Martinis

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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Thanksgiving Drinks For Island Time Radio

12647240_10154293106467923_4895970920695363372_nSince Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I am mixing up some cocktails for the occasion.

Cranberry Margarita
1.5 oz tequila
2 oz sour mix
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Pour over ice into your favorite margarita glass.     Also tastes yummy when disguised in a red dixie cup.

Cheesecake Martini
2 oz Absolut® Vanilia vodka
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Strain into your favorite chilled martini glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Pudding Shots
1/4 cup Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Bailey’s® irish cream
1/4 cup vodka
8 ounce tub Cool Whip
5 oz box chocolate instant pudding

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour into 14 plastic shot glasses.    Put into the freezer to set, then remove to the fridge a few hours before your party.

 

Fins Up to my friends at Island Time Radio!!

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A 1/2 Dozen Delicious Solstice / End Of The World / Christmas / Winter Drink Recipes

‘Tis the season!  I have a couple of private parties coming up and wanted to share some delicious recipes that I will be using.   Maybe you can add one to your celebration!  No cocktail (martini) glasses?  Serve them on the rocks.

Old Silk Hat
1 1/2 oz blended whiskey
1/2 oz cherry brandy
Juice of 1/4 fresh lemon

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a skewered lemon slice and cherry.  Don’t be surprised if your guest begin to dance around. 

Kris Kringle Cocktail
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz heavy cream

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with chocolate shavings. 

Mayan Icicle
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz triple sec
juice of 1/2 lime

Blue sugar (available in gourmet food stores or just make your own with some blue food coloring)

Rim a chilled cocktail glass with the blue sugar.  Shake ingredients well with ice and strain into prepared glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel.   

Fuzzy Stocking
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao
1/2 oz peach schnapps
1 oz half & half

Shake well with ice.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist of orange peel. *Modified from a tequila recipe*

Alcohol Free Poinsettia

2 oz cranberry juice
3 oz ginger-ale
squeeze of lemon

Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.

Red Garland Cocktail (Alcohol Free)

3 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounces orange juice
1 slice lime

Pour the cranberry juice and lime juice over ice and shake well. Strain into a large wine glass.  Splash with orange juice and place the lime slice on top.

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Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th

 

On December 5, 1933 Prohibition in the United States ended. Join me as I celebrate the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving citizens the right to once again consume beer, liquor, & wine. Even if you can’t join me at the Golden Lion, you can still get into the spirit with these classic cocktails! Since these are classics, there exist many variations. These are the recipes I use.

 

Classic Martini
2 oz gin
1/4 oz dry vermouth
Fill a cocktail glass with shaved ice and water to chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass half filled with ice. Using a long handled bar spoon and a fast motion, stir 5o times. Dump ice out of glass and strain contents of shaker into prepared glass. Garnish with one or two olives.

Manhattan
2 oz bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
Fill a cocktail glass with shaved ice and water to chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass half filled with ice. Using a long handled bar spoon and a fast motion, stir 5o times. Dump ice out of glass and strain contents of shaker into prepared glass. Drop a cherry into the glass.

Sidecar
1 1/2 oz brandy
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lemon juice
Fill a cocktail glass with shaved ice and water to chill. Pour ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass half filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Dump ice out of glass and strain contents of shaker into prepared glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Ward Eight
2 oz blended whiskey
1 tsp grenadine
1 tsp powdered sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
orange slice
maraschino cherry
Shake first four ingredients with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange and cherry.

Presbyterian
1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
club soda
ginger-ale
lemon peel
Pour whiskey and equal parts of soda and ginger-ale over ice in a highball glass. Give a quick stir and drop in a lemon peel.

Chicago Cocktail
2 oz brandy
1 tsp triple sec
1 dash bitters
Rim an old-fashioned glass with lemon and dip into powdered sugar. Pour ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass half filled with ice. Stir well and strain contents of shaker into prepared glass.

Wherever you are, lift a glass to liberty!

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Thanksgiving Drinks For Island Time Radio!

I am calling in to Island Time Radio Show tonight for my regular drinks feature.  Tonight’s call in will be from Toucan’s Bar & Grill in Brunswick, GA.   Tune in at wbwc.com between 11:00-11:30 to hear me on the show.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I am mixing up some cocktails for the occasion.

Cranberry Margarita
1.5 oz tequila
2 oz sour mix
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Pour over ice into your favorite margarita glass.     Also tastes yummy when disguised in a red dixie cup.

Cheesecake Martini
2 oz Absolut® Vanilia vodka
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Strain into your favorite chilled martini glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Pudding Shots
1/4 cup Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Bailey’s® irish cream
1/4 cup vodka
8 ounce tub Cool Whip
5 oz box chocolate instant pudding

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour into 14 plastic shot glasses.    Put into the freezer to set, then remove to the fridge a few hours before your party.

 

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