Drink of the Day: Tropical Delights

Aloha!! Today I am feeling in a bit of a tropical mood. Here are some fabulous drink recipes for some of the top ten tropical drinks as shared by whattodrink.com. (See their full list of the top ten tropical drinks at… http://www.whattodrink.com/tropicaldrinks/)

First up we have the lovely Blue Hawaiian:

Ingredients:

-3/4 oz Light Rum
-3/4 oz Vodka
-1/2 oz Blue Curacao
-3 oz Pineapple Juice
-1 oz Sweet & Sour Mix

Directions:

Combine ingredients and mix well. If using ice, mix in a blender. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Next its time to get loose with a Hurricane:

Ingredients:

• 2 oz light rum (try Meyers Silver)
• 2 oz dark rum (Try Meyers Dark or Appleton Estate)
• 2 oz passion fruit juice
• 1 oz orange juice
• 1 Tbsp simple syrup
• 1 Tbsp grenadine
• juice of one half lime
• orange slice and cherry for garnish

Directions:

Toss everything into a shaker with ice and mix well. Pour into chilled hurricane glass. Garnish with orange slice, cherry, and mini umbrella.

Finally, everyone loves a Mai Tai:

Ingredients:

-1/2 oz. Curacao, orange
-1 oz. Rum, dark
-1 oz. Rum, light
-1/3 oz. (fresh) Lime Juice
-1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup
-1/6 oz  sugar syrup

Directions:

Shake everything except the dark rum in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into high ball glass over ice. Float with the dark rum and garnish with pineapple spear, lime peel, and straw.

So… next time you feel a little fruity, or the island breezes are calling your name, just whip up one of these lovely concoctions and relax the day away!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Sources: http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2010/nov/03/blue-hawaii/

http://tikiloungetalk.com/2011/06/04/the-hurricane-your-tiki-bar-exotic-cocktail-for-the-weekend/

http://www.gulabjamun.info/tag/mai-tai-drink/

Drink of the Day: Appletini

Everyone loves an Appletini right?! I know I do! The sultry green color and delicious sour apple taste always leaves me satisfied. Come on, I know all you tough fellas out there would even like this drink. It’s so easy to make and yet so very tasty and rewarding. Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz green-apple schnapps

Directions:

  1. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Now wasn’t that simple? So whether you are entertaining or it’s just a party for one, mix it up and enjoy this simple, yet classic martini.

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Source: http://cocktails.about.com/od/cocktailrecipes/r/apple_mrtni.htm

Drink of the Day: Pink Panties

So one day I was at home chilling with my cousin and she said, “I sure could use some Pink Panties.” Perplexed, I responded, “I think Victoria’s Secret is having their 5 for $25 sale otherwise I can’t help you.” She laughed and responded “No stupid…the drink.” I laughed and said, “Well how do you make it and will it cost a lot? Because I’m a student on a budget!” She said, “It’s so easy.” And it was well worth it…

Ingredients:

1 Can of frozen pink lemonade mix

1 Bottle of your favorite Vodka or Gin

1 tablespoon of Cool Whip

Ice

Strawberries (Optional)

Directions:

First fill a blender about 2/3 of the way with ice. Add a little less than half the can of pink lemonade. Next, add a tablespoon of Cool Whip and blend. The end result should be a thick creamy delight. If not, just add more ice. Also you can add strawberries for a compliment of flavor. Enjoy!!!

So the next time you’re at home yearning for something cool to drink just whip up some Pink Panties!!

But remember…

Pink Panties

NOT Pink Panties!!!!
Cheers!!!
Jia , Editor

Recipe of the Day: Whiskey Sour

Here at Liquor Cabinets, we don’t always expect you to go out to get a drink and have a good time. If you’re on a budget, maybe you just want “to kick off your shoes and relax your feet” with your friends. That’s why we are introducing the “Recipe of the Day” feature and I’m starting it off with one of my favorite drinks, a Whiskey Sour.

The recipe is simple:

  • 2 oz of your favorite blended whiskey
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 cherry
  • 1/2 slice lemon
  • Shaker

Shake blended whiskey, lemon juice, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

That’s all there is to it. Now get your “fish face” ready as you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Whiskey Sour & Bullz-Eye