In honor of the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry, @cocktailchameleon author @mark_addison created a cocktail that tastes like their Royal Lemon Elderflower Wedding Cake designed by @violetcakeslondon!
The happy couple can “have their cake and drink it too”!
Lemon Elderflower Cake Cocktail:
- 2 oz. @chopinvodka
- 1 oz. @pallinilimoncello limoncello liqueur
- 1 oz. @stgermaindrinks Elderflower liquor
- 1 oz. half and half
- 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible flower.
Glassware: @christofle graphik martini
Happy Mother’s Day!
We are toasting all Mothers with our “Pretty in Pink” Punch!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Whatcha drinkin’ to celebrate?
Put a little pep in your step with a “coffee margarita” or as we like to call it the CAFE OLÉ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mixin’ it up with these three amigos: @donjuliotequila , @cointreau and @chameleoncoldbrew is as easy as 1-2-3
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Don Julio 70
3 oz. Chameleon Cold Brew Mexican Coffee
In a cocktail shaker add ice, mix Cointreau, Tequila, and coffee and shake until well chilled. either strain and serve in a chilled martini glass or enjoy on the rocks. Garnish with an orange wheel and optional rim of semi-sweet cocoa.
glassware: Kook stemless martini via @Amazon
With the Derby right around the corner, we present our third Mint Julep inspired cocktail, the SOUTHERN SANGRIA.
To some Southerners, the julep is almost sacred, but here it’s infused with another point of Southern pride: peaches. Topped off with Champagne, the delicious result is a sparkling cocktail that transcends its inspiration to become a new classic.
Recipe: featured in @CocktailChameleon
Glassware: @godingersilver Mint Julip Cup
If the Mint Julep and the Manhattan had a lovechild, it would be the LOUISVILLE… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This riff on the Manhattan uses a semi-dry white vermouth, a slightly sweet herbal liqueur, in place of the traditional red vermouth. The dashes of mint bitters reference another legendary Southern classic bourbon-based cocktail, the Mint Julep. Barrel-aged bourbon is the pride of Kentucky, whose residents often claim its invention.
glassware: Chateau @Baccarat Tumbler
2 oz. @makersmark Kentucky Bourbon
1 oz. @vermouthdolin Blanc (semi-dry white vermouth)
2 - 3 dashes Fee Brothers Mint Bitters
Place a single king ice cube in the glass and add all the ingredients, stirring until well chilled.
Garnish with a spring of mint
The @kentuckyderby is this Saturday! Whatcha drinkin? Not the same ol’ Mint Julep...?
How about a FROSTED JULEP instead? A frozen version of a Mint Julep, which is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Classic Mint Juleps are enjoyed over crushed ice, which is not easy to come by. This recipe creates a similar icy consistency without the hassle. The mint syrup imparts a strong mint flavor the classic can sometimes lack. The addition of brandy is a nod to President Teddy Roosevelt, who enjoyed Mint Juleps on the @whitehouse lawn served in these distinctive glass cups that resemble the pewter mugs of @churchilldowns tradition.
glassware: Teddy Roosevelt "1904" Mint Julep Cups
ingredients (serves 6)
For the Mint Syrup:
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup mint leaves, lightly packed
For the Frosted Julep:
- 1 batch mint syrup
- 1 cup @makersmark Kentucky Bourbon
- ¼ cup @ejbrandy
- 1½ cups water
- 10 mint leaves, finely chopped
For the Mint Syrup:
Stir together water, sugar, and mint leaves in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a steady boil. Boil, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved (about 1-2 minutes).
Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain syrup to remove mint and press mint leaves against strainer using the back of a spoon to release oils and excess syrup.
Transfer to a glass container and refrigerate until syrup is chilled (about 1 hour).
For the Julep:
Combine mint syrup, bourbon, brandy, water, and mint leaves to a metal 9” x 9” baking dish. Freeze 6-8 hours. Scrape the frozen mixture in different directions with a fork. To serve, spoon 7 oz. of Frosted Julep into six Julep Cups and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Happy Earth Day!
We are celebrating with the Anti-Gravity Martini from @cocktailchameleon by @Mark_Addison!
Inspired by @TheAcademy Award-winning Film, Gravity staring @Sandrabullockco, this magnificent drink is a marvel of molecular mixology. It’s encased in a hollow sphere of ice and has an “asteroid” Pop Rocks rim. When the ice is broken, the liquid flows out like—in director @AlfonsoCuarón’s own words—“the primordial soup that created all life on Earth.” Photographed in a @Baccarat Vega Tumbler.
*signed copies of Cocktail Chameleon are available exclusively at MarkAddison.com (link-to-buy in bio)
Sangria Flora is a wonderfully refreshing cocktail that is inspired by flowers as well as made with floral ingredients. Perfect for Mother’s Day, a Summer Soirée and Alfresco Entertaining!
With over 144 cocktails & recipes and in Cocktail Chameleon, you’ll find your Summer Signature Cocktail!
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Spring is in the air... and soon the flowers will bloom but will your cocktails?
Eatable flowers make ideal cocktail garnishes in your spring and summer libations. Here is a list of eatable flowers that we use in the book and a few others we are growing this season for new cocktails:
- Herb blossoms
*tip: only buy pre-washed eatable flowers from fine foods provider @sidwainer, organic markets like @wholefoods or wash your home grown flowers with @honest fruit & veggie wash to remove chemicals and soil