Sunday, May 10, 2009


Beverages ...

I will do my best to add a bit of everything here... I bartended for 10 years so this will be a fun page to continue adding too. I should warn you now though, I am out of fancy umbrella's, I don't clean ashtrays anymore (yuck) and if you fall over after making any of the (grown up drinks) you followed the recipe correctly!

Tropical Depression

1 cup ice cubes
2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers mango flavored vodka
1 1/2 fluid ounces orange juice
1 1/2 fluid ounces apple juice
1 1/2 fluid ounces pineapple juice

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour in vodka, then orange juice, apple juice and pineapple juice. Stir and serve.

Tangy Classic Daiquiris

1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
12 1/2 fluid ounces rum
3 cups crushed ice

Place juice concentrate, rum, and ice in blender. Pour into pitcher 1/2 filled with ice cubes.


1/2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
1/2 lime, juiced
1 sprig fresh mint, crushed
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 fluid ounces white rum
4 fluid ounces carbonated water
1 sprig fresh mint, garnish

In a highball glass, stir together the confectioners' sugar and lime juice. Bruise the mint leaves and drop into glass. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour in rum. Pour in carbonated water to fill the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Watermelon Vodka Slush

4 cups watermelon flesh, seeds removed
2 fluid ounces simple syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup vodka
2 fluid ounces melon liqueur
4 twists lemon zest, garnish

In a food processor, puree the watermelon flesh. Pour the pureed watermelon into empty ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours. Also, freeze 4 martini glasses.
In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes, simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and melon liqueur; blend until smooth. Pour into 4 frozen martini glasses and garnish each with a lemon twist.

Blueberry Vodka Martinis

1 liter vodka
1 pint blueberries, rinsed and dried
1 cup raspberry flavored liqueur
1 lime, juiced
1 twist lime zest, garnish

To make the blueberry vodka: Pour out approximately 1/3 of the bottle of vodka into a holding container; set aside. Score each blueberry with a small nick and place into vodka bottle. With the vodka previously set aside, fill the vodka bottle until just below the neck. Add just enough raspberry liqueur to top off the bottle. Let sit in a dark place for 2 weeks.
To make martinis: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 parts blueberry vodka, 1 part raspberry liqueur, and a dash of lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Garnish with twist of lime zest.

Creamy Ice Coffee

1 1/2 quarts brewed coffee, room temperature
1 cup milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons creme de cacao

In a pitcher, combine cooled coffee, milk and half-and-half. Stir in sugar, vanilla and creme de cacao. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.


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