The Irish Mojito

Irish Mojito
We had just finished up our collection of Madtini cocktails for Saint Patrick’s Day when we spotted this drink posted at RecipeGirl.com. We’re a sucker for Mojitos all year round and this sounded too good to not try. Check out the original Irish Mojito post at RecipeGirl.com.
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz rum
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • juice of half a lime
  • juice of quarter of a lemon
  • splash of club soda
  • splash of creme de menthe
  • lime wedge

Ingredients
Muddle the juice of half a lime and mint leaves in a mixing glass. Add the rum, sugar and lemon juice. Add ice and shake the contents. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a splash of club soda, then drizzle creme de menthe so that it settles in the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Adapted from an awesome post at RecipeGirl.com.

12 Days of Madtini Holiday Cocktails #8: Winter Whiteout

Winter WhiteoutCorby Distilleries has made Canada the first and only place you can enjoy new Malibu Snowflake rum this winter. The specially designed bottle has a cutaway reminiscent of a snow globe that reveals small flakes of coconut floating in the rum. To celebrate the launch the Toronto Institute of Bartending used Malibu Snowflake to mix up a few special cocktails like the Winter Whiteout.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Malibu Snowflake Rum
  • 2 oz of White Cranberry Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Twist of Lemon

Preparation
Fill a highball glass full of ice. Add the Malibu Snowflake Rum, white cranberry juice and club soda; stir. Add a twist of lemon as a garnish and serve with a smile.

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Gin Basil Smash

Gin Basil Smash

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • basil leaves

Preparation
Muddle basil and simple syrup together in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, the gin and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh basil sprig and a slice of lemon peel.

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Sunday Refreshment – Balsamic Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

Balsamic Vodka LemonadeYour Sunday afternoon Madtini refreshment comes courtesy of Los Angeles chef Gaby of the site What’s Gaby Cooking? Its the refreshing taste of fresh lemonade kicked up a notch with a dash of two of balsamic vinegar. Try it, you’ll thank me later.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz water
  • tsp sugar
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1-2 dashes of balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Combine the fresh lemon juice, water sugar and vodka. Add a dash of balsamic vinegar to taste. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with slices of lemon.

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Pretty in Pink… Watermelon Gin Fizz

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Few things helped to beat the summer heat when we were kids than slices of delicious watermelon. The summer heat and humidity seems relentless this year, so we thought it would be a great idea to pick up some watermelon. As we returned to Madtini headquarters we began thinking about what kind of cocktails we could make using watermelon, and the search was on.

We found this great recipe by Donna Diegel from Providence, R.I. on examiner.com. While the preparation seemed a bit daunting at first, our intoxicology crew sprang into action cutting up watermelon to get this drink started. After a few minutes of blending, straining, mixing we had a table full of these tasty and refreshing drinks.

Ingredients (makes 4-6-ish)

  • 1 1/2 cups of gin
  • 2 cups strained watermelon juice
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped fine
  • 1 cups simple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • Club soda

Preparation

Cut up 1/2 small seedless watermelon (removing rind). Drop into a blender with the simple syrup and 10 chopped up mint leaves. Blend, then strain through two sheets of paper towel places in the bottom of a colander. Squeeze the paper towel to get the rest of the juice through. Add the juice of one lemon and chill in the freezer until its cold.

Serve over ice with chilled gin, add club soda and garnish with a sprig or mint and a wedge of watermelon.

Cheers and happy Saturday chilling!

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