I’m in Jacksonville at Ancient City Con, promoting What to Feed Your Raiding Party. In the mean time, why not try out a few cocktails in the spirit of that big sporting event about to commence across the pond?
On your markâ€¦ get setâ€¦ GO! On July 27th, the final torchbearer will light the cauldron in London, thus marking the official start of the 2012 Summer Games!
The Games offer not only a time to cheer for the familiar, but also a chance to learn about and appreciate the new. With this mindset, check out these cocktailsâ€” which will you deem fit for the gold?
Blueberry Medallion Mojito
1.5 oz Flor de CaÃ±a 7 yr Grand Reserve Rum
8 sprigs of fresh mint
.75 oz simple syrup
.25 oz fresh lime juice
8 fresh blueberries
Sparkling blueberry juice
Muddle mint leaves from 7 sprigs, simple syrup, and lime juice in a mixing glass. Add Flor de CaÃ±a 7 yr Grand Reserve Rum and 6 blueberries and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass, and top with club soda and sparkling blueberry juice. Garnish with remaining sprig of mint and 2 blueberries.
1.5 oz CAMUS VSOP Elegance
.75 oz Punt e Mes red vermouth
.25 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut NV
Edible gold flakes
Shake all ingredients with ice, except champagne. Strain into champagne flute rimmed with edible gold flakes. Top withÂ champagne.
Trophy Coconut Cocktail
1 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz almond milk
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with toasted coconut flakes. Garnish with a piece of coconut.
The Flaming Torch
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz simple sugar
.5 oz grenadine
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
In a shot glass, start with Lucid Absinthe and add ice cold simple syrup. Next add grenadine, which will sink to the bottom to form the lower â€œlayer.â€ Float the dashes of bitters on top to form the top layer.
These recipes were provided by Deussen Global Communications. I haven’t tried any of them myself, but that Trophy Coconut Cocktail sure sounds tasty!