Sorry for the delay, ladies. School and work suck!
Sour Cherry Cocktail:
2 parts Vodka
3 parts sour cherry juice (or muttled sour cherries)
Splash of Cointreau
1 lime ice cube
1 regular ice cube
In shaker…give a few jiggles…and voila…Sour Cherry Cocktail
Pineapple Rosemary Cocktail (this is Simon’s creation and I think it varies with each time….)
2 parts Vodka (sometimes we make pinepple vodka by steeping some fruit overnight)
3 parts Pineapple Juice (if not using pineapple vodka)
small sprig of rosemary
a splash of Voss or other sparkling water
ca-ching…refreshing summer cooler…If you use pineapple vodka…sub some simple syrup for the pineapple juice part.
This one we use ALOT!
1 lemon wedge
1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for rims
1 3/4 cups whiskey
3/4 cup kirsch
1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 4 to 5 lemons)
4 dashes bitters
6 cups small ice cubes, plus more for glasses
Serve over ice with twist.
1 1/2 cups sugar ( use superfine)
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup vodka or gin ( i like vodka)
bunch of fresh sprigs of thyme
Make simple syrup with sugar, thyme and 1 cup water.
Add lemon juice, vodka and 6 cups water…chill and serve. Garnish with thyme sprigs.
Cucumber Mint Cocktail
2 cucumbers ( I like English…)
fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
1/2 cup vodka
2 tbsp Cointreau
Peel, core and whiz cucumber into pulp. Strain juice. Mix it all together in shaker w/ ice…serve over crushed ice with cucumber garnish. yum.
Strawberry Basil Martini
3 strawberries, plus 1 thin slice of strawberry for garnish
3 basil leaves
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 ounce gin, preferably Tanqueray No. Ten
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Muddle berries, basil and simple syrup. Add the rest of the liquid to shaker…jiggle and pour.
Some of these recipes come from my MIL…some I’ve just made up and some I’ve pilfered from local restaurants in PHX and Vegas….anyway you look at it…they’re tasty…