Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I served French Martinis, Raspberry Champagne Cocktails, and Bloody Mary’s at a recent bee get together. Miss Martini has been asking me for my bloody mary recipe, so I thought I’d post it here!
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 cup clamato
2 tsp lemon juice
dash of worcestershire to taste
dash of tabasco to taste
garnish with a celery stalk
The raspberry champagne cocktails are actually what kept everyone drinking all night long, so I’ll post that too. Next time I’m going to have to serve lots of champagne cocktails — they’re so fun, festive, and easy to drink!
1/2 cup champagne
1/2 oz chambord
garnish with raspberries or mint
I love to entertain, so please share with me some of your favorite cocktail recipes!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I am not a fan of sweet drinks (love the taste, hate the hangover) so I’ve had to find drinks that don’t have a lot of sugar in order to make it through the night. I am not a big fan of Gin in general, but there is a boutique gin here in SF called Gin 209 that is SO GOOD! Even gin skeptics will love this gin. Anyway, my fave drink right now is a Gin Rickey made with Gin 209.
1 part gin
1 part club soda
generous splash of lime juice (I LOVE Nellie and Joes famous Key Lime Juice)
Shake gin and lime juice in a martini shaker and stir in club soda over ice. Thats it!
One of my other easy go-to favorites is just simply Bitter Lemon and Vodka with a cherry.
These drinks arent really festive, nor girly. They’re more like "end of the workday" drinks 🙂
Post # 4
I just made these last night to go with our Asian-inspired dinner:
- Drop a lychee in the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Add ~1 Tbsp. lychee syrup to the flute.
- Fill the rest of the flute with champagne.