Sunday, July 4, 2010

Two Cocktails for Your 4th of July Celebration!

OK so we figured you all have your gameplan for the grill by now today is a perfect day to provide some nice refershing cocktail recipes. Don't worry, tomorrow we'll post a Bloody Mary recipe or two.... Happy 4th!

Spiked Arnold Palmer (serves 1 drink)
  • 4oz. freshly squeezed lemonade
  • 4oz. unsweetened iced tea
  • 1oz. iced tea-flavored vodka (ie: Sweet Carolina, Firefly or Teaka Sweet Tea Vodka)
  1. Pour lemonade, iced tea and vodka into shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into ice filled highball glass
  4. Garnish with lemon wedge and mint leaf
  5. Serve

Raspberry Blossom (makes 1 drink)
  • .75oz. raspberry syrup
  • .75oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5oz. Hangar One Mandarin Vodka (or similar)
  • Splash of orange blossom water
  • Egg White (optional)

Shake & strain over ice into rocks glass

To make Raspberry Syrup

  • Bring 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water to a boil
  • Add 1 cup muddled raspberries to hot syrup
  • Steep 45 minutes
  • Strain to remove fruit
  • Chill and use for cocktail

source for both cocktails: http://www.floridatable.com/

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