Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Friday! Short and Chic! The Original Cocktail!

Frosted glasses with long stems conjure up images of  passion, mystery and cool. These drinks are short and chic, they are the epitome of the word "cocktail"
These are originals.....enjoy




Negroni




Stinger ...before Prohibition

11/2 fl oz brandy
3/4 fl oz white cremem de menthe.
Stir the brandy and Creme de Menthe together and pour into a well chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a stirrer





















Negroni...early twentieth century created by Count Camillo Negroni a Florentine nobleman

Ice Cubes
1 fl oz Campari
1 fl oz sweet red Vermouth
1 fl oz Gin
twist of orange, to decorate
Half Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin, and shake well. Strain into a well chilled cocktail glass and serve with a twist of orange.
























White Lady.....Shaken and strained by Happy McElhone at Ciro's Club off London Haymarket in 1919.

Ice cubes
2 fl oz gin
1 fl oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 fl oz Cointreau
Wedge or twist of lemon to serve

Put half a dozen ice cubes in a cocktail shaker; add the gin, lemon juice and Cointreau; and shake vigorously. Strain into a well chilled cocktail glass and serve with a wedge or twist of lemon.






















Sidecar


Golden Cadillac.......gorgeous golden hue

 1 fl oz White Creme de Cacao
1 fl oz Galliano
1 fl oz light cream
Ice Cubes
Pour the Creme de cacao, Galliano and cream into a cocktail shaker; add 4 or 5 cubes; and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.






















Sidecar - created at the end of WW1 but legendary barman, Harry McElhone, for one of the regulars who frequented his New York Bar in Paris

Ice Cubes
2 fl oz brandy
1 fl oz Cointreau
1 fl oz freshly squeezed orange juice
Twist of orange
Half hill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and pour in the brandy, Cointreau and lemon juice. Shake had and strain into a well chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with a twist of orange.

























Between The Sheets......the heady days of 1930s America, bartenders vied with each other to keep their customers coming back for more....



1 fl oz white rum
1 fl oz brandy
1 fl oz Cointreau or triple sec
1 fl oz lemon juice
Twist of lemon zest
Put the rum, brandy, Cointreau or Triple Sec, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve decorate with a twist of lemon zest.























White Lady



Have a fantastic weekend!!


This post is
Dedicated to my sister Bev, hope you get better soon!!



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