Friday, June 22, 2012

SUMMER COCKTAILS

What better way to celebrate summer than with a refreshing cocktail. Everyone loves to enjoy a delicious drink on a summer night. We have found some easy recipes to create the perfect cocktails. Enjoy! 


Pink Grapefruit Margarita


1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2  cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
3 cups ice 
1 cup silver tequila
1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.
Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir.




  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes), plus wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Stir together lime juice and agave nectar; add to a blender, along with pineapple juice, pineapple, triple sec, tequila, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy.

In a small shallow bowl or saucer, combine chili powder, sugar, and salt. Rub a lime wedge around the rims of four glasses, then dip glasses in spice mix to coat. Divide drink among glasses and serve with lime wedges.




1 1/2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange Flavored Vodka
3 parts freshly brewed ice tea
1/4 part
 simple syrup
4 mint leaves

In the bottom of a shaker, muddle mint leaves and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and ice, and shake vigorously. Pour, ice and all, into a tall glass. Present with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.




2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce Aperol
3 ounces Gin
Club Soda


Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add lemon juice, lime juice, Aperol and Gin. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add a generous splash of club soda. Garnish with lemon or lime.

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