Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tie One On Tuesday!

Spring is here! Flower are blooming, birds are chirping and I'm thinking of light refreshing cocktails.

Everyone knows I am a huge fan of champagne and of course it is super refreshing. What better way to celebrate the bubbly than with a Champagne Jubilation.
1 oz lemon vodka
2 tsp, Blue Agave Syrup
Lemon garnish

Muddle lemons and blue agave
Add ice and lemon vodka
Strain into champagne flute and top with champagne
Garnish with lemon slice
I seriously need one or fifteen of these!

Next up on our spring fling is The Garden Tonic.

4 mint leaves
2 dashes Celery bitters
2 teaspoons St. Germain Elderflower Liquer
1 1/2 ounces Gin
3 ounces tonic water
Fresh lime wedge
Muddle the mint leaves and the bitters
Add ice
Pour in the liqueur and the gin
Top with tonic water and stir
Garnish with a lime wedge
It's like a little garden party in your mouth without the clean up and rude guest.

The last on our list is an oldie but a goody. It has been around forever and was very popular with starlets in the 1930's. The Orange Blossom Cocktail  may seem a  little off with the egg whites but it really takes the bitter taste of of the drink. 
1 dash of orange bitters
1/2 teaspoon of egg whites
1 oz of gin
1 dash of grenadine
1 oz orange juice
Mix all ingredients, shake well and served in a medium glass.

 There ya go, a little spritzer to sip while watching the flowers grow. Ahhh spring-you've won my heart.


sewitsforyou said...

these sound YUMMY!!!

Becky said...

Wow! Do you keep your bar fully stocked?!?! Your drinks have so many interesting ingrediments! (Yes, I typed that on porpose!) that too.

It's late and I'm having a wee drink myself - heehee

Unknown said...

LOL! We do keep our bar fully stocked-lots of rum and weird bitters. We have friends that are mixologist and they give us weird stuff all the time for our bar.

sweetness said...

CHAMPAGNE!! Get in my belly, please. Thank you.