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.
Strawberry Caipirinha from The Still
2 strawberries (sliced)
4 lime wedges
¾ oz. Simple syrup
2oz. Leblon cachaça
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.
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
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)
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 Fizz from Bottiglia
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)
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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