I have this bottle of violet liqueur that has been sitting in my liquor cabinet untouched, which felt wrong. So I started experimenting and this is what I came up with. Not too sweet, light and refreshing.
1.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz violet liqueur
2 dash orange bitters
2 oz seltzer
In a shaker with ice, stir together vodka, violet liqueur and bitters. Pour into a rocks glass over ice add seltzer.
I love my Vitamix, who’d a thunk it would turn me into a blended cocktail drinker? Tonight it’s frozen vodka lemonade – kinda fun.
1/3 c vodka
2 lemons, peeled
3 TBSP sugar
2 c ice
Combine in Vitamix or blender. Purée and serves.
Since getting my Vitamix I’ve gone a little blender crazy, yup I’m trying to get every penny out of this purchase. This week it was mango margaritas – booze and serving a fruit? I’m in!
2 c ice
1/4 lime juice lime wedge
8 oz silver tequila
10 oz frozen mango
2 ozs orange liqueur
In a blender, pure the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.
In honor of the Kentucky Derby we are drinking Mint Juleups!
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c water
In a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add mint sprigs and chill overnight.
Add 1 TBSP mint syrup to 2 oz bourbon and mint leaves. Muddle, add ice and soda.
I was never a fan of blended drinks until I got a Vitamix and a fridge with an ice maker – now it’s margarita mayhem at my house come the weekend! It’s super hot today so needed something extra refreshing – these hit the spot!
1 1/2 lb frozen strawberries
8 oz tequila
4 oz lime juice
2 oz grand marnier
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
3 c ice
Place all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice, pushing it to the bottom of the pitcher, and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
Another keeper from Imbibe magazine.
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz. Bénédictine
2 dash orange bitters
Garnish: lemon twist
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice cubes. Strain and garnish.
The first week back after the holidays calls for a Friday night cocktail! This one has two of my favorite ingredients, ginger liquor and Campari! Light and refreshing – the perfect opening act to the weekend.
2 oz domain canton
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz lime juice
Dash orange bitters
Combine in all ingredients in a colins glass, stir, add ice and top with seltzer and a lime wedge.
I bought a bottle of creme de violette, what can I say the color is enchanting. Here is an old cocktail – thanks imbibe for publishing it!
2 oz gin
1/2 oz creme de violette
1/2 oz lemon juice
Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice.
This is a nice little cocktail for a hectic day.
2 parts bourbon
1/2 part st germain
2 dashes of bitters
Stir in old fashion glass add ice and stir.
This is from Chow.com and the perfect cocktail to start off a long holiday weekend.
1 oz whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Orange twist, for garnish
Combine the whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a glass, stir and add ice. Garnish with the orange twist.