer, and serve over ice
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Autumn Punch and Photo, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine,

Signature Cocktail Friday Chocolate Pink Passion Martinis

These cocktails speak of love and passion.  The perfect signature cocktail  for a Valentines Day Destination Wedding.

Recipe via YumSugar.com

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2 oz. base spirit (vodka, light rum or brandy)
1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz white creme de cacao
chocolate syrup to coat rim of martini glass

  1. Coat rim of martini glass with syrup.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Celebrate the one you love this weekend, try out this Chocolate Pink Passion Martinis.

Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Frozen Melon Margarita Popsicles

You have exchange vows the champagne is popped, time to cool your guests off, these Melon Pops will make a big statement while delivering some cool relief from the warm sun.

For a zingy combo of cool and hot, serve peppery nasturtiums to add some spice between bites.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2010

  • YieldServes 4 to 6
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 8 ounces cantaloupe, rinds removed
  • 8 ounces watermelon, rinds removed
  • Nasturtiums (melissas.com), optional

Directions

  1. Stir together tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and coarse salt in a large bowl. Cut cantaloupe and watermelon into wedges. Soak in tequila mixture for 15 minutes. Insert ice-pop sticks into wedges. Freeze on a rack-lined baking sheet for 1 hour. Serve with nasturtiums