2 for 1: Torani Frozen Daiquiri

So, a few months back I was starting to make and review enough drinks for another blended cocktails week, but things got in the way and I ended up with only a couple daiquiris and a bunch of banana drinks (banana cocktail coming next post). Around that same time I also picked up a number of the Torani flavor syrups to supplement flavors in the bar. Among the few I got 2 of them created very unique and interesting variations on the traditional frozen Daiquiri. For these recipes I used the traditional Daiquiri recipe, but replaced the simple syrup with one of the Tornai Syrups, and of course blended with a handful of ice.

Frozen Strawberry Torani Daiquiri
Taste Profile: Equal parts sweet and sour. Tastes like concentrated springtime!

Frozen Green Apple Torani Daiquiri
Taste Profile: Strong candy flavor. Sweeter than what you’d expect from a Sour Apple Pucker. Tangy and sour.

Red berry goodness!

Red berry goodness!

 

Green Machine!

Green Machine

Coconut Fizz Mocktail (Variation)

Well thanks to a trip to the doctors I’m on meds this week and can’t have alcohol, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. Today comes a drink so good it doesn’t even need a spirit. In fact this might just become a standard drink on the menu (which needs an update actually). The original recipe for this drink calls for coconut sorbet or gelato, and raspberry syrup, however I don’t have any of those so this drink needed a slight variation and I get the feeling I improved on what was already there. The drink starts frothy and sweet as the pink color and foamy top might suggest. It moves to a berry and ginger flavor on the mid palette, then finishes with a spicy ginger fizz. This is a great drink all around, easily a 8-9/10. So if you have the original recipe’s ingredients or you happen to try this variation, let me know how it went.

Coconut Fizz Mocktail (Variation)

2 oz Coconut Cream Syrup (Original recipe 1/2 cup gelato or 2 oz Thai Coconut Milk)
2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Strawberry Syrup (Raspberry)
1 oz Flat Ginger Ale
3-4 oz Ginger Beer
Lime Wedge

Shake Coconut Syrup, Strawberry Syrup, and Lime Juice with ice. Strain into an iced tumbler (or highball) glass. Squeeze lime wedge over the drink and drop it in.

coconut fizz variation mocktail

“Screw alcohol when you’ve got ginger!”

 

Strawberry Shortcake

So I’ve been running a bit behind schedule what with Christmas coming up and everything, so sorry about missing last week and being late this week. That being said here’s a new original cocktail for those looking for something sweet this week.

Strawberry Shortcake

¾ oz cake vodka
½ oz vanilla vodka
½ oz strawberry syrup
2-3 oz heavy cream

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

SS Cocktail

~ Optional Garnish with crumbled vanilla wafer

Strawberry Fields Forever

So I was at the grocery store recently (well more than recently since it’s my job to be there), and I was looking around at the Torani flavoring syrups. Which as it turns out are essentially flavored simple syrup. So after looking at the seasonal choices of Peppermint, Gingerbread, and Pumpkin I found myself picking up “Strawberry.” Coming home I thought of a few ideas for strawberry flavored drinks. One of which I still need to work on is called the “Strawberry Shortcake.” However today we have my first test of the syrup that I call “Strawberry Fields”

¾ oz Strawberry Flavoring Syrup
Splash of Watermelon Pucker
1 ½ oz Gold Rum

Combine ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into petite cocktail glass.

Strawberry drink 1

…I’m going to Strawberry Fields.