Craft cocktails set the stage for both casual and elegant entertaining.
- 1 1/2 parts Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila
- 1 part Cointreau
- 2 parts scratch sour mix
- 1/2 part lime juice
- 1 part red wine float (use Cabernet Sauvignon)
Build in a mixing glass using all ingredients except red wine, add ice, shake to mix, strain into a wine glass over ice. Gently top with a red wine float.
Green glass decanter, Summerfields, Naples; The Little Cocktail set of books, martini glasses with olive picks, 34102 napkins, Br Uno, Naples; yellow placemat, Horse of a Different Color, Naples
Shaken, Not Stirred
Cocktail shaker, Br Uno, Naples; serving dish, happy-face bowl, Horse of a Different Color, Naples; yellow glass, Fabec-Young & Co., Naples (239-649-5501); Love You More dish, clear glass, Jett Thompson Antiques & Interiors, Naples
White Grapefruit Cosmo
Café & Bar Lurcat | Created by Olivia McKelvey
Cocktail from Café & Bar Lurcat
- 1 1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- Splash simple syrup (less than 1/4 oz.)
- 1 ounce fresh white grapefruit juice
Shake all ingredients and double strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Orange circle lazy Susan tray, flamingo coasters, The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner, Summerfields, Naples; dish with saying, Tickled Pink, Naples; hand-painted glass, Fabec-Young & Co., Naples; silver cocktail spoons, Horse of a Different Color, Naples
Dusk | The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
- 1 oz. Jasmine pearl-infused Ketel One vodka
- 1 oz. Mandarin Napoléon liqueur
- 1 oz. fresh orange juice
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 bar-spoon apricot brandy
- Dash egg white
- Dash Peychaud’s bitters
Shake all ingredients, fine-strain into chilled martini glass, garnish, and spritz with jasmine water.
Garnish in Style
Patterned cutting boards, knife, bottle opener, Summerfields, Naples; cocktail glass, Tickled Pink, Naples; blue placemat, Horse of a Different Color, Naples
Pom Paradise Martini
Shaken Bar at Paradise Wine | Created by Yavuz “Oz” Ozturk
- 1 1/4 oz. D’ussé Cognac
- 1 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
- 3/4 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 chai simple syrup**
- 3/4 oz. pomegranate juice
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake and strain in to a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
**Chai simple syrup: 1 part chai tea-infused water and 1 part sugar
Stingray tray, napkin holder, napkins, Jett Thompson Antiques & Interiors, Naples; needlepoint flask, Bourbon & Bowties bracelets, Tickled Pink, Naples; polka-dot small glass bowls, Horse of a Different Color, Naples; hand-painted glass, Fabec-Young & Co., Naples