Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Libations

I'm in a thirsty mood, so I thought I would share some of my favorite drinks and their recipes... enjoy them with your partner and make some wonderful music together ;-) Recipes from The Webtender

1. Bloody Mary
1 1/2 oz Vodka
3 oz Tomato juice
1 dash Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops Tabasco sauce
1 wedge Lime
Mixing instructions:
Shake all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the wedge of lime and serve.

2. Tequila Sunrise
2 measures Tequila
Orange juice
2 dashes Grenadine
Mixing instructions:
Pour tequila in a highball glass with ice, and top with orange juice. Stir. Add grenadine by tilting glass and pouring grenadine down side by flipping the bottle vertically very quickly. The grenadine should go straight to the bottom and then rise up slowly through the drink. Garnish stirrer, straw and cherry-orange.

1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple sec
1 oz Lime juice
Mixing instructions:
Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice, dip rim in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

4. Mudslide
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Kahlua
2 oz Bailey's irish cream
Mixing instructions:
Mix with cracked ice in a shaker. Serve in a chilled highball glass

5. Long Island Iced Tea
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Light rum
1/2 oz Gin
1 dash Coca-Cola
Twist of Lemon peel (or lime)
Mixing instructions:
Mix all contents in a highball glass and sitr gently. Add dash of Coca-Cola for the coloring and garnish with lemon or lime twist.

6. Tom Collins
2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon juice
1 tsp superfine Sugar
3 oz Club soda
1 Maraschino cherry
1 Orange slice
Mixing instructions:
In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a collins glass alomst filled with ice cubes. Add the club soda. Stir and garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.

7. Daiquiri
1 1/2 oz Light rum
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1 tsp Powdered sugar
Mixing instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

8. Sloe Gin Fizz
1 1/2 oz Sloe gin (DeKuyper)
1 tsp Lemon juice
Ice cubes
Fill with Soda water
Mixing instructions:
Pour sloe gin and lemon juice over ice in glass. Fill with soda. Garnish with cucumber stick or lemon peel.

9. Singapore Sling
1/2 oz Cherry brandy
1/2 oz Grenadine
1 oz Gin
2 oz Sweet and sour
Carbonated water
1 Cherry
Mixing instructions:
Pour grenadine, gin, and sweet and sour into a collins glass over ice cubes and stir well. Fill with carbonated water and top with cherry brandy. Add the cherry on top and serve

10. Amaretto Sour
1 1/2 oz Amaretto
3 oz Sour mix
Mixing instructions:
Shake and strain. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.(NOTE: I like mine with a splash of orange juice)

11. Pina Colada
3 oz Light rum
3 tblsp Coconut milk
3 tblsp Pineapple, Crushed
Mixing instructions:
Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time. Strain into a collins glass and serve with a straw.

12. Fuzzy Navel
1 1/2 oz Peach schnapps
Orange juice to taste
Mixing instructions:
Pour peach schnapps into ice filled collins glass. Fill with orange juice and stir to combine.

13. Irish Coffee
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tsp Brown sugar (Demerara)
6 oz hot Coffee
Heavy cream
Mixing instructions:
Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in mug and stir to dissolve. Float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix.


Jenn said...

2,8 & 9 would make my list. What a fun idea for a T13.

Anonymous said...

Great set of recipes.

Helen Hardt said...

Oh wow, this is great! I don't think I even know thirteen cocktails, LOL. I usually drink red wine, but I enjoy a good Bloody Mary or Margarita. I'll have to send my pal Lara Dien over here. She's famous on the Wilder loop for her cocktails.


Briana said...

Hey ladies, now I'm thirsty. These are many of my fav's too, especially the amaretto sour. And in a bit of shamless promotion, go check out my blog. You will definately appreciate it,and you will need one of these drinks to cool off afterwards.