cocktail time

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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On what seems to be the first real spring day in New York, AVENUEinsider couldn’t help but daydream of sipping a refreshing cocktail on the beach-or a rooftop-or anywhere for that matter. Instead, since it’s 4pm on a Tuesday, we’ll just talk about them…

Stoli is the signature sponsor and the official vodka of the The Tribeca Film Festival (not to mention our personal #1 drink o’ choice. Stoli Blueberi and soda, to be exact). The brand hosts four official after-screening parties: The Good Doctor on April 22, Jesus Henry Christ on April 23, Love Hate Love tonight, April 26, and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy on April 29.

To make your own cocktails, the lovely folks at Stoli gave AVENUEinsider the recipes. We personally just love the cheeky names (and obviously a good glass of vodka never hurt).


Stoli O Cameo
1 ½ parts Stoli Ohranj
3-4 strawberries
½ part lime juice
½ part simple syrup
Ginger beer
Muddle the strawberries and add the remaining ingredients except ginger beer.  Shake all ingredients and strain into a highball. Top with ginger beer.  Garnish with strawberry

Stoli Blue York
2 parts Stoli Blueberi
¾ part mango puree
¼ part lemon
½ part simple syrup
Shake all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass.  Garnish with apple slice

Stoli Lights, Camera, Applik!
2 parts Stoli Gala Applik
1 part black peppercorn simple syrup*
½ part fresh lemon juice
Shake all ingredients except tonic and strain into a highball. Top with tonic. Garnish with a lemon twist and strawberry
*Note: Heat 20 black peppercorns with 1 to 1 cups of water and sugar. Strain peppercorns for simple syrup.

Stoli Papa-raz-i
2 parts Stoli Razberi
8 blueberries
6 mint leaves
1 part simple syrup
¾ part lime juice
Muddle the blueberries with the mint. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist

Stoli Silver Screen
2 parts Stoli
4 chunks of honeydew melon
1 part simple syrup
¾ part fresh lime juice
Muddle the honeydew. Add remaining ingredients and shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist

So, if you aren’t attending any of the sponsored Festival events and if you get an itch to make any of these drinks for not a group of friends, but yourself at 4pm-like we have today- remember, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere…

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