May 17, 2012


Sometimes cocktails are just plain fun.  Most of the time I think they are overrated and a pain to make since they can make the entire counter top sticky, but this past weekend I had a blast experimenting with some new recipes.  The tasting part was fun as well!

Since my friend Kate was in town, we had plenty of opportunities to have a Mixology 101 class.  She shared her Macho Mimosa recipe for breakfast one morning to compliment my french toast casserole - which was a delicious combination.  Kate also shared her "Antigua Smile" recipe that she and her friends created and consumed while at St. James Place in Antigua.  We took these little gems tubing and to the beach for a tropical kick.

To round out the weekend, while feasting on a delicious taco spread, my friend Lynn brought over her famous white wine sangria.  It was cool, crisp and the perfect blend of tart and sweet.

Happy mixing!

Macho Mimosa
Macho Mimosa
1/2 C Orange Juice
1/2 C Champagne
1 shot coconut or banana rum

Pour champagne and orange juice into glass.  Top with rum.

Lynn's White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria

• 1 bottle white wine (Riesling or white of your choice)
• 1/2 L of ginger ale
• 3 oranges sliced*
• 1 lemon sliced*
• 1 lime sliced*
• 3-4 shots of bourbon (or to taste)
• 2/3 cups white sugar - optional if you have a sweet tooth

Mix wine and ginger ale together Squeeze the juice of the oranges, lime and lemon into wine/ginger ale mix

*can also use peaches, grapes and green apples for white wine sangria.

Antigua Smile
 Antigua Smile

(1 to 3 ratio of rum to juice)

1 shot white rum
1 shot spiced rum
1 shot banana rum
3 shots pineapple juice (or more if you want a fruitier taste)

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Top with cherry or strawberry.

*this recipe yields 1 serving, adjust accordingly for bigger batches.

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