Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prickly Pear Cooler

This is the first "Audition" for baby shower drinks that I can put in a punchbowl/pitcher.  The original recipe we saw used blood orange bitters. They stole the recipe from someone that used St Germain, so we tried both. Aperol was the closest thing I had to blood orange bitters and it was definitely the favorite of the official tasting commitee.

8 oz Vinho Verde (a slightly fizzy white wine)
3/4 oz Prickly Pear Syrup
1/2 oz Aperol or St Germain

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plum Whiskey Smash

To celebrate Mad Men on Netflix Instant!
1/2 plum
2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
Muddle, shake with ice, strain over crushed ice and add three dashes bitters.