Olympic Viewing Party Cocktails By Mike Monrreal

Olympic Viewing Party Cocktails By Mike Monrreal

In discussing cocktails with mixologist Mike Monrreal, he shared three cocktails he developed for Olympic Viewing Party features for two different restaurants. They are easy enough  to fix that we wanted to share them with you to fix at home.  I particularly like this trio of cocktail recipes, as they are light and easy.

We’ll start with The Still’s “Strawberry Caipirinha.”  A place to check out if you are visiting Las Vegas.

The Still's Strawberry Caiprinha

The Still’s Strawberry Caiprinha

Strawberry Caipirinha from The Still

www.thestillvegas.com

Ingredients:

2 strawberries (sliced)

4 lime wedges

¾ oz. Simple syrup

2oz. Leblon cachaça

Method:

Build: in a mixing tin, press limes, strawberries and simple with muddler. Then add cachaca and crushed ice.  Shake gently, just to mix and then pour into a rocks glass.

Ice: crushed

Glass: rocks

Garnish: lime wheel, strawberry

We will move on to Bottiglia’s “Blood Orange Mimosa.” Bottiglia’s is located in Henderson, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.

Blood Orange Mimosa from Bottiglia

Blood Orange Mimosa from Bottiglia

Blood Orange Mimosa from Bottiglia

http://bottiglialv.com/

Ingredients:

½ oz. Absolut elyx vodka

½ oz. Aperol

1 oz. Blood orange puree

½ oz. Fresh lemon juice

½ oz. Simple syrup

2 ½ oz. Prosecco (add after shake)

Method:

Build: add all ingredients into mixing tin, except for the prosecco! Add ice and shake vigorously. Now add 2 ½ oz. Prosecco into mixing tin, and then strain into tulip flute.

Glass: tulip flute

Garnish: orchid, lemon spiral

This next light cocktail has also been featured at Bottiglia. Fresca Fizz from Bottiglia I especially like the way the raspberries look in the lemon skin as a garnish. 

Fresca Frizz from Bottiglia

Fresca Frizz from Bottiglia

Fresca Fizz from Bottiglia

http://bottiglialv.com/

Ingredients: 

4-6 Raspberries

10-12 Mint Leaves

1 ½ oz. Grey Goose Vodka

¾ oz.  Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz. Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syprup

1 ½ oz. Prosecco (Add after shake)

Method:

Build: Add raspberries, 6 mint leaves, and raspberry syrup into mixing tin, lightly muddle.  Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the prosecco!  Add ice and shake vigorously.  Now add 1 ½ oz prosecco into mizing tin, and strain over crushed ice with 6 mint leaves on the bottom of the glass.

Garnish: Raspberry, mint sprig

Thank you Mike for sharing these cocktails. I am sure our readers will enjoy them.

 

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