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On-Hand Cocktails: Madras

June 26th, 2014


A drink that tastes as beautiful as it looks, the madras is a reminiscent of the cosmopolitan but contains more cranberry and less sour flavoring. Filled with a few servings of fruit, enjoy a madras when you need a little pick-me-up and sugar boost after a long day in the sun!

INGRED1 1/2 ounces vodka
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce orange juice

PREPPour the vodka and cranberry juice into a highball glass.
Stir well.
Top off with an orange juice.



On-Hand Cocktails: Citrus Wine Spritzer

June 19th, 2014


CITRUSLIMESPRITZERThis popular citrus wine spritzer is a light and delicate beverage that is extremely refreshing in the midst of the summer season. It’s a simple cocktail to make and a rewarding treat after a long summer day.

INGRED4 oz White Wine
2 oz club soda or sparkling water
Splash of lemon juice
Lemon and lime slices for garnish

PREPFill glass half-full with ice cubes.
Add lime and lemon juice.
Fill with 2 oz. of club soda or sparkling water.
Garnish with lemon and lime slices.


On-Hand Cocktails: Cosmopolitan

June 12th, 2014


If you’re looking for a refresher on a hot summer day, the cool, cosmopolitan will not fail. The cocktail is not too tart or overly sweet and is the perfect beverage to prepare for one or a party of people.

1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice

Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
Shake well.
Stain into a cocktail glass.


On-Hand Cocktails: White Lady

June 5th, 2014


WHITELADYThe White Lady may look like a delicate cocktail, but she is a strong little lady! Enjoy this simple yet classy beverage , even add a drop of lemon for a sour, summer flavor.

2 oz gin
1 egg white
1 oz light cream
1 tsp superfine sugar

Fill a shaker half-way with ice cubes.
Combine all of the ingredients in the shaker.
Shake well.
Strain into a cocktail glass.


On-Hand Cocktails: Cowboy’s Comet

May 8th, 2014


The Cowboy’s Comet will bring the southern bell out of any guest! When mixed, this drink tastes like a sweet, smooth and crisp way to charge your summer afternoon.

1.5 oz Canadian Club Whisky
2 oz Southern Comfort Peach Liqueur
Fill with Coca-Cola
Splash with Lime Juice

Pour Canadian Club over ice into a cocktail glass.
Add Southern Comfort.
Fill almost full with Coca Cola.
Top with lime juice.