Chartreuse Gin Daisy

 

I found this cocktail recipe on F&W  – it called for yellow Chartreuse, which I did not have so I used green Chartreuse instead. The perfect cocktail for the first day of spring.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 oz London dry gin
  • 1/4 oz Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz agave nectar

  • Dash of orange bitters

Ice

  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish


Combine in a cocktails shaker. Shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry.

Serves 1

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Casino Cocktail

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I love this cocktail – a little sweet a little tart and perfect for a Saturday Night.

Ingredients:
1 (1-by-3-inch) strip orange peel
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Lemon and orange twists, for garnish

Twist the strip of orange peel to release the aromatic oils, and place in a cocktail shaker. Add all remaining ingredients except the lemon and orange twists and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a m

Champagne Jello Shots

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It’s NYE so I thought is would do something fun, and what is more fun than jello and champagne??

Ingredients:
10 oz plus 5oz champagne
1 TBSP sugar
3 envelopes Knox plain gelatin
Turbonado sugar

directions:
Place 10 oz of the champagne and sugar in a sauce pan and then sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften for about 2 minutes.

Place saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in remaining 5 oz of champagne and stir to combine.

Pour mixture into a loaf pan and chill for at least an hour.

To release Jello, dip the pan into warm water and use a knife along the sides to gently release the Jello. Use a sharp knife to cut squares. Before serving, dip the tops in the sugar and serve with a festive toothpick.

Martinique Cocktail

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In honor of Bastille Day I’m breaking out my favorite liqueur St-Germain – Vive La France! This one comes from Chow.com with a change – I was out of limes so I used meyer lemon instead. Its perfect for a hot summer day, come on what says summer more than rum?

Ingredients:
4 oz elderflower liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz light rum
Ice

Combine in a shaker. Add ice, shake and serve!

Makes 1.

Sparkling Tarragon Gin-ade

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This recipe was inspired by Bon Appetite, I made a few changes to suit our tastes. This is the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day – the tarragon and Elder liquor are great together.

Ingredients:
10 large springs tarragon
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 TBSP sugar
1 c gin
1/4 c st germain
1/2 c lemon juice
12 oz sparkling water

In a pitcher add tarragon, lemon slices, lemon juice and sugar – muddle the heck out of it. Add the gin and st germain, muddle more. Allow to seep for an hour or more, muddling when you think about it. Just before serving add the speaking water.

Serve over ice with tarragon and a few lemon slices.