Good Drinks!

Just made a list of some of my favorite drinks.

Mojito

Ingredients

  • Fresh mint
  • Limes (one for each drink)
  • Clear rum (Havana Club is preferred, but if not you can get Bacardi Superior Light, or Captain Morgan’s Silver Edition)
  • Club Soda
  • Pure granulated sugar
  • Bitters

How To

1. Start by making some simple syrup. To do this, put equal parts sugar and water into a pot and cook it on high (stirring the whole time) until it mixes together (you do not want it boiling!). **Make enough of this so you don’t have to make it every time you need to make a mojito.
2. Place some of the fresh mint in the bottom of the glass, just enough to cover and a little bit more.
3. Pour in about a finger of the simple syrup.
4. Add a little granulated sugar into the glass to aid the muddling of the mint. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved before serving.
5. Squeeze the juice of a whole lime into the glass, leaving half of the empty lime shell in the glass.
6. Take your bottle of bitters and just put a dash or two in. Mix that all together thoroughly.
7. Fill the glass about 3/4 full with ice.
8. Pour about 4 counts of the rum, and finish it with a splash of club soda. Make sure that you then mix the drink very well.
9. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec (curacao, grand marnier and cointreau are popular)
  • 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice
  • 1/2 oz cranberry juice

How To

1. Shake vodka, triple sex, lime an cranberry juice vigorously in a shaker with ice.
2. Strain into a martini glass
3. Garnish with a lime wedge on the rim, and serve.

Long Island Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part tequila
  • 1 part rum
  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
  • 1 splash Coca-Cola

How To

1. Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass.
2. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake.
3. Pour back into the glass an make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top.
4. Garnish with lemon

Blue Long Island Ice Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part rum
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part tequila
  • 1 part gin

How To

1. Mix all the drinks adding Blue Caracao (triple sec) last
2. If made right, it will look fluorescent blue.
3. Serve in a glass and garnish with cherry.

Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • Dash of lemon or lime juice
  • 3 oz Sour Mix
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Salt to rim the glass (optional)

How To

1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes
2. Shake well
3. If desired, salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass
4. Pour contents, with ice, into the glass
5. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3 oz tomato juice
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 drops Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 wedge lime

How To


1. Shake all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes
2. Add salt and pepper to taste
3. Add the wedge of lime and serve.