There’s nothing I like more than a refreshing cocktail – so many bars are popping up in NYC that push the boundaries with their drink menus. I love a bar or lounge with a detailed cocktail menu that mixes unusual ingredients and takes some risks. Some of my faves in NYC are Apothoke, Pegu Club, and Little Branch – not only are their cocktail menus unique and exciting, the wait staff and bartenders are all attitude-free and welcoming. The technical term for the crop of bartenders who treat their creations like delicious science experiments is “mixologists” – I personally think the term is a bit overused and has become a marketing ploy, but the workers at the bars I’ve mentioned above are definitely much more than simple pour-and-serve bartenders.
This brings us to the first in the series of “Cocktail Creation” posts that I’ll be doing. I absolutely love coming up with my own delicious science experiments. I am, by no means, a mixologist – I don’t measure anything, and I don’t do any advance research. I just throw things together that I like and hope for the best.
So, without further adieu – THE SUMMER CHILLER -
1. SHAKE these up in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
-2 shots of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
-2 shots of Vodka (I’ve been on a Svedka kick lately)
2. POUR over ice and ADD some sparkling water
3. SCOOP some of your favorite lemon sorbet on top
4. SQUEEZE some lemon juice into the drink
5. GO OUTSIDE into the sun and DRINK