Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Red, White and Blue Sangria

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Ingredients:

2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

Tips:

*To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool. Now it’s simple syrup!
*Use fresh fruit for this recipe. Frozen just won’t be great.
*To make star-shaped pineapple pieces, cut long & wide pieces of pineapple off the side of the fresh fruit. use a star cutter to cut shapes.

Resource

Recipe Girl

Red White and Blue Sangria

Recipe and Photo via Punch Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refridgerator for at least four hours.

Friday Signature Cocktail Day

Signature Cocktail  for a warm wedding in the Caribbean

Frozen Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3 to 4 large slices (3 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick) peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 8 lemons)
  • Lemon rounds, for garnish

Directions

  • Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in ginger. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  • Transfer ginger pieces to a blender with remaining 21/2 cups water, and blend until finely chopped. Strain, discarding solids. Pour ginger water into syrup, and stir lemon juice. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan, and freeze overnight.
  • Break frozen mixture into chunks, and transfer to a bowl. Whisk until slushy. Divide among glasses, and garnish with lemon rounds.

Not in the market for a destination wedding Signature Cocktail, choose this one to celebrate the official weekend of summer!

Recipe and image via Martha Stewart Wedding

Signature Cocktail Friday ~ The Pink Bikini

It was love at first sight!!  A coconut filled with a pink tropical libation.  Presentation as always indicated is a BIG plus, this cocktail delivers from the glass (lack thereof) and the color it is sure to wow!

Amp up the cool factor, serve frozen!

Coastal Living Magazine featured this recipe, ok so this is one of 15 Coconut Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1.75-liter) bottle raspberry lemonade (we used Simply Lemonade) $
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut rum
  • 1 cup amaretto liqueur

Preparation

  1. Combine raspberry lemonade, coconut rum, and amaretto liqueur in a large pitcher. Stir well, and serve over ice.

Julia Rutland, Coastal Living
APRIL 2010

Signature Cocktail Friday ~ S’more’s Martinis

THE S’MORES MARTINI

1 oz. chocolate vodka
1 oz. Baily’s Irish Cream
1 oz. chocolate liquor
1 oz. Cream de Cacao
1 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. heavy cream
Toasted marshmallows, graham crackers (crushed), chocolate syrup, bamboo Martini skewers.

Dip the rim of glasses into the chocolate syrup, then into the crushed crackers. Chill glasses in freezer.
Pour all remaining ingredients, except marshmallows, into a Martini shaker filled with ice, and shake until well blended.

Pour into martini glasses.

Skewer the toasted marshmallows on the bamboo skewers, place across the rim and serve.

Recipe Courtesy of Elle Rochelle Blogspot

Destination Wedding ~ Signature Cocktail Friday

The Pear Martini

The Pear Martini is an elegant addition to fall destination wedding.

Liquor:

1 1/4 oz. Smirnoff Pear vodka

1/2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur

1/4 oz. Sour Apple Pucker

Fruits & mixers:

Pear

Champagne

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix vodka and liqueurs with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and float champagne. Garnish with pear slice.

Recipe courtesy bartender Kyle Kline

Union Bar + Food

782 N. High St., Short North

614-421-2233

unioncafe.com

Recipe from Columbus Alive

Destination Wedding Signature Cocktail Friday, the Leopardtini

Leopardtini, Hula Island

Leopardtini, Hula Island

 A signature cocktail with its very own signature glass… too fab! Rock on Destination Wedding Brides and Grooms

Leopardtini Glass from HulaIsland.com

Leopardtini Glass from HulaIsland.com

Glass and Recipe from http://www.hulaisland.com/

Signature Cocktail Time

Elegant Cocktail by Celebrity Chef Jaime Oliver

Elegant Cocktail by Celebrity Chef Jaime Oliver

This post is about showing sampling of stylish cocktails meant to inspire you, in your search for the cocktail that defines you as a couple, your signature cocktail.

Lehi Lovin from KLS.com

Lehi Lovin from KLS.com

I love to kick off the cocktail reception at a destination wedding with a super cool looking cocktail, it provides a prelude to the celebration.   By combining interesting colors and flavors you and your sweetie can  concoct a drink that is all your own or click on the links to these great looking cocktails and you will be directed to the recipe.  There are so many wonderful recipes for Signature Cocktails, with and without liquor.

Palm Springs Punch by Food Network's Sandra Lee

Palm Springs Punch by Food Network's Sandra Lee

Keep in mind you should check with the venue to be sure that the ingredients you are selecting  for your cocktail are available.

Blueberry Lime Margarita from eatingwell.com

Blueberry Lime Margarita from eatingwell.com

Not only is serving a Signature Cocktail  another way to add flavor and style to your destination wedding, it can become something associated with the two of you as a couple.  You can serve them at parties for years to come and it will be another reminder of what a wonderful time was had by all at your destination wedding.

Elegant Cocktail from Canadian House and Home

Elegant Cocktail from Canadian House and Home

Have I mentioned how much fun it is to trying recipes or to coming up with your own recipes?  If I have not it is!