Category Archives: Friday Cocktail Hour

Celebrate National Mojito Day with 4 Refreshing Mojito Recipes

Limes for the Ultimate MojitoHavana is the birthplace of the Mojito and we are feeling the Cuban vibe. Cocina 214 has shared four of their best rum recipes with us to help you celebrate. If you want to go completely authentic and are looking for something delicious to pair with your tasty Mojito, head over to for traditional Cuban recipes.

Lime Mojito

  • 6 mint leaves, no stems
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces Bacardi Rum
  • 1 oz soda water
  • 1 oz diluted lime juice

Method: Muddle together, mint, simple syrup and lime juice. Add ice and rum. Shake and serve in a 16 ounce glass, adding soda water at the end.

fruits-oranges-tangerines-largeOrange-Lime Mojito

  • 6 mint leaves, no stems
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces Bacardi Rum
  • .5 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • 4 pieces of orange
  • splash of orange juice

Method: Muddle together, mint, simple syrup, lime juice and orange pieces. Add ice and rum, shake and serve in a 16 ounce glass. Add soda water and orange juice.

Pineapple-Mojito_Close-up-BestPineapple Mojito

  • 6 mint leaves, no stems
  • 1 ounce pineapple
  • 1.5 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1.0 ounce simple syrup
  • .75 ounce Malibu Pineapple Rum
  • .75 ounce Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • Splash Soda Water
  • .5 ounces diluted lime juice ( 3/4 lime juice, 1/4 water )

Method: Muddle together mint, pineapple, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and rum, shake and pour into a 16 oz glass.Top off with soda water and pineapple juice.

summer-dessert-sweet-snack-mediumRaspberry Mojito

  • 6 mint leaves, no stems
  • 4 raspberries
  • .5 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces Flora de Cana
  • splash club soda

Method: Muddle together, mint, raspberries and lime juice. Add ice, simple syrup and Flora. Shake, pour and top off with soda water.

Thank you Cocina 214 for the refreshing cocktail recipes! Please visit their site, Facebook and Twitter.

Friday Cocktail Hour adds a splash of Moonshine

OleSmoky Moonshine Apple Pie

OleSmoky Moonshine Apple Pie

Mix Super Bowl Weekend with Cocktail Friday and you have the perfect storm.  Super Bowl XLVIII is making its way to New York this year, and if you were planning on serving your guests only beer at your Super Bowl party, we plan on shaking you up a bit.  Ole Smoky is an authentic brand of 100 proof whiskey that will score you some major points with guests. With its distinct character and bold flavor, and can give your party the kick it needs. No fumbles or fouls here, just the sweet taste of victory in every last drop.

Big Apple Touchdown

  • 1.5 oz. of Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine dropped in a half pint of beer

Hayseed Manhattan

  • 1 part Ole Smoky Original Moonshine
  • ¼ part juice from Ole Smoky® Moonshine Cherries
  • ¼ part sweet vermouth
  • dash of bitters

Garnish with Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries and orange twist.

OleSmoky Cherries

OleSmoky Cherries

Not So Cosmopolitan

  • 2 parts Ole Smoky White Lightnin’
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • 1/2 part triple sec
  • lime garnish

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