Guy Fieri Food ~ Cookin' It Living' It Lovin' It cookbook is in the Top 3 favorite from my collection. Guy devoted a section for popular cocktails from his restaurants. We are stocking up our bar with the basic necessities so I can make all of these cocktails in the weeks ahead. I plan to post a cocktail each Friday just in time to help you relax after a long week. So watch for my "Cocktail Friday" post.
I chose this cocktail first because it's my favorite color and it reminds me of the Caribbean and the beach. It was quite tasty and sweet. This cocktail is meant to be served in a large bowl type glass with several straws so it can be shared. I don't like sharing (at least not my cocktail), so I served ours in martini glasses garnished with frilly pink umbrellas and maraschino cherries. This recipe makes 4 martini glass servings.
3 oz Bacardi coconut rum
3 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz Vodka
6 oz Pineapple juice
6 oz 7-Up or Sprite
8 oz Sweet-and-sour mix
Lemon or lime slices, for garnish
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a large glass pitcher with 1/2 cup ice and stir well. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with lemon or lime slices and maraschino cherries. Enjoy responsibly!
Now just imagine sipping on this cocktail while strolling down the beach hand in hand during sundown. That's what I need right about now!