HAPPY HOUR: Blushing Bride

I am so excited (and up very early) to be going home today for my cousin’s wedding this weekend! In honor of the nuptials and my trip home to Cincinnati here is a great little recipe for any wedding, bachelorette party, or bridal shower! A little drink called The Blushing Bride!

THE BLUSHING BRIDE.

THE BLUSHING BRIDE.

INGREDIENTS:

2OZ OF PASSION-FRUIT NECTAR

3OZ OF DRY CHAMPAGNE

1/2 TEASPOON OF GRENADINE

INSTRUCTIONS:

POUR PASSION FRUIT NECTAR IN CHAMPAGNE FLUTE

THEN ADD CHILLED CHAMPAGNE AND GRENADINE.

DON’T STIR, ALLOW TO BLEND.

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HAPPY HOUR: Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday! I am in hot Dallas, Texas for a visit and am in need of a cool drink by the pool! Here is a great summer recipe (a little involved but well worth it!) So enjoy this cocktail on your day off!

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. fresh lime juice

1½ oz. fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. sugar
3 oz. fresh blueberries
4 basil leaves, plus 1 sprig
3 oz. reposado tequila
1½ oz. Grand Marnier
1 oz. agave syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Boil juices and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves; cool. Pour syrup into a shaker with all but 4 blueberries and the basil leaves; crush with a spoon. Add tequila, Grand Marnier, and agave. Fill with ice, and shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice; garnish with remaining blueberries and basil.