2014 Recipe File: Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer making it the most common type of cancer found in women. This disease is also the second leading cause of death of women.

Breast cancer is a serious illness amongst women and any type of recognition about the cause is helpful. Help raise awareness this month at your bar by serving pink cocktails. Also consider donating a portion of your profits to breast cancer research to help stop this killer!

Novarian Sunset
Created by Brian MacGregor

1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Maple Syrup
½ oz. Egg White
¾ oz. Lemon Juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake.  Add ice and shake again.  Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with twist of lemon or orange.

Novarian Sunset

Strawberry Cure
Created by Sweet Revenge

1 oz. Sweet Revenge
2 oz. club soda
Splash of lemon juice

Serve on the rocks. Optional sugar on the rim and lemon wheel for garnish

Stawberry Cure by Sweet Revenge

Pink Wink
Created by SKYY

1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Citrus
1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
¾ oz. Pineapple
1 strawberry

Combine ingredients in shaker. Pour over ice, garnish with strawberry.

Pink Wink with SKYY Vodka

Prosecco Augusta
Created by MARTINI

1½ oz. MARTINI Rosso vermouth (chilled)
1 oz. pomegranate juice
4 oz. MARTINI Prosecco

Combine first 2 ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with MARTINI Prosecco. Garnish with pomegranate seeds to float on top.

Prosecco Augusta with MARTINI

Cotton Candy Cosmo
Created by X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

½ oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ½ oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
Small Tuft (about 1/2 oz) Pink Cotton Candy

Place cotton candy in a martini glass. Pour other contents in the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.  Pour over the cotton candy.

Cotton Candy Cosmo with SkYY

Malibu Spiced Melon
Created by Malibu Rum

1 ½ oz. Malibu Island Spiced
4 oz. cut fresh cantaloupe
2 oz. mango juice
1 oz. lemon juice

Add all ingredients to the blender. Add 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass.

Malibu Spiced Melon

Love Punch
Created by Avión Reposado

1 ½ oz. Avión Reposado
¼ oz. Lime Juice
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
¼ oz. Grenadine
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
¾ oz. Pomegranate Juice
1 tsp. All Spice
1 sprig Thyme for garnish

Combine all ingredients into a shaker excluding the all spice. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Sprinkle all spice on top. Garnish with sprig of thyme.

Love Pucnh

Salty Kitten
Created by Shane McKnight

1 ½  oz. SKYY Vodka
½  oz. Campari
2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
½  oz. Honey Simple Syrup
2 oz. Rosé Cava

In an empty shaker glass, pour SKYY Vodka, Campari, Grapefruit Juice and Honey Simple Syrup. Add ice to shaker and shake. Open shaker and add Rosé Cava. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Finish with sliced grapefruit and a pinch of hibiscus and rosemary infused Himalayan Pink Salt.

Salty Kitten