Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Signature Cocktails - Your Retro Home by retrotrend

Everyone should have a signature cocktail. This is mine.

Mrs. Robinson (AKA the Suzi Quatro)

The recipe:
1/2 oz. of lemon juice
up to 1/4 oz. of Campari
3 oz. Plymouth gin
tonic (or diet, if you prefer)

Swirl lemon juice and Campari in glass. Top with gin. Add a few ice cubes and a splash of tonic. Imbibe.
Optional garnishes include berries, lemon peel, a wedge of squeezed lime, or anything else you can think up.

Signature cocktails are great for everyday enjoyment, but even more fun for parties and holidays.
Be it eggnog based, a punch or a mulled cider, festive drinks help set the mood. Champagne (or Prosecco) is a wonderful place to start, adding a bit of fruit juice and a cluster of berries can turn normal bubbly into a fabulous aperitif.

Perhaps a James bond?
one sugar cube
dashes Angostura bitters
1 oz vodka
Saturate sugar cube in champange flute with bitters, pour in vodka and fill with champgne.

Or a Ritz?
3/4 oz. orange juice
3/4 oz. cognac
1/4 oz. Cointreau
Shake first three ingredients in shaker over ice. Strain into a champagne flute, carefully fill with champagne.

What is your go- to cocktail, and why?

1 comment:

  1. It is nice to have a go to cocktail! Mine is Sapphire gin and tonic and or any cocktail with St. Germain!



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