The Coastal Star 2 ounces Van Gogh North 44 huckleberry vodka 1/2 ounce curaçao 2 ounces Kennesaw Natural Lemonade ice cubes sugar for rimming glass lemon wheel for garnish Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; pour into martini glass rimmed with white sugar. Serve with a lemon wheel or wedge. Tim Bauer of Delray Beach’s Falcon House suggests two coolers packed with a punch. A Cayman Lemonade is actually made with 7-Up and gin. The Falcon Lemonade is fresh lemonade and a berry-flavored vodka.
Cayman Lemonade 1.5 ounces gin splash of Triple Sec splash of peach schnapps equal parts to fill glass: cranberry juice 7-Up soda lemon wheel to garnish Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Serve in a tall cooler glass over ice with a lemon wheel garnish. Falcon Lemonade 2 to 3 lemon wedges ½ teaspoon granulated sugar 1.5 ounces Van Gogh North 44 acai-blueberry vodka splash of club soda mint sprig to garnish Muddle the lemons with sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add cubed ice and vodka. Shake well. Pour over ice in a cooler glass and finish with splash of club soda. Garnish with mint sprig. The Banana Boat, directly on the water, has a number of chill-down drinks. Here’s their mango-flavored bay breeze. There are three simple ingredients — easy enough for any amateur.
Mango Bay Breeze 1-1/4 ounces mango schnapps Equal parts: Pineapple juice Cranberry juice Shake ingredients together with ice in cocktail shaker. Serve in a rocks glass with cubed ice and a cube of fresh mango or pineapple to garnish. Martinis are the bar’s top sellers at Callaro’s Prime Steakhouse in Manalapan — it’s a steakhouse thing. But the bar there features a number of summery drinks that go beyond shaken or stirred. Check out the creamy, complex Fantasy Island. Callaro’s Fantasy Island Equal measures of: Crème d’ banana Galliano liqueur Amaretto Di Saranno liqueur Bailey’s Irish Cream Coconut rum Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and pour over ice in a cocktail glass. At the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, bar manager Danny Hooker pours up a slice of pie in a glass with the Key lime martini. Have crushed graham crackers on hand. Key Lime House signature Key lime martini 1.5 ounces vanilla vodka 1 ounce Keke Beach Key lime liqueur 1 ounce pina colada mix (bottled or homemade) 1 ounce fresh orange juice splash of fresh lime juice crushed graham crackers for rimming glass lime wheel for garnish Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; pour into a martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Serve with a lime wheel. Jan Norris is a local food writer. Read her blog at www.jannorris.com or E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.