So Liqurious about these cocktails

Our dear friend Inna passed along this website, Liqurious, and I'm intrigued.  I have spent quite a bit of time on there drooling over the delicious looking cocktails that are perfect for hot summer days and nights.  I can't wait to suggest these to our friends, especially the Bart-tender a/k/a Bort-tender cause he makes such great drinks, not to mention has the perfect name for the job!

Anyway, here are some of the drinks that caught my eye. 

makes 2 cooling cocktails
2 Inch piece of cucumber diced plus some for garnish
4 Sprigs dill finely chopped plus 2 for garnish
2 Wedges lime plus more to garnish
4 oz (4 shots) Gin Tanqueray No. 10

In a cocktail shaker muddle cucumber, dill and lime
Add gin & ice
Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Top off with tonic and give a quick stir
Spritz with lime and top with a sprig of dill & or a slice of cucumber

OK, so if that doesn't tickle your fancy...

Cajun Lemonade

makes one drink

1 1/2 ounces white rum or vodka (I used vodka)
1 ounce Pimm's No. 1
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Tabasco or other hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
splash of 7Up (set aside for topping up the drink)
lemon wheels (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients (except for 7Up and lemon wheels) in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top up with 7Up, stir, and garnish with lemon wheels.

And certainly the most promising of the bunch:

Perfect Summer Sangria

We start with a dry white - some times you can find whites that have a slight sparkling quality these are perfect! The wine doesn't have to be a stellar bottle because it's just getting mixed.
Lots of fruit cut in bite size pieces. This has a mixture of chopped peach, nectarine, strawberry, raspberry & orange
Chopped herbs - it varries based on what is in my window box here we have mint and lemon balm
For a little sweetness some juice. This has a bit Red Jacket Orchards strawberry apply juice. Juice adds sweetness that compliments the wine but better than the 7-Up or Sprite.
Sometimes I top with a little seltzer, since this already had some bubbles from the wine we left this alone. I also will freeze the berries and add them at the last minute to help the mix stay cool.
One of the best parts is if you use good fruit it's a nice treat at the end of the glass.
Mix together with a tray of ice and serve!!

Do you have any great cocktail recipes or tricks?  Pass them along to Liqurious and let others enjoy!


Quindome June 24, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Ohh! I've never had a splash of tabasco in a drink before. This must be tried.

la petite coquine June 24, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

These recipes sound delicious! I love a good daiquiri in the summer-just white rum, lime and simple syrup! It's perfectly tart.

Inka June 24, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

oooh!! i think we need to have a back yard party under the grape vine and sip on these! any and all of them!! in 10 days!!?

Mo Pie, Please June 25, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

Inna, PLEASE do have one. I'll be there with my cocktail attire in full gear (whatever that may be)

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