Is there anything more provocative than a woman who can stir the perfect Vesper or appropriately utilized every Italian Amari on the back bar?
Welcome to my cocktail corner. My favorite cocktails and the stories behind them. you are in for a treat. Cheers!
Crafted in 1920's London, this elegant libation was made off-the-cuff for a bar regular requesting a drink with "a bit of punch in it."
Hence forth came the Hanky Panky. My first date with this refined elixir would come later during my college days in New York. Late nights at the Raine's Law room, but approached by men just a tad too old to ever tell my parents about.
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And for Pete's sake do not shake this cocktail.
1.5 ounces Gin
1.5 ounces sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fernet-Branca
Garnish with Orange essence and peel
Combine Gin, vermouth and fernet-branch into a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir until chill and serve in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
Before this I bet most of you assumed I was a 'gin gal.' Well let me set the record straight here and break that stereotype. I have been known to sip tequila neat or a peaty Isla Scotch with the best of them! Let it be known that I am a woman with a discerning palate and an insatiable thirst for exploration. The story of my first encounter with this vibrant beauty bares no exception.
My love for a Paper Plane cocktail began as other great love story starts, a summer night at a lively cocktail bar.
A few highlights of this story, jean shorts, a dip in the Jordan River and drinking Goldstars early into the morning.
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.75 ounces Rye Whiskey (I like Michter's)
.75 ounces Amaro Nonino
.75 ounces Aperol
.75 ounces Lemon Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and add ice. Shake until cold and double-strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with either a mini paper plane, or a more practical orange peel.
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