Mother's Day

 

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Amaretto Sours are great for those before dinner drinks. Smooth, sweet/sour and light they are the perfect drink to get the party started and keep it going. While there are some Amaretto's out there we still always reach for Amaretto de Saronna. Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason.

Two of my favorites Champange and Vodka. Just a tip to make this the best tasting brunch drink, chill the Champagne in the freezer before mixing your while the chilling over ice works it introduces water into the drink through the shards of ice!

Pretty as an ocean view, this drink is light and sweet, just in time for spring and summer. Great to look at it also works well as a punch.

Named after the Australian Howler monkeys, called Banshee’s. You can substitute ice cream for a really rich dessert drink. They’re like the frozen chocolate bananas you get at the fair. they're a real guilty pleasure!

Light and refreshing this is a perfect drink for a summer brunch. Add fresh blueberries and basil with homemade lemonade and a is a hit.

Bee's Knees was slang in the 20's for something new and fresh, this drink was mostly likely named for that saying. We used Raw Organic Orange Blossom Honey to make the honey syrup. There are different raw honeys and they will carry with them the flower flavor so experiment if you're a honey lover.

This drink is strong enough to keep you going far into the night. This is a great drink for a late afternoon pool party. In a tall glass with lots of sparkle from the San Pellegrino this will be the hit of any summer party.

Classic is good, Champagne Cocktail fits that description. Perfect for almost any celebration, easy to set up and serve. Classics are classics for a reason!

While it doesn't taste very strong this cocktails has quite the bite. The pear taste is so smooth you man not notice the kick! Enjoy it is the perfect drink for friends and food. A riff on the classic cocktail the French 75, the Citrus 75 updates the taste and mood with the hint of citrus and a float of Gin. Very refreshing and light. Perfect for the occasion where a lower proof is needed like, brunch or a afternoon get together. The Citrus Brunch is a light pretty drink that hits all the high citrus notes with the sparkle of Champagne.

Nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle!  We made a kickin' and added chocolate stars and real editable gold flakes.  (available on Amazon)  This is a fun girly drink and one of the few that when you finish the drink well you have to eat the chocolate stars.  Oh darn!  Holiday cocktails should be fun and that's just what this one is, fun.

Elegant and sophisticated in both looks and taste the is pretty amazing.  We started by using organic Dry Fly® Gin, a light clean gin with a smooth taste and just the barest hint of juniper.  This drink combines that with substituting the vermouth with another botanicals, Elderflower Liqueur.  We used Thatchers® which is also organic for one of the smoothest takes on a martini we've had in a while.

Fuzzy Navels popped up in the 80’s along with big hair bands and clubs that appealed to younger clientele that liked the sweet taste. Seen as a sorority girl drink it was light, fun and didn’t knock you out!

Light and sweet, Georgia Peach

Hop and Skip is another dessert drink that will hit all the right notes when you just want to finish the evening with something sweet and right. Just the right amount of kick this drink will help you ease into the right frame of mind.

Kahula and Cream is a great after dinner drink that goes down like a cold adult coffee! Low proof and very drinkable this is a great drink for when you just want something tasty to finish off the evening but still get up in the morning to go to work. A little on the rich side the heavy cream offsets the coffee liqueur with just the right level of sweetness. Yum!

Fun to look at this Kiwi Spring Lemonade has citrus Vodka and Chartreuse for a herbal twist on the classic lemonade. Not only does it make it more interesting but it keeps it from becoming too sweet! "

La Fleur d'Amour is created San Francisco Mixologist Fleur Bailey who writes this about her drink. Don’t let the pretty feminine name of this cocktail fool you into thinking it will be a dainty treat. While the name means “The Flower of Love”, the idea in this sense is more of a passionate, fiery Cleopatra than a sweet Cinderella. Passion, power and spice are what this libation represents combining two of my greatest loves in a beverage, pear and ginger, and the marriage between them makes for an almighty potion. I always like to use fresh ingredients in my drinks and ginger provides that unmistakable fervor. La Fleur d’Amour is versatile enough you can drink it without the sparkling wine if you like a strong cocktail and appreciate the kick of ginger. It’s also a nice brunch alternative to a mimosa or Kir Royale if you use just a little of the mix in a glass of bubbly. A strong mimosa that is, this is one of those libations that go down as easy as lemonade, so keep that in mind before you’re responsible for your guests passing out for the afternoon. While there are variations of pear-flavored vodkas, it’s worthwhile to honor the French with this one because Grey Goose makes the cleanest, most delicate pear-flavored vodka than any other I’ve tried. They use the Anjou Pear that is cultivated in the Loire Valley, with water naturally filtered through Champagne limestone. They call theirs the “World’s Best Tasting Vodka”, and in this case I have to agree.

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Lemonade Lush is a lemon twist on a margarita. Less on the lime side and more on the sour lemon side this drink is a great counterpoint to the traditional margarita.

The Orange Buck is a great drink, tart and refreshing. We made this one with fresh squeezed organic juice to it was very tart. If you want more sweetness you can add 1/2 oz of simple syrup for a slightly sweeter taste.

Daiquirí became popular in the 1940s. Wartime rationing made whiskey, vodka, etc., hard to come by, yet because of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy (which opened up trade and travel relations with Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean), rum was easily obtainable. The Good Neighbor Policy (also known as 'The Pan-American program'), helped make Latin America seem fashionable. Consequently, rum-based drinks (once frowned upon as being the domain of sailors and down-and-outs), also became fashionable, and the Daiquirí saw a tremendous rise in popularity in the US. Originally served over cracked ice, Bacardi Rum, sugar and fresh lime juice it is now served frozen with a variety of different flavors. Two of our favorites are the lime and peach are included as well. Other fruits that translate well are peach, strawberries, raspberries or papaya.

The Passion Fruit Punch and Peachy Keen are great summer drinks that play into the seasonal fruits and tastes of summer. Great around the pool or with a midday brunch these drinks bring of the best in food while tasting like the best that summer has to offer.

The creamier version of the Pink Lady for this recipe is thought to have been around since the 1920's. As most older drinks there are many versions this one uses both cream and an egg white. Once named on Esquire's list of the ten worst cocktails, most likely due to it's girly nature and color, it is still a great drink that has more kick then one would think.

With Rose syrup from 1883 and Hibiscus Vodka this martini is as tasty as it is pretty. A delightful light tasting martini that will make you feel like a princess!

OMG, this is like drinking your favorite candy bar! Salted Caramel Martini is awesome if you you want something sweet and yummy. Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico and Kahlua along with some salted Caramel Syrup blend to perfection.

The Screwdriver reportedly got its name because American petroleum engineers in Saudi Arabia secretly added vodka to small cans of orange juice and stirred the mixture with their screwdrivers in the late 40’s. It gained prominent in the 50’s and has remained a popular drink since. It is usually one of the first drinks many people try since all you can really taste is the orange juice. It is an easy addition to your party list with only 2 ingredients, Vodka and OJ.

The perfect after dinner drink or fun drink to share with the girls S'mores Martini is yummy. This drink is sweet, strong and smooth. Not to mention it tastes just like S'mores!

Daiquiri became popular in the 1940s. Wartime rationing made whiskey, vodka, etc., hard to come by, yet because of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy (which opened up trade and travel relations with Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean), rum was easily obtainable. The Good Neighbor Policy (also known as 'The Pan-American program'), helped make Latin America seem fashionable. Consequently, rum-based drinks (once frowned upon as being the domain of sailors and down-and-outs), also became fashionable, and the Daiquiri saw a tremendous rise in popularity in the US. Originally served over cracked ice, Bacardi Rum, sugar and fresh lime juice it is now served frozen with a variety of different flavors. Two of our favorites are the lime and peach are included as well. Other fruits that translate well are peach, strawberries, raspberries or papaya.

Margaritas have come a long way from the classic Tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. There are many variations as well as serving options. Frozen, Rocks, Up, Salted or not are all part of the large group of recipes. A basic search could return 100’s of recipes all slightly different. At the core though remains Tequila and lime. Adding any number of fruits, switching out the liquors and lead to an endless variety. Some of our favorites, the classic Agave Margarita, the fall taste of the Italian Margarita or the dramatic kick of the Top Shelf Margarita are very drinkable. All of these drinks will get you started exploring the wonderful world of Margaritas and Tequilas. The fewer ingredients and liquors the better the Tequila needs to be for the best taste. Invented in the 1940’s it has, in all its permutations, remained a popular drink since then.

All drinks listed are: Amaretto Sour, Aperol Spritz, Arctic Kiss, Azure Lemonade, Banana Banshee, Basil Blueberry Lemonade, Bee's Knees, Berri Mojito, Blood Orange Mist, Bucks Fizz, Carolina Peach Sangria, Champagne Cocktail, Champagne Pear, Chocolate Martini, Citrus 75, Citrus Brunch, Devils Food Chocolate Martini, Enlightened Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Georgia Peach, Ginger Blush, Guava Lime Cooler, Hop And Skip, Kahula and Cream, Kiwi Spring Lemonade, La Fleur dAmour, Lemon Acai Cooler, Lemonade Lush, Melon Martini, Mimosa, Neverland Bellini, Orange Buck, Peach Daiquiri, Peachy Keen, Pink Lady, Prosecco Punch, Quite a Mango, Rose Hibiscus Martini, Salted Caramel Martini, Screwdriver, Sex on the Beach, Smores Martini, Sparkling Hibiscus, Strawberry Daiquiri, Strawberry Thyme Lemonade, Tangerine Rosemary Spritzer, Toasted Almond, Tropical Lifesaver, Viking Fantasy, Watermelon Margarita,