Lemony Gin Punch

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 1cup club soda
  • 3/4cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4cup gin
  • lemon wedges, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a simmer. Remove from heat, stir in the honey, and let cool.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the club soda, lemon juice, and gin. Serve over ice; garnish each glass with a lemon wedge.

Orange-Mango Fizzes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 2 1/2 cups sparkling wine
  • 3/4 cup mango nectar
  • 1 teaspoon orange bitters
  • orange zest twists, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place the sugar on a small plate. Rub the rims of 4 Champagne flutes with the orange wedge, then dip the rims in the sugar to coat.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, mango nectar, and bitters. Serve in the prepared flutes; garnish each with an orange zest twist.

RASPBERRY VODKA MOJITO

Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 coctails
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons sugar (I use a little more)
  • 3 oz vodka, or more to taste
  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • 4 thin lime slices
  • 12 mint leaves
  • Ice to taste
  • Soda water
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place lime juice, sugar, vodka, raspberries and lime slices into a pestle and crush until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Add the mint leaves and muddle; just enough so they release their flavor. Let all the flavors blend for 1 -2 minutes.
  2. Divide the raspberry mixture into two glasses, add ice and top each with about 1/4 cup chilled soda water.
  3. Garnish with more mint leaves and raspberries, if desired. Serve immediately.
 
NOTES
If you don’t have a muddle, use a wooden spoon and a sturdy mixing glass

Flirtini

2 pieces fresh pineapples
1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz pineapple juice
3 oz Champagne

Muddle the pineapple pieces and cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka and pineapple juice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Brandy Cobbler

2 fresh pineapple wedges, one with skin and one without
2 orange slices
2 lemon wedges
3/4 oz raspberry syrup or raspberry liqueur
2 oz brandy or Cognac

Directions:
Muddle the pineapple wedge without skin, one piece of orange and one piece of lemon with the raspberry syrup and 1 oz of water in a bar glass.
Add ice and the brandy and shake well.
Strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with an orange wedge, the remaining pineapple wedge and a lemon wedge.

Vodka Espresso

Glass type: Cocktail glass
Skill level: Average

Ingredients

* 2 Parts Absolut Vodka
* 1 Part Kahlúa
* 1 Part Espresso Coffee (Cold)
* ¼ Part Simple Syrup
* 3 Whole Coffee Bean

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee bean.