Posts Tagged With: drinks

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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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?

Hey look. A mojito!

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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Holiday Drink Recipe: Red Garland (Alcohol Free)

Red GarlandRed Garland Cocktail

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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41 Cocktails In 41 Days: The Mamie Taylor

I really thought I would enjoy the Mamie Taylor more, since I enjoy whiskey.  Ultimately, it fell flat for me.  Maybe it would be better with a different Scotch.

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.

Day Five:  Mamie Taylor
2 oz scotch
3 oz ginger-ale
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Build over ice.

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41 Cocktails in 41 Days: London Kamikaze (Video)

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.   Today’s drink was delicious!

Day Four:  London Kamikaze
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice.  Serve over ice or as a shot.

 

 

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41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Cookie Dough Shot (Video)

41 Cocktails in 41 Days: Cookie Dough Shot

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.  You get to come along for the adventure!  I am making and tasting these drinks for the first time in the one take videos.   Thanks for watching!

Day Two:  Cookie Dough Shot
1 oz amaretto
1 oz irish cream
cinnamon

Layer irish cream over the amaretto in a shot glass.   Toss in a few dashes of cinnamon and let them settle into the drink.

 

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41 Cocktails In 41 Days: Good Morning Jamaica

In 41 Days, I will turn 41 years old.  Until then, I am trying a new cocktail everyday.  You get to come along for the ride.

Day One:  Good Morning Jamaica
2 oz Kahlua coffee liquer
1 oz Myers’s dark rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or build over rocks.

 

 

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