Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gastronomista x SKYY Vodka Pool Party!

I'm so excited to *finally* share some of the photos from the party I hosted with SKYY Vodka last week!  It was a magical night - and I am eternally grateful to everyone who came out to support me.  Thank you.

This summer has been brutal in New York, and what a treat it was to hang out at the Sixty LES pool all night sipping on frozen fruity cocktails, all Gastronomista creations!! 

I know you're dying for the recipes, so here they are:

Frozen Strawberry Hibiscus Lemonade
Created by Gastronomista

2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 oz Frozen Strawberries
2 oz Mint Simple Syrup
2 oz Hibiscus Tea
1 oz SKYY Infusions Strawberry Vodka

Blend with ice and pour into a lowball glass.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon wheel.

Green Tea Pear Punch
Created by Gastronomista

Makes 6 cocktails

4 Cups Water
4 Green Tea Bags
1-1/2 C Pear Juice
1 Cup Mint Simple Syrup
1 Cup Sparking Water
1/4 Cup Pear Brandy
1 Cup SKYY Infusions Pear Vodka

Boil the water in a small pot.  Let cool for just a few moments, and then add the green tea bags.  Steep for 5 minutes or so depending on your preference, then remove the tea bags and discard.

In another pot boil 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar until the sugar is dissolved.  Turn off the heat, and add a handful of fresh mint.  Let steep for 10 minutes, then remove the mint leaves and discard.  Transfer to a non-reactive glass bottle for chilling.

In a large pitcher mix all the ingredients together and stir.  Serve into individual glasses and garnish with a festive straw.

Grilled Pineapple Chi Chi
Created by Gastronomista

2 Chunks Grilled Pineapple
1/2 oz Creamed Coconut
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
4 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka
4 Dashes Memphis BBQ Bitters

Blend with ice and pour into a highball glass.  Garnish with a pineapple slice and a fresh orchid.

Guests even got to go home with a goodie bag packed with recipe cards, SKYY sunnies, custom Skyy Straws, and a pretty sweet beach bag. 

Big thanks to SKYY Vodka for supporting Gastronomista and throwing this party in my honor - it was such a fun night! 

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