Wednesday, April 13, 2022

7th Annual Masters Champions Dinner and Featuring The Augusta Azalea Cocktail


It's spring and around here that only means one thing (other than relentless snow blizzards)'s golf season and time for The Masters and Champions Dinner.

This is our 7th year hosting the annual event.  If you're new here to this site my husband is an avid golf fan and add to that I love to host themed dinners.  This adds up to the Champions Dinner every year.

Each Masters winner must host a dinner for prior Champions every year during Masters week before the official tournament begins.

This year Hideki Matsuyama hosted a phenomenal dinner as a tribute to his Japanese heritage.  I wait and wait for the big dinner menu to be revealed then it's off to the final planning stages.  

Each couple is assigned a course from the dinner menu.  As hosts, we always take the main dish and take care of all the set up and details...including everyone's commemorative, personalized menu place card.

This year since our lower level is finally complete, we were blessed to have the inaugural event in our new Dining Grotto, which was just so much fun to share with everyone.

As always, the original Masters Champions Dinner portrait makes its return appearance front and center in the new bar area.

Speaking of bars...this Azalea Cocktail is by far my absolute new favorite libation!  I will be enjoying these all summer long.  I hope you enjoy them too.

Augusta's Azalea Cocktail

5 ounces lemonade, fresh-squeezed
1/2 ounce Grenadine
1-1/2 ounces Vodka
1 Maraschino cherry, garnish
1 slice orange, garnish
dried rose petals, optional

Place martini glasses in freezer one hour before serving time.

Combine the lemonade, grenadine, and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Give it a really good shake!

Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with Maraschino cherry and a slice of orange.  Add a couple tiny dried pink rose petals for floating on top.


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