Its hot out there so refresh with an icy #americano
1.5 oz Contratto Vermouth Rosso 1 oz Contratto Bitter Top with club soda Build ingredients in Collins glass; add ice and stir briefly. Top with club soda and garnish with a long orange twist #relaxitspoundridge #skurnikcocktails #contrattobitter #contrattovermouth #wineconnex #poundridgeny #newcanaanct #katonahny #bedfordny #ridgefieldct ...
Simply delicious, fun, unique #passetoutgrain #ballotmillot 2014 Zippy, great acid, fresh cut roses, hint of smoked bacon, refreshing on the palate. Perfect match to grilled salmon. 80% #gamay 20% #pinotnoir #deliciouswine ...
#summercocktails tip from Justin Briggs, beloved Master of Booze @skurnikwines #bastilleday #pastilleday CHEERS!
A no-brainer is a Stinger -- a classic much beloved by the Vanderbilts and WWI fighter pilots.
1.5 oz brandy (the classic is with Cognac, but I recommend Armagnac or even Lustau Brandy) .5 oz Giffard Menthe Pastille
This is one of those rare drinks that are all spirits, no citrus, yet should be shaken. The mint essence opens up more aromatically. Serve up.
I also love a Pastille Daiquiri:
2 oz Rum 1 oz lime .75 oz simple syrup .25 oz Menthe Pastille
Shake and serve up, garnished with a lime wheel
Classically, Menthe Pastille was once most consumed as a frappe: simply mixed with crushed ice and a straw. This is actually shockingly refreshing on a hot summer day; and no harm in topping it with some aged rum, bourbon or absinthe...
Finally, I love to include a barspoon of Menthe Pastille in my sours often. It brings an indescribable third dimension to a shaken cocktail. For example,
Madam George 1.5 oz Medley Bros Bourbon .75 oz Giffard Apricot .5 oz lime barspoon Menthe Pastille 2 dashes orange bitters
shake with vigor, then serve up; garnish with a rosemary sprig. ...