Cocktail of the Week: Fishbowl Punch
Here’s our take on the whimsical Fishbowl Punch. Dive in to a bowl sized version and share with friends or cut the recipe in half or quarters to dip your toe in the tropical waters! Enjoy!
4 oz Malibu Coconut Flavored Rum
4 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Blue Curacao (a blue colored, orange flavored liqueur)
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Strained Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Strained Fresh Lime Juice
Sprite (I prefer Sprite Zero)
A Sense of Humor
Pour Rum, Vodka, Curacao and Juices and 4 ounces of Sprite into a pitcher and stir. Put Nerds in the bottom of a glass bowl or large container or for an individual size, try a brandy snifter. Pack the rest of the container with ice. Place Swedish Fish (or other gummies) along the sides of your container; held in place with ice. As soon as the liquid hits the Nerds, they will start to melt and discolor your drink so don’t pour until you are ready to drink. When you’re ready, pour the mixture over ice and top off with more sprite. Add four straws and four friends and have fun!
This Fishbowl Punch is an adaptation of a Blue Hawaiian – if you like the drink, but not the murky water, try it without the Nerds for a cleaner look and taste.
The luscious taste of Lillet shines in my twist on a French Blond; The French Bob. A cool, citrusy cocktail delightful for any celebration!
2.5oz Lillet Blanc
2.5oz Grapefruit Juice
Orange Slice for Garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Lillet, Vodka and Grapefruit Juice and shake very well. Strain as you pour into a martini glass or a coupe. Garnish with an Orange Slice.
What is Lillet? Lillet is an apertif wine from France. Made of 85% wine which is composed of 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle, Lillet is flavored and fortified with fruit liquors and aged in oak barrels. Enjoy Lillet in cocktails or simply on ice with a slice of orange.
Cocktail of the Week: Peach and Bourbon SEPTA Slushy.
For everyone heading back to a working week of high temps and SEPTA delays. This slushy and spicy peach and bourbon concoction will help you to cool down and relax after that delayed, hot ride on the R5!
2oz Maker’s Mark or your favorite Bourbon
2 ½ cups Frozen Peaches
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
3 ice cubes
Mint for garnish
Put Bourbon, Frozen Peaches, 3 dashes of bitters, Lemonade, Ice Cubes and dash of Cardamom in a blender. Puree or pulse until smooth. Spoon into a tall glass. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!
For a refreshing drink on a bright and sunny day, try a Dark and Stormy. This traditionally tropical drink will add some chill to any hot occasion. A delightful excuse to use my favorite copper mugs but also tasty served in a rocks glass.
2oz Dark Rum
Ginger Beer (approximately 6oz)
A large wedge of Fresh Lime
Fill your glass with ice, pour in Rum, top with Ginger Beer and add a big squeeze of Fresh Lime. Stir, sip and enjoy!
What’s ginger beer? Ginger Beer is a fermented beverage made from ginger. Ginger Beer has a deeper flavor, cloudier appearance and frothier pour compared to its sweeter, bubblier carbonated cousin ginger ale.
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