Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Classic Cocktails

Classic cocktails are enjoying a resurgence. I think that with all that is going on in the economy and the world, it is nice to have something safe and familiar to always turn to here. I grew to love them after I started reading the Phryne Fisher mysteries, as that classic lady's magnificent Mr. Butler keeps her thirst well at bay!

Here a few that you might give a try:

White Lady Cocktail

2 oz gin
2 oz Cointreau
1 oz lemon juice

Mix all ingredients, shake over cracked ice and pour into a cocktail glass. I am a fan of the White Lady. I will say however, to make a great classic drink, you need to magical touch of a talented mixologist or bartender!

Tom Collins

4 oz gin
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp fine sugar
6 oz club soda

Combine first three ingrediants in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Add club soda and stir.

Whiskey Sour

4 oz whiskey
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp sugar

Mix and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Try it straight up or on the rocks.

4 oz brandy
1 1/3 oz white crème de menthe

Stir well and pour into glass.

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