Friday, October 26, 2007

Beach Drinks - Bloody Mary & Pina Colada


Today (sadly) marks the end of my beach vacation, but to end things on a proper note, here are two simple cocktail recipes perfect for the beach, a vacation or just any time.

Bloody Mary:
(makes 1)

Premium Vodka
Lots of crushed ice
Tomato Juice
Horseradish (use to taste, between 1 tsp and 1 tbs usually)
Worshestershire sauce (a dash, perhaps a tsp?)
Salt and Pepper
Hot sauce (if desired, I like it spicy personally)
Juice of 1 lime (or lemon)
Celery stalks, lime or lemon slices, olives, dill pickle slices or whatever you prefer for garnish

Directions:
Mix tomato juice to taste with flavorings, adjust as needed.

Meanwhile, fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, then pour in tomato mixture, stir and serve!

Basic Pina Colada:
(serves 1)


High quality light or dark rum
Crushed ice
Pineapple juice
Simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water heated until all melts into a syrup)
Coconut milk
Ground cinnamon for garnish, a slice of pineapple works too

Directions:
Blend in a blender, adjust for taste and consistency, serve!

6 comments:

Kelly-Jane said...

I'll have a Pina Colada please! Although they both sound like lovely cooking drinks =)

Peabody said...

The pina colada...my favorite of the foofy drinks.

Christine said...

Yum! I love Pina Colada's! I had one in Mexico last week and it was delicious. I'll have to try your recipe at home now.

Kristen said...

Traveling again? I love your life Missy! I love Pina Colada's :)

Richard said...

Just a thought - try the Bloody Mary with celery salt instead of regular salt and some garlic powder. Good stuff!

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