If you are looking for some fantastic cocktails for your upcoming wedding or soiree, you probably find yourself trying to incorporate these delicious extensions of your personality into your event vision. Typically, this is done with flavors and colors. Today, we’ll concentrate on colors—but one color in particular. Red.
1 cup dried hibiscus blossoms (about 2 ounces)
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
8 lime slices
Place blossoms in a strainer; rinse under cold water. Combine blossoms, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain; discard blossoms. Cover and chill hibiscus mixture.
Combine hibiscus mixture, tequila, juice, and Triple Sec. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
30 mls of 42BELOW Kiwifruit
3 Lime wedge
1 dash of Lime Juice
60 mls of Pomegranate Juice
60 mls of Soda Water
1 bar spoon of Sugar
In a Highball glass, combine sugar and 42BELOW Kiwifruit, stir well, and fill with ice. Add juices, top with soda, and stir to serve.
1-1/2 shots JOSE CUERVO ESPECIAL TEQUILA
1 shot cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce
1/2 shot Cointreau
Whole fresh cranberries — for garnish
Lime wheel — for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except garnish, in a blender. Blend on high until smooth and frothy. Pour into a margarita glass. Garnish with cranberries skewered with a toothpick and a lime wheel.
(The last two, the POM-ELA and the Cranberry Margarita were found at the fabulous blog http://intoxicologist.files.wordpress.com)
- 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Orange cut into wedges
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Shot brandy
- 2 Cups ginger ale or club soda
Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.
If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice.
Addition ideas: sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of ginger ale, citrus soda pop or lime juice.
These are just a sample of what you and your guests could have in store at your wedding—be creative and make it count! Do you have a favorite red cocktail? Please, share!