French Martini

The Martini en francais

from Alicia McEwen, MS

1 oz vodka
1 oz raspberry liqueur
2 oz fresh pineapple juice

This was served at the December 08 Cocktail Experience.  A girly drink yes, but this went over well with some very manly men I drank it with.  It’s sooo 1990s, but who cares.  They’s good…especially in the summer time on a deck about 6:30 with a setting sun.

Vodka Martini

Vodka Martini

from Howard McEwen, CFA

2 oz Vodka

1 oz Dry (French) Vermouth

1 Olive

Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

We served this at the December 08 Cocktail Experience.  Trust be told – I can’t stand this.  Gin Martini even less.  There doesn’t seem to be much complexity.  I just love my brown liquors.  Our bottle of Vodka stays chilled and mostly full in our freezer.

Pomegranate Manhattan

Pomegranate Manhattan

from Alicia McEwen, MS

1.5 oz Bourbon

1.5 oz Pomegranate juice

1 teaspoon cherry syrup

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake well. Garnish with three cherries.

Served at the November 08 Cocktail Experience.  This is our traditional bedtime cocktail.  Easy to make.  Helps you sleep.  Good for digestion.  And the pomegranate is a cancer fighter so I guess you can call it a health drink.

Classic Manhattan

Classic Manhattan

from Howard McEwen, CFA

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Sweet (Italian) Vermouth sometimes listed as Rosso

1 teaspoon cherry syrup

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake well. Garnish with a cherry.

When you’ve had a hard day at work and need a jolt to knock you out a bad track, this easy to sip-hard not to gulp cocktail will do the trick.  Limit one please if you’re driving.  This was served at the November 08 Cocktail Experience.

The Marty Jack aka The Jack Rose

Here’s the recipe for the Marty Jack made to our personal tastes:

1 ½ oz Laird’s Apple Jack
¾ 1:1 Simple Syrup
¼ oz Authentic Grenadine
2 tsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Shake well, serve in a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a thin slice of Golden Delicious apple (no granny smiths please) and a maraschino cherry.

This will be served at my March Cocktail Experience.  I prefer brown liquors over clear.  Alicia commented that the Jack Rose seems to be a combination of the two.  She’s right.