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Memorial Day weekend is upon us, thus kicking off the Summer Season. Even if Summer doesn’t “officially” begin for another month, it’s time to break out the grill, coolers and other gear for outdoor entertaining. Campari, the shockingly red Italian aperitif, had some of the world’s best mixologist create a series refreshing Summer cocktails. This week I chose a recipe that is perfect for that Summer BBQ Party.
1 liter (~4 cups) Campari
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Reader Darci share a bit of our childhood in an adult incarnation. Amazing, it does taste like a Mounds Bar. Ad a bit of amaretto and you’ve got an Almond Joy.
2 oz Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquor
Pour over ice in a highball or bucket glass and sip!
Memorial Day is right around the corner and our friends at Stoli have made a bunch of refreshing new summer cocktails featuring new Stoli Blakberi. Here’s the first:
1 part Stoli Blakberi
Top off with Italian sparkling lemonade
Basil to taste muddled with Stoli Blakberi
Serve on rocks and top off with Italian sparkling lemonade. Garnish with additional basil leaves. A great option for warm-weather pitcher drinks.
Just in time for the derby, this involved, but oh so worth it julep recipe comes to us form the folks at Maker’s Mark. I think they know a bit about mint juleps.
1 liter Makers Mark
Lots of fresh spearmint
This recipe is involved but worth it. If you must skip # 1, mint extract can be purchased at the local grocery.
1. To prepare the … Read more
After a meeting, we ended up at Palomino on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.The place is known for a great bar, wonderful bay views and innovative cocktails. Our server, Marsha, suggested I try this vodka martini flavored with a splash of 18 year old Glenlivet and Nolly Pratt Dry Vermouth. Not one to mix my vodka and whiskey, I was skeptical to say the least. Marsha ensured me it was tasty. She was right. The Scotch gave … Read more
This is Toni’s favorite summer cocktail. I know it is a bit early, but Memorial Day is just around the corner. (We just love summer.)
1 ½ oz White Bacardi rum (or your favorite rum)
Fill a pint glass to the top with ice. Cut lemon in half and squeeze half of the lemon into the glass coating the ice. Pour your shot in and then fill the … Read more
Elizabeth sent us this “build in the mouth” shot. Yes, you mix it right into the drinkers mouth. Of course, shaken over ice and served in a shot glass works too.
½ oz Captain Morgan spiced rum
½ oz apple juice
Pour apple juice into mouth, followed by the Captain Morgan, and top it off with some whipped cream and cinnamon. Close mouth and swish and swallow.
We met David in Vegas, while he was competing in the “Shake It Up” bartending competition. This creation of his made it to the finals. If you are ever in Kansas City, stop by Morton’s and David will happily whip you up a masterpiece.
1 ½ oz Absolut Pears
1 ½ oz Plymouth Gin
½ oz fresh lime juice
8–10 fresh honey dew melon balls
1 oz raw honey
1 thumbnail size of fresh … Read more
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