Tag Archives: Summer Entertaining

Put Together a Mimosa Bar for Mom

Give Mom a relaxing Sunday morning “in” with this simple, delicious and customizable “momosa” bar.

DIY Mimosa Bar

  • Difficulty: simple and quick
  • Print

mimosa-barIngredients

  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • Assorted fruits, sliced (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, etc.)
  • Assorted fruit juices (orange, mango, blood orange, lemonade, etc.)
  • 10 mint leaves, torn
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Blend cups of confectioners’ sugar, mint and lemon together in a blender until smooth. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture into glasses to add extra sweet flavor
  • Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore into each glass, stir
  • Top with selected juice. Garnish each glass with fruit.


Garden Party Perfect Summer Cocktails

Summer dreaming in late spring. It’s torture to have consistently warm temps so close and yet so far. This time of year they flirt mercilessly with us, flitting in out of the forecast, giving us just a tease and a taste of sun-filled days.

While all of the recipes below have a refreshing air to them, I have a weakness for  Prosecco and I find drinking a delicious Mimosa or two on a Sunday morning to be a delightful decadence. A bowl of fruit and several juices to suit all flavors is a brilliant way to entertain weekend guests. The recipe below utilizes fresh peaches and a bit of ginger for a blended cocktail.

Whether your celebration is indoors or out, this is a gorgeous way to kick off summer parties. Cheers!


Peachy Keen Cocktail

  • Difficulty: Mimosa Perfect
  • Print

Peachy KeenIngredients

  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 3 fresh peaches, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups crushed ice

Method

Place peaches, sugar, lime juice, ginger and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in a blender, blend at medium speed until smooth. Add ice to the blender and process.

Spiked Strawberry Slushie

  • Difficulty: Spring Perfect
  • Print

Spiked Strawberry SlushieIngredients

  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Method

Stir lemon juice and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore together, set aside. Combine ice cubes, mint, sugar and strawberries in blender, blend on high till smooth. Pour in lemon and Prosecco mixture and blend on medium until smooth. Distribute mixture evenly in glasses and top with remaining Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry.

French 75

  • Difficulty: Garden Party Delicious
  • Print

French 75Ingredients

  • Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 1 fl. ounce gin
  • 1/4 fresh lemon of juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Lemon spiral for garnish

Method

Fill cocktail shaker with gin, ice, lemon juice and sugar. Pour into Champagne flute. Top with Santa Magherita Prosecco Superiore. Stir and garnish with lemon spiral

 

 

 

Cool off with Tommy Bahama’s refreshing Cucumber Smash

Garden Party season. Those three words send a  thrill through my soul with their implication. Late afternoon barbecues and picnics that deliciously turn into evening soirees under twinkle lights and stars. Barbecue and beer are replaced with light appetizers, dessert, wine and dazzling cocktails.

Light and refreshing is on the menu this time of year, and Tommy Bahama has the recipe to please. Sit back, relax and enjoy the evening with a cool, cucumber twist on the classic cocktail.

 

Cucumber Smash

  • Difficulty: Deliciously Smooth
  • Print

SONY DSCIngredients

  • 1 ¾ parts Hendricks® Gin
  • ¾ part St-Germain® Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 4 cucumber cubes, each ¾
  • ½ part club soda
  • 2 cucumber slices
  •  Glassware: Double Rocks
  • Ice: Cubes
  • Garnish: 2 cucumber slices

Instructions: Muddle cucumber cubes with lime juice in a mixing glass, add gin, St-Germain, simple syrup and ice. Mix and strain over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with 2 cucumber slices.

If you have a Tommy Bahama near you, sit back, relax and watch the mixologist work their magic. Bottoms Up!

Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is the ideal location for lunch, dinner or Happy Hour. 

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – New York

551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176

Open 11:30am Daily,  Island Time Happy Hour: 4-6pm Daily

For reservations, please call 212.537.0960 or visit TommyBahama.com