Happy Hour Cocktaials

Lesley's Happy Hour Cocktails

  This page is not intended to be the definitive source for cocktails, but just our little corner of the internet that is home to some of our favourite cocktail recipes.
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Angel's Kiss 
1-oz Frangelico
1-oz vodka

Add both ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass

Rude Cosmo
11/2-oz Tequila
1/4-oz Smirnoff Orange Twist Vodka
11/2-oz cranberry juice
Juice of 1 whole lime

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass

Fireside Martini
3/4-oz vodka
3/4-oz Bailey's
1/2-oz white Crème de Cacao

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass

Gimlet
Fill rocks glass with crushed ice
Add 1-oz gin and 1/2-oz lime cordial
Stir

Sidney Slammer
In a tall glass filled with ice, add 
1/2-oz Southern Comfort
1/2-oz vodka
1/2-oz Amaretto
Top with orange juice
Float 1/2-oz sloe gin on top

Ice Blue Martini...FANTASTIC!!!Ice Blue Martini
1-oz Hpnotiq Liquor
1/2-oz vodka
2-oz lemonade

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass
Garnish with lemon twist

Emerald Uphoria
1-oz Uphoria Asian Pear Liquor
1-oz vodka
1/2-oz Crème de Cacao

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass

Drambuie Espresso Martini
3-parts Drambuie
2-parts Crème de Cacao
2-parts espresso

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake & strain into martini glass

Rusty Nail
1 1/2-oz Scotch
1 1/2-oz Drambuie

Pour the Scotch and Drambuie into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes
Stir well

Caipiroska
1-lime
3-tsp sugar
1/2-oz simple sugar syrup
2-oz vodka

Muddle the lime with the sugar and syrup in a cocktail shaker
Add ice & vodka
Shake & strain into martini glass

Simple Sugar Syrup
1-part water
1-part sugar

Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, stirring
Remove from heat
Cool

Frozen Strawberry Mango
2-medium mangos
1/2-cup tequila
1/3-cup orange liqueur
1/4-cup limejuice
2-tbsp sugar
2-cup frozen, unsweetened whole strawberries
2-cups ice
Lime wedge

Peel, seed and cube mangoes
Place mangoes in a single layer in a shallow baking sheet (lined with plastic wrap)
Cover and freeze for 1-hour
Transfer to freezer bags for longer storage
In blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
Add ice one at a time until mixture is slushy

Icy Cranberry Margaritas
1/2-cup frozen cranberry-raspberry juice, concentrate, thawed
1/2-cup tequila
1/4-cup orange liqueur
5-cups ice cubes
3-tbsp melon liqueur

In blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
Add ice one at a time until mixture is slushy

Margarita (Shaken)

2-limes, halved and juiced, rinds reserved
4-oz premium tequila
4-oz. Cointreau or triple sec
Margarita salt

Fill 2 stemmed glasses with crushed ice, set aside
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add limejuice, tequila and Cointreau
Shake well
Empty ice from glasses, rum rims of glasses with pulp side of lime
Get moisten site into a saucer of salt
Strain margaritas into glass

Makes 2 drinks

Margarita (Frozen)
2-lime wedges
Salt
1-cup crushed ice
11/2-oz tequila
1/2-oz Cointreau
1/2-oz lemon juice
1/2-oz limejuice
Dash of sugar syrup

Run a wedge of lime around the rim of a cocktail glass
Dim the rim into a saucer of salt
Knock off excess
Chill the glass
Place the crushed ice, tequila, Cointreau, lemon juice, limejuice and sugar syrup in a blender
Blend until mixture is smooth
Pour into glasses
Garnish with remaining wedge of lime

Whiskey Sour
Ice cubes
1 1/2-oz rye whiskey
1/2-oz Cointreau
1/2-oz lemon juice
1/2-oz sugar syrup
Maraschino cherry

Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add the whiskey, Cointreau, lemon juice, and sugar syrup
Shake well
Strain into a whiskey sour glass
Garnish with maraschino cherry




Illusion
Ice Cubes
1/2-oz melon liqueur
1/2-oz Cointreau
1/2-oz vodka
1/2-oz lemon juice
1/2-oz pineapple juice

Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all of the ingredients
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass

Illusion
Illusion

Ocean Margarita
1-oz Hpnotiq liqueur
1-oz tequila
1/2-oz simple syrup
1-oz limejuice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Shake and strain
Pour into a margarita glass
 

Fresh Rhubarb Punch
3-cups diced rhubarb
1/2-cup sugar
3-cups water
1-cup pineapple juice
2-cups champagne or sparkling white wine
3-tbsp lemon juice

In a medium saucepan, combine rhubarb, sugar, and water
Cook over medium heat until fruit is very soft
Remove from heat and chill
Liquefy in blender
Combine rhubarb with pineapple, wine and lemon juice
Serve in a tall glass over ice


Gazpacho Caesars

4-large field tomatoes, cored
4-oz vodka (optional)
2-tbsp fresh lime juice
1-clove garlic, minced
1/2-tsp celery salt
3-dashes Worcestershire sauce
3-tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
Tabasco (optional)
Celery stalks for garnish


Using a blender (better than a food processor) to puree the tomatoes, with skins and seeds included, until smooth
Add vodka, lime juice, garlic, celery salt and Worcestershire sauce; blend again until smooth
With blender running, add in olive oil
Season to taste with salt, pepper and Tabasco

Servers 4
 

Cranberry Daiquiri

2-cups cranberry juice
1/2-cup limejuice
1/2-cup lemon juice
1/2-cup sugar (or to taste)
1/2-cup white rum


Combine all ingredients and put into an 8" non-metallic square pan
Cover and freeze for 6 hours or overnight
Spoon 1-cup of frozen mixture into a 10oz glass
Add a little more cranberry juice  b to taste


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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