Friday, April 27, 2012

Blue Hawaiian

1 oz    Light Rum
1 oz    Blue Curacao

2 oz    Pineapple Juice
1 oz    Creme of Coconut

The correct (read: traditional) way to make this drink is as follows, however no one will judge harshly if you choose to incorporate a blender instead:

Fill martini 
shaker with ice

Add the liquids

Shake vigorously

Pour into highball (or regular 12 oz drinking glass)

Garnish with pineapple slice  

Oh, and: 
Laugh if you want about his films...he's still a better actor than the sparkling vampire..

Friday, April 13, 2012


This drink gained a lot of popularity during the run of a certain HBO show starring Sarah Jessica Parker (who, I believe, was a third-place finisher at the Preakness last year...) 

1.5 oz    Vodka
 oz      Triple Sec

 oz       Cranberry Juice

            Lime Wedge

 4-5 ice cubes in a martini shaker

Add the liquids

Shake vigorously
Strain into chilled martini glass

Garnish with lime wedge

This is a light, refreshing martini that's perfect for a spring afternoon out on the patio while having whimsical conversations about Carrie and her harpy friends how hot Kim Cattrall was in Mannequin...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Presidente Margarita

As some of you know, a lifetime ago I was a drink-slinger at Chili's Bar & Grill.  Their signature drink for years has been the Presidente Margarita.  If you look around on the interwebz, you'll see dozens of different recipes for this drink.  Most of them are wrong on at least one ingredient.  This is the real build:

2 oz    Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila 
1 oz    Presidente Brandy 
1 oz    Cointreau 
1 oz    Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice 
5 oz    Sweet & Sour (I show the "On the Border" mix.  Fun Fact: OTB & Chili's are owned by the same company - Brinker) 
2         Lime Wedges

Start by putting 4-5 ice cubes into a martini shaker

Squeeze one lime wedge over the ice, and drop same wedge into the shaker

Add the rest of the ingredients

Shake 8-10 times

Strain into large iced (& salted?) martini or margarita glass
Garnish with 2nd lime wedge 

You may be asking: "Craig, how often do you enjoy these?"

In order to make this the correct way, the liquors are just too expensive.

Seriously, have you met me???