Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Metropolitan

This sophisticated cocktail for city slickers shares it's name,But not it's ingredients,With an equally urbane classic from the past.


lemon wedge
1 tbsp superfine sugar
1/2 measure vodka or lemon vodka
1/2 measure creme de framboise or other raspberry liqueur
1/2 measure cranberry juice
1/2 measure orange juice
cranberries to decorate
1) Rub the outside of the rim with lemon wedge and dip it into fine sugar to frost. set aside.
2) Put ice and all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake till chilled.
30 Strain into the prepared glass and decorate with cranberries.

Cheers !

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Harvey Wall-banger

Lets hear it for Harvey ! Wall-banger that is... Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone.
Here's a retro cocktail blast from my past.
~The Harvey Wall-banger~
one ounce vodka
four ounces orange juice
...1/2 ounce of Galliano
Pour vodka and orange juice into a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir, and then float the Galiano over the top. ”Floating” is also known as “layering” and works like this: pour Galliano into the drink over the back of a bar spoon so as to keep it at the top on its own separate layer (so obviously don’t stir the drink once the Galliano is present). It will remain separate from the rest of the drink because of the difference in density and sugar content.

Bottoms up !