The Party Architect

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ultimate Signature Cocktail

Have you been searching for a cocktail to complement that special dinner party, wedding, engagement party , or for a bridal shower? Well I found some great ideas for you!

A Signature Cocktail is a must-have for your upscale vibe
event,it will set the tone for your party and have your guests
feeling special.

Signature cocktails
add dimension to the other decorative items at your party.

Choose a signature cocktail that fits with the other elements of your party.

Cocktails Recipes

Liberty and Equality

What You Need

- 1/2 oz. pomegranate liqueur
- 1 oz. light rum
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 tsp. agave nectar
- Maraschino cherry, for garnish

How to Make It

- Pour pomegranate liqueur into a martini glass.
- In a cocktail shaker, add other ingredients except cherry and shake well.
- Slowly strain over pomegranate liqueur into martini glass.
- Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

Caribbean Breeze

What You Need

- 1 oz. Caribbean rum
- 1 oz. homemade grenadine*
- 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- Jamaican ginger beer
- Thinly sliced lemon wheel, for garnish

How to Make It

- Add first 4 ingredients to a tall glass and stir briefly.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with lemon wheel.
- Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup pomegranate juice. Superfine sugar dissolves instantly. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Courtesy of Jonathan Pogash/The Cocktail Guru

Champagne Apricato

- 1 oz. Tanqueray Gin
- 1 oz. Marie Brizard Apry (apricot liqueur)
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. premium champagne
- Apricot slice
- Edible flower (for garnish)

To make simple syrup, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Combine gin, liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Strain into a flared glass; top off with champagne. Add apricot, and garnish.

Cocktail created by Audrey Saunders, the Pegu Club, NYC.

Fire & Ice Martini

What You Need

- 2 oz. ginger and jalapeno-infused vodka
- 2 oz. grapefruit syrup
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed white grapefruit juice

How to Make It

- Shake all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker, strain, and serve in a gold sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Courtesy of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events, (212) 807-0568,

Key Lime Pie

What You Need

* Lime juice
* Crumbled graham crackers for rim
* 1 1/2 oz. KeKe Beach Key lime cream liqueur
* 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
* Squeeze of fresh lime
* 1 1/2 oz. half-and-half

How to Make It

* Saturate rim of a martini glass with lime juice.
* Dip upside down into graham cracker crumbs.
* Pour liqueur, vodka, and squeeze of lime into a shaker.
* Shake and strain into a martini glass.
* Add half-and-half.

Courtesy of Liquidchefs


What You Need

- 1 oz. tangerine schnapps
- 1 oz. vodka
- Tangerine juice
- Orange/tangerine peel, for garnish

How to Make It

- Shake and strain first 3 ingredients into a martini glass.
- Garnish with orange/tangerine peel.

Courtesy of Liquidchefs

1 comment:

  1. Love the Blog! Great recipes on drinks. Thanks for finding my blog. I look foward to following yours.


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