Summer Drinks!

Here’s what I consider to be the best of the best!  From an elegant cosmo, to a pitcher of truly ultimate sangria, to a top shelf whiskey sour, there’s something here for everyone’s summer delight! 

Cheryl’s Cosmo

1 shot Cointreau

1 shot Absolut Vodka

2 shots Cranberry Juice

Juice from 1/2 fresh lime

Fill a shaker 1/2 full of ice, then add the ingredients, shake and serve in a tall martini glass.  This is THE best!

Cheryl’s Ultimate Sangria ~ Summer 2008

750 ML Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot

3/4 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

1 cup Pineapple Orange Juice

Maraschino Cherries

Oranges, thinly sliced

Limes, thinly sliced

Mix chilled wine, rum, and juice together in a pitcher.  Fill glasses with ice and add cherries, fruit slices, and enjoy! Even if you’ve never tried Captain Morgan in Sangria before, please trust me and try this recipe!  It’s a great summer sangria!

Cheryl’s Whiskey Sour – Winter 2007

This recipe includes everything you need for the perfect whiskey sour.  You’ll never go back to bottled sour mix again! 

1 shot fresh lemon juice

1 shot fresh lime juice

2 shots simple syrup ~ recipe follows

1 shot fresh orange juice

1 shot Crown Royal

Fill a shaker 1/2 full of ice, then add the ingredients, shake and serve with an orange slice and a cherry.  Yum!

Simple Syrup

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

Mix together and cook over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.  Store in refrigerator.  This keeps two months if refrigerated.


2 Responses

  1. Cherly I see you like a good Cosmo – so do I. Here is another drink receipe that is pretty good. You may need to adjust the portions to suit you. I enjoyed your class on Saturday and have only had the opportunity to make the praline pecans. They loved them at work. My husband brought some of the caramels that I brought home from the class on Saturday to the nurses where he works and they thought they were amazing. I have plans to make some candy this holiday season, thanks to your encouragement and the class.
    I hope you enjoy this drink receipe.

    Hawaiian Cosmo

    1 shot of Vodka
    1/2 shot of blue curacao
    1 shot of pineapple juice
    splash of cranberry juice

    Combine all the ingredients in a shaker add ice and shake. Strain into martini glass
    Garnish with fresh pineapple and cherry

    Another good holiday drink receipe is

    Cranberry Margaritos

    1 (10 oz) can of frozen mojito mix ( I used the mojito mix-not frozen)
    3/4 cup of tequilla ( you can use Rum)
    1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce
    2 Tbsp orange liqueur
    2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

    Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender. Fill blender with ice to 5 cup level, and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

  2. It must be 5:00 somewhere…right? Thank you for the great recipes that will now be shared worldwide! Cheryl

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