Desire A New Summer Drink? Here's What The Master Mixologists Will Be Pouring At Your Upcoming Parties!

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Cocktails and summer sunsets seem to go hand-in-hand, no? Specialty drinks and liquors have become as desirable as the Hamptons hot spots they are served in! We consulted our contributing Entertaining Expert, Lara Shriftman, to get the low down on what will be served as summer 2012’s luxe libations! The co-founder of PR, events planning, and marketing agency Harrison & ShriftmanLara Shriftman [pictured above] is renowned for her entertaining and lifestyle expertise. In addition to helping build brands such as Jimmy Choo and Juicy Couture, she has written four books on entertaining, including Fete Accompli and Party Confidential, and launched a ine of party-ready tableware on HSN.

Now all you need is the sunset, some sand under your feet, a flirty summer dress and a cute new crush…..Cheers!!

 

Le Fizz
1. GREY GOOSE Le Fizz

1 part Grey Goose

½ part St Germain

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

Soda water

Garnish: lime twist

Glassware: Champagne

Recipe: In a shaker combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a champagne glass. Top with very cold soda water.

 

Cherry Noir Cherry Moon
2.  GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Cherry Moon

Ingredients

GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir 1 ½ Parts

Lemon-Lime Soda 3 ½ Parts

Grenadine ½ Part

Preparation

1. Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice.

2. Pour ingredients in order listed to 1/2 inch from top of glass and stir.

3. Add soda straw and garnish with a cherry.

Tips
Building, or layering, these ingredients results in a beautiful spectrum of color that adds to the appeal of this cocktail. Resist the urge to stir to maintain the gradient of color.

 

 

Cherry Noir Cherry Lane
3.  GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Cherry Lane

Ingredients

GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir 1 ½ Parts

BÉNÉDICTINE® Liqueur ¾ Part

Lemon 1 ½ Parts

Simple Syrup ¾ Part

Bitters 1 Dash

Preparation

1. Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.

2. Strain into a martini cocktail glass and garnish with cherries on a cocktail pick.

Tips
The minimal effort it takes to use fresh-squeezed lemon juice is worth it, especially in this cocktail. The fresh acidity and light flavor are essential to maintaining the delicate balance of flavors.

 

Grey Goose Cherry Noir Black Cherry Cola
4.  GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Black Cherry Cola

Ingredients

GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir 1 ½ Parts

Cola 3 ½ Parts

Grenadine ½ Part

Preparation

1. Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice.

2. Pour ingredients in order listed to 1/2 inch from top of glass and stir.

3. Add soda straw and garnish with a cherry.

Tips
Give the cocktail a slight stir with the straw prior to serving to mix the ingredients, but do so gently, so as not to release all the carbonation.

 

Grey Goose Cherry Noir Cherry Collins
5.  GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Cherry Collins

Ingredients

GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir 2 Parts

Fresh Lemon Juice ¾ Parts

Simple Syrup ¾ Parts

Club Soda Splash

Preparation

1. Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice.

2. Pour ingredients in order listed to 1/2 inch from top of glass and stir.

3. Add soda straw and garnish with a cherry.

Tips
The sour is a classic cocktail, and the key to making a great one is using fresh-squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup, rather than pre-prepared sour mix. Use this same basic recipe to create delicious Sour cocktails with all of the GREY GOOSE Flavored Vodkas.

 

 

6.  CALICHE RUM CASUAL COCKTAILS:

 

Cali Lemonade

In Collins glass with ice combine:

1 ½ oz Caliche Rum

1 oz lemoncello liquor

*Top with Ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon twist and straw.

 

Cali Mojito

In a shaker combine:

2 oz Caliche Rum

3/4 oz fresh squeezed and strained lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1/2 chilled club soda

8 mint leaves

1 lime wheel and a large mint sprigs for garnish

*Lightly muddle the mint. Add the remaining ingredients fill with ice and shake until well chilled, strain into an ice filled highball glass and top with the club soda, stir and garnish.

 

Cali Cocotini

2 oz Caliche Rum

1 ½ oz Don Q Coco

1 oz Coconut water (Vita Coco and Zico work best)

½ oz simple syrup

Dry coconut flakes for garnish (Optional)

*Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir until well chilled approximately 15 seconds, strain into a chilled martini or cocktail coupe. Garnish with a few large dry coconut flakes.