Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Summer Cocktails Meant To Tantalize And Keep You "Cool."

Summer time is coming up and here are a few lovely tipples to tip the degrees of heat in your favor. With a plethora of fresh components, some herbs, spices, bitters and good old muddled mayhem these cool cocktails will definitely refresh you on even the warmest of days. Enjoy!

Lets begin with the...

Green Lotus
1 1/2 oz. Vodka 
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice 
1 oz. Agave Nectar
6 Green Seedless Grapes 
Top with Soda Water 
Garnish: Single Green Grape on a Pick 
Prep: Muddle the grapes in a mixing tin. Add vodka, fresh lime juice and simple syrup into mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass over ice. Top with soda water.

Keep it refreshing with a delicious...

Summer Spritzer
1 1/2 oz. St. Germain
5 oz. Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 Fresh Orange
2 dashes of Regan's Orange Bitters
Soda Water

Garnish: Orange Wheel

Preparation: Squeeze the juice of half an orange into a large red wine glass. Pour the St. Germain and wine into the glass and add a couple dashes of Regan's Orange Bitters. Fill with ice and top with soda water. Stir before serving.

Add a little spice with a...

Watermelon Spice
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3-4 Chunks of Fresh Watermelon

Garnish: White Pepper Rim

Preparation: Muddle watermelon in a mixing tin. Add remaining ingredients with ice into the mixing tin. Shake and strain into a white pepper rimmed martini glass.

Finally, lets with a kiss...

Dragon's Kiss
2 oz. Grand Marnier 
¼ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 
¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice 
¼ oz. Fresh Orange Juice 
Dash of Fee Bros. Grapefruit Bitters 
Sprig of Fresh Mint 
Garnish: Mint Sprig 
Prep: Press 4-5 mint leaves into a mixing tin. Combine remaining ingredients into a mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. 

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