Cocktail tip: Use a French press

Blues Berry Press / Hard Rock Cafe
Blues Berry Press / Hard Rock Cafe

Even a major restaurant chain with locations around the world appreciates a good kitchen hack. Hard Rock Cafe figured out that if you put booze and fruit in a French press and then press it tableside, it both creates a refreshing summer cocktail and makes you look cool.

Pour yourself a glass and leave the rest in the press, so the drink becomes even juicier for the next round.


At Hard Rock, order one of these:

Tropical Pineapple Press: Fresh pineapple chunks and lemon pressed together with Bacardi Mango Fusion Rum, Finest Call Mango Puree and housemade lemonade.

Watermelon Wave Press: Bacardi Dragonberry Rum, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Finest Call Watermelon Puree, housemade lemonade, fresh lemon and strawberries.

Blues Berry Press: Bacardi Wolfberry Rum, homemade lemonade, fresh blueberries, blueberry puree and lemon.

 

Entertaining guests this summer? Make a French press cocktail at home with Hard Rock Cafe’s simple recipe:

Blues Berry Press

Ingredients:

3 Lemon wedges
8 Blueberries
1 oz. Blueberry puree
3 oz. Bacardi Wolfberry Rum
7 oz. Lemonade
7 oz. Lemon-lime soda

Directions:

1. Add fruit and puree to the French press.
2. Lightly muddle the fruit in the bottom of the press before adding liquid ingredients.
3. Add all remaining ingredients. Insert depressor and lid.
4. Slowly press depressor to the bottom of French press to incorporate the fruit.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

60 artists to fill shipping containers with work…

Starting Thursday, 63 industrial shipping containers will fill Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 5 for Photoville 2014. The free exhibition was founded three and a…

Local

New York City agencies to provide healthcare, legal…

Child migrants who have recently arrived in New York City and are going through deportation hearings will now have access to services from multiple agencies,…

International

Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, sparks looting

Hurricane Odile injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands and smashed shops open to looters in the popular tourist area of Baja, Mexico.

National

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million…

By Lehar Maan(Reuters) - Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million…

Television

'Outlander' recap: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Garrison…

Whipping, punching, kicking and a marriage contract. "Outlander" is not for the faint of heart this week with "The Garrison Commander."

The Word

The Word: Hey girl, it's a girl for…

It's a girl for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a daughter last Friday, according to Us Weekly. The super-private couple managed to…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 16: 'New Girl,'…

Check out the season premiere of "New Girl," as Jess competes with Jessica Biel for a guy's attentions.

Movies

Newsflash: Corey Stoll still not a man

In director Shaun Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," Corey Stoll stars as the oldest of four adult children (the others are played by…

NFL

Tom Coughlin says Giants 'beat themselves' against Cardinals

Head coach Tom Coughlin, who had a day to cool off and reflect, still sounded like he had a gnawing feeling in his gut.

NFL

Marty Mornhinweg accepts blame for Jets timeout fiasco

Jets fans looking for a scapegoat for Sunday’s timeout fiasco found a willing party on Monday: Marty Mornhinweg.

NFL

3 things we learned in Jets loss to…

The wheels came off for the Jets, who gave up 21 unanswered points after a brilliant first 20 minutes in a 31-24 loss at the Packers.

NFL

Victor Cruz catches case of the drops in…

The Giants dropped a tough, 25-14, decision to the undermanned Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. And drop was the operative word of the day,…

Style

Rachel Zoe: New York Fashion Week Spring 15

Rachel Zoe goes 'Glam bohemia' for Spring.

Food

Where to find SweeTango apples

Introduced in 2009, SweeTango — a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar — is a sweet apple with plenty of crunch.

Style

London Fashion Week recap

London Fashion week gets in on the action with politics, heritage and summertime living.

Food

Padma Lakshmi's recipe for green mango curry

Padma Lakshmi shares her recipe for green mango curry in UNICEF's new book, "UNICHEF."