Friday, June 19, 2009

Cocktail Time

Here are some more sweet cocktails that you may want to serve on your special day. A good idea is to have a wine and beer bar with one or two signature drinks.

Strawberry Watermelon Mojito

1 1/2 oz. Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. mint-infused simple syrup
1 cup fresh seedless watermelon, cubed & chilled
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
Club soda

To make mint syrup, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and add 8 to 10 mint leaves. Let cool for 30 minutes. Strain. Combine vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, 1/2 cup of watermelon and about 10 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice and remaining watermelon. Top with club soda.

Rum and Pomegranate Izze

1 1/2 oz. Bacardi White Rum
1/4 oz. Cointreau (orange liqueur)
splash of lime juice
2 1/2 oz. Izze sparkling pomegranate juice
colored sugar (for rim)

Dip rim of glass in water, then in colored sugar. Combin rum, liqueur and juices with ice in the glass, and stir.


2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
2 oz. Msumi Okuden Kantsukuri Sake
strip or slice of seedless cucumber (for garnish)

Combine vodka and sake with ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cucumber.