Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Spring Apparent

Wanted something sophisticated but refreshing to sip on the porch on a fine spring evening. This fit the bill soooo well. I tweaked the Apparent recipe in The Ultimate Cocktail Book and replaced the Dubonnet with Lillet blanc. There's a new bottle chilling in our fridge for the upcoming season, taking my own advice about always having a bottle on hand.

Equal measure of a dry gin and Lillet blanc, and a dash of pastis - or maybe a little more - I like pastis! Shake with ice and pour into chilled glass with lemon twist.

More spring please.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

We make cocktails to match flowers for Mother's Day round these parts. It will be all the rage next year.

     1 1/2 oz tequila blanco
     1/2 oz Campari
     1/2 oz sweet vermouth
     1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
     2 dashes of rhubarb bitters
     Orange for garnish

Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with an orange wheel.

Now sit back and wait for someone to cook you dinner.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Rhubarb Bitters

We may not have been posting here regularly but rest assured it doesn't mean we haven't been sipping a tippling away (research you know!). I've also been experimenting with more bitters starting with rhubarb and I based it on Maggie's Rhubarb Bitters from Bitters. Took a few weeks but all good things come to those who wait.