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Ra Sushi's Summer Cocktail Recipes

RA Sushi has created three refreshing summer cocktails that pair perfectly with their sushi for a delicious cool meal when the heat index soars through the roof.

The cocktails are created with south Florida in mind and include a coconut mojito, key lime martini and an orange dreamsicle. These tropical libations are $8 each and available at RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines and Palm Beach Gardens through September 5th.

If you're an amateur bartender, impress your friends by making them at home with the following recipes:

Orange Dreamsicle

 1.5 oz. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

2 oz. orange juice

1 oz. lemon-lime soda

1 oz. soda

.25 oz. cream of coconut

Squeeze 1 lemon slice Orange slice and whipped cream for garnish

Preparation: Combine with ice and shake all ingredients except for soda. Pour into iced glass and top with soda, garnish with an orange slice and whipped cream.

Coconut Mojito

Squeeze of half a lime

6 mint leaves

1 oz. Ciroc Coconut Vodka

.5 oz. coconut rum

1 oz. pineapple juice

.25 oz. cream of coconut

Splash of soda

Sprig of mint and lime wedge for garnish

Preparation: Muddle mint leaves. Combine with ice and shake all ingredients, except for soda. Pour into iced glass and top with splash of soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.

Key Lime Martini

Squeeze of half a lime

1 oz. Ciroc Coconut Vodka

1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

.5 oz. pineapple juice

.25 oz. cream of coconut

Crushed graham cracker, whipped cream, and lime slice for garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients with ice, shake and strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with crushed graham cracker. Top with whipped cream and a slice of lime.

 

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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