The sequel we've been waiting for arrives in theaters tomorrow! Celebrate "Sex and the City 2" with your girlfriends this weekend with some of these sassy cocktails that are sure to help you get "Carried" away ....
'Sex and the City' Party Cocktails
INGREDIENTS1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE Le Citron Flavored Vodka1 1/2 parts fresh lemon juice1/2 part simple syrup or 1 tsp superfine sugar3/4 parts Chambord®2 raspberries for garnishINSTRUCTIONSAdd all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.Shake well until the outsideof the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.Strain into a martini glass andgarnish with raspberries.
Bombay Red, White, and Sapphire
Ingredients 1 ½ Parts Bombay Sapphire1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice¾ Parts Simple Syrup3-4 Fresh Raspberries3 Parts Club Soda InstructionsGarnish:Sprig of Mint LeafsMuddle raspberries with simple syrup andlemon juice. Add ice, Bombay Sapphire andstir well.Add more ice and top with clubsoda.
Butterfly Martini Cocktail
INGREDIENTS1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE Le Citron Flavored Vodka2 parts white grape juice3 basil leaves3 mint leaves1 tsp Elderflower Cordial1 tsp fresh lemon juice1 lemon rind INSTRUCTIONSFill a cocktail shaker with shreddedbasil and mint leaves, and combine with allother ingredients. Shake hard with plenty of ice. Strain through a fine sieve, andtop with a squeeze of lemon rind to release essential oils. Discard rind. Serve ina cocktail glass, and garnish with an edible flower. TIPSTry making this one with unsweetened grape juice. (The other ingredients will pro-vide all the sugar you need.)
INGREDIENTS3 parts GREY GOOSE L'Orange Flavored Vodka1/2 part Cointreau1/2 part cranberry juicesqueeze of 1/2 limeorange twist for garnishINSTRUCTIONSCombine first four ingredients in order listed into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shakeand strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.TIPSIf you prefer a sweeter cosmopolitan, try this recipe with 2 parts of the flavoredvodka and a bit more liqueur and cranberry.
INGREDIENTS1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE L'Orange Flavored Vodka3 parts freshly brewed ice tea1/4 part simple syrup4 mint leavesINSTRUCTIONS In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and ice, and shake pour ice and all into a tall glass. Present with a spring of mint and an orange slice
Ingredients 1 part Grey Goose L'Orange Flavored Vidka3/4 part limoncello 3/4 part Noilly Prat Rouge Vermouth 1 tsp super fine sugar3 parts orange juice Instructions Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with ice present with orange slice
INGREDIENTS1 part GREY GOOSE Vodka6-8 fresh and crisp green grapes2 parts New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (Kim Crawford, if possible)1 1/2 parts elderberry flower syrup1/2part fresh lemon juice INSTRUCTIONSIn a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients, muddle and add ice cubes. Shakevigorously and double strain into chilled martini glass. TIPSIf you cannot find Kim Crawford, try a good Sancerre.
Corzo White Sand Martini
Ingredients1 ½ parts Corzo Silver1 ½ parts White Grape Juice¾ parts St. Germain¾ parts sweet & sour InstructionsAdd all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shakeand strain into a martini glass. White sugar ¼of the glass rim if desired.
Bacardi Heat Wave
Ingredients 3 Parts Bacardi Superior1 Part Lime JuiceSplash of Simple SyrupMuddle in sliced JalapeñosGarnish:LimeInstructions Mix all ingredients in a shaker and lightlymuddle the jalapeños. Add ice, shake andstrain into a chilled cocktail glass on therocks.
INGREDIENTS1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE L'Orange Flavored Vodka1 part plum wine1/2 lime, cut into wedges3/4 part simple syrup1/4 plum, diced4-6 shiso leaves (cilantro may be substituted) INSTRUCTIONSIn the bottom of a cocktail shaker, place plums, shiso leaves, lime and simple syrup.Muddle well. Add ice and remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously. Strain into arocks glass, and present with a plum slice and shiso leaf.TIPSThis colorful, delicious cocktail owes its unique taste to shiso, a Japanese herb witha peppery taste. Find it at a Japanese market, and consider using it in simple dishesto create a perfect pairing for this cocktail. Add it to pastas or salads, and use it asyou would basil or parsley.