DRINK OF THE MONTH

MANHATTAN SHAMROCK

For those of you who know, you will know why I picked this drink!!

Shaker

ice

Chilled cocktail glass

fill shaker with ice and pour in:

1/2 oz sweet vermouth

1.2 oz Green Crème de menthe

1-1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

shake well, strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.



HOMEMADE SANGRIA

From my wonderful neighbor Donna

1 1/2 bottles of red wine

simple syrup to taste (1c water/1c sugar (boil 1 min.)

Splash of Cointreau or orange juice

1 peach

1 plum

3 spears fresh pineapple

6 strawberries

1/2 apple (any kind)

juice of 1 lime

1 bottle of Seagram's Tropical drink...any fruit flavor

Cut fruit in chunks and put in a large picture.   Pour in remaining ingredients adding simple syrup to taste.  Let sit for 8 hours.  Garnish with an orange slice.  Enjoy!!!

JAMAICAN MARGARITA

1 1/4 oz of Myers Jamaican Rum

1/2 oz of Triple Sec

1 1/2 oz Sweet "n" Sour

Splash of lime juice

Can be blended with ice, or shake well and pour over ice.  Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

AFTER DINNER DRINK

We first had this drink many years ago in a little bar in Union Square called Post Trio.  There was never really a name for it.  It's wonderful...

1 oz of Grand Marnier

1 oz of Tia Maria

1 oz of Frangelico

2 oz of steamed milk (you can just heat it if you don't have a steamer)

Mix together and serve in a pretty mug.  You can top with whip cream.

FLIP FLOP MARTINI

1 oz of KeKe Beach Liqueur

1 oz of Melon Liqueur - Midori

1 oz Sweet & Sour

Limes

Crushed graham crackers

Pour ingredients in shaker over ice and shake well.  Rim martini glass with lime and then dip in crushed graham crackers.  Secure a sliced lime on edge of glass, pour mixture in martini glass and flip it back!.....Enjoy

CHAMPAGNE

Another staple.....

I love to add fresh fruit to my champagne.  Raspberries and mint muddled at the bottom of the glass with a shot of Chambord!  Yum...  Peaches and Peach Schnapps are a wonderful treat also.  If you can't finish your second bottle of Champagne, put the end of a fork or spoon in the bottle and it will last 4 - 5 days!

BLOODY MARY'S

I like to set up a Bloody Mary bar when I have my parties/brunch.  It's nice to have a variety of Vodka's if you can, also Bloody Mary mixes, from mild to hot 'n spicy.  Clamato juice and V8 are always good to put out.  Set your bar with lots of different condiments such as: spicy beans, pickled onions,  asparagus, variety of olives, lemons/limes, hot peppers,  wax peppers, and pickles.   Seasoning salts, lemon pepper, tobasco sauce, worcestershire sauce, and of course horseradish.  Put a damp paper towel on a small plate for your guests to wet the rim of their  glass and dip  in seasoning salts.  This is interactive drinking and one less thing you have to do!  I like to put a few beers in a bucket on ice at my B.M. bar, a little beer added to your bloody is quite good...try it you'll like it!