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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Episode 022 - Summertime Cocktails

Summer is upon us here in the States so it's time to head out to the pool, fire up the barbeque grill and enjoy some summertime cocktails.

Recipe from the Listener Feedback section:

Floridita
1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/8 oz white creme de cacao
1/8 oz grenadine
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. I lime twist would be an excellent addition.

Simple juice drinks mentioned in this episode:

Cape Cod
1 oz vodka
Fill cranberry juice
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with cranberry juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Greyhound
1 oz vodka
Fill grapefruit juice
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with grapefruit juice.

Salty Dog
Same as a greyhound but rim the glass with salt.

Screwdriver
1 oz bodka
Fill orange juice
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with orange juice.

Madras
1 oz vodka
Fill orange juice
Fill cranberry juice.
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with half orange juice and half cranberry juice.

Sea Breeze
1 oz vodka
Fill cranberry juice
Fill grapefruit juice
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with half cranberry juice and half grapefruit juice.

Bay Breeze
1 oz vodka
Fill pineapple juice
Fill cranberry juice
Pour vodka over ice in a tall glass and fill with half pineapple juice and half cranberry juice.


Summertime cocktails:

Electric Lemonade
1 oz light rum or citrus vodka (I've heard of them used with either. I like both ways.)
1/2 oz blue curacao
1 oz sweet and sour (try 1/2 oz lemon juice and 1/2 oz simple syrup)
Fill with lemon/lime soda (like Sprite or 7-up)
Pour ingredients into a collins glass filled with cracked ice. Stir. Top with the soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge or twist.

Planter's Punch*
2 oz dark rum
3 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
2 tsp simple syrup
splash grenadine
splash triple sec
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled collins glass with cracked ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. Insert a drinking straw.
*There are LOTS of recipes out there for Planter's Punch. This is just one version that I can give. Listen to the show for more information on the Planter's Punch.

Zombie
1 oz gold Puerto Rican rum
1 oz white Puerto Rican rum
1 oz 151 Demerara rum
1 tsp brown sugar
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1 oz passion fruit syrup
dash angostura bitters
In a shaker without ice, dissolve brown sugar in the lemon and lime juice. Now fill with ice. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice in a collins glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Tidal Wave
1 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz tequila
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 tsp grenadine
Pour all ingredients in a blender with a full cup of crushed ice. Blend and pour into a collins glass.

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