Friday, January 2, 2009

Cocktails - Appletini, Ocean Breeze, Mojito, Raspberry Creme, Pomegranate Champagne

Just a small sample of my favorite cocktails that are consistent favorites at our yearly cocktail party.



Appletini
1 oz Shakka Apple Liqueur
2 oz Apple Juice
1 oz Smirnoff Apple

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass
optional: Garnish with apple cubes or slices

Ocean Breeze
1.25 oz Malibu rum
.75 oz Curacao
.5 oz Orange juice
.5 oz Pineapple juice

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass
optional: Garnish with an orange slice or pineapple spear

Mojito
3 oz Light rum
Juice of 1 Lime (1 oz)
2 tsp Sugar
2 Mint sprigs, crushed in glass to release flavor
Soda water
Muddle mint and sugar together into shaker with a splash of soda water
Add remain ingredients, shake with ice
Strain into highball glass
optional: Rim glass (dip in lime juice, then sugar) and garnish with a mint sprig

Raspberry Creme
1 oz Chambord
1 oz cream
1 oz creme brulee liquer (Just Desserts)

Shake with ice, strain into martini glass
optional: Garnish with White Chocolate shavings, or a raspberry

A personal favorite:
Pomegranate Champagne
2 oz champagne
1 oz pomegranate juice
0.5 oz orange liquer: Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1/2 tsp simple syrup

Shake orange liquer, pomegranate juice and simple syrup with ice, strain into champagne glass
Pour in champagne and stir gently
optional: Garnish with pomegranate arils

4 comments:

Becca said...

And B-52's or whatever those were... yup, these are all good ones! PB&J.. ok for the first sipper or two. :) We'll have to see what new yummies we can come up with by next November!

Barbara said...

Yeah I'd have to ask Brian how to make those again...

your sister said...

next time you come to SF, we're going to the Lush Lounge on Polk. Dessert in a cup baby. mm. mm. mmm.

Barbara said...

I'm so up for that! :)