Tag Archives: lime

watermelon martini :: friday at five

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1 cup strained sweet, fresh watermelon juice
1/2 cup good vodka
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Ice cubes
Sugar to rim the glasses
Watermelon slices for garnish


Sugar coat martini glass rims. A quick shake of ice, watermelon juice, vodka and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into glasses. Garnish with lime slice.

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persephone’s pomegranate :: friday at five




  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup grenadine
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Prosecco or dry sparkling wine, chilled
  • 6 lime slices (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional)


  1. Combine pomegranate juice and 1/4 cup grenadine in a 2-cup glass measure. Divide the juice mixture evenly among 6 Champagne flutes or wineglasses. Top each serving evenly with wine, and garnish each serving with lime slices and seeds, if desired.

campari mojito :: friday at five


Campari Mojito for One


  • 1/4 ounce (about 4 large sprigs) fresh mint, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 1/2 ounce Campari
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 to 4 ounces good tonic water, such as Fevertree or Q Tonic


  1. Place the mint sprigs in a large glass or cocktail shaker, and add the lime juice and rum. Muddle with a muddler or a wooden spoon for several minutes, crushing the mint and releasing its aroma. Add the Campari and a few cubes of ice, and shake or stir until well chilled.
  2. Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with crushed ice and squeeze a lime wedge over top. Pour in enough tonic water to fill the glass a quarter full, then pour in the strained Campari mixture. Garnish with a little more tonic water, the second lime wedge, and mint. Best with a straw!

{via theKitchn, check out the pitcher option … absolutely necessary}

pink flamingo :: friday at five


  • 2 oz  Banks 5-Island Rum
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz Pink grapefruit soda (Ting or Izze)

Garnish: Lime wheel or long lime twist

Glass: Highball


  1. Add the rum and lime juice to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Top with the grapefruit soda and garnish with a lime wheel or long lime twist.

{via Liquor, contributed by Jim Meehan}

friday at five :: golden glove


  • 2 oz White rum (Flor de Caña 4-Year-Old Extra Dry)
  • 1 tsp Cointreau
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Garnish: Lime half-wheel

Glass: Rocks


Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime half-wheel.

{contributed by famed Havana bartender Constante Ribalaigua Vert via Liquor.com}

blood orange margarita :: friday at five

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

*Makes one cocktail


1 lime wedge
Coarse sea salt for rim
2 ounces of tequila, preferably Sauza Hornitos
1-1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce orange liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce blood orange puree (see below)
1 lime wheel
1 blood orange wheel optional

  • Moisten the outside edges of a rocks glass with a lime wedge.
  • Sprinkle a little salt on a small plate and dip the moistened rim in the salt to coat it lightly.
  • Fill the glass and a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, simple syrup and blood orange puree and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into the glass, garnish with lime and blood orange wheels.

Blood Orange Puree

*Makes 3/4 cup

4 blood oranges, peeled, segmented and seeded
2 tablespoon simple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • In a blender or food processor, combine orange segments, simple syrup and lemon juice. Puree until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust amounts of simple syrup and lemon juice as needed.

Simple Syrup

*Makes 1-1/2 cups

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Pour into a glass jar and cover, refrigerating until needed.

friday at five :: cucumber concoction


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz St-Germain Liqueur
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 Cucumber pieces
  • Pinch of mint

Garnish: Mint leaf

Glass: Highball or Martini


Muddle the mint and cucumber in a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass or a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish the drink with a mint leaf.




April Fool’s Martini :: Friday at Five

A riddle: When is an Apple Martini not an Apple Martini?

The answer: Today.

In honor of April Fool’s Day Aisha Sharpe was challenged  to come up with a cocktail that tricks both the eye and the palate. No matter how many times you read the recipe, when you see her Apple Fool’s Martini you expect to taste a cloying sweet Apple Martini. But her drink—which calls for tequila, Chartreuse, ruby red grapefruit juice and basil—is distinctly herbal with a spicy and tart kick. Simply tricky. {via}

Happy Friday everyone.


  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • 1 oz Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • .75 oz Lime juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Garnish: Thin apple slice or maraschino cherry
  • Glass: Martini


In a shaker muddle the simple syrup and basil leaves. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a thin apple slice or a maraschino cherry.

Contributed by: Aisha Sharpe




friday at five :: Sugary Lime


  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime brown sugar syrup*
  • 1 oz water
  • .5 oz orange liqueur

Garnish: Grated nutmeg and lime slice

Glass: Highball


Add the rum, lime brown sugar syrup, water and orange liqueur to a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a slice of lime.



  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

Combine 1 cup of fresh lime juice and 4 tablespoons of brown sugar. Let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator before using.

{via} contributed by John Deragon

Açai-Blueberry Mojito :: Friday at Five


Garnish: Mint sprig or a skewer of fresh blueberries

Glass: Highball


Muddle mint leaves, blueberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka, lime juice and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with mint sprig or skewer of fresh blueberries.

{via} Van Gogh Vodka