Here are a few inventive summer cocktails sure to liven up anyone's night...um...or morning..lol
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Espolón Tequila Reposado .5 oz Frangelico .5 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Chile Piquin-Cinnamon Syrup 2 dashes of Wormwood Bitters Directions: Shake ingredients together. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish lemon twist.
Ingredients: 4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth 1/2 oz Benedictine 1/4 oz Chambord Liqueur 1 Rinse Green Chartreuse 2 Dashes Regans Orange Bitters Top with soda Directions: Add all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass except for the green Chartreuse. Stir for 20 seconds. Rinse a glass with the green Chartreuse and strain the mixing glass into the coupe.
Candy Apple Martini
Ingredients: 2 oz. Belvedere Citrus 3 oz. Pressed Apple juice .5 oz. Lemon Juice .5 oz. Home-made Toffee Syrup Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice. *Homemade toffee syrup Place a handful of toffee in the bottom of a saucepan. Add half a cup of warm water. Apply a gentle heat and stir until the toffee dissolved. Allow to cool.
Ingredients: 3 oz Blue Ice Vodka 1½ oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur ½ oz White Cream de Cacao Several chunks of milk chocolate Directions: Add vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and White Cream De Cacao into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a toothpick of milk chocolate chunks.
Cactus Pear Margarita
2 oz. tequila 1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec 1 oz. cactus pear syrup 1/2 oz. lime juice Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass with a salted rim, and garnish with lime or fruit juices.
Remember Last Summer
1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia - 1 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur - 1 oz. pineapple juice - 1/2 oz. coconut cream - Shredded coconut Mix all ingredients except shredded coconut in a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a glass. Garnish with coconut.
Amore Vietato (Forbidden Love)
- 2 oz. Hendricks gin - 1 oz. blood orange juice - Dash simple syrup, 2 strawberries - 4 slices of cucumber Muddle fruit with simple syrup, add gin and blood orange juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts.
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