#Lychee Martini

Lychee is a #tropical #fruit native to China, but cultivated throughout the world. It has been used in dishes for centuries and was reportedly served as a delicacy at the Chinese Imperial Court.  The Food Network website boasts a lychee martini recipe, courtesy of Danny Boome.

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 4 oz lychee juice
  • Splash vermouth
  • (Optional) 2 lychees

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes, vodka, lychee juice, and vermouth.
  2. Shake until chilled and serve in martini glasses. Optionally garnish with the 2 lychees.

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#RedWhiteBlue Shooter

Here is a #patriotic shooter recipe you can use tomorrow when celebrating #July4.

Ingredients

  • Grenadine
  • Milk
  • Blue curacao (can substitute vodka or rum with blue food coloring)

Instructions

  1. Fill a shot glass 1/3 of the way with grenadine.
  2. Place a spoon upside down over the shot glass and very carefully pour the milk over top. The spoon should delicately let the milk float on top without mixing.
  3. Using the spoon trick again, top the shot glass off with the blue curacao.

#Brunch Week: #Mimosa

Here is another #classic #wine #cocktail for brunch! The #orange #juice in this one pairs well with the Eggs Florentine recipe we posted yesterday!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz orange juice
  • Chilled champagne
  • Orange slice for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the orange juice to a champagne flute.
  2. Fill the flute the rest of the way with champagne.
  3. Optionally garnish with the orange slice.

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#Brunch Week: #Bubbletini

#Tapioca, #pineapple and #mango #rum make this #vodka #martini recipe like #bubbletea! Use nowcado.com to find the cheapest prices for the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz mango flavored rum
  • 4-5 tapioca balls
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill martini shaker halfway with ice cubes, and add all ingredients except tapioca. Shake well.
  2. Put tapioca in a martini glass, and strain the mixture in the shaker into the glass.

#Brunch Week: #Bellini

Who doesn’t love #wine #cocktails with their brunch? This one goes great with the Mascarpone French Toast with Caramel Banana Sauce recipe we posted yesterday!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • 1 pitted white peach
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz chilled Prosecco (not the drier Champagne)

Instructions

  1. Put all but Prosecco in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add 2 oz of the puree to a champagne flute.
  3. Add prosecco very slowly while stirring. Serve.

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Triple Crown Drinks: Black Eyed Susan

While the original recipe was often mocked for being disgusting, #Preakness2014 brought back the Black Eyed Susan with the simplified and improved recipe posted below. Get the best deal on the ingredients at nowcado.com.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz elderflower liqueuer
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz orange juice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Strain over ice into a collins glass.
  3. Optionally garnish with an orange slice.