Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Perfect X-Rated Summer Cocktail

Almost everyone remembers cooling down in the summer heat with the Slurpee or the Icee. Those may have been the good ol’ days, but our predilections have matured since – time to chill with a sexier, more sophisticated, and more tempting bevy of ice-blended drinks. As the nights heat up this year, prove your party-throwing prowess with a sexy soiree thrown right at home. The margarita is always a hit, but expand your horizons and earn points for ingenuity with these ice-cold summer libations.

Since your friends bring all the heat, focus on keeping the temperature down with frosty, easy-to-make cocktails. Straight from the get-go, greet guests with an explosive and icy treat from X-Rated Fusion Liqueur. It’s always been great on its own, but when blended with ice and a few easy-to-find ingredients, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur cocktails are undeniable showstoppers – perfect for this bash and the next.

X-Rated Fusion Liqueur is a sensuous blend of smooth, French vodka mingling with blood orange, mango and passion fruit, ideal for quenching your summertime thirst. June, July, and August are the perfect months to experience this sensual blend in a sensational blended cocktail. The long-awaited heat should be enjoyed in style, and the sun is best enjoyed with X-Rated Fusion Liqueur with ice – blended and cubed.

It’s the perfect accessory to toast with under the scorching summer sun!

Blood Orange Freeze
3 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz Light rum
½ oz Grenadine

Blend ingredients in a blender with ice. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Created by Dave Grimes at the Mattison Park in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Racer X:
2oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 slices of Peeled Cucumber
12 Red Seedless Grapes

Blend all ingredients with ice in a blender. Garnish with slices of cucumber.

Created by Kevin Baker at the Isla Cantina in West Hollywood, California

1 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz Cabo Wabo Tequila
2 oz Sour Mix
2 oz Blood Orange Puree

Blend ingredients in a blender with ice. Garnish with slice of lime and lemon.

Created by John Coyne at the Pub 17 in Ramsey, New Jersey

Pink Pineapple
2 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 oz SKYY Infusions Pineapple
3 slices of fresh pineapple
1 pineapple slice for garnish

Blend all ingredients with ice in a blender for 20 seconds. Garnish with pineapple slice.

Created by Barbi Caruso at Luau in Beverly Hills, California

Smooth Fusion
Blend the following Ingredients:
2 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
2 oz Half & Half
1¼ oz of Simple Syrup
¼ oz Banana
1 Strawberry for Garnish
1 Scoop of Ice (this may vary based on the quality of ice)

Pour into wine glass and rim with pink sugar (dip glass rim in grenadine and then rim granulated sugar). Place a strawberry on the rim of the glass and serve.

Created by Derwayne Chesterman in San Diego, California

Blend the following ingredients:
1 Scoop of Ice
1 oz White Rum
3 oz Pina Colada Mix
1 Wedge of Pineapple (no skin) or1 oz of Pineapple Juice

In a frozen Hurricane glass, pour a dash of blended ingredients into the bottom of the glass and then add an ounce of X-Rated Fusion.
Pour more of the blended cocktail to halfway up the glass and add: 1oz X Rated Fusion.
Top off the glass with the rest of the blended cocktail.
The effect should be a swirl of pink throughout the glass.

Created by Derwayne Chesterman in San Diego, California

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like high-res images of any of these blended drinks!

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