Recipes

My Favorite Cider Drinks

Bourbon, Cider, & Ginger Beer

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3 oz apple cider
ginger beer, to balance
apple slice for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, combine bourbon and apple cider. Shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass, add ginger beer, and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of apple.

Apple Cider Bellini (Batch Recipe)

One bottle of chilled prosecco
6 oz apple cider
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz maple syrup
Rosemary sprigs for garnish

Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until container is thoroughly cold. Pour mixture equally into chilled champagne flutes and top with prosecco. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary.

Harvest Mimosa

Ingredients
Prosecco
cinnamon-sugar
cranberry juice
apple cider
diced apples
cranberries

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full of cranberry juice. Fill another quarter with apple cider. Toss in a few apple pieces and cranberries. Top with prosecco.

Apple Cider Mimosa (yields 4)

One bottle of champagne
One cup of apple cider
Cinnamon-Sugar

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full with apple cider. Top with champagne. Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced apples.

Pumpkin & Apple Cider Fizz

1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz apple cider
1 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
1 1/2 oz ginger beer

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, and apple cider. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top off with ginger beer.

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Yacht Rock Cocktails for Island Time Radio

Enjoy these sippers during tonight’s Island Time Radio Show (or any time you feel like an escape).

 

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Photo:  David Malosh

Harvey Wallbanger
1 1/2 oz vodka
3 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz Galliano herbal liqueur

Stir the vodka and orange juice with ice in a tall glass, then float the Galliano on top.  Garnish with a cherry & orange slice.  

San Juan Pina Colada
2 oz light rum
1 1/2 oz cream of coconut
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake with vigor for 30 seconds.   Strain into a tall glass over crushed ice.   Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.  

Tiger’s Milk
1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz unsweetened coconut milk

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake with vigor for 30 seconds.   Strain into a tall glass over crushed ice or into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with an orange wheel.   

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Christmas Drinks from Island Time Radio

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A trio of Christmas time cocktails, as featured on tonight’s Island Time Radio Show.

Hot Buttered Mocha
1 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 pkg instant hot cocoa
hot coffee
Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Mele Kalikimaka
2 oz gin
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz pineapple juice
Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple chunk, a little paper parasol, and ride the trade winds to happy hula-days!!

Santa’s Little Ho Ho Ho (Punch Recipe)
One bottle champagne
One 2L bottle ginger-ale
Two (10 oz) bags frozen strawberriesCombine all ingredients in a large punch bowl & stir gently.   

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Drink Recipe: Tipsy Mermaid

 

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  • 8 oz spiced rum (like Captain Morgan)
  • 4 oz coconut rum
  • 24 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz blue curacao

Pour all ingredients into a gallon pitcher.  Stir and pour over ice.  Garnish with limes.

Cheers!

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Drink Recipe (via @TimFederle): Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaBreeze

While in Orlando last week for Jake’s Beer Fest, I came upon a fun cocktail book called Tequila Mockingbird:  Cocktails With A Literary Twist by Tim Federle (@TimFederle on Twitter).

TikiTender with some South Pacific masks at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

I shared a couple on tonight’s Island Time Radio Show, one of which is below.   Check out the book and author at the links above!

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaBreeze

1 1/2 oz vodka
2 oz grapefruit juice
2 oz cranberry juice
Club soda

 

Pour vodka and juices over ice.  Stir, then top with club soda.  Cheers!

 

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Mardi Gras Drinks For Island Time Radio

The good times will be rolling soon in New Orleans!   Here’s a few Mardi Gras cocktails by which you can celebrate at home!20110307french7513

French 75

This fizzy cocktail is named after the French 75mm field gun used in World War 2.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Garnish: long thin lemon spiral and cocktail cherry

Shake the gin, lemon juice, and sugar until chilled.  Strain into a chilled champagne flute.  Top with the champagne and garnish.

Sazerac

This is truly the king of New Orleans cocktails

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 or 4 dashes bitters
  • a few drops water
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon absinthe
  • lemon peel

Pour the absinthe into a double old-fashioned glass, swirling it to coat the glass.  Discard the extra absinthe.    In a mixing glass, combine sugar, bitters, and a few drops of water. Mix until sugar is dissolved, and add rye. Add plenty of ice, and stir for about 30 seconds.  Strain the liquid from your mixing glass into the serving glass. Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink. Indulge.

 

Hurricane

20110307hurricaneprimaryThis cocktail, when made correctly, is fruity and tart, with a nice hit of fresh lemon and rich dark rum.  This is the classic method for this drink, not the mass-produced premix you get at many bars.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce passion fruit syrup

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add plenty of crushed ice. Shake well and pour, unstrained, into old fashioned glass, tiki mug or Hurricane glass. Garnish with orange slice and a cherry.

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Pirate Drinks!

Simple Pirate Grog Recipe 
Add approximately one ounce of fine rum to a glass of water.
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Pirate Grog
1 oz of Rum
the juice of half a lime
one or two teaspoons of cane sugar
fill the rest of your mug with water.
Bombo
2 oz rum
1 oz water
2 sugar cubes
Sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon
Sangaree (AKA Sangria)
Red wine
Oranges, peaches, or any other fresh fruit
Sugar and lemon peels
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14 Vodka Drinks So Easy A Baby Can Make Them

14 Vodka Drinks So Easy A Baby Can Make Them.  dU4ljdb

Here you go, a dozen plus drinks that you can mostly make with a bottle of vodka and three juices.    You will need vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, kosher salt, club soda, and a lime.

I will start with a basic, the Screwdriver (or as I call it, the easiest cocktail in the world).

Screwdriver
1 1/2 oz vodka
orange juice
Combine ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir and serve.

Hairy Navel
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
orange juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Madras
1 1/2 oz vodka
orange juice
cranberry juice
Combine ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir and serve.

Sex On The Beach
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
1 oz cranberry juice
orange juice
In a large glass, combine all ingredients over ice. Balance with orange juice. Shake and serve.

Quickie On The Beach
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz peach schnapps
Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake & strain into a shot glass.

Cape Codder
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve. Garnish with a lime if desired.

Bad Habit
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
cranberry juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Baybreeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
pineapple juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Cool Breeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
pineapple juice
Combine over ice. Top with a splash of club soda.

Crandazzle
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
club soda
Combine over ice. Top with a splash of club soda.

Greyhound
1 1/2 oz vodka
grapefruit juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Salty Dog
1 1/2 oz vodka
grapfruit juice
Combine in a shaker with ice. Give it a quick toss and serve in a salted glass.

Seabreeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
grapefruit juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Grapefruit Fizz
1 1/2 oz vodka
Splash of grapefruit
Club soda
Combine over ice.

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Island Time Radio 5/1/17

Fresh back from my trip to Austin, TX and just before Cinco de Mayo means it’s time for some margarita recipes!!!!

 

Electric Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. 

Catalina Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. Anytime I use blue curacao, I like to garnish with an orange wedge.

 

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New York Themed Cocktails

IMG_20161209_210951-EFFECTS.jpgHaving just returned from a trip to New York City, I will be sharing some New York themed cocktails on tonight’s Island Time Radio Show.

Manhattan
2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
Dash bitters
Cherry for garnish

Shake or stir with ice then strain into a cocktail glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Bronx
3 oz gin
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 1/2 oz orange juice

Shake well with ice.  Strain into a cocktail glass.

Staten Island Ferry
2 oz Malibu rum
2 oz pineapple juice.

Pour over ice and stir.

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