Patriotic Cocktails Any Day!

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It may be past the 4th of July, but there is always a reason to be patriotic. So try some of these festive cocktails from Andrea Correale, celebrity caterer and founder of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com) and Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events (www.corneliaguest.com).

If you’re looking to go all-out red, white and blue then Cornelia’s “Star Spangled Spiked Smoothie” is a must. Toast the country you love with a rich, tasty blend of America’s signature colors. Cornelia Guest is the author of “Simple Pleasures” and has worked with such as style makers as Donna Karan, Estee Lauder, MAC Cosmetics and Badgley Mischka.

Andrea’s “Red, White and Blue Sangria,” is a cinch to make at home! Simply mix your favorite white wine with an assortment of fruits and berries. For those desiring something more traditional check out her “Lady Liberty Lemonade” or cheers with colorful “Blue Raspberry Fizzies.” Andrea has catered for some of the biggest stars in the biz including Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey, Kevin Spacey and Liam Neeson.

 

Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie

Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie

Credit: Cornelia Guest (www.corneliaguest.com)

Ingredients:

1 oz. vodka

1 cup mixed (or fresh) frozen berries

1 (8 ounce) container vanilla yogurt

 

Directions:

Combine the vodka, berries, and vanilla yogurt in a blender; blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh blueberries and coconut flakes.

 

 

Blue Raspberry Fizzies

Blue Raspberyy Fizzies

Credit: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com)

Ingredients

3/4 oz vodka

5 oz champagne

1/4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

Sparkling sugar for rim

Raspberries & cranberries for garnish skewer

 

Directions:

Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip the mouth of the glass in the sparkling sugar. Pour vodka, champagne and blue curacao liquor into glass. Skewer raspberries and blueberries and garnish glass.

 

 

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Credit: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com)

(Makes 1 Large Pitcher)

Ingredients:

2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)

1 cup triple sec

1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)

1 cup blueberries

1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks (use star shaped cookie cutter to cut out patriotic star shapes)

 

To Make the Simple Syrup:

To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool.

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

 

 

Lady Liberty Lemonade

Lady Liberty Lemonade

Credit: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com) 

Ingredients:

2 ounces triple Sec ounces Limoncello handful of raspberries

2 oz mint Leaves

A dash of grenadine for color

Juice of two lemons

Club soda

Raw sugar

 

Directions:

Add raspberries and mint to the bottom of the glass and sprinkle raw sugar on tome. Muddle these ingredients until it has the appearance of jam.

Add the Triple Sec, Limoncello and lemon juice to your glass. Add a dash of grenadine for color, and then add the ice and top if off with club soda. Stir and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top!

 

 

 

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