Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Kir Cocktail

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic - Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic – Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

A traditional Kir drink calls for dry white wine and crème de cassis with lemon twist. It is served chilled in a wine glass. Simple. Elegant. The Kir drink is said to be named in recognition of Mayor Canon Felix Kir of Dijon from the Burgundy region of France. The predominant flavor in the Kir cocktail is crème de cassis which is made from black currants. Crème de cassis originated in Burgundy.

Another version and possibly more popular is the Kir Royale. The Kir Royale exchanges dry white wine for champagne or sparkling wine and is served in a champagne flute. The Kir Royale is a sophisticated brunch favorite of many.

While we’re talking Kir cocktails, have you tried the Kir Martini? Yes, of course! The Kir Martini is 2-1/2 ounces Gin, 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth, 1/4 ounce Crème de Cassis. Stir this mixture with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Kir Cocktail Recipe

This contemporary Kir Cocktail variation uses Barefoot Riesling still wine. It is sweeter than the dry white wine traditionally called for in the Kir. When pairing Riesling with gin rather than dry vermouth we come away with a lighter, sweeter cocktail that balances the gin botanicals. Increasing the crème de cassis adds just the right touch to offset any acidity in the cocktail. Blueberries brighten the look of the drink. But the blueberries do serve another purpose. Allow them to soak in the cocktail while you sip and you’re in for a delicious treat once you reach the bottom of the glass. The blueberries soak up some of the flavors of the Kir Cocktail in much the same way fruits soak up the flavor in sangria.

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic - Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

Kir Cocktail

Kir Cocktail – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Riesling Wine

1 ounce New Amsterdam Gin

1/2 ounce Crème de Cassis

Fresh Blueberries Garnish

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into white wine glass. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

This Kir Cocktail recipe variation was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Role Model

As tribute to those who are the producer and anchor of our past; sculptors of what we ultimately become in the future… a toast to Mother’s around the globe.Beefeater 24 party photo - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Role Model – created by Matt Robold

1-1/2 ounce Beefeater Gin

3/4 ounce Cognac

1/4 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

1 Teaspoon Simple Syrup

2 dashes Classic Bitters

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Recipe provided by representatives of Beefeater Gin

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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Mom’s Sweet & Spicy Bloody Mary

Just in case your mother prefers something more substantial, Mom’s Sweet & Spicy Bloody Mary is just the ticket. Mom can slowly sip on this while basking in the lap of luxury (that means snuggled between the covers of her own bed while reading a good mystery in silence).

Mom’s Sweet & Spicy Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary 2 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin2 ounces 10 Cane Rum

4 ounces Bloody Mary Mix

Dash of Classic Bitters

Celery Stalk, Olive, Lime Garnish

Combine rum and bloody mary mix in mixing glass with ice. Shake to mix. Pour into highball glass. Add dash of bitters. Garnish with celery.

Recipe provided by representatives of 10 Cane Rum

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Happy Mother’s Day from G’vine Gin!

G’Vine Gin wishes Moms everywhere a very happy Mother’s Day.  In honor of the generosity of love mothers share with their families and others, G’Vine Gin shares their family favorite recipes with everyone.

G’Vine Blush

G'vine Orchid 1 - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin3/4 ounce Guava Puree

1/2 ounce Rose Syrup

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

1-1/2 ounce G’vine Floraison

1/2 ounce Pink Grapefruit Juice

1-1/2 ounce Brut Champagne

Rose Petal Garnish

Combine liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with rose petal. Variation: Recipe may be duplicated to pitcher size for party serve over ice.

Crème de la Mère

1/2 ounce Lustau Solera Rare Cream

1/2 ounce Crème de Cassis

1-1/2 ounce G’vine Nouaison

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Pomegranate Juice

1-1/2 ounce Brut Champagne

Kumquat Floret & Orange Zest Garnish

Combine liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with kumquat floret and orange zest. Variation: Recipe may be duplicated to pitcher size for party serve over ice.

Recipes provided by representatives of G’vine Gin

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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The Happy Mom

If Mom isn’t happy, no one is happy. So coax a starter smile out of Mom on Mother’s Day with The Happy Mom cocktail; followed by Mother’s Day brunch of course. Don’t forget to clean up the bar spills before she sees the kitchen. We want to keep her a happy mom.

The Happy Mom

Wentworth Teenie 6 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1-1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 teaspoon Sugar

1-1/2 ounce Pomegranate Juice

Cherry Garnish

Combine all ingredients except garnish in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh cherry.

Recipe provided by representatives of Oval Vodka.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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