Looking for a few special sips to whip up over the holiday weekend?
Rhubarb Frosé: (Created by Ute Londrigan, Heimat New York Handcrafted Fruit Liqueurs)
• 1 750ml Bottle of your favorite Rosé
• 1 cup fresh or frozen Strawberries
• 8 oz. (1 cup) Heimat New York Rhubarb
Pour rosé into a shallow pan and freeze for at least 6 hours. In a blender, blend the strawberries with the Heimat New York liqueur. Next, add frozen rose and blend until smooth. Place your Rhubarb Frose back in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
• .5 oz. Agave
. • 5 oz. Cointreau
• .75 oz. Lime
• 1 oz. Watermelon
• 1 tsp Azuca Simple Syrup
Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake well and strain over ice in a tumbler with half-salted rim. Add Watermelon slice to garnish.
Beach Berry Red Wine Spritzer: (Created by Cassandra Rosen, Tussock Jumper Wines)
• 6 fresh Strawberries hulled, stems removed
• 10 fresh Blueberries
• 3-4 tsp Agave Nectar
• Juice of one Lime
• 12 oz. Tussock Jumper Sweet Cat Red Blend, chilled
• 6 oz. Seltzer or Club Soda, chilled
• 3 sprigs of Mint
In a pitcher, muddle the mint and agave, then add the berries. Muddle again. Add the red wine, and then strain into a thermos. Top with soda, chill at least one hour to let flavors meld. Serve over ice.
Cucumber Basil Margarita: (Created by Liquor Lab NY)
• 1.5 oz. JAJA Blanco
• .5 oz. Lime
• .5 oz. Cucumber Juice
• .75 oz. Opal Basil syrup
Shake JAJA Blanco with Lime Juice, Cucumber Juice (or muddled cucumber) with ice to chill. Pour over ice or serve neat.
• 1.5 oz. Disaronno
• Fresh Lemon Juice
• Fever Tree Club Soda
• Lemon Zest, for garnish
Pour Disaronno over ice, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and top up with club soda. Stir and garnish with lemon zest.
The Jalapeño Avocado Margarita:
• 4 oz. Tequila Bribón Blanco
• 2 oz. Agave Nectar (cut 50/50 with water)
• 2 oz. Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
• 1/2 Avocado, peeled and mashed
• 2 slices Jalapeño
• Lime Wheels, for garnish
• 1 cup ice, plus extra for serving
Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Set aside. Place ripe avocado, and jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until they're thoroughly mashed. Add remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into the two rocks glasses. Garnish with the remaining lime wheels
• 2.5 oz. Polini 2Nite Vodka
• .5 oz. Italian Dry Vermouth
Shake and strain ingredients over ice into martini glass. Garnish with 1-3 green Italian olives.
Boost It Up:
• Salut Golden Girl
• Liquor (Best with Vodka, Gin, or Rum)
• Splash of fresh Orange Juice
• Frozen Mangos
• Dash of Black Pepper
Infuse Salut's Golden Girl with liquor (best with vodka, gin, or rum). Once infused, pour a single measure of Golden Girl into a shaker with ice & add a splash of fresh orange juice. Shake, Shake, Shake. Serve chilled over frozen mangos & garnish with a dash of black pepper.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com