Archive for the 'Cocktails' Category

Ukulele Sunday

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Sunday @ the Patio became Ukulele Sunday this week.
Justin & Laura, Sun, Ukuleles, Sheet Music & Beer

A Girl named Sydney, a visiting student from TCU, showed up
and asked to play. She was pretty awesome.

Scratch Kitchen (Lompoc)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The most amazing brussel sprouts, caprese with heirloom and burrata, Scratch 50/50 (Grenach/Syrah), Sweetzer 2014 encantada Pinot Noir
Fantastic food, great wine, friendly atmosphere

Ice Wine Martini (Thanks Mary!)

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Ice Wine Martini (1 drink)
10 green grapes
2oz ice wine
2 oz vodka
Put all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend
Strain into shaker with ice
Shake and fill martini glass-I like to top martini with ice
chips left in shaker.
Garnish with grapes

Duck Farts (Thanks Kathy)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Celebrate the Iditarod Start with a Duck Fart!
Equal parts (1 shot each) Kahlua, Baileys and
Whiskey layered in a small clear glass.
Let it sit for a minute or 2 so the layers emerge.
Pick up glass, shout the name of the musher who
is currently in the chute.
Shoot contents with your head back.
Bring head back to an […]

Mint Julep Recipe (Use May 1st 2010)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

2 oz bourbon whiskey
4 whole mint sprigs
Simple syrup, to taste
Mint sprigs, dusted with sugar, for garnish
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and bourbon
in a cocktail shaker until the mint is blended.
Add ice and then shake well. Strain into a
julep cup filled with shaved ice. Garnish
with mint sprigs and enjoy!
Mint Julep Trivia
• The Mint Julep […]

Lonsdale Lemonade (Imbibe Magazine)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

1 1/2 oz. bourbon (Currens uses Old Grandad)
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. honey syrup (3 parts honey to 1 part water)
Crushed ice
Tools: barspoon
Glass: Collins
Garnish: brandied cherries
Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass, stir and garnish.

Authentic Hurricane Cocktail

Friday, February 5th, 2010

(Just in time for Mardi Gras….)
• 1.5 oz light rum
• 1.5 oz dark rum
• 1 oz orange juice
• 1 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp passion fruit syrup
• 1 tsp bar sugar
• 1 tsp grenadine
• Cherry and orange slice
In a shaker, mix rum, passion fruit syrup, juices and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in […]

Fresh Margarita (Food Network)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Ice cubes
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice[]
1 ounce Simple Syrup[], recipe follows
1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, and Simple Syrup. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time […]

The Perfect Old Fashioned (Imbibe)

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Imbibe’s Shady Creek Cooler

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

8 oz. strong brewed white peony tea
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 oz. lavender syrup (recipe follows)
ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Highball
Garnish: sprig of lavender
Brew tea, and set aside to cool. Muddle blueberries and ice in a shaker, add tea and simple syrup, shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.
Note: For an equally delicious variation, try substituting […]

Tarragon Cooler (Imbibe Magazine)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

6 fresh tarragon leaves
1″ slice of cucumber, cut into cubes
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. double-brewed chamomile tea (chilled)
1/2 oz. Sparkling water
Tools: mixing glass, muddler, strainer
Glass: tumbler
Garnish: sprig of tarragon
Place first two ingredients in a pint glass filled with ice. Muddle all three breaking up the cucumber and tarragon, and crushing the […]

Washington Apple Martini (Thanks again Mary!)

Friday, February 29th, 2008

2 oz Crown Royal
2 oz Sour Apple Pucker
2 oz Cranberry Juice
Shake over ice, stain into martini glass
Garnish with cherry
Bottom’s up!

Mojito de Naranja (Thanks Mary!)

Monday, January 14th, 2008

1 1/2 ounces of Cointreau
1/2 ounce of light rum
3 basil leaves
2 lime wedges
1/4 slice of orange
2 ounces sweet/sour mix
Float of tonic water
Muddle the basil, lime and orange.
Add ice, Cointreau, rum and sour mix.
Shake and pour in a rock glass
(I add ice, booze and stir)
Top with float of tonic.
Garnish with orange wedge and basil leaves.

Ruby Grapefruit Margaritas

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

PREP TIME: About 5 minutes
MAKES: 1 1/2 quarts; 6 to 8 servings
In a pitcher (at least 2-qt. capacity), combine 3 cups ruby grapefruit juice (fresh-squeezed or purchased), 2 cups tequila, and 1 cup triple sec or other orange-flavored liqueur. Chill until cold, at least 1 hour, or up to 1 day.
Pour about 1/4 cup sugar […]

Tom and Jerry

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Like eggnog but want to try something different? Try this old warhorse, dating from the early 1800’s, long rumored to be the invention of Jerry Thomas, the OG of bartenders and mixologists, though it appears now a sportswriter named Pierce Egan came up with this. This particular recipe comes from, our favorite cocktail recipe […]

Stephanie’s Girl Scout Cookies

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

(thin mints)
equal parts:
creme de menthe
creme de cacao
splash of milk
Put into an ice filled shaker, cover and shake just until blended.
Strain to serve in a shot glass.

Blue Moon Cocktail

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

In a blender, combine 1 cup crushed ice, 1/4 cup vodka, 1/4 cup blue curaçao, 1/4 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons vanilla-flavored syrup (such as Torani), 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice, and 1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur.
Whirl until smooth. Pour into four martini glasses (4 oz.) and garnish the rim of each glass […]

Key Lime Cocktail

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Serves 1
Crushed graham crackers
1 1/2 ounces Stoli Vanil vodka
1/2 ounce Rose’s lime juice
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
Lime wedge
Dip rim of martini glass in water and then onto a plate of crushed graham crackers. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, lime and pineapple juices over ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Death Valley Martini

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

On 2 swizzle sticks, skewer 1 or 2 pimento or pickled onion stuffed green olives, then 1 hot chili-stuffed olive (such as Reese); Set a stick of each in 2 chilled martini glasses.
Pour 1 tablespoon of sweet vermouth into an ice filled shaker.
Fill shaker with chilled Bombay Sapphire dry gin, cover and shake just until […]

The Perfect Mai Tai

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

The Perfect Mai Tai
Submitted By: 7MICK
The perfect Spring or Summer drink.Tried and tested for over 12 years now. and always a crowd favorite! This recipe yields one gallon!! Use a 1gallon sun tea jar for serving!
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 7 minutes Total Time: 27 minutes
2 cups light rum
1 cup dark rum
1 cup 151 […]