21 and Over
For all you designated drinkers, here are some summer must-haves at your poolside party. Donďż˝t forget, you can also add a kick to any of our other drink recipes by adding a jigger of your favorite alcohol, such as rum or vodka.
2oz. Coconut Rum (Malibu rum works great)
Splash of Orange Juice
Dash of Grenadine
Shake all ingredients in a shaker and serve in a tall glass. Makes one serving.
The trick to any martini is to pre chill the vermouth, gin, shaker and glass in freezer and to ďż˝shakeďż˝ not ďż˝stirďż˝ the mixture.
Shake all ingredients together and pour into chilled martini glass. For an added twist try twisting an orange peel above the glass to create a ďż˝sweet martiniďż˝ or add 1/2oz.of sweet vermouth to create same effect. For chocolate lovers, add 3/4oz.Godiva Chocolate Liqueur shake and serve. Makes one serving.
Old Fashioned Margarita
6 oz. Cuervo (or any other tequila of choice)
2 oz. Triple Sec
Dash of Sour Mix and Lime Juice
Blend with ice, serve on the rocks or strain into salt rimmed glass. Garnish with lime wedge. For added flavor, add 8 oz. frozen strawberries to alcohol blend until smooth and serve in chilled glasses. Other alternatives include adding apple schnapps, raspberry liquor or melon liquor. Add just one of a combination of liquors to create an explosion of flavors. Makes 1 serving.
2/3c. Lemon Juice
1/3c. Orange Juice
1 Bottle Dry Red Wine
Strain juices in to pitcher and stir until sugar has dissolved. Stir in wine and add ice. Garnish with orange slices. Makes 2 servings.
Sparkling Citrus Punch
1can.Frozen Tangerine or Orange Juice Concentrate
1can.Frozen Grape Juice Concentrate
1Bottle Sparkling Water
750ml. Bacardi Carta Blanca (light-dry)Rum
In a punch bowl, mix all ingredients. Chill for two hours stirring occasionally. Serve over chilled ice. A popular ingredient to add once the punch has been chilled for a couple of hours is a 2 liter bottle of chilled club soda. Makes 8 servings.
Watermelon Cooler Syrup
2c. Seeded Watermelon Chunks
1/4c. Fresh Lime Juice
Boil water and add sugar. Stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Cover and let chill until ready to use. In a blender puree watermelon chunks until smooth and stir in 1/4c. syrup, vodka and lime juice. For added taste one can also include 1/4c. Triple Sec and blend with all ingredients