Miami Beach Polo returns to the sands, and once again that means great cocktails will also be part of the fun.
Grey Goose is the official spirit of choice for the beach polo crowd this year (they used to share the bill with Bombay Sapphire), and the following quartet of drinks will be featured in the VIP tents from April 21-24.
If you can't get into those tents, try making some of these drinks at home, toss them into your cooler, head to the beach and watch the polo matches from the sands and sip your cocktail - just like those folks under the viewing tents.
(In clockwise order, beginning with the top left image).
THE GREY GOOSE Le Citron Back Shot
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.
Garnish with 2 grapes on an olive pick.
The GREY GOOSE Le Citron Safety
In a cocktail shaker combine 2 cucumber slices with mint and sugar and muddle well.
Add the GREY GOOSE Le Citron and lemon juice and muddle well.
Add ice and shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
Strain into the martini glass and float a cucumber slice on top.
(Tip: Try substituting rosemary or cilantro for the mint to create a savory aperitif cocktail.)
THE GREY GOOSE L’ORANGE TROT
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients except club soda.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Top with club soda and garnish with long swirl of orange.
THE GREY GOOSE PONY GOAL
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously, and strain into a rocks glass rimmed with sugar and filled with crushed ice.
Present with mint leaves, dried pears or lemon confit.
(Tip: Blood oranges are generally more tart than traditional oranges. If you substitute Florida or navel oranges, you may want to hold back a touch on the simple syrup.)