Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Friday!! Christmas Eve- Mega Drinks Special!

 I wanted to do a special Drinks post for this Christmas Eve.

Here we go!

I did a nice mix of everything, rum, vodka,cognac,wine........enjoy!

First for the kids a non alcholic drink

Pineapple Ginger Ale
1 12 ounce can of ginger ale
11/2 cups pineapple juice
4 pieces of fresh pineapple,cut into triangles.

In a pitcher combine the ginger ale and pineapple juice.
Serve over ice with a piece of pineapple and a cherry.

You may add rum for adults after serving kids.

Simple Syrup Recipe
Equal parts sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved, in a saucepan over medium heat.

Goombay Smash

1-1/4 ounces Dark Rum
3/4 ounce Coconut Rum
3 ounces pineapple juice
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce triple sec
Dash of Simple syrup
Cherry,Lemon slice for garnish

Shake well with ice. Strain into a tall glass with crushed ice. Garnish with cherry and lemon slice.

Ice Wine- Try Casa Larga 2004 Fiori delle Stelle
or  Neige by la Face Cachee de la Pomme.

American 75

1 oz blood orange juice
1 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 simple syrup
Sparkling White Wine

Add the first four ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake,then strain into a champagne flute and top with a splash of sparkling wine.

For those in chilly climes, this will warm you up!

Safe Harbor

1/2 oz Cognac
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz ruby port
Lemon for a twist

Shake ingredients together five to six times in a shaker with ice. Serve with the lemon twisted on the glass.


Barbera 'd Asti Ca di Pian La Spinetta 2006- only $23.00!
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La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2006

Ginger Peach Cooler

In a pitcher combine 3 cups ginger ale
1/2 cup peach nectar
2 thinly sliced ripe peaches
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons of vodka to each serving.

serve over ice.

Tequila Grapefruit Splash(punch)- requires advance preparation.

In a large bowl

2 quarts fresh pink grapefruit juice
1 liter tequila
3/4 cup Campari
1/4 cup triple Sec
Refrigerate for up to hours. Just before serving, add 2 liters black cherry soda. Serve over ice.

Bourbon Ginger Snap(punch)- requires advance freezing.

In a large saucepan

1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup honey
3 ince piece of fresh ginger( peeled and sliced)
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain into a large bowl and let cool.
Add 6 cups of fresh orange juice,2 cups pear nectar
1 liter bourbon
2 lemons( sliced thin)
Refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
Serve over ice.



Laurent Perrier Brut Cuvee Rose

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Laurent-Perrier Champagne Cuvee Rose Brut

Classic Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube soaked with 2 dashes of bitters
Place cube in Champagne flute
add Champagne

Orange and Lillet Cocktail

2 cups chilled white Lillet(French Aperitif Wine, wine and citurs mix) Lillet link

2 cups chilled vodka
1 cup orange flavored liqeur
1 cup chilled orange juice
2 tsp lemon juice
1 bottle chilled ProseccoLink to Purchase
Orange slices for garnish

In a large pitcher, combine Lillet,vodka,liqeur,orange and lemon juices. Chill until ready to serve. Just before serving add Prosecco. Pour into ice filled glassses and garnish with thin orange slices.

Island Girl

In a large pitcher

1 cup packed mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lime juice
3 cups pomegrante juice
4 cups each dark rum and club soda

Serve over ice with lime slices

On the Rocks

Grand Marnier

Meyer Lemon Collins

11/2 vodka
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice( meyer lemons first option)
Club Soda
Small edible Flowers

Combine vodka syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top off with Club Soda. Add flowers if needed.

Peppermint Stripe

Pour 1/2 ounce Creme De Cacao into a shooter glass.
Pour in 1/2 ounce Creme De Menthe over the back of a sppon to form a separate layer.
Top with 1/2 ounce Irish Cream liqeur in the same manner.

Shirley Temple Punch(for everyone!)- Add Rum if you like

Mix 5 cups of ginger ale, 2 cups of orange juice and 1/3 cup Grenadine in a punch bowl. Add sliced oranges and cherries, serve over  ice.

Remember to please drink responsibly, Happy and Safe Holidays to all of you.

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