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For Nick by Sherry <3 2-14-15

Cocktails

We don't always drink wine. We also have cocktails!

Mojito - Nick's Specialty

 

10 mint leaves
1/2 lime cut into wedges
2tbsp white sugar
1 - 1/2 white rum
1/2 cup club soda

Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

 

Godfather

 

Sherry's favourite drink to insist on being made for her and then leave on the bedside table overnight undrunk.

 

 

1 1/2 oz Scotch whisky
3/4 oz amaretto almond liqueur

 

Pour ingredients into an old-fashioned glass over ice and serve.

Pina Colada

 

Note to reader - do not put plastic blender pitcher in the dishwasher - they melt and the bastard lid doesn't fit afterward. Better to get a glass one anyway. 

 

First served at Oleander by Nick to Sherry and her visiting friend Lynn.

 

1 1⁄2ounces  white rum

1 ounce  dark rum

1 1⁄2ounces coco lopez coconut cream(in can)

4 large chunks fresh pineapple

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 maraschino cherry, to garnish

1 pineapple slice, wedge, to garnish

ice

 

Blend rum, coconut cream and pineapple with ice. Pour into glass and top with bitters. Garnish and serve

 

Tequila Sunrise

 

Prettiest of cocktails. Almost never see sunrises but if they look like these, we might consider them.  Nah... back to bed.

 

First served at Oleander by Nick to Sherry - always in a martini glass.

 

2 ounces gold tequila

2 ounces orange juice

1/2 ounce grenadine

ice

 

Pour tequila and juice over ice.  Add grenadine - grenadine will settle to the bottom to give the signature "surnise" look.