The Carmel Cooler is a local favorite, developed by Rio Grill bartender Eddie Banaszek.
101 Crossroads Blvd.
1-1/2 oz. Belvedere vodka
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
Splash of Rose's Lime Juice
Splash of soda
Splash of 7-Up
Fill a chimney glass with ice. Combine vodka and pineapple juice in a shaker and mix gently. Pour into the glass and top with splash of Rose's Lime Juice, 7 UP and soda. Garnish with orange and cherry butterfly.
Washington Red Apple
Created by Nenito Fajilan, bartender at Pacific's Edge Restaurant at Highlands Inn in Carmel.
Highlands Inn, Carmel
Carmel, CA 93923
1-1/2 oz. Crown Royal
1-1/2 oz. Apple Pucker
1 oz. cranberry juice
Powdered apple cider mix
Garnish the rim of a martini glass with powdered apple cider mix. Pour Crown Royal, Apple Pucker and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into glass.
Created by Nenito Fajilan, bartender at Pacific's Edge Restaurant at Highlands Inn in Carmel. Nenito doesn't drink himself, but has a way with flavors that wins raves from his regulars.
The French twist comes from champagne and Chambord, an intensely flavored raspberry liqueur.
- 1-1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 1/2 oz. Chambord liqueur
- 1 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine
- 1 oz pineapple juice
Combine vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice in a martini shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and add the wine. Garnish with raspberries.