Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bottoms Up: Cocktail Recipes

Whether you are toasting to love with your significant other, or your best friend, raise your glass filled with one of these tasty recipes this Valentines Day!

Rainbow of Love

1 bottle chilled Prosecco
1/2 oz. dry gin
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. chilled pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. chilled orange juice
1/2 oz. chilled grapefruit juice
1 whole strawberry

Chill a long fluted champagne glass a few hours in the refrigerator before preparing.
When ready to serve, remove the glass and pour in juices, gin and a touch of Cointreau. Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco. Gently stir.

Romeo & Juliet
Warmed your hearts with..

1 1/2 oz. Patron Silver tequila
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/4 oz. cherry or Chambord raspberry liquor
2 oz. chilled peach juice
3 maraschino cherries, garnish
Orange spiral, garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add tequila (or Absolut Apeach), Grand Marnier, cherry liquor and peach juice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour into a chilled fluted glass or large martini glass.

Place orange spiral on the lip of the glass so it drapes down the side.
For a fluted glass: drop a cherry into drink.
For a martini glass: skewer three cherries on a swizzle stick and lay across the lip.
Recipes from Fine Living