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Medal-Worthy Cocktails

July 27, 2012 By: Alissa Ponchione


Watching some of the best athletes in the world is admirable, but doing it with a gold-medal worthy drink in hand makes the games even more enjoyable. The Olympics don’t come around every day, or even every year, so acknowledging the event by creating Olympic cocktails that show patriotism and a love of all things Olympics is a must. As athletes prepare for their events, prepare your cocktail menu by creating cocktails that are a testament to your establishment's greatness.

 

illy Gold
Courtesy of illy issimo.

1 can of illy issimo Latte Macchiato
10 fresh raspberries
White chocolate sauce
2 oz. rum

Put 2 cups of ice in blender. Add one can of illy issimo Latte Macchiato, 10 fresh raspberries and white chocolate Sauce. Blend for 45 seconds until smooth. 

 


 

TY KU Olympic Torch
Courtesy of TY KU.

2 oz. TY KU coconut Nigori
1 oz. Kahlua
1 ½ oz. cream
1 oz. Bacardi 151

Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Over bar spoon, pour cream to float on top (approximately 1 ½ oz.). Over cream float Bacardi 151 (approximately 1 oz.) Light Bacardi 151 with a match. As flame burns sprinkle some cinnamon onto the flame. Clap hands over flame to put it out. Give stir and serve.

 


 

Early Riser
Courtesy of Ron Abuelo Anejo.

1 ½ oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo
½ oz. Jumbie Coconut Splash
1 oz. fresh mango juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
Maraschino cherries and orange slices, for garnish.

Pour ingredients into an iced filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange slices.

 


 

Red, White and Blue Shooter
Created by Oliver Streckeisen.

½ oz. grenadine
2/3 oz. Molinari Sambuca Extra
1/3 oz. blue curaçao
1/3 oz. Van Gogh Blue Triple Wheat Vodka

Build ingredients in order in shot glass.

 


 

Gold Medal
Courtesy of Wild Turkey.

2 oz. Wild Turkey 101

4 oz. limeade

3 mint leaves, muddled

1 sprig of mint leaves, for garnish

Muddle mint with ice in a tumbler, pour in Wild Turkey 101 and limeade and shake. Strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with lime and a sprig of mint leaves.

 


SKYY Infusions Yankee Doodle
Courtesy of SKYY Infusions.

1 ½ oz .SKYY Infusions Grape

1tsp. raw sugar

4 slices fresh peeled ginger

5 large green grapes

Top with soda
Raspberries and blueberries, for garnish

Muddle grapes, ginger, and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with raspberries and blueberries.

 


 

Cold-ing Ceremony
Courtesy of Iceberg Vodka.

1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1 shot very strong coffee
1 oz. Dooley’s Liquor
1 tsp. vanilla simple syrup

In a shaker with ice, shake until frothy and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with fresh cocoa and crushed chocolate espresso beans, if desired.

 


 

The Phelps Dive
Courtesy of The 40/40 Club

1 oz blue berry vodka
1/2 oz vanilla vodka
Splash sprite
1/2 oz blue Curacao
Martini glass
Cherry garnish
Sugar rim 

Shake vigorously with ice in a tumbler and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with sugar and a cherry, if desired.


 

Team USA Martini
Courtesy of The 40/40 Club

Layered cocktail
1/2 oz grenadine
1 1/2 oz Godiva white choc
1/2 oz blueberry vodka, vanilla vodka, blue Curacao shaken. 

Build ingredients in order into martini glass.


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