Posts Tagged With: cocktails

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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The Island Time Radio Show airs every Monday night at 10pm eastern.  Hosted by Dennis King, the ITR Show features all the best in Trop Rock and some great in-studio and call in guests.

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Party Punches For Phlocking Of The Phaithful

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If you’re headed to Put In Bay for the 22nd Annual Phlocking of The Phaithful (or just wish you were) get prepared ahead of time with these  one gallon punch recipes!

Citron My Face
One 750 ml bottle Absolut Citron
One Liter bottle sour mix
One 2 Liter bottle of 7-Up

Build in a gallon jug, then pour over ice.  Be sure to give it a little shake before pouring.

Put In Punch
Half of a 750 ml bottle of Captain Morgan
Half of a 750 ml bottle of Malibu
8 oz vanilla vodka
Pineapple & Cranberry Juice
7-Up (Optional)

In a gallon jug,  combine the liquors and balance with equal parts juices.    Store until ready.   Pour over ice in your favorite party cup.  Add a little 7-Up to make it fizzy, if desired.

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Drinks for Island Time Radio

St. Patrick’s Day Drinks for  my Island Time Radio segment (and some bonus drinks)

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Black Velvet
Equal parts Guinness and champagne in a pint glass

Irish Wolfhound
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
Ginger beer to balance
Pour whiskey and grapefruit juice over ice.  Top with ginger beer and stir gently.

Irish Buck
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
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Ginger-ale to balance
Combine all ingredients over ice.


Emerald Isle

2 oz gin
1 oz green creme de menthe
dash of bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a martini glass.

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Old Fashioned Planter’s Punch

Rum has an official classification system on Jamaica, categorising the alcohol from light and clear to rich and dark varieties. Planter’s Punch, an International Bartenders’ Association Official Cocktail, combines dark rum, lemon juice, grenadine syrup and Angostura bitters, a potent mix of 44.7 per cent alcohol, herbs and spices that comes from Trinidad and Tobago.

Here’s an old time recipe in verse.  I can’t read it without singing it in my head.

A wine-glass with lemon juice fill, of sugar the same glass fill twice/Then rub them together until/The mixture looks smooth, soft, and nice./Of rum then three wine glasses add, /And four of cold water please take. A drink then you’ll have that’s not bad / At least, so they say in Jamaica.

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My favorite Mint Julep recipe

My favorite Mint Julep recipe comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Henry Watterson:

Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form upon it . Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away and drink the whiskey.

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Mojitos. Does the glass matter?

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I am a big fan of proper glassware.  Spending most of my time behind the wood in a beach bar where most drinks are served in touristy plastic logo tumblers has forced me to relax on the issue, but there is one area where I am resisting.  What is the proper glass for a mojito? The obvious answer is whichever damn glass the customer wants it served in.   Here’s my take.  Mojitos belong in a straight glass.   The recipe handed down through the generations works perfectly in a 12 oz Collins glass.   A straight glass works best in my opinion ecause you can prepare the drink, stir the drink, and serve the drink all in the same glass.  I see Mojitos in hurricane glasses these days, but I am not a fan.  You can’t muddle properly in a rounded glass and it is too tall for most muddlers so you either have to use a different mixing vessel or shove your fingers inside the hurricane glass and serve a not that great mojito.  In lieu of a Collins glass I use a nice pint glass.  As a last resort, my mojito goes into the plastic logo tumbler.    This is just my opinion, of course.  Maybe I’m being unreasonable.  But, try serving an old-fashioned in a coupette or a glass of wine in a shot glass and see how your customer reacts.

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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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