Spirits 101

Knowing the types of spirits and a few drink recipes can greatly reduce the stress when planning a party for 4 or 400.

Drink Recipes

4th of July

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
Dash of Grenadine

Mix all ingredients, except grenadine, in a shaker and chill. Serve in martini glass. Add a dash of grenadine.

Boston Iced Tea

1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Amaretto Liqueur
2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
Instructions: Fill glass with ice. Add all the ingredients except cola. Fill with cola. Garnish with lemon.

Florida Piña Colada

3 oz Pineapple Juice
2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
3/4 oz Coconut Rum
3/4 oz Dark Rum
2 splashes Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cream
2 Ice Cubes
Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately.

Red, White, and Hpnotiq Blue Martini

2 oz Hpnotiq Liqueur
1 oz Citrus Vodka
Splash Lemon-Lime Soda
Splash Grenadine
Instructions: In a strainer with ice, combine 2 oz of Hpnotiq Liqueur, 1 oz of citrus vodka and a splash of lemon-lime soda. Shake, strain into a martini glass, and slowly add a touch of grenadine. Garnish with chopped coconut and enjoy!

Rum Runner

1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz Blackberry Brandy
Splash Grenadine
Splash Sweet & Sour Mix
Instructions: Fill glass with ice, add all ingredients, and shake. Float 1/2 oz rum on top.

Ultimate Mudslide

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Irish cream
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 oz Cream
2 oz Milk
1 Banana
3 Ice Cubes
Grated Chocolate
Instructions: Place all ingredients, except grated chocolate, in a blender and blend until smooth Pour into glass and sprinkle with grated chocolate