Cocktails

Here at Cocktails and Books, we like to enjoy a cocktail with some of the books we’re reading (or maybe more than one.  LOL!)  On this page, or the sub Cocktails pages for events and our reviewer recipes you’ll find some interesting cocktails that you might like to try yourself.

Pomegranate Mojito Martini

Boil and Simmer; Combine:

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

40 leaves of fresh mint

Boil sugar, water and mint leaves over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stir often.  Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes.  Strain syrup, discarding solids and cool to room temperature.

Combine cooled syrup (created above) with the following into a large pitcher or punch bowl.  Add ice.

1 liter club soda

4 cups white rum

2 cups fresh lime juice

2 cups pomegranate juice

Makes 13 cups. Total time:  20 Minutes

COLORADO BULLDOG

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Kahlua

1/2 cup milk

ice

Coke

Put everything into glass except Coke..stir and then add a splash of Coke. So good!

50-50 Bar

Can of Sunkist Orange Soda + a shot of Stoli Vanilla Vodka over crushed ice (More or less of either depending on your mood)  YUM

If you are watching your calories…Diet Orange Soda is just as good.
Cocktail Society Book Club 

Georgia Peach for Georgia On My Mind by Marie Force

Ingredients:

– Vodka

– 1 oz Peach Schnapps

– 4 oz Lemonade

– 1/2 oz Grenadine

Garnish: Peach slice (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with peach slice.

 

White Russian for Bond With Me by Anne Marsh

The White Russian is a drink everyone should know. It’s a simple, creamy
vodka mixed drink with a nice coffee flavor that makes a great after
dinner sipper. If you skip the cream you’ll have a Black Russian, give
the White Russian a shake at the end and you have a Dirty Bird, add
amaretto and you have a Roasted Toasted Almond. The related drink list
to the White Russian is almost endless.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1

Drink

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz vodka

3/4 oz Kahlua

3/4 oz cream

Preparation:

Pour the vodka and Kahlua into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Stir.
Gently top with the cream.


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