Posts tagged Cocktails
Posts tagged Cocktails
Think Kir Royale and trade out the champagne for Prosecco, throw in some blackberries with a splash of lime, some zest and you have a Sunday brunch cocktail re-fashioned into an any-day-of-the-week popsicle treat.
Makes 12 2.5oz popsicles
20 oz Prosecco
1/3 cup of blackberries
4 oz crème de cassis
Splash of fresh lime juice
2 pinches of lime zest
1. Place blackberries in a bowl and pour crème de cassis on top and toss to coat. Using a muddler or a rounded blunt end of a kitchen tool, crush berries into the crème de cassis. Add lime juice and zest, toss to combine.
2. Measure out approximately 1 teaspoon of berry mixture into bottom of your chosen popsicle form and pour Prosecco on top.
3. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight.
A few notes:
1. Do not remove from freezer until ready to serve, or plate over crushed ice as the carbonation in the Prosecco creates tiny air pockets that will make the popsicles melt faster.
2. Cordial glasses were used for the popsicles in the picture, but any form will work.
If you’re hosting a bridal shower this spring, you can impress your guests with these pretty, easy-to-make cocktails!
Combine ingredients with ice and stir. Strain to a chilled martini glass that is rimmed with red sugar crystals. Garnish with an edible flower petal.
Shake Frangelico and SKYY Infusions Ginger Vodka with ice and strain into a tall glass. Fill with ice, top with lemonade and garnish with a sugared lemon wedge.
Add a citrus twist on top for garnish.
Guest Blog: Erin Souder
It’s no secret that I love gold, and you know I could use a good cocktail on a Friday. I made these little gold confetti tumblers after seeing so many similar versions in the market. These aren’t too intense, but are pretty easy and are oh-so-cute!
Fill them up with a little pomegranate juice, some Zonin prosecco, and basil and you’ve got yourself a perfect treat.
ONE tape off the bottom of a glass with blue painters tape and stick some dots onto the bottom, more concentrated at the top and less concentrated toward the bottom.
TWO cover the top of the glass with a sandwich bag and tape it down on the same tapeline as before.
THREE spray paint the bottom of the glass with a bright gold spray paint.
FOUR using a gold leaf pen, carry the dot motif up onto the top of the glass. More concentrated at the bottom and sparse toward the top.
I think they’re so fun and sure do look festive for spring, right? Grab just a few ingredients, have a cocktail and Happy Friday!
So, as a disclaimer, I am using spray paint on food and beverage item which isn’t recommended for food contact. I felt like being on the outside of the glass I was comfortable with that, but if you’re not, please use your discretion.
* Photos & Design by House of Ernest
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Infused Vodka
Once vodka has been infused, strain into a clean mason jar using a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth. Store in a cool place or in the freezer.
To prepare the martini, combine infused vodka, Hershey’s chocolate syrup and milk in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake for 30-40 seconds and pour into two small martini glasses.
Garnish with Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Keep in mind that to make this “candy-like” martini you’ll be infusing your own vodka, so there is a week of planning ahead that you’ll have to do. —It’s totally worth it!
*Special Thanks to Daydreamer Desserts for this delicious recipe
Whether you’re in search of a signature cocktail for your Fall bridal shower and wedding or just looking for some fun drink ideas for a get together with your bridesmaids, here is a list of delicious Autumn themed beverages that just may be the perfect fit!
These drinks would be perfect to serve for a ladies night with your bridesmaids, at an engagement party, bridal shower … or even at your Fall wedding!
Spiked punches are a great drink idea for weddings. They are flavorful and easy to make in large quantities, and they look elegant when displayed in pretty punch bowls— and this rosé punch is no exception. The rosé wine (the base of this recipe) has bold strawberry and raspberry flavors and a sweet rose petal aroma. It tastes absolutely delicious when paired with the cocktail’s sparkling lemonade and Chambord.
4 peaches, sliced
1 bottle (750 ml) rose wine, chilled
2 cups sparkling lemonade (recommend Lorina lemonade), chilled
2 tablespoons black-raspberry liqueur (recommend Chambord)
Directions: Place half the peach slices in ice cube trays, one slice per compartment; add water, and freeze. Mix wine, lemonade, and liqueur in punch bowl. Add peach slices and some of the peach ice cubes. To serve, place remaining peach ice cubes in cups, and ladle in the punch; garnish with raspberries.
* Photo Credit : Martha Stewart
Your reception menu is set and the cake design is picked. It’s time to focus on drinks. Add a personal touch to your bar menu by choosing a signature cocktail. Pick a drink that stars your favorite liquor, matches your color scheme, or just sounds delicious. A bonus for the budget-conscious: You can save on the drink tab by offering wine, beer, champagne, and just the signature cocktail, rather than a full bar.
Follow your first kiss as husband and wife with a delicious Cranberry Kiss. Spiced and sweet-tart, this Captain Morgan rum and cranberry cocktail gets a lift from a dash of collins mix.
Recipe: Cranberry Kiss
This drink is perfect for the chocolate-loving bride and groom (and guests!). Cîroc Vodka pairs with Godiva Original Liqueur to make a craveable cocktail.
Recipe: Godiva Chocolate Martini
Sangria, a punchlike concoction made with sweetened red wine and fresh fruit, is perfect for summer weddings. Have the bar prepare this celebratory variation, which includes champagne.
Recipe: Sparkling Sangria
Are your guests fans of tequila? Then they’ll love this drink enhanced with triple sec and a blend of juices.
Recipe: Cuervo Especial Oasis
Planning a winter wonderland wedding? Your signature cocktail should match the season. Try this delicious mix of Baileys Irish Cream and peppermint schnapps.
Recipe:Baileys Minty Mistletoe
Limeade gets an adult twist in this sweet-tart rum cocktail. The cool lime flavor will taste delicious during a warm summer evening reception.
With passion fruit-flavored vodka and a festive combination of fruit juices, this party punch crowd-pleaser stands out from the usual cocktail offerings.
Recipe:Smirnoff Passion Fruit Punch
This simple drink combines Baileys Original Irish Cream with raspberry-flavored vodka. Garnish each glass with a fresh raspberry to give it a wedding-appropriate decorative finish.
Recipe: Baileys Raspberry Martini
* Recipe & Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan.com
There’s nothing quite like welcoming guests to your wedding with a beautiful and delicious specialty drink. Here are three fun wedding cocktail recipes:
Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail
12 oz (1.5 cups) pear juice
6 oz vodka
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
vanilla sugar, for rim
1 cup ice, plus more to serve over
Mix pear juice and vodka in a pitcher or shaker. Split open the vanilla bean, and scrape the seeds into the juice and vodka. Add 1 cup ice, then give it a good shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over more ice and serve with sugared rim. Makes 4 drinks.
Cardamom Rose Cocktail:
1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin (this is a rose & cucumber infused gin)
.75 oz of Rose syrup (make at home with rose water and simple syrup or buy locally)
.25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz of Fresh grapefruit juice (ruby red preferably)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters (Peychaud is credited with first creating the cocktail)
1 Cardamom Pod
Peach Tom Collins
1/4 cup simple syrup*
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped ripe peaches, divided
1/2 cup peach-flavored vodka
1/2 cup club soda
2 peach slices
1. Mix simple syrup, lemon juice, 1/4 cup peaches, and about 1/2 cup ice in a cocktail shaker or plastic cup. Using the end of a wooden spoon, muddle mixture until peaches start to break up. Pour in vodka, cover shaker with top (or the cup with plastic wrap), and shake until blended.
2. Divide unstrained mixture between 2 tall glasses. Add half the remaining chopped peaches to each, then fill glasses with ice. Top each glass with 1/4 cup club soda and garnish with a peach slice.
*Find next to the cocktail mixes at a well-stocked beverage store.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per drink.