Sluggers’ Strawberry Slushie

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Sluggers’ Strawberry Slushie

This grown-up take on a ballpark staple can also be made without an ice cream maker to do so put
1 cup of the wine, covered, in the refrigerator; chill. Purée the remaining wine with all remaining ingredients in a food processor. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. When you’re ready to serve, just purée the ice cubes with the remaining wine in a blender.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hulled strawberries
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle dry Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

Purée strawberries, Riesling, lemon juice, and sugar in a food processor until liquefied. Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Divide among cups. Serve immediately with straws, or transfer to a container and freeze.

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Cucumber -Tea-Ni

 Cucumber-Tea-Ni is the winning cocktail from the February 2013 Green Cocktail Contest.

Created by Mixologist Jason Walsh, head mixologist at Bistro La Promenade in New York City.

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The recipe for the syrup is below and is very easy to mix up and I think you will find it useful in other cocktails as well. The vodka recommended here is Tito’s, a vodka produced in Texas. It is distilled from corn, making it a very interesting addition to this cocktail that will be ideal anytime and for any occasion.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounce Tito’s Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 ounce Sencha Green Tea Syrup* (recipe below)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 inch thick English cucumber
  • Cucumber slice and mint sprig for garnish

Preparation:

  1. In a mixing glass, muddle one slice of cucumber.
  2. Add the other ingredients.
  3. Add 6 ice cubes, shake, then strain into a 7 oz coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and sprig of mint.

*Sench Green Tea Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup Sencha Green Tea Leaves
  • 3 1/2 ounce sugar
  • 7 ounce hot boiling water
  1. Combine Sencha leaves in pot with hot water that is around 180 degrees.
  2. Let over brew to bring bitterness out (around 7 minutes).
  3. Strain with a fine strainer and discard used Sencha tea leaves.
  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Refrigerate in glass jar.

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Watermelon Cocktails

Full of juicy watermelon, fresh mint and a dash of cherry, this refreshing cocktail would make a great drink any day!!

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The ingredients can be increased to suit the number of servings needed.

Watermelon Mojitos

Makes 1 serving

3 fresh mint sprigs

¼ cup (60 mL) watermelon purée

1 tsp (5 mL) cherry-flavoured syrup OR grenadine

3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup (60 mL) light rum

Ice cubes

2 tbsp (30 mL) chilled sparkling water OR club soda

Sugar cane stirrer AND lime wedge (optional)

In a tall glass, place mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil.

In a blender, purée watermelon for 20 seconds. In a cocktail glass, combine watermelon, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge, if desired, and serve immediately.

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It’s supposed to be sunny all weekend so remember that there is no stronger sunscreen than sitting in a bar!

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