Cocktail of the Week: Watermelon Mint Cooler

watermelon mint coolerCocktail of the Week: Watermelon Mint Cooler

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This simple summer slushy is sure to brighten any party.

10 oz Lemon Flavored Vodka – I recommend Absolut Citron
6 cups of Chilled, Diced, Seedless Watermelon + 6 wedges for garnish
5 cups of Ice
¼ cup fresh Mint Leaves + more for garnish
Makes 6

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour into tall glasses, garnish with Watermelon wedges and Mint. Enjoy!

Cocktail of the Week: Paloma!

PalomaPaloma, Salty Chihuahua or Tequila and Grapefruit, whatever you call it this delicious and refreshing drink is a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day or heat things up anytime!

10 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
3 oz Premium Silver Tequila – I recommend Avion Silver
Coarse or Kosher Salt
Club Soda
Fresh Limes
Ice
A cocktail shaker
Makes Two

Cut the lime into wheels. With one of the ends of the lime, wipe the edge of the glass to moisten. Pour salt on a plate and rotate the edge of the glasses through the salt until the rim has been coated. Half fill the shaker with ice. Pour Tequila and Grapefruit over the ice. Cover and shake. Pour into two glasses. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with Lime. Enjoy!

Cocktail of the Week: Mint Julep

Mint Julep
While traditionalists might insist on Kentucky Bourbon some smooth Tennessee Whiskey makes a mighty fine drink!
2 Sprigs of Mint Leaves
2 oz Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey
2 Tbsp Simple Syrup
Powdered Sugar
Crushed Ice
In the bottom of a julep glass or a rocks glass add 2 Tbsp Simple Syrup. Muddle(smash) one Sprig of Mint with a muddler or the back of a spoon in the Syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with Whiskey and stir. Lightly dust the top with Powdered Sugar and add the final Sprig of Mint as garnish. Enjoy!

Simple Syrup is really simple. Just put 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for a few minutes to dissolve all the sugar. Store in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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Cocktail of the Week: Sidecar

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Cocktail of the Week: Sidecar
This prohibition-era classic has questionable origins but the refreshing citrus zing combined with spicy cognac will leave you with no doubt that it is time to mix another!

3 oz Cognac
1 ½ oz Cointreau
1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
I slice of Lemon
A few tablespoons of Sugar
Ice
A cocktail shaker
Makes Two

Wipe the rims of two glasses with the Lemon Slice to moisten. Pour sugar on a plate and rotate the edges of the glasses through the sugar until the rim has been coated. Half fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Pour Cognac, Cointreau and Lemon Juice over Ice. Cover and shake. Strain into the two prepared glasses. Sip and enjoy!