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Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Article by Tony Woods

How to make an Adios Mother F’er Cocktail – Drink recipes from Bartending Bootcamp

Ingredients: 3/4 oz Vodka 3/4 oz Rum 3/4 oz Gin 3/4 oz Blue Curacao, 2 oz Sweet and Sour Splash of 7UP Visit us at bartendingbootcamp for more recipes and cocktail making tips.

How to make an Apple Martini Cocktail – Drink recipes from Bartending Bootcamp

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Vodka 1 1/2 oz Apple Pucker Dash Sweet and Sour Visit us at bartendingbootcamp for more recipes and cocktail making tips.
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How to make a Mudslide Cocktail – Drink recipes from Bartending Bootcamp

Ingredients: 3/4 oz of each: Vodka Bailey’s Irish Cream Kahlua Visit us at bartendingbootcamp for more recipes and cocktail making tips.
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Truly Fruity Cocktail Recipes

Article by Ronald Hoff

Cocktails are very popular when it comes to parties, small gatherings, drinks after dinner and even a simple bonding with friends and families. Cocktails are favored for their tasty and fruity flavors. These drinks truly bring out the fun of the event. Learning these cocktail recipes will increase your bartending skills and will make you a favorite party buddy. Enjoy the following fruity cocktail recipes:Bloody Mary with a Twist

Ingredients:10 oz. organic tomato juice2 oz. organic vodka2 dashes of hot sauce2 dashes of Worcestershire saucePinch of black pepperGarnish with Buddha’s hands, olives, and celeryRim with sea salt

Preparation: Rim a medium height glass with sea salt. Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add ice to the glass and add mixture then season with pepper. Garnish with celery, vodka infused Buddha’s hands, and olives.Fruity Basils

Ingredients:8 basil leaves4 mint leaves1 tsp raw sugar1 tbsp lime juice½ cup chopped watermelon1 1/2 oz rumGarnish with basil

Preparation: Muddle basil, mint, sugar, and lime juice in the base of a shaker glass. If it’s still too thick, blend it in a blender. Add watermelon and continue to muddle. Add rum and ice and shake. Fill medium height glass with ice and add muddled rum mixture into the glass. Garnish with more mint.Mint Fizz

Ingredients:3/4 tsp sugar3 fresh mint sprigs1 oz fresh lime juiceIce2 oz vodkaChampagneMint for garnish

Preparation: Combine sugar, mint, and lime juice. Muddle with a spoon. Add ice to a drink shaker along with vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass. Top with a bit of organic champagne. Serves 1Southern Peach Bellinis

Ingredients:1 bottle Prosecco2 ripe (VERY important) local peaches1 tsp sugar1 tsp fresh lemon juicePeach slice for garnish

Preparation: Peel the peaches, and use a food processor to really liquefy them. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Put 2 tablespoons of the peach mixture into the bottom of a champagne glass and fill with Prosecco. Garnish with a slice of peach. Serves 1Fig Heaven

Ingredients:6 ounces fresh black mission figs1 liter vodka8 ounces sugarCocktail:Juice of ¼ orangeJuice of ½ lime½ oz. fig liqueur1 oz. vodka

Preparation for the Fig Liqueur: Infuse the figs into the vodka. Once infused, pour the contents into a large sauce pan and add the sugar, cooking the mixture on high heat until the alcohol begins to evaporate. Be incredibly careful cooking alcohol over an open flame. You must have proper ventilation. Reduce the mixture by 20 percent. Chill in an ice bath and strain with a cheese cloth.Preparation for the Cocktail: Add ingredients into a shaker glass with ice. Shake really well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with herbs or cucumber. Serves 1Gingered Pear Cocktail

Ingredients:3 oz. pear infused vodka1/2 oz. pear ginger puree (recipe to follow)1 thin slice pear

Preparation: Mix all liquid ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a medium glass with ice and add ingredients. Garnish with a slice of pear. Remember to drink moderately and enjoy your truly fruity cocktails! For more secret cocktail recipes, you are welcome to visit my website at: cocktailrecipessecret/

Cocktail Recipes Information

Article by Carolyn Donohue

You’re planning a cocktail party. Maybe it’s to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or a significant achievement, such as that terrific job you’ve been working towards. Whatever the reason (and you don’t really need a reason, do you) it’s always a pleasant occasion where friends can get together and enjoy a cocktail or two; and having unique and great tasting cocktail recipes for your guests only enhances the party.

It’s not difficult to plan a successful cocktail party. Perhaps it will be an outdoors gathering, on your deck or patio. Some background music, soft lighting, comfortable patio furniture and a few basic bar supplies is all you’ll need. And you don’t have to be a professional bartender to create and serve a memorable cocktail – but there are a few basics which will make your party a roaring success.

What kind of glassware will you need? Mixing your cocktails and serving them in the correct glass is important – the drink should look attractive and in order to serve a variety of different cocktails, you’ll need a variety of different glasses. Champagne glasses or flutes, martini glasses, liqueur glasses and perhaps some taller glasses in which to serve Collins cocktails, slings or soft drinks should be sufficient. And you’ll need some shorter glasses known as “rock” glasses or “shot”. A good bar will have all these to hand and when a guest asks you for a particular cocktail, how cool is it to be able to serve it in the right glass.

You’re going to need a blender to create some of the most popular drinks. Just a simple one will do the job as long as it has a motor which is powerful enough to crush ice which is an essential ingredient in most cocktails. And you might consider investing in a proper cocktail shaker. It doesn’t have to be a sterling silver one – stainless steel will do fine, but it must have a strainer in it as many cocktail recipes should be shaken and strained before decanting them into a glass.

Now – we’re moving right along. What bar supplies do we need? Vodka is an essential part of many cocktails because it is clear, virtually tasteless and goes with practically every ingredient known to a bartender, so make sure that you have sufficient. Rum – white and dark is another favorite as it forms the basis of many tropical drinks; perfect for your patio cocktail party. Bourbon is a good one to have on hand because it blends well with lemon slices or mint leaves. And if you’re planning to mix a pitcher of margaritas, you must have tequila. You can serve tequila in a shot or rock glass too with a salt-rimed edge and lemon wedges. What else – gin? Yes, gin! It’s the basis of many cocktails with its unusual juniper-berry taste – or you can serve it straight on the rocks with a twist of lemon. Have a couple of bottles of different liqueurs on hand too, such as grenadine, cherry brandy, Curacao and don’t forget a bottle of Irish cream!

Have some soft drinks in your fridge too – some guests enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail and you’ll need a variety of juices on hand, such as tomato, pineapple, orange juices. Add some soda drinks and you are good to go.

One more thing – as we’re making and creating cocktails, we’ll need some garnishes for them. Those little umbrellas are de rigueur – everyone smiles at them – and everyone loves them. Some lime and lemon wedges, sliced strawberries, pineapple chunks and fresh orange slices to dress up the glasses. And you’ll definitely need three small plates, one to hold salt for margaritas, a second one holding a thick fruit syrup and the third with sugar. You dip the rim of the glass in the liquid and then into the salt or sugar, depending on which cocktail you’re making.

And finally – consider serving a punch. You’ll need a punchbowl – any large glass bowl will be just right. You don’t really need those little punch glasses because your guests can sip punch from whatever kind of glass you have on hand as long as you garnish it – and your punch can be a non-alcoholic one for those guests who are driving home that evening.

There are those who love parties of all kinds, but who choose not to drink alcohol for several reasons. That’s never a problem if you have a punch to serve them – and remember that people really don’t care what you have in your glass as long as they have what they want in theirs!

Good luck with your cocktail party – I’m looking forward to it already!

Homemade Wine Recipes – Understanding the Different Types of Wine

Article by Rachell Ann Simbulan

If you’re one of those who have considered toying with homemade wine recipes, you’d like to begin by understanding the following different types of wine:

White Wine

White wine is not exactly white, but it is called white because it is clear or transparent. It is actually one of the most beloved types of this beverage which, like any other, is made of fermented grape juice as its main ingredient. White is not only loved for its taste, but also for its many health benefits, including reducing risks of heart disease and cancer.

Red Wine

Homemade recipes for this particular type also have grape juice as the main ingredient, except that unlike white wine, the fruit’s skin is not removed, thus, giving the drink a red color. Like white, red wine also offers a number of health benefits, including fighting the harmful effects of smoking, heart disease protection, and prevention of hypertension.Rose Wine

Any combination of common homemade recipes can actually produce rose wine, which gets its name from its pink tinge. This wine is also made through fermentation, but through the middle of the process, the skin of the grapes are removed. Sometimes, white wine may be combined with red wine to produce the pink color. Table wine

Table wine is what it sounds like – wine served with meals on the table. In the US, table wine can refer to white, red or rose wine, but in Europe, it is a classification below a higher classification known as Quality Wines Produced in Specific Regions or QWpsr. In other European countries, the term can also be expressed in terms of the national language. For example, in France, table kind is called vin de table. Sparkling wine

Sparkling wine can be made from any known homemade wine recipes, but with carbon dioxide to create a fizz. This is achieved through natural fermentation which is done twice- first, by allowing the carbon dioxide to be released into an open container and second, by sealing the gas in a container so it remains within the wine. Sparkling is often basically white or blush wine.

Dessert wine

Generally, dessert wine is simply wine that tastes sweeter than any other varieties. In different parts of the world though, there can be different definitions. In the US, dessert wine is that with over 14% alcohol content, while in the UK, it is any sweet wine consumed during a meal, as opposed to others drunk before or after eating. Fortified wine

Fortified wine is that has a higher alcohol content than any other wine. It is still made through fermentation, but with spirits such as rum. Fortified wine cannot be equated with spirits, however, by virtue of the process by which it is produced. Spirits are made through distillation, while fortified wine is simply wine with the addition of spirits.

Aside from personal consumption, you could easily turn your experiments on homemade wine recipes into a future business. Go give them a shot!

Creating Cocktails Recipes with Vodka

Article by Mitch Ross

Clear and having a similar smell as distilled water, vodka has small, unique taste of its own, making it the flawless additive for developing diverse cocktail recipes. When applying vodka into cocktails, it lifts the taste of other ingredients. Vodka is often impregnated with other tasty concoctions like berries, spices even chocolate.

The beginning of Vodka came from Eastern Europe. Being first documented in the 9th century, it was not until the 20th century that Vodka gained its popularity. Vodka can be poured, mixed, stirred or even shaken into cocktails, making them is just as easy as it is to drink them. It is no surprise that vodka is used in over 25% of all alcoholic drinks. With a vivid imagination, vodka can be used to make unique, offbeat cocktails that people will remember.

Just because, Vodka has little taste, does not mean that people can not tell the difference in quality. Mixing a cocktail with poor quality vodka can ruin the taste, leaving a dissatisfied guest. You do not have to spend the most for a bottle of vodka, but you should not spend the least either. Purchase something in the middle will not affect the taste of the cocktails.

An essential component of developing cocktails with vodka is learning about other ingredients. Developing cocktail recipes is not the same without other components. If, for some reason, your vodka lacks the right spark, you can improve its gusto by adding seasoning. Use fresh elements like chili peppers, strawberries, apples, lemons, limes, herbs or even chocolate. Just add the item into the vodka bottle and place it in a dark corner for at least a month. The longer it sits the stronger the taste of the ingredient will be.

Something else you should know about making cocktails with vodka is to make sure that the glassware temperature is close to what the cocktail is. In other words, a cold cocktail is served in a cold glass and vise versa. To get a cold glass, place the glass in a container with ice or a freezer for a short time. To make a glass warmer, run warm water over it before pouring the cocktail.

No matter if this is the first time you have made cocktails, or you have been doing this for years, using vodka to create new cocktails will help immensely. The only thing you need is to dream of something, then make it. Everyone will come back for more.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipes

Article by Carolyn Donohue

Can we hold “Sex in the City” responsible for “le cocktail cosmopolitaine”? Does it matter? Whoever had the first idea for this fabulous party drink should be awarded a Nobel. They’re cool, fruity, light and hip to sip and have become one of the most popular cocktails at clubs, bars, restaurants and at home-held parties. Just ask for a “Cosmo” and you’re good to go!

There are hundreds of varieties of cocktail recipes cosmopolitan and you can craft even more if you have a creative imagination. But the first Cosmo cocktail out of the gate is this one and here’s how you build it.

First, make sure that the martini glass in which you’ll serve this work of art is good and chilled. Then, assemble the following delectable components,

-an ounce and a half of vodka – get the good stuff for this party ice-breaker;

-an ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau – orange based and again, get the good stuff, not the pale imitations – you need one which is distilled from real fruit;

-half an ounce of freshly-squeezed lime

-a little dribble of cranberry juice – just enough to color the drink so that it looks pretty.

Pour (gently) all the ingredients into a chilled cocktail shaker, add ice and shake it well – sounds wonderful! Now, strain it into that pre-chilled martini glass and dress up it with a thin slice of orange peel or a wedge of lime. You are now beholding one of the best-loved cosmopolitan recipes – but you are not required to share it. Keep it all to yourself while taking a relaxing soak in a bubble bath, surrounded with scented candles.

As noted earlier, there are so many varieties of the Cosmo – some require a little more cranberry juice, while others need less. Initially, the many of the Cosmo recipes were made using vodka citron; its lemony flavor added a little bite to it. But like everything else worthwhile, it is your own personal preference which is important and what you add to your Cosmo is entirely up to your judgment.

Some purist-type bartenders insist that you should serve all cosmopolitans by squeezing the fresh lime juice into the chilled mart glass first – then add the contents of the shaker. Sounds good! And if you have courage (sip at your Cosmo), consider making a Blue Cosmo! You use blue Curacao instead of the Triple Sec or Cointreau and add white cranberry juice in place of the red. And of course, you can always make a batch of cosmopolitans in a glass measuring jug too – but it’s less fun.

“Cocktail” party is a serious misnomer unless you include Cosmos in your drinks menu. Everyone loves them and they look so attractive when poured into the appropriate glassware. But the big secret to all perfectly made and served cosmopolitans is the chilled glass. Absolutely critical.

There are of course, several ways to chill your glasses and keep them chilled while creating your Cosmos. If you’re hosting your cocktail party on your patio or deck, pour a couple of bags of ice into a cooler and place your glasses on top ahead of time. Just take out a glass when you’re ready to dispense your first Cosmo and you now have a party. You could also make some room in the freezer and place your glasses in there for a minute or two, which is long enough to chill them thoroughly.

Make sure you have thin slices of fruit to garnish your creations – orange, lime, pineapple, even peeled kiwi fruit – and lemon of course. Keep them chilled as well – and have a wonderful cocktail party!

The Red Hot Cider Cocktail and Mixed Drink Recipes (in 12 seconds)

(by Dave Arnold, Director of Culinary Technology, FCI)Recipe:2 oz Applejack1/2 oz Lemon Juice1 oz Simple Syrup4oz Hard CiderPinch of SaltDash of Orange BittersCombine in a heat tempered glass, hit it with a red hot poker ’til it catches on fire, transfer to a serving glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange peel. 12 Second Cocktails is a weekly series on Hungry Nation made by the fine folks at Lush Life Productions. Our goal is to get you drinking better. So, put down that beer, and let’s have a cocktail. Three different drinks in 3 new episodes, released every Friday. Produced By: lushlifeny
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