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Coconut Storm

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Today’s rainy weather in New Jersey inspired this very delicious rum punch. We call it a storm because it does not only resemble one, but it also packs a thunderous kick. It’s perfect for this rainy day…try it!

Makes one cocktail

  • 1 oz of Bacardi light rum
  • 1 oz of Malibu coconut rum
  • 1 oz of Cruzan pineapple rum
  • 1 oz of Myer’s dark rum
  • 4 oz of coconut juice
  • splash of pineapple soda

Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the light, coconut and pineapple rums. Next, add the coconut juice and a splash of the soda. Top off with the dark rum.

If you only want to make it with one type of rum, try it with just the Malibu for a very sweet version. However, we’d suggest that you, at least, top it off with the Myer’s dark rum…it really makes the drink!

This is the type of punch that you’ll want to have another one as soon as you’re done with the first one. Do it at your own risk. Happy July 4th!

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Gin Martini

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There’s no better drink than a gin martini on Father’s Day. Our version is neither shaken, nor stirred, but chopped. It’s also very dry, cool and crisp. Here’s the recipe…

Makes 2 cocktails

  • 8 oz of Hendrick’s gin
  • a tiny splash of dry vermouth
  • cucumber peel for garnish

Pour the gin and vermouth into shaker filled with ice and chop it down using a long cocktail spoon, until half of the ice has melted into the gin (it helps to use crushed ice). Serve in a cocktail glass and garnish with the cucumber peel. Happy Father’s Day!

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Bellini

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Summer is almost here and the Bellini is one of our favorite warm-weather drinks. The problem is that it’s usually made with peach juice, which contains a lot of sugar. We have been unable to find a suitable replacement (there is no light peach juice, or diet peach soda around here) so we stopped making it for a while. That all changed this weekend when we spotted a can of peaches in light syrup…why, not?! One serving of these peaches has a third of the calories of a glass of peach juice and all we need is 1 can (2 servings) for eight Bellinis — the perfect drink for a light Sunday brunch!

Makes 8 cocktails

  • 1 can of peaches in light syrup
  • 4 oz of peach schnapps
  • 1 bottle of sparkling white wine (Cava for us!)
  • peach slices for garnish

Using a blender, puree the canned peaches (including the syrup). Next all of you have to do is combine the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher and serve! Garnish with a small peach slice and enjoy a fruity and light cocktail this afternoon!

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Gimlet

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A sunny Sunday afternoon calls for a good drink. It’s so warm today that the weather actually reminds us of Fire Island, where our friend Terry introduced us to the Gimlet, a very classy drink. And despite being mostly vodka this recipe is very light and tasty. Enjoy!

Makes two cocktails

  • 8 oz of Kettle One vodka
  • 4 tbsp of lime juice
  • 4 tbsp of Rose’s Lime juice

Pour all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Garnish with a couple of very long lime twists. This drink is so good, that you’ll want another one!

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The KITL (Kentucky Iced Tea Lemonade)

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Our obsession with Kentucky Bourbon continues this week. Today we’re making a low cal iced tea/lemonade that packs a punch, the KITL (like Skittles). The drink reminds us of the great time we had in Louisville last summer… or at least, what we managed to remember of it!

Makes 2 cocktails

  • 4 oz of Marker’s Mark
  • 2 oz of Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup of Turkey Hill diet iced tea
  • 1 cup of Tropicana Light Lemonade
  • Lemons slices for garnish

Fill a large glass with ice and pour all the liquid ingredients and stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy!

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