Saturday, January 9, 2010

Summer Drinks in the Winter Time

As you can tell it's a Friday night and I am bored. I'd be out at the bars embarrassing myself but I'm trying to conserve my money after the holidays. Not only that, I figure it‘s winter. It's cold. It's windy as hell. Do as the animals do. Hibernate – or stay in your habitat and experiment with some cocktails at the very least.

I saw a post on the blog
A Thirsty Spirit about a summer drink called Please Don't Go (Summer). The picture in the blog was enticing enough to make me try it. It turned out to be very refreshing. Definitely worth a revisit after the snow has finally melted away, the trees are green again and it gets so hot your balls stick to your leg. No? Not you? Just me? Ok let's see the cocktail.

Please Don’t Go (Summer)

- 2 oz Gin (I used Seagram’s primarily b/c it’s the only gin I have. I'd like to experiment with Hendricks next time)

- 1 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

- 5 1 inch squares of cantaloupe

- Juice of 1/2 a lime

- A pinch of salt

- Club soda

Cut a slice of the cantaloupe into 1 inch squares and place them into a tall glass.

Add juice from ½ a lime. Add a pinch of salt. Muddle the ingredients.

Add ice. Cover the glass with a shaker (or pour contents into a shaker). Shake.

Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Top the drink off with club soda.


1 comment:

  1. UPDATE: I served this to a friend of mine at Tonic this weekend and he loved it. Of course, he's the type of guy who'd find it hard to drink a great Negroni. But one of the things about bartending being able to make drinks that fit anyone's palate. I was pleased to see that my friend couldn't stop drinking them.