Championship Martini

Championship Martini

Enjoy watching some of the world’s best golfers starting next Thursday at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in beautiful Kohler, Wisconsin. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at The American Club Resort last month. This destination has so much to offer including incredible golf, spa, outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, trap shooting, archery and more. At the spa for women, don’t miss the two new spa treatments Bamboo Bliss and Magnificent Wrap. For men, the Rain Man and Woodsmen Massage. The American Club has outstanding restaurants with inventive food. Be sure to enjoy dinner at the Immigrant room (more upscale) and Horse & Plow (more casual) as well as Sunday brunch at the Wisconsin Room. Try this Championship Martini recipe to toast this amazing tournament. This cocktail recipe combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cranberry, making it the perfect summer cocktail. The cocktail is available at the Whistling Straits Clubhouse Restaurant and Pub for $13 leading up to and following the much anticipated tournament.

Whistling Straights

Also, for the foodies out there, The Kohler Food & Wine Experience is set to delight thousands of culinary enthusiasts and wine devotees at Destination Kohler on October 22-25, 2015. Tickets are available starting today for the four-day festival and are online and by phone at 866-243-8548. Now in its 15th year, the event has a celebrated history of showcasing notable chefs and renowned winemakers hosting interactive demonstrations, fascinating seminars, exclusive tastings, celebrity dinners and evening galas.

 

Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Since it’s officially Fall, I wanted share a cocktail recipe using Voga Italian Wine, featuring autumn flavors. This Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini is fabulous this time of year to celebrate the season, perfect for parties or cocktails with friends. You can serve this as a cocktail with appetizers or even for dessert. If you are looking for other fall cocktail pairings, just think about seasonal ingredients. I love gin with pears and apples, bourbon with quince, honey with just about anything and experiment with herbs such as sage, rosemary, thyme and cranberries.

Salted Caramel Coffee Martini

Guess what saturday is? It’s National Caramel Day! In honor of this yummy day, I thought I would share this super simple Salted Caramel Coffee Martini recipe. It uses, RealBeanz, founded in Brooklyn, New York which is a ready-to-drink gourmet iced coffee company combining premium-brewed beans and reduced-fat milk with functional ingredients such as vitamins and herbs. Each variety aims to satisfy health-conscious consumers without the extra calories while helping to enhance their lifestyles. You can find it at Whole Foods. All you need is these 5 ingredients, and you’re ready to go! Happy weekend! 🙂

Mother’s Day Light Cocktails: Relaxing Spatini

Happy Mother’s Day! Can a cocktail really be light? Check out this Relaxing Spatini recipe made with Smirnoff Sorbet Light which is only 78 calories per 1.5 ounce serving. This is perfect for those moms that are looking for a fun, tasty cocktail that’s waistline-friendly, below please find two recipes to mix up at home using Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon and Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate starting with the Relaxing Spatini (above) and Leading Lady (below). Also, check out these really cool glasses that would be great to serve these fun drinks in at Shopbot.ca. These make great gifts too!

For the Leading Lady cocktail, combine  1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate, 2 oz. Diet ginger ale, 1 oz. Cranberry juice.  Garnish: Lime wheel and/or raspberry. Prepare in a highball glass over ice, squeeze in lime and stir. Garnish with lime wheel and/or raspberry.