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Create Your Own Cocktail

Jun 23, 2016 03:40PM ● Published by Tyler Hicks

Tired of the same old cocktail? Bonefish Grill is now offering over 200 types of cocktail recipes featuring wine as a surprise ingredient. The contemporary grill chain also introduced two new tasty handcrafted martinis that truly put you in the summer spirit.

The Strawberry Rose Martini is made with Belleruche Rosé and St. Germain Elderflower that give the delicious drink a ruby-red tint. The alcoholic beverage includes a flawless blend of rosé and a cocktail, finished off with crisp, fresh berries.

The Fresh Watermelon Martini features hand-mixed watermelon, accompanied by an enticing sour mix and house-made English cucumber vodka infusion. The fruity martini is embellished with frozen watermelon cubes that add extra sweetness to the mouthwatering drink.

The Strawberry Rose Martini and Fresh Watermelon Martini are available at Bonefish Grill locations through September 6.

The Fresh Watermelon Martini

Ingredients:                                                  Volume:

Your Favorite Vodka                                     1.5 oz                                                

Cucumber Slices                                            2 each

Fresh Watermelon                                        2 cubes

Simple Syrup                                                 .25 oz

Fresh Sour Mix                                              .50 oz

Procedure:

Combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well. Add your favorite vodka, and fresh sour mix. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass! Garnish with frozen watermelon cubes or a fresh cucumber slice.

Secrets to Shake it Up:

§  Really impress your friends by making your own refreshing cucumber vodka! Slice a cucumber and place in your favorite vodka and allow to infuse for 24- 48 hours.

§  If you like your cocktails on the sweeter side add a bit more simple syrup.

§  Like Margaritas? Substitute Tequila for Vodka and increase your sour mix to 1.5 ounce, shake and strain over ice into a glass with a salt rim!

Fresh Strawberry Rosé Martini

1 bottle           your favorite Rosé

1 oz                 St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

¾ oz                fresh squeezed lemon juice

¾ oz                simple syrup

3 each             Whole Strawberries

1-2 each         Blackberries, as needed

2-3 each         Raspberries, as needed

Procedure:

  • In a martini shaker, or pint glass, drop in 3 whole strawberries that are de-stemmed.
  • Add a blackberry or two for a darker, more savory flavor.
  • Add raspberries for a brighter, slightly sweeter martini.
  • Then add simple syrup to your pint glass.
  • Muddle your fresh fruit and simple syrup until puree-like. 
  • Add ice to the top of your glass and top with Rose, St. Germain liqueur, fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Shake thoroughly until martini is icy cold.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer in to a martini glass.
  • Garnish with your fresh berries.

Notes:

  • At Bonefish Grill, we add both raspberry and blackberry for a beautiful color and a sweet and savory cocktail, but the strawberries are still the most prominent fruit flavor.
  • Straining through a fine mesh strainer removes all the seeds so that when you are sipping you taste all the flavor of fruit but no seeds.
  • We use M. Chapoutier’s Belleruche Rosé for this cocktail.  It’s a beautiful, but slightly dry Rose, that’s flavor is perfect for mixing in a cocktail.
  • Add a little fun or flavor to your party, by freezing fresh fruit in to large ice cubes and use those for garnish instead of fresh fruit on the side of the glass.  It’s easy to do, and keeps your martini ice cold until the very last sip.

Happy sipping! 

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