Staycation Libations

By  June 12, 2009

The forecast is dismal and money is tight. Forgo the  weekend getaway and opt for a relaxing, refreshing staycation at home. Make your own fun with fab food, delicious drinks, and great company. Go ahead and shake things up with these sweet summer sippers courtesy of Svedka.

Double Trouble … Opposites attract with these complimentary sweet and  savory cocktails

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Left Cocktail:
1 ½ parts Svedka
3 slices of breakfast radishes
1 ½ parts agave nectar
2 parts white cranberry juice
Splash of light beer
Muddle breakfast radishes. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Pour over ice. Add a splash of light beer. Garnish with lemon peel.

Right Cocktail:
2 parts Svedka Clementine
3 chunks of quince
1 sage leaf
1 ¼ parts liquefied honey

Muddle quince with sage leaf. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a glass and pour over ice. Garnish with lemon peel.

Cosmo Sutra Clone … Salty or sweet. If you love it, clone it.

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Left Cocktail:
2 parts Svedka
1 part maple syrup
2 parts pineapple juice
¼ part lemon juice
Pinch of sweet basil
Pinch of black petter
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for 5 seconds. Pour into a glass. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Right cocktail:
2 pars Svedka Clementine
2 parts hibiscus juice
1 part agave nectar
½ part lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for 5 seconds. Pour into a glass. Rim the glas with cayenne pepper and salt.

The Fembot Fatale … A cocktail designed for maximum pleasure.

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2 parts Svedka Clementine
3 chunks of jackfruit
¾ part agave nectar
½ part lemon juice
¼ part Galliano
Muddle jackfruit.
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a glass pour over ice. Rim glass with brown sugar and garnish with jackfruit.

The Future Ex … A cocktail for the hopeless romantic who knos that nothing lasts forever

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1 part Svedka Vanilla
1 part Svedka
Cook rhubarb with water and sugar
Let cool. Yield 2 ½ parts rhubarb juice
1 part grape juice
½ part fresh lime juice
1 part cranberry juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a glass and pour over ice. Garnish with grape slices.

P.S. T minus 5 hours until Happy Hour!

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