shake it up baby

“get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.”
– simon fowler

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oh, how i love a good cocktail party. 
fun loving people, feel good music and delicious drinks make for a too-much-fun time. and as rob & i plan the little cocktail hour in between our little beach ceremony and dinner, we have been dreaming up the perfect signature party cocktails to serve our favorite people. with so many ingredients and flavors to choose from, all we know is we want this cocktail to remind our guests of us and this unforgettable day. and, it will be fun to see what drink names the clever and creative fiance will conjure up!
here are just two of the mixed drinks that have inspired us so far. we had a fantastic lunch at dosa this past weekend and got a little carried away with their spectacular cocktail menu…so much that we included our favorite here.
now it’s your turn, friends! what dream cocktail would you want to sip at a cocktail party? and throw in any awesome name suggestions, too!
here’s to too many toasts and wonderful times.

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the ginger ante
2 oz goslings “black seal” black rum
1.5 oz ginger jaggery nectar
0.5 oz fresh lime
a fill of blenheim ginger ale
shake the rum, jaggery nectar and lime juice with ice. 
strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, fill to the rim with ginger ale, and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
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ginger minx
2 ounces ginger vodka
1 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce cointreau
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup*
3 dashes bitters
grapefruit twist for garnish, optional
*combine 1/4 ounce of honey and 1/4 ounce water.
combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a rocks glass.
garnish with a twist of grapefruit.
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  1. Miss ED wrote:

    those sound delicious 🙂 how exciting that you give us tidbits of the planning!

    Ripped Nylon

    Posted 8.27.10 Reply
  2. Ooh, that’s my 2nd fave cocktail at Dosa, second only to the Bengali Gimlet. I love that place so much, particularly because I am definitely not adept or creative enough to create my own cocktails 🙂

    Posted 8.26.10 Reply