Margarita

margarita
National Margarita Day – February 22
These are great after a hard days work or just relaxing by the pool on the weekend

Ingredients
1 1/2 oz silver tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 wedge of lime
Salt
Directions:
Put the tequila, Cointreau, and the lime juice in a shaker with ice and shake
Take a lime wedge and rub it around the rim of a Margarita glass,
Pour salt into a saucer and rub the rim of the glass into the salt
Fill the glass with ice
Pour the Margarita into the glass

Passion Cocktail

Passion Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 2 Cocktails
 
INGREDIENTS

2 ounces tequila
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce lime juice
2 ounces Grand Marnier orange liqueur
Lime slice for garnish

PREPARATION

Pour the tequila, cranberry juice, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Shake well.
Strain into a chilled stemmed glass.
Splash with Grand Marnier.
Garnish with the slice of lime.

Floating on Cloud 9

Cloud 9
Garnish: Strawberry Candy
Glass: Cocktail
Ingredients

2 parts Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka
1 part DeKuyper Wild Strawberry Liqueur
2 parts half & half
1 cup ice
Crushed strawberry candy for garnish

Instructions
  1. Frost the rim of the cocktail glass with crushed strawberry candy.
  2. Blend all ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour into the cocktail glass.

Blushing Geisha

1 oz 42 Below® vodka
1 oz sake rice wine
1/2 oz Creme de Fraise des Bois
1 tsp caster sugar
2 fresh strawberries
Muddle the strawberries and sugar with a dash of lemon juice in the bottom of a mixing tin half-filled with ice cubes. Add sake and vodka. Shake well, and pour entire contents into an old-fashioned glass. Serve.

Love Potion #9

Love Potion
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield1 Cocktail
INGREDIENTS

1 ounce strawberry, vanilla or clear vodka
1/2 ounce white crème de cacao
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
Scoop of vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup ice
Strawberry for garnish

PREPARATION

Pour the ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a chilled margarita glass.
Garnish with a strawberry.

If the mix is too thick, add berries or milk; too thin, add ice or ice cream.

Kir Royal

Kir Royal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
INGREDIENTS
1/4 ounce creme de cassis
2 1/4 ounces dry white wine
PREPARATION
Pour the creme de cassis into a wine glass.
Slowly add the dry white wine.
Variations of the Kir:
Cardinal: Substitute red wine for the white wine.
Kir Breton: Substitute Breton cider for the wine.
Kir Imperial: Substitute raspberry liqueur for the creme de cassis and Champagne for the wine.
Kir Normand: Substitute Normandy cider for the wine.
Kir Royale: Substitute Champagne for the white wine, serve in a Champagne flute.

Cherub’s Cup

Garnish: Mint Sprig
Glass: Old-Fashioned Glass
Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Elderflower Liqueur (St Germain)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 tbsp simple Syrup
1 Strawberry(s) (sliced)
 Champagne
Instructions:
Lightly muddle the strawberry slices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Add all of the remaining ingredients, except champagne, with ice and shake well.
Strain into an old-fashioned glass full of ice and top with champagne.
Garnish with fresh mint.