Summer Cocktails at a Banquet Hall

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Fresh Peach Bellini

This recipe is from Inna Garten which was featured on the show Barefoot Contessa in the Welcome Back Breakfast epicode on Food Network.

Ingredients: 2 ripe peaches, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon jiuce 1 teaspoon Place the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in the bowl of food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve and discard the peach solids in the sieve. Place 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into each Champagne glass and fill with cold prosecco. Serve immediately.


Watermellon Martinis

This recipe is from the Bobby Flay show Throwdown, episode cocktails on the Food Network.


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

5 cups watermelon, seeds removed

2 tablespoons    lemon juice

1 1/4 cups vodka

2 ounces melon liqueur, optional

8 lemon twists, for garnish


Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool.

In a  food processor, puree the watermelon flesh. Add a little of the sugar syrup to sweeten, to taste. Pour the pureed watermelon into 2 empty ice cube trays and freeze for at least 4 hours.

In a blender combine the frozen watermelon cubes, more simple syrup, to taste, lemon juice and vodka, melon liqueur and blend until smooth. Pour into 8 frozen martini glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.


Tropical Temptations

This recipe is fromm Sandra Lee show Semie-Homemade Cooking, episode Feisty Fiest on the Food Network


  • 1 shot tequila (recommended: Jose Cuervo)
  • 1 shot pineapple juice
  • Splash lemon juice
  • 1/2 shot grenadine syrup
  • Club soda
  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish
  • Ice, for serving

Pour tequila, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and grenadine into a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with pineapple wedge.





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