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My top three girl night cocktail drinks

July 1, 2010

I’m your regular Bud Light type of girl.

But every now and then I also like to invite friends over for poker night (which ends up turning into blackjack night as we lower our difficulty standards since I kick my friends’ behinds on poker every-time) and for that I like to fix up some nice cocktails so we can enjoy over some healthy chatter -like how we hate how rich and sexy those 40 something ladies from “Sex and The City” are.

Or how I can’t stop buying stuff over the phone with my credit card (this is my grandma’s fault).

Or how my best best girlfriend from college still won’t dump that loser she continues to date past what we like to call “his expiration date”.

But anyhow. All this conversation – as you can see – needs some alcohol to it. And for that, I’m going to give you the recipes to my three favorite “girl-talk” cocktails of this month.

Berry Mojito

5 fresh mint leaves
1 t. sugar
4 lime wedges, juiced
2 oz. Bacardi Razz
1/4 oz. Chambord
1/4 oz. blue curacao
Splash of club soda
Garnish: mint, blueberries, and raspberries

In a tall glass, crush mint with a fork. Add sugar and lime juice; stir. Add Bacardi, Chambord, and blue curacao; mix. Top with club soda. Garnish.

Stigmata Caiprikoska

2 tsp sugar


3  sliced strawberries,

1 teaspoon of cranberry and lime juice.

1 spoonful of blueberries

1 spoonful of raspberries

2 1/2 oz Absolute Acai Berry vodka

Muddle the sugar into the fruit in a glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka into the glass. Stir well.

Milan Rouge

1 oz Campari
1.25 oz Wild Turkey Reserve Rye
0.75 oz Marolo Grappa alla Camomilla

Stir  together all the ingredients combined with ice. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass (better if its’ chilled), or serve on the rocks. I love to decorate these with the cherries (as in the pic) on a cocktail pick across the glass’s edge.

Cheers! 🙂