Cointreau Vodka Berry Rickey

Adult Beverage Berry Cointreau Rickey

It’s the “freakin’ weekend; baby i’m about to have me some fun!” (Thanks R. Kelly for being a bit R. Rated!) Happy Friday Everyone. It’s a BIG weekend in the collegiate basketball world. So don’t wait for summer to enjoy this berry cocktail. You’re going to muddle the berries and mix them with vodka anyway, so they don’t need to be at their summertime freshest! Enjoy in good health, my friends. It’s beautiful, right?

2 oz Cointreau
1 oz vodka
2 blackberries
2 raspberries
5 mint leaves
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
3 to 4 oz club soda

Muddle berries and mint in bottom of short cocktail glass.
Add crushed ice to rim.
Add Cointreau, lime juice, and top up with club soda.
Stir well.
Garnish with additional berries and mint.

Strawberry Vodka Cocktail

I mean, honestly, this is adult Capri Sun. Only you don’t need to puncture any pouch with a straw. Just sip along for a fun ride. Ummmm.Adult Beverages Strawberry Vodka cocktail

Crushed ice
1 1/2 oz Strawberry Vodka
Wedge of lime
Club soda to top up

Fill lowball glass with ice.
Add vodka.
Squeeze in lime juice.
Top up glass with club soda.
Drop in lime wedge.
Stir.

Mojitos by the Pitcher

It is S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y!   And with fresh mint growing as fast as the garden weeds, I am just hunting daily for ways to use it.  This is one of my favorites.  Cheers!Appetizer Mojito

3/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
1 cup fresh lime juice (6 limes)
2/3 cup simple syrup
1 1/2 cup rum
3 cups club soda
Crushed Ice

Muddle mint in bottom of pitcher.
Pour in lime juice, simple syrup, and rum.
Stir well.
Fill glasses with crushed ice.
Pour rum mixture filling glasses 2/3 full.
Top with club soda and stir.

Makes 6 to 8 servings, depending on how much club soda you use!