April 04, 2013

Moscato Cocktail

Each cooking class at Braise begins with a cocktail and appetizer.  I recently attended a pastry class and I loved the cocktail that was served, which was a combination of Rehorst vodka, peach liqueur and moscato.

I tried various combinations of those ingredients until I found the perfect proportions, while also discovering that the addition of lime juice is fantastic.

Once I had the right ratio, I combined all the ingredients, then poured the mixture into a glass bottle and waited for Chris to get home, so we could enjoy cocktail hour together :)

I think cocktails served in glass bottles would be ideal for a party, and this particular cocktail is light and refreshing which is perfect for spring!

In addition to getting glass bottles, I also recommend a silicone ice cube tray to make large ice cubes which won't water down cocktails as quickly...or maybe your party guests drink alcohol full tilt so that's not an issue :)

My cocktail making kit includes -
  • Tovolo Ice Cube Trays - love these because it's really easy to get the large square ice cubes out.
  • Double Jigger - recently picked one up at Target for a $1 on clearance and it's super handy when making a cocktail with multiple ingredients.
  • Sonoma Horizon Old-Fashioned Glasses - perfect for cocktails and a great price thanks to my Kohl's discount :)
  • Amco Lemon Squeezer - made lime squeezing for the recipe really easy and I now prefer using a citrus press instead of my little juicer from Pampered Chef.
  • Tablecraft Zester/Peeler - I was shocked at how easy it is to peel lemons with this tool and it worked really well on oranges too.  Round #2 of drinks this week were garnished with twists of lemon peels.
Moscato Cocktail

Ingredients (1 cocktail)
  • 3 oz moscato
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz peach liqueur
  • juice from half of a lime
  • Fill cocktail glass with ice, then add all ingredients, stir and serve.
  • Add a garnish, if desired.
Recipe adapted from: Braise Restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  1. Can't wsit to try this! That cocktail was one of my favorites by far :-)

  2. Sounds delicious for summer - thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Sounds flippin fantastic ....I'm so thirsty... :)

  4. This looks amazing! Normally, I'm not a lime fan, but with the moscato and the peach flavor, maybe it wouldn't be so noticeable.

  5. Maybe when The.Boy and I live together we'll have to incorporate more cocktails into our life! These are such fun flavors!

  6. Your lemon peels are gorgeous. A spring cocktail sounds so appealing now!

  7. I'm almost willing to fly to Milwaukee to drink said cocktail on your patio with you and the boys :)