12.18.2008

Cocktail Conundrum

If you had to pick a house drink for a holiday party and you wanted to make it a vodka-based drink, what would your options be?

There's the prosaic and now nearly dated Cosmopolitan. There's all sorts of cranberry-infused vodka this'n thats. And there's a whole buncha pomegranate cocktails. But what if you wanted to do something simple but unique? Something festive and tasty? And perhaps something that you might have more than one of, but switching to wine with dinner wouldn't kill the mood....? It's truly a cocktail conundrum.

However, here are some options. Please consider the following:

French Martini
1.5 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Chambord
2 oz Pineapple juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or a leaf from the pineapple for a sleek modern look.



PAMA Pine
4 oz Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka
4 oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
Splash of lime juice

Combine, shake and serve


Belvedere Sparkle
1 oz Belvedere Vodka
2 oz cranberry juice with ice
1 oz Moet & Chandon Champagne

Shake vodka and cranberry juice with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and top with champagne. Garnish with raspberries.




The Flirtini
1 1/2 oz Grey Goose L'Orange
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Once poured, finish with Champagne and
Served in a Martini Glass


Kobe Punch
1 oz Lemon Infused Ciroc Vodka
1 oz Mango Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Cranberry Juice

Mix ingredients together and serve in a punch bowl or tumbler over ice, or individual glass tumbler. Garnish with a pineapple and cherry.



Your thoughts? (and if you're thinking: "you're sh*ttin' me, right? if this is the biggest concern on your plate, well lucky you!" that's okay, too.)

4 comments:

northsidefour said...

Karen, my vote, absolutely, is for the Belvedere Sparkle. I'm a sucker for anything served in a tall glass with sparkly promise, and I love, love, love cranberry juice, and champagne. Or Prosecco, sparkly juice, love them all. I might try and piece that together tonight, Merry Christmas!

BonjourBruxelles said...

Yes! I totally agree....frankly anything topped with champagne has to be good AND festive. Thanks Ally!

Anonymous said...

Belvedere Sparkler sounds AMAZING!!! I love anything with champagne. My mouth is watering already!

Jaime

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