Friday, September 12, 2008

~Wedding Themed Cocktails

The Blushing Bride~


Makes 2

* 1 lemon wedge
* 2 ounces vodka
* 1/2 cup pulp-free pink lemonade


1. Rub lemon around rims of two martini glasses; dip in sugar.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add vodka and lemonade.
3. Shake well.
4. Strain into glasses.

Sealed With a Kiss~

- 2 oz Chocolate Liqueur (Godiva or Crème de Cacao)

- 1½ oz Vanilla Vodka

- Mix with ice in a shaker.

- Strain ingredients into a chilled martini glass.

- Place a Heresy's Kiss at the bottom.

Ultimate Groom ~

- 2 oz Smirnoff Orange Vodka

- 5 oz Orange Juice

- Pour ingredients into a glass & stir.

- Garnish with an orange slice.

Hot Romance ~


1-1/2 ounces rum
2 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces orange juice


Pour ingredients into glass (over ice or straight up); stir

Giddy Bridesmaid~

750 ml extra-dry champagne
6 oz Cointreau or triple sec
6 oz orange juice
3 oz lime juice, unsweetened
4 oz brandy
1/2 cup sugar syrup
16 oz citrus-flavored club soda (optional)

Chill all ingredients. Dissolve sugar in orange juice. Combine all except champagne and soda in large pitcher or bowl. Stir well. Add champagne and soda just before serving. Garnish with lemon, lime and orange slices.

The Perfect Pear Martini~

2 parts Grey Goose La Poire
1/4 part Disaronno
1/4 part simple syrup
1/2 part lemon juice
pear slice for garnish
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a pear slice.