Blueberry Limoncello Cooler

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Ingredients:
– 1 500ml bottle of limoncello
– 1 cup sparkling water (or tonic water), chilled
– 1 cup fresh blueberries
– Mint sprigs for garnish
– Crushed ice

Steps:
(1) In a large pitcher, combined the limoncello, sparkling water, and blueberries, and give it all a good stir.
(2) Fill a highball or other drinking glass with ice, then fill to the brim with the limoncello mixture.
(3) Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy immediately.

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Red, White and Blue Sangria

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Ingredients:

2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

Tips:

*To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool. Now it’s simple syrup!
*Use fresh fruit for this recipe. Frozen just won’t be great.
*To make star-shaped pineapple pieces, cut long & wide pieces of pineapple off the side of the fresh fruit. use a star cutter to cut shapes.

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Strawberry Mango Mojito

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Recipe
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 medium strawberries, hulled and diced
1/4 cup mint leaves, ripped
4 ounces mango rum
7.5 ounces Sprite

Using a mortar and pestle (or a bowl and spoon), mash together the strawberries, sugar, and mint.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes so the strawberries release juice.

Divide this mixture into two rocks glasses. Divide the rum and sprite between the glasses. Stir and add ice.

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

Ingredients:

1 pint of dark chocolate ice cream
4 ounces of bourbon
2 bottles of cherry soda

Directions:

Fill glasses with ice cream.

Pour in 1-2 shots of bourbon (or lots more).

Pour in soda.

Drink. Enjoy!

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Frozen Cherry Mojitos

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Frozen Cherry Mojitos

1 pound bag frozen pitted cherries
3 cups crushed ice, plus extra to serve if desired
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup white rum
Lime Simple Syrup, recipe follows
Lime wedges and fresh cherries, for garnish

Lime Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 limes, juiced and zested

Directions:

1. Place the frozen cherries, ice, mint, rum, and lime simple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and top with crushed ice. Garnish with lime wedges and cherries.

Lime Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, lime juice, and lime zest over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature minutes before using. If making in advance, store in a sealed container within the refrigerator.

Notes:

– Not a fan of rum, give vodka a try. Not a fan of alcohol period? These were incredibly delicious without the alcohol.
– Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Tequila Sundowner

You have just exchanged vows.. the sun is beginning to set…. time to toast the newlyweds, perfect signature cocktail to enjoy as the sunsets, a Tequila Sundowner!

Ingredients (per serving):
30 ml – 1 oz. pomegranate juice
45 ml – 1 1/2 oz. Tequila
10 ml – 4 oz. fresh orange juice
Ice

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the Tequila and the orange juice and stir. Slowly pour in the pomegranate juice and let it settle. Before serving gently stir it once to create the sundown effect.

Decorate with orange peel and some pomegranate seeds.

Recipe Courtesy of manumenus.com

Signature Cocktail Friday ~ The Pink Bikini

It was love at first sight!!  A coconut filled with a pink tropical libation.  Presentation as always indicated is a BIG plus, this cocktail delivers from the glass (lack thereof) and the color it is sure to wow!

Amp up the cool factor, serve frozen!

Coastal Living Magazine featured this recipe, ok so this is one of 15 Coconut Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1.75-liter) bottle raspberry lemonade (we used Simply Lemonade) $
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut rum
  • 1 cup amaretto liqueur

Preparation

  1. Combine raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, and amaretto liqueur in a large pitcher. Stir well, and serve over ice.

Julia Rutland, Coastal Living
APRIL 2010