May 8, 2013 by betsy
With spring in the air I felt it was time to make some seasonal cocktails and this pineapple mango mojito was first on my list. When we cooked up the idea of Seasonal Potluck we thought that every Friday should be cocktail recipe day. I know today is only Wednesday, but I’m on vacation so I figured why the heck not?
Its so easy to incorporate seasonal fruits into cocktail making….just puree them! I have a stick blender that I use religiously, but you could use a food processor or regular blender to liquify those bad boys. Once you have a fruit puree, just add booze! Champagne would be excellent with fresh fruit puree as would vodka, but for our purposes today I went for rum.
I have a mint plant growing in my backyard that is HUGE, so I snipped some mint, muddled it with a little sugar, topped it fruit, rum and soda water, and had myself a delicious seasonal cocktail!
Pineapple Mango Mojito
1/2 t sugar
5-6 mint leaves
1 t pineapple puree
1 t mango puree
3 oz rum
Muddle the sugar and mint together in a shaker. Add in pineapple puree, mango puree and rum. Shake until well combined. Pour into a glass then top with soda water and enjoy!
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August 8, 2012 by betsy
Yay for watermelon season! Chowing down on sloppy, juicy, watermelon slices is the perfect way to beat the heat on those hot summer days. I, however, will let the kids deal with eating the slices, while I cool off adult style with a delicious watermelon cocktail.
There’s nothing I love more than a bubbly champagne drink. I’m actually thinking of trying to infuse a whole bottle of champagne into a watermelon. Have you seen people do that with vodka? Core out a hole then turn a bottle upside down inside so the melon absorbs all the alcohol? I think it would be amazing with champagne. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy my watermelon/champagne combo in a glass like a normal person. If you’re pregnant like Kelley, you could just top this off with soda water and still get the same bubbly goodness.
3 cups cubed watermelon
2 T sugar
2 T lemon juice
3 cups chilled champagne or sparkling wine
Blend watermelon, sugar, and lemon juice in a a blender until smooth. Pour a glass 1/3 full of watermelon mixture then top off with champagne.
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