Mar 23, 2015

10 refreshing Cocktails for Spring

BACARDÍ Mango Mojito

MangoMojitoSip this refreshing cocktail and enjoy the vibrant flavors of mint, lime and juicy mango.


2 oz.      BACARDÍ Mango Fusion Flavored Rum
4            Lime wedges
12          Fresh mint leaves
2            Heaping teaspoons of white sugar
Club soda
Sprig of fresh mint to garnish


Gently press together the limes and sugar. Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them between your palms, rub them on the rim of the glass and drop them in. Next half fill the glass with crushed ice, add the BACARDÍ Mango Fusion rum and stir. Top with crushed ice, a splash of soda and a sprig of mint.

 Century Club Punch

centuryClubPunchCentury Club Punch was based on a recipe from the legendary “Professor” Jerry Thomas and is as good now as it was in 1862.


1 3/5 parts      BACARDÍ Gold rum
4/5 parts        BACARDÍ Superior rum
1 part               Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 to 4 parts    Water
3 heaping tsp. of fine white sugar (caster sugar)


Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add some ice cubes and give it all a good, hard shake. Fine strain the mixture into a glass full of shaved or crushed ice. Garnish with 4 pineapple slices cut into triangles.

Stoli Moscow Mule

Stoli_MoscowMuleThe insanely popular drink using the original Stoli recipe.


2 parts       Stoli Vodka
1/2 part     Fresh Lime Juice
3 parts       Stoli Ginger Beer




Straights Sling by MONIN


1 oz.              MONIN Tiki Blend
2 dashes      Bitters
1 oz.              Dry gin
1/2 oz.          Orange liqueur
2 oz.              Pineapple juice
1/2 oz.          Fresh lime juice
Splash          Sparkling beverage


Combine ingredients in shaker with ice in the order listed except sparkling beverage and shake vigorously. Pour into serving glass and add any needed ice. Top with sparkling beverage and garnish.

 I’m Into Ginger

Crytal-Head-Im-into-Ginger-smA Crystal Head Vodka creation.


1 ½ oz.    Crystal Head Vodka
½ oz.       Premium orange liqueur
2 oz.         Cranberry juice
2 oz.         Ginger beer


Add Crystal Head Vodka, premium orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ginger beer to a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 Lynchburg Lemonade®


1 part      Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
1 part      Triple sec
1 part      Sour mix
4 parts    Lemon-lime soda


Combine ingredients and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice and cherry.


Cucumber Collins

By: Joey Scorza, veteran bartender with InterContinental Miami.

cucumbercollinsFor over 25 years, Joey Scorza has been creating impromptu, on-the-spot creations for customers who are undecided about what to have.


1 1/2 oz.           Hendricks Gin
1 thick slice     Cucumber (cut in quarters)
1/2 oz.              Simple Syrup
2 oz.                  Sour mix


Muddle gin and cucumber in glass. Shake well. Top with Club Soda. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.


negroniBy: Tony Abou-Ganim

This recipe was originally featured in “The Modern Mixologist: The Negroni Quest” in in the Mix‘s Winter 2009 edition.


1 oz.     Gin (The choice of which should suit one’s personal fancy)
1 oz.     Campari
1 oz.     Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth


Into an ice-filled mixing glass (Martini pitcher), add gin, Campari, and Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth. Stir until well blended. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a burnt orange twist.

Rye Smash

Rye-Smash-5x3A pre-civil war favorite.


2 oz.     Templeton Rye (or your favorite)
1 oz.     Fresh lemon juice
1 oz.     Simple syrup
2           Mint leaves


Combine all ingredients in an Old-fashioned glass. Lightly muddle one mint leaf. Fill glass with crushed ice. Garnish with remaining mint.