Monday, January 25, 2010

Smoky Magarita: Classic concoction goes low-glycemic

Half of the United States' population is worried about diabetes and heart disease, but is unwilling to miss out cocktail fun. To ensure an equal distribution of good times, Night and Day productions would like to unveil a low-glycemic Margarita recipe that is fresh, innovative, and delicious!

Smoky Magarita
Makes 2 drinks


3 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon
smoked paprika,* divided
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons agave nectar
2 ounces tequila

1.Mix sea salt and 1 tablespoon of the smoked paprika on a small plate. Wet outside rims of margarita or other beverage glasses with lime wedge. Dip glasses into sea salt mixture to coat.

2.Fill cocktail shaker with 2 cups of ice. Add lime juice, agave nectar, tequila and remaining 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika; shake until well mixed and chilled. Immediately pour into prepared glasses.

Can be paired with a mexican dinner or enjoyed a la carte.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January= Citrus Cocktail Extravaganza

January is the month of citrus. All of your favorite citrus fruits are bursting with sweet/tart flavor and asking to be grabbed up as you walk through the produce section. Night and Dsy Productions is jumping on the citrus train and transporting two delicious citrus-infused cocktail creations. Delish!

The Big O

If you are inspired enough, juice multiple types of oranges for a taste explosion.

1 ounce orange vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
2 ounces blood orange juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
Large dash of orange bitters
Large dash of Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass

The Pink Panther


2 fresh mint sprigs
1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) citrus-flavored tequila
1/2 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice
About 1/3 cup sparkling pink lemonade
Garnish: 1 mint sprig


In a cocktail shaker, combine mint sprigs with tequila and crush with the back of a spoon. Add grapefruit juice and strain into tall glass three-fourths full of ice cubes. Top off drink with sparkling pink lemonade and garnish with mint sprig

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Twist on Traditional Football-Watching Refreshments

With football season in full-swing and heading towards the Super Bowl, I am guessing that beer-drinking routine may need some innovation. Welcome to the snakebite.

12 oz. Spiced Rum or Blackcurrent cordial
24oz Hard Cider: I suggest Wyder's Rsspberry Cider
24oz ALe Beer: Samuel Adams or Firestone Double Barrel Ale

1. Shake rum/cordial & ice together
2. Pour into a pilsner glass
3. Add hard cider & ale

Sit Back and Enjoy the Game ;)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Celebrate Isaac Newton with the Mad Newton Martini

With today being Isaac Newton's Birthday, Night and Day Productions has created a special martini that celebrates one of science's most important forefathers. Newton was a pioneer in the studies of gravity, chemistry, calculus, and astronomy. He is an almost mythological figure that is widely known for his observations of falling apples in relation to gravity and lesser known for fervent attempts in the field of alchemy. With these factors in mind do enjoy!

The Mad Newton Martini
Serves 1

2 oz citrus vodka
1/2 oz Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1/2 oz Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 Splash of Bacardi 151 Rum


Combine the citrus Vodka, Apple Pucker schnapps, Orange Liqueur and Lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, and shake well.

Strain and pour in a martini glass.

Splash 151 Rum on top and light on fire. Wait till extinguished to drink.

Optional: Garnish with Lemon Peel