Mr. and Mrs. Signature Cocktail

Signature Cocktail Inspiration

lqdwrwws

Left to Right:

  • Soft Kiss

    A take on the tried and true whiskey sour, we’ve added some orange juice to liven it up a little. The strawberry garnish adds a little punch of color.

    Serve it in a pretty cocktail glass, to give it that feminine touch

    Ingredients:

    • 1 sliced strawberry
    • 2 oz. bourbon
    • 2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
    • 1 cup ice cubes

    Preparation:

    In a large cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, orange juice, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until all ingredients are well combined and cold. Pour into prepared glass, and garnish with sliced strawberry.

  • Gentle Hug

    Peaches and mint makes this cocktail easy to drink. The men and women will both want  a few of these delicious libations.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 peach, cut into thick slices
    • 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 lemon wedge
    • 1 oz. water
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
    • 2 oz. whiskey
    • 1 thin peach slice for garnish

    Preparation:

    Muddle all ingredients except whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and whiskey. Shake and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and garnish with a peach slice.

  • Handsome Hombre

    This perfect tequila cocktail was created by Camarena tequila and is simply fabulous. There are a lot of ingredients, but it is so worth it.

    Ingredients:

    • 1-1 /2 oz. tequila
    • 1 oz. white port
    • 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
    • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. ginger beer

    Preparation:

    In a shaker, combine all ingredients except ginger beer. Shake and strain into a high ball glass over ice, adding ginger beer as you pour.

  • Sweet Señora

    This is a twist on the standard margarita recipe. The blood orange adds just enough bitter-sweet to make these go down easy. You can have fun with the garnish. The orange is a must, but you could add berries or limes too.

    Ingredients:

    • 1-1/2 oz. Silver Tequila
    • 3/4 oz. Cointreau orange liqueur
    • 1 oz. blood orange juice
    • 1/2 oz. fresh sour mix
    • Handful of ice
    • 1 slice of orange for garnish

    Preparation:

    In a shaker combine all ingredients except orange slice and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

cyte14rj

Left to Right:

  • Dapper Gent

    This is basically a Negroni cocktail, which is a traditional Italian aperitif (a before dinner drink) Campari is the key to this drink. It can be an acquired taste, but we think you will find most your guests will enjoy it.

    Ingredients:

    • 1-1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
    • 1-1/2 oz. Campari
    • 1-1/2 oz. gin
    • Handful of ice
    • Maraschino cherry

    Preparation:

    In shaker combine all ingredients, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

  • Lady in Red

    Raspberries and soda water make this vodka drink amazingly refreshing. It does have a bit of prep time if you want make your own raspberry juice. It’s a little time consuming to make, but your mixologist may be able to find a few short cuts.

    Ingredients

    • 12 oz. frozen raspberries
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 4 oz. vodka
    • 8 oz. soda water
    • Stevia drops or your favorite sweetener.
    • splash of rhubarb bitters
    • fresh raspberries (for garnish)
    • ice

    Preparation:

    Heat raspberries with water in a sauce pan over medium high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook about 5 minutes until berries have burst and become pulpy. Strain berries over a bowl with a fine mesh sieve. Mash the berries against the sieve with the back of a spoon to release the juices.

    Chill the juice in the refrigerator until cool. This makes 2 cocktails. Using 2 highball glasses, add some ice, 4 ounces raspberry juice, 2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces soda water and a splash of rhubarb bitters. Add sweetener to taste.

  • Kind Sir

    This is just a plain ole vodka sour, so how can you go wrong. Sweet and sour and super refreshing. Your guest will be lining up for just one more.

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. vodka
    • 2 oz. lemon Juice
    • 2 oz. simple syrup
    • 1 wedge lemon

    Preparation

    In a shaker, combine vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.

  • Lovely Lady

    Ginger ale adds the perfect fizz to this fantastic vodka cocktail. It too, is really refreshing and perfect for cooling down your guests after hitting the dance floor.

    Ingredients 

    • 2 large navel oranges (Could be replaced with fresh orange juice)
    • Peel of 1 of the oranges
    • 1 lime and peel
    • 3 oz. vodka
    • 1-1 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
    • 1 can of ginger ale
    • Handful of ice

    Preparation:

    Using a zester, make two orange twists. With potato peeler peel the rest of the zest in big strips. Place strips in bottom of cocktail shaker and muddle the peels.

    Peel about half of zest from the lime. Add and muddle zest in cocktail shaker. Cut lime in half and juice zested half into the shaker. Use other half to cut wedges for garnish. Cut and juice both oranges and pour into the shaker. Add vodka and triple sec into the shaker.

    Add ice to shaker and vigorously shake. In two glasses pour a few ounces of ginger ale. Evenly pour cocktail into both glasses. Add orange twist. Put lime wedge on edge of glass.

Share

More Articles & Tips

May 9, 2024

How to Survive a House-Hunt as a Newlywed

By: David Haghighi – Above & Beyond Real Estate Group For all couples, house-hunting is fun. The thrill of viewing properties and envisioning owning them can be very exciting. Most of that excitement is conjured up by the thoughts of raising children,...

May 9, 2024

House Hunters

By: David Haghighi ~Above & Beyond Real Estate Group For all couples, house-hunting is a delightful experience.  The thrill of viewing properties and envisioning owning them can be very exciting. Most of that excitement is sparked by the thoughts of raising...

May 9, 2024

Destination Temecula

Say “I Do” To This Wine Country Hot Spot By: Kristen Castillo You don’t have to be a wine lover to fall in love with Temecula. Located in the southwest corner of Riverside County, Temecula is very close to San Diego. It’s a simple drive north on Interstate 15,...

May 9, 2024

Wine Country Twist on Wedding Trends

By: Jamie Puriton Flower Walls and Flower Curtains We cannot get enough of this trend! Feminine floral curtains are taking the place of plain old, fabric draping for ceremony arbors and backdrops. Combine the two, and you get an ultra posh option for framing your...

May 9, 2024

Ranch Weddings

By: Kristen Castillo Looking for a wedding venue that’s natural, beautiful and not standard in any way? Consider a ranch wedding where the venues have lots of open space, a chill vibe and photo opportunities you won’t believe! Still not all ranches are the same....

May 9, 2024

Wine Country Weddings 2014-2015

By: Guest Writer Jaime Purinton Have you been searching for the perfect venue for your wedding but can’t seem to find the one that takes your breath away? With the ambitious development of many amazing and unique wedding options in the Temecula Valley, located just...

May 9, 2024

Winery Weddings

Savoring Wine, Vines & Love By: Kristen Castillo Friends and family, a beautiful venue and a glass of wine in hand. For many couples, that’s the perfect wedding. Whether or not you love wine, a winery wedding could be ideal. With great weather, rich landscapes...

May 9, 2024

12 Month Planning Countdown

Holly Ireland Photography 12 Months Choose the date and time for wedding and rehearsal. Purchase San Diego Style Weddings Magazine and register on sandiegostyleweddings.com. Create a wedding email account. Create a wedding website on sandiegostyleweddings.com....

May 9, 2024

Using Technology to Plan Your Big Day

By: Kristen Castillo You’re connected to the world through technology. Phones, email and the internet provide so much content in our lives. Need a recipe? Look it up online. Want to connect with an old friend? Send her an email. Need to ask a colleague a question?...

May 9, 2024

Temecula Wine Country Wedding Insider

By: Jaime Purinton Have you been dreaming about having a romantic vineyard wedding but can’t figure out how to bring Napa to your backyard? Luckily for you, we have the inside scoop on a beautiful wine country right here in Southern California! Located just 45...

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A DREAMY SOCAL CELEBRATION

Your Ultimate Southern California Wedding Guide

Whether you're looking for the latest trends in decor, themes, or floral arrangements, this section is your go-to resource for creative concepts that will make your wedding truly stand out.

Dive into this treasure trove of inspiration to find unique elements that resonate with your vision and elevate your big day to a masterpiece of personal expression.