Summertime Cocktail

Friday, July 9th, 2010

In response to many requests, here is our friend John’s version of a cocktail he has named “Summertime”.

2 oz fresh watermelon     1 1/2 oz bourbon     3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur     2 dashes Fee Bros. rhubarb bitters

Muddle watermelon in a mixing glass or shaker until it is crushed and juicy.  Add the remaining ingredients and ice; shake vigorously.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (we used heavier martini style glasses since they had to go in the freezer). Strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a wedge of watermelon.

(Adapted from “The Murricane” from the Anchor, as published in the NYT 2/1/2009)   Enjoy!

Vintage Cocktail: Aviation

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Our friend John has many hobbies and interests.  He is a world traveler, history buff, and cocktail aficionado. Recently, John shared the following cocktail with my husband and I at his home.  Both John and his wife are Yale graduates, and the final product was not only delicious, but a beautiful Yale blue.

1/2 ounce gin (London Dry)     1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur

1/2 ounce creme de violettes       1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Fill shaker with ice, add above ingredients.  Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glasses.  Garnish with a lemon twist.  Enjoy!

Lonnie’s Bangkok Cooler

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Providing the correct welcome drink is an important start to the perfect party.  We in the C & C Club take great pride in doing exhaustive personal research in this endeavor.

On Thai night our host demonstrated his talent as a mixologist.  Here is his recipe for  a Bangkok Cooler.

*1 ounce light rum     *1/4 ounce Creme de Menthe     *1/2 ounce lime juice

*1/2 ounce grenadine     *2 ounces of pineapple juice

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with cracked ice cubes.  Add above ingredients and shake well.  Pour unstrained into a tall glass.  Garnish with a cherry and umbrella, if available.

Bangkok is Thailand’s hottest city, both in temperature and in nightlife.  Try this delicious cocktail soon.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

This drink recipe is provided courtesy of our friends. It was served on Caribbean night at their home.

Per the Doctor:  This little Painkiller was concocted at a little place called the Soggy Dollar Bar (because there’s no dock and you have to swim in) on the beach at deserted White Bay on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.

4 parts pineapple juice, 1 part cream of coconut, 1 part orange juice, 3 or 4 parts good dark rum.  Blend all together and serve on the rocks with a generous amount of fresh nutmeg.  Enjoy!