Cocktail Recipes for President’s Day 2017

Cocktail Recipes for President’s Day 2017

Presidential Punch

These days all things presidential have many of us reaching for a drink. Thankfully, on President’s Day, February 20, we take a moment to reflect on two of the greatest leaders of America: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Let’s give them a toast with these three cocktails.

1 oz. grenadine
1/2 oz. blue Curacao
1 oz. Tito’s vodka
2 oz. of Prosecco

First, rim a martini glass with sugar; pour the grenadine in. Then put the blue Curacao and vodka in a shaker and shake. Layer that mixture over the grenadine. Slowly add the Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry and blueberry on skewer.

Presidential Punch
1 1/2 oz. Milagro Anejo tequila
1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
2 oz. sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/8 cup salt
1/8 cup chili powder

Mix the salt and chili powder. Rim a margarita glass with the mixture. Add all other ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Then strain over big ice into the glass and garnish with a jalapeño slice.

Ford’s FizzFord's Fizz
1 1/2 oz. Stoli vodka
2 oz. ginger beer
splash of lime juice
1 oz. cranberry juice

Add vodka, lime juice and cranberry juice into a rocks glass with ice. Stir add the ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Kim Richards lives in Santa Rosa, California. She is an author, amateur cheese maker, wine/mead maker, and a novice home brewer. She enjoys a nice cocktail while listening to live music, watching movies and mixed martial arts, or dining at home and in restaurants. She and her husband frequent festivals and love to visit breweries and distilleries.

Favorite cocktail: Old Fashioned with maple syrup.

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