The perfect cocktail

martini.jpgLets face it girls, we all deserve a drink from time to time. Though, with children at home, we cannot quickly slip on our heels and head down to the nearest bar.  But sometimes a little something to celebrate the end of a long week on a Friday night is an absolute necessity!

Not just any old drink, but something that tickles the taste buds and makes you feel like there is more to life than snot.

I am a very partial to a well made mojito. Then again…. a perfectly mixed martini is hard to beat! Here are some of the best classic cocktail recipes I have seen in a long time, but if you have any to recommend — I would love to hear! I am always up for a new experience when it comes to cocktails!

– Emilie


Comments (3)

May 20, 2009

Everyonce in a while my husband, The Wine Guy goes Mojito – The Not So Secret Recipe using his favorite Dutch bitters follows:

For one 12 oz glass:

1/4 cup Havana Club Rum
2 splashes of Dutch “Authentique Angostura” Ooievaar Bitters (or any bitters)
Juice from 1.5 to 2 limes
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves washed and dried
2 – 3 tsp sugar 10 oz bottle of Tonic Water already cold
Crushed Ice

In a mortar & pestle, combine lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Press the mint leaves considerably to extract as much flavor as possible. Let set for 30 min to allow flavors to mix. Pour into a clear tall glass, and then pour in rum and splash of bitters. Add very cold tonic water until glass ¾ full, stir very well then add crushed ice. Put a slice of lime and mint sprig on each glass and serve on a silver tray!

May 20, 2009

“The Tuba”
Perfect Summer Drink:

Mount Gay Rum
Splash of orange juice
Wedge of lime

Very refreshing! Make to your taste…

May 25, 2009

Thanks for this! I love a cocktail as much as the next overstretched mum at the end of the day. But almost more than that, I love fresh lemonade:) A taste of summer (and so difficult to find here) even if the British weather doesn’t always cooperate .

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