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How to Make Curaçao Raspberry Dream Cocktails: Memorial Day Recipes

Curaçao Raspberry Dream Cocktails are the perfect addition to your festivities for Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day is, for many, the very first big occasion of the year to get outside in the sunshine, spark the grill up & invite people over for some food & fun.

Since you might wish to serve at least one adult beverage for your get-together that adheres to the red, white & blue theme, how about trying this recipe for Curaçao Raspberry Dream Cocktails.

This cocktail is also perfect for the 4th of July!

Curaçao Raspberry Dream Cocktails:

What is Curaçao liqueur?

  • blue curacaoIt’s made from the dried peel of laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao, which is its own country.
  • The dried peel intensifies & brings out the sweet & fragrant oils of this orange-like fruit.
  • The peel is soaked in alcohol for a few days, then removed only to add some spices & flavors that give this orange-flavored beverage its distinct flavor – sweet with underlying notes of bitterness.
  • Naturally clear in color, blue or orange colors are added to enhance the “tropical feel” this liqueur lends to tasty cocktails the world over.

What is Chambord liqueur?

  • Chambord Liqueur - cookingwithkimberly.comMade of red & black raspberries, vanilla from Madagascar & XO cognac, this liqueur has an intense raspberry flavor.
  • It’s a more expensive liqueur & wonderful to add to high end beverages, desserts & sauces alike.
  • It in made in France & was inspired by a liqueur King Louis XIV had been served during his visit to Château de Chambord in the 17th century.

Type: Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 min
Yield: 1 cocktail – adjust amounts as necessary

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Lenox Tuscany Classic Beverage Pitcher - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comUsing a lemon wedge to moisten the edges of your glasses, dip the rims of your cocktail glasses into a shallow dish containing very finely shredded coconut. Set aside for a few minutes to dry.
  2. In a pitcher, combine 1 shot of Blue Curaçao, 1/2 shot of Chambord and 1/8 – 1/4 cup soda or ginger ale per cocktail.
  3. Stir cocktail mixture and pour into glasses, being sure not to touch the rims of the glasses.
  4. Drop 3 or 4 raspberries into each drink and serve.

raspberriesIf you like, you can use your cocktail shaker to shake this cocktail over ice before serving, or it’s tasty served over ice too.

Satisfy your adult urges on Memorial Day with these Curaçao Raspberry Dream Cocktails!


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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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