Mixology Monday IV: Aperitif Upton
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
I believe this is not only my first entry to Mixology Monday, but it is also my first drink/cocktail on my blog. Mixology Monday is being hosted at Jimmy's Cocktail Hour and the theme is Aperitif.
Actually I should be ashamed of myself! I mean what is a blog without some great tasting cocktail recipes, huh? Especially when the owner loves to nip on one or two in the evenings with neighbors and friends. It's true I am a cocktail freak and love to have Margarita parties with my German girlfriends every now and then. This is something I instigated a while back and they have become a cult sort of evening.
As the days are long and warm outside I thought a nice summery and fruity cocktail would be perfect. I quickly looked through my trustworthy, ever so loyal and a little sticky cocktail book (500 pages!!).
The Upton was something I kept coming back to. The fruity mixture of the fruit juices seemed to appeal to me and with one slight moderation I decided it would be the Upton.
I certainly was not going to make a cocktail and let it pass at that! I called up a few friends who were always interested to see me in action preparing for my blog and told them they were in for a treat.
It was Uptons all around and a show that my buddies found extremely amusing .... I think they found the positions my body would convulse into while taking pictures extremely hilarious!
To be quite honest after a few of these I think they would have found anything hilarious!
2 cl Brown Rum
2 cl Pineapple juice
1 cl Orange juice
1 cl Lime juice (here the original recipe called for lemon juice)
Mix all the ingredients in the shaker throw in some ice cubes and shake well.
Pour into glasses and decorate with a lime.
Just a quick reminder to everyone: This month's Monthly Mingle theme is Big on Barbecue. The deadline is July 8th. Get those barbecues hot, sizzling and give me your best recipe!