Elegant Wedding

 


 

 

Elegant:

Cocktails:

Amaretto Sour –
Amaretto Sours are great for those before dinner drinks.  Smooth, sweet/sour and light they are the perfect drink to get the party started and keep it going.  While there are some Amaretto's out there we still always reach for Amaretto de Saronna®.  Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason.
1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
1 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
In a shaker add the ingredients along with ice and shake well.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange slice/lemon twist and cherry.

Casino Royal –

1 oz Gin
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice.   Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Chrysanthemum –
2 oz Dry Vermouth
1 1/2 oz Benedictine
Dash of Pernod ®
Orange Twist
Combine Vermouth and Benedictine in a shaker glass over ice; stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Add Pernod, stir and drop in an orange twist.

Gimlet –

1 1/2 Gin
Squeeze of lime
In a shaker glass shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an lime wedge.

Enlightened Martini –
Elegant and sophisticated in both looks and taste the Enlightened Martini is pretty amazing.  We started by using organic Dry Fly® Gin, a light clean gin with a smooth taste and just the barest hint of juniper.  This drink combines flavors by substituting the vermouth with another botanical, Elderflower Liqueur.  We used Thatchers®, which is also organic, for one of the smoothest takes on a martini we've had in a while.
2 oz Dry Fly® Vodka
1 1/2 oz Thatcher’s® Elderflower Liquor
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice.   Shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
This is one where the brands do matter!  

Mint Julep –
2 1/2 oz Jim Beam® Bourbon Whiskey
4 fresh mint sprigs
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar and water in a highball glass.  Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon.  Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Spa Martini –
2 oz Prairie® Cucumber Vodka
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Fresh Cucumber
Pour all ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice.   Shake well strain into a chilled cocktail glass .  Garnish with a cucumber slice and a twist.