Freezing pomegranate juice in decorative trays is an easy and inexpensive way to add drama to this otherwise ordinary cocktail. Heart-shaped ice cube trays are perfect if you can find them. If not, fill a regular ice tray half full and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until firm. The frozen juice will slowly melt in the drink, turning it a blushing shade of pink. You can find heart-shaped trays at specialty kitchen stores or online at www.abestkitchen.com.
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Limoncella
1-2 pomegranate ice cubes
Shake vodka and Limoncella in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate ice cubes.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Nothing is more sexy then strawberries dipped in chocolate. This drink encompasses that famous flavour combination.
1 oz. white crème de cacao
3/4 oz. strawberry liqueur or syrup
Pour crème de cacao, strawberry liqueur and milk into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprinkling of cocoa and a fresh strawberry.
Don’t wait for someone else to make the first move. Stir up an elixir of passion by trying this bubbly and refreshing cocktail.
1 oz. Grand Marnier
Squeeze fresh lime juice
Pour Grand Marnier and lime juice into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with cranberry juice and a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with a lime wheel.
A heady combination of cognac, vodka, passion fruit, strawberry, lychee and, of course, rose essence, Alize Rose is the perfect accompaniment to a dry sparkling wine. Keep in the refrigerator so there’s no need to dilute it with all that pesky ice.
3/4 oz. Alize Rose
Add Alize Rose to a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Ryan Jennings and David Steele are the authors of Cooking with Booze. For more recipes visit their website www.coodkingwithbooze.com.
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