Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Drink Recipes

Every Summer and every summer party should include fresh fruity drinks and delicious cocktails! Check out the recipes to some of my favorites below:

Italian Margarita
  • 1 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 2 oz sweet and sour
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain in a chilled margarita or martini glass and garnish with a lime.

Playful Pina (non-alcoholic)
from backyard bartender
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 1/3 cup fresh berries
  • 1 cup crushed ice
Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth and serve into a margarita or wine glass. Add a mango or pineapple slice for garnish.

from backyard bartender
  • 1 oz orange flavored vodka
  • 1 oz peach or apricot nectar
  • 3 oz dry champagne or sparkling wine
Mix vodka and nectar in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Strain into a chilled flute glass and top with cold champagne. Stir once and add a fresh raspberry or peach slice for garnish.

The Lawn Mower
  • 1 cup ripe honeydew melon, diced
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cold dry champagne or sparkling wine
Puree melon in a blender adding 1-2 tbsp water if necessary. Press melon mixture through a strainer into cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, cointreau, lime juice and mint. Shake. Strain mixture into chilled martini glass or flute and top with champagne. Stir once and garnish with a skewer of melon and mint leaves.

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