Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cocktails in the Fall Part Deux

Holy Moly! It has been a heck of a few weeks around the office! We changed internet providers which is still wreaking havoc with our digital phone system, changed banks once found it sorely lacking and now have to change again, catered a wedding for 160, a reception for 110, and parties for 25 and 50 on the weekend with many more weddings, parties, and dinners on the horizon! This is in addition to our regular weekly corporate and private catering and chef services. It's been hectic, but we are really loving the business! Please keep it coming!

This will be the second installment of Cocktails in the Fall. Because it's been a while and I've been a bit remiss, I'll list 4 cocktails this week: 2 SEC and 2 ACC...

First the SEC: Florida V. LSU, My pick: Gators 26, Tigers 17

Green Gator:
This great cocktail recipe is served at The Porch restaurant at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. They serve the drink with a plastic glow-stick as a swizzle stick, which gives the drink an eerie, magical radiance.

1 1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
Pineapple juice

Fill a tall glass with ice, pour in alcohol, fill the rest of the way with pineapple juice, mix and enjoy!

Eye of the Tiger:
This cocktail adds a tigerish bite to what otherwise tastes like an innocent fruity mixture.

1 oz gold rum
1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz of orange juice
1 oz sugar syrup
1/2 oz dark rum

Shake all but the last ingredient with ice, and strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice. Drizzle the dark rum on the surface of the drink and garnish with a slice of orange. Grrrr…

Now for our ACC selection: Maryland V. Wake Forest, My pick: Wake Forest 19, Maryland 13

Turtle Punch:
Straight from Turtle Bay - St. Kitts

1 1/2 oz. Rum
1 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz. Sweet & Sour
Pineapple Juice

Fill a collins or highball glass with ice. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the collins glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Orange Demon:
This recipe originally called for pure grain alcohol, but I couldn't do that to you! If you're feeling brave, feel free to substitute the PGA for the vodka!

1/2 glass orange juice
2 oz vodka
2 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur

Pour the orange juice into a cocktail glass. Mix in the vodka and the cointreau, and serve.

Give these cocktails a try and let me know what you think... just remember to have the number of a taxi service handy! Enjoy the games but don't hold me to my picks!