Safety First Party Ideas!

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It’s officially summer and we looked around for some creative ideas for you to show your Nursing colleagues, family and friends at a cookout or party. Perhaps you're planning a graduation party for a Nursing student. Whatever event you’re planning or attending, these fun recipes are sure to impress any time of year -- enjoy!
If you have some of your own recipes, please share them in the comments section below. Happy Summer! 
 

Drinks

Have Murse-y Margarita
1 oz. creme de banana
1 oz. gold tequila
1/2 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/4 mashed banana
Apply lemon juice to the rim of a frosted double-cocktail glass and dip into caster sugar. Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the ingredients and blend briefly. Serve with a lemon juice-dipped slice of banana.

Nightingale Old Fashioned
mix 2 oz bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup
2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
one orange slice, ice, and one maraschino cherry.  

The Night Shifter
1 oz. After Shock Fizzy Orange
1 oz. Sambuca liquor over ice.
Then, top off your glass with chilled Red Bull. 

Gin and Colonic 
6 mint leaves
1/4 lime, sliced
1 1/2 oz gin
and one tablespoon sugar to a shaker and muddle.
Then, add 4 or 5 cucumber slices to the shaker and shake vigorously. Finally, pour the mixture over a glass containing 4 ounces of tonic water and a few ice cubes. Stir, let sit for a few minutes.

Code Brown
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. Whiskey

Hematoma
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. tomato juice
Juice of 1/2 limes
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 dashes Tabasco sauce
salt and pepper
1 lime wedge
Add vodka, juices and sauces to a shaker with ice, adding salt and pepper to taste. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice cubes into a highball glass and garnish with lime wedge.

The End-of-Shift Report (aka Irish Coffee)
1½ oz. Irish whiskey
1 tsp. brown sugar
6 oz. hot coffee
Heavy cream
Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix.

Desserts

Frosted and sprinkle cookies. Idea from www.iheartsprinklescookies.com

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Pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate with frosting details. Idea from Pinterest

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Brain cupcakes! Idea from blog.wantsandwishesdesign.com

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Jello shot syringes. Idea from Pinterest

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Cookie bandaids! Idea from partysupplies.art-spring.net

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If you have any recipes you would like to share, please comment below!

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