Pride Cocktail Recipes

Tue. June 13, 2006 12:00 AM
by Feature Column

Your Pride brunch or cocktail party is not complete without these mixed drink and cocktail recipes from SKYY Vodka:

SKYY Honeydew or Honey Don’t Cocktail

2 oz SKYY Melon
4 oz Fresh Orange Juice
Enjoy over ice in a tall glass.

Honey, do try to finalize an outfit the day before the pride parade. And honey, don’t wear anything that can’t be easily converted from daywear into nightwear. Honey, do keep it simple and mix that SKYY Melon with some OJ. But honey, don’t accept any cheap imitations.

SKYY Orange You Glad He’s Single

2 oz. SKYY Orange
2 oz. orange juice
1 oz. triple sec
Splash of lemon-lime soda
Serve in a tall glass over ice with an orange garnish.

Thank your lucky stars that man you spotted at the club isn’t spoken for. And thank us that you’ll have something to serve him when you invite him over for cocktails later.

SKYY You Berry Keep Your Hands Off My Mantini

2 oz. SKYY Berry
1 oz. triple sec
Splash of red cranberry juice
Lots of fresh lime juice
Shake it all up with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a squeeze of fresh lime.

Don’t worry too much about the competition. Though it’s unlikely anyone’s about to steal your man, we can’t guarantee that they won’t try to swipe this drink from you.

SKYY Drink to a Diva Cocktail

1 oz. SKYY Melon
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
Serve over ice in a rocks glass, garnished with an orange slice.

The gays sure do love their divas - from Judy to Janet, Madonna to Mariah, the bigger the hair, the sassier the attitude, the more outlandish appearances, the greater the diva. This treat’s the perfect choice to toast to those up on the gay icon pedestal.

SKYY The Cute Cabana Boy’s Cocktail

1-1/2 oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. Campari
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lime.

Spending all that time at the pool lately because you’ve been working on that tan... and trying to get his digits! Sip this icy concoction as you sizzle under the sun and under the gaze of the cabana boy. So what if you’re almost old enough to be his father?

SKYY When Mary Met Sally

3 oz. SKYY Vanilla
1 oz. Frangelico
Splash of cream
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

This drink’s the perfect icebreaker for starting up a conversation with that little lady you’ve had your eye on all evening. And it’s the perfect marriage of sweet and spice-- just the way you like your drinks and your girlfriends.

SKYY Shake Your Groove Thang

2 oz. SKYY Citrus
Fresh pomegranate juice
Splash of triple sec
Shake ingredients in shaker over ice and strain into a sugar rimmed glass.

Shaking it on the dance floor like you do means you’ll have to rest every once in a while. Sweat too much and you’ll have hair product (and mascara, depending) running down that pretty face of yours. Turn to this cocktail to cool your hot self down.

SKYY Fierce and Fab-u-licious Berrytini

2 oz. SKYY Berry
3/4 oz. Chambord
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a berry.

You can’t be fierce or fabulous if you don’t work on the whole package. The walk, the talk, the clothes, the hair, and oh the accessories! While you’re making sure you’re party presentable, get the party started by mixing up this fabulous martini.