If you’re planning a summer wedding or event, make sure your feature cocktail is something sweet and refreshing. At West Belmont Place, the Black Olive is the perfect spot for wedding guests who want to keep the night going (check out the Black Olive’s summer cocktail menu). Adam Hughes, our talented mixologist and Bar Outlet manager shared two recipes from the summer cocktail menu. Enjoy them at your wedding!
Classic popsicle flavor in a drink… vanilla and orange vodka shaken up with orange juice and a splash of cream.
- 1 ounces vanilla Vodka
- ½ ounces orange vodka
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Splash of cream
- 1 slice orange for garnish
Pour vanilla vodka into a 4 ounce glass over ice. Fill glass with orange juice, top of the drink with a splash of cream and garnish with the orange wedge.
Strawberry-Basil High Ball
Fresh strawberries muddled together with simple syrup and basil right from our garden mixed up with Gin and served on ice.
- 1 strawberry
- 2 fresh basil leaves from our garden
- Splash simple syrup
- ice cubes
- 2 fluid ounces gin
- 1 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3 fluid ounces sprite
Place the strawberry basil leaves, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker, and mash well with a cocktail muddler. Add half of the ice to the cocktail shaker, and place the rest into a tall glass. Pour in the gin and lemon juice, cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the chilled glass over the ice, top with the sprite, and stir to serve.
Sip and enjoy! Check out some of our other Wedding Cocktail Hour recipes.