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
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce Kahlua
1/2 cup milk
Put everything into glass except Coke..stir and then add a splash of Coke. So good!
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
– 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
1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz Kahlua
3/4 oz cream
Pour the vodka and Kahlua into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Gently top with the cream.