TGIF Cocktail Recipe of the Day: Let’s Get “Blurred” for the VMA
In honor of the upcoming Video Music Awards, we are sharing cocktail recipes that are sure to get you in the party mood. Whether you are hosting a party, or having a party of one you’ll find a recipe that will suit your needs. And, if you’re daring you can create your own drinking game. Who is taking a shot everything J.T is mentioned?
VMA Lemondrop Shots.
4 oz. (120 ml) BULLDOG Gin
1 oz. (30 ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. (30 ml) Simple Syrup
Lemon zest & sugar rim
Directions: Combine Gin, Juice and Syrup shake once done. Split the content into four shot glasses rim the glasses with lemon and sugar. * Makes 4 shots *
1 1/2 oz Caliche Rum
3/4 oz Port Wine
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Cinnamon stick for garnish
Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and stir until well mixed. Strain into an ice filled tall coupe. Grate cinnamon on top and garnish a cinnamon stick.
1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Colada
1 part sour mix
6 Thai basil leaves pulled
Directions: Lightly muddle basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Combine remaining ingredients, except soda. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and stir lightly to mix. Garnish with lime wedge and straw.
As an alternative to sour mix, dissolve 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 part fresh lime juice before muddling. Garnish with an orange slice and skewered cherry.
2 oz Inniskillin Gold
1 scoop passion fruit sorbet (can be muddled frozen fruit instead)
4 leaves basil
Top with soda
Glassware: Highball with pellet ice
Garnish: Basil leaf
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake, strain over fresh ice into a highball glass and garnish.
The Song of Summer
2 oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
½ oz. Crème de Violette
½ oz. Elderflower Liquor
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Soda Water
Directions: Shake all ingredients except soda water and strain over ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
1.5 oz Belvedere Citrus
3 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata
Orange and lemon slice.
Directions: Build over cubed ice into a highball. Garnish with orange and lemon slice.
2 oz. Cruz Tequila Silver
1 tsp. horseradish
5 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 limes, squeezed
2 lemons, squeezed
5 oz. tomato juice
Celery salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice. Garnish with lemon, lime, olive, and celery.
2 oz. Tres Agaves Silver
½ oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
Pinch of salt
3 oz. grapefruit soda
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice and add the tequila. Mix in the grapefruit soda and lime juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
2 parts Tres Agaves Silver
1/2 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
Pinch of salt
3 parts grapefruit soda
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice and add 2 parts Tres Agaves Silver Tequila.Mix in 3 parts of grapefruit soda and 1/2 part lime juice, and garnish with a lime wedge.
The New Fashion
1 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
3 slices of a blood orange
Directions: Muddle 2 blood orange slices and a few Luxardo Cherries together with one dash of orange bitters. Add the Maker’s Mark Bourbon and top off with club soda. Drop in the blood orange slice for garnish.