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Wednesday
Aug152012

recipe: citrus collins

1-1/2 oz citrus vodka
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake with cubed iced and strain over fresh ice into a dana cooler.

Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Wednesday
Jul182012

recipe: brandy wine punch

2 bottles of sparkling wine, chilled
1 L chilled club soda
1-1/2 C brandy
1-1/2 C Amontillado sherry
1 C fresh lemon juice
1/2 C superfine sugar
1/4 C Cointreau
1/4 C Ruby port
ice cubes
orange and lemon slices for garnish

Directions:
1. In a large punch bowl, add the sugar to the lemon juice and stir until it dissolves.

2. Add the remaining liquids and stir gently.

3. Add ice, garnish with fruit and serve.

Wednesday
May022012

recipe: rosé sangria

2 bottles of rosé wine, chilled
1/4 C raspberry liqueur
2 pints raspberries
1 pint strawberries, hulled and cut in 1/2
1 pint blackberries
1/2 C simple syrup, more or less to taste
ice
mint to garnish

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, serve over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Adam’s hints:
—This sangria shows up regularly at our house. Its just so easy and to say I love rosé is an understatement.
—Mix it up with any fresh berries you have. It’s very forgiving and is even great with chunks of watermelon.
—Try freezing them so they keep the Sangria colder longer!

Wednesday
Apr042012

recipe: elderflower champagne cocktail

1/2 jigger St. Germain Elderflower liquer
3/4 C Prosecco
mint garnish, optional

Directions:
1. In a small cocktail shaker, shake the elderflower liquer with ice to chill it.

2. Strain into a stemless flute, add Prosecco
et voila! The perfect Easter Brunch cocktail.

Friday
Mar092012

recipe: lucky leprechaun

3 oz lemonade, or sour mix
1-1/2 oz vodka
1 oz limoncello
1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 tsp simple syrup
a squeeze of a lemon
a drop of green Crème de Menthe
garnish with good luck

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake until it’s so cold you can’t hold onto the shaker—when it gets frosty on the outside.
3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish—with a four-leaf clover if you’ve got one.