Monday, May 31, 2010

Three-O: Fresh Fruit Cocktails for Summer

Summertime means warm weather, sand between your toes, and fresh fruit in the fridge! Put that bowl of juicy red strawberries to good use before they go bad by testing your mixology skills with fresh fruit cocktails from Three Olives Vodka.

Three-O features a unique range of 18 vodka varieties, perfect for complimenting the flavors of summer.

Strawberry Patch

2 oz. Three-O Citrus Vodka
2-3 strawberries
2 oz. lemonade
Lemon wedge
Muddle strawberries with slice of lemon
Combine ingredients, shake vigorously over ice and pour into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a strawberry

Blackberry Crush
2 oz. Three-O Berry Vodka
7-8 fresh mint leaves
7-8 fresh blackberries
2 Lime wedges
2 oz. club soda
Muddle blackberries and mint with slice of lime
Combine ingredients with vodka and shake with ice
Pour into a cocktail glass with ice and top with club soda
Garnish with blackberries and wedge of lime

Pomegranate Martini
2 oz. Three-O Pomegranate Vodka
1 oz. fresh pomegranate juice
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon twist

Cherry Blossom
6 Fresh cherries
½ Lime
2 Teaspoons of sugar
3 oz. Three-O Cherry vodka
1 cup of crushed iceCut lime into 3 wedges. Put cherries, lime and sugar into a large glass.
Mash fruit and sugar together until juicy.
Add vodka and ice.
Cover and shake vigorously until combined and serve


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