Summer Cocktails to Love!
I'm a social drinker. Well, I guess most people are, right? I like to hold a cocktail in my hand while I mingle at events, or have it in front of me to sip on to extend conversations with friends, but other than a glass (or two) of wine at home I'm not a very big drinker.
I like my drinks fruity. fresh and delicious - almost like a refreshing slushee. so when I had a "large" bowl - yes, bowl - of passion fruit margarita in Cancun a couple weeks ago, I wasn't sure if I should be excited or mortified. In the occasion of Cinco de Mayo, and because I miss Mexico, here are a few margarita recipes I love.
1. Passion Fruit Margarita
> 1 cup tequila
> 1 cup passion fruit nectar
> 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
> 2 tsp superfine sugar
> pinch of salt
Combine tequila, passion fruit nectar, liqueur and superfine sugar with a pinch of salt in shaker. shake well, then pour into 4 short glasses with crushed ice.
2. Pina Colada
> 6-7 pineapple chunks
> 1 tsp sugar
> 1 tbsp coconut cream
> 50ml Bacardi Carta Blanco
> 50ml fresh pineapple juice slushee
Place all ingredients intoblender (excluding garnish) and blend until consistency is smooth. Pour into a chilled (frozen is preferable) glass and then garnish.
3. Grey Goose Femme Fatale
This cocktail has been the best I have ever had. So far, nothing has been comparable. Absolutely delicious. And the name says it all *wink*
> 1 3/4 parts Grey Goose® Original
> 1/3 parts Gancia Americano
> 1/3 parts Lychee Juice
> 1/2 parts raspberry Puree
> 1/3 parts Chambord®
> 2 drops rose water
> 1/2 Lemon Juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the glass with ice.
If available, garnish with a black rose.
you can make your own rose water by boiling rose petals for 45 minutes with water and then strain the contents into a jar. Varying the rose petals to the water gives you full control over preferred taste.
4. Rosemary Gin & Tonic
> 3 sprigs rosemary
> 4 oz tonic water
> 2 oz gin
Shake the gin and the tonic in a shaker. Adding cucumber gives it a refreshing taste. Adding the rosemary into the mix elevates the herbal notes in the gin.
Try these recipes out on your own and let me know what you though of them! Feel free to leave a comment and to offer suggestions on what you're favorite cocktail recipe is! I would love to try them out!