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Who Will Win? You Won't Care With These 6 Grammy-Inspired Cocktails

Jan. 26th, 2014 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards finally arrive Sunday, and we're all getting our viewing parties planned and prepped! And from longtime musical favorites (like Rihanna and Justin Timberlake) to newcomers (like Lorde and Ed Sheeran), it's anyone's bet as to who will take home a golden award. What we do know though, is that you're going to need a fun cocktail to shake up while watching. So, here's six!

 vodka cocktail recipe
Photo Courtesy of SVEDKA Vodka

Blurred Limes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Colada
  • 1 part sour mix
  • 6 Thai basil leaves pulled
  • Soda water

Directions:

Lightly muddle basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Combine remaining ingredients, except soda. Add ice and shake well.

Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and stir lightly to mix. Garnish with lime wedge and a straw.

As an alternative to sour mix, dissolve one teaspoon sugar in 1/2 part fresh lime juice before muddling. Garnish with an orange slice and skewered cherry.

  cocktail recipe
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Basil Hayden's Platinum Hit
Created by Marie Zahn, Louisville, KY

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon honey syrup (1 cup honey and 1 cup water)
  • 1 teaspoon respberry vinegar
  • Grapefruit soda

Directions:

For honey syrup, heat the honey and water in a small saucepan. Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.

Add Basil Hayden¹s Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir.

Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a grapefruit peel or fresh raspberries.

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Photo Courtesy of Skinnygirl

The Prosecco Pop

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Skinnygirl Prosecco
  • 1 part light rum
  • 2 parts frozen lemonade
  • 1 part seltzer

Directions:

Blend ingredients with a little crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Enjoy!

 tequila cocktail recipe
Photo Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Country Peach Cooler

Ingredients:

  • 8 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 4 parts DeKuyper Peach Schnapps
  • 2 parts JDK & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 6 parts fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 12 parts peach nectar
  • Ice
  • Sugar for rim
  • Peach slice for garnish

Directions:

Prepare glasses with sugar rims if desired. In a pitcher filled with ice, combine tequila, schnapps, orange liqueur, lime juice and peach nectar. Stir to combine. Chill and serve over ice in prepared glasses.  Garnish with a peach slice and enjoy!

* Serves six. 

 cocktail recipe
Photo Courtesy of Skinnygirl

R & Blueberry Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
  • 1 part Dekuper Blueberry Schnapps

Directions:

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy!

tequila cocktail recipe
Photo Courtesy of Sauza Tequila

Rock n’ Roll Refresher

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Sauza Blue Reposadp Tequila
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 2 dashes grenadine
  • Lemon or orange wedge for garnish

Directions:

In a glass filled with ice, stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the two dashes of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lemon/orange wedge. Enjoy!

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