Olympic Gold: Medal-Inspired Martinis

By  August 02, 2012

Olympic CocktailsTHERE’S NOTHING LIKE A GREAT EXCUSE FOR A PARTY. And with the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing, there are 17 days and 26 sports of excuses for a fabulous fête. Whether hosting a few friends to view a soccer match, or going big with a closing ceremony bash with 50 pals, we’ve got you covered on the most important ingredient to any successful soiree: Olympic-Inspired Booze.

In honor of the most coveted element of the games—the medals themselves—we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to 3 killer cocktails inspired by the bronze, silver and gold. Cheers!

1. PURE GOLD


TO MAKE:
2 oz Anejo Tequila
1 oz St. Germaine
½ oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes Agave Nectar

Dash Orange Bitters
1/8 cup of diced pineapple

Combine the tequila, St. Germaine, lime juice, agave nectar, bitters and pineapple in a martini shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.  Strain into a chilled martini glass (or serve on the rocks), garnished with a slice of pineapple.

2. SILVER STANDARD

Olympic Cocktails Gin

TO MAKE:

2 ½  oz Gin
½ oz Dry Vermouth
1 Green Olive

Pour into a martini shaker, filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a green olive (or lemon twist). Serve immediately.

3. Bourbon & Bronze

Oympic Inspired Bourbon Cocktail

3 oz Bulleit
1 oz St. Germain
1 oz Amari Nonino
dash honey
Brandied Cherries

In a martini shaker, combine the liquor and honey. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 1 brandied cherry. Can also be served on the rocks if desired.