The Perfect Drink for our Valentine bella social - February 8, 2011 - BELLA PASSION ELIXER -To keep calories in check, use seltzer along with juice in drinks like vodka and cranberry. This version gets a raspberry twist with cranberry-raspberry juice and raspberries for garnish. For the prettiest garnish, start with big, plump fresh raspberries and freeze them yourself.
Ingredients: 5 fresh mint leaves 1 teaspoon(s) granulated sugar 4 wedge(s) lime, juiced 2 ounce(s) Bacardi Razz 1/4 ounce(s) Chambord 1/4 ounce(s) blue Curaçao 1 splash(es) club soda Mint, for garnish Raspberries and blueberries, for garnish Directions: In a tall glass, crush mint with a fork. Add sugar and lime juice; stir. Add Bacardi, Chambord, and blue Curaçao; mix. Top with club soda. Garnish.
Pureed fresh mangos, pineapple juice, and golden rum make a simple and refreshing tropical cocktail. You can make a big batch of the mango-rum puree ahead of time so you’ll be party-ready when guests arrive.
Ingredients 3 ounce(s) Ketel One Citroen 1 ounce(s) Watermelon Pucker 1/2 ounce(s) Cointreau or triple sec 1 splash(es) lemonade 1 splash(es) 7-Up Watermelon slice, for garnish Directions Mix all ingredients together over ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.
Grape Sparkler Provided By: Strained, pureed red grapes are the base for this sweet and tangy grape cocktail. If you have very sweet grapes, you might not need the full amount of honey. Taste as you go. For a special treat, freeze extra whole grapes ahead of time and float them in the drink along with the ice cubes.