Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thirst Quenching Labor Day Libations, That Will Have Guests Begging For Round After Round

Libations to Celebrate Labor Day With
What's on your beverage menu this Labor Day? As Summer winds down, will you prolong it with Margarita or Mai Thai or will you welcome in Fall with a warm snifter full of Cognac? Either way you go here are a few recipes that are sure to inspire you featuring Culinary Traditions purees and concentrates and Beverage Artistry fruit beverage blends. 
The FEED Flag
VeeV Açaí Spirit
  • 1 ½ oz. VeeV Açaí Spirit
  • ½ oz. Culinary Traditions Strawberry, thawed
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Fresh blueberries, for garnish
In the bottom of a high ball glass, put Strawberry puree. Add ice, VeeV and simple syrup (in that order). Top with club soda and garnish with floating blueberries. Stir with a straw or shake quickly.
Summer Setting
H. Joseph Ehrmann
Strip rosemary leaves from stem and combine all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds with a Boston Shaker. Double strain and pour into a martini glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. Serve. 
Seth Hammond, Pomegranate Bistro

  • 1 ¾ oz. Cuervo Gold Tequila
  • 2 oz. Beverage Artistry Classic Sweet & Sour, thawed
  • ½ oz. Culinary TraditionsPomegranate Concentrate, thawed
  • ½ oz. Culinary Traditions Raspberry, thawed
  • ¾ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ¾ oz. triple sec
  • squeeze of lime
  • lime wedge and crystallized sugar for garnish
Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a pint glass. Add ice and shake vigorously with a Boston Shaker for 10 seconds. Rim glass with crystallized sugar. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve.
Charbay Blood Orange Vodjito
Dana M. Bruner, The Perfect Purée

  • 2 ½ oz. Beverage Artistry Mojito, thawed
  • 1 ½ oz. Charbay Blood Orange Vodka
  • 1/8 oz. Culinary Traditions Blood Orange Concentrate, thawed
  • 2 oz. club soda
Combine Mojito and Vodka in a pint glass with ice. Shake with a Boston Shaker. Strain into an ice filled glass. Top with club soda and Blood Orange. Stir gently and serve.

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