I’m in Jacksonville at Ancient City Con, promoting What to Feed Your Raiding Party. In the mean time, why not try out a few cocktails in the spirit of that big sporting event about to commence across the pond?
On your mark… get set… GO! On July 27th, the final torchbearer will light the cauldron in London, thus marking the official start of the 2012 Summer Games!
The Games offer not only a time to cheer for the familiar, but also a chance to learn about and appreciate the new. With this mindset, check out these cocktails— which will you deem fit for the gold?
Blueberry Medallion Mojito
1.5 oz Flor de Caña 7 yr Grand Reserve Rum
8 sprigs of fresh mint
.75 oz simple syrup
.25 oz fresh lime juice
8 fresh blueberries
Sparkling blueberry juice
Muddle mint leaves from 7 sprigs, simple syrup, and lime juice in a mixing glass. Add Flor de Caña 7 yr Grand Reserve Rum and 6 blueberries and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass, and top with club soda and sparkling blueberry juice. Garnish with remaining sprig of mint and 2 blueberries.
1.5 oz CAMUS VSOP Elegance
.75 oz Punt e Mes red vermouth
.25 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut NV
Edible gold flakes
Shake all ingredients with ice, except champagne. Strain into champagne flute rimmed with edible gold flakes. Top with champagne.
Trophy Coconut Cocktail
1 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz almond milk
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with toasted coconut flakes. Garnish with a piece of coconut.
The Flaming Torch
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz simple sugar
.5 oz grenadine
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
In a shot glass, start with Lucid Absinthe and add ice cold simple syrup. Next add grenadine, which will sink to the bottom to form the lower “layer.” Float the dashes of bitters on top to form the top layer.
These recipes were provided by Deussen Global Communications. I haven’t tried any of them myself, but that Trophy Coconut Cocktail sure sounds tasty!