6.15.2011

SUMMER COCKTAILS



Here are some of my fav summer cocktails and a few new ones I'm dying to try!


Pimm's Cup
1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
lemonade (or ginger ale or lemon-lime soda)
lemon slices
cucumber slices
(optional: orange slice, fresh borage and/or mint leaves, apple slices, strawberry)


Lillet Sin
2 ounces Lillet blanc (white Lillet)
4 ice cubes
2 tbs crushed ice (I omitted this)
3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
1 wedge lime
1 thin slice fresh ginger
1 tsp "sugar cane" (I used plain granulated sugar)
Tonic water or Perrier (I used 
club soda - and was actually wondering if that was what was meant by "tonic water.")

Le Petit Hibou
2 ounces Pinot Blanc or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
  • 2 ounces apple juice
Crimean Cocktail
2 ounces dry white wine
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Scofflaw
1 1/4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Dash angostura orange bitters
  • 1 lemon twist
The Derby
1 1/2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 ounce Bénédictine D.O.M.
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • (i also like to add fresh squeezed lime)

The Last Word
3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur

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