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Killer Cocktails

Celebrating the Beauty and Artistry of Cocktails, Beers, and Wines

Posts tagged cocktails:

Lemon Drop Vanilla Bean Martini
(Recipe)

Lemon Drop Vanilla Bean Martini

(Recipe)

This and a plate of tacos = perfect for right now.

This and a plate of tacos = perfect for right now.

(via mmmdelish)

lacuisine:

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Spritzer Recipe Makes 1 cocktail
1 ½ ounces Bourbon whiskey ½-1 cup strawberries, halved or sliced 6-8 basil leaves, torn, plus for garnish Sparkling water
Place the strawberries and basil in the bottom of a large glass.   Muddle with a large spoon and top with the whiskey.  Stir to combine and  fill the glass with ice cubes.  Top with sparkling water then garnish  with basil leaves.  Cheers!
Photo Credit: Lindsay Hunt

lacuisine:

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Spritzer Recipe
Makes 1 cocktail

1 ½ ounces Bourbon whiskey
½-1 cup strawberries, halved or sliced
6-8 basil leaves, torn, plus for garnish
Sparkling water

Place the strawberries and basil in the bottom of a large glass. Muddle with a large spoon and top with the whiskey. Stir to combine and fill the glass with ice cubes. Top with sparkling water then garnish with basil leaves. Cheers!

Photo Credit: Lindsay Hunt

fooddiaries:

Mango Bellini
This is a lovely, early summer alternative to the traditional (white peach) Bellini - and what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than with such a sunny cocktail?
This recipe really works best with a super-fragrant mango, such as the Alphonso from India (in season right now for a short time only!).
Peel, core and chop  2 small Alphonso mangoes. Puree in a blender to a smooth consistency (add a dash of water if too thick).
Spoon 1 tbs mango puree into the bottom of champagne flutes (4-6) and top with a bottle of Prosecco (or other sparkling white wine). 
Serves 4-6.

fooddiaries:

Mango Bellini

This is a lovely, early summer alternative to the traditional (white peach) Bellini - and what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than with such a sunny cocktail?

This recipe really works best with a super-fragrant mango, such as the Alphonso from India (in season right now for a short time only!).

Peel, core and chop  2 small Alphonso mangoes. Puree in a blender to a smooth consistency (add a dash of water if too thick).

Spoon 1 tbs mango puree into the bottom of champagne flutes (4-6) and top with a bottle of Prosecco (or other sparkling white wine). 

Serves 4-6.

hotladles:

Fuzzy, Fizzy Tequila
I am not much of a tequila ladle myself, but over the weekend I was on a fish taco bender and really wanted to experiment with tequila cocktails.  The fact that I think someone slipped me some peyote at this outdoor hippie-festival I stumbled into may have also helped with my desire to experiment.  Either way, I was like “Let’s do this!” And so I did. 
The Tequila Fizz
Ingredients
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
club soda/seltzer
Instructions
Combine tequila, lime juice and sugar in shaker. Combine with ice and  shake vigorously. Pour in highball or large margarita glass and add  club soda/seltzer. 
My notes: This simple, refreshingly light drink was actually a lovely suprise to my tequila-averse palate.  I used some Sauza Hornitos brand (we got it for free) and it was really balanced.  Because there are so few ingredients in this little cocktail you’d benefit from avoiding your drunk uncle’s cheap Cuervo and go for broke on a top-shelf brand. Fish tacos are way more awesome if they don’t come back up. TRUST.

hotladles:

Fuzzy, Fizzy Tequila

I am not much of a tequila ladle myself, but over the weekend I was on a fish taco bender and really wanted to experiment with tequila cocktails.  The fact that I think someone slipped me some peyote at this outdoor hippie-festival I stumbled into may have also helped with my desire to experiment.  Either way, I was like “Let’s do this!” And so I did. 

The Tequila Fizz

Ingredients

2 oz silver tequila

1 oz lime juice

1 tablespoon of powdered sugar

club soda/seltzer

Instructions

Combine tequila, lime juice and sugar in shaker. Combine with ice and shake vigorously. Pour in highball or large margarita glass and add club soda/seltzer.

My notes: This simple, refreshingly light drink was actually a lovely suprise to my tequila-averse palate.  I used some Sauza Hornitos brand (we got it for free) and it was really balanced.  Because there are so few ingredients in this little cocktail you’d benefit from avoiding your drunk uncle’s cheap Cuervo and go for broke on a top-shelf brand. Fish tacos are way more awesome if they don’t come back up. TRUST.

French 75 Cocktail

(Courtesy of Blue Jean Gourmet)

French 75 Cocktail

(Courtesy of Blue Jean Gourmet)

Apple Sidecar
(Courtesy of My Man’s Belly)

Apple Sidecar

(Courtesy of My Man’s Belly)

foodforjubilee:

Gin, Tonic, and Cucumber (via Buttermilk Party Cake: Happy Hour)

foodforjubilee:

Gin, Tonic, and Cucumber (via Buttermilk Party Cake: Happy Hour)

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