Cocktails


CARAMBOLA COCKTAIL

1 Starfruit, deveined
1/4 cup orange liqueur
ice
1/2 cup rum crystale
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 Starfruit, sliced for garnish

Blend all ingredients except for garnish. Garnish with a slice of starfruit.

For a brunch or breakfast cocktail, add some soda or champagne.

Source: Martha Stewart Living

CHAMPAGNE PUNCH

2 bottles champagne, chilled
32 oz apple cider, chilled
3 jars maraschino cherries with juice

Mix in large punch bowl. Serve chilled, put bowl inside another bowl filled with ice.

GODIVA CHOCOLATE MARTINI

2 oz vodka
1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
ice
cocoa for dusting

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cocoa.

As a variation, use 1 oz each of vodka, white chocolate liqueur and chocolate liqueur.

MANGO DAIQUIRI

juice of 1 key lime or daiquiri lime
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup rum
ice
1 mango, peeled and sliced
banana slices, for garnish

Blend all ingredients but garnish. Pour into glasses and garnish with a slice of banana

Source: Martha Stewart Living

MANGO SHAKE

1 banana, peeled and cut up
2 mangoes, cut into spears and frozen (I cut up mangoes this way and store them in the freezer for this purpose)
1 cup milk (any fat content you like)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until thick and creamy. Pour into a milkshake glass and garnish with a tropical flower.

PINA COLADA

1 part rum
1 part Coco Lopez
2 parts pineapple juice (or juicy pineapple chunks, frozen)
ice (none if using frozen pineapple)

Blend all ingredients and pour into glasses. Garnish with fresh pineapple and/or a flower blossom. Pour 1 teaspoon full bodied rum on top.

Source: Martha Stewart Living

SPICED CRANBERRY PUNCH

1 cup sugar
4 cups water
12 whole cloves
4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons minced ginger root
8 cups cranberry-apple juice cocktail
2 cups orange juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice

In large saucepan, combine sugar, water, cloves, cinnamon and sugar. Mix until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil, simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour. Strain into cranberry cocktail, orange juice and lemon juice. Chill or serve hot.

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