5 O’ Clock Friday: Summer Cocktails from Canard, Inc.!

Planning soirees for everyone from Valentino to Target might prove to be taxing for anyone else, but for the brilliant minds at Canard, Inc. it’s just another day at the office.  But what would a party be without a fabulous cocktail?  With that being said, not only is the New York catering company creating one-of-a-kind events but also one-of-a-kind drinks serve at their shin-digs.   No worries, if you haven’t been invited to one of their parties, we have the next best thing, three of their very best summer cocktails.  Enjoy!

Jalapeno-Spiced SangriaSummertime Jalapeno-Spiced Sangria
In a pitcher combine and stir:

1 bottle of white wine, such as Riesling, Albarino, Chablis, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc
4oz tequila
1Ž4 cup sugar
1-2 sliced jalapeño peppers
2 sliced plums
1 sliced peach
1 lemon (sliced)
1 lime (sliced)
4-5 whole cherries, pitted
3-4 cilantro twigs

Top with club soda, or for those with a sweeter tooth, try ginger ale or champagne.

Golden StateGolden State
1.5 oz of Vodka
1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower cordial
2 oz of fresh white grapefruit juice
1 oz of chilled ginger beer
Grapefruit twist garnish 





Hibiscus CoolerHibiscus Cooler
8 ounces of Vodka
2 - cups boiling water
1/2 - cup dried organic hibiscus flowers
3/4 -cup organic sugar
1/4 -cup freshly squeezed organic lime juice
4 -cups chilled water

In a medium bowl, pour the boiling water over the flowers and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a pitcher and discard the flowers. Stir in the sugar and lime juice, add the water, add the vodka – stir again and serve the cooler over ice.