Looking for a New Year’s Eve party cocktail?

Here is a fun, festive martini – The Blue Snowflake

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Ingredients:
Malibu Rum*
Cream of coconut
Pineapple juice
Blue Curacao
Sambuca, white
Coconut flakes (for rimming glass)

RimĀ chilled martini glass:
Squeeze dollop of coconut cream in center of plate
place generous amount of coconut flakes on a separate plate
Hold glass by stem, tilt and dip rim in coconut cream, spin until edge is well coated
Then, use same technique and drag rim slowly thru coconut flakes, until well coated

In a cocktail shaker:**
Fill 1/4 with ice cubes
3oz Malibu rum
1oz pineapple juice
1 tsp cream of coconut
1/2 oz blue Curacao
Dash of sambuca (too much will overtake the drink)
Shake well and pour, with the ice, into martini glass

Enjoy!
Amy

*coconut flavored vodka can be used instead
**you can turn the martini into a frozen version, just by blending it

December 2014 Drink of the Month

Just in time for Christmas (yup, I said “Christmas”)…

The CANDYCANE MARTINI

This martini is quick and easy and sure to be a hit!

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Ingredients:
Peppermint liquer
Light Cream
Sambuca, white
Candy cane
Red raspberry syrup (schmukers plate scrapers brand works best)

Prep martini glass with raspberry syrup. Place tip of syrup bottle in bottom of glass and with slow even pressure squeeze as you swirl up to the rim.

Starting from rim to base causes syrup to run and streak glass.

Steps:
1) fill cocktail shaker with ice
2) add 3.5oz peppermint liquer, 1oz cream, 3 drops sambuca
3) shake vigorously until well chilled
4) strain into martini glass
5) garnish with candy cane
6) ENJOY

Come visit me at The Horseshoe Grille – I’ll make one for you.

JULY 2014 DRINK OF THE MONTH

 

Summer time drinks should be refreshing and thirst quenching.
This drink does just that. But beware, it is easy to drink thru each one fast and furious!

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BERRY BUBBLER

2oz Vodka
3 Lemon Wheels, thinnly sliced
8 Raspberries
2tsps Granulated Sugar
Soda Water, I used flavored (mixed berry)

Drop berries, sugar and lemon wheels in glass
Muddle well, making sure berries are well mashed
Add Vodka
Pack on the ice
Shake, Shake, Shake
Now top with soda water and ENJOY!

Play around with the recipe. Use a variety of fresh berries or melon. Swap in lime for lemon. Swap in silver tequila for vodka.

Have fun in the sun!
Xo,
Amy

Blackberry Simple Syrup

imageA staple for your summer cocktails

12oz fresh blackberries

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

3/4cp water

1/4 cp + a pinch of granulated sugar

bring to boil, then simmer 25mins, stir gently every so often

let cool, then strain into bowl using wire tight mesh sieve, gently press til all juice is through

will hold in fridge for a week

 

 

White Cucumber Melon Sangria

White Cucumber Melon Sangria

ReFRESHing!

1.5 Liters Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 cp honey
1 small honeydew melon (seeded and sliced)
1 seedless cucumber (sliced into wheels)
2 limes (sliced into wheels)
24 fresh mint leaves

Place melon, cucumber, limes, mint in container
Add honey, gently mix with wooden spoon
Add wine last, gently stir with wooden spoon
Refrigerate overnight

Use in the first 48 hours