28 July 2010

Glow in the City: Glow Girl Cocktails

Recently, I had a chance to attend Tales of the Cocktail, an international acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. I tried many fabulous cocktails and wanted to share a few Glow Girl approved cocktails for you to try!

GREY GOOSE® La Poire Wandering Poet
Created by Nick Mautone
1½ part GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavored Vodka
1 part sake
1 part lychee puree
1 part lime juice
½ part simple syrup
1 strip pickled ginger
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Present with mint leaves or lychee nuts.

The Commute
1 1/2 parts Absolut Brooklyn
2 Dashes Pernod Absinthe
1/4 Part Lime Juice
1/2 Part Benedictine
1/4 Part Pear Nectar
1/4 Prt Honey Syrup
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients together, except bitters.
Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass. Dash bitters on top
& garnish with lemon twist.

Executive Lady
2 oz Oxley Gin
1 oz Lemon
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Creme de peche
1/2 oz egg white
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker,
shake and double strain into a martini glass

Hotel Nacionale Speciale
Apaded rom the Hotel Nacionale, Havana, Cuba
1 1/2 oz rum ( white or aged )
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Gum Syrup
1/2 oz apricot brandy
Shake vigorously and strain into a
chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

Black Paloma
1 1/2 parts Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
1 1/2 parts Kahlua
3/4 parts Lime
1/2 parts fresh Grapefruit juice
2 dashes of Bitters
Pinch Salt
Top with Club Soda

Caribbean Punch
1.5 oz Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Rum
3/4 oz ginger - clove syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz Dos Maderas PX Rum float
Build in Collins glass. Garnish with
grapefruit segment and a cherry

The St - Germain Cocktail
2 parts Brut Champagne
Dry Sparkling Wine
1 1/2 St - Germain
2 parts Club Soda

Delores Park Swizzle
1 oz Amontillado Sherry
1 oz Tequila
¾ oz Ginger Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz Velvet Falernum
Top with 4 dashes aromatic Bitters
Garnish lavishly with mint
Serve over crushed ice


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