I wanted to share a couple fun cocktail ideas with you today from an event I designed this past December for a client that always hosts “white themed” holiday parties. This year they wanted to do a “Delano hotel inspired” theme, which I of course LOVED since the Delano has a great contemporary vibe!
For the signature cocktails, we went with a Miami Mojito – served up in a chilled martini glass instead of the traditional ice-filled tumbler – and a White Cosmo – featuring white cranberry juice in lieu of the traditional red.
Full Recipes Below...
MIAMI MOJITO MARTINI
3 oz Light Rum
2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
Add mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint with a spoon. Add rum. Fill shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves.
1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz vodka (or 2 oz for a stronger cocktail)
2 oz white cranberry juice
Pour all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
P.S. Click here to check out the photo album from this party on the HWTM Facebook Page, which also includes some fabulous, Miami-inspired floral designs by Carissa from JL Designs.