National Margarita Day comes around but once a year, on February 22, so why not order a pitcher and toast this fabulous drink? Continue reading “National Margarita Day is Sunday ¡Salud!”
Temperatures have quickly dipped and, baby, it’s cold outside! Here are some amazing fireplaces – and cocktails – to keep you warm! Continue reading “it’s cold outside – here’s where to warm up, fireside!”
With temperatures quickly rising, we’re all looking for ways to cool down. I saw these incredible looking and tasting drinks developed by mixologist Kerry Mekeel at the Hotel Wailea in Maui. One sip and you’ll be island-bound in no time!
Kula Country Lemonade
2oz vodka of choice
3 spearmint leaves
3 fresh very ripe strawberries
1 cup fresh squeezed lemonade
In a blender add strawberries and lemonade, after thoroughly blended, add to vodka and shake well. Tear the mint leaves to release the flavor and scent, and then add to cocktail.
3 strawberries to one cup of lemonade should make enough juice for 2 cocktails.
2oz vodka of choice
1-2 teaspoons of fresh juiced ginger (depending on taste)
Top glass with fresh liliko’i juice* (passion fruit juice)
Shake and enjoy!
To make fresh liliko’i juice you need 1 liliko’i per 1 cup of water. Use all of the insides of the fruit: seeds, pulp & juice. To sweeten, you can use organic cane sugar, pure honey or agave nectar. If you use sugar add 2 tablespoons per 1 fruit/1 cup water. If you use honey/agave, use 1 tablespoon. Liliko’i can be too tart for some, so make sure the fruit is in ripest stage. Also, add more or less sweetener according to your personal taste.
Pina Colada on the Rocks
2oz silver rum of choice
2 wedges of fresh squeezed lime (discard lime after squeezing, adding it makes drink too tart)
Fresh pineapple juice
Fresh coconut water
Add rum and lime juice to glass, then add 1/4 pineapple juice to 3/4 of coconut W\water, to fill the remainder of the glass. For a sweeter drink, add the juices in equal amounts.
It’s a big celebratory weekend, and the calories will quickly add up if you order a pint of ale one after the other to toast everyone’s favorite saint. Instead, try one of these festive cocktails developed by Polar Seltzer and get all the great cheer and taste without the dreaded calories! Wherever you’re celebrating, be sure to be safe and, as always, have fun!
GREEN APPLE WHISKEY
These apples are not to be taken lightly.
35 ml of whiskey
10 ml apple schnapps
25 ml unfiltered apple juice
10 ml lime juice
Polar® Granny Smith Apple Seltzer
Granny Smith Apple, sliced thin for garnish
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Swirl to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over quality ice. Garnish with apple slices.
Bright flavors to remind you and 3 of your friends that spring is just around the corner.
Polar® Lime Seltzer
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons sugar
8 oz Irish whiskey
Lime wedges, garnish
Whisk together lime juice, sugar until the sugar dissolves and then add rum. Divide this mixture between 4 glasses and top with Polar® Seltzer. Garnish with lime and enjoy with friends.
Refreshing mixture of both lemon and beer…and you thought the Arnold Palmer was good.
1 1/2 cups Polar® Lemon Seltzer
12 ounces beer
2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
2 lemon wedges
First, combine equal amounts of Polar® seltzer, beer and limeade. Now, pour into a tall glass and garnish with lemon wedges.
Refreshing apple-lime twist on beer.
Polar® Lime Seltzer
1 part Farm-stand apple cider
2 parts Irish-style lager
1 part Goslings Rum
0.5 part Lime juice
Into a large tall glass, combine lime juice, rum, apple cider and cinnamon. Add beer. Top with Polar® Seltzer.
Finally, a reason to try that Irish red beer.
Slices of ginger
2 parts Apple juice
1 part Goslings rum
2 parts Irish Red Ale
Polar® Premium Ginger Ale
Green Apple, slices
Muddle together the ginger, apple juice and rum in the bottom of glass. Add beer. Top off with Polar® ginger ale and garnish with apples.
That other clown can forget about his version. This grown-up milkshake is the perfect excuse to be Irish on St. Patty’s Day.
2 ounces Vanilla vodka
2 ounces of Creme de Menthe Liqueur
Splash of Cream
Vanilla Polar Seltzer
Build the drink in a goblet glass. Begin by adding the vodka and green liqueur. Then the ice cream and a slash of cream. Without stirring, slowly top with Polar Vanilla Seltzer…and watch the magic happen. Serve with a spoon.
IRISH EGG CREAM
With so many Irish in New York – home of the Egg Cream – we thought we’d offer up a green one.
Creme de Menthe
Polar® Vanilla Seltzer
Add a generous amount of the green liqueur to the bottom of a goblet. Add in ice cream and then slowly top with Polar Seltzer to create the yummy fame.
First things first – I’m no fashion plate. In fact, I couldn’t tell the difference between Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, or Givenchy. That I even know those are designers (with the help of a Google search) is impressive. (NOTE: Not that I wouldn’t want to learn, say, with a dress up day?)
So when I came across an email regarding Fashion Week in London, my first inclination was to delete. And then I saw that the info was cocktail-themed.
I do enjoy a nice cocktail.
In the spirit of London Fashion Week, the mixologists at The May Fair Hotel in London, the “official hotel” for the week, have whipped up six shoe-inspired cocktails. Imagine a delicious cocktail inspired by your favorite, fun and flirty shoe style. Fun!
Seeing as how most of us probably aren’t headed to London for Fashion Week, the May Fair has made the drink recipes available so that we can mix it up at home. And if you are fortunate enough to snag a seat along the runways, the cocktails are available at the May Fair February 13 – 28.
The Peep Toe
2 oz Hennessy
1 oz creme de mure
dash lemon juice
dash gomme syrup
Martini glass garnish with cocktail cherry and orange twist on the stir
The Mary Jane
2 dashes Archers Peach Schnapps
1 oz creme de Framboise
1 ½ oz Grey goose
1 oz pomegranate juice
Martini glass garnish with pomegranate wedge and seeds
The Red Stiletto
½ oz Stoli Raspberry
dash Cherry liqueur
dash raspberry pure
5 oz Duval LeRoy
Champagne glass garnish with raspberry, mint leaves and stir
The Strappy Sandal
2 oz Hendricks gin
dash Martini Dry
1 oz Martini Rosso
dash Gran Manier
Martini glass, garnish with lemon twist and stir
The Velvet Mule
1 ½ oz Sailor jerry rum
3 oz ginger beer
3 fresh lime wedges
Mojito glass garnish with lime slices and cocktail cherry
The Classic Court
1 ½ oz Bison Grass Vodka
½ oz Manzana apple liqueur
3 oz apple juice
Dash Gomme syrup
Fresh apple crushed
Mojito glass garnish with apple slices and cherry