National Fruit Cocktail Day

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? That’s what you just gotta tell yourself today because its National Fruit Cocktail Day! Did you know there was such a thing? Me neither. But I won’t question it, it sounds fun. This day isn’t to be confused with National Cocktail Day on March 24, but I missed it this year. So I need to make up for my mistake.

Something I learned from How I Met Your Mother is that there is no such thing as a girly drink. Do you agree? My theory is: if you like it and it tastes good then drink it. So gentlemen, you can participate and if anyone gives you ish, tell them your drink is Micaela approved — I support you.

Whether you wanna go out and celebrate this under-appreciated holiday or stay in, here’s some interesting concoctions I found on the web (originals will be linked on the titles). I wish I could say that I came up with these but unfortunately I am not skilled in the art of mixology. So I have left it up to the scientists who know what they’re doing and hopefully some of these are as good as they look. If you are under the age of 21, I’m sure there are virgin alternatives so you don’t have to miss out on the festivities. So, without further ado I bring you the magic in a bottle… or 5…


Passion Fruit Mojito
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INGREDIENTS
8 passion fruit
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 oz light rum
6 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)
4 – 5 ice cubes, plus more for glass
Club soda
STEPS
1. Cut open the passion fruit and push through a fine mesh strainer to catch all the juice, press hard against the passion fruit to also catch the pulp. Get as much juice and pulp from the passion fruit as possible. Reserve the seeds. Set the juice aside.
2. In a cocktail mixer, muddle the mint and the sugar together to help release the oils from the mint. Add the rum, lime juice, and ice, then shake vigorously.
3. Add ice to your glass (preferably a high ball, but not required) and divide the mixture among the glasses. Top with a splash or two of club soda and stir in the passion fruit juice/pulp. Top with mint and passion fruit seeds for garnish (can eat passion fruit seeds)


Tropical Rum Punch with Fruit “Ice”
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INGREDIENTS
orange juice (1 part)
pineapple juice (2 parts)
ginger ale (1 part)
sweet & sour (1 part)
peach rum (1 part)
grenadine or pomegranate juice
cantaloupe and mango (whole fruits) for garnish

 

 


Raspberry Blush
INGREDIENTS
50ml Hendricks Gin
5 raspberries
3 lime wedges
15ml Belvoir Raspberry & Rose Cordial
75ml lychee juice


Fruit Cocktail Fluff
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INGREDIENTS
1 (15 oz.) can fruit cocktail
3 c. mini marshmallows {about 1/2 a bag}
About 1 c. Cool Whip {about 1/2 of an 8 oz. container}
STEPS
1. Drain fruit cocktail, but not well … you want to leave a bit of the juice.
2. Place fruit cocktail, marshmallows, and Cool Whip in a bowl. Stir gently until well combined.
3. Refrigerate for at least six hours, or until marshmallows are soft, before serving.


Blackberry-Mint Julep
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Small ice cubes
1/4 cup blackberries, plus 1 blackberry for garnish
2 tablespoons mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
STEPS
Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. In a shaker, combine the 1/4 cup of blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, bourbon and 1/3 cup of ice cubes and shake well. Strain the drink into the glass through a coarse sieve, pressing on the solids. Garnish with the blackberry and mint sprig.


Peach Donkey
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INGREDIENTS
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
3 ounces peach puree or nectar
Crushed ice
1 ounce chilled ginger beer
Peach slices, for garnish (optional)
STEPS
In a highball glass, combine the vodka, ginger liqueur and peach puree; stir. Add crushed ice and stir again. Top with the ginger beer and swizzle by spinning a swizzle stick or bar spoon between your hands. Garnish with peach slices.


Graham Fruit Cocktail (video)
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Hope you all enjoy these recipes! Let me know if you try them out, and tag my Instagram @catssandcoffee so I can see your creation! Have fun and be safe!

XOXO,
Micaela

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