Blue Martini Cocktail Recipe

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The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive. Over the years, the martini has become one of the most well-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken once called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet”,and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude”.-(Wikepedia)  For a splash of color for countries with Red, White and Blue as their color, add a cherry.

The blue martini with bite!

Blue Martini Recipe Ingredients

60ml (or approx 2 oz) Vodka
15ml (or approx � oz) Blue Curacao Liqueur
10ml (or approx � oz) lime juice
small wedge of lemon or lime
6 ice cubes

Blue Martini Recipe Directions

Into a cocktail shaker, pour the Gin and Curacao.
Add ice.
Shake well.
Rub the rim of the martini glass with the wedge of lemon/ lime.
Strain and pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into a martini glass.
Finish by arranging a twist of lemon on the rim of the martini glass.

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Cuba: Mojito Recipe

A Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular in the island.

  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Fresh yerbabuena (or mint) leaves
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • Soda water

Put sugar and lime juice in a glass. Crush a few fresh mint leaves into the sugar and the lime juice. Add one ounce of white rum and ice cubes. Fill with soda water and serve with a sprig of mint.

Honduran Sugarcane Cocktail by Chef Jesus Bonilla

This cocktail was created by Chef Jesus Bonilla.       His imagination never ceases to amaze me.  

Cana de azucar marinadas en caipirinha Hondurena (aguardiente, limon y soda) y hielo frappe.

En Ingles:  Marinated sugarcane Honduran caipirinha (aguardiente, lime and soda) and crushed ice.  Aguardiente is a clear alcoholic drink that looks like vodka, but tastes so much better. It is made in Colombia, and means “sizzling or fire water”

Chef Bonilla says “I made it for Honduras Vanguardia event… was a total success. I took my costumer back to their childhood with this.”

written by MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson

Bloody Mary Drink Recipe

The Bloody Mary is sometimes used to treat hangovers when it is served in the morning. In the United States, the Bloody Mary is a popular drink choice at restaurants that serve brunch.[7]

While there is not much complexity in mixing vodka and tomato juice, more elaborate versions of the drink have become trademarks of the bartenders who make them. A common garnish is a celery stalk when served in a tall glass, often over ice.

This is theBloody Mary recipe as taught by the New York School of Bartending:

Ingredients

1 oz. to 1½ oz. (30-45 ml) vodka in a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill glass with tomato juice
1 dash celery salt
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash Tabasco sauce
2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
Dash of lemon or lime juice

Garnish with celery stalk.

May be shaken vigorously or stirred lazily, as desired. Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or fish (salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Occasionally, pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also used.

Packaged Bloody Mary mixes that combine the spicy, non-alcoholic components of a Bloody Mary are commercially available.

Pink Lemonade Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Pink Lemonade Mimosas. It is one part lemonade and one part sparkling wine or champagne.  To use ingredients of this recipe, find what you need at Trader Joes’ such as the Trader Joe’s French Market Sparkling Lemonade and
See Review of Wilson Creek Winery‘s Almond Champagne: http://multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/product-reviews/item/2067-review-of-wilson-creek-almond-champagne-and-sparkling-wine-varieties.html

History of Rompope A Christmas Holiday Drink

¡Salud! [Photographs: María del Mar Sacasa]
From seriouseats.com

Rompope is an eggnog-like drink made with eggsmilk, and vanilla flavouring. The egg yolks impart a yellow hue to the emulsified beverage. It is a traditional drink known as such in Costa RicaEl Salvador and particularly in Mexico, where, it is believed to have been originally made in the convents of the city of Puebla. The word rompope is a derivation of the word rompon, which is used to describe the Spanish version of eggnog that came to Mexico. The Spanish version utilizes rum as its main ingredient, hence the root of both words rom-pon and rom-pope, but in Central America, Guatemala,Honduras and El Salvador, there is also a similar beverage known as rompopo.

Seriouseats.com -The first rompope was brewed by nuns in the Santa Clara convent in Puebla, Mexico in the 17th century, a derivation of Spanish ponche de huevo. At the time, the Catholic Church was prominent in government and society, and convents often hosted visiting officials and religious dignitaries. As such, fine cuisine was developed in the cloisters with the Clarists garnering much acclaim for their confections and sweets.

Rompope is served chilled, often over ice, but, the drink is also popular in Nicaragua, where it is served warm as well.  READ MORE

Learn about the Puerto Rican Holiday Drink Coquito and See Recipe

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

 

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An old fashion drink has been made popular again with hit series Mad Men.  One of the earliest recipes for an Old Fashioned, written in 1895, specifies the following (with a jigger being 1.5 US fluid ounces (44 ml)):

“Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece ice, a piece lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass
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Traditional Cocktails of the Belmont Stakes

he Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crownheld every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Therace occurs five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. (This year the Belmont Stakes will be Saturday, June 6.)

The Belmont Breeze and the White Carnation are traditional libations featured at the race. So place your bets, take a seat in front of the tube, and feel like you’re at the track by sipping on one of these delicious cocktails. For the White Carnation I used Square Oneorganic vodka and Milky Way Dairy Farm light cream from just down the road in Starr, S.C. For the Belmont Breeze, I skipped the 7 up and sugary mixers and instead made my own simple syrup and used freshly squeezed juices. I think that the Belmont Breeze would also benefit from some mint from the garden.

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