Thursday, February 27, 2014

Red Carpet

It's Oscars time! While my stylist finalizes what I'll be wearing on the red carpet, I'm working on what I'll be drinking. I have my priorities! 
Blood oranges are still in season and this is the perfect time for it - the color of it alone oozes luxury. 
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1/2 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur
1/2 oz Lillet rose
1/2 oz blood orange juice
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a long stemmed glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel.

I wonder will this outdo the Vesper from last year? Been topping the most popular since it was shaken a year ago. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day

It's snow day number a trillion and hundredity-six in this part of the world and it was definitely time to shake up something cool and refreshing, spring like even! After infusing the tequila I did the same with some fine Russian vodka (purchased especially to sip while watching the activities in Sochi)  and left that in the fridge for a few days. I then made some simple syrup with  lemon peel. I strained the peel from the vodka (tasted great!) and made this:
2oz Meyer lemon infused vodka
1oz Meyer lemon simple syrup
1oz fresh Meyer lemon juice
White of one egg
Mix all the ingredients with ice in shaker and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of Meyer lemon - what else!
Here's to spring!