This post was a bit of a challenge to put together, since this week has been particularly busy. It’s been the second to last week of courses, and as well as planning ‘Friendsgiving’ there were lots of meetings to attend, talks I wanted to attend, and reading I had do.
I found this cocktail in the recent issue of Wallpaper, and it looked so pretty that I just had to try it. I don’t use a lot of cointreau, so I wasn’t sure how I much I would like the end result, but it turned out to be really nice. It has a sherberty, slightly medicinal taste. The combination of the lemon, orange, and gin make itfestive and fresh, while the egg-white, if you decide to use it, will add a bit of texture, making it thicker and smoother.
• 1/2 oz cointreau
• 2oz gin
• 2/4oz fresh lemon juice
• 1 egg white (optional)
- Add ingredients to a shaker with ice
- Shake thoroughly and strain into a cocktail glass
- Garnish with a lemon peel and serve
Something about this drink just screams winter to me, whether its the name or the colour. it makes me think of snowy days, and frost covered trees. Let me know if you try it, and what you think in the comments!
Next week’s cocktail will be another festive one, using a common holiday ingredient, combined with some bourbon, for a delicious result.