Since turning 21 last year, and turning 22 on April 27th (tomorrow!) I have been trying out cocktails every chance I get. I have tried a few that bartenders shared with me and after some research on what exactly is in them, i wanted to share this post with all of my (over 21) readers in case you wanted to try some thing new !! They are soooo yummy !! Let's get started!
1. Tropical Blue Margarita
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 o zBlue Curacao liqueur
1 oz lime juice
Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. Shake tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.
2. Pink Lemonade Cocktail (serves 4-6)
1 (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (12-oz.) bottles beer (not dark), chilled
3/4 cup vodka, chilled
Garnishes: fresh cranberries, citrus slices
3. Passion Fruit Mojitos
Combine in a pitcher 2 parts Passion Fruit Mojito mix, 1 part white rum, and ice. Mix, then pour into ice-filled glasses. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime slice.
4. Raspberry Beer Cocktails (serves 6)
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish: lemon and lime slices
Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice.
5. Kiwi Colada (serves 6)
5 peeled kiwifruit, divided
3 cups ice
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup Midori (melon-flavored liqueur)
3 tablespoons Cream of Coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
via Cooking Light
6. Blackberry Julep (serves 1)
1 1/2 oz. Marie Brizard Blackberry
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. water
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled crushed ice. Stir until the glass begins to frost. Garnish with marinated mixed berries
To made your drinks look even more prettier you can add little umbrellas as pictured. I love when I order a certain fruit drink, and the actual fruit is around the rim of the glass such as pineapple, kiwi, cherries, etc. There are so many ways to make these cocktails more springlike, just use your imagination!
Happy Drinking Everyone -- Be Safe !!! Do NOT Drink & Drive !!!!
Love, Rica xx