Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems


As I mentioned in my post on cocktails from Pinterest, social media websites are some of the best places to both share and discover cocktail recipes with a large scale population of people.

The third installment of my Cocktails on Social Media posts unearths some mixology gems that I’ve found while perusing Facebook recipe pages; this social media platform is the perfect place for people to share with the world their most yummy mixed drinks.

I’ve summed up for you my favourite findings from this particular cocktail search below.

All recipes are taken directly from the pages mentioned in the article. You’ll definitely love these eight cocktails found on Facebook!

Tipsy Bartender’s Blue Candy Bowl

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • 2 oz curacao
  • Blue moon ice cream
  • A splash of a blue non-alcoholic drink
  • ?Your favorite blue candies
  • 2 Popsicles
  • Mini Kinky blue bottle

Method

  • Rim fishbowl glass with a crushed blue candy
  • Pour ice cream, blue drink, and curacao into a blender and mix thoroughly
  • Layer different blue candies in the glass while pouring in the drink mixture
  • Turn the mini Kinky blue bottle upside down into the drink for garnish and an extra kick of alcohol

Credit: Tipsy Bartender.

Tasty’s Blackberry Tequila Punch

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • 12 oz blackberries
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 4 limes
  • 4 mint sprigs (plus extra for garnish)
  • 24 oz ginger beer
  • 24 oz club soda

Method

  • Crush blackberries in a large punch bowl
  • Pour in Tequila
  • Cut limes into pinwheels before adding into the mix
  • Throw in springs of mint and stir lightly
  • Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Add in ginger beer and club soda, then stir once again
  • Pour into highball glasses and garnish with mint sprigs placed on the rim of the glass, if desired

Credit: Tasty.

Awesome Cuisine’s Tamarind Margarita

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4½ cups water
  • Wet tamarind, cubed
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime slices (to garnish)

Method

  • Mix the sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then leave to cool
  • In another saucepan combine the remaining water and the tamarind cubes until simmering
  • Remove and reserve for two hours until the tamarind is really soft
  • Transfer to a sieve with a bowl underneath and reserve the soaking liquid
  • Press the pulp through the sieve, using the back of a wooden spoon, into a different bowl
  • There should be 1 cup of the pulp; if not top up with the reserved soaking liquid
  • Blend half the ice cubes, lime juice, tamarind pulp and sugar syrup until slushy
  • Pour equal amounts into martini glasses
  • Repeat with the Cointreau, tequila and remaining ice, lime juice, tamarind pulp and sugar syrup, and top up
  • Garnish with lime slices

Credit: Awesome Cuisine.

Incredible Recipes’s Beach Breeze Vodka Cocktail

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • Organic cranberry juice
  • ½ organic lime, juiced
  • 2 oz Citron vodka
  • Organic lime slices

Method

  • Fill a large glass with ice
  • Pour 2 ounces of Citron Vodka into another glass
  • Next, add the cranberry juice
  • Then add the fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Add the lime slices to the glass
  • Shake the liquid well by covering the glass with another glass or using a cocktail shaker
  • Pour the cocktail over ice and garnish with a lime slice

Credit: Incredible Recipes.

David’s Cocktails’s Emerald Martini

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz gin
  • ½ oz green crème de menthe liqueur
  • 4 dashes bitters

Method

  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Credit: David’s Cocktails.

Fast Drink Recipes’ Rum Swizzle

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 1½ oz dark rum
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Generous dash Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz seltzer

Method

  • In rocks glass filled with crushed ice, combine ingredients, adding seltzer last
  • Use swizzle stick to gently blend, rolling it between palms of your hands

Credit: Fast Drink Recipes.

Best Cocktails Recipes’s Prickly Pear Lemon Drop

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • 3 prickly pears
  • 2 oz limoncello
  • 2 oz citrus vodka
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz prickly pear purée
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Method

  • Cut both ends off the pear; when you look at the cut you made you will see a ring of lighter pink around the fuchsia center of the fruit’s flesh
  • With a paring knife, cut lengthwise down into the fruit just until the knife reaches the fuchsia center – about ¼”, then use your fingers to pull the skin away from the flesh
  • Cut the flesh into rough chunks, load them into a small food processor, and purée until it’s as smooth as possible
  • Dump the puree into a fine mesh sieve set over a large liquid measuring cup, stirring the purée with a spoon to push it through the sieve
  • Discard the seeds and, if you want a very clarified and pulp-free puree, keep straining to remove more and more pulp (this can be made a few days in advance or even frozen)
  • For one cocktail, add all of the liquids to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously
  • Pour into a martini glass and garnish with the curls or slices, if desired
  • For six, pour all of the liquids into a large pitcher, stir to combine and stash in the fridge or freezer until your ready to serve
  • Shake the cocktails individually (5½ oz per cocktail), straining into each martini glass

Credit: Best Cocktail Recipes.

Betty Crocker’s Blood-Red Sangria Cocktail

Connecting With Cocktails: Facebook’s Mixology Gems

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
  • 1 cup dark sweet cherries, stemmed, pitted and halved
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • Strips of orange peel from 1 medium orange (orange part only)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 tsps tablespoons citron vodka
  • 2 tsps clear orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 2 tsps sangria simple syrup, chilled
  • 1 dark cherry on a cocktail pick

Method For Simple Syrup

  • In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix sangria simple syrup ingredients
  • Heat to boiling over medium heat
  • Simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes
  • Strain mixture through fine mesh strainer; discard solids
  • Cover and chill sangria syrup until ready to use

Method For Drink

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add vodka and orange liqueur to cocktail shaker; cover and shake
  • Strain into martini glass
  • Drizzle sangria syrup into cocktail in glass
  • Garnish with cherry

Credit: Betty Crocker.

Have you found any great recipe pages on Facebook that you’d like to share with everyone?

Do you post your own delicious creations on social media?

Be sure to share the photos of your Cocktail Creations with us on Instagram or Twitter!

Which was your favourite Facebook drink recipe discovery from today’s article? Let us know.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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